This hotel is a former monastery, and they have kept the simple white walls and minimalist decor, which adds to the overall elegance of the hotel. It is absolutely gorgeous - built into the cliff, as are most of the buildings on the Amalfi Coast. There are flowers everywhere! The staff was amazing. They got to know you by name and always greeted you by name, which is no small feat with a large hotel! Everyone was warm yet professional and always took the time to talk with you and get to know you. Marcia and Pietro gave us the warmest hugs and kisses when we left. Considering how warm everyone in Amalfi was, perhaps this wasn't so unusual, but it still added to one of the best experiences I've ever had. The breakfast buffet was extensive and the pastries were to die for! We had lunch and dinner in the hotel only when we got there. It was pricey, but was to be expected at a hotel of that caliber. Everything was fresh and delicious. Our room was simple, but provided us with everything we needed and a view of the ocean and surrounding cliffs to boot! The beds were very comfortable. The tub was deep and very relaxing after a day of sightseeing. I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone who wants a luxurious experience.