Hotel Relais Maresca
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As soon as we saw the Island of Capri, my fiancÚ and I both fell in love with this majestic place. My heart dropped from disbelief that something this beautiful exist. Situated on the mountain, surrounded by the beautiful Mediterranean water, Capri is indeed a dream come true. Despite being stranded in Toronto and missing our flight due to terrible …
... window boxes and balconies which make you feel like that you are in another world; the incredible beauty surrounding us was impressive with the breath taking views of the sea and the harbour below. We saw vineyards heavy with grapes, olive trees and flowers giving it a Mediterranean charm, and then we headed to Villa San Michele.
Villa San Michele in Anacapri was the dream home of the Swedish physician, Axel Munthe, who first came ...
... busting. Sitting in the city square for lunch was so much fun, people watching and admiring the locals for their beauty and style. This was probably one of our MOST expensive lunches in Italy!
Capri is known for its designer shops and it did not disappoint. We did some window shopping and ooggled the merchandise.
Then we took an open air cab to Anacapri to ride ...
... and he and Vern got on like a house on fire. Flo is a bubbly warm lady and we enjoyed learning about each other, sharing travel tips and of course family chats. Fred is also a musician and involved in two bands so there was a lot of commonality.
We went separate ways after dinner and Vernon and I enjoyed a late night gelato as we strolled back to the hotel, a nice habit we have picked up in Italy.
... a scooter or bike in some areas because they assume that you are covering your face because you are coming for them so they attack first! Scary! So don't go to Naples! It looks like a bit of a shithole anyway, at least what we saw of it, which is a shame seeing as it is so close to the awesomeness that is Amalfi and Pompeii. Oh one thing I do have to say about Pompeii - we saw an old brothel! And the coolest thing was that the pictures of ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Relais Maresca Capri
A very special find...
I found the Maresca while searching the web for hotels in Capri. Their web site looked lovely and more than lived up to the actual hotel. The Maresca is a special gem! The staff was more than friendly and accomodating (making you feel like you are an old friend) and the rooms were immaculate! I had a room with a sea view and terrace which was just lovely. Breakfast on the rooftop openair restaurant in the morning with a view of the port and sea is beyond relaxing. And in the afternoon relaxing on a chaise on the rooftop is the best! The Maresca is a very special hotel with a very special staff.
Very nice indeed!!!
Spent a week (12/26/03 - 1/2/04) there for New Years. Hotel view from our room (#112) was way cool, overlooking Marina Grande. The staff was wonderful and very helpful providing recomendations for sights to see and schedules of all transportation available. Modest breakfast in the morning. All spoke very good english. So good in fact, that I've made reservations for the summer while I was checking out!!
The room was spectacular, with a view of Mt. Vesuvius that was not to be believed. The staff was fabulous. It was a perfect stay.
My sister and I stayed at Relais Maresca during July 2001. The hotel is so charming & very clean. I loved how the rooms were decorated. The staff was very friendly & the location very convenient. I would definitely stay there again!
This is a great hotel located along the Marina Grande, literally a stone's throw from where the ferries drop you off. It has very clean and comfortable rooms and a great staff. It has a great breakfast served on its roof-top terrace, which offers spectacular views of the marina and Bay of Naples. You can get a room with a private balcony with the same view, or just save the money and use this large and comfortably furnished terrace. Its location is great if you like hanging around the beautiful boats, and is very convenient for getting to the boat tours (just look out your window in the morning to see if the tours are running). There is also a (small) beach nearby. You also can avoid having to drag your luggage far. The one drawback to the hotel is that in order to get to Capri, Anacapri, or any of the other attractions that don't require a boat, you first need to take the funicular or a bus, and a cost of over a dollar a ride. The funicular gets very crowded at certain times (although the bus less so, and the bus ride to Capri is quick). From the Marina, buses go to both Capri and Anacapri. Or you could splurge and take one of the convertible taxis.
The hotel is basically in the marina area where the ferry drops you off. Easier than schlepping the suitcases up the mountain and through the cobblestone streets. Sure it would be nicer to stay in the heart of town, but the money you save by taking a five minute, incredibly scenic tram/bus ride was totally worth it. Sea views are pretty with a cute terrace. More upscale than expected, but I wasn't expecting much. Like staying in disney, but outside the park. You lose a little bit of the whole scene, but it's a good value. I liked it, my travel buddy loved it.
This hotel is in very good condition (it looks like it was renovated recently). We found an Internet special, which was a very good deal, considering the excellent accommodations. Our room had a full size bathroom with a large shower. The room was equippped with a king size bed (comfortable and very clean). The room had a balcony with a tremendous view of the surrounding sea and Marina Grande.