An October 2002 trip
to Capri by AndrewL
Quote: As part of our honeymoon my wife and I spent four great days in Capri.
The ferryboats actually drop you off at Marina Grande, and you can get to either Capri Town or Anacapri by bus or taxi. If you are going to Capri Town, you have a third option of the Funicular, which is basically a large elevator tilted at about 45 degrees. It will take you from Marina Grande to Capri Town.
It is possible to walk between Anacapri and Capri Town by way of a series of ancient steps built in to the cliffs. The walk offers some fantastic views. I wouldn’t recommend going from Capri Town to Anacapri this route (all uphill) unless you are in very good shape.
We had paid extra to have a room with a pool. However, the first day we were there the pool was freezing. We inquired about this and we were told that the pool would be heated the next day. However, the next day came and the pool wasn’t heated and we repeated this process again every day and never got the pool heated.
There were other little things that the hotel just didn’t get quite right, either. For example, we had the concierge make train reservations for us but he made them for the wrong station. Also the hotel gym was only open 6 hours a day (9am–12pm and 3–6pm). These types of little things are small and they would be a big deal if we were staying someplace less expensive, but if you are paying such high rates you expect the hotel to make everything perfect.
As you can see in the pictures the hotel is truly magnificent, but I probably won't stay here again. Don’t get me wrong, this is a quality hotel; I just don’t feel the price justifies what you get here. Also I would have preferred to stay in Capri Town instead of Anacapri.
Member Rating 2 out of 5 on November 23, 2002
Via Capodimonte 2b
Anacapri, Italy 80071
+39 (081) 9780111
There is both indoor and outdoor seating. I would recommend outdoors if the weather is good.
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 23, 2002
It is located in Capri Town a block down from the Piazzetta.
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 23, 2002
Santa Monica, California