Capo La Gala
- Style Nautically Neapolitan
- Setting Bay of Naples cove
Tucked into a cliff among towering pines and aromatic lemon-trees, hotel Capo La Galaa secluded love nest with sea views at nearly every turn, five miles from Sorrento. Playfully nautical art - a painting of a green seahorse here, a model boat there - bring whimsy to the airy bedrooms, mosaic-lined pool and sea-like spa.
Need to know
- Rooms 22, including one suite.
- Rates Double rooms from $563.09 (€409), excluding tax at 10 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €2.00 per person per night on check-out.
- More details Rates include a Mediterranean buffet breakfast.
- Facilities Spa, gym, gardens, DVD library, free WiFi throughout . There are kayaks and bikes to borrow. In rooms flatscreen TV, minibar and Lorenzo Villoresi bath products.
- Poolside The tree encircled pool is at the heart of the hotel, with wooden decking and rocky path down to the sea. As well as a hot tub, there’s an assortment of terraces, both sun-drenched and shady. A heated pool awaits inside, too.
- Check–out 11.30am, but guests can usually stay in their rooms until 1pm with no charge. Earliest check-in, 1pm.
Children Cots for under-three are free; extra beds cost €50 for under-nines and €80 for under-12s. Ask three days in advance and a nanny can babysit for €15 an hour.
- Hotel closed November 2011 to 20 April 2012.
- Also Smoking is allowed in outdoor areas and small pets are welcome. Guests can book the hotel's own boats for two-day trips to Capri or Ischia.
In the know
- Our favourite rooms We loved Room 205 for the terrific tiles in its bathroom: white but with bright blue splatterings only an angry person with a brush could produce. Its terrace isn’t bad, either – vast, with a spectacular view out to sea. The classic rooms are smaller but their terraces more than make up for it views are less restricted, too.
- Packing tips Deck shoes, striped things and an oversized straw hat.
- Also Aquarium – the marine-themed spa – has ocean-green tiles, an emerald heated pool and coral sculptures, along with white treatment rooms containing paintings of green seahorses – it’s like being under the sea. Treatments include thalassotherapy and hydromassage.
Food and drink at Capo La Gala
- Hotel restaurant Nautically decked out in navy blue tablecloths and white Panton chairs, Michelin-starred Maxi sits above the pool, with various dining areas inside and out. Expect fine flavour combinations, such as tuna steak in herb pastry with caponata and candied tomatoes, and ravioli with caciota cheese and marjoram. Down by the beach, Nerea offers a relaxed osteria-style lunch menu of Neapolitan classics, as well as lighter salads.
- Dress code Pucci and Prada, worn with a tan.
- Top table Beside the windows in the main restaurant to stare out to sea.
- Last orders Breakfast is on offer from 7.30am until 11am; lunch kicks off at 12.30pm and lasts until 2.30pm; dinner is served between 7.30pm and 10.30pm.
- Room service Order in various pastas and puddings between 12pm and 10pm.
- Hotel bar Stone-walled, wide-windowed and dressed in navy, the beach-house-style bar above the restaurant wears the sea on its sleeve: model boats, conch shells and wooden decking are everywhere. The long wooden bar is stocked with spirits and the wine list draws heavily from the vineyards of Campania.
Also worth knowing
- Weddings This property is suitable for weddings. More details