My family of 4 spent 3 nights at the Capo La Gala this May and overall we had a hugely enjoyable stay. Built directly into the rocky coast, the hotel is beautiful and has been very carefully and uniquely styled throughout. Our family of four stayed in the Marité Suite which was spacious, comfortable and highly recommended.
One of the best aspects of the Capo La Gala has to be the service. Without a doubt, it was probably the best service I have ever experienced in a hotel - every member of staff we encountered was friendly, helpful and knowledgeable, from those working at reception to the waiters and waitresses in the bar and restaurant. They advised us on local restaurants, helped us promptly with a couple of minor issues in the room and Michele the bar man was able to whip up any cocktail on request!
We ate in the hotel's michelin star Maxi Restaurant on our first night and simply put it was one of the best and most interesting meals I have ever eaten: gorgeous local wine accompanied course after course of delicious Italian dishes. The view is stunning (probably the best I have ever eaten in front of!) and combined with the flawless service made for a hugely memorable evening. However, it is worth nothing that the Maxi Restaurant is the only restaurant available in the hotel in the evenings. You would probably only want to dine here once during a short stay, so be prepared to head out to local restaurants - of which there are many great options - but a car is essential.
There is a spa in the hotel but we did not really have time to make use of it - except for a quick visit to the sauna and indoor pool on the last day - but it looked lovely and I wished I had booked a treatment! Besides the spa, the main pool and the gym there is not a lot else to do in the hotel apart from chill out - which suits some, but there is a lot to do and see in the local area by car. We took day trips to Pompeii, Positano and Capri - all of which were charming and interesting in different ways. The hotel were very helpful in giving us information about the surrounding area which was definitely a plus.
There are two downsides to mention but they really are nothing major at all. One is that the showers were not really up to standard - weak and not hot enough. One other point (not really a negative, but worth knowing before booking) is that the Capo La Gala is literally off a main road. This does not affect the hotel in terms of noise, but a car really is essential here as it would be extremely difficult to get around without one as walking out the hotel door to the local town Vico Equense is not really viable with such a busy road.
Ovverall, Capo La Gala is a haven. The food and service was perfect and the atmosphere of the entire hotel is very relaxed and friendly. If you are visiting this part of the world, I would highly recommend this hotel as a place to stay - the setting makes it unique and you will come away feeling well rested!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Elegance, luxury and modernity are perfectly mixed and in harmony with the environment in gorgeous scenery where plants, rocks and the view of an endless sea make the hotel appear as a real ship anchored to an island. The hotel offers 23 rooms with sea view terrace equipped with every comfort. The restaurant maxi has been awarded with its first Michelin star on the 2010 Michelin guide. A unique secret place. ... more less
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