Monastero Santa Rosa

View from the rooms at Monastero Santa Rosa



Need a new hideaway in Italy? We’ve got one on the Amalfi Coast, just for you. The tiny Monastero Santa Rosa Hotel & Spa, a 17th-century monastery, is being spiffed up and restored and will open in May.

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Location, location, location: Set between Positano and Amalfi, the hotel has 20 seaview guest rooms and suites, a spa, a heated infinity pool, gardens, and a special herb garden spread out over five terraced levels.

While all of the rooms sound fantastic, we’re excited by the Sea View Deluxe Terrace Suite, which will have a seafront terrace and a walk-in closet. The Sea View Premium Suite will have those features as well as a separate dining room and an additional armoire (great for longer stays or shopping excursions, we say). And the Sea View Penthouse Suite, which spreads out over two levels, will include a large living and dining room with fireplace, a large terrace overlooking the sea, a separate bar, upstairs bedroom, and a walk-in closet.

Hotel Sits on top of a Cliff
The Hotel sits on top of a cliff for exclusivity and prime views.

The spa will have historic vaulted ceilings and rustic-styled walls to maintain the character of the original rooms. When guests enter, they will be escorted first to the changing room and then to the spa’s thermal suite, which interconnects a series of historical monastic spaces. This includes a double-height vaulted Tepidarium (a warm relaxing room) with heated benches and whirlpool footbaths, a domed herbal steam room, a crushed ice fountain to refresh between thermal baths, a wood sauna, hydrotherapy pool and “experience showers.” Nice Touch: Outdoor treatments are served up in a charming garden suite.

Wedding specialists, take note: A 12th-century chapel is connected to the hotel by a garden, and both are available for ceremonies. In fact, the entire property can be taken over for weddings or other celebrations.

Luxury travel advisors should reach out to General Manager Flavio Colantuoni ([email protected]) or Front Office Manager Pompeo Amendola ([email protected]). Advisors can also contact the property’s U.S. representative, Wendy Wegner (212-756-8888). We hear the hotel is waiting to join any luxury associations until after it’s opened.

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The first phase of enhancements will include an expanded hydroponic farm, solar array and water treatment plant. Next is a new spa and golf course.