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“Great hotel away from Piazzetta”
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Hotel Villa Sarah
Ranked #31 of 40 Hotels in Capri
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 18 September 2007

My wife and I stayed here in early September of 2007 and it was truly a great place to stay in Capri.

The hotel is set up a hill nicely tucked away from the tourist-packed overpriced Piazzetta. Some previous posts have stated that the walk to town is extremely far. I have to disagree. Though steep, the walk is not very long (maybe 5 minutes at a regular stroll).

The hotel owners are extremely friendly and will recommend some phenomenal family-owned restaurants. The pool at the hotel is great. If I have one complaint it is that the rooms were quite small. For the price though, you really can't ask for much more.

  • Stayed: September 2007, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 June 2007

I stayed at the villa sarah back in 2003, and had a very nice experience. The staff were helpful, gave me advice on free private beaches to visit, and called in an electrician when my air conditioning broke during my stay (it was during a particularly bad heat wave). Yes, there is a long walk to get to the hotel but if your suitcase has wheels and you are in decent enough shape, it shouldn't be a problem. Stop along the way and admire the scenery! The walk to and from town was wonderful - I liked that the hotel was 'away from it all' as it assured me of a good nights' sleep! For the price, this was certainly worth every Euro...

  • Stayed: June 2003, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 28 October 2006

I can't believe that this hotel gets such bad reviews. In our experience the room was clean, with our own balcony overlooking the hotel's private gardens. As this hotel is on Capri, one of the most beautiful (and expensive islands in Europe), the 200 euros per night for such a well situated, peaceful, and well attended stay, including breakfast, was excellent value for a family of 4.

Some reviews say it is not well communicated, but as cars are not allowed on most of the island, if you cannot manage the 10 minute walk from the central piazza then maybe you should stay at home. Our daughters are 8 and 6, and they both walked this route several times each day without any problem.

If you like walking, it is perfectly situated to walk to the Arco Natural, and the Villa Jovis.

If you like to save money and eat a sandwich on one of the wonderful walks around the area, it is 2 minutes away from the only supermarket that we could find on the island (and believe me, to eat out on Capri can be very expensive).

And finally, if you want to pay more to sleep and eat, Capri has many hotels for the rich and famous to waste their money.. However, we felt that this hotel deserved 4 stars, and was by far the best value for money that we had on our trip to the South of Italy. It is well run, by a wonderful family who always went out of their way to help us. Even though we tried to practise Italian, they would always explain things in English to make sure that we had understood.

I don't know when we will return to Capri, but when we do we will certainly be staying at the Villa Sarah again.

  • Stayed: October 2006, travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 September 2006

Spent a week in Capri for friends 40th birthday. They are 5 year regulars of Capri (sophisticated travelers) and know the island well, giving our group a choice of their reccomended top, middle, and low cost options. Villa Sarah was the low cost option other than staying in Ana Capri. First, I'd rate the time from the piazza at more like 10 minutes of a beautiful walk. Second, all of Capri is a massive walk/climb unless you plan nothing more than sitting in the piazza (get in shape or stay home). Right off the ferry immediately found the Villa Sarah bag rep, arrived to bags at the hotel lobby. Beautiful grounds, a very slick new pool, and nice, very clean, Capri style room with balcony and ocean view as requested. Breakfast much more substantial than expected and included made to order capuccinos or regular pot of coffee and hot milk on the table. Also serve pizzas, panninis, etc. out of their kitchen. Nice bar and home-made white wine was reportedly very nice. Great service. Lent beach towels when requested, met at door with towles when arriving one day after being caught in a downpour, staff checked with others of our group as to whether to risk waking us to clean our room after a late nighter (definitly "no"). Was little aprehensive reading some of these reviews before booking, but we'll be back.

  • Stayed: September 2006, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 July 2006

rude staff, inconvenient location, unimpressive at best, ridiculous prices for what you get, horrible experience

  • Stayed: July 2006
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Reviewed 2 July 2006

This hotel is located about 10 minute walk up very steep hills from the central square and 30 minutes by foot and bus to any beach. Though it looks nice in pictures, it is far from anything, any shopping, any restaurants. No view of anything from first floor rooms but a few bushes. Mosquitos frolick throughout rooms. Staff was unpleasant and in one case very mean spirited. Not worth it. Be advised: stay away from this place. Try staying closer to the beach at a hotel near Marina Picollo.

Stayed: June 2006
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Reviewed 27 June 2005

I find it hard to believe the comments some of your reviewers made about the staff at Villa Sarah - we found them all to be helpful and charming. There is no doubt that it is quite a hike from Capri Town but once you get there the calm and peaceful atmosphere more than makes up for it. As for breakfasts, surely a selection of cheese and meat, yoghurt, cereals, bread, home-made croissants and pastries and the best home-made marmalade I have ever tasted is good enough for anyone?? The price of the hotel is expensive compared to the rest of Italy but compares favourably with other places on Capri and the Amalfi coast which is an extremely expensive area. If you are looking for a sunbathing/swimming holiday Villa Sarah isn't the place for you (and possibly not Capri unless you book a more expensive hotel with a pool - the beaches are not very accessible) but if you enjoy walking amidst stunning scenery with a peaceful place to retreat to at the end of the day then go ahead!

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Address: Via Tiberio 3A, 80073 Capri, Island of Capri, Italy
Region: Italy > Campania > Province of Naples > Island of Capri > Capri
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#27 Luxury Hotel in Capri
Price Range: £87 - £243 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Villa Sarah 4*
Number of rooms: 20
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