Caesar Augustus, Relais & Chateaux Hotel
What We Love
- The incomparable setting, on a cliff 1,000 feet above the sea in Anacapri
- Anti-aging treatments and the Turkish bath at the Orlane spa
- Dining on Mediterranean dishes at the terrace restaurant, with its stunning views over the Bay of Naples
- The quiet, uncrowded locale in Anacapri, at the top of the island
What To Know
- You’ll need to hire a taxi or rent a scooter to get to the busy main town of Capri
- Free WiFi
- Children nine and under are not permitted
- Although some ferries accept vehicles, bringing a car to the island is not recommended
- Adults Only
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Owned first by a wealthy German, then by a Russian prince, then by three generations of the Neopolitan Signorini family, this 55-room stunner marries its illustrious history with modern-day luxuries and a peerless setting overlooking the Bay of Naples with views of Mount Vesuvius, Sorrento and Ischia. Join the well-heeled clientele in lounging by the pool, with its panoramic outlook, getting pampered in the spa, and playing tennis at the adjacent courts. Dine on rustic-yet-refined Mediterranean dishes in the terrace restaurant, which uses produce grown in the kitchen garden and lemons from the island’s famous groves.
In the Area
This fabled island begs to be explored, whether by chair lift to Mount Solaro, Capri’s highest peak, for breathtaking views, or on a grand boat tour around the island (truly a must). Boat tours include a visit to the famous Blue Grotto, an otherworldly cave flooded with blue light and dotted with gondoliers singing opera to their enchanted passengers. Back in Anacapri, shop for the iconic Capri-style sandals popularized by Jackie O. at cult cobbler Antonio Viva’s workshop.
How to Get There
After extensive global travel, this establishment may be my favorite hotel on the planet. From the breathtaking views, to the quite literal infinity pool, to the enchanting garden and the stunning suites/rooms-- the grounds of Caesar Augustus are entirely blissful.
Service, which can be dicey in Italy as a whole, is unmatched at Caesar. The staff bend over backward to make sure that you're happy and comfortable throughout your stay.
The hotel is perched on the edge of a high cliff, so views from the sea view rooms as well as their terrace are of pure, endless sea. Make sure you have dinner at the outdoor restaurant one night. For a romantic evening, do the tasting menu in their "tree table" (it's literally in a tree).
They have a free shuttle that will can bring you to and from the marina grande. When heading to/from town, you may need to rely on the bus (which is a touch nerve wracking the first time as it flies around the hairpin cliffside turns). You can call for a taxi as well, but taxi costs add up.
Splurge for a suite with a balcony. It will change your life.
A hotel with amazing view, location and service. Great food and staff. I cannot fault a thing. Capri is amazing and the hotel made our experience even better. I would definitely come back. Had lunch in punta tragara and CA would definitely be my choice next time.
I was already in love with the hotel when the shuttle drove into the driveway after about a 20 minute drive from the madness of Capri’s port. The view was stunning. Then we were met by Paolo who was waiting outside and knew us by name before we arrived. As Paolo was greeting us, Francesco excitedly came out to greet us too and we learned that he is the grandson of the man who built the property as the family’s home. He vowed his personal dedication, as the owner, to ensure our stay was amazing. He met us several times during our stay to check and make he was keeping his promise. We were part of his family. The organic garden is the only one in Capri, the facilities were perfect, the food was the best I’ve had in Italy and the wine cellar is open to all to select a red wine of choice. I could go on and on. I will only stay at this facility in the future!!
We fully recommend this hotel! The best view & location of the island. Very friendly staffs, food & atmosphere was amazing. This is was our 3rd stay. The owner ( Paolo) and owner’s son (Francesco) together with all staffs make us feel like home. We will return. Best wishes, Fernando Marchant
This review is from a stay in the past week, which was our second time to the property for a total of seven days.
There are few places on earth that evoke the sensation of staying at Caesar Agustus. Perched on the Anacapri cliffs over 1,000' above the azur waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea and the Bay of Napoli, the view is regal and breathtaking.
Every detail is not only taken care of, it is perfected. From the warm and welcoming arrival, where you are greeted by owner Francesco Signorini and members of his team, to the thoughtful, evocative and professional tour of the property grounds and amenities, to the entry into your spotless and very well apportioned room, the introduction to the property could not be any better.
Most rooms have panoramic views over the sea below and the Italian coastline and islands in the distance. With vaulted and crown-molded ceilings, french-door opening to balconies, ultra-comfortable beds and pillows, and marble-laden and timeless bathroom areas, the rooms are large and divine. A bowl of fresh strawberries were delivered each midday, and turndown service was perfect each evening.
The back terrace is one of the unique and special vistas in all the world. Stretching for about 200' along the sheer cliff, the sensation looking out and down is exhilarating. With multiple seating areas, and attentive service for a coffee, cocktail or snack, the setting is idyllic. On Friday and/or Saturday, there is a complimentary champagne/bellini reception on the terrace with live music (singer and accompanying piano or guitar, both of whom were outstanding). Just inside the terrace in the main building are multiple seating areas, a wood-burning fireplace and secluded nooks to enjoy privacy, if desired.
Outside, just below and to the side of the terrace is a gorgeous restaurant that, again, sits perched on the cliffs. It includes several tables that sit extended out on a walkway, as if they are hovering over the cliff and sea. There is al fresco seating for both lunch and dinner and the menu, quality of food and wine selection are superb.
Breakfast is a lovely experience with delightful, attentive staff and a beautiful array of fruits, juices, breads and pastries, and warm and cold options amid a beautiful setting overlooking the pool area.
The pool. If you have searched for the top 10 hotel or resort pools in the world, you undoubtedly have seen the Caesar Agustus pool ranked high on the list. A two-level infinity pool that looks out to the horizon, one can get lost in relaxation all day with the attentive pool staff taking care of every need. The wellness area, steam room, and fitness area are nestled among the walking paths and gardens extending from the pool area and where, I believe, the restaurant staff select choice vegetables and herbs each day.
The overall property has a warm, family-owned feel with a sense of pride and desire to not only maintain it to the very highest standards, but to serve each guest as if they were an extended member of the Signorini family. It is a special experience to stay at the Caesar Agustus in all regards.
Finally, we cannot say enough about the staff at the Caesar Agustus. Their refinement, professionalism, attention to detail, and true sense of caring for their guests truly sets them apart. You will not find a tighter and more cohesive, world-class team anywhere in the world.
We cannot say enough about the property and the people at Caesar Agustus. All Hail Caesar!