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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 ...
... some lunch before heading into the Pompeii site. We decided not to do a guided 2 hour tour but hired audio guides and do it ourself. We had no appreciation of the size of this historical site. We managed to walk around seeing so many ruins and listening to the audio guide but I became frustrated with the audio guide as it often instructed you to enter a building but there were iron gates stopping you, obviously the audio guides have not been updated for a while. We managed ...
... guide we hired. Crew from all
boats attended, except for one boats crew member who had a respiratory infection. Four course meal with unlimited wine was 35€ (a Euro is worth about $1.40), best priced meal so far and most tasty. Rocky night as much boat traffic in this area creating lots of wake all night long.
Monday, Sept 9
Weather forecast is not good, ...
... drink it there. There's a little chill in the air.
At 9:50 we picked up our Capri tour guide Vincenzo in Naples. He says that Naples is the "most unconventional" city in Italy, especially with respect to traffic. "See Naples and Die!" He says the traffic gives the phrase a whole new meaning. He did try to talk up Naples some, though. It's one of the oldest cities in Europe and has been a melting pot throughout ...
... are all sisters but not all from the same family. There are 10 of them in total and they tried to gate crash the crew dance when it was in full swing but were politely turned away. The Matriarch, a 76 year old 4 foot 5 inch feisty Irish version of Jeanette Kranky told Mo in a strong Irish brogue: ‘Jesus, there were hardly any women up there. Are the crew all queer or summat?!’
So far we had had a shooting in Rome, riots in Istanbul, a public holiday ...
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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.