Hotel Caesar Augustus, Capri

Overlook on the balcony off Hotel Caesar Augustus Capri Italy, The Taste SF

Capri is one of the most well known islands of the Mediterranean and has long been a vacation destination for celebrities and tourists alike. It’s also a busy day-trip destination, and that’s why we decided to stay high atop the cliffs of Anacapri at the Relais & Châteaux Hotel Caesar Augustus. This serene location gives you the ability to relax during the day while the streets are busy and crowded, then go out, if you like, once the last boats to the mainland have left the port.

Hotel Caesar Augustus Capri Italy - The Taste SF
Cliffs off Hotel Caesar Augustus Capri Italy, The Taste SF

 

We arrived in the early afternoon after almost 24 hours of travel, and were met in the harbor by the team from Caesar Augustus who escorted us to the hotel. Our luggage travelled to the hotel separately and arrived in our room before we did. Upon checkout, the hotel held our luggage so we could explore for the day, and it arrived at the dock about 15 minutes before leaving on the ferry. This is just one example of the attention to detail and impeccable service at this hotel.

 

Room at Hotel Caesar Augustus Capri Italy, The Taste SF
Greeted us with fresh strawberries in our room at Hotel Caesar Augustus Capri Italy, The Taste SF

 

The views from the 300 meter cliff are breathtaking. Previously a private home, this magnificent building clings to the rocks high above the water and the busy town of Capri. Make sure you schedule some time to watch the sunset from your room or off the front terrace with a cocktail.

 

Terrace at Hotel Caesar Augustus in Capri is the perfect place to watch the sunset - says The Taste SF

 

The owners live on the property and you’ll see them around the hotel daily. Francesco knows the ins and outs of the hotel and clearly takes tremendous pride in making sure that your experience will be exceptional.

 

The cocktail area at Hotel Caesar Augustus Capri Italy, The Taste SF
The overlook off Hotel Caesar Augustus Capri Italy, The Taste SF

The front entrance of Hotel Caesar Augustus Capri Italy, The Taste SF
Rooms in the lobby at Hotel Caesar Augustus Capri Italy, The Taste SF

Sauna that uses local herbs in the garden like rosemary at Hotel Caesar Augustus Capri Italy, The Taste SF
Rosemary climbing on the balconies at Hotel Caesar Augustus Capri Italy, The Taste SF

 

Visit the cocktail lounge in the afternoon for an apertivo while listening to live music on the terrace. Head bar manager, Maurizio, has created a cocktail program that incorporates herbs and fresh seasonal produce from the garden. Some of our favorites included a lemon cocktail with fresh roses frozen in spheres, an Italian twist on the Bloody Mary, and a Lemon Thyme gin and tonic.

 

The cocktail bar has an amazing addition of cocktails made with local ingredients from the gardens at Hotel Caesar Augustus in Capri, The Taste SF
This cocktail is made with a rose from the gardens at Hotel Caesar Augustus in Capri, The Taste SF

 

The hotel has a two-acre garden in the cliffside terraces. To reach it, follow the path down past the sauna (which uses fresh herbs from the garden to scent it), and wander through the beds of artichokes, fava beans, tomatoes, and rows of olive trees. Vegetables are picked daily and are used in the bar, restaurant, and at breakfast.

 

Path to the garden at Hotel Caesar Augustus Capri Italy, The Taste SF
Artichokes in the Edible garden Hotel Caesar Augustus Capri Italy, The Taste SF

The bounty of vegetables from the edible garden at Hotel Caesar Augustus in Capri, The Taste SF
They are always planting more vegetables at Hotel Caesar Augustus in Capri, The Taste SF

Olive Trees in the garden at Hotel Caesar Augustus in Capri, The Taste SF
Fava beans at Hotel Caesar Augustus in Capri, The Taste SF

breakfast at Hotel Caesar Augustus in Capri Italy, The Taste SF

 

Each morning, you’ll enjoy a beautiful spread of meats, cheeses, breads, savory dishes, and desserts overlooking their stunning double infinity pool. There was a bit of a cold snap during our visit, so it was a little too chilly for us to take a dip, but we can only imagine how the pool would be the perfect place to spend a hot afternoon looking into the Mediterranean sea!

 

 

Double infinity pool at Hotel Caesar Augustus Capri Italy, The Taste SF

 

Visit the hotel’s restaurant, La Terrazza di Lucullo, for dinner at least once during your stay. They pride themselves in serving zero mile cuisine using their fresh organic produce. Chef Eduardo Vuolo creates traditional and innovative dishes including a classic Caprese pasta, fresh fish dishes, and one of our favorites, a pasta made with an artichoke cream.

 

Dinner at La Terrazza di Lucullo Hotel Caesar Augustus Capri Italy The Taste SF
La Terrazza di Lucullo Hotel Caesar Augustus Capri Italy Caprese Stuffed Pasta The Taste SF

 

We loved the Hotel Caesar Augustus for it’s amazing service, fabulous food, beautiful views, wonderful staff, and luxurious accommodations. We were sad to leave (Francesco kindly offered to extend our stay), but this is one hotel we know we will return to.  

Experience more of Hotel Caesar Augustus in the video from our Travel Guide: 48 Hours in Capri

Thank you to Hotel Caesar Augustus for sponsoring this post.

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