Grand Hotel Parkers
What We Love
- The Jetsetter rate includes breakfast, Neapolitan pastries in the room upon arrival, and a 15 percent discount on food at George's restaurant
- Hillside setting with stunning views of the Bay of Naples
- All rooms feature a balcony
- Classic grande dame interiors with chandeliers, antiques and sculptures
What To Know
- It's a 10-minute metro ride to the city center; the closest station is Amadeo
- The restaurant wine cellar stocks more than 150 labels
- Free WiFi
- A city tax of approximately $5 (€5) per person, per night, will be collected by the hotel at checkout
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Elegant 19th-century grande dame with an impressive wine cellar and a rooftop restaurant overlooking the Bay of Naples
Built in 1870, the Grand Hotel Parker’s is an elegant grande dame with fantastic views of the Bay of Naples from its elevated position in the city’s posh Corso Vittorio Emanuele neighborhood. The classic Italian interiors showcase chandeliers, antiques and sculptures, and the 82 guestrooms feature oak parquet floors and marble bathrooms. Book an Executive Room for a sitting room and free soft drinks. All rooms come with a balcony overlooking the hillside, the courtyard or the sea. The hotel is designed for luxe lounging: There’s a library with more than 700 books (some of which date from the 19th century), a cigar bar that also serves rum and chocolate, and a rooftop restaurant for fancy fine dining and wining (the cellar stocks more than 150 labels). Head to the spa for a massage or an ayurvedic treatment, a spell in the sauna or a workout in the air-conditioned gym.
In the Area
Take one of the city’s funicular trains up the hill of Vómero — they’re easy to use and more fun than negotiating the city’s steep streets on foot. There’s a range of world class museums in Naples, including the Museo Archeologico Nazionale, which houses one of the planet’s most stunning archaeological collections. Sample Neapolitan dishes from authentic 17th-century recipes at La Cantina del Sole, in the Spaccanapoli district. Hydrofoils and ferries provide bay tours and daytrips to the nearby islands of Capri, Procida and Ischia.
How to Get There
Naples isn’t exactly flush with 5 star hotels so the Parker in this context isn’t bad. It’s just not a typical 5 star experience.
Rooms are nice but not really value for money. We paid USD$430 for a nice view room, but pretty basic. Best value was the lovely breakfast included in the rate, served at top floor dining room with expansive views over the bay of Naples. Not sure why Hyatt has its name on this hotel. A total absence of any brand characteristics.
great hotel in a good location.Food and drink were very expensive, our bill was higher than the cost of the trip.
Rooms were excellent and were cleaned every other day.Staff very helpful.
Unfortuntely hotel slightly off the beaten track and a fair walk into Naples,not for the infirm as perched on top of a hill
We really enjoyed our stay at this classy old style old. It is under renovation and I am sure it will be amazing when completed. That said we were upgraded to a junior suit and it was lovely. We had a balcony with a fabulous view over the bay of Naples. We had a mezzanine , so the bedroom was up the stairs, which gave us even more room and a lovely lounge area. It is a little bit away from the centre, but a great walk there and back, and it was nice to come back to in the evening. Staff were lovely and friendly and helpful. Breakfast was good , a good variety. However they did miscalculate one the first day- not enough tables for guests , but rectified immediately . Would recommend a stay at this beautiful old hotel.
The breakfast restaurant on the 6th floor has a stunning view. The same goes for the sea view rooms - the garden view is directly into a wall.
The hotel has been under renovation for many years - and the part that is old is in dire need.
We came back but will not come again. We wanted the hotel because of the view, the first morning we had to eat breakfast downstairs by the lobby- with no view. The staff at the reception are very nice - but that didn’t change the situation. The top restaurant was rented to a party. You should just know that, if you want to pick the hotel because of the view.
If you want to stay in a real luxury hotel, choose another location. Except the staff at the reception desk, nothing was at the expected standard. Even if our room was standard, it was particularly small and dark and with a shower that needs urgent and proper cleaning. You could hear everything from the other rooms and from the corridor as there is no soundproofing. That was exactly the same for our friends staying in another room that had to ask for another one. Breakfast was continental with basic products like orange juice, jam or tea. On top, restaurant staff was disorganized and not proposing enough tables for guests. Confort is not at high end but prices are. At the bar, you need 11 euros for Limoncello or 45 euros for a glass of Krug champagne. So definitively not a 5 stars luxury hotel.