Hotel Highlights

  • Peaceful hotel a stroll from Capri Town’s main square
  • Friendly five-star service and concierge
  • First-class spa with indoor and outdoor swimming pool

Overview

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.

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Facilities

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Need To Know

Rooms

50, including 17 suites.

Check–out

12 noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 3pm.

Rates

Double rooms from $379.72 (€275), excluding tax at 10 per cent.

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Rates usually include breakfast.

At the hotel

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.

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.

Poolside

The indoor-outdoor pool is heated and accessible from the spa and the sundeck; supervised from 10am to 8pm.

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.

Also

The spa treatments are spectacular, using refreshing all-natural products. 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.

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.

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Weddings

This property is suitable for weddings

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Food & Drink

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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.

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.

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.

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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.

Local Guide

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Eat, drink, see, do: local favourites and more…

Local restaurants

Refined yet relaxed JKitchen is JK Place Capri hotel’s stylish restaurant serving the finest seafood, with a spectacular terrace offering panoramic views over the harbor, towards the mainland (+39 081 838 4001). Aurora is one of Capri’s oldest restaurants, offering Neapolitan favourites with Caprese charm on history-steeped Via Fuorlovado (+39 081 837 0181) There are few places to eat more delightfully than under the lemon trees at Da Paolino near Marina Grande at 11 Via Palazzo a Mare (+39 081 837 6102). For traditional tastes Il Geranio at 8 Via Matteotti is also great, close to the main piazzetta, (+39 081 837 0616). Add’o Riccio (+39 081 837 1380), located on the cliffs overlooking the Blue Grotto, serves up fresh seafood, once again with those views.

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Steps from Capri central

Capri Tiberio Palace

Via Croce 11-15, Capri, Campania, 80073

Planes

Fly to Naples Capodichino airport and then take a taxi to the port of Naples to catch a boat. The whole transfer is usually only around an hour and a half. The hotel can organise a ticket for the hydrofoil, taxi or cable car to the main square (starting at €90 a person – for two, it's €110 each); luggage transport from the harbour to your room is €10 per item.

Automobiles

There is no need for you to have your own wheels on Capri, when the island’s only four square miles, and most uniquely they have the cutest convertible cabs.

Other

Ferries from Naples take about an hour and 20 minutes: Alilauro (www.alilauro.it), Caremar (www.caremar.it) and SNAV (www.snav.it) depart from Calata Porta di Massa. Hydrofoils leave from Beverello, take about 40 minutes, and cost a bit more. The hotel can have someone greet you who will hand you a ticket to the funicular from Capri harbour to Capri’s La Piazzetta. Make use of the hotel's porterage service (€10 a piece, each way) to ensure smooth sailing to and from the pier.

Reviews

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Anonymous review

by Juliet Kinsman , On-the-go editor at Mr & Mrs Smith

‘Wow! This is aaawesome!’ bellows a tourist from under his baseball cap. We’re stepping out of the funicular train from Capri Town’s harbour, and although he’s ever so slightly shattering my image of us following in Jackie O’s footsteps to an exclusive escape, he has got a point. The view we are both admiring is of the ...

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Capri Tiberio Palace

Anonymous review by Juliet Kinsman, On-the-go editor

‘Wow! This is aaawesome!’ bellows a tourist from under his baseball cap. We’re stepping out of the funicular train from Capri Town’s harbour, and although he’s ever so slightly shattering my image of us following in Jackie O’s footsteps to an exclusive escape, he has got a point. The view we are both admiring is of the Tyrrhenian Sea’s deep-blue stretch to the sun-gilded Sorrentine Peninsula. I gaze down Capri’s steep terraced slopes, over café-lined postcard promenade Marina Grande, and then back at the diminutive La Piazzetta, with its clocktower, miniature main square, and darling white 18th-century church. It’s hard to deny that this vista is anything but overwhelming, even if you are a seasoned traveller.

Let’s get something straight – Capri’s charms are no secret on the tourist trail. But that’s partly what makes Capri Tiberio Palace feel so special. In what seems a New York minute after reaching hilltop Piazza Umberto I, we’re flopped on our private balcony, a world away from any high-season hurly burly. I’ve cracked open a Pellegrino from our minibar and Mr Smith is sipping a chilled Peroni. From our majolica-tiled, bougainvillea-fringed perch, we look out across to lemon groves and the sparkling Gulf of Naples beyond. I swear I hear Mr Smith murmur the word ‘awesome’.

