Palatial indeed, with vaulted ceilings and antiques, the Capri Palace Hotel overlooks the Gulf of Naples. Every sumptuous room has an escapist view, of Mount Solaro or the island of Ischia in the bluest sea. Some rooms and suites are named after famous guests or artists and each is individually decorated in homage. The Presidential Paltrow and the Penthouse Acropolis suites are a symphony of lavish rooms, roof gardens and private pools. The Warhol and Magritte suites feature pools lined with art.
Art is a motif throughout, with artists in residence and the Bar degli Artisti named after the works on the walls. Live music adds more atmosphere, before or after dinner at L’Olivio, the only restaurant on Capri with two Michelin stars. The Beach Club restaurant has a Michelin star too, and its fresh fish counter is a work of art in itself. It’s close to the fabled Blue Grotto, and the launching pad for trips on the hotel’s yacht. The main pool is cliff-side, with Mediterranean views. For in-between times, there’s an award-winning Medi-spa, with pampering and transformative treatments.