History with a view
What it is
An elegant boutique hotel with some of the best views in Capri.
What it isn't
Good for youngsters or oldsters: It's an uphill walk and cars are not allowed.
What we think
Punta Tragara occupies a stunning salmon-pink villa built high into the rocks, directly across from the famous Faraglioni rocks. Originally a private residence (Le Corbusier had a hand in its design), it also served as headquarters for the U.S. command in World War II, and has hosted Eisenhower, Churchill and other luminaries. Now it's a 44-room boutique property whose romantic setting attracts mostly couples. The design is contemporary but comfortable and retaining a sense of place: mauve and beige colors, marble baths, and balconies or terraces. Of course, the ones to book are those overlooking the rocks. (The Penthouse Suite has a much more design-forward look that's not for everyone). The pool area is on the small side—but again, those views. A small but charming spa is a nice addition.
You're here because
You want to open the window and feel like you can reach out and touch the Faraglioni rocks and the Tyrrhenian Sea beyond.
After dinner and a passeggiata in Capri Town, you and your partner take the languid walk back up to the hotel, content to return to what feels like your own secret villa above the crowd.
Restaurants & Bars
Restaurant and Bar - An elegant, natural, contemporary cuisine consisting of the freshest ingredients
"MONZÙ" Restaurant - Chef Lionetti’s menu includes many historical Capri favorites and Neapolitan dishes
"MAMMÀ" Restaurant - Italian cuisine with great quality ingredients
"La Pergola" Bar - The bar is the ideal spot for a thirst-quenching drink
A 15-minute walk (uphill) from Capri Town's famous Piazzetta square.