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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