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“Simply Paradise!!”
Review of La Minerva

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La Minerva
Ranked #1 of 41 Hotels in Capri
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“Simply Paradise!!”
Reviewed 23 May 2012

I spent three days in La Minerva and can't fault anything, Antonino and Luigi will make you feel welcome and happy you are spending your time in they hotel.
I have stayed in single room and was very happy with.
As I have already rated the hotel I would advise you to seek answers to your questions in regards to the island, restaurants, what to see and where to go the La Minerva staff is the best information, they are very genuine and always advise you with they best knowledge.
Thank you Antonino, Luigi and Kamal and whole La Minerva team, you are the best.
Renata

Room Tip: Rooms with the see view, the view is amazing
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled solo
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Aspen, Colorado
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Reviewed 22 May 2012

I have never been anywhere with a more genuine staff, they all truly care about making guests feel absolutely welcome and ensuring an ideal experience both in the hotel and on the island. Perhaps that is because it is family owned and run by two very friendly, yet professional brothers. The location is ideal, situated on a quiet little walkway just refreshingly minutes from the lively main square, past the best designer shops. The ocean views are magnificent. The rooms are charming, comfortable, light, and clean. Breakfast is a lovely, mostly homemade, spread of typical Italian breakfast items and special Capri cakes, fresh juice and coffee or tea prepared as you like it overlooking the beautiful sea. There are many lovely nature walks straight from the hotel. The hotel has great recommendations for anything and everything you wish to see, do or eat. Our stay at La Minerva was the highlight of the three weeks we spent in Italy on this trip.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 May 2012

La Minerva pure and simply describes excellence: from the moment I booked online to checking out from the hotel. I chose to book this hotel because of reviews on tripadvisor and because the website looks professional. I emailed Antonino to check availability, received prompt reply and booked online without any problem. A few days before our arrival I received another very friendly email saying that they are awaiting our arrival and also included ALL the details on how to get to La Minerva, either from Naples airport or by boat (with a link to the ferry schedule), walking directions to the hotel, alternative ways to get to the hotel - I couldn't possibly get lost !

Once we arrived at hotel, check in was super easy: we simply gave our passports for the registration to be done and we were directly shown into our room - not a minute of waiting. The room: simply superb ! Minutes later Marco came into the room and brought us refreshing drinks - nice touch. We asked about how to connect to wifi and Marco immediately came back with our login details - again, hardly a wait !

We went down to the pool and immediately was greeted by Kamal - one could not expect a more friendly person to greet you and make you feel welcome. I read the blue book that is available in the room which details all the activities / excursions you can do around the island. I chose the Faraglioni trip - and boy was that worth it. The book in the room is actually an excellent guide: we did exactly what was said in the book - walk down to the rocks, stayed by the beach, unfortunately the restaurant had just closed but we would have eaten there otherwise, then took the taxi boat to Marina Piccolo.

Evening time we got good recommendations from hotel reception on where to go for a bite to eat. If in doubt, always always ask at the reception because you will get good recommendations - and they are just so verly lovely and friendly.

We stayed at La Minerva for one night only. The bed was just sooo comfy and we slept like a log. The room so very clean and tidy and bright, the decor of white and some blue is very refreshing. There was a turn down service too and they even gave us a little note about weather forecast for the day after, recommended excursion, cocktail for the day which will be served in the evening - and even with the history of where the cocktail came from. This is serious service - these little details just make such a difference. I could have stayed here for a week and would still not get bored (even though it's a little island).

Breakfast was uncomparable. The food was all fresh and delicious and Kamal looked after us very well - he made sure we had a good and healthy breakfast ! We really didn't need to eat lunch after our excellent breakfast!

Checking out was again super simple and smooth. We were going by ferry from Capri to Sorrento and the guys at reception made sure that we know the timetable, even offered help to purchase tickets etc. Just pure and simple service to the very end.

And it does not end after you leave Capri - only yesterday I received an email from La Minerva thanking us for having stayed with them.

We only stayed for 1 night but the service they gave us, before arrival, during our stay, after we left is just uncomparable - it is worth every single penny you pay for and I would never hesitate to come back again.

