Hotel Caesar Augustus

Cliffside Roman elegance in Capri

Built into a cliff’s edge 1,000 feet above the Bay of Naples, the elegant Hotel Caesar Augustus overlooks the water, Mount Vesuvius and the Sorrentine peninsula, offering a spectacular sight.

Take in this stunning visage at the family-run hotel’s Terrace Bar, where oysters and champagne flow and the panoramic vista enchants. But the views don’t end here: among the 49 rooms and six suites, almost all overlook the sapphire sea.

A statue of Caesar Augustus also faces the water as he guards the seasonal hotel (open May through October) — the hotel’s namesake was put there by Russian Prince Emmanuel Bulhak, who owned the property back in 1900. Today, you can find other sculptures dotting the picturesque grounds.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • Once the site of an ancient villa, the boutique hotel blends classic Roman architecture with modern luxury and the relaxed energy of the island. The property also feels secluded and romantic, given its high vantage point.
  • Book a table at chef Eduardo Vuolo's Restaurant La Terrazza di Lucullo to enjoy local Italian food and an unparalleled view of the water and nearby mountains. Take advantage of the hotel's clifftop kitchen garden and proximity to fresh fish by ordering dishes such as linguine with mussels, octopus, wild fennel, confit tomatoes; amberjack with potatoes, lemon and chamomile, raw prawns and curly endive; and purple prawn risotto with Capri lemon.
  • Find the wellness center and spa tucked in a secluded corner in the clifftop garden among the lavender and rosemary bushes. Here you can relax by booking a massage, facial and other treatments. Or take in the sea view outside on the fitness terrace.
  • Enjoy the two-level infinity pool on the lower terrace, where you can soak in the natural beauty of Capri. In the cooler months, the pool is heated, but no matter if you're in the water or lounging with a cocktail outside the pool, the scenery will captivate you.
  • On Friday mornings guests can accompany staff on a trip to the property's fishmonger. Not only will you learn about the local fish varieties, but you will select the catch for your evening meal. Just make sure to book the tour at least 24 hours in advance.

The Rooms

  • For the most space, reserve the Capri Master Suite, which takes up the top floor of the hotel. The suite includes a terrace furnished with tables, chairs and sun loungers as well as a private gazebo. Inside the room, find an antique marble fireplace that dates to the 18th century and enjoy the large marble bathtub and the extra-large king-sized bed.
  • The Caesar Master Suite has pops of red among the cream-colored furnishings and parquet floors. The suite comes with a Jacuzzi that features the property’s famous view. The luxurious stay also features a terrace and a private garden, both with a 180-degree vista of the surrounding sea.
  • Stay in the Farouk Master Suite for a dose of luxury and history. King Farouk of Egypt, when visiting 60 years ago, favored this room and would reserve it year-round. Now you, too, can live like royalty, enjoy the hot tub overlooking the sea, unique hand-painted ceramic wash basin, terrace and beautiful antique furniture.
  • For a more modest space, the Junior Suite Sea View displays the Bay of Naples and the neighboring islands of Ischia and Procida from a balcony, terrace or private garden, depending on the accommodations you select. This option also features a white marble bathroom, many of which have both a deep soaking tub and shower.

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Getting There
Via G.Orlandi, Capri, 80071 Italy
NAP (2 hr 10 min)