Capri Tiberio Palace
What We Love
- A Taschen library (the first of its kind in Italy), with bookshelves scattered across the property’s public areas
- The mosaic-lined pool, surrounded by contemporary art installations
- Easy access to Capri’s boutique-heavy central square, La Piazzetta
- The stylish Pan Am Suite, which pays tribute to the golden era of air travel
What To Know
- Most room rates include breakfast
- Nearly all of the rooms overlook the Mediterranean
- The spa’s sauna, steam room, and hot tub are open to all guests, regardless of whether you book a treatment
It’s hard to believe this handsome hotel, awash in a decidedly marine-like blend of blue, yellow, and coral (the vision of a Milanese designer Giampiero Panepinto), was once a Marriott. Though it’s just a five-minute walk from the bustling city center, the property’s discreet location—it’s wedged in a hushed backstreet and overlooks a canopy of lemon groves—provides a welcome respite from the island’s eager throngs. Vintage glamour surfaces in many forms, from the white grand piano at the Jacky Bar to the monochrome photographs that wreath the indoor-outdoor pool, but that doesn’t mean modern luxuries are sacrificed: the renowned spa is decked out with sensory showers while free Wi-Fi throughout the property lets guests Instagram to their heart’s content.
With monikers like Imperial and Ambassador, the suites at this seaside haven are worth the splurge for their extra-photogenic interiors—think hand-painted majolica floor tiles, travertine bathrooms, and jazzy retro statement pieces. The crown jewel here is undoubtedly the Bellevue Suite, with its own heated plunge pool, private bar, and 360-degree view of the Gulf of Naples.
The Terrazza Tiberio restaurant, the only restaurant in Capri with a separate Kosher kitchen, serves tasty ocean-flavored plates such as lemon-scented sea bass and shrimp-and-citrus linguine. No evening is complete without a Capri sunset enjoyed with a Caesar Tonic Pepper—a spicy gin-and-grapefruit cocktail—at Jacky Bar.
Capri is a just under an hour’s boat ride from the port of Naples. Upon arrival, explore the island by foot (it’s only four square miles in size) or hail a convertible taxi. If you’re game, the hotel’s concierge can help organize a trip to one of the area’s many sea caves including the famous Blue Grotto.
How to Get There
Overall if you are looking for a higher end more modern and updated hotel to stay at in Capri, I would recommend staying here. However, in the spirit of providing all of the information to future guests, here are a few comments from our stay October 11, 2019:
On first arriving via a ferry from Positano, Tiberio Palace had indicated that as part of our accommodations our luggage would be taken from the port to the hotel. What they do not share with you is that this process could take up to 2.5 hours b/c it is outsourced by a company that transports ALL luggage from the port to ALL of the hotels so be ready to wait at the hotel before your luggage get's there. If we would have known this, we would have packed our swim suits so that we could have enjoyed the pool while we were waiting.
Another issue was WiFi -- we needed to access WiFi b/c we had work to do online and the kids had a couple of HW assignments they needed to complete, but when we attempted to log on, we did not have any luck, even after calling down to the front desk to ask for help. They wanted to send someone up to our room to help but said it would be a while. Since we were only in Capri for about 20 hours total, we did not have a lot of extra time to hang out in our room waiting for someone to come up to assist us in successfully connecting. It wasn't until we had come back from dinner that night that we finally called down to request help and "wait".
Finally, when booking the room(s) -- since there were 4 of us (kids ages 10 and 11) we were told that we had to book 2 rooms b/c they did not have any rooms that could accommodate all 4 of us together. I bit the bullet and paid for the extra room, however, only to discover that when we got to our rooms, both had pull out sofa beds that most definitely could have accommodated all 4 of us together. I found this to be dishonest and unfair that we had to pay an additional $700/night for the 2nd room. Our total bill for one night and physically being there for less than the 24 hours was $1997.00 USD!!!! It should have been half that amount.
Simply put -- this is the best hotel I've ever stayed at and when I return to Capri, I will not think twice about booking here. First off, the decor of the hotel is absolutely stunning. So sylish, modern and eclectic. The staff is super helpful - they'll pick your luggage up at the ferry and give you free transfer tickets for the funicular.
The room itself is amazing. Super comfortable bed. The view from our balcony was to die for. So relaxing. The pool was great too. Really cannot recommend more highly -- it really was the best hotel I've ever been to.
Very impressed with the Tiberio Palace hotel - last time we were in Capri we stayed at the Quisisana which has a great location but we found it a little dated so wanted to try something new - glad we did as the Tiberio palace was outstanding. Great location, 5 minute walk to the main piazza. Shops & restaurants close by but calm quiet area. It’s not on the cliff edge but has lovely sea and town views. Some of the italian hotels on the islands can be in need of updates and sometimes the beds and bathrooms aren’t up to genuine ‘luxury’ standards....not the case here, the hotel has been recently renovated and is gorgeous, great interior design and every detail well thought through. Super comfy beds, great linen, bathrooms and dressing rooms beautifully done and every possible amenity included in the generous sized room - their whole approach is one of generosity and service and they did everything possible to ensure we enjoyed our holiday. Great welcome with a huge smile by their reception staff, cold drink and towels on arrival and tour of the hotel and facilities at our convenience. They have thought through guests arriving before checkin time and have a ‘wet area’ which is separate to their extensive spa facilities with relaxing lounge chairs in a dark room with a plunge pool and candlelight and lightly scented, even some beds in alcoves plus showers, changing rooms and luggage storage - this is in addition to the swimming pool and outside lounging facilities and bar and restaurant area which they welcomed us to use. The meet and greet at the ferry port was appreciated and they handled my slightly panicked email with speed and reassurance that somebody would be there to greet us (I’d forgotten to let them know the ferry arrival time & only gave them 15 minutes notice......)
The room came with a complimentary stocked mini bar & snacks, fast wifi, access to online newspapers, generous breakfasts (including a la carte cooked eggs and catering to gluten free needs) and simply outstanding service-even my hard to please husband was impressed. To the extent that when the maître de spotted him cleaning his reading glasses at breakfast he politely whisked them away and cleaned them properly for him. Every single staff member was helpful, polite and genuinely welcoming. We felt we had walked into particularly luxurious welcoming home to enjoy and relax in. My husband went as far as to say this was the best service he had ever experienced in a hotel. Given that we travel extensively it’s a big statement!
Thoroughly recommend this hotel, hard to imagine you would have a bad experience here!
Things to note: the hotel offers complimentary two bags per person porter service to and from the port + funicular tickets but it takes a couple of hours for the porters to get the bags to the hotel (external porter service) so ensure you bring any amenities you immediately need in your hand luggage with you. Restaurant was very good and the bar is also great. Capri is hilly and lots of cobbled streets, for those with mobility issues the island might be a little challenging - not impossible but challenging. We went down to the beach club/restaurant at le Fontelina (which was slightly expensive for a beach restaurant but worth it as food and location great) and it’s a LOT of steps... we were glad that the little boat service to Marina Piccolo was running.......(€6 p/p & believe leaves every half hour). We are fit but going back up those steps would have been daunting.....The hotel advised us of this, made the lunch reservation to ensure we had a good table and ensured we had all the right information. Thx Tiberio Palace, we will be back!