Need to know
Twenty, including eight suites.
11am, but flexible, subject to availability.
Double rooms from $451.81 (€400), excluding tax at 10 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €4.50 per person per night on check-out.
Rates usually include breakfast.
Prince Albert of Monaco was one of the first guests when this pocket of heaven opened, naturally.
At the hotel
Spa and fitness facilities, free WiFi throughout. In-room: flatscreen TV, mini fridge.
Our favourite rooms
Each of the former nun’s quarters are named after herbs grown in their own private gardens, and each space is treated to a big bathroom and heart-stirringly beautiful sea views.
Infinity pools don’t come more stunning than the heated one here that is more like its own shoreline melting into the azure Amalfi sky-meets-sea horizon: Wander onto its beach-like edge then perch and enjoy an unfettered panorama from the direction of Ravello to Positano. Inside the spa there is a heated hydrotherapy pool.
Ditch the heels – this is steeply stepped terrain.
No pets are allowed at the hotel. The spa is a destination in its own right, if only for a noseful of the Officina Profumo Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella unguents and a whirl in the thermal spa (Finnish sauna, steam room, ice fountain and more).
Over-16s are welcome, the hotel is more suited to romantic escapes.