The Hotel Villa Krupp was built in 1900 by Eduardo Settanni. Originally it was a villa, which was subsequently altered and enlarged to become what it is today: a small family-run three star hotel.
The site of this historic villa on the south-east side of the island has panoramic views over the sea and lies tranquilly immersed in a mixture of Mediterranean and tropical vegetation, overlooking the Augustus Gardens and the famous Via Krupp, and from its rooms one has wonderful views of the sea and the fabulous Faraglioni rocks.
From the hotel strait along Via Krupp you can reach in about 15 minutes walking the beach of Torre Saracena and Marina Piccola.
The Via Krupp, “a work of art in the true sense of the word and a wonder of nature” (quoted in ‘Dove’ magazine, 21 July 1994) was built in less than two years by the German steel magnate, Frederick Alfred Krupp, in 1902.
The hotel is perfect for a peaceful and relaxed stay, and the courtesy, the welcome and personal attention all help to make the guest feel “at home”.
The garden-terrace and bar, where breakfast is served, is perched on a cliff-top overlooking the sea -“the view once enjoyed by Maxim Gorki when he stayed here – and now by the clients of the hotel” (quoted in the German magazine Merian - Summer 2002).
Taking the walk along the belvedere, from where it seems that sea and sky meet, one is enchanted by the view and the colours that change with the passing day.
“Wherever you look you see celestial corners of paradise, and as you allow your gaze to wander, you feel happy and contented and you smile.” (Part of a poem written by the Roman poet Aldo di Giovanna– Capri, July 1992).
The hall of the hotel is welcoming, and adjoining it is a small salon with a bar and satellite TV.
Furnishings are in the traditional Capri style with attention to detail, but at the same time keeping its simplicity.
Most rooms have a terrace with sea view, all have en-suite bathrooms, hair dryers, toiletries, direct telephone, central heating and air-conditioning.
There is also a large sun terrace with loungers.