Meliá Villa Capri Hotel & Spa
What We Love
- Within strolling distance of Anacapri’s main attractions
- Knockout views from the rooftop terrace
- The luxe spa has a Turkish bath, a Finnish sauna and elegant treatment rooms
What To Know
- The hotel is adults only; guests 17 and under are not permitted
- All-day service from the Blue Pool Lounge bar
- Free WiFi
- Adults Only
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Room Service
This adults-only hideaway on the stunning island of Capri offers boutique accommodation with a distinctly grown-up feel. The villa is in the heart of Anacapri, putting you within easy reach of shops, cafés, museums and galleries. The Marea restaurant serves gourmet evening meals with a local accent — you can eat indoors or in the hotel’s lemon grove — and the Blue Pool Lounge serves waterside snacks and lunches. Head up to the roof terrace for knockout sea views. The hotel’s outdoor pool is open April to September, and the spa, which has a sauna, a Turkish bath and a long list of treatments, welcomes guests daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The guestrooms are cool and white with smooth leather-look padded walls, marble tile floors and splashes of mustard yellow or burnt orange. The bathrooms have whirlpool tubs or sensor-controlled showers.
In the Area
The beauty of the Italian island of Capri has long attracted visitors. The ruins of the villas built by the Roman emperor Tiberius 2,000 years ago can still be seen; Villa Jovis is the best preserved. Before the Romans the Greeks were here, and there’s evidence of prehistoric inhabitants, too. Today you’re more likely to find chic Italians, well-heeled international tourists and daytrippers from the mainland, drawn to the island by its dramatic scenery and laid-back charm. The island is broadly split, thanks to its natural shape, into two settlements: Capri to the east and Anacapri, where Melia Villa is located, to the west.
How to Get There
There is nothing unique or great about this hotel; by Capri standards it is average, although the price and the photos make it look like a very special place. We reserved months in advance, but when we arrived they gave us a tiny room, with no room for our luggage, no closet, and a tiny space to hang our clothes. We were very disappointed but at first did not complaint because we were on our honeymoon and just wanted to enjoy ourselves. However, when we wanted to use the WIFI, it was practically impossible from the room, they said that perhaps we could use it from the lobby. This was very upsetting because not having Internet access in this day and age is like having no electricity. We paid a lot of money and the least we required was Internet access from our room. All we got was an "I am sorry" from the lady at the front desk. That reponse got me furious and I was prepared to abandon the hotel at that point. Thankfully, a staff member with the name of Francesco happened to overhear the conversation and was able to resolve the situation. This guy was a breath of fresh air: Intelligent, professional, common sense, and solution-oriented. He understood perfectly our request and quickly worked out an upgrade to a much better room, this time with a working WIFI. So, we had a bad experience at the start but Francesco managed to turn it into a positive experience. Otherwise I would have given 1 star. It seems this hotel has the practice of placing a guest in the least attractive room until he/she complains. Many hotels do this, be aware!!
Long weekend getaway. Spent time in Capri and the Amalfi coast. Island was beautiful. Resort was quaint and quiet. Staff was very friendly and accomodating. Location was good. Short walk to main shopping areas and the chair lift to the highest point on the island. Rooms were good size with full bathroom facility. Based upon the location there was not any views from the hotel.
I spent 4 nights at Melia Capri in Anacapri in September 2019. I had been before in Capri, but just for the day some time ago (I was staying at Sorrento then). The hotel is well located, in the Main Street of Anacapri, walking distance from the main sights and restaurants. It is away from the buzz and fuss of Capri, which is accessible easily by bus, taxi or even a walk down (which by the way I did twice). And at night it is a quiet spot. Very good attention from all staff. I do recommend this place. It is a brand new hotel, and the rooms spacious, clean and full of natural light.