Thank you La Minerva - You are So Very Excellent ! :)

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Frankfurt, Germany
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Reviewed 20 May 2012

We spent two nights at La Minerva and loved it. It is a small, family-run boutique hotel with 15 rooms. We had a room on lowest floor, with our own large balcony. The room itself was well designed, like the entire hotel. It has a wonderful terrace we breakfast is served, and a pool including a small bar. Above all the loved the friendliness and helpfulness of the owners and the entire staff - truly unique and amazing. A home away from home.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2012

My boyfriend and I visited Capri in early April and stayed a couple of nights at La Minerva. I speak for both my boyfriend and I when we say this is the best hotel, we have ever stayed at, in our lives, ever. The hotel is immaculate and decorated just enough decadently, just enough cozy and just all around perfect. The owners and the staff treat you absolutely amazing from the front desk, to the pool, to the breakfast staff. If you needed any sort of recommendations on what to do, where to go and especially dinner they guide you to the best places. One of my favorite features was the turn down service where they give you a whole menu of items pertaining to the next day which included a famous Italian quote, the weather, things to do, etc. I really can't say enough great things about the people and the places....you just must go and experience this for yourselves. Thanks La Minerva! Best, Ana & Stuart

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank amijich
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Washington, DC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2012

We stayed at La Minerva for three nights in mid-April. We had a wonderful time. It was the most caretaking experience my husband and I have ever had at a hotel. Here's the back story. We arrived in the middle of a mini-cyclone. We weren't even sure the ferries would be running that morning. Fortunately, the large car ferry was still operating out of Sorrento. The weather was terrible when we got to Capri. Torrential rains and high winds. Umbrellas were of no use. We got to La Minerva around 10:30 in the morning and looked like drowned rats. The owners (brothers) were incredible. They immediately took our wet coats and offered us tea and coffee. Then, they said that breakfast was still being served upstairs and why didn't we go up and have breakfast while they checked to see if our room was ready. We couldn't believe it. We hadn't had breakfast that morning, because the electricity had gone out at our vacation rental in Positano. So, wet and bedraggled, we had the loveliest and most welcome breakfast ever. It was our first experience meeting Kamal, who would continue to take wonderful care of us each morning at breakfast.

After we ate, we found that our room was ready. We promptly got into the incredibly comfortable king size bed (a rarity in Italy) and fell asleep. We awoke refreshed and ready to explore the enchanting island of Capri.

Our room was just beautiful with a large bed, small sofa and large doors that led out to a lovely terrace. The terrace overlooked an umbrella pine and a distant view of the sea. The bathroom was spacious with pretty, bright tiles, and two sinks.

What made this hotel so remarkable were the brothers, Luigi and Antonino, and Kamal, the breakfast man. Both Luigi and Antonino were genuinely welcoming, but also wonderfully funny! They took wonderful care of us and are clearly committed to providing excellent service. We enjoyed the great breakfast buffet and talking with Kamal. He always encouraged us to try something interesting from the buffet or a crepe or other treat from the kitchen. What a delightful person!

We could go on and on. My husband and I are seasoned travellers and have stayed at many hotels in both the U.S. and Europe. La Minerva is one of the most delightful hotels we have stayed at. Our sincere thanks to Luigi, Antonino, Kamal, and the housekeeping staff. We hope to return someday.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank Maxiestar
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Houston, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2012

Just got back from four amazing days in Capri and it was paradise. La Minerva went above and beyond in making our stay perfect. Anything you need is delivered within minutes and Luigi and Antonino were very friendly and helpful. My husband loves his coffee first thing in the morning and within 2 minutes of him calling for coffee, it arrived. Hands down the BEST hotel we have ever stayed at. We had a superior room with an amazing balcony with views you cannot describe until you have seen it with your own eyes. Thank you La Minerva for making our stay in Capri definitely one to remember. I was not looking forward to turning 40 but Capri made this birthday unforgettable.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: La Minerva
Address: Via Occhio Marino, 8, 80073 Capri, Island of Capri, Italy
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Region: Italy > Campania > Province of Naples > Island of Capri > Capri
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Capri
#1 Romantic Hotel in Capri
#2 Family Hotel in Capri
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — La Minerva 4*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
La Minerva is an exclusive 18 room hotel, in which each and every customer is made to feel, first and foremost, a welcome guest, to the hotel and to the Island of Capri.The hotel has been recently renovated, with original interior design, stylishly combining modern features with typical elements of island architecture, including characteristic floors in hand-painted majolica, artisan-crafted ceramics, vaulted ceilings, and sweeping arches.The Hotel is situated in the center of Capri, looking out towards the sea, in a peaceful pedestrian area just steps away from the island’s fashionable shopping district, Via Camerelle. ... more   less 
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