As I traveled with five other travel agents on a JDB Fam trip we were introduced to a fabulous 5 star hotel in the cliffs of the Amalfi Coast with beautiful views of the Bay of Salerno.
Monastero Santa Rosa was once a monastery. It was here, in the 1600s, that the famous Italian sfogiatella was born. the nuns that lived and worked at this monastery created this special recipe. I thank them every time I eat one of these delicate and delicious desserts.
After our tour, which included viewing all the different room categories, spa, garden, infinity pool and the outside gym, we were treated to the most delicious lunch on the terrace. The food was exceptional. By chance, I sat next to the manager, director of the hotel and he enlightened me about the chef's credentials.
The executive chef: Christoph Bob has worked in many top restaurants throughout Europe before coming to Monastero Santa Rosa. Some of his restaurants include: Relais Blu Villa Hotel in Massa Lubrense on the Sorrento coast, a Michelin one star restaurant in Gragnano, a three star Michelin star in Paris, Naples and many more. He also has worked with Alain Ducasse and Heinz Beck. He uses only the freshest local ingredients. His dishes are a work of art! And so flavorful! A real culinary experience!
This 20-room hotel has an extensive wine list and spa so if you so desire a peaceful and quiet stay this is the place for you. Let me mention that no children under the age of 16 are permitted to stay at this hotel.
Other amenities include: bocce court, infinity pool, outdoor gym, wine cellar and spa, which includes: a sauna, steam room, and hydro pool. Relax after a day of sightseeing at the bar or library while sipping your cocktail. Other amenities include: Air conditioning flat screen TV, Minibars in all rooms, and spectacular sea views from every room!
Put this hotel on your bucket list!