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Monastero Santa Rosa

Conca dei Marini, Amalfi Coast

At a Glance

  • Boasts one of the largest spas on the Amalfi Coast

  • Beautiful gardens offer you peaceful corners in which to relax in private

  • Perfectly located you are within easy reach of Amalfi Town and Positano

  • The hotel stands on the famed Blue Highway. A road with some of the best vistas in Europe and over a 1000 turns

  • For walkers the hotel is within easy reach of the The Sentiero degli Dei, Path of the Gods, the route stretches from Agerola to Praiano to Positano

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Best time to Visit

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Average time to visit

The best time to visit the Amalfi Coast is in spring or late summer, when temperatures are pleasant and humidity levels are low. In July and August the climate is hot and humid, while the area is busy with tourists. Hotels in the Amalfi Coast tend to close for the winter, starting in October until they reopen in late March or April.

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Insider's View

For rooms with almost your own private terrace, request Nymphaea or Vinea. These two rooms are located at the end of the upper corridor and are right next to a large terrace looking out to sea.

Be sure to try the signature Monastero Rosa Sfogliatella dessert pastry.

Cocktails are especially made with local herbs and flowers.

Tucked away in the beautiful manicured gardens you will find one of the best spas on the Amalfi Coast with a thermal spa, ice fountain, hydrotherapy pool and whirlpool foot spas.

One of the highlights is seeing the hotel in its true historical form, with arched corridors, nuns rooms and a confessional in the corridor!

Pamper yourself and book a spa treatment for use of the fantastic spa facilities like the steam bath, sauna, and foot scrubs.

Experience the birds-eye view of the coast with one of the many hiking trails located right outside the hotel.

Relax with a book in one of the daybeds hidden in the garden that smells incredible, filled with roses, jasmine and lemons.

Call us on 020 3993 4933 to start planning your vacation to Monastero Santa Rosa or take a look at our itineraries to Amalfi Coast and south

Description

Monastero Santa Rosa is a beautiful boutique hotel, situated high on the cliffs above Amalfi. It offers fabulous rooms, a world class spa, and spectacular views.

This painstakingly and lovingly converted 17th Century Monastery is now a stunning boutique hotel perched on a cliff edge above the Bay of Salerno in the fishing village of Conca dei Marini. This unique hotel offers 20 rooms and suites that all come with sea views. A local Neopolitan designer has collaborated with the owner to create an elegant ambiance graced by timeless Italian antiques. Each room still exudes the sense of tranquillity where a nun once stayed—a totally private and intimate retreat bathed in the angelic sunlight of the Amalfi Coast, with an incomparable view of a simply breathtaking stretch of coastline.

The hotel's extensive and beautifully manicured gardens offer guests a place to relax and unwind. Those looking for more privacy can hunt down one of the large day beds that are hidden in quiet spots of the gardens. The hotel's large infinity pool offers magnificent views over the bay and has a small terrace with sun loungers for those wishing to sun worship.

A rarity for the region, the hotel has a large and well-equipped spa and wellness center, offering steam rooms, thermal pools, a special foot spa, hydro pools and even a rock sauna with crushed ice fountain.

The restaurant uses fresh ingredients sourced from the surrounding Campania region to create delightful Mediterranean gourmet dishes. Meals can be enjoyed indoors on cooler evenings and outdoors under the stars in the summer months on the restaurant terrace.

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Accommodation

Each of the 20 rooms and suites at Monastero Santa Rosa is named after a herb that the nuns would have used in making medicines from the Monastero Santa Rosa garden. Most are composed of two or more monastic cells, cleverly preserved and linked together with their en-suite bathrooms to create sumptuous bedrooms, each with a spellbinding sea view stretching from Conca dei Marini’s fishing harbor below to Amalfi beyond.

The suites have been individually designed with furniture hand picked by the owner, Bianca, in the course of her travels in Italy. One-of-a-kind antiques accent the suites while historical black and white photographs taken before the renovation show the historic building as it once was. The suites vary in size with each space completely unique—some with elegant living and dining rooms as well as terraces swathed in bougainvillea offering enchanting views over the Gulf of Salerno and the enchanting fishing village of Conca dei Marini.

