“The Monastero Santa Rosa must have the finest views of the Mediterranean and Amalfi coast of any hotel. It’s also a haven of peace and discretion. The converted monastery is massive and yet, only houses 20 of the most exclusive bedrooms, converted from the nun’s cells. Don’t worry they are spacious and exquisitely understated, nothing less than you would expect following an 11 year painstaking renovation project. The bedrooms are immaculate but so is the rest of the hotel from the infinity pool where simple but delicious poolside lunches are served to the gourmet restaurant and terrace bar. To help you relax even more, the Monastero has a superb Spa with tepidarium, Turkish bath and whirlpool bath and massages and beauty treatments using the exclusive Santa Maria Novella lotions and potions. The service standards, as you would expect from having an American owner are impeccable and have raised the bar on the Amalfi coast where there are no shortage of top of the range establishments.”
Written by Hugh Graham-Watson
“Why do people love staying in your hotel? Because is away from crowded Amalfi but only 10 minutes’ drive away. Because the Monastero Santa Rosa has the best views of the Amalfi coast with terraced gardens that step toward the water and you can hear only the roar of the waves. Because you have the sense that what you hear now was what people have heard for thousands of years and what they will hear for thousands more. Because the spa at Monastero Santa Rosa defines an oasis of spirituality and tranquility unlike any other spa in the world. Harmoniously blending the modern amenities of a decadent spa within the original rustic walls of a 17th-century monastery.
What kind of breakfast do you offer? A la carte which offers: Espresso, Decaffeinated Espresso, Cappuccino, American coffee, Milk, Hot Chocolate, Tea, Orange, Grapefruit, Lemon, Pineapple, Tomato Juice. Seasonal Fruit Basket, Fruit Salad, Grapefruit, Melon, Pineapple, Kiwi. Cereals, seed and dried fruit Muesli, Cornflakes, Rice Crispies, All-Bran, Choco Crispies; Seed and Nut Selection; Plums, Apricots, and Figs Whole, Low fat, Fruit flavored yoghurt. Italian cheeses, salamis and eggs.
Do you offer other meals? Our restaurant is open for lunch and dinner as well. From 14:30 to 19:00 we offer a snack menu by the pool.
And can you recommend good places to eat out locally? In Conca dei Marini La Tonnarella and Bontà del Capo. In Amalfi Ristorante Lido Azzurro, Trattoria Da Gemma,
Which are your most popular room types, and why? The Sea View Premium Terrace Suite (Citrus) has historic ties to the Kennedy family. In the 1960s, when the monastery had become the well-known Albergo Monastero di Santa Rosa, one of the “39 castles of Italy,” Jacqueline Kennedy used to lunch here on freshly caught local fish when this suite’s space housed the property’s original dining area. Now, its enormous terrace hangs over the center of the property, suspended over the Amalfi Coast with breathtaking coastal and sea views. Complete with alfresco dining table, lounges, lemon trees, and a retractable canopy when the Amalfi sun blazes too strong, it is an ideal locale for a small private reception or dinner party.”