Travel: Melià expands towards Capri with a new boutique hotel (IlSole24Ore)

English translation of an excerpt from the article published in IlSole24Ore on July 2, 2014 by Marta Casadei:

It’s called Melià Villa Capri Hotel & Spa and it is the first branded hotel that the Spanish group Meliá has opened on the famous island off the coast of Naples. It is luxurious and at the same time understated; a boutique hotel geared in all respects to relaxation and well-being.

Given that Capri is hugely popular from June to September, the Villa Capri has been carefully placed in the lesser exposed area of Anacapri, a welcoming town of seemingly less apparent glamor than the nearby Capri, but perfect for those who want to spend a few hours in complete relaxation, lying by the pool (where, to the delight of the network-dependent, there is free wi-fi ) or, better yet, in the spa Suite22 after spending a relaxing day in the area: on the boat between il Faro, le grotte and i faraglioni (the Lighthouse, the caves and rocks – a Capri icon par excellence), and then a drink in the square perhaps topped off with a trip to the boutiques – increasingly flagship brand labeled, except for a few historical locations – shopping for local favorites such as sandals and handmade jewelry. For those who want to spend a different kind of day, far from the more famous spots, they might prefer to spend an afternoon visiting Villa San Michele and its gardens: the former residence of Axel Munthe, the Swedish physicist who later turned to writing, is just a few minutes’ walk from the hotel and deserves a visit.

Read full article in Italian:

Translation by Lina de la Torre

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