Favorite places in Capri and Positano?

Old Jan 10th, 2001, 12:38 PM
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Deloris: Can you ask your neighbor from Capri about the Hotel Palativm? We are booked for May. Also can he recommend a great restaurant with a view?

 
Old Jan 10th, 2001, 03:42 PM
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Kay,

We planned a last minute to Italy in Sept of 99 and had a hard time finding a hotel on the Amalfi coast. I booked the Hotel Vittoria over the internet and was very happily suprised. It is clean and pretty 3* hotel above the second cove in Positano. Our room had a patio with a spectacular view.
The Hotel is high on the cliff but has an elevator that takes you down to town/beach level.
http://www.emmeti.it/Welcome/Campani.../index.uk.html

I would have to agree with the above poster that Capri is probably better seen at night without the tourist crowds, but if you do go as a day trip, go all the way up to Anna Capri first and do the Ski ride to the very top of the Island. The view is amazing and the crowds don't make it all the way to the top (in the mornig at least).

Have Fun
Aileen


 
Old Jan 10th, 2001, 09:37 PM
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Definitely check out Le Agavi in Positano. Check out their websit4. the views, pool ,breakfast, room, cheaper thanh Le Serenuse, but still 5 stars. Any questions,
 
Old Jan 10th, 2001, 10:40 PM
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MY WIFE AND I ENDED OUR MONTH LONG VISIT TO ITALY WITH 4 NIGHTS IN POSITANO. (30 DAYS OF ROMANCE FOR 30 YEARS OF MARRIAGE) WE STAYED AT THE COVO DEI SARACENI. RIGHT ON THE WATER. BEAUTIFUL HOTEL, HOWEVER, I BELIEVE THEY WERE CLOSING TO REDOCORATE. THEY HAVE A WEBSITE YOU MIGHT WANT TO CHECK. THEY WILL GO FROM A 4 TO 5 STAR HOTEL. WE DAY TRIPPED TO CAPRI. RECOMMENDED IF YOU GO, STAY OVER NIGHT, NOT WORTH THE HASSELS GOING BACK AND FORTH. GOOD LUCK ON YOUR TRIP. IT WAS THE BEST TRIP OF OUR LIVES!
 
Old Jan 12th, 2001, 10:27 PM
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Has anyone stayed at Villa Franca in Positano - I've been having problems getting reservations at Le Sirenuse & San Pietro.

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Old Jan 24th, 2001, 07:08 PM
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Reply to Patti
My neighbor from Capri said the Palatium Hotel is very nice but on the side of the island that requires a taxi to get you to the ACTION! (Restaurant, etc) The restaurant with a view is the
Grottino, built in a cave! Maybe we'll see you there in April!
 
Old Jan 25th, 2001, 09:48 AM
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Kay,
I was in Italy for a month last summer and spent over a week on the Almalfi coast! All I can say is Positano, Positano, Positano.... SKIP CAPRI!! It SUCKS!! Unless you are looking for Rodeo Drive or West Palm Beach in Italy, dont go!! It is all very high fashion shops (Gucci, Ferragamo, etc) which you can find in the big cities. It wasnt the Italian cutlure that I was looking for!
On the other hand, I could not rave about Positano any more!! WE stayed at the Le Sirenuse... where "Only You" was filmed. It is the most amazing hotel ever... ranked as the number one hotel in the WORLD!!! They have a yatch that they take their guests out on twice a day that is beautiful!!!(Included in your stay!) The rooms all have hand painted tile floors and bathrooms to die for!! Positano is magical!! Capri SUCKS!
Have Fun!
 
Old Jan 25th, 2001, 12:41 PM
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To Allison: "Let me guess. I'll bet you've never stayed overnight on Capri have you? I've found that whenever someone runs down Capri, they've only experienced it as a day tripper".

That's how Patrick started his reply almost 2 months ago. I agree 100% with him and the rest, even though I've never spent a night in Capri (visited on a couple of daytrips, arriving 8am and leaving around 8pm).

