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Waking up in the morning the sky was dark and stormy, but the weather report promised sun. We decided to go to the port and see if the Ferry was running and then make plans. We took the
train to Sorrento (mode of transport 1)
Lucky for us the Ferry was running and the sun came out on the way and continued to shine for the whole day. It is a 40 min ferry ride on the hydrofoil ferry (Mode of transport 2),and although it was a large ferry we felt every wave, as the ...
... an underwater hole below the cave’s tiny entrance causes a reflection that illuminates the inside of the cave below the waterline. Above the water the cave remains pitch black.
Visitors who don’t wish to take a boat to the Grotte can travel by bus and descend a set of stairs to the waterline to be picked up by rowboat. We made the trip from Capri’s harbour by motorboat along with about twenty-five ...
... 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 ...
... flat, so there are no photos of Georgio Armani's clifftop beach shack!
After the cruise we took the cable car up to the main village of the island. Lots more shops and restaurants and we all agreed it was time for lunch. We were keen on a relaxing arv back at the hotel, so got the 1.50 jet boat back to Sorrento after descending the few hundred steps to the port and then another few hundred up to the Hotel de la Ville. Time for a rest!
I persevered at ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Canasta Capri
I felt I had a friend in Capri
Hotel Canasta was an amazing hotel! We felt like we had a family friend in Piero and Fabio. The hotel is beautiful with amazing views and sparkling clean accomodations.
The hotel does not have a pool, but they are putting one in for next year.
We just returned from our extended vacation in Italy and when we arrived in Capri we wished we had spent the extra money to stay somewhere else.
I have been going to Capri my entire life. I have stayed in many hotels there. We found this one for our Honeymoon and have been going back ever since. This is a VERY special hotel. The owner Piero D'Emilio is a wonderful, special person who is very hands on in running this hotel. It is beautiful, clean and has the Capri charm everyone loves.
Warmhearted host of a very special hotel
Piero, the warm-hearted owner of this elegant and peaceful hotel, gave us the most wonderful advice for making the most of a short romatic stay in Capri. Thanks to his advice we managed to experience many magical moments on the island and stay out of the tourist bustle.
Hotel Canasta is a very special place.
MY FAVORITE HOTEL ON CAPRI
I have travelled to Capri yearly for the past several years and am going again this September, and have always stayed at the Canasta hotel, which I love dearly. The location, close to the main square, and near the best restaurants, could not be better. I am at a loss to know what hotels in Capri are located near or on a beach as per the review from Paris. After all my several trips to the island I have yet to find one unless one is willing to hang glide down one of the numerous cliffs and search out a beach, then it would only be from a cliff-top hotel where the rates are 5 times higher than the Canasta hotel. I am looking forward to my next visit on the 5th of September.
We stayed at the Canasta the first time in 1997.
And since then, we return every year.
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Good value for money
If you are travelling to Capri, but not after a fancy 5 star facility (though equipped with a swimming pool, the size of your bath thub), Hotel Canasta is the adress giving you more than the right comfort for good value.
Clean, lovely decorated rooms, friendly and helpful staff are pros.
The owner Mr. D'Emilio, loves his premise and work, and I believe that is the most important thing in the service industry for clients to get the best service and comfort.
Stayed here mid June 2005 for two nights. A lovely hotel in a garden setting. Rooms very pretty and immaculately clean - worth paying the extra for a room with balcony - we had a garden view which was beautiful but there are sea views available too. Full Sky programmes and mini bar with all items at 2 Euros - a bargain in Capri!!
Breakfast one of the best in our two week tour of Italy! All food covered and refrigrated - a selection of meat, cheese, yoghurts, fruits etc as well as usual bread and croissants - best coffee so far!!!
Staff very friendly with good english.
Overall good value for Capri. It is close to town centre and yet has a country feel about it. Would not hesitate to recommend it.