When mention life of monks and nuns in monastery, the first association is modesty. Now, totally opposite of that, a 17th-century monastery on Italy’s Amalfi Coast has been converted into Luxury Monastero Santa Rosa Hotel & Spa. Overlooking the majestic Gulf of Salerno, this hotel, the best among all the Amalfi coast hotels, is built into the side of a mountain and has a glass elevator offering unobstructed breathtaking view of the Mediterranean Sea.
The structure of the five-floor hotel is dramatically set into the vine-covered contours of a coastal cliff and topped with a disappearing-edge swimming pool. With its just 20 rooms and suites, The Manastero Santa Rosa Hotel provides you perfect balanced combination of greenery, water and beauty with all modern luxury amenities. Every room and suit has a view to the sea, and is provided with air-conditioning, in-room safes, LCD televisions and 24 hour room service.
The highlight of the hotel and he major services available in Monastero Santa Rosa is its spa, with several private sanctuaries, and even an outdoor treatment garden, out-of-suite massage facility, and herbal steam room and hydrotherapy pool. Whether you want to disappear for an intimate getaway or gather with the group and make new acquaintances, this five star hotel on Amalfi Coast will meet your expectation!
Monastero Santa Rosa has an interesting history. Sister Rosa looked after the monastery for a long time until it was bought and later modified into a hotel in 1924. In the summer of 1962, Jackie Kennedy – the wife of JFK has been on three-week holiday on Italy’s Amalfi Coast. The Monastero Santa Rosa, was the place where Jackie took lunch with her children during her stay.
And the price? The prices range from $1,159 a night, all the way up to $3,400.