Hotel La Floridiana
This boutique hotel sits in gorgeous sea view gardens, just a short walk from Capri’s famous Piazzetta and the botanical Augustus Gardens. Intimate and homely, La Floridiana’s design is typical of a classic Capri villa – a simple yet chic décor combines with a charming and bright interior, and there’s lovely ocean views from the many private outdoor terrace areas. While the quieter setting is perfect for a relaxing break, the hotel is also a great base to explore some of Capri’s most scenic spots. The beautiful bay of Marina Piccola is mere minutes away, a pretty and popular area where you can spot the dramatic rock formations of Faraglioni. You’re also just a five-minute drive from the port, so it’s very easy to reach Sorrento if you feel like a day on the mainland.
If an afternoon of sunbathing is too enticing, then the hotel has a fabulous outdoor pool, where you can bask in glorious ocean views as you swim off that intense Italian heat. Or you could head to the shaded poolside bar for a cooling fruit juice or refreshing cocktail. While’s there no restaurant on site, a tasty breakfast buffet in the main hall is included during your stay. The pool terrace also serves light lunches and dinners from April to September, which is normally a delicious selection of hot and cold dishes influenced by the local Caprese fare.
Rooms are simple yet tastefully decorated in a classic Mediterranean style. White-washed walls flood the rooms with light, while majolica tiles add a touch of authenticity to the design. Looking out to hypnotic ocean views, Superior Rooms have a small furnished terrace which, if pre-arranged, can be the setting for a romantic candlelit dinner. Junior Suites are much more spacious and refined, with a larger private balcony and an indulgent hydromassage spa bath.