Capri Palace Hotel
What We Love
- The Jetsetter rate includes buffet breakfast and free entry to Il Riccio beach club
- A trio of Michelin stars: l'Olivo has two and Il Riccio has one
- Glamorous pool overlooking the Bay of Naples
- The Beauty Farm spa, with treatments by London facialist Sarah Chapman
What To Know
- Free shuttle to/from Il Riccio beach club (near the Blue Grotto)
- The property is closed November through March
- Access to/from Naples is by hydrofoil, ferry or helicopter
- Capri has an influx of daytrippers during peak season
- Free WiFi
- Room Service
With a prime spot on the glamorous island of Capri, this gleaming white see-and-be-seen sleep is chandelier-studded and dotted with modern artworks commissioned by the hands-on second-generation owner, Tonino Cacace. The grand columns, vaulted ceilings and shiny buttermilk floor tiles are pure Italian indulgence, and the secluded pool overlooks the isle of Ischia and the Bay of Naples. Since opening in the 1960s, the property has attracted a string of prestigious patrons from the worlds of fashion and film.
Bed and Bath
The guestrooms are stylishly understated, decked out in the hotel’s signature whites and creams. Expect to find canopy beds and fresh orchids, Samsung tablets and free WiFi. Superior (290 square feet) and Deluxe (377 square feet) rooms offer vivid blue sea views from private balconies or patios. Marble bathrooms and robes and slippers come standard, as do posh Capritouch toiletries.
The hotel has a trio of Michelin stars. The formal l’Olivo, helmed by Ischia-born chef Andrea Migliaccio, is Capri’s only restaurant with two Michelin stars, and Il Riccio (at the hotel’s beach club) has been awarded one for its Mediterranean cuisine and impressive fish counter. You can also dine on the candlelit deck, which overlooks the sea, at the laid-back eatery Ragù Bistro. Sip a post-dinner cocktail at the Bar degli Artisti, named for the creators of the many artworks that grace the property. The award-winning spa by Capri Beauty Farm offers special leg treatments and anti-aging facials. The small outdoor pool has an unusual glass wall to one side and is surrounded by lounge chairs and cabanas so the beautiful people can bathe in the sun.
In the Area
Don’t fret too much about the number of tourists; they’ll be gone by late afternoon. Take the 15-minute chairlift ride from Piazza della Vittoria to Mount Solaro for stunning views from nearly 2,000 feet up. A 10-minute (uphill) stroll will take you to one of the island’s best pizza joints, Aumm Aumm, or, if it’s too hot, stay close to home and wander around the mainly pedestrianized alleyways near the hotel and stop for a beer or gelato in the piazza. Take a boat trip around the Faraglioni rocks, giant formations that rise from the deep blue-green water, then to the famous Blue Grotto and the windswept rocky promontory near the western tip of the island, where you can swim, away from the hordes. On returning, dine at one of Capri’s most feted and romantic restaurants, Da Paolino, where tables are set beneath a grove of lemon trees strung with lanterns.
How to Get There
This is our 5th visit to the Hotel. We continue to come back for the simple reason it is spectacular.
Yes it is expensive but the attention to detail, the professionalism of the staff and the decor all make it worthwhile.
Fredrico the pool attendant is ever attentive, polite and a wealth of information. Antonio the bar manager is professional and always stops for a chat, he also makes excellent recommendations and can reserve tables at the best restaraunts even on a busy Saturday night.
We arrived on a Friday and luckily that night the Hotel were hosting a gin night. Gins from around the world accompanied by fritto misto all complimentary. An excellent touch.
All in all the Hotel excels and we will be returning again.
Me and & others (including four under 15's) stayed at the capri Palace for two nights. From the moment we arrived, all the staff were beyond helpful in checking us in and showing us to our beautiful rooms. The rooms are beautifully decorated and luxurious, resulting in us have two great nights of sleep.
The large swimming pool is staffed by a pool man who was incredibly sociable and gave us very good advice on interesting things to do in the area.
On our first night, we had dinner in the restaurant and it was one of the most amazing meals I have ever experienced in my entire life. From the outstanding food to the brilliant service, i cannot think of any ways that the evening could have been improved. A special mention goes to Pascale and Stefania for being especially helpful. Additionally, as well as the food the waiters bring round trolleys of tea, cheese and sweets after your meal to which my children thoroughly enjoyed.
Overall a brilliant stay with world class service and rooms.
Well here we were staying in ‘the best hotel in Capri’...
Not true. It’s OK - as it does what is says on the tin. It’s posh. It’s expensive. It is however a ‘hotel’ and you will always feel that.
We booked a sea view exec room - it had a sea view but also a view of the bins. We rang to see if they could change and we told we could for just and extra 1000 Euro a night!
Minibar was I stocked with no alcohol - bar two beers and when I asked for it to be filled up was told they don’t do that, use room service. When I’m getting ready I don’t want to wait 30 minutes for a glass of ‘ poo or a gin and tonic.
Excellent views from the bar, nice barman, nice lounges. Burgers from room service great, breakfast in bed better. Bed very comfy. Pool guy was nice but the towels and mattresses were faded and old. Pool has underwater windows that tourists look into to see who’s swimming, odd.
So, net net a good hotel but not spectacular. It should be, and could be.