Grand Hotel Quisisana
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Capri was beautiful! Here are a few pictures. However, I have some really nice pictures, but I can't send them, because I've already used up all of my 'picture space' on this little computer.
... all they have is the idea of the business- it's up to me to come up with a full business plan including marketing, advertising, human resources, etc. It sounds like a heck of a lot of work, but it sounds more than worth it in the end.
I am here through the SUNY Alfred program that partners with the Sant'Anna Institute Sorrento Lingue. Included in the fees that we paid in the beginning, there are some trips that we are planned for us. ...
... sea spray but it was like a ride in a water park.
Andrea offered me a fresh water shower and I was stupid enough to assume it would be on land. Oh no, in 5 foot swells, he backs up the boat to within inches of a sheer rock wall where there was a waterfall. I was instructed to go to the platform and stand under said waterfall. Dumb bunny that I am, I did it. It did wash off all of the salt, right after my heart ...
... more. All in all, I am beat from traveling and I just want to relax. This time in Capri will most likely be the most relaxing part of my trip and I plan to take advantage of that.
Thanks all for the great comments and good wishes. I am so happy that I have this opportunity to come to Paris and Italy. Thank you all for your support and love!
Carrie (Carolina in Italia!)
... of interesting info. Saw the obligatory brothel and learned the story of the phallic symbol of which there were many. Saw the bathhouses and main square. It was something very worthwhile to see. Lunch 1 hr then off to Herculaneum for another 2hr self guided tour. Pompeii was buried by hot ash and everything burned. Herculaneum was buried by mud and many more things were recovered intact.
Back to the hotel, dinner and crashed.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Grand Hotel Quisisana Capri
Loved the place and staff
First time in this wonderful place, where I have found escellent service and warm, helpful staff. Each request has been satisfied. I will certainly return next year with my family.
Great just renewed Spa and restaurant choice
Quite the most dreadful hotel we have ever had the misfortune to stay in. Our room was in need of a refurb. At £750 per night, they had a nerve. We were expecting luxury but were very disappointed. Staff unbelievably rude, sunbeds were reserved for regulars, meaning only a few were left, facing the wall each day!! I think the hotel manages to fill up each summer with old regulars who clearly love the place. Those guests are loud, clearly lots of money but vulgar beyond belief, ageing men in thong swimwear, ponytails and gold bangles etc. Get the picture. Staff constantly told our children...who are v well behaved...to whisper!!! at the poolside and yet allowed mr ponytail etc to carry on loudly "deal doing" on his mobile phone.
My husband and I had our wedding here last June. We had 43 people come from the States and Europe. It was amazing! I found the staff of the hotel to be wonderful. They were helpful and kind. I found I got whatever I asked for but you do have to ask. I recommend having them arrange a private boat to circle the island. This is an expensive hotel but it's an experience. The food was great, especially breakfast outside on the veranda. The pool is fun and relaxing and the spa was great. I loved this hotel and would recommend it to anyone.
Skip the Quisi
We stayed at a variety of 5 star hotels on our trip to Italy. The Quisi was not up to this standard at all. We were only able to get a standard room. The furnishings were run down, bed uncomfortable, bathroom had no counter space. The worst part of our stay was the staff. They were snooty and nasty. I spoke to a lifetime resident of Capri who asked discreetly how I liked the hotel then recommended places for our next stay. I can't vouch for them, but she said they were very nice, small and not "as stuffy". I'll pass along the names: La Scaunatella and La Brunella. Do yourself a favor and don't stay at Quisisana.
My sister and I spent 11 nights at the Quisi in July. The hotel itself is divine. The location superb. However the staff are beyond salvation.
We just came home from a great tour of Rome and the Amalfi Coast. Our biggest disappointment of the tour was this hotel. Despite plenty of available rooms (mid-week, mid-September), we were assigned us to a room next to the elevator overlooking a noisy alley. The lobby was lovely, but unfortunately we couldn't sleep there -- it would have been more comfortable and definately quieter. I'd rather drop down to a quiet four star with a view.
We vacation mostly at 5 star hotels - and have been to many. We expected great treatment, great facilities & a nice room. The Grand Hotel Quisisana was a tremendous let down! Our room was discusting! We had a written confirmation for a deluxe room. They did not honor it.
The gave us a "standard" room below lobby level with a broken window & paint chipping off the walls. The bathroom was so small with no counter space. The manager (who willingly took money from us to find another room) told us later that day that the Hotel was booked & he had no other rooms for us. The staff was extremely snobby. The health club did not open until 9:00AM. Capri is a VERY beautiful island. We plan to return someday soon BUT will definately try another Hotel.
What a disappointment
My husband and I stayed here for 2 nights to begin our honeymoon in Italy. I can't tell you how disappointing this place was considering all the 'hype' it gets. Our room was very small with old furniture and a tiny bathroom, which was dirty and loud. The service was unfriendly and staff unhelpful. Although it has a great location, I'd much rather stay anywhere else than at this place where they made you feel very uncomfortable just walking through the lobby. For the price.... go somewhere else.
The hotel Quisi is overdone. The furnishings are over the top ,garish and pretentious. The pool has a view of a brick wall.The staff are extremely unfriendly and snobbish (unless you tip generously) I guess that is in response to most of the guests that stay there who were equally obnoxious. We have stayed in many 5 star hotels but I would never recommend this one to anyone. You would be better off spending the same money on a room in one of the smaller boutique hotelsw ith better viewsand service. Give Quisi a miss!
We found heaven on earth.
We've been to many four and five star hotels, but nothing can compare with the "Quisi"...talk about luxury! not only did our room have a spectacular terrace overlooking the pool and the sea, but it also boasted his and her baths, mine complete with a jacuzzi, my husband's with a shower with wall jets for that "all over massage" effect. Breakfast was a gourmet's delight, with anything and everything one would wish to help start the day, and dinner in the dining room, which we opted to do twice during our stay, was a gourmet's delight. Service was exceptional, from the concierge to the chambermaid. There's no question in our minds that the five stars are well deserved, and there really is no place better to stay when visiting that jewel known as Capri!