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“Best hotel on the Island”
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La Minerva
Ranked #1 of 41 Hotels in Capri
Certificate of Excellence
Newport Beach, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Best hotel on the Island”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2013

I have never posted a review on Tripadvisor before but I am making the exception for La Minerva. We have been going to Capri every summer for 10 years and the last 2 years we have stayed at Minerva. The first stay was with 12 of my friends and family as everyone had come out for our wedding. They were beyond accommodating for our large group. It is by FAR the best hotel on the island. Antonino and Luigi make you feel like old friends and Kamal sets the standard so high that I doubt anyone can touch it. Everything about the hotel is perfect. The breakfast in the morning is a full on buffet spread and then you can also order anything you want from the menu for no extra charge. That is not the case at many other hotels where they charge for fresh squeezed OJ or eggs. There are gorgeous views from the pool and Kamal serves up one of our favorite dishes on the island, spaghetti with tomato and prawns. So simple yet so good. Our rose is always filled and fresh towels are always there. The lobby and the rooms are also wonderfully appointed. The rooms are spacious and the bed linens are to die for. But the staff really make all the difference. La Minerva is a gorgeous hotel but it was just be another nice hotel if not for the owners, Antonino and Luigi and they right hand man, Kamal. We look forward to our next visit!

Room Tip: All the rooms are beautiful
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2013

In July last year, I spent four days in Capri for a friend's 10th wedding anniversay celebrations and stayed at La Minerva. One word sums up the experience - exceptional!

Each morning I was greeted by Kamal's smiling face and breath taking views over breakfast. Luigi and Antonino were wonderful hosts, providing just the right level of the customer service whenever it was needed. The bed was comfortable and the room was a good size for a single, fitting in a single bed, desk and chair with room to spare.

There were many other small details, such as the lovely linen sheets and the nightly flower on my pillow, which also helped to make my stay a memorable one.

I can highly recommend this lovely, family-run hotel to anyone visiting Capri.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
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Sydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2012

We stayed here for 2 nights in September and loved every minute of it. This is a beautiful boutique hotel with everything you could want. Close enough to the busy square, but far enough to enjoy the quiet and relax. We had a good, expansive yet private view from the terrace of our room, but the view of the sea was a bit hindered by the trees further down. Every afternoon when we came back from exploring the island, we would relax by the pool, which is really lovely. Breakfast was excellent on the hotel's terrace which had great views. If we ever get back to Capri we would definitely stay here.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2012

La Minerva is for me the standard bearer for the perfect hotel. The staff were exceedingly friendly and helpful, especially Antonino and Marco, the lobby was beautiful and welcoming, and our room was clean, spacious and absolutely lovely. We were brought a complimentary drink on our arrival which we enjoyed from our wonderful balcony. The breakfast was served in a beautiful bright and sunny room and was fabulous! In addition to a wonderful buffet, they had fresh juices and eggs made to order (I had the eggs benedict, which was delicious!). I also really liked the fresh ricotta on the buffet. Antonino recommended a walk to the Arco Naturale and along a path past the iconic Faraglioni Rocks that we thoroughly enjoyed.

We really loved Capri and La Minerva. I can't express how sorry I was that we only stayed there for one night.

One note about the porter system: When we arrived by hydrofoil from Naples, a porter took our suitcases and asked for the name of our hotel. Some people seemed uneasy with this as no receipt was offered and the porters didn't appear to be from a certain hotel, but our bags magically appeared in our hotel before we even got there, and we were so glad not to be lugging them on to the funicular and through the little streets and steps of Capri ourselves.

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2012

My husband and I here came for our one year anniversary and will definitely be coming again! Wonderful staff, amenities, and service. Our room was the nicest out of all of the hotels we stayed at in Italy and had a wonderful view. Definitely the highlight of our trip to Italy!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Mosow, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2012

The hotel is truly a gem!
It combines warm and family feelling with high-quality service standarts.
Many thanks to Esposito family for creating such wonderful hotel and Antonino and Luigi for continuing family business and creating such comfortable and friendly atmosphere.
Also we'd like to say thank you to Marco and Camal for their professionalism, attentive and friendly attitude.
Coming back to more practical points - rooms are very tastefully designed, with local influence, everything is of high quality. Spacious wardrobe, bathroom, very comfortable bed and sofa, and a wonderful terrace! I'd spend forever on this terrace.
They serve lunch near the pool, offering couple of salads and several "primi" - all was super-tasty!
Also we had a wonderful apperittivo every night before the dinner in a cosy lobby that is more a living room actually)
The breakfast was also very nice: freshly-squeezed juice, home-made pastries, choice of cold meats/cheese, fresh fruits, desserts like tiramisu and pannacotta, and eggs.
The location is convinient to the centre of Capri and to panoramic routes.

Also the owners may organise for you a boat trip around the island - totally recomended! It's the wonderful opportunity to understand the local way to relax - diving into cobalt sea and tanning on the boat in some small bay.

Ancora una volta grazie mille a Luigi e Antonino e tutto lo staff e speriamo di ritornarci presto!
Yana e Andrey

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Madison, MS
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2012

We stayed at the La Minerva for two nights but wish we would have stayed longer. They had a lady meet us at the boat dock and she arranged to have our luggage transfered to the hotel showed us how to get to the hotel and even bought our tram tickets. On the last day she again took care of our luggage and bought our ferri tickets to Naples. We had a great room with large porch overlooking the water. It was very new and clean with a great pool area. The breakfast included eggs to order and the service was great.

Room Tip: Request the first floor with a sun porch.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 Thank Dan K
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Property: La Minerva
Address: Via Occhio Marino, 8, 80073 Capri, Island of Capri, Italy
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Location: Italy > Campania > Province of Naples > Island of Capri > Capri
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Capri
#1 Romantic Hotel in Capri
#2 Family Hotel in Capri
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — La Minerva 4*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
La Minerva is an exclusive 18 room hotel, in which each and every customer is made to feel, first and foremost, a welcome guest, to the hotel and to the Island of Capri.The hotel has been recently renovated, with original interior design, stylishly combining modern features with typical elements of island architecture, including characteristic floors in hand-painted majolica, artisan-crafted ceramics, vaulted ceilings, and sweeping arches.The Hotel is situated in the center of Capri, looking out towards the sea, in a peaceful pedestrian area just steps away from the island’s fashionable shopping district, Via Camerelle. ... more   less 
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