Built in the 1950s, the Gatto Bianco restaurant was a meeting place for the rich and famous. It has since been developed into a hotel now well known for is superb customer service and old charm. The hotel has retained the atmosphere of times since passed, with frescoes and traditional décor. Centrally located in the heart of Capri town, the hotel is just a few steps from the Piazzetta and roads lined with the most prestigious of boutiques.
Distance from Airport:
22 miles - Naples
Twin/Double rooms sleep 2-3 people
All 36 bedrooms have * bathroom/shower * WC * air-conditioning * hairdryer * mini bar * direct dial telephone * Internet access * Satellite TV * (certain amenities may be payable locally)
120 minutes by ferry and road
Location and Resort:
The ferry from Naples to Capri Island takes about 80 minutes. The hydrofoil takes about 40 minutes. Of the two ports in Naples, Molo Beverello offers a more frequent service. The small port of Mergellina is the alternative port. From Naples airport to either port takes about 30 minutes and taxi is recommended. Alternatively ferries from Sorrento take 40 minutes to Capri, whilst the hydrofoil takes 20 minutes. Car traffic in the centre and panoramic areas of Capri is strictly prohibited from about Easter to November, so hiring a car to travel around the island is not possible, although could be left near the embarkation point. However, once on the island there are endless possibilities by sea taxi and transfer and cruise boats, to explore the mainland - for example, Positano, Amalfi, Ravello and the Sorrento Peninsula. A helicopter service is available from Naples airport to Capri. The flight takes 15 to 20 minutes and each helicopter can accommodate a maximum of four passengers. Due to the reduced space aboard, customers are advised to avoid carrying excess baggage.
Capri Island is only three miles long by one mile wide, but is of particular interest to all visitors on the mainland. A visit to the famous Blue Grotto is a must, but if staying on Capri during the peak summer months, go early in the morning before the travellers from Naples arrive, ensure the day is sunny, and this renowned spot can be seen at its most beautiful.
Eating and Drinking:
The hotel has a bar and breakfast room. A good choice of restaurants is available near to the hotel in Capri town, which is the largest village on the island.
Although the hotel does not have a pool and there are no ordinary beaches, on such a small island the possibilities to experience the marvelous Mediterranean sun and sea whilst being surrounded by spectacular scenery, is countless.
Couples, singles and older families will appreciate the central location of the Gatto Bianco and enjoy the many opportunities to explore this gorgeous island.
Singles and Couples