World's Hottest Hotels: Mediterranean Coast
A Mediterranean coast seaside vacation can be the trip of a lifetime. World’s Hottest Hotels takes you to the best seaside getaways: a Greek coastal villa in Santorini, an Italian Riviera resort in Portofino and a cliffside island hideaway on the Isle of Capri. Watch Saturday, June 23, at 6|5c to learn more.
Rooms: 69 elegant rooms, including 39 suites and junior suites
Restaurants: La Terrazza Restaurant offers Italian cuisine such as pasta and locally caught fish. The Pool Restaurant has buffet-style lunches and snacks. Guests can also dine at the Chuflay Restaurant at sister resort Splendido Mare.
Pool: There is a heated saltwater swimming pool as well as an infinity pool.
Other Features: The resort also features a wellness center, yoga, Pilates, tennis court, fitness center, boutique and Smile Kids Club.
2. Capri Palace
Opened In: 2009
Rooms: The hotel has 65 rooms, 12 suites and the Paltrow Penthouse with private pool and roof garden.
Restaurants: There are 3 restaurants for dining. L'Olivo is an elegant fine dining restaurant that serves local flavors, while ll Riccio is informal. Bistrot Ragu is more casual with simple local dishes and a sea-view terrace.
Pool: There is an outdoor pool for guests and the penthouse and 4 of the villas have their own private pools.
Other Features: The resort also features shopping, a spa and beach club.
Opened In: 1980
Rooms: 11 double rooms, 5 junior suites and 3 master suites
Restaurants: The Cesar is an indoor and outdoor dining experience overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea. It serves Mediterranean cuisine using local, organic produce. There are special gluten-free and vegetarian menus. Guests can also do private dining in the museum or garden.
Pool: There is an indoor pool with heated water.
Other Features: The resort also features a spa, museum, sitting room, tennis court, private beach, health and beauty club, cooking courses and wine tasting.
Rooms: 27 guest rooms and a variety of suites
Restaurants: The Kirini A Santorini pool restaurant is a well-known fine dining experience that serves Mediterranean dishes with local ingredients. The Katikies Dinner restaurant has 4 tables on a secret rooftop veranda overlooking a volcano rim. The Pool Bar has light snacks and drinks. Guests can also do private dining and wine tasting.
Pool: There are 2 infinity pools and Jacuzzis.
Other Features: The resort also has a library, sundeck and spa services.
5. The Caruso
Rooms: The hotel offers rooms, junior suites, suites and exclusive suites.
Restaurants: The Belvedere restaurant offers fine dining with 2 terraces. The Caruso restaurant serves fresh, local Mediterranean food. The informal Poolside Bar and Grill has lunches and snacks for poolside service.
Pool: The elliptically-shaped heated pool blends perfectly into its natural surroundings.
Other Features: The resort also features a spa and boutique.
Opened In: 1997
Rooms: 32 rooms and 11 suites
Restaurants: The Rossellinis restaurant is the formal dining option serving Italian haute cuisine. Caffe dell'Arte is a lounge bar where guests can enjoy a light dining experience overlooking mountains. Terrazza Belvedere is open for lunch and dinner, and features free snacks, pasta dishes and cocktails. The latest addition is the Lobster Bar that has champagne and seafood dishes.
Pool: The resort has an outdoor pool and a hydro-massage plunge pool.
Other Features: The resort also features a gym, heated pool, cooking lessons, solarium with a Jacuzzi and a beach club.
Rooms: 163 rooms in total (128 rooms and 35 suites)
Restaurants: There are 8 different dining options at the resort. The Dining Room is a turn-of-the-century restaurant. Ristorante Villa Cipriani is the Italian restaurant that offers dining in a relaxed atmosphere. Les Faunes is the French restaurant while its counterpart, Brisa do Mar is the French alfresco place. The Pool Terrace offers light cuisine near the pool, while the Tea Terrace serves afternoon tea. The Garden Room is another restaurant near the pool, while the Cocktail bar is a place to drink and relax at night.
Pool: There are 3 swimming pools: 2 are seawater swimming pools (including a heated one), and the third is freshwater-heated.
Other Features: The resort also features a spa, fitness room, library, boutique, game room, billiards, golf and video rentals.