Last Updated April 12, 2022 4/12/2022

Top 11 Luxury Hotels in Naples, Italy

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Both quintessentially Italian and distinctively local, Naples is a gripping microcosm of its own. Much like the towering Vesuvius volcano nearby, it boozes with unrestricted energy and needs a certain degree of preparation for exploring it comfortably. With one of the biggest historic cores in Europe, a parade of stunning Baroque churches, elegant palaces, world-class museums, and all-encompassing Meditteranean sea, Naples is a gift for epicurean travelers. As a place where pizza was invented, this city definitely knows how to do gastronomy and you will find many fantastic places to sample the wonders of Italian cuisine here. It is chaotic, characteristic, atmospheric, and over-the-top but that’s the beauty of this top travel destination in Italy. Here are the best luxury hotels in Naples that will give you the most complete and stylish stay experience in this whirlwind of a city.

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Relais Della Porta
Relais Della Porta

Relais Della Porta

A superb blend of old and new, centrally-located Relais Della Porta is a deluxe boutique hotel choice in Naples. It’s hard to remain indifferent to a captivating room interior with old restored ceiling frescoes and wooden designs on one hand and ultra-modern amenities on the other. Numerous excellent reviews from guests cement this lodging’s stainless reputation as a go-to place for a luxurious Naples break. Also, it’s one of the best hotels to base yourself for a better exploration of this city’s numerous sights.

Grand Hotel Vesuvio
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Grand Hotel Vesuvio

Grand Hotel Vesuvio

A jewel in Naples’ five-star hotels crown, Grand Hotel Vesuvio is one of the most sumptuous and well-known luxurious lodgings in the city. A favorite refuge for generations of celebrities, writers, actors, and socialites, for centuries accommodating all kinds of famous people from Guy de Maupassant and Humphry Bogart to Keanu Reeves and Ben Stiller, this waterfront hotel is a staple in all things prestige. Enjoying a prime seafront location right opposite the iconic Ovo Castle, it boasts gold-filled halls, stylish rooms with sea views, and a dreamlike rooftop terrace with spectacular panoramas of the Bay of Naples and Vesuvius volcano. If you’re looking for an Old World ambiance and historic interiors with modern comfort, that’s the place to choose. Get to explore the monumental Castel dell’Ovo which is the oldest fortification in Naples and spend some time at charming Borgo Marinari, a fishing village turned a fashionable quarter with bars and restaurants.

Santa Chiara Boutique Hotel
Santa Chiara Boutique Hotel

Santa Chiara Boutique Hotel

Stay right in the heart of old Naples at Santa Chiara Boutique Hotel. Located in a renovated 15th-century palazzo on Spaccanapoli street, this lodging offers well-designed authentic suits that give you an essential Napolitan living experience. Most importantly, Santa Chiara will give you a cozy and welcoming refuge in the middle of city hassle. The setting is strategic and you’ll be able to visit all the major points of interest of the magnificent Centro Storico (Historic Center) of Naples within minutes on foot. The musts include stunning Baroque Cappella Sansevero, a grandiose Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta and the National Archaeological Museum with a definitive collection of ancient objects.

Grand Hotel Santa Lucia
Grand Hotel Santa Lucia

Grand Hotel Santa Lucia

With sophisticated decors rethinking Belle Epoque grandeur for modernity, Grand Hotel Santa Lucia is a respected representative of Naples’ luxurious seaside lodgings. You will stay in elegant rooms enjoying unobstructed sea views and profiting from the high level of service at this exemplary four-star hotel. As opposed to the narrow Old Town, the Santa Lucia neighborhood where the accommodation is located is known for wide streets, amazing lungomare (miles-long seaside promenade), and lots of upscale restaurants and coffee shops that cater to the guests staying in local sumptuous hotels. In other words, it is a perfect area for self-indulgence so be sure to discover that side of Naples too.

La Ciliegina Lifestyle Hotel
La Ciliegina Lifestyle Hotel

La Ciliegina Lifestyle Hotel

One of the best boutique hotels in the city, La Ciliegina offers smart luxury in a convenient location on central Municipio square. It is also a very local lodging featuring custom-designed rooms that have materials and furniture made by the Neapolitan craftsmen. This attention to the slightest detail and a desire to provide the highest level of comfort is what lures to La Ciliegina. Another great addition is the superb multi-leveled rooftop terrace with a jacuzzi and amazing views of the city center and Vesuvius volcano in the distance.

