Luxury hotel holiday Monastero Santa Rosa Amalfi

The five-star Monastero Santa Rosa is an exquisite boutique hotel with 20 rooms and suites of various sizes occupying a cliff-side position about 10 minutes' from Amalfi. This former monastery has terraced gardens with panoramic views and abundant rosemary and lemon trees, a Michelin-starred restaurant, and an exceptional spa using treatments based on the plants and flowers of the Mediterranean. Guests have complimentary access to the Thermal Suite with its stone sauna, herbal steam room, hydroptherapy pool and tepidarium.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Naples
  • Private car transfer airport to hotel and back
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room and flight upgrades. Details on request

Monastero Santa Rosa Amalfi coast Luxury hotel holiday

Monastero Santa Rosa is an exclusive hotel in a stunning clifftop location. Michelin-starred dining, excellent spa facilities alongside beautiful grounds and gardens afford guests the opportunity to relax in the serene setting of the Amalfi Coast.

Facts in brief

Location 8 minute drive to Conca dei Marini

Annual opening 9 April to 8 November

Closest airport Naples International Airport

Distance from airport The hotel is about 1-hour and 30-minutes' drive from Naples Airport

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.

Complimentary

WiFi, Shuttle Service to Amalfi and access to the Spa Facilities.

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 to the ground level.

Out and about nearby

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.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Superior room for 7 nights

From about

£1,860

Holiday Code EXH1774

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Monastero Santa Rosa Amalfi coast Luxury hotel holiday

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 facade 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.

Room descriptions

Monastero Santa Rosa has 20 Sea View rooms and suites. Facilities include air-conditioning, a bathroom with Jerusalem stone, safe, minibar, TV and complimentary WiFi.

Superior Room with walk in shower and wrought iron king size bed
Deluxe Room the bathroom has a separate bath and shower
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.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Superior room for 7 nights

From about

£1,860

Holiday Code EXH1774

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Monastero Santa Rosa Amalfi coast Luxury hotel holiday

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Monastero Santa Rosa in Conca dei Marini, our clients usually fly to Naples airport or arrive by train at Naples railway station. From the airport and the station, we recommend a private car transfer which we would include in our holiday price. It is also possible to have a hire-car for a stay at this hotel, especially if you want to tour the region. We will arrange this for you if required.

Additional information

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.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Superior room for 7 nights

From about

£1,860

Holiday Code EXH1774

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Monastero Santa Rosa Amalfi coast Luxury hotel holiday

About Amalfi Coast

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to the Amalfi Coast is perfect for those looking for relaxation as well as sightseeing in coastal towns such as Amalfi, Positano, Ravello and Sorrento on the Amalfi Coast as well as the islands of Capri and Ischia. The Amalfi Coast is best known for its dramatic coastal scenery, deep gorges and violently-shaped rocks that plunge into a deep blue sea, tempered by the luxuriant vegetation that thrives in the favourable climate; lemons, oranges, olives, almonds, vines, camellias and bougainvillaea. Human habitation thrives in the tiny fishing villages in rocky coves and in the pink and white-washed flat-roofed or domed buildings that hug the cliffs in layers. The Amalfi Coast's history of trading throughout the Mediterranean still shows in the Moorish and Byzantine architectural styles; domes and arcades, wrought-iron balconies and colourful ceramic tiles which depict the region. The cuisine of the Amalfi Coast is light and simple, based on local fish and shellfish, lemons and oranges, mozzarella and fresh herbs. Whilst the climate of the Amalfi Coast is particularly appealing too, there are numerous excursion and sightseeing possibilities for your holiday including the islands of Procida, Capri and Ischia, the city of Naples, the Roman towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum, the romance of Ravello, the bustle of Sorrento and the charm of Positano.

Highlights of the Amalfi Coast

A drive along the Amalfi coast from Positano to Amalfi offers stunning and breath-taking scenery. Visit the Emerald Cave near Vettica Minore by boat. Enjoy the superb view of the coast from the 13th Century Gothic Villa Rufolo in Ravello (we offer garden tour holidays of the Amalfi Coast and Capri including a visit to Villa Rufolo). Spend a full day visiting the awe-inspiring site of Pompeii, visiting the remains of the villas containing both vibrant and delicate frescoes. Herculaneum is nearby and also worth visiting. The Greek site of Paestum has outstanding Doric temples. In the resort of Amalfi stroll along the Via Genova and the Via Capuano taking in the typical architecture of Campania with the flower-covered balconies, narrow alleyways leading to fountain-filled little squares. Take the chairlift on Capri to Monte Solaro or walk to the Migliara Belvedere for a view of the lighthouse. On Ischia visit the beaches of Citara and Maronti and enjoy a morning's walk to Monte Epomeo for panoramic views of the coast. Well worth visiting is the often-forgotten island of Procida between Naples and Ischia, with its vines and fishing, flat roofed white houses and atmosphere most characteristic of the region in bygone days. Visit Vietri for ceramics as well as stalls of lemons, garlic and peppers.

Cultural highlights of the Amalfi Coast

The House of the Vettii at Pompeii, the baroque Palazzo Reale at Caserta, Villa Jovis in Capri, the Doric temples of Paestum, Michelozzo`s tomb of Cardinal Rinaldo Brancaccio in the 14th Century church of Sant`Angelo, and in Naples: `Modesty` by Antonio Corradini in the Cappella Sansevero, the Gothic church of San Lorenzo Maggiore and the Majolica tiles in the cloisters of the 14th Century Santa Chiara.

Festivals on the Amalfi Coast

The Ravello music festival June to July, the festival of San Costanzo on 14 May on Capri, the festival of Sant`Antonio in Anacapri on 13 June, the festival of Madonna della Liberta in Marina Grande in September, Lo Sbarco dei Saraceni in Positano on the second Sunday in August.

Gastronomy of the Amalfi Coast

Neapolitan cuisine is now famous the world over for its use of tomatoes, pizza, mozzarella cheese, dried pasta and lemons. Local specialities include Mozzarella in Carrozza, Panzanella alla napoletana, Pasta alla sorrentina (with scamorza cheese and tomatoes), Sartu (an elaborate rice pie stuffed with meats, sausages, mushrooms etc), Timballo di Maccheroni (also elaborate with maccheroni baked in a pie and a sauce of chicken livers, mushrooms and black truffles), Carciofi ripieni alla napoletana (baked stuffed artichokes), Coviglie (a mousse-like dessert), Sproccolati (sun-dried figs on sticks) and Sfogliatelle (breakfast pastries). The region produces a number of excellent red and white wines. The most famous white is called Lacrimi Christi, from vines grown on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius. Taurasi from Avellino is a full-bodied red. Capri, Ischia and Sorrento all produce their own local wines.

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