J.K. Place Capri
What We Love
- Drinking sweet vermouth on the terrace at J.K Bar, with views of limestone crags and armies of yachts floating on lapis lazuli waters
- The proximity to nearby Capri town, famous for its upscale boutiques and lively restaurant-lined piazzetta
- Getting a massage right on your daybed by the garden-side pool
What To Know
- Capri has a beach culture but not many beaches; sunbathers lounge on flat rocks perched on the sea
- Classic Rooms look inland towards Monte Solaro; it’s better to choose among the other six room categories offering sea or pool views
- Kids are welcome at this mostly-adults property, there are even cooking classes conceived for young guests
- Open seasonally from April through October, with a seven-night minimum stay requirement from mid-June until mid-September
Florentine designer Michele Böna spared no details at this 22-room residential-style property perched high above the Capri harbor. The library, dining room, bar, and living room—all with large French doors facing the ocean—have a cosmopolitan nautical look, with blue walls, framed black-and-white images of sailboats, decorative portholes, and plush pillow-strewn sofas. A heated outdoor pool surrounded by greenery, a small spa, and ample open-air terraces add to the breezy, stylish atmosphere.
J.K Place Capri has seven room types plus a Penthouse Suite decorated in a contemporary classic style that includes four-poster beds, whitewashed wainscotting, and blue fabrics. Except for Classic Rooms, all overlook the harbor or pool and most feature private balconies.
Both the lounge bar and restaurant, JKitchen, stand out for their spacious panoramic terraces where house cocktails like the Negroni di Sera (Carpano red vermouth, Campari and Hendrick’s gin) and hearty Mediterranean fare (handmade pastas, risotto, fresh shellfish) are conducive to boozy lunches and romantic dinners.
Capri, an island near the Amalfi Coast, has been a popular tourist destination for Italians and foreigners alike since the 1950s. The nearest airport is in Naples, where several hydrofoil boats depart daily to Capri from Molo Beverello harbor. While J.K. Place is set on a trafficked road to Capri town, it still feels blissfully secluded.
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JK Place is a special place and we loved every minute of our time there. The staff is top notch and the hotel is beautiful, chic and makes you feel right at home. The setting, perched above the marina town, with the pool and lawn makes for a lovely, lovely spot on the island. The food is delicious - from the breakfast buffet and or the breakfast menu to the lunches and dinners. We were most impressed with the Concierge who helped us refine our daily itinerary along with all of our meals. Laura (not sure I am spelling this correctly!) was so helpful, friendly and truly worked hard to make sure every day and every meal was all that it could be. We truly loved JK Place and hope to be able to come back again. Thank you for an amazing trip!
Everything about our entire stay at JK was magnificent. The hotel is stunning and the staff, service and food are all excellent. This is the kind of place that you’ll want to go back to every year. I can’t wait to return.
I can’t say enough great things about our time spent at JK Place. We have always wanted to give it a try, and we weren’t disappointed. They thought of every detail and we were tended to with friendliness and utmost attention. We stayed in a deluxe room. It was so well appointed, with fresh fruit awaiting us, a beautiful spacious marble bathroom, a stunning view, and a luscious bed. It was hard to get up in the morning. We love fresh coffee in the am, and they brought it to our room without us even asking. The pool had ample seating and was very beautiful, and the perfect temperature for a dip on a warm day. You really feel like you’re staying at the most perfect holiday guest house, somehow both posh and cozy and certainly not overcrowded. The hotel is right near the main marina, which didn’t bother me. The view is beautiful, and there are little golf carts to whisk you off to your destinations on the island. There’s a small public beach down the stairs as well. We enjoyed our meals at the JK Place, although I do think that making dinner reservations off premise is the play when staying here. Breakfast was good but not amazing. Fresh yogurts and more fresh cut fruit would bring it up a few notches. The poolside lunches were great, with many options from salads to pastas and pizzas. We look forward to our return to this special property.