Capri | Tiberio Palace

Very urbane and very boutique, the Tiberio Palace oozes a sort of genteel charm galvanized by some smart contemporary furnishings.

The 5-star hotel is housed in a sort of Mediterranean Regency villa about a 4-minute stroll from Capri‘s famous Piazzetta, where it’s been catering to the azure island’s more discerning visitors for 100 years, give or take a few. A recent makeover has left it very spruce and polished, with design pieces in strong, bright colours set off against original features.

Accomodation ranges from elegant doubles, through family rooms and spacious terrace suites, to a truly deluxe Royal suite with its own terrace pool, gym and bar. But not all have balconies or sea views and some are less commodious, so be sure you know what you’re getting.

The hotel bar sports a smart Cuban retro look. The spa with gym is predictably minimalist and contemporary, if a little cramped. Friendly and attentive staff conjure up just about any service you can imagine.

But the real highlights are the views from the terraces, stunning by day and night, and the chic and impressive Terrazza Tiberio restaurant, where local talent Marco Iaccarino refines traditional, seasonal dishes to produce fine cuisine, beautifully presented.