Anyway, this is all academic once Kay has (rightfully) decided for Capri. There's no chance at all she will regret her decision.

Paulo
 
Old Mar 5th, 2001, 10:05 AM
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Thanks to everyone for their responses. There probably isnt any town that I wouldnt visit simply because someone said "it sucks" - there so much more to almost anywhere that one can gain from a two-day visit, so it seems a little rigid to assume that an entire town is terrible.

I've decided to stay two days in Ravello and 2 in Capri , for a variety of experieinces. I just recently heard from Punta Tragara, so my decision is between Ceaser Augustus and Punta Tragara.

If anyone has opinions on the two hotels I would love to hear them, plus any restaurants recommendations in Capri (already booked at Cumpa Cosimo in Ravello- can't wait!)

thanks all.
 
Old Mar 5th, 2001, 11:11 AM
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If you're into shopping, you may want to check out an outlet on Capri. I found it a little too late, and didn't get to spend any time (or money) there, so I don't know how prices compare but I think it's worth looking into. I heard it is owned by someone who owns a few pricey shops on Capri and send all the stuff there that doesn't sell. It's a tidy store with everything folded up neatly on shelves (if not hanging on racks) so you have to spend lots of time to unfold and look at everything. I don't know the name of it but when you get off the funicular and you ask for directions to the women's bathroom, you'll see the store a few feet down across the way.

Il Verginiello, is a great restaurant near the bus station in Capri. It's also, more affordable than many other restaurants in the area,

Not very close to Ravello, (closer to Sorrento) but a doable distance in the village of Sant'Agata Sui Due Golfi, in Massa Lubrense, is the restaurant Don Alfonso which is one of the top rated restaurants in Italy and all of Europe. It is pricey, but if it's your honeymoon, you may want to splurge. Call now to make a reservations, 2 months notice before high season may not even be enough time.


 
Old Mar 5th, 2001, 12:52 PM
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With all of this Capri hotel discussion going on, has anyone ever heard of or stayed at the Hotel Weber Ambassador??
 
Old Apr 3rd, 2001, 03:36 PM
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The Hotel Quisisana is far from a Vegas monolith. It's actually a lovely large resort hotel which fits in perfectly in Capri. Another one I could recommend would be La Luna. That said, I would prefer to spend my honeymoon in Positano--check out the Murat, Poseidon, Villa Franca or Villa Rosa.
 
Old May 26th, 2001, 05:58 PM
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I'm not sure if you've taken this trip or not yet, but Mamela is wonderful in Capri if you decide to go. If you are in Ravello, it might be best to stay in Positano for two or three days. We just came back from staying at the Villa Franca and had a terrific view for only 380,000 lire! Great hotel at the top of the hillside overlooking the town and beach. Nice poool on the roof. Just loved it. You can take a day trip by ferry to Capri if you want.
 
Old May 28th, 2001, 08:38 AM
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We just returned from Capri and Positanto last week. We stayed in Casa Morgano in Capri and loved it. It was out of the way but an easy walk to everything. The rooms were beautiful and the service was great. We stayed at Le Agavi in Positano and liked that as well. Beautiful views and good location overlooking Positano (5 min. ride to downtown). Don't miss staying in Capri - we avoided downtown when the tourists came in - there are lots of other things to do like climb Mt. Tiberius to see the ruins, etc. After 4 pm, you can go into the little Capri Town area with a lot less tourists - very beautiful old narrow stone streets with lots of arches. We'll definetly be returning!
 
