The Best Resorts to Book in Naples, Italy

Youll feel on top of the world when you stay at any of these unforgettable Naples resorts
You'll feel on top of the world when you stay at any of these unforgettable Naples resorts | Courtesy of The Britannique Hotel Naples /
Liza Karsemeijer

This southern Italian city near Mount Vesuvius boasts opulent palazzi, a famed opera house and a staggering array of castles and underground tunnels. Sure, Naples may be known for its fuss-free pizzerias and feisty locals, but it’s also the ultimate city for a luxury hotel experience, with Michelin-star restaurants and lavish spas. Many of these luxury Naples resorts once housed royals and nobility, after all – and today they stand ready to spoil you like a visiting king or queen. Book yours on Culture Trip.

1. The Britannique Naples, Curio Collection by Hilton – for a legendary stay

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Coastal view over Naples from a suite with sofa, armchair, bed and TV at the Britannique Naples, Curio Collection by Hilton
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This luxury resort in Naples has modern style at its core, as one look at the arty interior will confirm. Expect an emphasis on vibrant design and elegant furnishings in rooms ranging from cosy singles to myth-themed suites. It’s worth splashing out on the ‘mbriana suite – named after a spirit of local folklore – to wake up to exceptional sea and city views from its floor-to-ceiling windows. However, the unmistakable star of the show is Macpherson’s, the hotel’s rooftop restaurant, which serves only the freshest Neapolitan cuisine in an al fresco setting. Take it from us, southern Italian pasta and the Naples sunset is a perfect combo.

2. Palazzo Caracciolo Napoli – for a haute couture holiday

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Double bed, chaise longue, armchair and two rugs in a room at Palazzo Caracciolo Napoli
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With over 800 years spent housing noble families, princes and dukes, it’s no wonder this hotel exudes a regal atmosphere. Don’t miss aperitivo hour in the courtyard – the impressive indoor garden regularly becomes the stage of fashion shows and parties, making it a popular local hangout. The suites are outfitted with marble floors and plush beds, but if you long for true relaxation, unwind in the spa with its sauna and hammam, or take a dip in the pool.

3. Romeo Hotel – for rooftop recreations

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Double bed, chair and table in front of mirrored wall in a room with Naples views at Romeo Hotel
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If antique Italian palaces with baroque decor aren’t your style, you’ll be glad to discover this modern, minimalist five-star hotel in Naples with a smooth glass facade, designed by Japanese architectural firm Tange Associates. It features a fashionable rooftop pool bar and 79 luxury rooms overlooking the Gulf of Naples. The suites, clad in Macassar ebony and steel, boast Teuco whirlpool baths and FontanaArte lighting – some even have outdoor Zen gardens, filled with succulents and bonsai. Elsewhere, fans of fine dining will be thrilled to discover the Michelin-star rooftop restaurant.

4. San Francesco al Monte – for living the high life

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Suite at San Francesco al Monte, with sofa, table, two chairs and a double bed through an archway
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Although living like a monk doesn’t sound lavish, this five-star resort proves the tranquil atmosphere of a former monastery can create a feeling of understated luxury. You can visit the impressive chapel, pick out a bottle of wine from the cellar where residents used to store their food, or stroll through the gardens like the friars once did. They might not have been able to step into an outdoor pool with sunbeds overlooking Vesuvius, but you certainly can.

5. Eurostars Hotel Excelsior – for easy excursions

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Double bed, single bed, sofa and armchair in a suite with a balcony possessing coastal views at Eurostars Hotel Excelsior
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Walls clad in silky wallpaper, antique chandeliers hanging from high ceilings, large bathrooms with in-laid marble, bright white sheets in soft cotton and a dining hall with velvet chairs and a grand piano: this icon has everything you hope for from a luxury resort in Naples. From their Dolce Vita Terrace, you can see the idyllic islands of Ischia and Capri – and the skilled staff are happy to organise day trips to either one.

6. Grand Hotel Vesuvio – for the VIP (spa) treatment

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Terrace dining area with several circular tables overlooking the Gulf of Naples at Grand Hotel Vesuvio
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Founded in 1882, this hotel has played host to many celebrities and historical figures, from Humphrey Bogart to Claudia Schiffer. Guests have access to an elegant spa with stained glass windows, as well as a fully equipped gym with an on-hand personal trainer. The sky lounge offers an unobstructed view of Castel dell’Ovo and Mount Vesuvius. Rooms include velvet-clad bed frames, linen sheets and private hot tubs, while the common spaces flaunt antiques and artefacts that date back to the hotel’s inauguration, including record players and crystal chandeliers.

7. Grand Hotel Parker's – for top-notch hospitality

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Double bed, chaise longue, drawers, table and chair in room with balcony and Naples view at Grand Hotel Parkers
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In 1870, a British marine biologist saved this hotel from bankruptcy when he bought it and turned it into a select retreat for high society. Still exuding the grandeur of yesteryear (and the impeccable service to match), Parker’s has become a Neapolitan institution. Its sea-view suites sport panelled walls, marble-clad bathrooms and antique furniture, while its on-site Michelin-star restaurant strikes a modern note, with velvet curtains and bespoke marine-themed wallpaper.

Sam Moakes contributed additional reporting to this article.

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