Where to stay in Capri

Capri hotels, B&Bs, apartment rentals, and other places to spend the night

High season usually runs mid-June to September, when prices spike at Capri hotels. On the flipside, many hotels actually shut down in the heart of winter (especially Nov–Feb), though there are always a few open. Here are a few of my favorites.

★☆☆
Villa Mariuccia
Capri Town

Six self-catering apartments with sea views

 
★☆☆
transport
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Villa Silia
Capri Town

Four suites and two flats on a quiet sidestreet in the heart of Capri Town

 
★☆☆
Exclesior Parco
Capri Town

An exquisite and genuine grand hotel

 
☆☆☆
La Tosca
Capri Town

A family-run hotel on a quiet back street of Capri Town

 
☆☆☆
Villa Krupp
Capri Town

An old world hotel with a view in a quiet corner of Capri

 
☆☆☆
Canasta
Capri Town

A quiet but luxurious hotel

 
★★★
Villa Eva
Near Anacapri

A veritable Garden of Eden hidden along the back roads of the island of Capri

 
★☆☆
Il Girasole
Near Anacapri

A budget hideaway in Anacapri

 
★☆☆

A farmhouse with great sea views from the slopes of Monte Solaro

 
★☆☆
Da Gelsomina
Near Anacapri

Great island views and a fabulous restaurant

 
★☆☆

The clifftop queen of Anacapri hotels

 
☆☆☆
Mediterraneo
Anacapri

A quiet B&B in the heart of Anacapri

 
☆☆☆
Biancamaria
Anacapri

An old-school hotel with decent rates and great views on the center of Anacapri

 
★☆☆
Villa Mariuccia
Capri Town

Six self-catering apartments with sea views

 
★☆☆
Il Girasole
Near Anacapri

A budget hideaway in Anacapri

 
★☆☆

A farmhouse with great sea views from the slopes of Monte Solaro

 
☆☆☆
Mediterraneo
Anacapri

A quiet B&B in the heart of Anacapri

 
☆☆☆
La Tosca
Capri Town

A family-run hotel on a quiet back street of Capri Town

 
★★★
Villa Eva
Near Anacapri

A veritable Garden of Eden hidden along the back roads of the island of Capri

 
★☆☆
Da Gelsomina
Near Anacapri

Great island views and a fabulous restaurant

 
★☆☆
Villa Mariuccia
Capri Town

Six self-catering apartments with sea views

 
★☆☆
transport
€€
Villa Silia
Capri Town

Four suites and two flats on a quiet sidestreet in the heart of Capri Town

 
☆☆☆
Biancamaria
Anacapri

An old-school hotel with decent rates and great views on the center of Anacapri

 
☆☆☆
Villa Krupp
Capri Town

An old world hotel with a view in a quiet corner of Capri

 
☆☆☆
Canasta
Capri Town

A quiet but luxurious hotel

 
★☆☆

The clifftop queen of Anacapri hotels

 
★☆☆
Exclesior Parco
Capri Town

An exquisite and genuine grand hotel

 
★★★
Villa Eva
Near Anacapri

A veritable Garden of Eden hidden along the back roads of the island of Capri

 
★☆☆
Il Girasole
Near Anacapri

A budget hideaway in Anacapri

 
★☆☆

A farmhouse with great sea views from the slopes of Monte Solaro

 
★☆☆
Da Gelsomina
Near Anacapri

Great island views and a fabulous restaurant

 
★☆☆
Villa Mariuccia
Capri Town

Six self-catering apartments with sea views

 
★☆☆
transport
€€
Villa Silia
Capri Town

Four suites and two flats on a quiet sidestreet in the heart of Capri Town

 
★☆☆

The clifftop queen of Anacapri hotels

 
★☆☆
Exclesior Parco
Capri Town

An exquisite and genuine grand hotel

 
☆☆☆
Mediterraneo
Anacapri

A quiet B&B in the heart of Anacapri

 
☆☆☆
La Tosca
Capri Town

A family-run hotel on a quiet back street of Capri Town

 
☆☆☆
Biancamaria
Anacapri

An old-school hotel with decent rates and great views on the center of Anacapri

 
☆☆☆
Villa Krupp
Capri Town

An old world hotel with a view in a quiet corner of Capri

 
☆☆☆
Canasta
Capri Town

A quiet but luxurious hotel

 
★★★
Villa Eva
Near Anacapri

A veritable Garden of Eden hidden along the back roads of the island of Capri

 
★☆☆
Il Girasole
Near Anacapri

A budget hideaway in Anacapri

 
★☆☆
Da Gelsomina
Near Anacapri

Great island views and a fabulous restaurant

 
★☆☆

The clifftop queen of Anacapri hotels

 
★☆☆
Exclesior Parco
Capri Town

An exquisite and genuine grand hotel

 
☆☆☆
La Tosca
Capri Town

A family-run hotel on a quiet back street of Capri Town

 
☆☆☆
Biancamaria
Anacapri

An old-school hotel with decent rates and great views on the center of Anacapri

 
