This is not for anyone looking for a typical hotel experience. If you are looking for NOT a typical hotel experience, this is not just the place to go, it is not to be missed.
This is not a hotel. It really is a monestery. There is no front desk, no room service, no bar, no pool, no fitness center, and no lobby. It is a bit confusing when you get there. They will be expecting you, though. Just go inside and any one of the monks will help you get your bags into your room.
I was told that most of the monks are formerly troubled kids who are rehabilitated. They are extraordinarily kind, attentive and helpful. They tend the beautifully manicured grounds, and the monestery, which is beautiful with great views. The dinner was amazing - varied, interesting and served in a first class manner. Breakfast was amazing - typical Italian breakfast with meats, breads and cheeses, as well as cereal and milk (and cappuccino and expresso, of course).
The accommodations are beautiful (I do not think the monks live this way). The ammenities of a hotel, yes. Shower and bath facilities were perfect. It was just an amazing experience.
If you are the kind of person who wants to get off the beaten path, this is your destination.