Caesar Augustus

Capri, Italy

At a Glance

  • Views are spectacular at all our Amalfi Coast and Capri hotels but the panorama from the terrace at Caesar August is something truly unforgettable

  • The bird's eye views include the breathtaking scenery of Mount Vesuvius, Sorrento, Ischia, and the island of Capri

  • A member of the prestigious Relais and Chateaux hotel group, the hotel offers excellent levels of service and accommodation

  • The emperor Augustus himself visited Capri in the first century, and his successor Tiberius built a magnificent palace on the island which you can still visit

  • You can even enjoy the view out towards Vesuvius from the hotel's panoramic swimming pool

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Best time to Visit

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The best time to visit the Amalfi Coast and Capri is in spring or late summer, when temperatures are pleasant and humidity levels are low. In July and August the climate is hot and humid, while the area is busy with tourists. Hotels in the Amalfi Coast and on the island of Capri tend to close for the winter, starting in October until they reopen in late March or April.

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Insider's View

There are some great restaurants in Anacapri to sample and fantastic shops as well.

Be sure to venture up to Anacapri to take the chair lift up to Montesolaro!

There is a table for two on its own platform on the terrace - ask for this one or the hidden one beneath for added romance.

Take a calming moment to walk through the gardens. The food grown here is used in the restaurant and the views over the water are beautiful from this green location.

Try their exclusive tasting menu in a private cave overlooking the sea with ingredients coming directly from their garden at Pescna Sogna.

Indulge in one of the luxurious face and body treatments at the outdoor treatment pavilion surrounded by the incredible smells from the nearby garden.

Call us on 938 002 990 to start planning your holiday to Caesar Augustus or take a look at our itineraries to Amalfi Coast and south

Description

Caesar Augustus is a luxurious hotel on the island of Capri perched high on a cliff with spectacular views towards the Bay of Naples. Spacious, ambient rooms, a unique dining experience and a fascinating coastline to explore, Caesar Augustus has it all.

A thousand feet above the sea, the Caesar Augustus boasts breathtaking views over the island of Capri, and the most spectacular vistas to be found in any European hotel! From Ischia to Procida to Naples and down the Sorrentine Peninsula to the isle of Capri, the entire Bay of Naples was once the magnificently beautiful playground of the Roman Emperors.

Made up of 49 stunning rooms, each with private terrace, this is an outstanding boutique hotel that is a perfect base for exploring the mystical island of Capri, taking a day trip to the Amalfi coast, or simply relaxing and enjoying the inspirational surroundings.

The Wellness area offers exclusive personal attention to guests, providing relaxing massages and soothing turkish baths. The fitness centre is completely unique, imagine being immersed in nature as you work out, the gym at Caesar Augustus has taken fitness to a new dimension. Lie by the infinity pool set within colourful Mediterranean gardens, enjoy an evening drink watching the sun set over the Bay of Naples and indulge in mouth-watering Italian cuisine by candlelight, using fresh local produce.

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Accommodation

There are 49 deluxe rooms and junior suites with private balconies and spectacular panoramic views of Capri and the Gulf of Naples. The rooms are characterised by pleasant Capri ambience and have spacious bathrooms which feature marble shelves, natural olive oil amenities and a vanity mirror. Junior suites boast a Jacuzzi bathtub, and all rooms have free WiFi and LCD TV's with satellite channels. Family rooms can be created by combining a deluxe room with a junior suite.

Childcare

Children over the age of 12 years are welcome to come and stay at Caesar Augustus. The hotel is not designed for younger children.

Facilities

The Lucullo Terrace restaurant serves traditional cuisine from Capri and Naples with a wide selection of local produce. In the evening, under the starlit sky, the luxury hotel's dining room is transformed into an extremely elegant candlelit paradise, ensuring diners a truly memorable experience. The Caesar Augustus also boasts a 15m infinity pool with beautiful ocean vistas, a wellness area providing relaxing massages, soothing Turkish baths and a fantastic gym.

Activities

There are so many fascinating places to visit on and around the island of Capri, the hotel can arrange excursions to places such as Villa Jovis, the most outstanding of all Tiberian villas, and the Blue grotto, a stunning sea cave. There are also some lovely walks around the area with beautiful views.

Reviews

3

Sarah Byrne (Staff)

The Caesar Augustus can claim one of Capri's most dramatic locations, high on a cliff top and thus commanding panoramic views

4

Mrs Carey Tesler (Guest)

We spent two nights here on a four-hotel tour of the Amalfi coast. It's an excellent, old-style grand hotel, much more traditional than the other three places we stayed. This is definitely the place if you're looking for a bit of 1950's glamour, but it might be a little sleepy for guests looking for something more up-to-date. However the setting is unrivalled, even by the general standards of this exceptionally scenic region. The hotel is in Anacapri, perched on the very edge of a sheer drop into the Bay of Naples, high above Capri's port and offering an extraordinary panoramic vista across the entire coastline, as well as dramatic sunsets behind neighbouring Ischia. Picturesque doesn't begin to describe it. There's a lovely view from the pool area as well, and from the pleasant terraced bar behind reception, where a pianist seems to play continuously all evening, regardless of whether there is anyone there to hear him.

