Il Capri Hotel brings the ‘whimsigoth’ aesthetic to the island hotspot
A gothic pink palazzo at the centre of Capri
Photography: Marine Billet
It’s been a hotel for over a hundred years, but Il Capri’s fresh pink paint job and neo-gothic interiors have added a new lease of life to the island escape.
Perched on the edge of the Capri coastline, the palazzo enjoys views of the island’s rocky scenery and the sea beyond. Guests can head up for a dip in the rooftop pool and dry off beneath the rows of bright red parasols before retreating to Il Capri’s pink-tinted guest rooms.
Here, the owners have leaned into the building’s neo-gothic style, installing pointed headboards, intricately patterned bed linen and long drapes. Many of the rooms start around €430 per night and include sea views through their arched windows, although Il Capri has plenty of outdoor space for anyone checking into the smaller areas.
Dinner takes place beneath the shaded terrace of Vesuvio, which serves classic Italian fare, followed by dancing from midnight onwards in the hotel’s subterranean club Rumore – which the owners say was the first nightclub on the island.