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The name alone conjures up the scent of lemon trees, the flavour of ripe, red tomatoes scattered with basil and the chatter in the piazzetta as the town turns out for their evening stroll or ‘passeggiata’. The best places to stay in Capri are usually in the luxury bracket, but we have managed to find a few hidden gems that won't cost you an arm and a leg.
For those on a restricted budget try Hotel La Canasta, an immaculate, stylish B&B with swimming pool or perhaps the nineteen room Villa Sarah - a modest but charming property in a peaceful hilltop setting. Or if you've decided that self catering is the best option, then check out the selection with our online partner, booking.com.
Whilst the size of this rocky island which rises from the blue waters of the Mediterranean is small, Capri’s fame is large; its charms captured by writers, poets and artists from Turgenev to Graham Greene, who all found its wild beauty so inspiring.
Its reputation for glamour developed over the last century as the rich, the aristocracy and good-looking film stars came calling in their yachts, frequenting the boutiques, wearing Capri pants or sipping limoncellos in the Italian sunshine.
Despite its popularity, lemon trees still scent the island; the town’s cobbled streets are still too narrow for cars and plump, homemade Ravioli Caprese is still a dish worth crossing the water for.
Location is important here, for moving around the island is often on foot, so choose carefully amongst the best places to stay in Capri if you want to be in the heart of the town, in the more peaceful outskirts, down by the harbour, in the more rural Anacapri or hanging on the edge of the cliffs.
Just don't forget that this island is heaving during the peak summer months, so get organised and book well ahead if you want to guarantee a room in one of the best places to stay in Capri.
- If you're looking for a hotel to match the glitz then check into the Capri Palace Hotel and Spa. Here you'll find the only Michelin starred food on the island and original artwork on the walls. Book a suite and get your own private pool.
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- For townies we'd suggest the Tiberio Palace in the heart of Capri Town. The decor is contemporary and stylish, but the pièce de résistance is the Spa (set on two floors with indoor and outdoor pools).
- If you prefer being on the outskirts, then Hotel La Vega is your best bet. This excellent pensione boasts spacious rooms whose balconies have views to die for. A lovely pool area ensures you don't have to traipse down the hill to find a beach.
- Down by the harbour book a room at JK Place if your pockets are deep enough. This divine five star establishment is just steps from the sea and oozes style and opulence.
- For cliff top dramatics Punta Tragara is the place. The situation is stunning with breathtaking views. Inside the vibe is calm and luxurious and superb food is served on candlelit verandas.
For a holiday aparment
- For a hoilday villa or apartment on the island, we recommend you check out the selection with our online partner, Booking.com.
Best Hotels in Capri
Hotel La Canasta 16 rooms from $137Capri
Immaculately kept and personally run with great attention to detail. Attractively furnished, intimate B&B - white-walled, tile-floored, Capri style. Spotless rooms ooze unfussy elegance with wrought iron beds, colourful pictures, and smart fabrics. Stylish pool. A wonderfully romantic destination.Great walks - Head out on a walk on one of the trails through the beautiful countrysideViews - Great views from hotelRomantic - Good for couples.Swimming Pool - Indoor/outdoor
Villa Sarah 19 rooms from $144Capri
Charmingly modest small hotel in complete peace and tranquility afforded by its hilltop setting and lush garden surroundings of fruit trees and vines. A lovely white washed building with simple fresh bedrooms, some with balconies. A great choice for families or those looking for a laid back stay.Value chic - The perfect choice for a laid back and reasonably priced holiday in Capri, with private balconies, lovely garden and large pool.Great walks - Make the most of the morning cool to explore the lovely walking trials through this rugged countryside.Views - Great views from hotelRomantic - Good for couples.Recommended by - Fodors
Hotel La Minerva 16 rooms from $160Capri
