Just up the road from Marina Grande and five minutes from the funicular that links the port to the Piazzetta.
There are only 21 rooms here and they’re all slightly different, but they share neutral palettes – beige/taupe with touches of black/purple – and plenty of light wood and glass. Each room is named after a famous visitor to the island, such as Pablo Neruda, Axel Munthe and Filippo Marinetti, and, as well as the usual five-star treats, each has a little library of its own, often relating to person the room takes its name from. Three of the rooms even have their own private pool, and all bathrooms have fluffy robes, slippers and lovely smellies.
A small lounge/bar area close to the reception is fine for a quick apero before dinner, and there are gardens and terraces for hanging out.
Eating and drinking
Ziqù is the name of the restaurant here and it makes a real effort to serve high quality local cuisine (though on my visit the chef was a little heavy on the balsamic reduction). The restaurant interior is a little lacking in atmosphere but the outdoor terrace is delightful.
The lovely spa here overlooks the garden and the sea and has a sauna, steam bath, pool with hydromassage. Best of all the spa's masseur gave me the best massage of my life.
The services here are truly five-star. As well as the usual booking services, massages and treatments that are available, there are several boats available for trips around Capri, including a little fisherman’s boat. Then there’s the little Ape (a typical three-wheeled vehicle) that can take you around the island. At the top end, a helicopter is available for transfers and trips.
Who stays there
Honeymoon couples and all those looking for a bit of luxury and spectacular views.
- Business travellers
- Seasoned travellers
- Celebrity spotting
- Great views / scenery
- Special occasions
Pros & Cons
- Spectacular views
- Great location
- Luxurious five-star
- Possibly the bill