The 9 Best Capri Hotels of 2019

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Best Overall: JK Place Capri – See Rates at TripAdvisor

"Every day at the JK starts out on the best note possible."

Best Budget: Hotel Canasta – See Rates at TripAdvisor

"The vibe is chic boutique hotel meets family home."

Best for Foodies: Capri Palace – See Rates at TripAdvisor

"While the hotel is known for its Capri Beauty Farm, an award-winning medical spa, it is downright famous for its restaurants."

Best View: Punta Tragara – See Rates at TripAdvisor

"Those who want to explore the gorgeous area can enjoy private yachts, scooter or limo hires and gyrocopter excursions."

Most Historical: Hotel Caesar Augustus – See Rates at TripAdvisor

"Rooms are modern with stare-of-the-art amenities, but retain a mix of the antiques from its vibrant history."

Best Bed and Breakfast: Suite Elegance Belvedere Capri Home Design – See Rates at TripAdvisor

"This is a very homey bed and breakfast that has a sea view terrace and cozy suites."

Best for Couples: Capri Tiberio Palace – See Rates at TripAdvisor

"Everything in the hotel encourages guests to slow down and enjoy the slower pace of island life."

Best for Luxury: Grand Hotel Quisisana – See Rates at TripAdvisor

"Behind the neoclassical façade are two swimming pools, a garden, a gym, and one of the best spas on the island."

Best for Families: Casa Mariantonia – See Rates at TripAdvisor

"A charming, family-owned boutique property with an inviting and homey atmosphere."

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Best Overall: JK Place Capri

Jk Capri

Jk Capri

From location and food to style and amenities, this hotel shines in all aspects. Guests at the JK Place have direct access to the beach below, where the water is calm. For those who prefer a pool, the hotel has a large one lined with lanterns by Estro and amber-toned chaise loungers, and a wellness spa is nearby that has a sauna and steam bath. The JK is a short walk up from Marina Grande, and the bustling Capri town and its nightlife is just a 15-minute drive. 

Twenty of the 22 rooms offer sea views, but all have air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, and a marble bathroom with 100 percent Egyptian cotton terry towels and robes. Couples should book the Hideaway Superior Room with its private patio; the room is accessed discreetly by an external path.

The hotel also has one of the island's most celebrated restaurants, JKitchen. Guests can start happy hour with a pink-hued Sunset Martini (made with fresh watermelon, basil leaves, jasmine syrup, and vodka), followed by the odd-but-amazing mix of haute cuisine and down-to-earth grandmother-inspired Neapolitan cooking thought up by Executive Chef Eduardo Estatico. 

Notable is the culatello di Zibello, a cured meat aged 24 months, and the high-quality pecorino cheese. Breakfast is more of a banquet than a buffet, making sure that every day at the JK starts out on the best note possible. 

02 of 09

Best Budget: Hotel Canasta

Hotel Canasta

 Hotel Canasta

To be frank, Capri is not a budget destination. It is an island filled with luxury hotels and some slightly less expensive hotels. But Hotel Canasta is a rare find – it’s accessibly priced. It is housed in a whitewashed villa dating back to 1958 and has been run as a guesthouse by several generations of the same family.

The vibe is chic-boutique-hotel-meets-family-home, and the property includes a tranquil garden with pine and citrus trees, tropical plants, and views over the Mediterranean. The hotel's 15 rooms are spread over two floors – though, with no elevator, mobility-impaired guests should reserve a lower level room. All rooms are air-conditioned with minibars, free Wi-Fi, and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Small but functional bathrooms have wall-mounted hairdryers, bidets, and showers.

All of the three room categories have the same amenities and all have terraces, but superior rooms have sea views. The hotel offers up a small breakfast served until late which includes homemade cakes and jams on the patio overlooking the garden.

An outdoor swimming pool is lined with sun loungers. While the hotel is not upscale and has no gym or spa facilities, it’s a great option for those watching their budget in Capri. 

03 of 09

Best for Foodies: Capri Palace

Capri Palace

 Capri Palace

In the chill town of Anacapri, which has more of a village feel than glamourous downtown, this hotel is ideally located to explore the island’s sights including the summit of Mount Solaro (guests can jump on the chairlift right outside the hotel), and the Blue Grotto, a natural sea cave that’s just a short drive away. 

