A Monastery Turned Spectacular Luxury Hotel
This monastery from medieval times has been converted into a glamorous contemporary, luxury hotel. NH Collection Grand Hotel Convento di Amalfi may offer all the benefits that come with being part of the NH Hotel Group, but there’s nothing cookie cutter about this property. As a member of the exclusive NH Collection, as well as the luxury Traveler Made network, both a guarantee of the unique and upscale qualities of this property.
This architectural marvel is built into the cliffs and seems to float above the sea, as it rises 8 stories. The structure is like a diamond carved into the steep hills, leaving one breathless. With its sweeping and breathtaking views, the hotel is situated just a 5 minute walk from the town of Amalfi.
NH Collection Grand Hotel Convento di Amalfi is graced with picture perfect moments at every turn. A serene path along the hotel’s terrace is a feast for the eyes. With manicured orchards, colorful flower beds, lemon, orange and pomelo trees filling the air with a lovely floral and fruity scent. This path is appropriately called the Monk’s Walk. From the infinity pool one gets a birds eye view of the Amalfi Coast below.
The Amalfi Coast is a 30-mile stretch of hairpin curves. Cliffs plunge into an the azure blue of the Mediterranean. The hotel is one of the most magical and picturesque of the seaside resorts.
Happy Times and History
The 13th century cloister and church have been maintained very true to their original design and spirit. Nestled and camouflaged in the interior of the hotel, one has to search to find the church, an architectural marvel of its own. Adorning the walls are photos from a time gone past, as a testament of how the property stayed true to its roots. In keeping with the original purpose of this venue , the chapel is still active, with exclusive destination weddings, a regular favorite.
Italian Hospitality at Its Finest
Expect adoring hospitality without pretention. Many of the staff grew up in southern Italy and know the region intimately. They share their knowledge of the region with the utmost pride, and exude a sense of family.
Views with a Room
From time to time one reminds themselves that each of these hotel rooms was the home of a monk. Each room is beautifully appointed with stunning views of the sea. Peace and serenity resonate. Decor is modern and contemporary, with sleek Italian design, that keeps in touch with the property’s historic past. The color palette of shades of white is calming. Out the window, the mesmerizing view of the sea over the cliffs is a spiritual experience by any standards.
To experience the foods of the region restaurant Dei Cappuccini offers a menu featuring traditional local cuisine with a contemporary touch. Chef Natale Giunta hit it out of the park on each dish. The local fish is cooked to perfection and the fresh homemade pasta resonates with the distinct flavors of southern Italian. The live piano playing in the background coupled with the views of the sea make for a perfect way to end the day. The morning brunch is one of the best on the Amalfi coast. An Italian feast for the eyes, with a wide selection of homemade breads, pastries, meat, cheese, eggs, juices, cereals and an exhaustive array of a la carte items.
1. To arrive at this destination, there are many options, with taxi from Naples or Salerno being the simplest. During high season, the ferry from Salerno might be the quickest option. Although the hotel does have a few designated parking spots, driving on these narrow roads and sharing the route with large tour buses can be a challenge. Contact the hotel concierge in advance for assistance with transportation options.
2. The town of Ravello is a day trip not to be missed. Known as the place where poets go to die, this town is perched 1,100 feet above Amalfi, and has limitless panoramic views. The strenuous hike is about 90 minutes, but buses are easily available and just as scenic.
3. Book spa services prior to arrival. Request a sunset massage on the terrace and complete the experience with a Turkish bath.
4. In the words of renowned poet Henry Longfellow, whose words dating back to1865 still ring true today: Sweet the memory is to me Of a land beyond the sea… NH Collection Grand Hotel Convento di Amalfi is a hotel with heart!
Book directly through the hotel either by contacting NH Central Reservations or through the hotel website HERE
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