Monastero Santa Rosa Hotel & Spa
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With a stay at Monastero Santa Rosa Hotel & Spa in Conca dei Marini, you’ll be minutes from Church of San Pancrazio and Emerald Grotto. This 5-star hotel is within close proximity of Church of San Michele and Church of Sant’Elia.
Make yourself at home in one of the 20 individually furnished guestrooms, featuring iPod docking stations and minibars. Your Select Comfort bed comes with down comforters and Frette Italian sheets. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and digital programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with showers feature rainfall showerheads and designer toiletries.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. You can take advantage of recreational amenities such as an outdoor pool, a sauna, and a fitness center. Additional amenities at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and wedding services. Getting to the surf and sand is a breeze with the complimentary beach shuttle.
Food & Drink
Enjoy a meal at a restaurant or in one of the 2 coffee shops/cafés. Or stay in and take advantage of the hotel’s room service (during limited hours). Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, limo/town car service, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Guests may use a train station pick-up service for a surcharge, and free valet parking is available onsite.
How to Get There
Il Monastero Santa Rosa is absolutely one of the most spectacular hotels my husband and I have ever visited. Its cliff top setting and terraced gardens are exquisite, the infinity-edge swimming pool with its view of the sea is beyond beautiful. Although the rooms are a bit on the small side they are serenely appointed, with extremely comfortable beds and luxurious, heated-floor bathrooms. The hotel’s chef has a Michelin star, and the food at all meals, including lunch and snacks at the pool, is delicious. Every staff member and service person was extremely helpful and polite and very kind. The Monastero is an elegant and soothing respite from the crowds and traffic of the Amalfi coast, and the massage I had at the spa was one of the best ever.
We just returned from four nights at the Monastero Santa Rosa, and we did not want to leave! The hotel is absolutely perfect- the service, the accommodations, the grounds, the pool, the spa, the food. We were lucky to experience warm and sunny temperatures this late in the season, so our time spent by the pool was heavenly. The staff rings the bell as you arrive, and once again as you leave, and in between they are there to cater to your every need. The rooms are quite small, be prepared. We ended up booking a suite, but being upgraded to the very spacious Rosa suite which is on two levels. It was more than enough room! Everyday we had a snack dropped off in the late afternoon to enjoy with a cocktail. The breakfasts served overlooking the sea were served with miniature sfogliatelle which actually were original created here at the monastery many years ago. The view could not be better.
The small library and bar are just perfect- with the kudos going to the sweet bartender who made the best (and largest) Aperol Spritz I have ever had.
We did spend time in the spa as well- there are all kinds of thermal baths to avail yourselves to, and then we enjoyed a couples scrub and massage in a very well equipped spa room. We also enjoyed a chef’s dinner outside which we planned along with the Michelin starred chef himself, Chef Bob. The food was delectable, and the setting so romantic.
The hotel offers a complimentary-shuttle back and forth into the town of Amalfi at all times, you just need to give them a heads up. The ride is not even ten minutes.
We have stayed in many of the world’s most wonderful hotels, and we both agreed this one was top 5.
It is expensive, but truly worth it!!
The Decadence of Simplicity
Monestario Santa Rosa transcends traditional, luxury, travel-destinations and creates an experience that we often pursue, but seldom obtain. To describe Monestario Santa Rosa as a resort or hotel, would be to confine it’s identity to simply brick and mortar, of which, is but a component of the overall destination.
After traversing through the breathtaking switchbacks of the Amalfi coast, you are greeted by a simple, stone, building, surrounded by its majestic steeple and tiered- verandas. The clean smells of rose water, meligrano, and herbs inundate your senses as the kind, and attentive staff welcome you in with a glass of fresh lemon water, and an intimate seat on a private balcony. This is the beginning of the experience, an immediate injection of restorative scents, wholesome hydration, and comforting smiles, who, all the while, ‘deal’ with the chaos of luggage, parking of your vehicle, and processing your check-in.
After the most relaxing hotel check-in of my life, Antoinette took us on a wonderful tour of the monastery and made sure she verbally answered any questions we may have. Although a seemingly obvious act in customer service, in our age of self-service, information-overload, the joy of asking questions (any question!) to one person, and not being redirected to someone else or told to look it up in the brochure, was comforting.
Monestario Santa Rosa has a rich and fascinating history. The herbs and flowers from the gardens were used as medicine and tonics for centuries by the nuns who resided here. This rich history has not been overlooked in the restoration and conversion of this location, in fact, each room is named after one of the medicinal plants found in the Monestario’s gardens, even today.
Staying true to the essence of Italy, the products used at the Monestario are local and naturally compliment the history of the Monestario. The perfumed and decadent products of Santa Maria Novella and Ortiga are generously provided to patrons of the Monestario, and infuse the hotel with their intoxicating scent. Santa Maria Novella, one if the original ‘pharmacies’ of the region, historically, created such coveted scents, that Catherine Medici herself had bath salts and perfumes made for her (Aqua de la Regina). She favored the Melograno (Pomegranate), still made today and available for purchase in larger quantities at the Monestario.
As a guest, you feel like family. The thermal baths, shuttle services, friendly staff and incredible gardens are all a part of this experience. I took my first nap in what felt like 10 years, and enjoyed days of quiet reading and introspection coupled with riveting and entertaining conversations with Chef Christoph Bob, the bar staff, Claudio and Andrei, and other guests in the evenings. Claudio made us fresh and citrusy drinks, and made sure we had everything we needed to stay ‘blissfully relaxed’ and seriously entertained.
Most evenings, you can find Chef Christoph Bob speaking intently with the guests about most any topic, and infusing the environment with his gregarious, humorous, and matter-of-fact dialogue. Chef Christoph’s food has a richness and simplicity that not only reflects the value proposition of the Monestario, but echoes it through the experiences he places in-front of patrons nightly. Chef Christoph’s incredible discipline, curiosity, and humility, coupled with his humor and desire for new experiences, had us (gladly!) forfeiting our plans to dine outside the Monestario, in favor of enjoying the company of his dynamic personality, mouthwatering courses, and energetic staff.
Monestario Santa Rosa was truly an experience in the ‘decadence of simplicity’. It cultivated the deepest relaxation I have experienced in years, in the most natural, and unassuming way. I can’t recommend the Monestario enough, and look forward to making this a part of our regular travel plans.
Thank you, Chef Christoph, Antoinette, Claudio, Andrei (and the restaurant manager with the dark-rimmed glasses and big smile whose name I didn’t write down), for a magical week and incredible experience.
I was in awe the very minute we arrived at this lovely hotel. Everything about it was fabulous and over the top. Each and every person (staff) that we encountered during our stay was so very kind and attentive to the guests. The location is beautiful, and very well maintained, and the history of the monastery has been well preserved. I can not say enough good things about this hotel and their staff. This is truly a gem that I hope to return to again. This place was so hard to leave, probably my best vacation ever - (celebrated my 50th birthday in Italy).
I am writing this review while I am currently staying at monastero and it is a big mistake because I should keep this hotel to myself and family! Manicured gardens, timeless decorations, careful staff, good and sometimes amazing food, and the views!!
This is a hotel for the happy few, it sets the standards higher than I have ever seen( and I have been to some very nice hotels) congratulations to the staff to management and owner for amazing job they do. I have only one problem; not able to leave!! In love!