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There are definitely killer views from Monastero Santa Rosa, located as it is on Italy’s almost painfully scenic Amalfi Coast. We’ll get to those in a second, but perhaps unusually we’ll start this time with this killer view of the hotel itself, because it is just as good.
Perched on a rocky outcrop and beautifully lit at night, it began life as the name suggests as a monastery in the 17th century. These days, it’s a pretty stunning hotel with just 20 rooms and suites and – what else would you expect – a cliff-edge pool. Check it out after the jump.
On the Amalfi Coast in Italy, the small five-star Palazzo Sasso in Ravello has got a tricky deal on right now. If you book three or more nights, in King Sea View room (or better), you get to pick a "bonus amenity" for free.
The tricky bit is trying to get the best deal. There are ten different amenities to choose from, ranging from fresh fruit and flowers on arrival (sounds like not a great deal to us) to one free spa treatment. Or you could choose free parking during your stay, mini bar usage for free (we presume there are some limitations), as many in room movies as you can watch or a 20% discount on any lunch you eat there.
So, if you're likely to eat enormous lunches, that last bonus might be the best, or if you anticipate bad weather and three days of watching movies, pick that. One amenity we're not going to be happy about picking: free internet access for the entire stay. Because that should really be free already.
Room rates range from €198 ($260) a night right up to €2,200 ($2,900), but always include a buffet breakfast. Palazzo Sasso has won a heap of awards (including for its food) and it's in a gorgeous location. The choose-your-free-amenity deal goes from June through to October 15.
This weekend's UK Times reviewers were getting in early for an Italian coastal summer break. Trying out Casa Angelina on the Amalfi Coast seems like a pretty tough assignment. Well, some parts are tough: if you want to get to the beach, there are a couple of hundred steps leading straight down the cliff.
Casa Angelina was renovated three years back and reinvented in a minimalist style; but the views aren't minimalist, with every room having an outlook on the Mediterranean sea. Spa treatments are available there, but the Times reviewer wasn't too impressed by that--the massage was pretty weak and the aromatherapy oils being used didn't seem to have any aroma. But on the plus side, the breakfast was good, rooms are large and the location is really idyllic, and it's also close enough to archaelogical wonderland Pompeii and hip city Naples to enjoy day trips.