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“Amazing experience at an amazing property.” 5 of 5 stars
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Monastero Santa Rosa Hotel & Spa
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Roma 2, 84010 Conca dei Marini, Italy   |  
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Chicago, IL
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“Amazing experience at an amazing property.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

I'm not sure where to begin. We booked a last minute trip to Italy in August, and decided to spend the first few days on the Amalfi coast. The reviews of the Monastero were compelling, and we never once regretted the decision.

The property is newly renovated, so the bathrooms, the linens, the pool...it's all new. But it's set in the backdrop of a 17th century monastery.

The highlights:

The pool: It's got a bubbling beach-style entry, and its infinity edge looks out onto a panoramic view of the sea. We never had any trouble with crowding or "saved seats" that are common elsewhere. Service was quick, and the beer was always cold. But I suggest you rent a boat for a day, and cruise the sea. Then you'll see the bigger story, that pool is sitting on top of a huge cliffside that juts back in underneath the property. Stunning.

The spa: It's kind of surreal and cave like. We had great massages in a two story spa suite. We took a dip in the hydrotherapy pool. We soaked our feet in salt baths. It's state of the art, but respectful of the origins of the property.

The restaurant: We ate here our first night, and it was amazing. The menu leverages tons of local ingredients. The waitstaff was insanely attentive and very friendly. And their chef, Cristoph, came out to talk with us often. We found ourselves canceling reservations in town to spend a few more minutes in the pool and have a few more glasses of wine in the restaurant.

The resort is not in Amalfi, but rather in Conca dei Marini. We thought that would be a drawback for us. But honestly, it felt good to leave the bustling throngs of tourists every night (in their free, quick, 5-minute shuttle) and back into the quiet luxury of the Santa Rosa.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

My husband and I spent our first year anniversary at the Santa Rosa and could not have been happier or more impressed! I am quite the hotel snob too.:) From the moment you enter you feel like you are amongst friends/family. The welcome cocktail to the opened french doors leading out to a balcony overlooking the pristine grounds and like no other infinity pool that flows over the edge of a massive cliff with the Amalfi coast's sea below will take you into heavenly whelms! Because it was our anniversary they decided to upgrade us to a suite. Oh my!!! Words cannot describe this room and the view! I think my husband shot over 50 pics a day for a week from the same window. The views constantly changed and one was more beautiful then the next! The service and food were over the top! Our sommelier Danielee(sp) we can call him Dan, was so much fun and gracious as well as educated and totally knew how to pair our wines! I so wish I remembered all the staffs name as they were all so good to us. Dinners were mouthwatering and the presentation was spectacular! It has been a year since our visit however and I promised I would write this review, but am a bit delayed, so names have slipped my mind. I apologize my friends! This review is so deserved! The breakfast, which is included in your price is from a full menu that is fabulous! Order how ever much you wan! No limits! Can't beat that! By far my favorite meal of the day! Well just as good anyway. :) Like spas? Don't miss this one! They will pamper you like crazy! Hands down the best hotel I have ever stayed in! Who would believe a monastery could be transformed into a 5 star hotel and preserved and maintained for it's original beauty and charm! I know now why it took 11 years to complete! Truly perfection in every sense of the word! Cannot wait to return and see my family at Santa Rosa one day soon!

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

The chef Christopher Bob is one of the best chef you can experience in Italy. He takes care of tradition and use local products with sophisticated semplicity. The service is precise and accurate and never invasive. The wine list is wide and satisfactory. The garden is superb overlooking the mediterranean sea with an amazing pool. It is really a special place!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013 via mobile

This place is such a jewel! It's paradise. The hotel is new and beautiful . The pool i cant even begin to tell you how insane it is! its over a cliff and you are around the ocean where ever you look. Your a 5 min ride away from amalfi and they provide a shuttle there daily. Everyone knows who you are and go above and beyond to make sure your ok. You have to stay here you will not regret it

