Hotel la Palma, Oetker Collection Italy
Hotel la Palma, Oetker Collection
Via Vittorio Emanuele 39, Capri (NA) 80073 – Italy
Date of Creation
5 star luxury hotel
Hotel la Palma, Oetker Collection
History & Story
Capri’s first hotel, originally built in 1822, has been transformed into an elegant and exclusive 50-room-and-suite hotel. Located mere steps from the famous Piazzetta, Hotel La Palma has three restaurants and bars, its own private beach club, a newly built pool deck overlooking the boutiques of Via Vittorio Emanuele and a signature spa.
A true masterpiece, the hotel marks Oetker Collection’s first debut in Italy, and its exquisite renovation by interior designer Francis Sultana will once again position Hotel La Palma at the epicentre of the social scene on the island.
In a stunning renovation led by internationally acclaimed designer Francis Sultana, in what is his first ever hotel project, Hotel La Palma has been designed to be an inviting home away from home. Sultana deftly captured Capri’s beautiful lightness and minimalism while injecting flair and flourishes in a nod to the island’s 1950s jet-set era.
Much-loved Italian chef Gennaro Esposito is at helm of Hotel La Palma’s kitchens. A simple, stylish step back in time to the Capri of the 1950s, Gennaro’s restaurant embraces the timeless romance of the island, serving unpretentious, authentic Italian cuisine. Bianca, a glamorous, newly built rooftop restaurant and bar open for dinner, offers spectacular views over Capri Village and the sea in the distance. Paying homage to the ‘classic Capri’ of the golden age, Hotel La Palma’s newly built pool deck and Aqua Bar offer the best seat in town to watch the world go by below.
Located in the beating heart of Capri, just steps from the famous Piazzetta, Hotel La Palma is perfectly positioned for guests to visit some of the most notable sites of Capri: I Giardini di Augusto, Via Krupp, La Certosa and the iconic Faraglioni.
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Main Strengths, Special Touch
Primary location in the heart of the island – Oldest hotel on the island, completely renovated – Exclusive beach club only five minutes drive from the hotel
Hotel La Palma is located in the beating heart of Capri, just around the corner from the famous Piazza Umberto I – well-known as the ‘Piazzetta’
Key sites/activities in the area
Hotel La Palma is perfectly positioned for guests to visit some of the most notable sites of Capri: I Giardini di Augusto, Via Krupp, La Certosa and the iconic Faraglioni. Another of the island’s best-known, must-visit natural sites within easy reach from the hotel is the ‘Grotta Azzurra’ – the Blue Grotto – a dark cavern where the sea glows electric blue, the result of sunlight passing through an underwater cave.
Opened in 1822, Hotel La Palma was known as Locanda Pagano and the original owner, Giuseppe Pagano, often hosted travellers in his villa for the pleasure of long conversations. Located just steps away from the famous La Piazzetta, his guests were often artists, poets, writers, painters and musicians, many of whom showed their gratitude by painting the walls, writing poems and singing songs in what was dubbed the ‘Artists’ Hotel’. A collective of creatives began to gather from all over the world who were inspirited by the genius loci, charmed by the smooth, familiar atmosphere of this eccentric hotel.
Children program TBA
Number of suites: 18
Number of Luxury rooms: 32
Number of rooms, (keys) in all: 50
Restaurants & Bars
In true Italian fashion, Hotel La Palma is a gourmand’s delight under the culinary direction of Chef Gennaro Esposito, a culinary hero in Italy, having run his own two-Michelin Star restaurant, Torre del Saracino, for the last 23 years.
The breezy glamour of 1950’s Capri has been channelled in every detail of La Palma’s flagship restaurant, Gennaro’s. Named after the chef at the helm, this restaurant is a genuine reflection of Gennaro Esposito himself with its warm, relaxed atmosphere and menu showcasing authentic Italian classics revisited with characteristic flair.
Open for all-day dining, La Palma Bar & Terrace is a place to gather, relax, enjoy a meal, refresh with a drink and revel in the spirit of Capri at one of the island’s most prominent addresses.
Bianca is Hotel La Palma’s rooftop restaurant and bar and the island’s chicest evening destination, offering mesmerizing views of the rooftops of Capri Village and the sea in the distance. Open for dinner, the menu by chef Gennaro Esposito presents an eclectic mix of Italian favourites, with many dishes perfect for sharing. Designed by Francis Sultana, Bianca is a must-visit for those looking for a fun, glamorous evening.
A short drive to Capri’s southern coast, Hotel La Palma’s chic yet laid-back beach club, Da Gioia by La Palma, is located in a prime position in Marina Piccola. This is the place where fabulous people come and go, to watch sun-drenched days flow into glittering twilight evenings. Open to non-hotel guests as well, and accessible via private tender for neighbouring yachts, Da Gioia by La Palma is the meeting place of choice on the island for long, lazy lunches created by Esposito. By day, it is a playground for the great and the good and by night, home to carefree indulgence and the place to rendezvous and soak in Capri’s animated social scene. The menu emphasises fresh, locally sourced produce, with great Italian classics such as aubergine parmigiana, lobster pasta, and salt-crusted catch of the day. Da Gioia by La Palma offers 42 sun loungers and a separate private beach that can accommodate up to eight guests, serviced by a dedicated team.
Located on the hotel’s pool deck and accessible exclusively by resident guests, Aqua Bar offers a tantalising menu of delicious, handcrafted cocktails and light, healthy snacks to enjoy poolside. Embodying the golden age of Capri and the island’s eternal spirit of la dolce vita, the bar is an intimate gathering spot where guests can relax in the sun and the understated glamour of the convivial atmosphere.
The Facilities feature a state-of-the-art Salt Room, Sauna, Steam Room, Sensory Shower, and a high-tech Technogym Fitness area.
Carefully selected partners that best represent the Hotel La Palma’s philosophy, deliver the ultimate in results-driven treatments while promoting a mutual approach to maintain sustainability and conserve the dream that is Capri.
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Extra Notable Features
Exclusive beach club Da Gioia by La Palma
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