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.
How to Get There
We stumbled upon JK after exiting our boat and deciding to walk up the mountain trying to get away from the crowds the property was exquisite and I wanted to check it out you were greeted by a lovely gentleman who was quite accommodating and showed us around we decided to stay for lunch our meal was wonderful the age balsamic vinegar and bread were to die for the service incredibly top-notch and the view on the patio was spectacular
Although we were not guests at the hotel and we’re just doing a day trip one of the hotel managers drove us by golf cart up the mountain to the town Square at no charge giving us a tour along the way unbelievable customer service we definitely will stay at JK next time thank you all for a wonderful afternoon
In my opinion this is not a 5 Star establishment. The decor although beautiful, its very American so you will not get the feel of an Italian villa in this hotel. Beautiful views, but OK service. The ambiance is very calm but too boring in my opinion, The guests are mostly old couples or preppy New Englanders with no sense of style ( New Yorkers,Boston & New Jersey ). No Chic fashionistas here Only for one chic family with kids that were better dressed than most of the adults and the parents were the only ones dressed up elegantly for dinner. Overall , the hotel is nice , however I felt as if they were holding back , there is an incomplete feeling to the level of service which I find to be lazy since this is such a small property , there should be more attention to detail. However If you are looking for tranquility then this is the place . The pool was very tranquil with breathtaking views of the ocean.
Not a great first impression when the General manager of hotel never introduced or welcomed us to his property. Our penthouse 2 bedroom suite had a beautiful ocean view with terrace, however The bathroom in the master suite was very disappointing with dingy lighting and tiny tub/shower configuration. Only the other suite on the same floor has the large bathtub facing the ocean and unfortunately we did not get this one.
Some of The service staff, attention to detail and amenities were hit or miss. We had to request to have the lock repaired in the rooms, Apple TV amenity was not installed and therefore we to ask for installation. There was a forgotten vacuum cleaner left in the hallway for the entire day. We found a piece of hair in the butter cube during our breakfast. There was not one fresh flower in the rooms especially being a Penthouse suite I expected something a little more special without having to ask!. The Operation managers and the head concierge were very friendly, kind and knowledgeable and although we were not asked to take a JK Selfie upon our departure I am sure they will not forget us.
A few words cannot describe the amazingness of this hotel, but I will try it anyway. The location is just perfect, a few steps from the marina (hotel provides a driver to Capri historic center and other nearby sights). In terms of architecture and design, the hotel stands as one of the most beautiful and we'll decorated in the world; an artsy vibe, but also cozy and welcoming. Once you reach the outside area will find a jaw-dropping view of Capri and surround islands. My suggestion is to enjoy sunset there drinking a house-made Negroni (a must-try, if your into cocktails). A few steps to your left and you will be in the restaurant and pool area, both superb. The hotel also has a gym, spa and steam rooms. I stayed at room #4, a mid-size suite with a balcony facing Capri bay. It's spacious and perfectly designed. To finish it up, don't hesitate to try the hotel's ravioli with riccota and vessuvio tomato sauce, harmonized with a young "La Rasina" Brunello di Montalcino. It's a proustian experience!
We have stayed at other JK properties but Capri is truly the best.
The rooms are very spacious and the staff is wonderful.
We enjoyed the spa, gym, and pool areas along with lunch by the pool. The staff is extremely attentive and are always looking to assist.
The hotel made suggestions for dinner and assisted with reservations. The breakfast was of high quality and the staff is wonderful. The juices they make are excellent at breakfast.
The grounds are well taken care of and huge given the hotel only has 22 rooms.
The staff including the general manager make you feel welcomed and that you are their only guests. We can’t wait to go back! Thank you to the staff at JK Capri for making our experience so magical.