For those who prefer to stay onsite, the hotel offers a large outdoor swimming pool, a small gym and a private beach club nearby. Private speedboat and helicopter transfers can be organized. While the hotel is known for its Capri Beauty Farm, an award-winning medical spa staffed with 25 doctors, therapists, dieticians, beauticians, and chefs, it is downright famous for its restaurants. 

Celebrated chef Salvatore Elefante is the mastermind of the unforgettable cuisine at the Michelin-starred Il Riccio beach club: guests choose freshly caught sea urchins, lobsters or octopuses at the fish counter and watch the chefs at work at the open kitchen. There’s a decadent “Temptation Room” filled with classic Neapolitan pies, cakes and pastries for those with a discerning sweet tooth, and back at the hotel, guests can dine at the two-Michelin starred formal L’Olivo.

To take things down a notch, the more informal Bistrot Ragù offers up pizzas with outdoor terrace seating. Bar Degli Artisti is the place to go for a gin and tonic – it has 110 types of gin and 15 types of tonic water to choose from. 

Reserve one of the newly remodeled rooms, as they have much larger windows that flood the room with natural light. 

04 of 09

Best View: Punta Tragara

Punta Tragara

Punta Tragara

Soaring high above the picturesque Faraglioni, the five-star Hotel Punta Tragara is a masterpiece of million-dollar views – and getting there is half the fun. Guests can arrive by hydrofoil from Naples to Capri's port, Marina Grande in 50 minutes, and it is recommended to pre-arrange luggage transfer to be able to make the journey to the hotel via the funicular and then by foot.

Italian engineer Enrico Vismara chose this privileged spot atop a rock to build his private villa and asked renowned French-Swiss architect Le Corbusier to draw up the plans. It was converted into a hotel by a Roman Count in 1973 and has been remodeled several times, but what has never changed is the incredible view at every corner. There are two freshwater pools (one heated with whirlpool jets) and a small yet well-equipped gym overlooking fragrant gardens.

Roman Fabrizio Narducci even has a couture hair boutique onsite. Those who want to explore the gorgeous area can enjoy private yachts, scooter or limo hires and gyrocopter excursions. The hotel may be stunning, but it is not ideal for the physically disabled. Thirty-eight rooms and six suites are scattered across a labyrinth on three levels. All come with balconies, terraces or patios fronting garden or sea.

Le Monzù restaurant serves up an inventive seven-course tasting menu outside on the terrace, and the concierge can book a table at the hotel's other restaurant, Michelin-starred Mammà in Capri town. Every sunset here should be fully enjoyed at the Gin Club and American Bar overlooking the bay. 

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05 of 09

Most Historical: Hotel Caesar Augustus

Hotel Cesar Augustus

 Hotel Cesar Augustus

For those who appreciate a sense of history as opposed to just a pretty hotel, Hotel Caesar Augustus delivers. This is a Relais & Chateaux hotel in the area of Anacapri, with its artisan shops and chairlift to the summit of Monte Solaro. It goes back to 1850 when it was enjoyed as a private villa, then became an inn that served workers constructing the Capri-Anacapri road in the 1870s, and then a twentieth-century refuge for a Russian exile who added art and culture and quite a bit of flair to the place.

It was sold around the time of the Second World War to the ancestors of the present owners, who recrafted it into a five-star resort. Rooms are modern with state-of-the-art amenities, but the hotel has put in a lot of effort to retain a mix of the antiques from its vibrant history.

There is a fitness center, spa, and infinity swimming pool, and for guests who want to get out and about, there is a shuttle service. Fun onsite activities include wine-tastings and informal cooking classes – the hotel values its gastronomy, shown by the fact that it maintains its own garden for the kitchen.

06 of 09

Best Bed and Breakfast: Suite Elegance Belvedere Capri Home Design

Suite Elegance Belvedere Capri Home Design

Elegance Belvedere Capri

Just 300 meters from the famous central Piazzetta, Suite Elegance Belvedere also has Via Camerelle and Via Vittorio Emanuele shopping streets just a 5-minute walk from the property. This is a very homey bed and breakfast that has a sea view terrace and cozy suites that each have a flat-screen TV, air conditioning, extra-long beds and a private bathroom with a hairdryer and toiletries by Carthusia Profumi Di Capri. 