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Total perfection. Phenomenal renovation of old monastery. Incredible service and meticulous attention to detail. Hip, cool. Incredible spa. 10 minutes to the center of Amalfi. 20 rooms. Incredible staff from pool boy to waiters. They couldn't do enough to make our stay the best we have ever experienced. The ultimate in exclusivity, pampering and solitude.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

The Monastero Santa Rosa is a special place. Perched above the Amalfi coast, it is both isolated when you want to get away from the hoarded crowds, but close enough by complimentary shuttle to visit Amalfi center. Everything is perfection...from the initial arrival with welcome beverage of your choice and fresh towel, to someone at every turn attentive to your every wish without being obtrusive.
The meals were fresh...even had a private tour of the garden by Christophe master chef an engaging unpretentious person...could have talked to him on an array of subjects for hours!! Restaurant and spa staff very good...comparable to some of the finest institutions in their class. I promise if you have discriminating tastes you will not be disappointed.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

This is a belated review... But we stayed here for 4 nights on our honeymoon in October 2012..And I'm still longing to go back! The hotel had opened in May and our visit was towards the end of their first season. We were treated like royalty, but at the same time, like one of the family!
We were upgraded to a suite, which overlooked the sea and Amalfi below us.
Absolutely nothing was too much trouble for the staff, and we had the pleasure of meeting the owner Bianca, a graceful American lady, who was interested in our thoughts and opinions.. Eager to perfect what was already perfect!
The views were out of this world, the rooms were elegant but not opulent... The hotel has kept the Monestary's integrity... It had a spiritual quality, and had every modern convenience you could wish for.. the beds were the comfiest I have ever slept in! And ladies.... The best hair dryers available.... (No holiday frizz here!).
The breakfasts were taken on the terrace, served by wonderfully friendly staff.... Lunches relaxing by the infinity pool were heaven... There are enough sun beds to secret yourselves away and have a quite snooze in the shade...!
The Spa is something else....relaxation and total indulgence!
For dinner, the hotel's restaurant was used, small and intimate, the lighting and vaulted ceilings, again added to the atmosphere.The menu in the evening couldn't be faulted.
After our 4 wonderful days had concluded and we were moving on to Capri, (look at my review on J K Place!) the hotel took us to the ferry, and looked after our car at the hotel till our return 3 days later! As I said, nothing was too much trouble. I cannot recommend Monestera Santa Rosa highly enough.. 'Heaven' even if you're not on your honeymoon! A belated thank you to everyone at the hotel! And who knows... My husband may bring me back for our first anniversary!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Via Roma 2, 84010 Conca dei Marini, Italy
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Location: Italy > Campania > Amalfi Coast > Conca dei Marini
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Conca dei Marini
#1 Romantic Hotel in Conca dei Marini
#2 Family Hotel in Conca dei Marini
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Monastero Santa Rosa Hotel & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Striking the perfect balance of seclusion without solitude, Monastero Santa Rosa allows guests to determine the tone of their stay, whether they're looking to disappear for an intimate getaway or gather with the group and make new acquaintances. It's hard to imagine that the generous grounds, filled with four levels of gardens, lush landscaping, plentiful lounge chairs, and canopied daybeds, serve just 20 rooms and suites. Where most boutique properties might only offer in-room massages, Monastero Santa Rosa hosts a fully equipped spa to rival any major city spa, offering not just treatment rooms, but large-scale amenities that include a sauna, steam, mosaic-tiled experience shower, hydro pool, and tepidarium. Guests are welcome to feel a part of the scene at the library and bar. Engage in a game of chess or cards or read while sipping a martini in the modern cocktail area. Relax down by the pool or discover the resort's secret gardens, quiet sun decks, and indoor relaxation areas. Get the best of both worlds by making your stay as energizing or relaxed as you wish, by selecting different spaces to suit your mood at any time. ... more   less 
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