Grand Hotel Quisisana
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I do not have anything I want to say about Naples. We walked over to the oldest part of Naples, as this is one of the main tourist places and not to be missed, apparently, and it was disgusting, loud, and full of mafia looking people and black as night Africans, that get up in your business. Get me out of ...
... wheel drive bus which takes you up the side of the volcano. From there you have to walk the final 700m to the top of the crater. I cannot believe that I had chosen of all days to where my Havianas and not my Gowalk skeechers! I am very proud of my efforts walking up the side of the volcano as it was quite steep and although I stopped a couple of times (my calves were killing me!) I made it. At the top a guide explained the geological history, pointed out Pompeii, how the ...
... restaurants are open. In the evening however it completely changes and all the locals come out and the posh restaurants open. So many of the rich women have clearly had loads of plastic surgery, definitely more money than sense round here. I'm glad I've been here but I wouldn't necessarily recommend it. Fine for a day trip but you need to spend a lot to stay and enjoy the lifestyle.
Next stop will be Amalfi coast...
Today it was travel by water. We booked a Capri tour from Praiano which is by boat. An early start to catch the little local bus at 8.00am to take us to the Marina di Praia where our tour started from. The alternative was 300+ steps and that was just to get down! As it was the bus stop was on the main road so we had a steep descent on the narrow road to the little boat wharf. That successfully negotiated, We had time for a coffee before boarding our launch along with ...
... first gala night. He did well to last that long. I would have keel hauled him after the first offence but then it was brought to my attention that they don’t do that anymore!!!
There was a meeting for English speakers on the disembarkation procedures once we land in Genoa. About 60 of us all sat in the Lirica Lounge awaiting the power point presentation. The lights went down, the projector jumped in to action. Blazoned across the screen were the ...
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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!