Just off the Piazzetta, Casa Malua apartments are fantastically central. From the ferry, take the funicular to the Piazzetta, pick up a map from the tourist office on the corner and weave your way up to Via Sopramonte, a five-minute walk away. Bars and restaurants are on your doorstep, as are all those opportunities to flex your shopping muscles.
There are three apartments available. All are different but share features: light, bright rooms with light-coloured floor tiles and furniture, a white/cream/beige palette with flashes of colour (red, green, orange, blue) picked out in cushions or bed coverings, and a kitchen or cooking area, including fridge.
My favourite is the Tragara: a large room dominated by the bed, with a sofa, a neat little 'kitchen' that is housed in a cupboard, and a lovely terrace with table and chairs, that looks out over Capri. The bathroom, off the main room, benefits from a window and a decent shower (with shampoo/soap and so forth provided).
Castello is a slightly bigger apartment: the bedroom is smaller (with a balcony) but there is a separate lounge/kitchen area. Moneta has a separate kitchen (with table and chairs). TV and internet facilities are also included.
Eating and drinking
Breakfast is delivered and there are cooking facilities and a supermarket nearby, but lazy travellers might want to take advantage of the takeaway service of the nearby restaurant.
Apart from the breakfast delivery, apartments are cleaned each day and owner Antonio (who also runs a nearby travel agency) is on hand for any information/help with travel plans.
Who stays there
Those who like to do their own thing: independent travellers, families with small children or, if you took a couple of apartments, families with older children or groups of friends.
Remarkably reasonable for Capri. The apartments are open for ten months of the year (closed Jan/Feb).
- Backpackers / Students
- Families with teenagers
- Families with younger children
- No fuss
- Chilling out
Pros & Cons
- Good value
- Great location
- Lacks the creature comforts of a hotel