Locanda Delle Donne Monache

TYPOLOGIES

Self Drive Holidays

Settings

Beach, Town centre

Activities/Interests

Beach Club, National Parks, Sightseeing

£ 780 pp

Highlights

Beach and mountains at this stylish family-run hotel in the medieval historic centre of Maratea

Bursting with character and with stunning sunset views to take advantage of over a glass of wine

Ideal location for a sophisticated coastal break without the crowd

Rooms:

27 rooms, between Classic, Superior, Deluxe and Suites

From

from £ 780 per person

Including

7 nights sharing a Superior double room

Daily breakfast

Fully comprehensive car hire arranged at the airport

Travel planning

We can help you with

International flights

Farm tours and excursions to the Pollina National Park

Rail travel

Overview

This lovingly-restored former 18th century convent sits in the shadow of the 70m giant marble statue of Christ the Redeemer, in the heart of the ancient centre of Maratea, on the Basilicata coast. Looking out from high above the higgledy-piggledy terracotta rooftops and churches of Maratea, the views stretch out over the countryside and down to the coast.

 

Communal facilities include a small basement lounge and several shady alcoves, with seating, around the garden. A small fitness room has exercise machines and spa treatments are available in the massage room.

 

Outside, the jasmine-scented gardens encircle a pool with a pleasant sunbathing area that has views over medieval Maratea below and the mountains and outstretched arms of the statue of Christ the Redeemer above. A free bus shuttle runs down to La Secca beach, a pebbly beach with beautiful azure sea, a bar, and complimentary sun-beds and umbrellas for the hotel guests.

Rooms

Cloistered, winding corridors linger from the building’s monastic heritage but the bedrooms are bright and contemporary, ranging in size from Classic rooms (around 14m²) to Suites (38-44m²) that have terraces, gardens or a private living room and are well worth paying extra for.

 

Bathrooms have little luxuries like bathrobes, slippers and L’Occitane toiletries.

Dining

Enjoy superb antipasti, fresh fish and local delicacies in the ‘Il Sacello’ restaurant or on its outdoor patio, close to the pool. Drinks, cocktails and light snacks are available at the ‘L’Alambicco’ Bar.

 

Gluten-free and lactose-free products are available on request.

 

Maratea is a magical place, fragmented into small ancient villages, where you can discover culinary delights and make a full mouth-watering immersion.

Staff at the Locanda will happily recommend.

 

Gluten free and vegetarian diets are well catered for.

Map

This tiny strip of coastline on the south west of Italy remains a hideaway for those in-the-know, with a coastal road that passes by medieval villages and pocket-sized beaches.

The hotel is very well-situated, in the heart of the historic centre of Maratea, a classic Italian hill town of whitewashed buildings, narrow lanes and little piazzette where hidden alleys conceal small trattorie and restaurants serving unpretentious local food at a fraction of the price of the Amalfi Coast.

Wander down to the port where small fishing boats sail off each morning to bring in the overnight catches of cod, rockfish and sole or use the town as a base for exploring inland and the unspoilt coastline. The sea along the coast is crystal clear, fringed with sandy and shingle beaches. Boat tours and diving courses are available at Porto Maratea. Venture inland into Italy’s largest national park, the Parco del Pollino, for some spectacular hiking and mountain biking.
 

Facilities

Hotel

Large outdoor panoramic pool with solarium

Jacuzzi located in the pool area

Generous continental breakfast buffet

Free shuttle to the beach with two sunbeds and beach umbrella complimentary

Bar L'Alambicco with outdoor space

Free private Parking

Library and large choice of DVDs

Fitness room

Rooms

Satellite TV

DVD player with large DVD library

Mini-bar

Air Conditioning / Heating

Telephone with direct line

Bathtub or Shower

A safe in your closet

Fine linen

Free Internet WiFi in your room

Hair dryer

Bathrobe and slippers

Make-up mirror

Complimentary toiletries

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 Expertoitaly.read 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 Italy.read 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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