Fodor's Expert Review Il Gatto Bianco

Via Vittorio Emanuele 32, Capri, Campania, 80073, Italy

The spot where Jacqueline Kennedy famously sought refuge from the paparazzi is still a wonderful place to experience a quintessentially Capresi atmosphere, particularly in the public spaces, featuring a blue-on-white bar area, majolica-lined stairs, and antique-y accents. With greater crowds packing Capri, the hotel does suffer a bit from its location—just around the corner from the Piazzetta and right in the thick of crowds, cafés, and discos. That noted, it has grown ritzier over the years, and facilities now include a spa open to nonresidents. Matisse, the resident gatto bianco (white cat), adds an authentic touch to this taste of Capri.

PROS

  • central location
  • wonderful atmosphere
  • a one-time jet-set favorite

CONS

  • perhaps too close to the action
  • no sea view
  • terrace is fully enclosed

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Casual
Central
Local Flavor
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 081-8370203

HOTEL DETAILS

40 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed Nov.–mid-Mar., Free Breakfast

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