Childcare

Monastero Santa Rosa does not accept children under 16.

Facilities

The hotel's Michelin-starred restaurant, Ristorante Il Refettorio, is headed up by Chef Christoph Bob, useing fresh ingredients sourced from the surrounding Campania region to create delightful Mediterranean gourmet dishes. Dinner is served in either the formal dining room or on the more relaxed area on the outdoor terrace overlooking the spectacular sea views. Lunch is a relaxed affair and can be served poolside or on the terrace. The hotel bar is located on the lower level of the hotel, on a cooler evening you can enjoy a cocktail or two in the bar library or on a hot summers evening you can sit under the stars on the bars outdoor terrace.

Activities

Monastero Santa Rosa is a superb base for exploring the numerous places of interest in this part of Italy. The magnificent Doric Temples of Paestum is just 40 minutes away and the archaeological sites of Pompeii, Herculaneum and Oplontis are nearby. The legendary Amalfi coast provides an enjoyable day trip and helicopter trips can be arranged to experience the most spectacular views of the coast and places of interest further afield.

Reviews

4

Cammie Burke (Staff)

A beautiful hotel with attentive staff. The staff know people come here for the trip of a lifetime and they really try to make it as special as possible. The simplicity of luxury as they say really rings true. The views are simply out of this world and not many hotels can compare.

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Milly Walker (Staff)

This is one of my favorite hotels along the Amalfi Coast. So simple, yet so beautifully designed, this converted monastery will not disappoint. The views from the infinity pool are to die for and the spa is excellent too. Take the complimentary shuttle down to Amalfi Town to explore and perhaps have supper one evening.

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(Press)

Even with the advantage of a cliff-top location between the Lattari Mountains and the twinkling Tyrrhenian Sea, Monastero Santa Rosa had to be something special to make it on the super-cool Amalfi Coast. The 17th-century monastery, from which the nuns were evicted in the 1860s, was spotted from the sea 13 years ago by its new US owner, Bianca Sharma, who has spared no expense in turning it into her vision of a perfect hotel. It's an extravagant, stylish, 20-room property with plenty of indulgences - lavish bathrooms, soft beds in fine linen, bowls overflowing with Amalfi lemons - which have erased most of the monastic austerity. Lawns and gardens cascade from a dining terrace down to a cliff-edge infinity pool (pictured), where you can recline with a Bellini between spa treatments. Chef Christoph Bob's foraged finferli mushrooms, served in a risotto with burrata and a chilled Pinot Grigio, are Amalfi at its best.

5

James Ferguson (Staff)

Monastero Santa Rosa is a truly stunning property: the owners have invested a lot of time and a great deal of money in the restoration of this historic building, and done so with style and taste. The original architecture of the monastic building is evident wherever you look, and many of the antiques and furnishings were part of the original building.

Experiences

  • Guided walk on the Path of the Gods

    Connecting the hilltop villages of Agerola and Nocelle, the Path of the Gods is a spectacular walk offering breathtaking views across the Amalfi Coast. Join your private guide and discover the incredible natural beauty of this celebrated area.

  • Naples tour and pizza masterclass

    Discover the historic center of Naples, one of Italy's oldest cities, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Home to fabulous museums, impressive churches and stunning palazzos, there is plenty to explore before learning how to make a real Neapolitan pizza.

  • Private Positano cooking class

    Try your hand at traditional Italian cooking with a private cookery class in the heart of beautiful Positano. Your expert chef will teach you the secrets behind this Mediterranean cuisine before you prepare and enjoy a delicious four-course meal.

  • Swirl the Glass wine tour

    Go on a delicious journey of Italian wines with a passionate local sommelier and wine lover, Cristian Fusco. Discover the delights of full-bodied reds, crisp and complex whites and fragrant rosés produced in the region on this small group tour.

Location & directions

Conca dei Marini, Amalfi Coast

Monastero Santa Rosa is located 80 minutes south of Naples Airport, 25 minutes from Positano and just 15 minutes from Ravello and Amalfi.

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Call us on 020 3993 4933 to start planning your vacation to Monastero Santa Rosa or take a look at our itineraries to Amalfi Coast and south

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