Set in a tranquil garden of deliciously scented mimosa, almond and citrus trees. Spread over five terraced levels inching towards the sea with sweeping arches, cross-vaulted ceilings and majorca-tiled floors. Light and sunny rooms in blues and whites. A great choice for an intimate escape.Romantic Break - A romantic hotel, with all the glamour of Capri coupled with the intimacy of it's secluded gardens and lovely seaviews.Sailing - Book a romantic sunset cruise around the island, an unforgettable experience.Great walks - Head out on one of the walking trials through the stunning rugged countrysideFull of characterRecommended by - Good Hotel Guide
Caprisuite 2 rooms from $194Capri
Gorgeous boutique B&B with just two rooms in the old town of Anacapri. Minimalism at its best, there's nothing clinical here. White washed walls and exposed stone work offset by fading frescoes and flashes of limoncello yellow. A private spot for couples or a group of four.Views - Great views from hotelSailing - Can be booked nearby.Diving - Good diving nearby.Sights nearby - Well located for major sights.Recommended by - I Escape
Da Gelsomina 12 rooms from $200Anacapri, Capri
Da Gelsomina is known for its fantastic restaurant - locally sourced ingredients, traditional cuisine and wonderful views from the veranda. There are a number of simple bedrooms decorated in calm pastel tones, each with private balconies. A quiet and less traveled spot on Capri.Foodies - Renowned by locals for its restaurant - famous for its "ravioli capresi", "pollo al mattone", and rabbit cacciatora.Great walks - The Capri Philosophical Park has some stunning walks, pack a picnic and make a day of it.Sailing - Hire a boat to explore hidden sea caves along the rugged coast.Swimming Pool - Indoor/outdoorRecommended by - Fodors
Hotel La Vega 23 rooms from $217Capri
Tasteful traditional style in this gorgeous Mediterranean pensione. All-white bedrooms with blue majorca-tiled floors and bedspreads and spectacular sea views from the balconies. An attractive kidney-shaped pool and large terrace with loungers. A tranquil and romantic spot.Value chic - An elegant hotel, just off Piazzetta di Capri, boasting charming suites and fantastic seaviews from private balconies.Great walks - Head out on one of the beautiful walking trials and explore the rugged countryside.Views - Great views from hotelRomantic - Good for couples.
Hotel Luna 50 rooms from $246Capri NA
Hotel Luna is set in a gorgeous location, with stunning views of the Faragloni rocks and the sea. It boasts a variety of spacious rooms and suites, with on site spa facilities for those looking to relax. Romantic candlelit evening meals on the terrace are a must! Boat tours are also available.Romantic Break - Rooms with stunning seaside views, long walks on the beach, and an on site restaurant for romantic evening mealsBack to Nature - Make the most of the stunning views and local boat tours by exploring the surrounding islandsHoneymoons - This secluded, picturesque spot of natural beauty, is the perfect location for honeymoonersGreat walks - Explore the Via Krupp pathway carved into the rocks that leads to the beach
Villa Brunella 20 rooms from $274Capri
Glamour and elegance but with a laid back ambiance typical of a family-run Italian hotel. A series of terraces sprawl across the hillside. Glorious pool with sun terrace and smart rooms featuring balconies. Candle lit dinners with killer views. A great setting for romance.Romantic Break - The ultimate romantic getaway with luxorious suites and private access to the most beautiful beach in Capri.Great walks - A walking path overlook the Faraglioni rock formations starts from near the hotel.Views - Great views from hotelSwimming Pool - Indoor/outdoor
Villa Marina 21 rooms from $352Capri
Prioritising tranquility and luxury, Villa Marina is a superb hotel on the picturesque island of Capri. The lavish rooms are individually decorated and afford fantastic views over the Bay of Naples. With a deluxe spa and excellent Mediterranean cuisine, it's perfect for a relaxing, romantic escape.Romantic Break - A luxorious and pampering getaway for two, with an incredible spa, lovely grounds, lavish suites and fantastic food.Total relaxation - Unwind by the pool with a good book, stroll down to Capri’s Marina Grande, sip on cocktails and let yourself go.Great walks - Make the most of the Capri coastline on your doorstep and head off to explore.Sailing - The perfect port of call for a sailing trip around the Tyrrhenian Sea.Recommended by - Kiwi Collection, Tablet
