Capri Tiberio Palace
- Style Fresh, flirty Fifties fun
- Setting Steps from Capri central
A teeter from Capri Town’s pretty-as-a-postcard Piazzetta, and a sashay down dainty boutique-resplendent alleyways, is Capri Tiberio Palace, a friendly five-star hotel. A confection of sugared-almond shades and pop-arty curios, designer Giampiero Panepinto’s pretty, witty decor instantly slips you into holiday mode. Whether you flop poolside and make new friends on the terrace, or explore the island as a twosome, this Capri boutique hotel promises hidden-away vacations laced with treatments at Spa Tiberio, zingy cocktails and delizioso Mediterranean dining.
Need to know
- Rooms 55, including 17 suites.
- Rates Double rooms from $374.15 (€272), excluding tax at 10 per cent.
- More details Rates usually include breakfast.
- Facilities Free WiFi throughout, spa with six treatment rooms, indoor and outdoor pool. In rooms: hairdryer, bathrobes, slippers, safe, individually controlled air-conditioning, minibar, black-out curtains.
- Poolside The indoor-outdoor pool is heated and accessible from the spa and the sundeck; supervised from 10am to 8pm.
- Check–out 12 noon, but flexible, subject to availability.
Children There are no special playrooms or menu's for kids, but this is Italy – you know little ones will be lovingly cooed-over. Cots are complimentary and they will happily assist with food preparation and arranging a babysitter.
- Also The spa treatments are spectacular – especially with Australia’s all-natural Sodashi skincare on tap. The wellness centre also has a Water Zone with hydrotherapy pools and steam rooms. Small pets welcome at no extra charge, although not in communal areas.
In the know
- Our favourite rooms For their looks, we love the retro-referencing junior suites refurbished interior designer Giampiero Panepinto’s cheeky chic. Hand-painted majolica tiles and soft-curtained privacy adds oomf to all the rooms, but the terrace suites are probably the best value: they have big fully equipped terraces with a fantastic sea view which compensates to the rear lookout over local residences to the rear.
- Packing tips Your biggest designer sunglasses and jeweled sandals. A copy of Shirley Hazzard’s memoir Greene on Capri, which captures Graham Greene’s time here in the Sixties and conveys what makes this Italian isle especially enchanting.
Food and drink at Capri Tiberio Palace
- Hotel restaurant Terrazza Tiberio serves simple Mediterranean flavours using local ingredients fit for sophisticated palates; chef Francesco de Simone dishes up traditional dishes such as home-made marjoram ravioli or baked sea bass with panzanella. alongside kosher options such as fried cod with courgettes or tubettoni pasta.
- Dress code This is Capri – make like Jackie O and JFK on their jollies.
- Top table If it’s balmy, you’d be barmy not to bagsy a spot on the terrace.
- Last orders Lunch is served 12.30pm–2.30 pm and dinner from 7.30 pm to 11pm.
- Room service Mornings offer the full breakfast regalia, then 11am–11.30pm choose from a huge array of local specialities such as spaghetti alle vongole and calzone Napoletano as well as room-service classics such as hamburgers and club sandwiches.
- Hotel bar Jackie is the open-all-day lounge bar that spills out into a tiny front garden at the front. The fresh pastel decor and warm ambience makes it as beguiling for a morning latté as a Jackie (champagne with strawberries and Cointreau) or a Caesar Tonic Pepper (Gin, Giava's peppercorns, grapefruit and pepper) in the evening. One too many though and you might be tempted to have a tinkle on that white baby grand.
Also worth knowing
- Weddings This property is suitable for weddings. More details