“A seriously stylish, ravishingly romantic hotel perched on the tip of the Amalfi Coast”
The hotel’s 11 rooms are pared down white canvases streaked with colour: aqua cushions, a vivid emerald and turquoise striped headboard, a royal blue armchair or a terracotta urn on the floor. Wall-to-wall windows make the most of those gob-stopping coastal views; some rooms also have glassed sun-rooms and/or private terraces with white-cube sofas. Bright, uncluttered and immaculately clean, it's the perfect environment to chill out and focus on the sea, the sun, the silence and each other.
There is a choice of Superior Rooms, Junior Suites and Special Rooms (king-size everything with superior views and intricate artistic detail such as veined parquet floors, baskets of lemons, bowls of fruits or sea shells). As each offers a spectacular view, we'd have been happy in any of them, though we did love that the Junior Suites and Special Rooms have balconies. All rooms have air-con, jetted bath-tub, drench shower, flat-screen TV (with Sky, for heaven's sake)... even a personal workstation with free high-speed internet connection. If you want our advice, don't even switch it on.
If you’re a foodie, you'll be in heaven. German chef Christoph Bob serves up excellent modern-Italian dishes with an emphasis on fresh ingredients. We indulged fully, so as to be able to report on it all...
Grab a table out on the terrace, laid with crisp white and aquamarine linen, and sip a glass of Prosecco as the sun sets over Capri.
On Monday nights, the restaurant serves typically Neopolitan cuisine, and it is absolutely delicious and well worth trying. You have choices for each course. We opted for traditional potato pasta with ham followed by blue fish wrapped in courgettes. Dessert was either homemade tiramisu or a strawberry cake. Don't do as we did and get heavily stuck into the homemade bread beforehand, even though it's that perfect mix of crispy yet light.
On our second night, we ate from the a la carte menu, which was wonderfully eclectic. Starters included amberjack carpaccio with sea urchins and veal tartare with quails eggs. Our hearty secondi course consisted of grouper with escargot and almonds, pork ribs with wild fennel and honey sauce, lamb served any way you like it. It sounds far-fetched but it really was all cooked perfectly.
A relaxing Italian breakfast (eggs to order, fresh fruit, pastries, homemade breads, cakes, juices, coffee) was served until 11.30am so it means you can have a lie-in and treat it as brunch/lunch. However, if you're hearty of appetite, the open-air Bar Azul serves light lunches, snacks and drinks on the main terrace all day: think smoked salmon or parma ham and cheese sandwiches, seafood or ceasar salads, pasta dishes.
Children can be accommodated, but this is not the ideal place to bring children; Relais Blu can provide for them but there's nothing for them to do.
Cots Available, Extra Beds Available
Baby cots available on request
Remember baby and child equipment may be limited or need pre-booking