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
Stayed here for a few nights and overall liked our stay.
Pros: nice property, nice room, good location in Anacapri (10min/EUR 20 Cab ride from main center Capri), good bar, excellent breakfast. Cons: some emloyees with an attitude, pool deck chairs slightly run down (admittedly a detail).
Overall we found this hotel very nice, but too expensive for what it is - but then again, you’re on Capri so probably have to expect the price point.
Definitely worth trying, just don’t expect it to be perfect.
My husband and I spent four days at this property with our two year old son (who admittedly was the only other child we saw at the hotel during our stay). We had an absolutely wonderful time in every way.
As it was our anniversary we were given a complimentary upgrade to a beautiful sea view suite which was spacious and beautifully decorated.
The food at the hotel was faultless and it seems impossible to have a bad meal. The Michelin star restaurant was excellent. The food, service, ambience were all excellent and the food and beverage manager, Andrea, does a brilliant job as do all of his staff who go out of their way to make you feel special and ensure the service is excellent from start to finish.
The pool boy is extremely polite and always smiling and this applies to everyone at the hotel.
The property itself is in central AnaCapri. Since it’s a small island it is very centrally located which means it’s very, vert busy outside but this wasn’t an issue for us not least because of the tranquility on offer at the hotel.
I started planning our return moment after arriving at the hotel because it’s one of those properties where you just know it’s going to be memorable and somewhere you’ve got to go back to time and again!
The breakfast buffet was incredible...the wait staff was amazing...the pool was great...the spa was on point...the turn down service was quick and efficient...the concierge was so helpful and on top of all your needs. I want to live here!!