San Michele Anacapri 4 stars
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Three reasons why you'll love it here
- La Baia di Napoli's marvelous Mediterranean cuisine
- Nights to remember at the Lanterna Verde
- The unforgettable view of the sea from your suite
The position of Hotel San Michele, is considered unique, perched, as it is, on the cliff edge to the North of the island, 300 metres above sea level. From the bedrooms and numerous terraces there are enchanting views of Capri and the entire Gulf of Naples, with Sorrento, the Amalfi coast, volcano Vesuvio and the islands of Ischia and Procida clearly visible across the water. Behind the hotel lie the gentle hills of Anacapri, where, amidst the golden flowers of broom and the Mediterranean vegetation, one finds the ancient Barbarossa Castle.
Completed in 1880 in pure Neo-Classic style, the Hotel San Michele opened its doors to the public in 1894. At the time it represented one of the very first hotel establishments on the island of Capri and it was quickly to become the preferred haunt of a growing artistic and literary circle gravitating around the figure of the Swedish writer Axel Munthe. Amongst the guests of the period, we find the writer's faithful friend, Queen Victoria Friedrich Von Baden, wife of King Gustavo of Sweden. The hotel was also the residence of a group of painters of international fame who left many traces of their artwork in the hotel.
The original Luigi XVI style furnishings have been carefully preserved as have the gold framed mirrors, console, paintings, prints, arazzi and numerous period photos; all elements which take us back in time, to that romantic Capri described by the European writers of the 1800s.
Amongst the services are: a semi-Olympic swimming pool, the largest on the island; an health oasis, where oriental massage is carried out by professional masseurs; three modern tennis courts (Capri Sporting Club, directly opposite the hotel); free transfers by mini bus to Marina Grande for arrivals and departures; special rates for families and conference participants;
4 recently built spacious modern suites with splendid views across the gulf of Naples and the entire island of Capri; the "Sala Edwin" meeting room, with a seating capacity for 120 people and equipped with every type of conference equipment; a press room and guest assistance.
The hotel gives guests a choice of two restaurants, the poolside "Il Ristorantino" and "La Baia di Napoli", an elegant restaurant with panoramic views, for up to 200 guests. Both offer typical regional cuisine using products grown in the hotel's vegetable garden, so guaranteeing the quality and authentic flavours of the Mediterranean tradition. The well stocked cellar houses over 300 international labels, also served by the glass by expert sommeliers. San Michele is the leader on Capri in the organisation of banquets for special occasions.
The intimate bar-taverna, "La Lanterna Verde", the legendary wine bar built into the rock face, has, since the 1950s, hosted prestigious weekly live music events. The most famous groups have appeared over the years at the Lanterna, performing all sorts of music from Blues to Jazz, from Classical to Neapolitan repertoires. The taverna is managed directly by the family who own the hotel.
Hotel San Michele is situated at the entrance to the picturesque town of Anacapri. Perched on the cliff tops some 300 meters above the sea, the hotel boasts magnificent views of the entire bay of Naples.
Just a few steps separate Hotel San Michele from some of the island's most popular tourist attractions. The Monte Solaro chairlift, the Villa Axel Munthe Museum, the Church of San Michele and the historic center of Anacapri are all within easy walking distance.
Forming a spectacular backdrop to Hotel San Michele, there is the mountainside of Monte Solaro, home to the Barbarossa Castle and the WWF nature reserve. Ten minutes by bus (there is a stop just outside the hotel) or by taxi, are all its takes to reach the Piazzetta of Capri. The island's beaches and port of Marina Grande are a mere 15 minute journey away.
What travellers said about this hotel
The swimming pool is the island's largest.
Joey P. and 6 others agree with this
The hotel has a great location, within easy reach of all the island's attractions. Local buses stop right in front of the hotel.
Luigi A. and 7 others agree with this
Staff is courteous and helpful and the owners are always present, making sure that everything runs smoothly.
Othis K. and 8 others agree with this
The buffet breakfast is excellent.
Danny L.M and 7 others agree with this
Entertainment in the hotel's night club is of a high quality and never vulgar.
Valentina C. and 6 others agree with this
The panoramic restaurant, 300 meters above the sea.
Jack C. and 8 others agree with this
The hotel boasts an enchanting view, which can be seen from the majority of the rooms. It's well worth spending that little bit extra for a suite.
Tommaso S. and 8 others agree with this
San Michele rates
|Low Season||High Season||Peak Season|
|Bed & Breakfast||Half Board||Bed & Breakfast||Half Board||Bed & Breakfast||Half Board|
||€ 90,00||€ 110,00||€ 110,00||€ 130,00||€ 120,00||€ 140,00|
Confort Double Room
||€ 153,00||€ 213,00||€ 183,00||€ 233,00||€ 200,00||€ 245,00|
Duoble room Sea View
||€ 180,00||€ 230,00||€ 200,00||€ 250,00||€ 240,00||€ 270,00|
De Luxe Double Room
||€ 270,00||€ 320,00||€ 370,00||€ 420,00||€ 400,00||€ 450,00|
From April 1st to 24th and October from 1st to 31st.
From April 25th to July 31st and from September 1st to 30th.
August and weekends
Low Season: Euro 78,00
High Season: Euro 90,00
Single room sea view supplement: Euro 15,00 per day
Full Board: Euro 22,00
Extra bed adult BB: Euro 65,00
Extra be Adult HB: Euro 85,00
Extra bed Child BB: Euro 40,00
Extra bed Child HB: Euro 55,00
Baby bed: Euro 15,00