“The minute you arrive at the Monastero Santa Rosa you start pinching yourself to be sure this is real. The tranquility, the elegance, the visual beauty, the calm, the antiques, the graciousness, the taste, the detail, the utter perfection…all take your breath away. As the legendary playwright, George S. Kaufman said the first time he visited director Moss Hart’s country estate in Pennsylvania, “this is what God would have done if He’d had the money.”
Perched dramatically on a promontory overlooking the Gulf of Salerno is the Monastero Santa Rosa. Opened in 2012, with just 20 deluxe rooms and suites, it was fast established as one of the most exceptional small luxury hotels on Italy’s beloved Amalfi Coast.
From its secluded cliffside setting, the Monastero Santa Rosa affords guests sweeping views of the Amalfi coastline and the Mediterranean. The centerpiece of the hotel are terraced gardens that cascade down to a dramatic infinity-edge pool with a panoramic view. Unusual for a hotel of its size, the Monastero Santa Rosa features a state-of-the-art spa, including a sauna, steam room, mosaic-tiled “experience shower,” hydro pool and tepidarium. Informally formal dining, inspired by the surrounding region of Campania, is offered at the hotel’s Ristorante Il Refettorio, while lighter al fresco fare is served poolside, in the pergola-shaded dining terrace or in the privacy of the hotel gardens.