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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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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 ...
... from the crater is analysed, various crater lines from lava ash deposits and much more but I can't remember!!! The views from up there were absolutely breathtaking. We walked further around to actually see the steam coming from the side of the volcano before making our way back down to the four wheel drive bus. I am soo gald we did this tour and I am also glad I did not know what was involved as I probably wouldn't have gone because of the steep climb to the top. We ...
... lower city for a while we hopped the funicular to the top of the hill to see what is called the Mamma Mia view. A simply breathtaking view of the sea from the top of Capri. Words cannot describe the beauty. After some more sight seeing and window shopping, we headed down a back alley for lunch. Since it is Italy, pizza was on the menu. Margarita for me...with Anchovies for C and the kids devoured a quattro fromaggio EACH! After lunch, we rode to the marina ...
... free, right?) Then there was a walk around the shops (all far too exclusive and expensive for my tastes - plus I didn't see a single camera shop!) and the gardens, where a very rude and angry man interrupted our guide in the middle of his talk, to take a photograph, grumbling and moaning the whole time. Some people are far too serious. The views from just beyond the gardens were spectacular. After that it was time to take a boat around the island, giving us a chance to ...
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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.
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!!!!!!
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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.
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!
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.
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.