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Get aroundHigh season usually runs mid-June to September, when prices spike at Capri hotels. On the flipside, many hotels actually shut down in the heart of winter (especially Nov–Feb), though there are always a few open. Here are a few of my favorites.
Most guidebooks start with listing hotels in Capri Town, then add a few in Anacapri almost as an afterthought. To me that seems backwards. Yes, Capri Town is the main town—but it's also way more touristy and hectic, crowded with daytrippers and cruise boat passengers.
Most people come to the island of Capri to (a) see the Blue Grotto, and (b) have an idyllic and laid-back island vacation—and Anacapri offers that in spades. What's more, Anacapri is actually home to, or nearer to, all the major sights on the island (except the Villa Jovis).
Given all that—and my own druthers—I'd much rather stay in Anacapri and just take the bus down to visit Capri Town. So I'll start with some perfect hotels in Anacapri—the fact that they're remarkably cheap only adds to the allure.
Hotels in Anacapri
Hotel Villa Eva [€€–€€€] - Villa Eva is quite possibly the best one-star hotel in all of Italy. This house buried in lush gardens halfway along the country road from Anacapri to the Blue Grotto isn't just Eva Balestrieri's hotel. It's her childhood home. Eva was born in room no. 5, with its huge terrace, cupola ceiling, and wall covered in framed watercolors and chalk drawings. The artwork—not to mention the furniture—throughout the property was created by her husband, Vincenzo, who has also spent decades transforming the grounds into a carefully tended jungle of exotic plants (among which is hidden a small pool and bar)... Via La Fabbrica 8, Anacapri, Capri.... » more
★ Hotel Caesar Augustus [€€€€€] - Perched atop a sheer cliff 1,000 feet above the azure sea at Anacapri's edge, the island's most spectacularly sited hotel is a Relais & Chateaux deluxe resort with killer views across the entire Bay of Naples and a hodgepodge of mostly antiques and four-poster beds in large, sun-drenched settings. Room price is tied directly to how good the view is. Besides peachy vistas and deluxe suites, the Caesar Augusts has a panoramic pool, Turkish Bath and Hammam, free WiFi, and a restaurant... Via G. Orlandi 4, Anacapri, Capri... » more
★ Hotel Il Girasole [€€–€€€] - Nestled amid vineyards and olives a 10-minute stroll from Anacapri, the family-run Girasole has changed dramatically from the student pensione of a few years ago. The room bunkers have become bungalows with summery accommodations of tile floors, new functional furnishings in wicker or wood, modern but teensy baths, and good beds. Nos. 8, 9, and 12–14 have the best views across the brick terraces and pool, tumbling down the side of the island to the Bay of Naples... Via Linciano 47, Anacapri, Capri... » more
Hotel Da Gelsomina [€€€] - Simple, clean, moderately-priced rooms with killer views that skip across vineyards and pines to the sea and Ischia in the distance. Also an excellent, and recommended, restaurant... Via Migliara 72, Anacapri, Capri...
Hotel Mediterraneo [€€] - This Anacapri bed and breakfast mixes rustic ambiance with free WiFi, surrounded by peaceful gardens yet near the center of town and the cable car up to Monte Solaro. The rooms have simple furnishings, whitewashed walls, and brilliantly painted tile floors... Via Caposcuro 12, Anacapri, Capri...
Hotel Biancamaria [€€€–€€€€] - It's spare, dark, echoey, and bang in the center of town. The family-run Biancamaria has an old-fashioned attitude (they turn away scruffy backpackers) but ultra-modern veneer furnishings. Rooms come with huge baths and views either of Monte Solaro from small terraces over the town's main drag, or (from rooms on the back) sea-views over the Bay of Naples... Via G. Orlandi 54, Anacapri, Capri... » more
Hotels in Capri Town
Hotel Villa Krupp [€€€–€€€€] - Set like a crown jewel of Old World style atop the Giardini d'Augusto at the end of a path that winds up amid the umbrella pines, Villa Krupp's breezy back hill location is very quiet, but still convenient to Capri's shopping and restaurants and Marina Piccola's beach below. An old favorite of Russian intellectuals (Lenin lodged and Gorky lived here), the best of the 12 rooms—the larger and more expensive nos. 18–21—have period or antique-style furnishings, high ceilings, mini chandeliers, hair dryers, and killer terrace views over La Certosa and the wooded slopes of Monte Tuoro to i Faraglioni and the sea... Viale Giacomo Matteoti 12, Capri.... » more
Hotel Exclesior Parco [€€€–€€€€] - Fabulous views from elegant rooms in this 105-year-old hotel set amid lovely gardens just above Marina Grande along the road up to Capri Town, with nice amenities (a whirlpool tub in the gardens, free WiFi, free shuttles both for arrival and departure at the port, and to Capri Town). A bit far from the action—though the more relaxing for it—and you can't beat the prices for this level of class.
Hotel Canasta [€€–€€€] - A charming oasis of lush, flower-filled gardens and cool, hand-painted ceramic floors in these 15 rooms hidden among the back streets of Capri Town. It also has a swimming pool—unusual among inexpensive hotels in town.
Hotel La Tosca [€€–€€€] - La Tosca is hidden on one of Capri's back alleys, surrounded by birdsong and seemingly a world away—yet only a five-minute stroll—from the tourist crush of the Piazzetta. Ettore Castelli and his Connecticut-born wife have been improving La Tosca since taking over in the mid 1990s, and the investment is paying off. Most of the 12 clean, sizable rooms have newish, functional furniture and high ceilings. Rooms 47–51 all have small, terraces that look over the umbrella pines and nearby Certosa to the sea and i Faraglioni... Via D. Birago 5, Capri... » more
Hotel Stella Maris [€€–€€€] - Capri's cheapest—and most central—hotel overlooks the tiny bus stop piazza on the main road and has a bit of a worn, dingy air imparted by the troops of backpackers that book it solid through summer. Still, the 10 rooms are cozy without being cramped, the patterned tile floors and spanking white walls are clean, and the baths and modular furnishings are in good repair... Via Roma 27, Capri. » more
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- Nearby destinations: Naples, Sorrento, Amalfi Coast (Positano, Amalfi, Ravello), Pompeii
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This material was last updated March 2011. All information was accurate at the time.
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