☆☆☆
Villa Krupp
Capri Town

An old world hotel with a view in a quiet corner of Capri

 
☆☆☆
Canasta
Capri Town

A quiet but luxurious hotel

 
★☆☆

A farmhouse with great sea views from the slopes of Monte Solaro

 
★☆☆
transport
€€
Villa Silia
Capri Town

Four suites and two flats on a quiet sidestreet in the heart of Capri Town

 
☆☆☆
Mediterraneo
Anacapri

A quiet B&B in the heart of Anacapri

 
★☆☆
Villa Mariuccia
Capri Town

Six self-catering apartments with sea views

 
★☆☆
transport
€€
Villa Silia
Capri Town

Four suites and two flats on a quiet sidestreet in the heart of Capri Town

 
★☆☆

A farmhouse with great sea views from the slopes of Monte Solaro

 
★☆☆
Il Girasole
Near Anacapri

A budget hideaway in Anacapri

 
★☆☆

A farmhouse with great sea views from the slopes of Monte Solaro

 
★☆☆
Da Gelsomina
Near Anacapri

Great island views and a fabulous restaurant

 
★☆☆
Villa Mariuccia
Capri Town

Six self-catering apartments with sea views

 
★☆☆
transport
€€
Villa Silia
Capri Town

Four suites and two flats on a quiet sidestreet in the heart of Capri Town

 
★☆☆

The clifftop queen of Anacapri hotels

 
★☆☆
Exclesior Parco
Capri Town

An exquisite and genuine grand hotel

 
☆☆☆
Biancamaria
Anacapri

An old-school hotel with decent rates and great views on the center of Anacapri

 
☆☆☆
Villa Krupp
Capri Town

An old world hotel with a view in a quiet corner of Capri

 

Lodging options in Capri

★★★
Hotels
Capri

The classic Capri lodging option—generally reliable and familiar, but not always the best bargain

 
Alternative Accommodations

Go beyond Capri hotels to B&Bs, rental apartments, farm stays—even ways to sleep for free

 
★★★
B&Bs
Capri

Capri B&Bs range from knockabout pensions to classy modern mini-hotels to homey family inns

 

Apartments (rental flats and short-term tourist lets of apartments) in Capri can offer substantial savings, especially for four or more

 
★★★

Stay on a working farm agriturismo near Capri and experience the best of Italian hospitality and countryside tradition

 

General Italy Lodgings tips

From hotel savings to better booking engines, alternative accommodations to lodging rip-offs, here is the best lodging advice around

 
There are loads of lodging options and alternative accommodations in Italy (Photo courtesy of the properties)

There are dozens of hotel alternatives, from Roman apartments to country villas, farmhouse B&Bs to residences, and campgrounds to castles. Here's how to find the lot of them.

 
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All about how I select hotels and other lodgings for this site

 
Alternative Accommodations

Go beyond Capri hotels to B&Bs, rental apartments, farm stays—even ways to sleep for free

 
★★★
Villa Eva
Near Anacapri

A veritable Garden of Eden hidden along the back roads of the island of Capri

 
★☆☆
Il Girasole
Near Anacapri

A budget hideaway in Anacapri

 
★☆☆

A farmhouse with great sea views from the slopes of Monte Solaro

 
★☆☆
Da Gelsomina
Near Anacapri

Great island views and a fabulous restaurant

 
★☆☆
Villa Mariuccia
Capri Town

Six self-catering apartments with sea views

 
★☆☆
transport
€€
Villa Silia
Capri Town

Four suites and two flats on a quiet sidestreet in the heart of Capri Town

 
★☆☆

The clifftop queen of Anacapri hotels

 
★☆☆
Exclesior Parco
Capri Town

An exquisite and genuine grand hotel

 
☆☆☆
Mediterraneo
Anacapri

A quiet B&B in the heart of Anacapri

 
☆☆☆
La Tosca
Capri Town

A family-run hotel on a quiet back street of Capri Town

 
☆☆☆
Biancamaria
Anacapri

An old-school hotel with decent rates and great views on the center of Anacapri

 
☆☆☆
Villa Krupp
Capri Town

An old world hotel with a view in a quiet corner of Capri

 
☆☆☆
Canasta
Capri Town

A quiet but luxurious hotel

 
 
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Tips

Where to look for a room in [[place]]

Most guidebooks start with listing hotels in Capri Town, then add a few in Anacapri almost as an afterthought. To me that seems backwards. Yes, Capri Town is the main town—but it's also way more touristy and hectic, crowded with daytrippers and cruise boat passengers.

