Good day everybody, on this article you may be studying my lengthy overdue evaluation of The Naples Grande Seashore Resort the place we stayed whereas visiting Naples, Florida. Positioned 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 procuring, eating, and sights. 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 supply 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, protected and some bottles of complimentary water. The lavatory had a bathe, a bathtub and double sinks. From our seventh ground balcony, we had a fantastic view of the gulf of Mexico, with some obstruction, however nonetheless nonetheless a lovely view. We have been even in a position to look elements of Fort Myer’s Seashore from the balcony, and it was additionally a fantastic 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 youngsters and adults. Then, there’s The Palm Terrace Pool, which is extra non-public and smaller in dimension and is for adults solely. One facet of it’s lined with luxurious cabanas (I say luxurious as a result of they’re geared up with flat display screen TVs, lounge chairs, mini fridges, and comes with a private concierge, a fruit platter and extra), whereas the opposite facet is lined with pool chairs and a scorching 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 hire one for.
There may be additionally a 3rd pool, the Hibiscus Hideway which as its identify 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 to your data the poolside bar doesn’t take bank cards.
Different facilities features a spa, a health club, 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 courtroom whereas staying there.
The seashore is a couple of 15-20 minute stroll on the boardwalk which matches via Clam Move Park to the seashore or you’ll be able to select to take the faster trolley experience. The seashore is gorgeous and I loved the way in which the white sand glistened within the solar. Seashore umbrellas can be found for hire at a price of $18. The chairs are free to make use of however the seashore attendants comes and decide them up round 5 p.m.
There are towels accessible each on the seashore and on the swimming pools so that you don’t have to fret about taking your individual or taking one from the room.
The resort additionally affords water sports activities actions comparable to kayaking. The kayaks are saved underneath the porch of the Rhode’s Finish restaurant, however weren’t accessible to hire throughout our go to.
The Naples Grande has a couple of eating places on web site, there’s The Catch of the Pelican a positive 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’ll be able to take pleasure in a cocktail whereas watching the sundown.
Although they’ve completely different names a lot of the eating places are all part of one huge central space, aside 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 have now the Spressi market place, subsequent to it’s the Aura, and simply in entrance of that’s the Mantra. Simply outdoors the doorways is the Sundown Veranda which is mainly and out of doors 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 outdoors and I stored strolling round on the lookout 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 outdoors, so I made a decision to sit down by the bar and order a meal.
The meals selection possibly debatable, however from my perspective there was not plenty of selections. The menu consist principally of quick-service kind meals comparable to sandwiches, wings, fries, and sushi. Rhode’s Finish restaurant affords gadgets comparable to burgers, sandwiches, gyros and salads, and $18 for a sandwich 😮 oh my. The advantage of Rhode’s Finish is, it’s by the seashore and whereas consuming you will get a stunning view of the Gulf, possibly even spot a dolphin or two 😊.
The Catch of the Pelican restaurant which I believe I’ll have most well-liked based mostly on the menu was closed throughout our keep . I have to say that I did take pleasure in 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.
Once we first checked into our room, on one of many beds the sheet had a brown mark on it which we predict was an indication of it being soiled, we known as the entrance desk and we have been in a position to get somebody to return 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 trying it up the individual that picked up advise that there isn’t 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 excellent spot to unwind and chill out, however I’d not advocate it for vacationers on a funds. Though I appreciated the facilities the resort affords, I do consider it to be overpriced. We have been in a position to get a low charge once we booked, possibly as a result of companies have been simply opening up once more, however trying round now on the costs the most cost effective I’ve seen is $298 on one reserving web site, whereas different websites like Expedia and the resort’s web site are displaying costs beginning at $409 per evening. There may be nothing actually included within the worth aside from the room. There may be 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.