Lickety-split from London, too. We only caught a flight to Naples this morning. Next thing we were in a cab to the gritty city’s port, where, after a slice of lunchtime pizza, we hopped on a hydrofoil for the 40-minute watery whoosh over. On arrival at Capri Town our bags were magicked away by a pristinely dressed hotel meeter-and-greeter, while we rode the cable car a few minutes up the hill. An amble down a picturesque alleyway, past fabulous designer shops and authentic trattorias, we landed at our apricot-coloured hideaway for the weekend.

Gliding through the glass doors to reception, we had received the kind of warm welcome that might cause cynics to wonder whether staff had twigged we were secret site inspectors. But no; that’s just how things are here at this Capri boutique hotel. Escorted up to our roomy junior suite, we pass pockets of interior design that resemble how I envisage chic Italian private villas in the Fifties. ‘Hey, look there’s Sophia Loren!’ shouts Mr Smith, admittedly pointing to a black and white photo. Jaunty pastel-upholstered chairs, sugar-almond-shaded wallcoverings, shelves of quirky trinkets and cute curios are all part of designer Giampiero Panepinto’s pretty, witty decor. If the look and feel doesn’t ease you into holiday mood, you may need to see your doctor about some prescriptive meds.

And here we are still on our balcony as spritz o’clock strikes. Feet in the sun, aperol and prosecco in hand, we’re watching a gentle start to la passeggiata on the pathway below. A nose at the guests around the pool on the terrace just below us reveals an American couple befriending a German family, next to an English premier league footballer sneaking in some post-season P&Q with his missus.

Suppertime approaches, and choosing to dine in the hotel’s Mediterranean restaurant may seem unadventurous, but why leave our bubble of cheer? Especially as we’ve heard great things about the cocktails. There’s always tomorrow to explore. After sampling a Capri lemon drop (limoncello, lemon juice and lavender) in the loungey ground-floor Jackie Bar (strictly in the name of investigative duty), we head up to the restaurant. By the second course of perfectly cooked seafood pasta, we’ve swapped life stories with the maître d’ and we’re smitten with the local rosé.

Breakfast sees us back on that canopied terrace to devour pickings from the generous buffet. Over pastries and fresh fruit we moot a boat trip around the coast. But the sun is glowing and the cushioned loungers by the look comfy –surely that Blue Grotto sea cave will wait for us?

Fast forward to the afternoon and, yes, we’re still supine by the outdoor pool, but we’ve been for a splash, sensorial shower and steam in the Water Zone, I’ve had an incredible Sodashi facial in the wellness centre and we’ve both picked at a delicious tomato, mozzarella and basil Caprese salads. Not bad for a day’s reviewing work, right?

History buffs will know who Roman Emperor Tiberius was. And the real swots will be aware that he was so captivated by Capri he made the Mediterranean island his imperial capital. Not sure it was the most practical base, but then word is he was distracted by some rather risqué revelries, so who are we to argue? In fact, the old dog ended up spending his final years on Capri. Truth is, a whirl here has us wishing we could follow suit and live out our days on this aphrodisiacal island. So if you’re seeking a five-star stay for hidden-away holidays laced with spa treatments, cunning cocktails and Mediterranean cuisine fit for an emperor, get thee to Capri Tiberio Palace. Except the island should come with a warning: ‘Watch out, you might never want to leave’.



The Guestbook

Whenever you book a stay at a Smith hotel with us, we'll invite you to review it when you get back. Read what other Smith members had to say in Capri Tiberio Palace's Guestbook below.

 

BlackSmith

Stayed on 9 Sep 2013

We loved

The staff were extremely helpful – arranging ferry tickets and making dinner reservations… basically anything we needed. The location was perfect as it was close enough to the main square that we could go from our room to dinner almost anywhere in a matter of minutes, but far enough away that we didn't get any of the noise. It was also slightly farther up the hill, making it seem like you had a mini head start on the challenging climb up to Villa Jovis!

Don’t expect

We found the bed a bit uncomfortable, but that could just be that we are more used to a less firm matress. Also, the water in the pool was freezing!

Rating: 9/10 stars