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Hotel Il Girasole
Ranked #10 of 18 Hotels in Anacapri
Reviewed April 27, 2013

Hi ! I'm Adriana from Romania. We have spent a wonderfull week in Girasole Hotel. We were impressed by the hospitality of the owners, the fantastic panorama from the garden and the great breakfast every morning. We wish to come back here, it was the perfect hollyday for us !

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 21, 2013

This hotel is an absolute gem on a beautiful island! If you want a relaxing atmosphere and stunning views at a great price, then this place is definitely where you should stay while in Anacapri.

There was a lovely pool on the sundeck, and the guestrooms were clean, comfortable and tastefully decorated. The staff were all very friendly and always more than happy to help with any queries we had.

If I ever have the opportunity to come back to Capri , I would definitely stay at Hotel Il Girasole again.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 15, 2013

We stayed in Girasole on a recent trip to Capri. This hotel is in Anacapri which is a small town higher up in the Island. Way cheaper than staying in Capri.

We called the Hotel after boarding our Ferry from Sorrento. The driver met us at the Ferry Terminal. As he drove us to the Hotel, he pointed out all the tourist spots, bus routes, stops etc. Very very helpful and friendly. The front desk staff was also very helpful.

The room was small but functional. It had a queen bed.. The views from our room was amazing.

The hotel is a 10 minute walk from the center of town (Anacapri). There are frequent buses that take you all over the island from there.

In all I would highly recommend this hotel to Budget travelers.

Room Tip: The Wifi connection gets weaker as you go away from the Front Desk.
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Msjain
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

Beautiful! Homely but professional. This hotel gets 10 out of 10 and we will definitely return. Simply nice people to be around with B&B prices even backpackers can afford.
We've been travelling around the world and stayed in some fabulous hotels but this truly beats them all for 'returnability'.
Il Girasole's concept is simple but totally provides everything you need in order to enjoy and savour Capri. The sunsets from the terrace are to die for, night after night, and most rooms overlook the bay with Islands in the distance. The owners focus upon creating a relaxed atmosphere and giving you the kind of experience of Capri you want and they are friendly but discreet and generous with their breakfasts and facilities. Angela and Francesco's warm and welcoming personalities shine through their staff, particularly Domenico (lovely, warm, unassuming man). The pool was clean and a real luxury given the low prices of the hotel.
Capri itself is a must see of course but Ana Capri is the hidden Gem. (we almost didn't want to share our secret). Walk through the village and notice that the locals smile at you (at first we kept looking behind us not thinking the smile was sent our way but yes it was !!!.) They're even pleased to help you find your way around. The men ALWAYS stand up for the women on the buses and it's like being transported to a pre-war era of genteelness which just makes you want to smile. Everyone chats to the bus drivers and they all seem on first name terms on the Island... but you don't feel excluded from the 'club' you feel welcomed into it. You begin to realise these are people who know they are lucky and love their island life. All this and the sunshine adds up to a win win. (we went in October and it was fabulous and I've been in May when it's beautifully warm too). If you go, hire a speedboat for the day (easy if you can drive a car, honest), the guys will teach you then set off...go around the Island, skinny dip in the green grotto, take a picnic and beer and realise why you are here. Life is for living and Il Girasole gets it.
You must get the bus from Ana Capri to Capri town. It is fabulously scary (my partner couldn't look down) but notice how the little old ladies take it in their stride whilst you're quivering. Don't miss the ski ride up to Mount Solerno, the winding streets of Capri town, Marina Piccola.... I could go on but I might be delaying you from snatching the last available room.
By the way we just read the review entitled "Avoid Room 14......" and we think this is a strange posting because we also ALWAYS check beds and did so and found nothing but cleanliness.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank pete b
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Reviewed October 25, 2012 via mobile

As we checked in we got to room 14, and as we made habit of doing, we stripped the sheets and began our examination for bed bugs. Sure enough without looking for more than 20 seconds there one was simply under the final sheet on the mattress. We quickly grabbed our bags having experienced this serious issue previously and headed back to the front desk. They were very helpful, yet, quick to move us to another room as if they were already aware. The overlook from the hotel was very beautiful and the second room was clean. We did have a good night sleep and enjoyed the overlook with some pizza from Aumm Aumm and a fine bottle of vino rosso.

  • Stayed: October 2012
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Thank Stephen P
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Reviewed October 20, 2012

We enjoyed our experience of staying at this hotel. The staff were all super friendly, welcoming and as helpful as could be. We utilised the free minibus transfer from the port which came in very handy (both to and from the port). The accomodation itself was nice enough, with a lovely pool and sun terrace area which we were lucky enough to get some sun for the couple of days during our stay. The room itself was very large and spacious and addorned with a very italian decor which we apprecaited. The bed was comfortable, the windows opened / closed properly plus air conditioning provided and in working order. The shower was great and the room very clean. Breakfast was very good as far as Italian style breakfasts go! Be sure to ask them to make a latte / cappacino for you from the machine behind the counter. The only limiting aspect to this accomodation is that the location is a little out of town, even from the main square of Anacapri. It's about a 10 minute walk each way to the shops and back, which if you are staying for a few days can get tedious. There is also no cafe or restaurant on site so do be aware of this when booking. But, as they say you get what you pay for, and we enjoyed our stay. Not sure that we would return to this hotel given the location, however we did enjoy the stay that we had.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 4, 2012 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights and I would definatlety go back again. We were collected at the port by the staff and they could jot have been more helpful or friendly.
You have about a 10 minute walk Into the centre of Anacapri, or the bus stop for Anacapri and Capri is about a 2 minute walk.
The rooms are nice and simple. Walls are a little thin and could hear the person next door use the bathroom or shower but not a huge problem.
Pool is a little small but good enough to cool off if its to hot.
All in all a really nice hotel and great staff.

  • Stayed: October 2012
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Address: Via Rio Linciano 47, 80071 Anacapri, Island of Capri, Italy
Location: Italy > Campania > Province of Naples > Island of Capri > Anacapri
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #10 of 18 Hotels in Anacapri
Price Range: $116 - $294 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Il Girasole 3*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cheap, charming and on Capri: your dream hotel just came true! The relaxing atmosphere of a small hotel Il Girasole is a 23 room, 3 star hotel on the island of Capri, Italy run by the youngest generation of the Capri born-and-bred Orlando family. Within steps of the center of Anacapri Hotel Il Girasole is located in the quietest part of Capri, amidst the island's vineyards and olive trees. The historic center of Anacapri lies within easy strolling distance of the hotel. There's a bus stop from where to catch buses to downtown Capri and Marina Grande, just 300m away. Facing the sea and with a panoramic pool The sea can be seen from every corner of the hotel: from the terraces outside the bedrooms, from the breakfast room, and from the panoramic swimming pool. Every evening, as you relax in one of our outdoor seating areas, you'll be treated to the spectacle of the sun setting over the sea. ...all this, at an unbelievably low price! If you're thinking... "A hotel with pool and sea view on the island of Capri, I can't imagine how much that's going to cost..." take a look at our price list and special offers. We're certain you won't find better value for money anywhere else on the island. ... more   less 
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