We stayed in La Minerva for the last 6 days of our honeymoon having married in Ravello in September.
Before we arrived at this hotel, we received an email saying 'We are waiting for you' & it gave us tips for our arrival in Capri. This personal touch continued throughout our stay & is what makes this hotel stand out from all the other, bigger hotels. We were filled with excited anticipation of what was ahead.
We arrived by ferry from Positano & were greeted by a porter designated specifically for La Minerva & he whisked-away our bags for us & handed us tickets for the fenicolare which takes you from the harbour up to the main part of Capri.
Capri is an island of extravagance - as we walked through the main town with designer shops lining the streets, we loved the atmosphere.
Once we entered La Minerva it was like an oasis of calm & we had such a lovely welcome from Antonio that we immediately felt relaxed & special. It is the personal charm of Antonio & Luigi as well as the beautiful, contemporary & stylish design that makes this hotel special.
We were shown to our room (no 53) & I nearly cried with joy when I saw the walk-in wardrobe, soft cushion covered bed, white lux sofa & - the highlight - our own terrace area with amazing view of the sea beyond & our own sun loungers.
Once we'd settled-in there was a knock at the door & Marco entered with a cold bucket containing a welcome bottle of prosecco ! What a welcome !
During our time there, every morning we were served a delicious breakfast on the terrace by the charming Kamal, we were given the perfect recommendations on how to fill our days by Luigi & Antonio, we enjoyed the oasis of our room or the delightful pool & had arrangements made for all our delicious dinner venues. Our every whim was catered for with enthusiasm & a smile ! Even the toilettries are a delight to use - they smell of a fig paradise !
Every night we'd come back to a romantically lit room with jazz playing on the tv, a lovely flower on the bed & the daily newsletter which contained the weather forecast, recipes & tips of the day.
We have never had such brilliant personal touches in any other hotel we've stayed in.
Even our departure was completely stress-free as they organised our ferry tickets back to Naples & arranged for all our luggage to be waiting for us as we boarded.
Thank you La Minerva for a perfect stay ! We will be back !!
- 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
- Also Known As:
- La Minerva Capri
- La Minerva Hotel Capri