Punta Tragara Hotel is perched atop the cliffs of Capri, overlooking the Faraglioni Rocks. It has a long history. It was built and designed by Le Corbusier in 1920. During WWII, it was home to the American command and welcomed notable guests such as General Eisenhower and Sir Winston Churchill. In 1968 it was bought by Count Goffredo Manfredi as a holiday home before it turned into a hotel in 1973.
Visiting a place like Capri was amazing on its own, but staying at this hotel really added to the experience. It really is one of the best hotels in Capri because of its location, panoramic views and general ambiance. Punta Tragara is a 5 Star Hotel, but seems to be on a class of its own. They are part of Small Luxury Hotels. With only 44 rooms/suites, they were able to offer really personalized services. All the staff greeted me by name when they saw me and made me feel like a highly valued guest.
I took 80+ photos of the hotel, in preparation for this review (and just because everywhere you looked was so beautiful). I have to say, it was extremely difficult for me to narrow down the best photos but I managed to keep it down to 35. I will share my experience as best I can but this is one of those places you actually have to visit to fully appreciate, as photos do not do justice. I will also warn you this is going to be quite a lengthy post.
I had a Junior Suite. It was bright and airy, with the window and balcony doors spanning 2 floors. The photo above was the view from my balcony, overlooking the famous Faraglioni Rocks.
Another photo of my beautiful view, gazing out to the endless horizon. My balcony had a small table and 2 lounge chairs.
Very well-stocked mini-bar!
I had a crepe one morning and a Belgian waffle the next..sooooo good.
Check Out: The evening before I was to check out, the front desk helped me arrange my luggage transport again. They set a time for the porter to come up to get my bags. For my last nights in Capri I switched to a different hotel (which I will review as well soon!). On the morning of, my check out was very quick and seamless as well. They kindly called the other hotel for me to check if everything was ready for my arrival (as it was pretty early and hours before normal check in time). My room was ready so I went off on my own, then the two hotels arranged the luggage transport for me separately.
Overall my experience at the Punta Tragara was amazing. The service and everything there exceeded my expectations. I definitely will return to Capri at some point again in my life and would love to stay here again!!