Travel Blogs from Capri
What was Capri like?
Capri was like California mixed with Cape Cod and Florida. It was like California because it had mountains and beaches. It was like Florida because it was hot and had palm trees. It was like Texas because it had tons of cacti. It was like Cape Cod because it was secluded and out in the water.
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Tuesday 20th May.
As there were no curtians in my room I was awoken very early to brilliant sunshine. As my breakfast wasnt due until around 8.30 I managed to go back to sleep for a few more hours. My breakfast arrived and I ate it on my balcony looking out to sea, all alone ohhhh. Today I planned to take a 2 hour boat ride around the island stopping at the blue grotto on the ...
... we went to the island of Capri. It was, in a word, beautiful. The pictures included don't even begin to capture it. We hiked 4.5mi around a pretty steep cliff, which was strenuous, but again- worth it.
What made the hike such a challenge was our group's adventure the night before at the Wine Bar in Sant'Agnello. We were bussed to the next town over, got a separate room reserved for us students, bottles of wine and food included, and saw a ...
... 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 ...
... desk" opened at 6a, I had a friendly, helpful person. I had to walk to to the other terminal, cussing the rude shuttle driver all the way in the rain (it was raining in Paris at the time).
I finally got to the South terminal, then lines, and more lines. I kind of felt like I was in the amazing race. Trying to figure out in time how to get to the next point without missing a ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Punta Tragara Capri
The hotel staff was friendly and the room was very nice. But the whole reason we stayed at this hotel was for the view and it truly was spectacular. We spent much of our first day sunbathing on our balcony looking out over the Faraglioni. We liked it so much that we had a moonlight dinner, set up perfectly by the hotel staff, looking out over the rocks. Even the walk to the hotel was scenic. A great place for romantics looking for a getaway.
Honeymoon on Capri
My wife and I stayed at the Punta Tragara Hotel for 6 nights on our honeymoon. While we enjoyed Punta Tragara I will say that it is not quite a 5 star hotel, more like 4 stars maybe 4.5. Our room was very simple and a little disappointing upon our arrival. I think the hotel could take a few pointers from a true 5 star we stayed in on the Amalfi coast, Frette linens, a bottle of prosecco upon check-in, bottled water on our bedstand each night, chocolates on our pillow, etc. The rooms seemed like they could use a bit of a face lift. The bright spots were that Punta Tragara was very clean and the marble bathroom was very nice. The grounds were beautiful and the two pools were great. The hotel staff was very friendly and all spoke excellent english. They helped us make dinner reservations each night, and arranged for all of our ferry tickets. The hotel's location is the best on the island. The 10-15 minute stroll into town is very pleasant and the scenery is like something out of a movie. In the end we had a great honeymoon and I am happy we spent time on Capri. I feel like it is almost impossible to get an accurate sense of this great island without staying for at least 2 or 3 nights. After 6-7pm when the day-trippers are gone, it is a totally different island. Our best meals were at Terazza Brunella, Il Tinello, L'Approdo, and Da Gemma. Do not miss the Buonocore bakery/gelateria!! We loved being able to see all of Capri and were able to truly appreciate its beauty.
we were in capri on our honeymoon and were lucky enough to stay at this very nice hotel. the view is the best on the island, our room was very clean and spacious. Our very large patio that over looked the water was to die for. the only negative was the bathroom, no stand up shower!!!!!!
Enchanted Secret Hideaway
The Hotel Punta Tragara is the most enchanting place to stay. The hotel is situated off and away from the center of Capri overlooking the Meditteranean Sea and the beautiful Rocks. It is utterly breathtaking. The hotel staff was extremely polite and accomodating. I would highly recommend this hotel and can't wait to go back. Thank you for a wonderful stay.
Great view but it definetely does not deserve the 5 stars
The punta tragara is fantastic, but the hotel does not deserve the 5 stars. We stayed 3 nights in a very unconfortable but clean room with a so small bathroom that it was ridiculous for 450 Euros per night.
