La Locanda delle Donne Monache

Basilicata, Italy

La Locanda delle Donne Monache is a rustic boutique hotel with 27 rooms located in the historical town of Maratea. La Locanda is just a short drive from the beach, and the restaurant serves delicious traditional dishes from the Basilicata region.

At a Glance

  • Maratea is an off the beaten track destination a couple of hours drive from the more touristy Amalfi Coast

  • La Locanda has a concession for its guests at an attractive local beach a short drive away

  • Located right in the center of the historic and picturesque town

  • Within easy reach of National Parks and secluded beaches

  • We recommend the larger Deluxe Rooms or Suites as the entry level room categories are quite small

Culture, Honeymoon

Insider's View

Enjoy the view of Maratea and the surrounding mountains from the pool at La Locanda.

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La Locanda delle Donne Monache is set in an ancient convent dating back to 1735. The hotel is located in the unspoiled historical area of Maratea, where the impressive scenery combines cavernous rolling hills dramatically meeting the rugged, wild coastline. The hotel itself is situated inland and perched on a hilltop with wide sweeping views of the coast and mountains.

The restoration has remained faithful to the original features of the building and managed to retain the charm of an eighteenth century convent. The hotel is set above the old village of Maratea with some of the views overlooking the medieval roofs. This beautifully decorated four-star hotel is rustic, discreet and relaxing, with natural light flowing throughout giving an inherent feel to the property. The rugged surroundings are reflected in the architecture and features of the hotel, including a bathtub carved out of the rocky hillside in the Vicariahas suite.

This intimate hotel has 27 rooms and suites allowing privacy and tranquillity. The restaurant Il Sacello was designed using the original raw stone walls and looks out onto the idyllic garden allowing al fresco dining in summer, and serves a delicious variety of dishes all from the culinary traditions of the Basilicata region. La Locanda delle Donne Monache gives is an ideal accommodation choice for relaxation, adventure and cultural experience.


The hotel offers 27 rooms and suites, several rooms with impressive views, exquisitely appointed furniture and king beds. Suites boast panoramic views over the rooftops of the old village of Maratea and large baths carved into mountains rock. Two suites boast private gardens. All rooms are equipped with TV, mini-bar, direct line telephone, and air-conditioning.

The deluxe rooms offer king-size beds, small but pleasant bathrooms and lovely views over the roofs of Maratea’s historical center. The classic and the superior rooms were once dedicated to meditation and prayer. The suites are undoubtedly the symbol of the hotel, wonderfully spacious and each has its own charm and character. They are equipped with four-poster beds, each with distinctive characteristics: "La Vicaria" has a groovy rock-embedded bathroom; "La Badessa" is equipped with a Jacuzzi and a spacious terrace with a marvelous view over the historical center of Maratea; “Le Novizie” is a bi-level suite and is ideal for families; "Le Converse" has a private garden and “La Superiora” has 4 windows so is light-filled and offers the tranquility of a private garden.


Children are welcome to come and stay at La Locanda delle Donne Monache. The Hotel offers a babysitter service on request, a DVD library with many Disney films, and a library with some comics and children's magazines. The restaurant "Il Sacello" has a child friendly menu.


Il Sacello restaurant, with a lovely garden for al fresco dining, offers a variety of dishes from the culinary traditions of the Basilicata region. Relax with cocktails, fine wines and spirits in Bar L'Alambicco.

There is a complimentary shuttle service to the beach and natural reserve of “La Secca”, where

the hotel provides complimentary sunbeds and beach umbrellas.

The hotel has an attractive outdoor pool, private parking and laundry service.

Locanda delle Donne Monache has a small fitness room, a massage room, ample free car parking, and WI-FI.


There are plenty of activities for everyone nearby including horse riding, paragliding, rafting, canyoning, scuba diving and trekking through national parks and along the coast. There are many historical places of interest to visit in the area such as the 44 churches of Maratea, the 18th century defence towers on the Maratea coast, the Paestum archaeological site and the Certosa di San Lorenzo. Just a 30-minute drive away are the ski resorts of Lago Laudemio and Conserua di Lauria.

Location & Directions

Basilicata, Italy

La Locanda delle Donne Monache is set in Maratea, a town of Basilicata in southern Italy. It is a mile inland, and about 200km south of Naples.

When to go

The best time to visit is in spring (April to early June) or autumn (September and October). Summer (July and August) the climate is hot and humid, this is also the high season for Italian vacationmakers. June and September are both quiet with good weather, neither too hot or cold, and in May there's lots of blossom and wild flowers and the sea is at its most scintillating blue.

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