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“A very elegant place”
Review of Hotel Bussola

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Hotel Bussola
Ranked #5 of 18 Hotels in Anacapri
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 5, 2014

This hotel is located in Boffa, one of the sights in Anacapri. It is very beautifully maintained, very elegant and offering a wonderful view of the sea. The staff are particularly kind and helpful, very knowledgeable and friendly. They make you feel at home from the very minute you arrive. I will definitely stay there in future and I'll tell my friends about it, too.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 4, 2014

A hotel hidden among the many villas of Anacapri, with a lot of vegetation around it. The center of the resort is a 10 minutes walk away, on picturesque narrow streets and stairs. It requires some effort, since you'll have to go up when you leave the hotel, but the good side to this is that coming back will be quite easy. No problem for anyone in good health, however it may become a bit annoying if you need to reach the hotel several times a day. Renting a scooter may be a solution to this. We only made the trip on foot and it didn't bother us, since the surroundings were really nice. That being said, I think there are hotels with similar conditions, closer to the center.

Rooms are big enough, with only the shower cabin feeling a bit too tight. Each room seemed to have a small terrace with table and chairs (ours, included). Everything was clean and in good order. There really is no possible bad view - lemon trees, villas, a pasture with sheep and so on. A large courtyard and a pretty large terrace are set to the back of the hotel. We didn't use them, but they looked like very good places for relaxation and sunbathing.

Above all, the staff was extremely helpful. We left on heavy rain and they gave us a ride to the bus which went to the Marina Grande. This bus comes at rather large intervals, and it is usually very crowded, but they took us to the end of the line, directly to a bus which was waiting, thus saving us from a lot of fuss.

If you take the direction opposite to the center, you can reach the Al Cucciolo, a fine dinning restaurant with a great view to the see.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank seeflee
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Reviewed November 6, 2013

It is a good and clean hotel. They offer very good price for Anacapri. The location is ok - it is not the best, but not bad at all. Rooms were ok - everything was working, but it is quite outdated.
Breakfast is terrible. Juice are not juice, there is no choice, some dry cheap pastries.... Coffee is awful. If you are thinking about some deal with breakfast - forget it - pay less and go some other place to eat. I would really recommend they change it, maybe even move it to the terrace and have some nice fresh pastries and some eggs, some nice decent coffee and juice would increase the quality of this hotel so much; especially that mornings are so nice, fresh and lovely on Capri!
Service was average, some people working there were very moody - one day I was even kind of yield at, the next day she was like super nice and friendly... so, it was confusing. But the guy was really very very nice and helpful and smiling all the time!
I would stay again in this hotel, if I was on a budget. I say this, because there is no pool, it is a bit outside of the center and the main road, there is no pool, etc. But overall, it is good stay, nothing horrible, except for the breakfast.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 28, 2013

My friend and I stayed here for 2 nights on a weekend trip to Capri. Although we enjoyed our stay, there were some aspects that could have been improved, and so would cause me to try somewhere different next time.

The room was basic but clean and comfortable, as was the bathroom. The hotel has a beautifully decorated hallway and also a nice cosy reading area, with a book-swap system. The price wasn't great, but seems pretty standard for Capri, which is expensive in general.

My complaints are small, but I will note them anyway. First is that the lock on our sliding door (leading out to a small balcony area) did not work. The second relates to a small incident that occurred one morning at breakfast time (a usual simple Italian help-yourself affair with cornetti, cake, cereal etc). My friend (who I was staying at the hotel with) got up to get a second cornetto (Italian croissant), after she had finished her first one. When the staff member saw her, she told my friend that there was only one croissant per person. I understand that the hotel is perfectly free to have such a policy but it was a bit embarrassing for my friend to be told she couldn't help herself to another cornetto (bearing in mind that it was a buffet table, after all) in front of other hotel guests in the dining room. A better solution, if indeed the hotel has such a policy (as I am sure I saw people the next day having more than one with no response from the staff), would be to have a small sign by the cornetti indicating that there is only one per person. This experience really wasn't too big a deal, it just detracted from the overall 'welcome' we had at the hotel - something I think is really important in the hospitality industry, particularly if you are paying a fair amount per night.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 25, 2013

Anacapri is beautiful and feels so much more authentic than tourist trap Capri.
This hotel is cute and in the center of the mountain top town. The staff was very helpful with providing maps and giving detailed directions to various places in the town (ie: delicious affordable local restaurants, local ceramic shops, as well as the typical touristy places like the mountain view)
Warning: this town is not handicap accessible

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Daniel S
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Reviewed September 23, 2013

5 minutes of the crowds in Anacapri. Good starting point for Grotta Azurra and the cable line to the mountain. Breakfast easy but ok, very friendly stuff, nice interior. Room on first floor was bright and had a small balcony. Only cash accepted, just take a bus to Anacapri and take a walk.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Thank widerstand
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Reviewed July 31, 2013 via mobile

The stay in Hotel Bussola is absolutely pleasant. The rooms are clean and comfortable. If you have a minimum of artistic taste, you won't stop looking around to all the unique pieces of art exposed with taste throughout the facility, it's definitely a plus.
The staff is one of the most friendly I've ever encountered. The owners will immediately help you plan your stay in Capri with passionate support and useful advises. After coming back there for the second year, I can surely say that it won't be the last!

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Additional Information about Hotel Bussola

Address: Via Traversa la Vigna, 80071 Anacapri, Island of Capri, Italy
Location: Italy > Campania > Province of Naples > Island of Capri > Anacapri
Amenities:
Room Service
Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in Anacapri
#8 Family Hotel in Anacapri
Price Range: $89 - $259 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Bussola 3*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A wonderful welcoming hotel, in neo classic style, rooms are furnished with all comfort, some with private terrace overlooking the sea. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Bussola Di Hermes Hotel
Bussola Di Hermes Anacapri
Hotel Bussola Island Of Capri/Anacapri, Italy

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