Monastero Santa Rosa
Amalfi Coast, Italy
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.
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
Most Amalfi Coast 5 star hotels were built long ago, with little space for spa facilities. This newly built hotel, on the other hand, has a huge spa, boasting the best wellness facilities I have seen in this part of Italy.James Ferguson
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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.
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.
|Sea View Deluxe Open Space Suite||
This Suite is the only one of its kind in the hotel. Once a nun’s refectory, the open-plan room reflects and preserves this heritage. Decorated in green-and-gold, an antique-framed king-size bed and myriad antiques this bedroom has ample closet space and an open plan living area. With views directly over the gardens, infinity pool, and Gulf of Salerno
|Superior Double Room with Sea View||
The Sea View Superior Rooms take in the warmth of the Amalfi sun through the windows. Beneath vaulted arched ceilings these bedrooms showcase contemporary Italian style juxtaposed with antique period pieces bringing the past into the present. Decorated with Italian white linens and neutral tones. These rooms feature wrought iron king-size beds, double wardrobes, and large bathrooms designed in dark wood and Jerusalem stone with a walk-in shower.
An exquisite 130 sqm loft suite, the Rosa Suite features a spacious living and dining room with a fireplace, a bar, upstairs a King size bedroom, luxurious bathroom with tub, separate shower and walk-in wardrobe. From the expansive windows, are amazing vistas of the Amalfi coast. This suite is an ideal sanctuary for honeymoon couples seeking privacy and offers direct access to the Spa.
|Sea View Suite Premium Terrace||
Sea View Suite Premium Terrace is a vast 75 sqm with a king bedroom with sea view window, living room connecting to a private 49 sqm terrace which overlooks the infinity pool and the bay of Salerno. With a walk-in wardrobe, large bathroom with sea view window, bath-tub and separate walk-in shower.
|Deluxe Double Room with Sea View||
Deluxe Doubles measures 28 sqm and their bathroom boasts sea view window.
|Deluxe Suite with Sea View||
The Deluxe Suite measures 44 sqm with an open plan bedroom, living room and bathroom with bath-tub and shower. All offer sea view windows.
|Sea View Deluxe Room with Terrace||
The Sea View Deluxe Terrace Rooms are conveniently located at the entrance of the hotel, on the highest level, each with a private terrace that overlooks the infinity pool and cascading gardens of Monastero Santa Rosa. Although our smallest room category, and only room category with a queen-size bed, each has a terrace with doors that open to bring the outdoors in, expanding the space with extra room for private outdoor relaxation with spectacular views.
|Sea View Deluxe Terrace Suite||
The first thing you see as you enter the Deluxe Terrace Suite is the stunning views across the Gulf of Salerno through the glass doors that open up to the terrace. The room is 50 sqm and the terrace is 16 sqm. The Suite is decorated in contemporary Italian style, it has a king size bed, sea views from the bedroom and bathroom, an oversized tub and separate walk-in shower as well as a living room.
|Sea View Superior Suite||
This elegant corner suite (Lavandula)—the only one of its kind—with separate sitting area and large bathroom with an oversized window with a spectacular sea views.
The hotel's main restaurant "Ristorante Santa Rosa" is headed up by Chef Christoph Bob, he uses 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 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.
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.
Location & Directions
Amalfi Coast, Italy
Monastero Santa Rosa is located 80 minutes south of Naples Airport, 25 minutes from Positano and just 15 minutes from Ravello and Amalfi.
When to go
The best time to visit is in spring (April to early June) or autumn (September and October). In summer the climate is hot and humid and the coast’s single road (SS163) is heaving, and often has long tailbacks. The beaches, restaurants and tourist attractions are full to the brim in the summer months.