The 12 Best Small Luxury Hotels on Capri
Jul 28, 2019
We've spent hours researching blogs and glossy magazines for the best hotel recommendations. These are our top picks of romantic hotels on the Amalfi Coast. Bon voyage!
Updated Aug 1, 2019
“Stunning location. I have been to many hotels around the world but the view and location here is unbeatable. This is truly a gem of a place!”
This cliff-top hotel in Amalfi is a converted 13th-century monastery. It offers free WiFi, ultra-modern rooms and an infinity pool overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.
All rooms have sea views, terracotta floors and marble bathrooms. A flat-screen TV, minibar and pillow menu come as standard. Each private marble bathroom comes with a hairdryer and toiletries.
Breakfast is buffet style at NH Collection Grand Hotel Convento Di Amalfi. The property boasts 2 restaurant. The main one, La Locanda, offers a gourmet menu and Italian and Mediterranean cuisine. During summer guests can enjoy meals on the panoramic terrace.
An infinity pool, a gym and a wellness centre are available at the NH Convento di Amalfi. It is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts. In winter, a heated swimming pool is available too.
Amalfi centre is a 5-minute walk away downhill. The picturesque town of Positano is 40 minutes' drive away.
“Beautiful location. Incredible views from every location. Perfect setting for a romantic vacation or honeymoon.”
Offering a private beach, fitness centre and a Michelin-starred restaurant, Il San Pietro di Positano is located in Positano. This luxurious 5-star hotel features elegantly furnished rooms with a terrace and sea views.
The spacious rooms all include bathrobes, slippers and a flat-screen TV with satellite and pay-per-view channels. Some also feature a design sofa or chair.
Local organic food is used to prepare gourmet dishes at the restaurant. A generous sweet and savoury buffet breakfast is served daily. On request, breakfast is provided in your room.
At the San Pietro di Positano hotel, you can enjoy drinks and cocktails at one of 2 bars, one of which is at the beach. A tennis court, state-of-the-art spa and a free outdoor pool are also available.
This hotel includes free on-site parking. A free shuttle bus to/from the centre of Positano can be arranged on request.
“Fantastic boutique hotel on the cliffs of Amalfi. Great sea access in a small bay belonging to the hotel. Very good restaurant and top wine selection. Great atmosphere. Fantastic service. Very helpful with any wishes and requirements.”
Offering breathtaking views of the Amalfi Coast, Hotel Santa Caterina is an Art Nouveau villa built on a rock that overlooks the sea. It offers many terraces and a beautiful pool, all with sea views.
Built into the rock and overhanging the sea, the pool is surrounded by sun loungers and umbrellas. Guests can access the pool and the private beach below, using the property’s private glass lifts.
Santa Caterina’s wellness area includes a sauna, Turkish bath and massage service, plus a well-equipped sea-view fitness centre.
The elegant rooms and suites feature Vietri majolica floors and precious furniture. Facilities include a balcony with full or partial sea views, plus free ADSL internet access.
The award-winning restaurant Santa Caterina serves Mediterranean cuisine and local wines in its smart dining room. Restaurant Al Mare specialises in fresh fish and pizza cooked in a wood-burning oven. Meals are served on its sea-view terrace.
Offering private parking, this 5-star hotel is just 1 km from Amalfi. The famous VIP resort of Positano is a 15-minute drive away.
“Fantastic service and excellent luxury and romantic hotel with great views from the top of Positano.”
The 5-star Hotel Villa Franca features stunning views of the sea and of Positano from its hilltop position. Offering 2 restaurants, it also comes with an outdoor pool, a spa and a bar. Free shuttle rides to/from the town centre are available.
You can relax under a parasol by the rooftop pool, and enjoy the beautiful view. In the evening, you can also have a drink at the Gallis bar or on the terrace overlooking the town.
In the O'Spa wellness centre you can recharge in the Hammam or with a massage treatment. The property also features a fully equipped fitness centre.
Typical Mediterranean cuisine can be sampled at the poolside Galligrill restaurant and the gourmet Li Galli restaurant onsite.
The hotel is just a 15 minutes' walk or short shuttle ride from the town centre and the beach.
“Tiberio is the only place to stay while on Capri.”
Set in a 19th-century building, Capri Tiberio Palace is a 2-minute walk from Capri's central Piazzetta. It offers elegant, design rooms with LCD satellite TV. It features a panoramic rooftop terrace.
Most rooms include a balcony or terrace, and most have views of the sea. They come with air conditioning, minibar and free Wi-Fi.
The restaurant serves local Mediterranean dishes which can be enjoyed on its sea-view terrace, while in summer months Kosher cuisine is served in a separate area. The contemporary-style Jacky Bar features a chic décor.
Capri Tiberio Palace includes a wellness centre with hammam, sauna and hot tub. Massages and beauty treatments are also available.
“Sweet, romantic short stay for couples. Super nice rooms with design, style & character. Very nice sea view!”
Centrally located in Positano, Le Sirenuse is just 200 metres from the coast and its beautiful beaches. It features an oyster bar, a Michelin-starred restaurant, and elegant rooms with a private balcony. There are also a free swimming pool, hammam, and fitness centre.
The spacious and air-conditioned rooms have a white-themed décor and full views of the Mediterranean Sea. Each offers a satellite flat-screen TV with Blu-ray player, an iPod dock, and a fully equipped en suite bathroom with a large spa bath and soft slippers.
