Monastero Santa Rosa Hotel and Spa, carved in the cliffs of the Amalfi Coast
In 1681 the Monastero Santa Rosa was built through the benevolence and perseverance of Sister Rosa Pandofi, on the zenith of a mountainside in beautiful Amalfi. Over 300 years later, the original monastery has been thoughtfully and lovingly restored and transformed into the impressive Monastero Santa Rosa Hotel and Spa. Every archway, apse, vaulted ceiling, and stone pillar remains, allowing for complete reflection of a time when the nuns were cloistered in the 17th century. Perched on the precipice of a cliff, Monastero Santa Rosa Hotel and Spa gives the impression that it was carved directly from the landscape of the Amalfi Coast.
Each of the 20 deluxe guest rooms and suites offers an unobstructed view of the Gulf of Salerno and the Conca dei Marini fishing village below. The sentiment of peace and solitude prevails, reminding all guests of the true devotion past residents attained as members of the religious order. Guest rooms and suites are abundantly spacious, featuring their own unique Neapolitan designs. Modern amenities blend seamlessly with the delicate antiquities, handpicked and purchased by the owner. The Sea View Owners Suite will provide guests with una casa lontano da casa, a home away from home.
The Monastero Santa Rosa Spa is the perfect place for riposare, or relaxation. Offering indoor and private outdoor treatment areas, guests may choose from classic Italian Thermal Bathing, one of a kind massage techniques, Novella Facials, and Aromatic Body Scrubs, among others. For a full day of pampering, take advantage of a Monastero Santa Rosa Spa Day, which will include a complimentary pomegranate foot bath or a session in the Rasul steam room and a light lunch.
Throughout the Amalfi Coast and the region of Campania, food is life. Nothing exemplifies this more than the restaurant at Monastero Santa Rosa Hotel and Spa. With such a redolent bounty of produce, herbs, and seafood available in the region, each dish created at the restaurant is a gastronomic masterpiece. Use of the herb and vegetable gardens on site ensures that each dish is not only fresh, but organic. Treat yourself to a signature Red Basil Daiquiri at Bar Il Boccale, where you can sip your beverages in the bar’s library or out on the garden terrace.
For an exclusive yet inclusive experience, try one of the Monastero Santa Rosa Hotel and Spa Packages. The Rosa Romance Collection will find you and a guest bathed in the finest luxury, including spa services for two and a bespoke candlelit 5 course dinner. Gourmands will rejoice in the Culinary Experience at Monastero Santa Rosa Hotel and Spa. Guests will not only take a boat trip to a special fisherman’s hamlet dinner, but will also benefit from the expert tutelage of Chef Christoff Bob in the Monastero’s kitchens.
While the Amalfi Coast and surrounding villages offer extraordinary views and activities, it is likely that you will never leave the Monastero Santa Rosa Hotel and Spa’s lush grounds. Spend hours in the artfully manicured gardens or lounging in the crystalline infinity pool. Discover why Italians say it is so important to do nothing at all, una vita di niente.