Old Jun 8th, 2001, 11:20 PM
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OK..the news you've been waiting for!!!
Response to my question on 1/20/2001.
Got back from Italy the end of April and we stayed at Hotel Mamela in Capri and loved it! Very chic, not too big and it has huge rooms and a pool, all with a great view of the bay. I recommend it to everyone. there are lots of lovely hotels in Capri, but this is truly a winner. Stayed at Le Sireneuse on Positano ( a quick boat trip from Capri) and also loved that.
Do request that you do not get a room on the third floor as it is under the dining room, and the noise on the ceiling is unbearable! The view of the church and town is fabulous. Yes it's expensive and no, don't try to get in before October. Friends are staying at Le Agave, and the local reports and brochure look good. I recommend Flavio Gioia for car service lcally and to Naples airport from Positano. Email: [email protected]. Good prices and great service. Use the local busses to get around Amalfi and Positano. Buy your bus pass at Flavio, down the street and accross from Le Sireneuse.
By bus the trip to amalfi is a couple dollars, but $50 by private car. If you rent a car, good luck parking! A great area to visit and very crowded in summer.I submitted hotel and restaurant reviews on Fodor's review section.
 
Old Jul 26th, 2001, 12:25 PM
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I visited the Amalfi Coast almost two years ago and stayed at the Il Saraceno Hotel just outside of Amalfi. It was located about twenty minutes from Positano and about ten minutes from Amalfi. The hotel was carved into the mountain and wonderful. The public buses ran on a tight schedule and it was very easy to get from town to town. Plus it was effortless to get to Capri by boat or hydrofoil. The hotel has a web site...Grand Hotel Il Saraceno. It was the best Italian vacation I ever had.
 
Old Jul 26th, 2001, 06:00 PM
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We stayed in Positano at the Covo dei Sarceni or some such. It's right on the beach which you can view from the 2nd floor balconies. It's magic and so completely romantic you'll find yourself doing crazy things.
 
Old Jul 29th, 2001, 03:46 AM
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Hi Kay,

We just got back ( last night) from Italy. Stayed six nights in Positano at the Hotel Poseidon. I've traveled quite a bit, and I'd have to say that this hotel is one of the best I've ever stayed at. We had an absolutely gorgeous junior suite for about $270.00 a night, big terrace with a view of breathtaking Positano and the sea below. The staff was amazing, but what really got us was the food. It was so good in fact, that when we did try other places in town, we were invariably disappointed. Especially with Da Vincenzo down the street. I see that it was recommended by others on this site, but we found the staff rude and the food lukewarm and so-so. If you can't book Poseidon, at least go there for lunch. The restaurant overlooks the town, and along with the food, the staff is excellent and really fun- especially the daytime maitre d' who totally resembles that dapper actor ( what was his name?) from FANTASY ISLAND. We had a blast at this hotel. Couldn't have been better in every way. You feel like you're staying at someone's private villa. Amazing.
 
Old Jul 29th, 2001, 05:22 AM
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Went to Posiano last October. Most beautiful place on earth. Stayed at the Sierniuse. No better location for being able to leave the hotel andwalk around. The view from the room was incredible. The pool and dining area was postcard gorgeous. Hard to believe a place like this exists. Room was really god. However this is the number one rated hotel in all of Europe and I expected it to be a grander lobby area etc. Service was great but not exceptional as one would expect being Number One. I would next time stay athe San Pietro. I ate and drank there. It is a little bit of a walk or a ride to et to the shops and restaurants---but this hotel truly hould have been number one. The rooms are inside the cliff and you must take an elevator down to get to them. This is a magnificent structure. Either way you can not go wrong. It is likerating them A+ and A++
 
Old Jul 31st, 2001, 07:56 AM
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We just returned from 5 days on Capri and absolutely loved it. We also took a day trip to Positano, Ravello (which is stunning and definitely go to Cumpa Cosimo) and Amalfi. We stopped in Le Sireneuse, and it is beautiful but without a view it is just another lovely hotel. On Capri, we stayed at Hotel La Minerva (our first choice was Scalinatella which was booked). La Minerva was great -- large room, nice bath, big terrace and a view of the sea. It's not a fancy hotel, but the service was impeccable and just a few minutes walk from the center of Capri Town. It is small, intimate and also quite reasonable... (more lira to spend in the many glamorous shops).
 

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