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Hotel La Locanda delle Donne Monache - Luxury holidays to Basilicata

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  • About this holiday

    La Locanda delle Donne Monache is set in the heart of Maratea, ideally placed for enjoying the coast and beaches of Maratea whilst also exploring the dramatic wealth of scenic and cultural treasures the Lucania region has to offer. Perched at the very top of the hillside town, the Locanda claims the best of Maratea's views and scenery, whilst being situated within the walls of an ancient monastery.

    The journey and how you get there


    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with British Airways from London to Naples, hire-car and bed and buffet breakfast.

    Holiday prices

    Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Classic Double Room. 
    From £1140 for 7 nights
    The prices displayed here are a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect the actual flight costs and all up-to-date special offers.


    Hotel code


    Our opinion

    La Locanda delle Donne Monache is a refreshingly understated blend of monastic and exotic.

    Hotel description

    La Locanda delle Donne Monache is set in the heart of the delightful town of Maratea on the coast and was once occupied by Visitandine nuns. The hotel, nestling in its private gardens with large terrace, is ideally placed for enjoying the coast and the beaches of Maratea whilst also exploring the dramatic wealth of scenic and cultural treasures the Lucania region here has to offer. The atmosphere is one of understated elegance and simplicity with a slight exotic touch. The rooms, each named after an aspect of the ancient monastery life, make the most of the abundant light and their furniture combines the classic with warmth; each room is decorated with Murano lamps, contemporary oils and traditional paintings. All rooms have long windows, balconies or terraces with private gardens. The hotel’s restaurant, Il Sacello, offers local and traditional recipes served to the highest contemporary standards and guests can dine both indoors and under the portico overlooking the garden.


    Maratea, Calabria and Basilicata

    Official star rating


    Annual opening

    10 May to 6 October 2018.

    Distance from airport

    About 3 hours.

    Closest airport


    Room types

    Hotel la Locanda delle Donne Monache offers 27 rooms and suites with private bath or shower and WC, mini-bar, hairdryer, bathrobes, complimentary wi-fi, direct telephone line.
    Classic double or twin room.
    Superior double or twin room.
    Deluxe double or twin room.

    Hotel facilities and services

    Restaurant Il Sacello, Bar L'Alambicco, Wine cellar, Library, Room service, Fitness room, Massage room, Jacuzzi, Outdoor panoramic pool with sun terrace, Garden, Wi-fi, Free private parking, Shuttle service to the beach, Library with DVDs, Yoga lessons available on request.

    Water sports

    Land sports

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    Maratea, Coast, Rivello village, National park, Grumento Roman remains, Regattas and festivals locally, Matera is two hours’ away.

    Sports nearby

    Walking, Watersports.


    Children are welcome all year round. Children under the age of 4 sharing with 2 adults will be accommodated free of charge in a baby cot.

    Minimum stays

    Other information

    Distances in miles: Naples 136, Rome 265, Reggio di Calabria 213, Matera 153.

    Weddings can be arranged. 

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    • CALL US 01392 441245

      We are open Mon-Fri 9-17.30 Sat 9.30-16.00.


      Let us know a convenient time to call you back to discuss your holiday.


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