09 March 2017
Hotel Caesar Augustus suggests it’s the “most panoramic hotel on the whole of Capri” and it’s easy to see why. A clifftop location, 300 metres above the deep blue sea. A sweeping view across the Bay of Naples and the Amalfi Coast. And terraces nestled into the cliff, one complete with that breathtaking double level infinity pool.
An opulent, sophisticated five-star hotel, Caesar Augustus blends old-world charm with contemporary touches. Beautiful pieces of ornate antique furniture sit against crisp white walls and antique artworks, while the exquisite facade and the hotel’s history lies in its origins as a private villa.
A private residence from 1850, this stunning cliff-edge villa became an inn during 1875, before being bought by a Russian prince in 1900. And it was Prince Emmanuel Bulhak who added the now-famous statue of Caesar on the terrace. In 1940, Caesar Augustus was transformed into a hotel by the Signorini family, who still run this award-winning Capri hotel today.
Antiques and artwork: An elegant villa retreat
Decorated individually, each of the hotel’s charming 49 rooms and six suites are a chic blend of elegant, modern soft furnishings and antiques, giving the rooms a wonderful private home feel.
Some of the rooms look out over the pretty, Mediterranean garden, while others face the sea so that you won’t miss a moment of that incredible view!
Celebrating a special occasion? The sumptuous suites are a perfect setting for a stay on the island of Capri. Picture spacious living rooms, terraces made for sipping a glass of fine wine, and luscious bright green gardens to make the most of the glorious Italian weather.
Gaze at the Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius over dinner
Italy is renowned for its mouthwatering food but at La Terrazza di Lucullo, it might be the view that takes your breath away rather than the exquisite dishes created by the chefs!
Caesar Augustus’ gourmet restaurant uses seasonal produce, including organic fruit and vegetables grown in the kitchen garden and fresh seafood caught in the surrounding areas. And guests can even wander through the kitchen garden with the chef to help pick ingredients for the dishes!
There’s also private dining terraces for two people, so you can dine under the stars and look out at those incredible views, and a terrace bar so that you can watch the sun set with your favourite tipple.
Pampering among aromatic herbs and sea views…
The spa at Caesar Augustus lies in the hotel’s beautiful, aromatic clifftop garden. Wander through the lavender and rosemary bushes and you’ll come to the outdoor wellness centre. Here, you can soothe away tension with a revitalising treatment from the Maison Orlane Paris range. Or, step into the steam bath to ease tired muscles after a day wandering around Anacapri.
And if you’re feeling active? Try the exercise machines in the wellness centre – they overlook the gardens and have a beautiful sea view!
Hotel Caesar Augustus is located in the delightful town of Anacapri, 10 minutes by taxi from Capri’s famous Piazzetta. To book your stay here, get in touch with your Travel Counsellor today.