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“Beautiful boutique hotel!”
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La Minerva
Ranked #1 of 40 Hotels in Capri
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 23 June 2011

Not only is this a beautiful property, but the customer service you receive from Luigi and Antonino is off the charts! These two welcome you to their hotel with a smile, complimentary drink and snack and obviously know how to hire the best. Kamal was with us every morning at breakfast serving up delicious cappuccinos and again by the pool in the afternoon to pour generous glasses of wine.

Our room was huge with a lovely balcony and comfortable lounge chairs where we enjoyed a peaceful tranquil view of the trees and ocean. The bed was by far the best and most comfortable one we slept in during our two week stay in Italy. It was like a big, white and fluffy cloud. On a side note, the professional salon blow dryer in our room was the greatest one I've ever used in a hotel before. Everything was top notch!

Please treat yourself to this beautiful boutique hotel. You will not be disappointed by the beauty, the 5 star customer service and the relaxing location near the center of Capri.
I truly hope we can return someday and stay at La Minerva again.

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  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 June 2011

My wife and I stayed at LA Minerva for the first part of our ten day honeymoon in Italy. The Hotel is absolutely beautiful and located in a prime stop within walking distance to the main square and restaurants. The deluxe room was booked so we went with a Superior room. The room was very spacious and covered in beautiful Italian ceramic tiles. But my favorite part of the room was the large terrace with sea views. The terrace also had two large loungers that were very comfortable to relax on and watch the seagulls fly by. When it came to the service I don't think it could be beat! Luigi and his brother basically did everything for us. When they made us a restaurant reservations we always got the times we wanted and the best table with incredible views. They also arranged a private boat tour for us with a superb Captain named Marcello that knew the Island of Capri like the back of his hand and he gave us a wonderful tour. The complimentary breakfast is also another great feature this hotel offers. The food was outstanding and Kamal who will be taking care of you is absolutely the best!! All and all I cant say enough about this Hotel and the service. It was a perfect start to our Honeymoon and we and sure we will be going back!

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank antknee78
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Reviewed 13 June 2011

Just got back from a week at la Minerva. Had an amazing stay. We were there for a wedding and 10 of us stayed there. The hotel is beautiful with wonderful views. The rooms are lovely with Italian tiled floors. The thing that topped it all was kamal! He serves you delicious breakfast in the morning and then is by the pool, topping up your Rose! He is the best part of the hotel!
Definitely recommend this place.

  • Stayed: June 2011
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Thank Harriethowe
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Reviewed 12 June 2011

This was our favorite hotel of the trip. When we walked here from the town center for the first time, we took the long way to avoid the steps. After that, we took the steps and the route was much shorter. We loved the location of the hotel—far enough away from the town center that it was away from the crowds and in a serene environment, but close enough to quickly walk to town for activities and dinner. It is also a very small hotel, I think it only has 12 rooms. We only saw a couple of other guests at the pool and at breakfast during our stay.

The front desk staff was very friendly and helpful. The waiter at lunch and breakfast was very enthusiastic and did a great job. The pool was nice and empty (but a bit cold at the end of May). The views from the lobby and the breakfast terrace were beautiful—sea views through large trees.

We enjoyed lunch here one day by the pool- I had spaghetti with tomato and my husband had spaghetti with tomato and prawns—tasted fresh and delicious! The breakfast was also good. Such a nice view from the breakfast terrace too. They had meats, cheeses, breads and pastries (probably my favorite breakfast of the trip). You could also order eggs at no additional charge—one day I had scrambled eggs; and my husband had delicious eggs benedict each day.

Now for the best part, the room. We had a superior room and it was wonderful. Very spacious room, the most comfortable bed of the trip, and beautifully decorated. The bathroom was also spacious with two sinks and lots of large, fluffy towels. There were electric blinds which did a great job of blocking out the light when we wanted to sleep. The balcony was huge with very comfortable lounge chairs, shaded with a pergola and had a nice view of the sea through the trees. I spent a lot of time relaxing on that balcony.

If we ever return to Capri, we would stay here in a heartbeat!

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 June 2011

We have been several times at La Minerva in the past years. It is a lovely boutique hotel, located at 5 minutes from the Piazzetta, where the action is, yet at the same time it is in a peaceful area. Luigi and Antonino, the owners, are extremely helpful with suggestions and tips about the island. The rooms have gorgeous views, Frette linen and beautiful terraces. Breakfast is very good and there is a lovely swimming pool nested among the lemon trees. Last but not least, there is the wonderful Kamal, (a gem!) who is very attentive, kind and helpful with the guests. Definitely a place not to be missed.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with friends
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Thank dany
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Reviewed 12 June 2011

So this was our first stop on our honeymoon. 12 hour flying, cab to port, and ferry ride leaves us tired in port. Should we really send our bags to the hotel with a strange service? Yes because La Minerva had placed our name on their list just in case, being exhausted I was reassured. After the Fernicular ride to the piazza and a short walk through Capri we arrived. Yes the owners new who we were from emailing and welcomed us like old friends. Our room and balcony were gorgeous and with free wifi our Facebook friends awed at the balcony. We explored the pool complete with lemon trees, kitchen, and met Kamal. Who happens to be the most devoted hospitality professional I have ever met.

Breakfast- Kamal greeted me with a smile. Coffee, eggs? Sure, Cappacino and a beautiful eggs benidict. Devine fresh squeezed orange juice. Just wish my new wide wasn't sick and missing this great breakfast. Well she didn't, Kamal brought her an extensive array of breakfast and get well food. Great use of the balcony. That first 12 hours reflect our entire 5 day stay. We left reluctantly but also well cared for and rested, plus with turned out to be excellent restaurant suggestions for Rome.

  • Stayed: May 2011
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Thank Jerry-enjoys
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Reviewed 9 June 2011

We stayed just two nights, near the end of May. It was our second stay at La Minerva, and if we ever return to Capri, there will be a third. The hotel is immaculate, and the view from our deluxe room was breath-taking. Just far enough off the beaten path to be very quiet, the hotel is still just a short stroll to the Piazzetta. Breakfast--either on the terrace or in your room--is part of the cost and is extensive and delicious (the fresh-squeezed orange juice is to die for). Luigi Esposito and his staff are the best--the most courteous and friendly. La Minerva is our favorite hotel in the world.

Room Tip: The deluxe room is absolutely worth the extra pri.
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  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about La Minerva

Address: Via Occhio Marino, 8, 80073 Capri, Island of Capri, Italy
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Region: Italy > Campania > Province of Naples > Island of Capri > Capri
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Capri
#1 Luxury Hotel in Capri
#2 Family Hotel in Capri
Price Range: £152 - £491 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — La Minerva 4*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
La Minerva is an exclusive 18 room hotel, in which each and every customer is made to feel, first and foremost, a welcome guest, to the hotel and to the Island of Capri.The hotel has been recently renovated, with original interior design, stylishly combining modern features with typical elements of island architecture, including characteristic floors in hand-painted majolica, artisan-crafted ceramics, vaulted ceilings, and sweeping arches.The Hotel is situated in the center of Capri, looking out towards the sea, in a peaceful pedestrian area just steps away from the island’s fashionable shopping district, Via Camerelle. ... more   less 
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