Far, far above habitation in Anacapri, an adventure it will be, when the hotel’s on-call courtesy car and driver greet you at the port. You will be whisked up, dizzily, through Capri “town” itself, on up to Anacapri, and finally way, way up above all dwellings, to the unanticipated and unimaginable serenity awaiting you at the top of the island.
If you are coming to Capri for the hustle and bustle of what you have heard about the island this may or might not be the place for you. If you want continuous excitement and superficial glamor stay in Capri itself. If you want to have a beautiful infinity pool and sweeping vistas, and to be surrounded by vineyards and rustic beauty, then this is the place. Stay here and let the driver deliver you to the daytime or night time action “down the mountain” in town. Come back up for the best cuisine on the island and the setting sun over Ischia. Once you arrive, you may not want to leave this idyllic spot.
Friends stayed in Capri in June and mentioned that they discovered the best restaurant of their Italian trip. It was Da Gelsomina. Part of the hotel, this restaurant offers excellent food with incomparable day or nighttime views. Dine at sunset. You will remember it forever. Homemade pasta is served as well as their own wine, produced on the property. At breakfast the marmalade is homemade.
The hotel staff are “family”, are super pleasant and available to assist at all times.
There are only six or seven rooms available. They are not extravagant, but they do have wonderful terraces overlooking the Mediterranean with, again, incomparable views. This hotel is not about the rooms. It is about the fantastic setting, the pool, the ambience and the food.
One downside is that Internet access, while advertised, is spotty. Perhaps that is a plus. Escape to Da Gelsomina and escape from the cares of the world.
I highly recommend this top-of-the-world hotel.
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- Also Known As:
- Da Gelsomina Island Of Capri/Anacapri, Italy