Our junior suite was large, with a romantic four-poster bed and a good-sized terrace directly above the cliff, but the furnishings were a touch old-fashioned, especially in the bathroom where the 80s-style jacuzzi shower/bath seemed better suited to more senior guests. Similarly, the restaurant was good, with efficient and friendly service, especially from the charming maitre d, but the menu selection was small and somewhat less adventurous than most other places we visited. The overall quality was fine, though, even if the breakfast selection was a little limited. In general, senior staff throughout were all very efficient and helpful, but the more junior members of the team were rather less polished, and more eager than they were capable.

A note of caution: Anacapri is quaint and picturesque but very quiet in the evening, so you'll probably want to venture down to Capri for dinner and entertainment. (We went to Mamma, a comparatively new and quite stylish eaterie behind the main square, and it was fine). The hotel's shuttle service is only for arrivals and departures, so you'll need a taxi. These are extortionately expensive and quite hair-raising at night; ours was obviously in a hurry to be somewhere else and took hairpin curves at an alarming speed. It was more entertaining and enjoyable to take the public bus service, under E4 for two people instead of E20 to E30 for a five minute journey. The funicular railway down from Capri to the port is also inexpensive and fun, but ask around before accepting a private round-the-island boat trip from the numerous fisherman who will accost you as soon as you arrive. The view of the rugged cliffs from the sea is spectacular but the famous blue grotto isn't always open, and you might not get quite what you were promised upfront! The grotto was closed the day we went out because of rough seas the day before, but we negotiated a rate of E100 (down from the standard rate of E140 to E160) for a very nice two hour private tour by fishing boat of the Faraglioni rocks, and were perfectly satisfied. Or you can do the same thing on a party boat with 40 or 50 people for E17 a head.

5

Mr Ronan O'Brien (Guest)

We loved this hotel. Was exactly what we wanted from an Italian hotel. Incredible

atmosphere. Stunning views, food and pools. Staff were so friendly and helpful. We would highly recommend this place.

3

Fiona Bickmore (Staff)

Right up at the top of the island in Ana Capri the Caesare Augustus the views are just breathtaking and make this sought after hotel one of a kind. The hotel sits at the top with winding paths leading to the pool and other areas where you can take in the view. In the evenings you can wander into Ana Capri and have a delicious meal in one of the local restaurants or enjoy some retail therapy. Capri as a destination is great for a short stay or as part of a combined itinerary.

Experiences

  • Cooking class in Amalfi

    Learn how to create traditional recipes from the Amalfi Coast in a private cooking class under the guidance of a professional chef. Located in a lemon farmhouse, you'll discover the techniques behind some of the region's most loved dishes.

  • Hiking and wine tasting on Mount Vesuvius

    Join your private hiking guide to explore Mount Vesuvius, one of the world's most famous volcanoes. Hike up to the crater before enjoying lunch at a winery at the base of the volcano.

  • Hiking the Path of the Gods

    The Path of the Gods is a spectacular trail leading from Agerola to Nocelle, offering breathtaking views along the Amalfi Coast. Walk the route with your private guide and learn about local life in this once remote region.

  • Mozzarella experience on the Amalfi Coast

    Visit a family-owned farm and discover how delicious mozzarella is made in the village of Tramonti on the Amalfi Coast. Enjoy a tour of the farm before learning the techniques and processes used to create mozzarella.

  • Private tour of Capri

    Explore the picturesque island of Capri and, with your private guide, learn about the history of this famed island which has been celebrated for its beauty since the Roman Empire.

  • Swirl the Glass wine tour

    Go on a delicious journey of Italian wines with a passionate local sommelier and wine lover. Discover the delights of full-bodied reds, crisp and complex whites and fragrant rosés produced in the region on this small group tour.

  • Visit a limoncello farm

    Discover one of the Amalfi Coast's most celebrated delicacies at a local limoncello farm, where you'll learn about the production process and sample some of the delicious liqueur.

Location & directions

Capri, Italy

Hotel Caesar Augustus, perches high up on the cliff edge on the north coast of the island of Capri, a 5-minute walk from Anacapri.

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Call us on 938 002 990 to start planning your holiday to Caesar Augustus or take a look at our itineraries to Amalfi Coast and south

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