The Amalfi Coast is one of those iconic beauties of Italy with its medieval cliffside Mediterranean fishing villages and azure sea. Nestled among fuchsia and lemon gardens, the Monastero Santa Rosa Hotel will be emblazoned in your memory forever for its sheer beauty and luxury.
First and foremost, the hotel’s location is nothing short of spectacular. The hotel occupies a 17th-century monastery which lies on tiered gardens on a cliff above Bay of Salerno. All 20 rooms have waterfront views of a really stunning setting. The enchantment of monastery permeates throughout hotel’s guestrooms and suites with their vaulted ceilings and preserved refectories. The rooms were designed by a Napolitan designer together with the hotel’s proprietor with the goal of creating a lavish comfortable accommodation with all the amenities one might need for a truly enjoyable stay.
The furniture was picked by the hotel’s owner Bianca during her travels across Italy. Each room has a king-size-bed, and an ample-sized bathroom with a walk-in shower and a huge tub ideal for long reinvigorating baths with the spa’s signature bath salts Santa Maria Novella.
The Monastero Santa Rosa’s spa leaves nothing to be desired. It is an oasis of relaxation, tranquility and spirituality in an amazing architectural setting. Whichever treatment you try (be it Aloe Coulis body wrap, deep tissue massage, or aromatic powder scrub), it will make you appreciate the hotel even more.
For cocktails and social games, head to the hotel’s library and bar where you can sip a martini while playing chess or cards. Or you can simply relax by the pool.
The Ristorante Santa Rosa serves only fresh ingredients from its own garden, as well as meat and fish bought from trusted local producers. The menu items are far from a bland non-descript international cuisine. The food here is Italy at its best – fusilli with baby squids, Piennolo’s tomatoes and basil-scented aubergines, or lobster with chickpea puree and smoked olive oil broad bean salad with Colonnata’s bacon and king prawn ravioli.
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