Some suites are split level, so if mobility is an issue, this should be mentioned when reserving. An Italian-style breakfast including a croissant and coffee is provided right in the comfort of the suite, so it’s breakfast in bed every day at the Suite Elegance Belvedere. Many restaurants can be found in the surrounding area, including Buonocore Gelateria and Scialapopolo just a few blocks away.

A nice 15-minute walk to get out and about is to the Marina Grande port. While the hotel is short on conventional luxuries, the décor is lovely, rooms are well lit and extremely comfortable, and management goes out of their way to make guests feel very at home. 

07 of 09

Best for Couples: Capri Tiberio Palace

Capri Tiberio Palace

 Capri Tiberio Palace

Far enough from the center of Capri Town away from the crowds, yet still with easy access to Via Botteghe, the Capri Tiberio Palace has a fun, colorful vibe of vintage Sixties glamour. There is a Taschen bookstore (the first of its kind in Italy), the Jacky bar with its white grand piano and cocktails, and excellent restaurant Terraza (the only restaurant on the island with a separate Kosher kitchen), which all encourage guests to slow down and enjoy the slower pace of island life. 

There are 60 guestrooms, but the suites are worth the splurge for their Instagram-worthy interiors — think hand-painted floor tiles, kitschy-chic bathrooms, and jazzy retro statement pieces. For a special honeymoon or anniversary, couples should book The Bellevue Suit. It has its own heated plunge pool, private bar and a 360-degree view of the Gulf of Naples.

In the hotel, there’s a small swimming pool on the terrace with loungers, and a beautiful spa on two separate floors: the first-floor Water Zone has a sauna, steam room, cold plunge pool, and multi-sensory showers, while on the second floor there’s a gym with free weights, spinning bike, treadmill, and yoga and pilates mats. 

08 of 09

Best for Luxury: Grand Hotel Quisisana

Grand Hotel Quisisana

 Grand Hotel Quisisana 

While Capri is not lacking for luxury hotels, this one is definitely a stand-out. Opened in 1845, it has been in the Morgano family ever since and is now a Leading Hotel of the World. The hotel is located at the top of Via Camerelle, the picturesque lane where workshops of local artisans and boutiques of the best-known Italian fashion designers are found. Behind the neoclassical façade are two swimming pools, a garden, a gym, and one of the best spas on the island – “Qui si sana” means "here one heals" in Italian. The hotel has 148 rooms, all decorated in a clean white that shows off the bright Mediterranean sky framed by every window of the hotel. Terraces in the suites offer jaw-dropping views of the turquoise sea, the Faraglioni, the Charterhouse of San Giacomo and the Gardens of Augustus. The La Colombaia restaurant serves fresh seafood, pastas and pizzas, and the more formal Rendez-Vous, cited as one of the finest hotel restaurants in Italy, serves candlelit Italian cuisine for dinner accompanied by romantic music. The hotel is home to the first Krug Lounge in Italy, for those with a discerning taste in champagne. The spa offers an intimate night service for couples, with massages being done by candlelight and accompanied by champagne. Stars such as Tom Cruise and Sting, royalty such as King Farouk of Egypt, and heads of state such as Gerald Ford have all chosen the Quisisana for their vacation on Capri, cementing the hotel’s reputation as one of the world's most exclusive resorts.

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09 of 09

Best for Families: Casa Mariantonia

Casa Mariantonia

 Casa Mariantonia

Centrally located along the main pedestrian street in chill Anacapri as opposed to glitzy Capri Town, the Casa Mariatonia is a charming, family-owned boutique property with an outdoor garden, beautiful pool, and most importantly, an inviting and homey atmosphere. The nine air-conditioned rooms have LED TVs with SKY channels, and terraces or balconies.

For families, the top-floor suite is perfect – it has Mediterranean views, a queen-size sofa bed, an optional third bed, and two bathrooms. A casual restaurant and bar offers outdoor seating in a lemon grove, and there is a wine bar for parents. Breakfast of eggs, freshly baked cakes, yogurt, and more is included in the room rate, and room service is available for families who don’t feel like leaving their room quite yet.

Small pets are allowed for no additional fee and the hotel has a friendly concierge who is great at organizing tours for families. The property is closed between November and March, so guests should plan accordingly. 

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