Built in 1906 in true Liberty style, the charming Hotel Excelsior Parco has been superbly restored to its former glory. The atmosphere is enchanting, and it is a destination, a century later, where guests can once again experience an exclusive hideaway. The rooms are comfortably equipped and enhanced by elegant furnishings and textiles, and the surrounding gardens and views are glorious. The hotel is close to the Byzantine church of St Costanzo and it is an area where there have been many archeological findings.
Distance from Airport:
22 miles - Naples
Twin/Double rooms sleep 2-3 people
All 11 bedrooms have * bathroom/shower * WC * air-conditioning * hairdryer * mini bar * telephone * Internet access * Satellite TV * interactive VDA system * (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.
The Excelsior Parco staff will be pleased to arrange a limousine transfer service from Naples (charge), or for guests making their own way to the island, the hotel should be advised in advance of the estimated arrival time so that a hotel representative can collect the luggage and give directions on how to reach the hotel.
Eating and Drinking:
There is a dining room in the hotel and there are also many fine restaurants to be explored throughout 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.
This hotel will appeal to singles and couples looking for a superior hotel on Capri with a fascinating history and simply copious opportunities to explore this much loved island and mainland.
Singles and Couples