Grand Hotel Quisisana 147 rooms from $377Capri
Old World glamour and timeless charm in the ancient town of Capri. Large cream-chic bedrooms with balconies and views over the immaculate gardens. Swimming pool and the Mediterranean beyond. Four restaurants offer a great selection of food. Exclusive elegance at this grand hotel.Spa breaks - Pamper yourself at the spa that combines the contemporary concepts of wellness and the thermal traditions of the Ancient Romans.City Style - An elegant neoclassical façade that has attracted the glamorous and sophisticated from Tom Cruise to Ernest Hemingway.Sailing - Explore the island and the Amalfi coast in style by chartering a yacht.Swimming Pool - Outdoor and Indoor PoolsRecommended by - Kiwi Collection, Tablet
Capri Palace Hotel and Spa 65 rooms from $432Capri
Glitzy with original art on the walls, twice Michelin-starred restaurant, and multiple award-winning spa. A sophisticated choice for those who like indulging in the best. Suites have private pools and gardens, for those who manage to leave the hotel there's a shuttle to the private beach.Sights nearby - Take the chairlift to the highest point on Capri for spectacular viewsSeaside - Ideal for a seaside holiday.Views - Great views from hotelSwimming Pool - Indoor/outdoorRecommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, Kiwi Collection, Tablet
Caesar Augustus 55 rooms from $411Anacapri NA, Capri
Luxury abounds at this supreme five-star hotel on the island of Capri. Oozing old world glamour and charm from every pore, with a selection of plush rooms, a superb restaurant and stunning views of Mount Vesuvius. The perfect place for a relaxing, romantic break.Honeymoons - With luxurious suites and glorious views of Mount Vesuvius and the bay of Naples, it's perfect for a honeymoon.Local exploring - A lovely base to return to after a long day exploring the picturesque island of Capri.Great walks - Take beautiful sunset walks along the Capri coastline.Sights nearby - Visit the island's famous Blue Grotto.Recommended by - Relais & Chateaux
Capri Tiberio Palace 46 rooms from $553Capri
Miami glitz meets Capri chic at Tiberio Palace. Stylish suites in elegant tones offer the last word in luxury and the terrace restaurant provides superb food and wonderful views. The piece de resistance is the spa, set over two floors. A spa escape for romantics and foodies.Romantic Break - A stunning hotel in the ultimate romantic destination with poolside loungers, and chic designer decor.Spa breaks - A meticulously designed modern spa focusing on oriental zen with an extensive therapy list.Sailing - Head up the Amalfi coast or around Capri on a romantic private boat tour.Sights nearby - Take a guided tour through the narrow streets of Capri and Anacapri.Recommended by - Tablet, Mr & Mrs Smith, Fodors
Punta Tragara 44 rooms from $686Capri
A little gem of a hotel in a breathtaking location - high up on the island's edge with dramatic views of the Faraglioni limestone pinnacles. An oasis of calm with luxurious, elegant rooms, sublime food served on candlelit verandas, and two salt water pools. A great choice for honeymooners.Honeymoons - An ideal getaway for two- sun, sea, massages and candelit dinners in a magnificent villa with views of the Sea Stacks.Sights nearby - Travel along the coast and discover Capri's imperial villas.Romantic - Good for couples.Views - Great views from hotelRecommended by - Tablet, Fodors, Johansens, Kiwi Collection, Small Luxury Hotels
JK Place 22 rooms from $960Capri
Artistic elegance straight from the pages of a coffee table book. Just steps from the ocean this chic hotel offers unbeatable views from its terrace. Stunning rooms with balconies in maritime creams, whites and blues and a fantastic swimming pool area. Utterly divine and undeniably romantic.Romantic Break - An elegant hotel in the Roman old town, on a cliff overlooking the harbor with indulgent suites oozing romance.Diving - Explore the off shore underworld. Lessons available with the hotel's qualified instructor.Sights nearby - Take a day trip to the 200 year old Pompeii and Herculaneum.Views - Great views from hotelRecommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet, Fodors, Kiwi Collection, Small Luxury Hotels