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
It was perfect in every way. Magical. You will not be disappointed. Family owned, charming but enormous and grand. Views are breathtaking and the service and staff are exceptional. It feels like you are the most welcomed guest in someone’s beautiful home. Francesco is the general manager but also the owner’s son and he greeted us at the door. He is warm and incredibly personable. He will make you feel special.
My husband just about cried when we arrived here on our honeymoon. The view is absolutely breathtaking and quite unlike any other view we had during our two week honeymoon in Greece and Italy.
We stayed for two nights before heading to Positano, and in my opinion, it was the perfect amount of time. The hotel is located way up on the side of the mountain, and there’s enough to keep your entertained that you wouldn’t actually need to leave if you didn’t want to.
Service here was impeccable. Almost everyone we interacted with went out of their way to to make sure that we had an enjoyable experience. The owner also personally introduces himself to guests, which I think is a very nice touch.
I’ll mention the two minor issues we had here, because I like to end every review on a positive note. The first is that our bed wasn’t a true king, but was actually two twins pushed together, so my husband and I found ourselves falling into the crack between the two mattresses a lot. I think this is more reflective of Europe than the hotel itself as friends have mentioned this is quite commonplace. Second, we had splurged for a dinner on the private balcony which was romantic and had a beautiful view, but our dedicated server made us feel a little uncomfortable once I told him about my fish allergy. We are generally very easy patrons and will eat anything and everything and never ask for substitutions except in the case of fish because I simply cannot eat it. In the cases of pre-fixe menus, I tell the server about my allergy and they always kindly substitute a fish dish with something else or just remove the protein. However, once I told the waiter about my allergy, his whole demeanor changed and he was a little stand-offish for the rest of the night and we couldn’t quite figure out why. Our best guess was he was annoyed at us because he got pressure from the kitchen. Put a slight damper on the evening as we were wondering what we could have done to offend him.
On a much more positive note, the double infinity pool here is to die for. It was absolutely our favorite pool by far. The pool staff was so accommodating and made sure we were satisfied with our drinks. We spent most of our time reading and tanning by the pool. The view was simply stunning and the water so calm and clear.
The property also has its own garden, which is open to guests. My husband and I had a great time walking through and taking a look at all the produce they grow. A truly spectacular addition to an already amazing property as they use a lot of the ingredients they grow on site in their food. The food itself left nothing to be desired. We didn’t have a single bad dish here.
Sunset is beautiful from here. We stayed in one of the junior suites, so we were able to sit on our balcony and watch the sun fall both nights. It was really peaceful and the perfect end to each day.
Overall, we were very glad to have splurged on this hotel as it was a one-of-a-kind experience and hope to be back one day!
Great location,pleasant staff but hard to sleep here. The heat was turned off after arrival. Staff had it set at 33°.Left door on balcony open all night. Street noise kept me awake.. our bus left before manager came on duty so could not change room.
Breakfast was fine