On the Basilicata coast in Maratea lies a carefully restored eighteenth-century convent 'La Locanda delle Donne Monache', an immaculate building keeping intact the style and materials of the historic structure.
Originally occupied by the Visitandine nuns, set in the heart of Maratea's ancient centre and framed by the roofs of the old medieval village, 'La Locanda delle Donne Monache' is the ideal accommodation in Maratea for guests to explore the character and local treasures of the Lucania region.
With it’s 27 rooms and suites La Locanda offers many gastronomic and cultural delights. And La Locanda offers to its guests a free shuttle service to the nearby beach where loungers and beach umbrella are complimentary.
The Restaurant, Il Sacello, with raw stones walls, overlooking the garden and swimming pool, offers gourmet cuisine drawn from a mix of fish based dishes and traditional regional flavours of Lucania, dine assured on some of the finest cuisine in the Basilicata coast in Maratea.
The 27 rooms and suites of the hotel are housed in the 18th-century building that was once a monastery, and are decorated simplistically but elegantly, white walls and slim wrought iron bed-frames and lampshades are complimented by splashes of color from the fresh flowers and unusual ornaments to be found here.
The room rates include tax, service charges, buffet continental breakfast, private parking, private gardens, a large outdoor swimming pool, solarium, beach towels, internet WI-FI connection, fitness room, daily newspapers, library, DVD library, table games, a free shuttle service to the private beach where sunbeds and beach umbrellas are complimentary for our guests.
A delightful room with choice of french bed and a private bathroom with shower.
These rooms are approximately 14 square meters.
Very peculiar, the Superior rooms, overlooking the courtyard, feature a particular ambience with a design that combines the local and Moroccan craft for a very Mediterranean atmosphere.
The Superior is 18-24 square meters.
Deluxe Rooms boast impressive views over the village of Maratea, exquisitely appointed furniture and King bed with colours in white and light tans.
The Deluxe is 18-29 square meters.
Especially spacious, suites offer canopy King beds and panoramic views over the rooftops of the old village of Maratea. Each suite has unique characteristics, such as a spacious bathtub carved into mountain's rock in "La Vicaria" and a large terrace with views onto the historical centre of Maratea for "La Badessa". The 'Le Novizie' Suite is on two levels and is ideal for families while the 'Le Converse' and the 'La Superiora' suites both offer a private garden.
The suites are 32-44 sqm.
Maratea is an architecturally delightful region, defined by narrow streets, alleys and features over 40 churches. Local archaeological finds are exhibited in the Convento dei Cappuccini and the Palazzo de Lieto Museum.
The historical centres of Rivello, Nemoli (22 km) and Lagonegro (30 km) are also a short journey away.
The San Lorenzo Charterhouse in Padula (60 km), the archaeological site of Paestum (108 km), Brienza (90 km) and the medieval Caracciolo Castle - including the archaeological site of Grumentum (70 km) - are also worth visiting.
For a day trip we suggest the itinerary of the Federician Castles: Castel Lagopesole (151 km), Melfi (179 km), Venosa (184 km) e Palazzo San Gervaso (183 km). Of particular interest is the city of Matera (178 km) - awarded a Patrimony of Humanity designation by UNESCO.
The restaurant "Il Sacello" with its exposed stone walls and porticoed terrace serves wonderfully traditional and fresh food based on the regional flavors of the area. The bar “L’Alambicco” serves light snacks and cocktails that can be enjoyed in the beautiful grounds or by the turquoise waters of the rooftop pool with its view over the town. Breakfast is the usual Continental buffet of cereals, yoghurts, fruits and juices, bread, pastries, cakes, cheeses and cold meats, along with teas or frothy cappuccinos. Eggs any style or crepes can also be ordered for no extra charge.
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