Suzanne Aaronson, founder of whatsworthit.com, reviews JK Place in Capri, Italy….
“One of Italy’s best hotels and the only hotel in Capri that actually sits on the sea front. Quiet enough to escape the ‘scene’ (or be at the very epicenter — you choose). Feels like a private home, perched on the cliff and filled with art, antiques and fresh flowers: the perfect mix of style, energy and relaxation. I designed my bedroom after their living room!” – Suzanne
Need To Know
A stylish stay that doesn’t forget where it is — a pretty island off the Amalfi coast.
Tryst with your lover….
Sipping my White Lillet on the rocks, overlooking the sea below, before heading into town for dinner.
Best Time To Go:
Avoid August when the area gets crowded and hot hot hot.
With The Kids:
There’s not a lot to keep kids entertained in Capri and the hotel is best for adults.
The Penthouse Suites are not much bigger than the deluxe rooms.
Classic seaside chic in glossy navy and white. All have canopied beds, marble fireplaces, black and white art and views over sea or gardens — opt for a sea view!
Service And Vibe:
Relaxed, yet very professional whilst adorably Italian. Nothing pretentious about “May I show you to your table?”
Excellent classic Mediterranean fare served throughout the day. Dinner at JKitchen is a classy seafood affair.
Costs Less To Go:
October and April / May.
To Do And See:
Head to town for shopping (including Anacapri), ask the concierge to organize a boat trip around the island and the coast (see the Blue Grotto early), or hike on amazing paths winding to little discoveries.
Sport And Activity:
Fitness center and lovely, serene-scene pool that is heated — meaning you can swim when the weather cools.
Spa And Grooming:
KSpa with natural skincare products and talented therapists. All white, all lush.
Fresh-as-you-can-get seafood at Add’o Riccio in the cliffs overlooking the blue grotto (+39 81 837 1380), or authentic local specialties at Da Gemma, the oldest restaurant on the island (+39 81 837 0461).
Handicraft in Anacapri and those sandals from Canfora (www.canforacapri.com); Italian designer fashion in Capri.
So much to do in the area — combine with a trip in the Amalfi Coast or to Naples for unique old-world Italian experiences.
Via Prov., Marina Grande, Capri 80073 Italy.
Tel: +39 081 838 4001.
45 minutes by hydrofoil from Naples (or request private boat transfer).