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“A Wonderful Stay in Bussola di Hermes”
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Hotel Bussola
Ranked #5 of 18 Hotels in Anacapri
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Reviewed 23 August 2009

It's a nice, pretty, quiet and reasonably priced hotel. The staff are very friendly and helpful. On our arrival we were explained where to go and what to see in Anacapri, that's why we were able to visit all the main sights of the town on one day. Plus breakfast is big and tasty.

However, it's best to arrive in the daytime, as the hotel is a bit difficult to find. Be prepared for a walk in the narrow streets of Anacapri, but once you get there, you'll like it.

Definitely worth a visit. A very nice place.

  • Stayed: August 2009
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Reviewed 23 July 2009

Small hotel in one of the small streets of Anacapri. Many plants, clean room and all the basic comforts of a B&B.
Defiantely preferred to stay in Anacapri to Capri in July as is more relaxing, less bustling at night.
Rita, always was very helpful to give us recommendations, for eating or visiting. The hotel itself close to the Grotta Azurra bus stop. Probably one of the best beaches to go to!
We were 5 girls looking for a lowbudget hotel close to Villa San Michele and in a relaxing area, perfect!

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 July 2009

This hotel is a great budget option on the island. It's a charming, well-kept hotel in a quiet location that is a short walk from bus stops in Anacapri. The owners are incredibly nice and helpful and went above and beyond in providing suggestions for activities, directions, and budget & ferry schedules. The breakfast was also very good; typical European breakfast of croissants, rolls, juice, cappuccino and tea.

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 3 July 2009

We stayed here on recommendation of the wedding couple when we travelled over for their wedding in Anacapri. Hotel Bussola as with many European hotels (Americans be warned!) : don't expect air con, big breakfasts or be able to pay by Amex. Capri is a a labryhnith of little streets and "roads" and the Hotel was quite a winding walk to find but even after several wines we found it. Clean, very kitch, good value (the Youth Hotsel was slightly more than the Hotel!) and Rita & family were very friendly and helpful. They even chilled our wine for us and served us a late breakfast. Must have been the best coffee I've had here. No pool or sun loungers though. It was a short walk to the restuarants and shops. Capri is £££ and bring cash as not many places took cards. Also Italians seem to take their time so don't go to a restaurant for a speedy lunch. Small unassuming deli/shop on route to Hotel which made up amazing baguettes and sold very cheap but good wine if you go for a picnic. Certainly saves on the 2.50EUR cover charge and 15% service charges at restaurants. Capri is stunning though- haven't been somewhere so beautiful since Thailand.

  • Stayed: May 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 22 June 2009

Lets keep this brief... When a hotel states that every room has air-conditioning and you are quoted a room rate you don't expect to arrive and have to pay an extra 10 euros a night for A/C. I hate this kind of 'surcharge' approach to hospitality, it is verging on the dishonest.
When I made the reservation the confirmation process required a c/c number but was informed that cash would be required for final payment. A colleague enquired why (on arrival) and was told it was because they were 'changing banks'. GIven that I had made the initial booking 3 months previously it seems that Italian banks take a long time to provide credit card facilities...unlikely.
The room was small but clean. The bed was comfortable but narrow. The shower was either a hopeless dribble or a raging torrent (either hot or cold, there was little control over it). I had to ask for a safety deposit box (despite there being one 'in every room') and was only given 2 hangers. Breakfast consisted over an overly sweet croissant type thing and coffee....by the end of the trip I was craving muesli and fruit.
On the plus side the managers/owners were very pleasant and helpful when given a request and there was free wireless in one room.

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled on business
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Reviewed 20 June 2009

This was our third holiday to Anacapri staying at Bussola di Hermes, the hotel has been dramatically rennovated and is no longer like a youth hostel. We stayed in a room with a balcony overlooking the sea, ensuite bathroom and our room was very clean and cool. Breakfast everyday was warm croissant and bread , hot chocolate/coffee etc. Rita and her brother Christo are extremely warm and friendly hosts who are happy to help travellers explore the best parts of the island.

Having not been to Capri for five years, I had forgotten how beautiful it is, especially in June when all the Jasmine is in bloom.

Anacapri is the kind of place I could stay all summer, not just for one night as many travellers do. Can't recommend highly enough!

Stayed: June 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 June 2009

I have stayed at this hotel 3 times over the past 6 years. The owners, a sister and brother, are one of the main reasons I continue to return. They are especially friendly and helpful and truly go above and beyond for the guests. The rooms are all recently renovated, very clean. The location is a bit off the beaten path, but it's easy to catch the bus to the island's best attractions (Faro, Marina Piccola, Grotta Azzurra, Anacapri center, Capri...). Anacapri is my preference over Capri because it seems to be a bit quieter with better beaches. I urge anyone looking to spend smartly to stay at Bussola di Hermes!

  • Stayed: May 2009, travelled with friends
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Thank escho31
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Address: Via Traversa la Vigna, 80071 Anacapri, Island of Capri, Italy
Region: Italy > Campania > Province of Naples > Island of Capri > Anacapri
Amenities:
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Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in Anacapri
#8 Family Hotel in Anacapri
Price Range: £68 - £410 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Bussola 3*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A wonderful welcoming hotel, in neo classic style, rooms are furnished with all comfort, some with private terrace overlooking the sea. ... more   less 
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Bussola Di Hermes Hotel
Bussola Di Hermes Anacapri
Hotel Bussola Island Of Capri/Anacapri, Italy

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