The breakfast was not so good. We wouldn't come here again
Excellent friendly hotel
We had the pleasure to stay at the hotel for four wonderful days as a honeymoon get-away. The hotel gave us the room we requested with a the best view on the island. The staff were extremely pleasant and made recommendations for great local restaurants that were away from masses of tourists. The hotel is a pleasant walk away from shopping and designer stores which made it more private than other hotels on the island. We would love to go again.
An enchanting and sophisticated oasis
After staying several times at the well known and, in my opinion, overrated Qusisanna, I opted to try something new on my honeymoon. After much research, I chose the Punta Tragara. Suffice to say, both my wife and I were ecstatic with the choice. Not only is the hotel located directly above one of the world's most beautiful rock formations, so was our own private terrace! At night the moon would shimmer off the Fraglioni's and during the day we would watch from our room/terrace as the gulls lazily glided over the three ancient peaks. Room 56 was splendid, quite large given European standards and a rate considerably less than the likes of the Quisisanna (for a much smaller room and mediocre view, even for Capri). The room also had a well appointed bathroom with double sinks. Two saltwater pools, one with a magnificent view of Marina Piccalo, an adequate gym and cozy, comfortable public areas created an ambiance of relaxed luxery--as if we were guests at an exquisite private villa rather than a hotel (ask Ike or Churchill). The wonderful accomodations were complimented by a friendly, helpful and unpretentious staff--from which the Quisisanna in all its grandeur, could certainly learn something. Although the food (we only had lunch and breakfast) was fine, Capri offers far too many glorious epicurean experiences to restrict such adventures to any hotel property. Do yourself a favor if travelling to Capri, stay at the Punta Tragara and you'll never stay anywhere else when visiting this magical isle. P.S. unless physically impaired or adverse to peaceful strolls framed by sea, flora and architecture straight out of a painting, don't believe the "its a long walk to the hotel" rubbish you see in many reviews, it's worth every wonderful step and much easier than some would have you think. Enjoy!
Lovely Hotel situated in a secluded area
I love this hotel!!! This hotel is situated at one of the most secluded location on the island. If you want a quiet, relaxing vacation away from the day-trippers then this is the perfect place. We stayed at one of the nice rooms with a view and it is absolutely gorgeous! And to our surprise, there is also a huge round bathtub in our room. The swimming pool area is beautiful (lovely pools and spectacular view) and the staff is attentive.
The concierge also arranged a private boat tour for us, which was just fabulous! With 150 euro, the tour took us all around the island and the tour guide stopped at places for us to visit sites and stopped at beaches to let us swim. I have nothing but nice things to say about this hotel and I will definitely stay at this hotel again and again whenever I visit Capri!
Not a 5-star hotel
Great hotel but it definitely does not deserve the 5 stars, unless you think paying for toothpaste and a tootbrush in your room is acceptable. The hotel is beautifully situated on the edge of a cliff but beware that the rooms below 440 euro aren't in this building are in fact in a tawdry second building with no views to speak of. The pools are not heated, even though they are advertised as such. The service is very thin. Want a towel for your poolside chair: go and lift it out from behind the bar yourself. Want a drink by the pool? Forget it. At check-in I was given a choice of several newspapers for morning delivery, none of which ever appeared. Still, the English-speaking staff was courteous and professional for Italy. And the food was surprisingly good. The place felt somewhat abanonded and rough around the edges. It definitely is not a luxury hotel of the highest standards; I wouldn't come here for, say, a honeymoon.
I would recommend this hotel to anyone that is interested in a beautiful, quiet property situated at probably the most spectacular location on the island of Capri. With its two beautiful pools, terrace restaurant and bar, and rooms that overlook the Faraglioni rocks, it is probably the most romantic and peaceful hotel on the island. The staff is always helpful and the rooms/suites are large and seem to all have private balconies or terraces. And the fact that it is a short 15 minute walk to the centre of Capri adds to the allure of this hotel.