Bedrooms and suites are tastefully styled, with whitewashed walls complemented by tasteful contemporary furniture and airy fabrics, as well as the occasional exposed-rock wall. It’s worth noting that some of the rooms can come up a little small, so it’s worth splurging out on a deluxe room or a suite if you value your space- you’ll also be granted luxurious views over the village.
Located in the sleepy town of Maratea on the Basilicata coast, Locanda delle Donne Monache is a former 18th-century convent that is now home to an enchanting boutique hotel. The interior décor features many details from the original 1735 building, complemented by stylish contemporary furnishings and bright modern artwork. The hotel’s poolside terrace enjoys spectacular views over the terracotta rooftops of Maratea, and is surrounded by pretty hanging gardens, filled with jasmine and bougainvillea. The hotel’s restaurant serves some of the best food in the entire region, while the gorgeous beach of La Secca is just a short drive away. Charming, romantic, and unspoilt, this Chic Retreat is ideal for those looking to spend a holiday savouring the ancient flavours and stunning surroundings of the Lucania region.
Lounge on the sun-kissed solarium, which has beautiful views over the rooftops of Maratea and the surrounding countryside. The sparkling swimming pool is particularly inviting during the summer months, and there is a Jacuzzi for an indulgent treat.
Take a stroll down the stone steps to the picturesque town of Maratea and its charming medieval centre. The town is best experienced by simply losing yourself in the warren of little lanes, full of crumbling archways, elderly villagers swapping gossip, and cats snoozing in the sunshine. The hotel is perfectly situated for those looking for adventure in the Lucanian countryside. Ancient pathways provide ample hiking opportunities. The 19-mile coastline offers secluded, pebbled beaches lined by pine trees and with crystal-clear waters, ideal for diving. For those that simply want to relax, Locanda delle Donne Manache offers a complimentary transfer service to La Secca beach and free use of sun beds and beach umbrellas.
Enjoy light snacks and cocktails throughout the day at the hotel’s poolside Bar L’Alambicco. The restaurant, Il Sacello, is one of the finest restaurants in the region, serving delicate tasting dishes making use of seasonal, organic and local ingredients. Meals are enjoyed in the wonderfully romantic dining room, with atmospheric exposed-stone walls, or out on the terrace during the sultry summer months.
Charming former 18th-century convent
Gorgeous views over medieval Maratea
spa treatment room
Facility details:24-hour front desk, Arcade/game room, Babysitting or childcare (surcharge), Bar/lounge, Beach sun loungers, Beach umbrellas, Coffee shop or café, Coffee/tea in common areas, Computer station, Concierge services, Dry cleaning/laundry service, Express check-in, Fitness facilities, Free WiFi, Free area shuttle, Free beach shuttle, Free breakfast, Free long-term parking, Free newspapers in lobby, Free valet parking, Garden, Laundry facilities, Library, Limo or Town Car service available, Luggage storage, Multilingual staff, Number of buildings/towers - 1, Number of floors - 5, One meeting room, Outdoor pool, Pool sun loungers, Pool umbrellas, Poolside bar, Porter/bellhop, Restaurant, Rooftop terrace, Safe-deposit box at front desk, Snack bar/deli, Spa treatment room(s), Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge), Television in common areas, Total number of rooms - 25, Tours/ticket assistance, Wedding services.
Via Carlo Mazzei 4, 85046 Maratea, Italy
Maratea train station is a 10-minute drive from the hotel (3.8km)
To best explore the region, we recommend hiring a car
The hotel can arrange transfers to and from Maratea and Sapri train stations on request (extra charges apply)
Naples International Airport is a 2 hour 30-minute drive from the hotel (207km)
Lamezia Terme International Airport is a 2 hour 25-minute drive from the hotel (150km)
Each hotel selected for its unique charm by Lulu the founder.
Special benefits only guests booking through Chic Retreats obtain.
If you find your stay cheaper elsewhere we will give you £50 towards your next stay with us.
Please ask for details about our airport transfer service