Hotel Relais Maresca
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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!
A Great Choice
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.
Hotel Relais Maresca (Capri)
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.
The hotel is very close to beach (walk to it) in Marina Grande as well as the docks for the various tour boats that go around the island and/or the Blue Grotto (you can also buy tickets for these things at the hotel's front desk).
The staff was very friendly and helpful.
The hotel is a short walk from the dock where the SNAV shuttle boat (hydrofoil) from Napoli dropped us off. It is very close to a bus stop for trips to the center of Capri (more shopping and restaurants) or Anacapri. The line for the tram to Capri center is also close to the hotel.
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It was time to leave the city of Naples behind and head by ferry to the island of Capri.
After checking in, first thing on the to do list was to take the chairlift from Anacapri to Mount Salero (589m) where a 360 degree panorama view of the island, Ischia, and the Campanian coast awaited me. Having taken the option to buy a one-way ticket …
... me her card and I locked it away with the money in my backpack. I decided the most urgent of my needs were satisfied and I REALLY REALLY needed to go to the bathroom at this point.
I stepped into the corridor and met the conductor. I asked him to direct me to the restroom and he informed me there wasn't one. Oh, and I wasn't on the high speed train either, which meant that one hour train ride was actually going to be two hours! That's right! ...
... that is covered in Hills. After a brief ride in the funicular to the top we start exploring the small streets and shops. ;) After lunch it was back onto the Hydrofoil to Naples then a brief bus ride to see Pompeii. I was amazed at how well the site has been restored. I enjoyed walking the streets and discovering the various sections of ...
... spot of lunch overlooking the port and then another quick walk around before returning to the port and the hydrofoil back to Sorrento.
We also never thought we would utter these words in the same sentence but a 'stretch Fiat cabriolet limo', caught our eye - we thought this was supposed to be a classy joint! It was not the only one and fitted in nicely with the people carrier convertibles.
To be honest we found it hard to understand ...
... Hmmm, time to go home, I think. He ended up being an older guy who intercepts people looking for taxis, and offers them "limo service". As he led us thru the station, thru corridors, a bookstore, across the street, down the street ... all the time with him pulling our luggage ... we were questioning the wisdom of this decision. I thought we learned ...