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 there for 4 nights in an executive suite ( was upgraded from a junior suite) and the rooms size and decoration are among the biggest I have ever seen. Best breakfast I ever saw probably. Nice pool and very agreeable staff, nothing is too much trouble. Only draw back? The price tag!!!
Absolutely LOVED this hotel. A 5 star Luxury or *****L rating well deserved. The only drawback was the price of the restaurants and cocktails however not dissimilar to those in London or any major city to be fair. Stayed in absolute luxury for 3 nights and would love to go back. The guy by the pool was fantastically attentive. Two towels later out and umbrella positioned just right, water bottles dropped by the deckchairs. Go in the pool and wham, there’s another towel just sitting waiting on your chair for you when you get out!
The breakfasts were lovely and had a daily special each day as well as just about anything you could need. Staff in the main restaurant prided themselves on pre guessing your morning coffee order even :) Impressed.
The young guy at the port told out bags when we came off the ferry not expecting any transfer and sorted the bags and transfer up the hill for us by hotel shuttle van and even volunteered to watch our bags when we were leaving so we could wander at the port for 40 mins before the ferry left.
The female DJ in the bar was great and the young guy on cocktails was very friendly too chatting about the area and Naples and things to do.
Loved Anacapri as much quieter for couples not wanting to party and some great restaurants walking distance from the hotel of you didn’t fancy 2 Michelin Star for dinner. Not many kids in the hotel when we were there which was nice and quiet, which was 16-20th June, just before school holidays.
Rooms were lovely and very clean and cool as all white. Just one trick was trying to work out of there were blackout blinds the first night then we realised the second day that there was a button by the window that brought down full block out shutters. Fabulous!
We were stunned to see the demands of some of the guests on staff who could not have been more helpful and friendly no matter what the requests 🤪 No such requests from us. Two very happy guests would adored our stay and could quite easily get used to the treatment!
Thank you Capri Palace Hotel. Loved our stay 👏
This hotel is the best on the island hands down. Beautiful location, service and grounds. It is a larger hotel so not the most intimate depending on what you’re looking for. But there was lots of kids at the pool and a really friendly atmosphere so ideal for families.
The concierge made the stay the best for me... everything was booked. Even the most exclusive places! We always had the best seats in the restaurants and beach clubs and we felt very special. This made a big difference to our stay.
The cost for the basic room was in my opinion, too high based on other 5 star luxury hotels. We had a view of another garden room and their tin roof and the air conditioning smelt bad. However, you pay for the island so we were happy. If you can afford to, go to a higher room grade with a view is my recommendation.
A small tip - we paid €170 for the ‘full luxury transport’ to Naples airport. This is basically the hydra jet boat and a taxi waiting for you. Alternatively you can book your own boat and get your own taxi for approx €50. You have to push your own suitcase from the shuttle bus to boat but there’s no hills or steps and it’s about 150m! Also, the Capri palace employee at the port tried to double charge us for the boat tickets so be vigilant because the €170 includes everything !!
Local tip - avoid the port at weekends. Go to beach clubs at weekends to get away from crowds and also avoid boat tours on the weekends because the water traffic is heavier. Day tours die down a bit during the week and we found it more pleasant.
Overall though very happy with our stay for our honeymoon. Will definitely come back to the island it’s very special.
No regrets here. This was Over, the "Over the Moon" category in service, comfort and Wonderful people working here. This is not a stop to miss. Find a way to budget this Hotel in. I really liked AnnaCapri better than the Village of Capri. Wonderful restaurants all working distance...Super Great Shopping.
LOVED the Spa at this Hotel, the Bar, Dining and Breakfast Rooms were the prettiest I have ever been in and offered the Very Best Food and Service. Honestly I don't give this honor out many times. This is not to be missed.
So happy we stayed here! It was difficult to choose from reviews between Capri & Anacapri and then which hotel. We were happy with every aspect of this property. The hotel setting is beautiful, as is the hotel itself and the rooms. The hotel restaurants are great and the breakfast buffet is one of the best. There are also many restaurant options with in a short walk. The staff was very helpful and friendly. Anacapri is more chill than Capri and we loved that about this location. Super easy to get around whether by hotel car service or taxi.