We just returned from 5 nights at Alle Ginestre Capri B&B, Anacapri. I would strongly discourage anyone from going there. The rooms are extremely basic or even dumpy. The scarce furniture is the shabbiest cheapest mdf-crap available. Rooms do not come with individual balconies but you need to share with the other guests. I felt like staying in a shabby hostel knowing that I had to spend 710 Eur for 5 nights, it was really depressing.
The location is terrible – the house is more than 25 minute walk from anywhere and is not located in a nice isolated area in the middle of nature, but it’s surrounded by other houses. So it offers none of the benefits of being in a remote location.
If the room rates were about 60 Eur per night I would have put up with it despite all the inconveniences. But they were charging us 140 Eur per night which is simply absurd for what you get. We enquired in a few hotels in Anacapri and most had hotel rooms available and for 120 Eur per night you could get a beautiful room with all conveniences and individual balcony right in the center of town.
Don’t get fooled by the good reviews. They are based on nothing more than the owner’s false friendliness – the same story being told over and over to all new guests during breakfast (how he bakes his own cake from home-made limoncello), sharing a tourist map with recommendations of places to go and see (that’s nice but the island is 10m2 and all the sights are advertised everywhere, in each guidebook and very well-marked – you really don’t need to be paying hundreds of euros surcharge for this service). Needless to say, I tried to check out early but was told that I would be charged the full price anyhow.
I am not one to complain or waste time writing reviews but this time I felt it was my duty to warn other travelers from making the same mistake.
Have a great time in Capri. It is an absolutely wonderful place.
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- Alle Ginestre Capri Bed & Breakfast Island Of Capri/Anacapri, Italy