Hi there everybody, on this article you may be studying my lengthy overdue assessment of The Naples Grande Seashore Resort the place we stayed whereas visiting Naples, Florida. Situated on Seagate drive in Naples, The Naples Grande Seashore Resort is situated on the coronary heart of the town, and is a brief drive to buying, eating, and points of interest. It has a complete of 474 rooms; 395 common rooms, 29 suites, and 50 Backyard Villas that are situated subsequent to the principle constructing known as the tower.
The resort is attractive and does provide fairly a little bit of facilities. We booked a gulf view room which had two queens beds, a mini fridge, ice bucket, iron and ironing board, espresso maker, secure and some bottles of complimentary water. The toilet had a bathe, a bathtub and double sinks. From our seventh ground balcony, we had an amazing view of the gulf of Mexico, with some obstruction, however nonetheless nonetheless a wonderful view. We have been even in a position to look elements of Fort Myer’s Seashore from the balcony, and it was additionally an amazing place to see the sundown.
There are two swimming pools situated to the west of the tower constructing, the Mangrove Pool which is the most important of the 2 has a waterslide and is utilized by each kids and adults. Then, there’s The Palm Terrace Pool, which is extra non-public and smaller in dimension and is for adults solely. One aspect of it’s lined with luxurious cabanas (I say luxurious as a result of they’re outfitted with flat display TVs, lounge chairs, mini fridges, and comes with a private concierge, a fruit platter and extra), whereas the opposite aspect is lined with pool chairs and a sizzling tub.
I used to be not in a position to get an actual worth for the cabana leases however one of many staffs suggested that the worth varies relying on elements such because the size of time you want to lease one for.
There’s additionally a 3rd pool, the Hibiscus Hideway which as its title counsel is hidden to the east of the tower amongst the villas. The swimming pools have been nice and there’s a poolside bar simply subsequent to the Mangrove and Palm Terrace Swimming pools and simply in your info the poolside bar doesn’t take bank cards.
Different facilities features a spa, a fitness center, a wellness studio, eating places and it’s very near the seashore. Whereas the resort promotes that it has a golf and tennis membership I didn’t see the golf course or tennis court docket whereas staying there.
The seashore is a few 15-20 minute stroll on the boardwalk which works via Clam Move Park to the seashore or you possibly can select to take the faster trolley journey. The seashore is beautiful and I loved the best way the white sand glistened within the solar. Seashore umbrellas can be found for lease at a value of $18. The chairs are free to make use of however the seashore attendants comes and choose them up round 5 p.m.
There are towels out there each on the seashore and on the swimming pools so that you don’t have to fret about taking your personal or taking one from the room.
The resort additionally gives water sports activities actions akin to kayaking. The kayaks are saved underneath the porch of the Rhode’s Finish restaurant, however weren’t out there to lease throughout our go to.
The Naples Grande has just a few eating places on website, there’s The Catch of the Pelican a superb eating restaurant that serves up seafood and steak dinners, Rhode’s Finish the Mediterranean themed restaurant, Mantra the late evening bar and lounge, Aura the place breakfast is served every morning, Spressi Market that provides seize and go meals, and The Sundown Veranda the place you possibly can get pleasure from a cocktail whereas watching the sundown.
Although they’ve completely different names many of the eating places are all part of one huge central space, apart from the Catch of the Pelican and Rhode’s Finish. Nicely what do I imply by one central space? It’s like one restaurant divided into completely different elements. First we’ve got the Spressi market place, subsequent to it’s the Aura, and simply in entrance of that’s the Mantra. Simply exterior the doorways is the Sundown Veranda which is mainly and outside eating space. Throughout my go to I used to be a bit confused with the setup and requested one of many workers the place was the Sundown Veranda, she pointed exterior and I saved strolling round searching for it and couldn’t discover the place this restaurant was, then after going again she defined that it was all the identical factor and it was simply the seating space exterior, so I made a decision to sit down by the bar and order a meal.
The meals alternative possibly debatable, however from my perspective there was not a whole lot of decisions. The menu consist largely of quick-service kind meals akin to sandwiches, wings, fries, and sushi. Rhode’s Finish restaurant gives objects akin to burgers, sandwiches, gyros and salads, and $18 for a sandwich 😮 oh my. The benefit of Rhode’s Finish is, it’s by the seashore and whereas consuming you will get a beautiful view of the Gulf, possibly even spot a dolphin or two 😊.
The Catch of the Pelican restaurant which I feel I’ll have most well-liked based mostly on the menu was closed throughout our keep . I need to say that I did get pleasure from my breakfast at Aura, it was tasty and filling, in contrast to the sandwich I had the evening earlier than on the Mantra, that tasted just like the coleslaw was spoiled.
After we first checked into our room, on one of many beds the sheet had a brown mark on it which we expect was an indication of it being soiled, we known as the entrance desk and we have been in a position to get somebody to come back and alter the sheets. Additionally whereas searching round on the web site throughout our reserving it confirmed that they provided complimentary eating as a part of the Florida residence pricing, however once we known as the receptions desk the primary morning there to ask if we had the complimentary breakfast, with out even wanting it up the individual that picked up advise that there is no such thing as a complimentary breakfast, virtually like a brush off. I left it at that since I wasn’t the one who booked the resort.
Total, I admit that I did benefit from the time there, it’s a great spot to unwind and loosen up, however I might not advocate it for vacationers on a funds. Though I appreciated the facilities the resort gives, I do imagine it to be overpriced. We have been in a position to get a low fee once we booked, possibly as a result of companies have been simply opening up once more, however wanting round now on the costs the most cost effective I’ve seen is $298 on one reserving website, whereas different websites like Expedia and the resort’s web site are exhibiting costs beginning at $409 per evening. There’s nothing actually included within the worth apart from the room. There’s an extra charge for parking at the moment $18 per evening for self parking and $28 for valet parking, plus a nightly resort charge of $37.