Most people come to the island of Capri to (a) see the Blue Grotto, and (b) have an idyllic and laid-back island vacation—and Anacapri offers that in spades. What's more, Anacapri is actually home to, or nearer to, all the major sights on the island (except the Villa Jovis).

Oh, and did I mention that the hotels in and around Anacpari tend to be rather cheaper than those in Capri Town? 

Given all that—and my own druthers—I'd much rather stay in Anacapri and just take the bus down to visit Capri Town. 

Money-saving hotel tips

There is an entire page devoted to money-saving hotel tips, but in brief they are:

  • Know where the cheap hotels are
  • Know your travel seasons
  • Shop around
  • Look into lodging alternatives
  • Learn to share the bathroom
  • Avoid paying for breakfast
  • Get a quad rather than two doubles
  • Double beds sometimescost less than two singles
  • Be sure you get price quotes with taxes included
  • Ask for the least expensive room
  • Bargain
  • Offer to pay cash

» more

About the lodging star ratings (☆☆☆ to ★★★)

You will notice that all hotels, B&Bs, and other lodgingds (as well as sights and restaurants) on this site have a ReidsItaly.com star designation from ☆☆☆ to ★★★.

This merely indicates that I feel these accommodations offer a little something that makes them special (or extra-special, or extra-extra special, etc.).

These star ratings are entirely based on personal opinion, and have nothing to do with the official Italian hotel ratings—which have more to do with quantifiable amenities such as minibars, and not the intangibles that make a hotel truly stand out, like a combination of great location, friendly owners, nice style, and low prices.

In general, a pricier place to stay has to impress me that it is worth the added expense.

This is why I give ★★★ to some (official) "two-star" hotels or B&Bs that happen to provide amazing value for the money—and similarly have ranked a few (official) "four-star" properties just (★★☆).

About the lodging price brackets (€–€€€)

Accommodations rates vary wildly—even at the same hotel or B&B—depending on type of room, number of people in it, and the season.

That's why here at ReidsItaly.com we simply provde a general price range indicating the rough rate you should expect to pay for a standard double room in mid-season.

There are three price ranges, giving you a sense of which lodgings are budget, which are moderate, and which are splurges:

under €100
€€ €100–€200
€€€ over €200
Useful Italian phrases

Useful Italian for lodging

English (inglese) Italian (italiano) Pro-nun-cee-YAY-shun
Where is? Dov'é doh-VAY
...a hotel un albergo oon al-BEAR-go
...a B&B un bed-and-breakfast oon bet hand BREK-fust
...a rental room un'affittacamera oon ah-feet-ah-CAH-mair-ra
...an apartment for rent un appartamento oon ah-part-tah-MENT-toh
...a farm stay un agriturismo oon ah-gree-tour-EES-moh
...a hostel un ostello oon oh-STEHL-loh
     
How much is...? Quanto costa? KWAN-toh COST-ah
a single room una singola OO-nah SEEN-go-la
double room for single use [will often be offered if singles are unavailable] doppia uso singola DOPE-pee-ya OO-so SEEN-go-la
a double room with two beds una doppia con due letti OO-nah DOPE-pee-ya cone DOO-way LET-tee
a double room with one big bed una matrimoniale OO-nah mat-tree-moan-nee-YAAL-lay
triple room una tripla OO-nah TREE-plah
with private bathroom con bagno cone BAHN-yoh
without private bathroom senza bagno [they might say con bagno in comune—"with a communal bath"] SEN-zah BAHN-yoh
for one night per una notte pair OO-nah NOH-tay
for two nights per due notti pair DOO-way NOH-tee
for three nights per tre notti pair tray NOH-tee
Is breakfast included? É incluso la prima colazione? ay in-CLOO-soh lah PREE-mah coal-laht-zee-YOAN-nay
Is there WiFi? C'é WiFi? chay WHY-fy?
May I see the room? Posso vedere la camera? POH-soh veh-DAIR-eh lah CAH-mair-rah
That's too much É troppo ay TROH-po
Is there a cheaper one? C'é una più economica? chay OO-nah pew eh-ko-NO-mee-kah


