It’s time for another edition of Favourite Spaces, and today’s location is one that (lucky me) I’ve actually visited. Feast your eyes on the Grand Hotel Convento di Amalfi, otherwise known as The Most Beautiful Hotel I’ve Ever Been To, Ever.
Perched on the hills overlooking Amalfi, Italy, this former monastery was opened in its current incarnation as a hotel, after extensive renovations, in Spring 2010. I visited that summer and fell hard and fast for its breathtaking location, flawless interiors and top-notch service. Oh, and the food (but don’t even get me started on that, we could be here all day).
I’m a sucker for the white-on-white look, which was done here with touches of linen and antique dark wood, where appropriate. The clean palette and soaring, whitewashed walls made the hotel feel cool and refreshing 24/7, though the temperature outside was well into the 30′s. The furniture was a mix of simple contemporary and antiques, with a couple aggressively modern hood chairs thrown in for good measure (I freaked out when I realised they were by one of my favourite designers, Jaime Hayon, for BD Barcelona).
The entire hotel was scattered with seating nooks, reading rooms and dining spaces both grand and intimate. Along with the terraced gardens, amazing views, and infinity pool nestled next to the rock face, this added up to nothing short of paradise. Though the beautiful Amalfi coast itself is ripe for exploring, it was pretty hard to tear myself away from this lovely space each day.
Images are a mix of the hotel’s website and my own photos