“A tiny 2-room B&B hidden in the backstreets of old Anacapri, where cool Italian design meets history’s faded frescoes”
There are 2 rooms - Blue and Yellow - leading off the gorgeous communal lounge. Both pack a punch in terms of style, with queensize four-posters, easy chairs and designer lighting under high vaulted ceilings. Windows have fold-out shutters, and the beds are dressed in bright blue or yellow hand-printed spreads by Napoli textile designer Livio de Simone.
The Yellow Room, the smaller of the 2, has windows facing the village and a street-wise photographic mural that adds an urban edge. The blue-striped shower room is compact but cleverly designed, and there’s a built-in wardrobe by the bed.
If it's space you're after, go for the Blue Room, which overlooks the inner courtyard. Its bathroom alone is larger than the Yellow Room, with an original tiled floor, the remnants of old frescoes, 2 font-like basins, and a pair of drench showers set in a wet area faced in black anthracite resin. In the bedroom is a huge bath, lit with electric-blue LEDs - it’s more of a plunge pool than a tub and takes an age to fill. Next to it, what looks like a pile of pebbles on a shelf turns out to be a gas-flame fire. There’s also space for storing suitcases, plus a quirky jumble of coat hangers on wires for your clothes.
Both rooms are air-conditioned and have use of the kitchen-diner (or loggia, as the owners call it) plus the lounge with its fireplace, sofa and funky lighting. Below, the intimate courtyard space has a decked terrace with designer patio furniture, overlooked by shelves of potted cacti.
Breakfast is served at any time you like, either indoors in the kitchen-diner or, in fine weather, under the sun in the courtyard. It’s a basic spread of cornflakes, sliced bread, croissants, brioches, jams, orange juice, tea and fresh coffee, but you can request ham and cheeses if you prefer.
Caprisuite doesn’t normally offer lunch or dinner, but a private chef can be arranged with advance notice to whip up a meal of your choice - perhaps spaghetti alle vongole (spaghetti with clams) and fresh fish with seasonal vegetables, followed by limoncello sorbet or chocolate and amaretto cake. Guests are also free to use the kitchen for making drinks and snacks, although it has little in the way of equipment.
There are some great restaurants nearby. In Anacapri, many of them line the streets and squares of the historic centre. Materita (just around the corner, by the church of Santa Sofia) serves Mediterranean dishes and good wood-fired pizzas. Just outside town, Mamma Giovanna is family-run and popular with locals, while L’Oliva (at the swish Capri Palace Hotel) has 2 Michelin stars. For a seaside lunch or a romantic sunset dinner, head down to the harbourside at Marina Piccola, where a cluster of seafood restaurants offer terraces of tables overlooking the rocks and beach.
Children of all ages are welcome, though it’s best suited to those over the age of 4. Families can book the Blue Room, which has space for a rollaway bed, or take the whole place. Note that both rooms have double beds (no twins) and there are no baby cots (although you can bring your own travel cot).
Children (4-12 years)
Extra Beds Available