 

Basic phrases in Italian

English (inglese) Italian (italiano) pro-nun-see-YAY-shun
thank you grazie GRAT-tzee-yay
please per favore pair fa-VOHR-ray
yes si see
no no no
Do you speak English? Parla Inglese? PAR-la een-GLAY-zay
I don't understand Non capisco non ka-PEESK-koh
I'm sorry Mi dispiace mee dees-pee-YAT-chay
How much is it? Quanto costa? KWAN-toh COST-ah
That's too much É troppo ay TROH-po
     
Good day Buon giorno bwohn JOUR-noh
Good evening Buona sera BWOH-nah SAIR-rah
Good night Buona notte BWOH-nah NOTE-tay
Goodbye Arrivederci ah-ree-vah-DAIR-chee
Excuse me (to get attention) Scusi SKOO-zee
Excuse me (to get past someone) Permesso pair-MEH-so
     
Where is? Dov'é doh-VAY
...the bathroom il bagno eel BHAN-yoh
...train station la ferroviaria lah fair-o-vee-YAR-ree-yah
to the right à destra ah DEH-strah
to the left à sinistra ah see-NEEST-trah
straight ahead avanti [or] diritto ah-VAHN-tee [or] dee-REE-toh
information informazione in-for-ma-tzee-OH-nay

Days, months, and other calendar items in Italian

English (inglese) Italian (italiano) Pro-nun-cee-YAY-shun
When is it open? Quando é aperto? KWAN-doh ay ah-PAIR-toh
When does it close? Quando si chiude? KWAN-doh see key-YOU-day
At what time... a che ora a kay O-rah
     
Yesterday ieri ee-YAIR-ee
Today oggi OH-jee
Tomorrow domani doh-MAHN-nee
Day after tomorrow dopo domani DOH-poh doh-MAHN-nee
     
a day un giorno oon je-YOR-no
Monday Lunedí loo-nay-DEE
Tuesday Martedí mar-tay-DEE
Wednesday Mercoledí mair-coh-lay-DEE
Thursday Giovedí jo-vay-DEE
Friday Venerdí ven-nair-DEE
Saturday Sabato SAH-baa-toh
Sunday Domenica doh-MEN-nee-ka
     
Mon-Sat Feriali fair-ee-YAHL-ee
Sun & holidays Festivi feh-STEE-vee
Daily Giornaliere joor-nahl-ee-YAIR-eh
     
a month una mese oon-ah MAY-zay
January gennaio jen-NAI-yo
February febbraio feh-BRI-yo
March marzo MAR-tzoh
April aprile ah-PREEL-ay
May maggio MAH-jee-oh
June giugno JEW-nyoh
July luglio LOO-lyoh
August agosto ah-GO-sto
September settembre set-TEM-bray
October ottobre oh-TOE-bray
November novembre no-VEM-bray
December dicembre de-CHEM-bray

Numbers in Italian

English (inglese) Italian (italiano) Pro-nun-cee-YAY-shun
1 uno OO-no
2 due DOO-way
3 tre tray
4 quattro KWAH-troh
5 cinque CHEEN-kway
6 sei say
7 sette SET-tay
8 otto OH-toh
9 nove NO-vay
10 dieci dee-YAY-chee
11 undici OON-dee-chee
12 dodici DOH-dee-chee
13 tredici TRAY-dee-chee
14 quattordici kwa-TOR-dee-chee
15 quindici KWEEN-dee-chee
16 sedici SAY-dee-chee
17 diciasette dee-chee-ya-SET-tay
18 diciotto dee-CHO-toh
19 diciannove dee-chee-ya-NO-vay
20 venti VENT-tee
21* vent'uno* vent-OO-no
22* venti due* VENT-tee DOO-way
23* venti tre* VENT-tee TRAY
30 trenta TRAYN-tah
40 quaranta kwa-RAHN-tah
50 cinquanta cheen-KWAN-tah
60 sessanta say-SAHN-tah
70 settanta seh-TAHN-tah
80 ottanta oh-TAHN-tah
90 novanta no-VAHN-tah
100 cento CHEN-toh
1,000 mille MEEL-lay
5,000 cinque milla CHEEN-kway MEEL-lah
10,000 dieci milla dee-YAY-chee MEEL-lah


* You can use this formula for all Italian ten-place numbers—so 31 is trent'uno, 32 is trenta due, 33 is trenta tre, etc. Note that—like uno (one), otto (eight) also starts with a vowel—all "-8" numbers are also abbreviated (vent'otto, trent'otto, etc.).