It’s impossible to miss the grand entrance of the Quisisana, just steps from Capri town’s central Piazzetta. This iconic five star hotel has been the favorite of politicians and poets, royalty and rockstars since it opened in 1845.
Outside on the legendary terrace, famous and not-so-famous guests relax and watch the bustling crowds of visitors to the island of Capri pass by. Inside, a luxurious oasis of peace and tranquility awaits, where shimmering chandeliers, polished marble floors, gilt-framed mirrors, and the warmest of welcomes immediately transports guests to another world.
The boutique-lined Via Camerelle skirts the hotel on one side, and the fragrant gardens overlooking the Mediterranean, complete with a scenic pool and an unforgettable view of the Faraglioni, welcome guests on the other. Glamour, luxury, privacy, and the natural beauty of Capri are the secret of Grand Hotel Quisisana’s 150 years of success.
Each of Grand Hotel Quisisana’s luxurious, light-filled rooms welcomes guests with the effortless Mediterranean elegance for which this enchanting Italian island is famous.
Rooms and suites are decorated in various shades of white, Quisisana’s trademark color. Why white? Because it’s the perfect backdrop for the lush green island, bright Mediterranean sky, and deep turquoise water framed by every window of the hotel.
Most rooms look out over the grounds surrounding the hotel swimming pool. Terraces in the suites boast spectacular views of the sea, the Faraglioni, the Charterhouse of San Giacomoand the Gardens of Augustus.
The real name Quisisana, “here one heals”, is a committment to our guests’ wellbeing. From its conception in 1845, Capri’s Quisisana was designed to provide a place in which to regenerate, restore natural equilibrium, and improve physical fitness. Inspired by both contemporary concepts of wellness and the thermal traditions of the Ancient Romans, who favored Capri as their holiday island, QuisiBeauty offers guests an exclusive environment in which to indulge in the finest beauty and wellness treatments and rediscover the harmony and serenity so essential to wellbeing.
Today Qvisibeauty&Spa offers exclusive treatments in our elegant and luxurious Qvisi oasis, where peace, comfort, knowledge and personalized attentions create a memorable Spa experience.
Welcome to a legendary idyll: Capri’s beguiling combination of fabled beauty and hedonism has charmed Roman emperors, Russian revolutionaries and Hollywood stars for decades. It’s the perfect microcosm of Mediterranean appeal – a smooth cocktail of chichi piazzas and cool cafes, Roman ruins and rugged seascapes.
Already inhabited in the Palaeolithic period, Capri was briefly occupied by the Greeks before Emperor Augustus made it his private playground and Tiberius retired here in AD 27. Its modern incarnation as a tourist centre dates from the early 20th century.
It’s also a hugely popular day-trip destination and a summer favourite of holidaying VIPs. Inevitably, the two main centres, Capri Town and its uphill rival Anacapri, are almost entirely given over to tourism, with the high prices that predictably follow. But explore beyond the swish cafes and designer boutiques and you’ll find that Capri retains an unspoilt charm, with grand villas, overgrown vegetable plots, sun-bleached, peeling stucco and banks of brilliantly coloured bougainvillea. All of this overlooks the deep blue water that laps into secluded coves and mysterious grottoes.
With its whitewashed stone buildings and tiny, car-free streets, Capri Town feels more film set than real life. A diminutive model of upmarket Mediterranean chic, it’s a pristine mix of luxury hotels, expensive bars, fancy restaurants and designer boutiques. In summer the centre swells with crowds of camera-wielding day trippers and gangs of the glossy rich, but don’t be put off from exploring the atmospheric and ancient side streets, where the crowds quickly thin. And the walk west out of town to Villa Jovis shouldn’t be missed.