Capri Tiberio Palace, Capri Town, Capri $$$$
Concierge.com's insider take:
Marriott took over the original Tiberio Palace hotel in 2004 and reopened it as a five-star luxury resort with a contemporary Mediterranean look (it remained a Marriott until late 2009). Interiors combine rich fabrics, modern frescoes, antique prints, retro-contemporary furniture, and specially designed features such as ivy-leaf-appliquéd wall lights to create an ambience that is warm but also sharply stylish. The 61 rooms vary in size and aspect; the second- and third-floor superior doubles, with their arched balconies, are good mid-range options (book the prestige room category for sea views). The Ego Wellness Center & Spa is arranged ancient Roman–style, with its frigidarium, tepidarium, and caldarium, while the in-out pool does just what it says, allowing guests to sit in half-immersed loungers enjoying the view through the floor-to-ceiling windows, or to swim out to the semicircular exterior section below the bar terrace. The White restaurant (named for its decor, though black and silver also play a part) is one of the island’s more creative eating options with twists on traditional dishes, such as ravioli alla caprese stuffed with codfish. Free Internet access (Wi-Fi in public areas, broadband in the rooms) is a welcome feature on pay-for-everything Capri.
Open April through October.