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Monastero Santa Rosa - Luxury holidays to the Amalfi Coast

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  • About this holiday

    The five star Monastero Santa Rosa is a hotel in a tranquil setting with a keen focus on well-being. Located within 5 km of Amalfi, this spa hotel is the perfect base from which to explore the Amalfi coast, and is around 90 minutes drive from Sorrento, and 60 minutes’ from Pompei. As you walk around the hotel, you will notice the emphasis on plants, flowers, and trees, which seems to establish a new dimension to the rustic nature of the property. Relax under the pagodas or canopies on the grass-covered terrace, or swim in the infinity pool which seems to disappear into the azure sea.

    The journey and how you get there

    Having arrived in Naples Airport, a private transfer takes around 80 minutes to arrive at the hotel.

    Complimentary

    Wi-Fi, shuttle service to Amalfi and access to the Spa facilities.

    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays includes return scheduled flights with British Airways to Naples, transfers and bed and breakfast.

    Holiday prices

    Sample prices for 7 nights are per person and based on two people sharing a Superior Room.
    Low season £1860 per person for 7 nights.
    The price displayed here are a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect the actual flight costs and all up to date special offers.

    Hotel code

    EXH1774

    Our opinion

    The Monastero Santa Rosa presents perfect balance of tranquillity and indulgence in a historical setting.

    Hotel description

    Perched high on the cliffs, the Monastero Santa Rosa is a five star converted convent with spectacular views over the Amalfi coast and a focus on well-being and luxury. As the former 17th century home of Dominican nuns, the hotel retains a peaceful and tranquil ambience and, at around 2 miles from Amalfi, blends this seclusion and peace with a convenient location. At night, the hotel can be seen from Amalfi due to the lights shining on its stone façade as a beacon of the area’s history. Named after flora found in the ancient herb garden, the hotel’s 20 rooms and suites still possess some of their original features, such as vaulted ceilings and alcoves. The stylised dark woods and Jerusalem stone of the bathrooms add modern, understated luxury. From the wrought iron king-size beds to the extensive terraces and private alfresco dining, the accommodation perfectly blends the hotel’s historical ambience with comfortable and indulgent features and stunning sea views. Previously known as one of the thirty nine castles of Italy, the magnificent Monastero Santa Rosa hosted Jackie Kennedy for dinners composed of fresh seafood and other local ingredients. Today, the hotel restaurant maintains the same ethos of local cuisine combined with elegant presentation. A large terrace is the ideal place to watch the sun set over the sea, while the garden’s warming wood burner and plush seating calls for alfresco drinks beneath the stars. The heated infinity pool appears to blend sea and sky, and the addition of local stone around the edge makes it seem as much a water feature as swimming pool. A walk through the canopied gardens of coloured flowers leads to the Spa, where guests will find the original wine cellar, which is now used as a tepidarium and features indulgent facilities from aromatic showers and herbal steam rooms to treatment rooms. From the hotel, guests may choose to take the complimentary shuttle into Amalfi or take the walking trail titled the Path of the Gods which climbs into the clouds, high above Amalfi.

    Location

    Conca dei Marini

    Official star rating

    5

    Annual opening

    13 April to 4 November.

    Distance from airport

    60km

    Closest airport

    Naples International Airport

    Room types

    There are 20 Sea View rooms and suites at Monastero Santa Rosa. Facilities include air-conditioning, a bathroom with Jerusalem stone, safe, minibar, TV and complimentary Wi-Fi. Rooms are divided into the following categories:
    Superior Room – with walk in shower and wrought iron king size bed.
    Deluxe Room – bathroom has a separate bath and shower. Window desk
    Deluxe Terrace Room – situated on the top floor of the hotel, with queen size bed and sun terrace.
    Superior Suite – there is only one suite of this category, with separate living area, bedroom and bathroom with separate show and large bath. View of Amalfi coast and the Gulf of Salerno.
    Deluxe Suite – with separate bedroom, living room and bathroom with large tub overlooking the sea.
    Open Space Suite – only suite in this category, a former nun’s refectory with bedroom and living area separated by a partition and window seats. Sea view.
    Deluxe Terrace Suite
    – with its own private entrance and large terrace. Windows in bedroom and living room have sea view.
    Rosa Suite – the only suite on two levels with downstairs dining, living room and bar area with curving staircase to the bedroom in a mezzanine style. Sea view.
    Premium Terrace Suite – with very large terrace with alfresco dining table and canopy, inside there is a bedroom, bathroom and separate living area. Sea view.

    Hotel facilities and services

    Restaurant, bar, outdoor heated swimming pool, walking trails, outdoor fitness area, gardens with rose and herb gardens. Spa with a stone sauna, herbal steam room, aromatic shower, crushed ice fountain, tepidarium, whirlpool foot baths and hydrotherapy pool. There is a sun terrace, green for boules and a games room.

    Water sports

    Land sports

    There is a green for boules. Nearby, there is the walking trail ‘The Path of the Gods’ which is around 800m with 1000 steps to descend back the ground level.

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    The hotel is situated around 4km from Amalfi where there is an array of restaurants, the picturesque Positano lies around 15km with boutique shops. Vesuvius and Pompeii are around 70 minutes’ drive away.

    Sports nearby

    Children

    Due to the hotel’s steep garden, only children over 16 years are permitted at the hotel. All rooms except Superior Rooms and Deluxe Rooms permit a third bed.

    Minimum stays

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