Hotel Matilde - Lifestyle Hotel
Hotel Matilde - Lifestyle Hotel

Hotel Matilde - Lifestyle Hotel

Rivaling another famous arcaded Gallery of Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan, Naples’ Galleria Umberto I is an equally photogenic sight, the one you feel guilty of leaving without taking a picture. And how about a cool design hotel set right in the shopping gallery? Hotel Matilde is chic, modern, and well-furnished offering a high-end stay in the very heart of the royal part of Naples. Having a morning espresso with a sight of a busy Art Nouveau Galleria Umberto I is quite an experience, the one you can’t really get anywhere else. Also, it’s right next to the obligatory Neapolitan tourist stop such as gargantuan medieval Castel Nuovo and the stately Royal Palace of Naples.

The Britannique Hotel Naples, Curio Collection By Hilton
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The Britannique Hotel Naples, Curio Collection By Hilton

The Britannique Hotel Naples, Curio Collection By Hilton

It’s all about the view at this excellent Hilton-owned five-star hotel in the upscale Chiaia neighborhood of Naples. The rooms and the restaurants here overlook the fantastic panorama of an amalgam of Mediterranean blue, red rooftop urban outlay of the city and towering Vesuvius. You simply can’t remain indifferent to such a beauty. As one of the best luxury hotels in Naples, Britannique boasts classy rooms, a great rooftop restaurant, historic charms (it was built in 1870), and a spa complex where you can rewind. The location of a hotel makes it easy to explore the hilltop Vomero neighborhood with a star-shaped Castel Sant’Elmo and Belvedere San Martino that offers the highest views of Naples. Just take a funicular nearby.

Insula Boutique Hotel
Insula Boutique Hotel

Insula Boutique Hotel

Naples is not only a mainland, the magnificent Flegrean Islands also are included in the metropolitan area. Insula Boutique Hotel is the best luxurious accommodation on Procida, a tiny volcanic island a short ferry ride from Naples. Once you’re here, you can feel the dreamy atmosphere of the Tyrrhenian Sea resort, a stark contrast with active and noisy Naples. Everything in Insula works for you to have a calm retreat. An Instagrammable swimming pool area, lots of outdoor space, fresh air, and peaceful location make it a perfect hotel to escape the hassle of the city. And then you have Procida with one of the most picturesque Old Towns in Italy, plenty of awesome beaches to choose from, a scenic coastline, and an effortless island atmosphere. And a modest size of only 4 square kilometers allows you to explore everything easily.

Mezzatorre Hotel & Thermal Spa
Mezzatorre Hotel & Thermal Spa

Mezzatorre Hotel & Thermal Spa

Spain has the Canary Islands, Italy has Ischia. The latter has the same origins, a dormant volcano in the middle, miles of excellent beaches, and plenty of windy roads with mind-blowing vistas of the blue water. And fortunately for Naples visitors, you can catch a quick ferry to Ischia from the city port. Mezzatorre is one of the best luxurious hotels on this wonderful island. Hedonistic to its core, this five-star lodging enjoys an exceptional location on a rocky northern cape of Ischia and materializes the jet-setting dream. Masterfully utilizing the ultra-scenic surroundings, it gives you the highest-level Meditteranean escape experience with chic and taste. Here you’re living an Italian fantasy of cinematic beauty.

Grand Hotel Il Moresco
Grand Hotel Il Moresco

Grand Hotel Il Moresco

Drowning in greenery and boasting a West Hollywood-like ambiance, Grand Hotel Il Moresco is an exemplary five-star boutique hotel in Ischia. Pastel colors make it easier to give in to the wonders of the Tyrrhenian Sea and beautifully decorated colorful rooms ensure a stylish vacation. Perfect for a romantic holiday, this tranquil island lodging is extra photogenic and very outdoor-oriented. Naples is just an hour away by ferry if you have a sightseeing itch and location in Ischia town means a myriad of restaurant and bar options to choose from.

The Dante House
The Dante House

The Dante House

Contemporary decor, a fantastic setting in the Old Town of Naples, and extremely positive reviews make Dante House an ultimate choice for a chic B&B in the city. Located in a former nobility palace dating back to the 18th century, this hotel offers a great stay with comfortable walking distance to the numerous marvels of Naples. The rooms are smartly designed featuring awesome views of the classicly Italian Piazza Dante Alighieri. While in the heart of the city it would be a crime not to taste the dish that made Naples world-famous. Yes, it’s pizza and yes, it still tastes better here, where everything started. To have an essential experience go with extremely delicious pizza “Margherita” made with San Marzano tomatoes and Mozzarella di Bufala Campana. Culinary perfection guaranteed.

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