This review should be preceded with the fact that we had stayed at Le Sirenuse and Palazzo Sasso for the first two legs of our vacation. I'm just not sure what could possibly compete with those two, but Tragara was pretty close in many respects and, it should be noted, cost less than half of Sasso and 2/3 as much as Sirenuse, making it clearly the best value of the three. First tip: you need to call the hotel on the day of your arrival and tell them which ferry you are coming in on, they will meet you right at the dock and take your bags. It's a bit funny that you are on your own for how to get to the hotel from this point, the cable car is at the end of the dock and leaves you off right in the center of town, the hotel is then a 15 min walk. My gf and I found wandering through dimly lit Via Tragara a bit of a fun adventure but may be something to prepare yourself for if you are not expecting it. Tragara is at the end of the road. The hotel stands on the cliff and offers truly spectacular views of the Faraglioni especially. In addition, we had a wraparound terrace where they will serve you breakfast in the am for a nominal fee of 15 eur I believe, 100% worth it. Our bathroom was the size of many Manhattan apartments, our circular bathtub had a diameter of over six feet (not kidding) and the shower was also quite nice. There were, however, some lacking points that, while small, kept the hotel from quite being on the "totally blew me away" level. First of all, the wi-fi didn't work for all three days I was there (They allegedly had a business center if I somehow got desperate, I didn't check it out). This is generally ok, I didn't come to Capri to surf the internet but just something to note. Also, when we were famished after arriving our first night there, we asked for a nice restaurant that was between the hotel and town, we didn't feel like retracing all of our steps. They told us to go to the restaurant Faraglioni, which is a total tourist trap and generally sucked, worst meal we had in Italy our 10 day stay in Italy. The next night we found Villa Brunella on our own, which was fantastic and just steps from the hotel. Surely they can recognize the difference? The final night, we realized that we had a small ant problem as apparently one of the fruit drippings from the morning danish hadn't been cleaned sufficiently and the ants were congregating around it by that night. The maids came immediately to clean the place and they sprayed bug spray, but still... That was kind of the theme of our three days there, just a touch below perfect. The hotel venue is second to none on the island, the views are spectacular, the pool and sun area was great, the hotel is just a few hundred steps up from the actual coast and the nice restaurant for lunch on the water down there whose name begins with an F that I cannot immediately recall (Faragnielli's or something like that). Throw all of this together for the cost, and it's an undeniably good deal. I still came away with the idea that if I bought the place and spent a few months ironing out the kinks, I could increase the price by 50% and make it THE must-stay option in Capri. Make sense?
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Some places hold a very special type of fascination. Almost always they are places of indescribable beauty, because what ever words you choose will fail to convey the sensations aroused in you.This is what we are proposing, a unique luxury place in Capri and daring design, sculpted out of the rock face, where no two rooms are the same and where nature reigns supreme in a natural setting where space has created a stronghold of incomparable beauty where emotions constantly surprise and delight. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Punta Tragara Capri
- Punta Tragara Hotel Capri