Hotel Santavenere


Self Drive Holidays


Beach, Coast


Beach Club, Luxury, Romance, Rooms with a view

£ 1050 pp


Seaside indulgence at this 5-star luxury hotel with pool and spa on the gorgeous Basilicata coast

This is a first class property with first class service and location

Vast grounds and many quiet corners to enjoy the incredible views into the park and over the sea sparkling in the most amazing colours


34 rooms and 2 Suites


from £ 1050 per person


7 nights sharing a Superior double room

Daily breakfast

Fully comprehensive car hire arranged at the airport

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Still waiting to be discovered by the masses, the charming stretch of Basilicata coastline around Maratea offers hideaway coves, cultural showstoppers and access to Italy’s largest national park.


Surrounded by private parkland and boasting an impeccable line-up of facilities (private beach, pool, a spa and gym), the Hotel Santavenere is perched on a promontory above the sea just outside the port of Maratea.


Interiors are chic and unfussy with several comfortable lounges with huge picture windows and polished terracotta flooring scattered with ethnic rugs.


The seawater pool is set amidst flower-filled gardens and manicured lawns, with views across the bay. From here, a short path leads through the pine-scented forest down to the private beach where there are sun beds, parasols, towels and canoes. Other facilities at the hotel include a tennis court, gym and Le Terme spa which has a sauna, Turkish bath and hydromassage plunge pool.


Stylishly furnished bedrooms (Superior, Deluxe, Suite, Deluxe Suite, Junior Suite) have balconies or terraces that overlook the parkland or the sea and range in size from 25 to 45 square metres.


There are two restaurants. Le Terrazze a Mare, which hovers over Santavenere Bay, is a great lunch spot perfectly positioned between the pier and the private beach, while breakfast and dinner are served in La Sala delle Lanterne or on the outside terrace, overlooking the sea.


The menu combines the best of national and local cuisine and is exquisitely presented.


There are two bars, the Bar alle Terrazze overlooking the bay and the poolside Bar in Giardino which serves cocktails, snacks and light lunches.


When you fancy dining out, only 200m from the hotel, you may try La Cambusa for fresh sea food and typical dishes. There are more choices along the Marina otherwise for the centre of Maratea a taxi fare is around 10 euro.


The hotel is a short drive to the shops, restaurants and bars in Maratea’s lively yacht harbour.

The beaches around Maratea are all quite different, with white or black sand or white small pebbles, but all have crystal clear water that stretches out a long way from the shore making snorkelling and diving popular activities. All along the coastline, there are sandy bays and sea caves that are only accessible by boat and you may want to take advantage of the hotel’s guided tour, setting off from Santavenere and stopping off at the Secca della Giumenta and the Grotta della Malamugliera caves.

The pretty medieval town of Maratea is utterly charming, with an impressive 44 churches, narrow cobbled streets and hideaway piazzas. Whilst the 22 metre high white marble statue of Christ the Redeemer which towers over the town is clearly visible along the coast, it is well worth climbing up the steps opposite the Basilica of San Biagio to get within touching distance, not least for the views.

For more spectacular views and some great hiking, head inland into the Pollino National Park. Also recommended is a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Certosa di Padula monastery in the neighbouring Cilento.




Swimming pool



Tennis court


Beach club


walk-in wardrobe

a terrace with a stunning view over the sea

bathrooms with either a bathtub or a spacious shower


julie frenchman
julie frenchman
09:16 09 Jul 19
This is the third occasion that Antonio has organised an Italian holiday for me. As it was a Birthday celebration involving a party of 10, the arrangements were complex, involving a villa, guides and attendance at the Palio on July 2nd. Without exception everything went exactly as planned. The recommended villa on the Montestigliano Estate, south west of Siena, was wonderful. Our guide made sure we had a full understanding of the history and culture of the Palio which meant that, with a spectacular view over the Campo from the apartment booked by Antonio, we were able to appreciate the event that much more. We shall certainly be going back to Italy with more
Kay James
Kay James
12:08 03 May 19
We had an amazing trip organised by Antonio, we visited Naples for a few days then stayed in Sant’ Agata. Both hotels had fabulous amenities and restaurants. The trip was effortless and everything was meticulously arranged. Antonio was also on had for anything we needed during the trip. I would definitely recommend Expert to Italy and we will definitely use this company again in the futureread more
Grant Stupart
Grant Stupart
18:31 16 Aug 18
Antonio with his meticulous planning and caring service has been solely responsible for the best Italian holidays we have had. His ability to offer excellent hotel accommodation which provides for every need and requirement is second to none . Hotels that are not main stream , that provide high quality of service in excellent locations are one of Antonio’s strength. It’s great to have a provider that know and understands his market. Grant B Stupartread more
Jonathan May
Jonathan May
18:06 01 Aug 18
July 2018 _________________________________ Have just completed another 10 day holiday arranged by Antonio at Expert to Italy. We went with Antonio's suggestion and spent 2 days at Matera and then the remainder in Pisciotta in the Cilento. Matera was amazing and felt completely different to anywhere else we have been in Italy. We loved Pisciotta and the hotel was wonderful with lovely owners who were great at suggesting things to do. We visited a buffalo farm, a vinyard and tooks boats to isolated coves with lovely clear water. All arrangements were absolutely faultless. We would never have found such lovely places without Antonio! 2016 _________________________________ We have just returned from a fantastic holiday suggested no arranged by ExpertTo Italy. Once again the organisation by Antonio was flawless and everything worked perfectly. We spent 5 nights by lake Maggiore and 3 in Cogne in the Italian Alps. Both hotels and locations were fantastic - particularly the Bellvue in Cogne. Please see trip advisor if interested in the hotels as I will give a more specific review there - I'm not a fanatic reviewer but both really deserve it. We have used this company for the past 5 years and Antonio seems to have a real gift for finding fantastic hotels and matching locations to his clients. I would not usually put the level of trust in anyone to arrange holidays for me that I have with Antonio but he has delivered every time and I can unreservedly recommend his services. Italy is a beautiful country with huge variety - if you describe what you like to Antonio and let him make suggestions then you will not be disappointed. Very definitely 5 stars from me. So - Antonio and team, please keep it up! Jonread more
Amanda Chapman
Amanda Chapman
22:28 25 Aug 17
Antonio delivered more than expected! Our family of four stayed at two beautiful villa's on the Amalfi Coast. Both of the locations were top class. Antonio provided excellent service and was always available if we had questions about the details of our trip. He was easy to work with and we would recommend his services to others traveling to more
Susan Davidson
Susan Davidson
09:04 19 Jun 17
This was our second holiday with ExpertoItaly, and it was just as good as the first! Antonio provided us with fast, efficient and personal attention. His choice of hotels was first class. Real attention to detail means that you get a holiday that really suits your personal requirements. Brilliant!read more
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