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Relais & Châteaux Property Spotlight: Hotel Caesar Agustus

Take a moment to pause between the sea and the sky on the island of Capri. Perched over 300 metres above the Bay of Naples, Hotel Caesar Augustus carries a history of over 200 years of hospitality. Previously a private residence, it is now an unforgettable destination (for guests age 11+!).

If exploring is part of your ideal getaway, the adjacent town Anacapri hosts old-fashioned shops, artisan studios and tiny Italian restaurants to peek into. Or you can simply stroll the cobblestones (bring flat or low-heeled shoes, ladies) while adoring the barrel-roofed cottages and Mediterranean sunshine. Within walking distance from your temporary home there’s a chairlift to the highest point of the island, Monte Solaro (539 metres), access to the renowned Grotta Azzurra and the Phoenician Steps (900 steps carved out of the rocks by the Ancient Greeks).

After all that leg work you may be in need of some refreshment—perhaps at the beach, or the infinity pool (with poolside bar service) back at the hotel. Our own Sales & Marketing Manager, Claire Macdonald, was able to visit Hotel Caesar Augustus last year and recommends trying the award-winning Blue Grotto Cocktail made by Caesar Augustus team member, Maurizio Scott. Claire also gave specific mention to the wonderful food, from the impressive breakfast buffet to the onsite fine dining restaurant, La Terrazza di Lucullo. There, traditional regional cuisine is made using typical local products and ingredients grown in the hotel's kitchen garden.

If rest is what you seek, there are over two acres of organic garden terraces at the hotel with many private nooks for a sweet afternoon siesta or a chance to finally get into that book you’re craving to attend to. Complimentary access to the steam room, or a menu of spa services are also available, should that fit your desire.

Without a doubt, you can expect care and attention to detail, as well as courteous and individualized service during your stay at the Hotel Caesar Augustus, all hallmarks of the Relais & Chateux experience.

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