At the Sirenuse you can unwind at the oyster bar, where you will find a variety of oysters that you can enjoy together with champagne. The Michelin-starred restaurant has a spacious terrace overlooking the sea.
The hotel’s wellness centre is complete with a sauna, hammam, and massages are also available. The property can arrange boat rental on request, from May until September.
Napoli Capodichino Airport and Train Station are approximately 60 km away. Sorrento is 16 km from the property, and you can reach Amalfi in 40 minutes by car.
“Beautiful views and gardens, exceptional for romantic couples.”
This luxurious adult-only hotel is perched on a cliff with panoramic views of the Gulf of Salerno. A former monastery, it maintains the original style, and offers a garden with swimming pool and a free spa. A free shuttle to Amalfi is available.
Monastero Santa Rosa Hotel & Spa offers elegant, refined rooms with views of the sea. All accommodation comes with air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, and a flat-screen TV.
The spa of Monastero Santa Rosa is complete with tepidarium, Turkish bath and whirlpool bath, all with free entry. Massages and beauty treatments, using Santa Maria Novella products, are also available.
Breakfast includes traditional Neapolitan pastries such as Sfogliatelle Santa Rosa, and also savoury food. The gourmet restaurant serves local and national cuisine, and can cater to special dietary requirements.
“A perfect romantic hotel. Level of service matched the superb location. Just fabulous all round.”
On a rock overlooking the Bay of Naples, the Vittoria includes 3 historic buildings set in a private Mediterranean park. The property's entrance is in Sorrento’s main square. A lift links directly to the harbour.
Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria's La Serra spa is complete with hot tubs and massage rooms. The outdoor swimming pool with hydromassage area is set on a sun terrace with free parasols, sun beds and deck chairs.
With elegant parquet or tiled floors, all rooms come with free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, and flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Some rooms offer a balcony overlooking the bay, or the beautiful Mediterranean gardens.
There are several top-quality restaurants on site, and an elegant bar with sea views. Entertainment and live music are organised regularly. Breakfast is a varied sweet and savoury buffet.
Private parking with valet service is available on site. A pick up service from Napoli Train Station is available on request.
“We came to celebrate our 20th anniversary; they upgraded our room to the most beautiful suite I've ever been to. I'm so glad I came to visit this place which I can call heaven.”
Perched on a sea-view cliff on the road to the Amalfi Coast, Belmond Hotel Caruso is set in a renovated building of the 11th century. The property includes an infinity pool, terraced gardens, and historic interiors with frescoed ceilings. The rooms and suites offer views of the garden or the sea.
The rooms are located in the main building or in the annex in the garden. All accommodation is complete with an LCD TV with CD and DVD player, air conditioning, and free internet. Some rooms and suites offer a private balcony.
A generous American breakfast is served daily at the Belmond Hotel Caruso. The Belvedere Restaurant serves traditional Italian specialities and the Pool Restaurant is the ideal spot for a light lunch and a taste of Italian pizza.
During the summer, the property offers complimentary boat excursions along the coast, as well as a free shuttle to Amalfi and Positano.
“Boutique luxury. Beautiful location overlooking the sea and harbour – so always something to look at.”
Located on the island of Capri, the J.K. Place features an outdoor pool with panoramic views over the Bay of Naples. It offers a spa, a Neapolitan restaurant and elegant accommodation with a satellite flat-screen TV.
Spacious, air-conditioned rooms at the J.K. Place Capri come with free WiFi, tiled floors and a marble bathroom decorated with grey and white mosaics. Each has Tyrrhenian Sea or garden views.
The JKitchen Restaurant serves both local and Mediterranean cuisine, and specialises in organic and seasonal dishes. Meals can be enjoyed in the guests' room, the dining room or out on the panoramic terrace.
The wellness centre includes a gym, Turkish bath and sauna. There is also a tennis court and hot tub.
Free on-site parking is provided. Capri Port is a 5-minute walk from the property, while the Piazzetta is 1.3 km away.
“Look and feel of the hotel was out of this world. The gardens and hidden corners of the hotel were like a fantasy. The fresh food at the breakfast, the private rocky beach and the white bar were just some of the amazing things making Villa Treville the best place to stay maybe in the whole world.”
Set on a cliff in the heart of the Amalfi Coast, Villa Treville features luxurious rooms and suites overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea. This luxurious property offers a free private beach and gym, plus free Wi-Fi.
Uniquely decorated, en suite rooms are air conditioned and come with a balcony, a seating area, a free minibar and flat-screen TV. Some rooms boast a small private pool and terrace. Bar and club lounge access is free with each room.
Your full American breakfast offers a wide choice of sweet and savoury products. Meat and vegetarian dishes, as well as fresh seafood options can be prepared at the restaurant.
Treville comprises 4 independent buildings situated in a 2-hectare estate. You can relax in the gardens or enjoy a cocktail and snack in the Club Lounge bar with terrace.
The property is a 15-minute walk from the centre of Positano, and 17 km from Sorrento. You can enjoy direct access down to the beach via an elevator cut into the cliff, or marked walking trails.
This list is manually curated and based on hotel recommendations from blogs and magazines. Please let me know if you think a hotel should be added to the list.
Updated Aug 1, 2019