Grand Hotel Quisisana

The Grand Hotel Quisisana is the largest and one of the best known hotels on the island of Capri.[1] It is located in the heart of the old town of Capri, opposite the Hotel Residenza Capri and the Villa Sanfelice, to the south of the Piazza Umberto I.[2] Set in gardens with "sprawling buildings [which] are painted a distinctive yellow and accented with vines,"[3] it is also a notable dining venue in the historic centre of Capri. British doctor George Sidney Clark established a sanatorium in 1845, turning it into the Grand Hotel Quisisana in 1861.[4] "Qui si sana" means "here one heals" in Italian.[4]

Grand Hotel Quisisana
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Grand Hotel Quisisana is located in Italy
Grand Hotel Quisisana
Location within Italy
General information
LocationCapri, Campania, Italy
Coordinates40°32′58″N 14°14′39″E / 40.54944°N 14.24417°E / 40.54944; 14.24417
Other information
Number of rooms148
Number of restaurants3

The hotel contains 148 rooms.[2] There are eight conference rooms, one of which can accommodate up to 500 people.[2] The La Colombaia restaurant serves lunch in the outdoor restaurant next to the pool and serves fresh seafood, pastas and pizzas, chicken dishes and fruits, cheeses and pastries.[2] The Restaurant Quisi indoors serves Italian cuisine for dinner, accompanied by romantic music. It has been cited as one of Italy's finest hotel restaurants.[2]

Since 1986, the Grand Hotel has been a member of The Leading Hotels of the World.[4] They say of it, "Surrounded by its own lush park, the Quisisana is a veritable oasis of relaxation. Terraces overlook the sea and gardens, and the traditional, elegantly furnished accommodations – some with whirlpool baths – are the perfect expression of Capri's dolce vita, famous throughout Italy and the world. Movie stars, royalty, politicians and heads of state have all chosen the Quisisana for their vacation on the Island of Capri, confirming the hotel as one of the world's most exclusive resorts."[5] Famous guests of the hotel include Russian writer Maxim Gorky, Russian singer Feodor Chaliapin, Oscar Wilde (together with Lord Alfred Douglas) and Friedrich Alfred Krupp.[6][7] Other notable guests have been Tom Cruise, Sidney Sheldon, Gianni Agnelli, Claudette Colbert, Jean-Paul Sartre, Gerald Ford, and Sting. After escaping Egypt in 1952, King Farouk I was a guest of the hotel during part of his exile in Italy.[8]


  1. ^ Rosa, Alessandra De; Murphy, Bruce (12 April 2010). Frommer's The Amalfi Coast with Naples, Capri and Pompeii. John Wiley & Sons. p. 11. ISBN 978-0-470-49734-0. Retrieved 5 July 2012.
  2. ^ a b c d e Stern, Steven B. (1 May 2006). Stern's Guide to the Greatest Resorts of the World. Stern's Travel Guides, Ltd. p. 366. ISBN 978-0-9778608-0-7. Retrieved 9 July 2012.
  3. ^ Porter, Darwin; Prince, Danforth (18 October 2011). Frommer's Italy 2012. John Wiley & Sons. p. 624. ISBN 978-1-118-01728-9. Retrieved 5 July 2012.
  4. ^ a b c "The Quisisana by Mario Morgano". Grand Hotel Quisisana. Retrieved July 6, 2012.
  5. ^ "The Grand Hotel Quisisana". The Leading Hotels of the World. Retrieved 9 July 2012.
  6. ^ Gardella, Mariella; de Alvea, Gonzalo (phot.) (2007). Capri Style. Images Publishing Dist Ac. p. 14. ISBN 978-1864701531.
  7. ^ De Simony, Pia (2011). MARCO POLO Reiseführer Capri: Reisen mit Insider-Tipps. Mit Reiseatlas. MAIRDUMONT. p. 51. ISBN 978-3829706155.
  8. ^ "Farouk in Capri". British Pathe. 4 August 1952.

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