Golden age glamour at this graceful residence in Maratea, the ‘Pearl of the Tyrrhenian’

luxury hotel in maratea, Italy

  • On a natural terrace overlooking the sea, backed by a private park
  • Exclusive-use spa inspired by Roman grottoes
  • Hotel’s own beach, yacht and harbour mooring


Standing over the Tyrrhenian Coast, the views from Santavenere are sensational – whether you take them in from inside the regal salon or with an alfresco lunch. Its glamorous reputation lies in the fifties, when it was a celebrity favourite. Today Santavenere is both classical and contemporary, refined and welcoming.

Interiors are peppered with carefully chosen antiques and paintings, and it’s easy to picture Italian nobility through to Hollywood stars kicking back here. Pack over-sized sunglasses in summer – for stretching out beside the olive and lemon tree lined pool in sartorial style. A bar both here and at the beach will keep you refreshed. Spend relaxed afternoons in the hotel's exclusive-use spa inspired by Roman grottoes. For dinner, you’ll have even more restaurant choices – from net-fresh fish to modern makeovers of regional fare. 

This part of Italy is made for exploring. It’s simply a case of deciding how – by land, sea or air. You can rent everything from helicopters and Lamborghinis to a simple scooter, and Santavenere has its own helipad, dock and yacht. It’s just a few minutes walk to the private pebble beach, where loungers, towels and parasols wait, but the hotel will happily take you by golf cart. Further afield, Santavenere can arrange cruises and tours of Grotta delle Meraviglie, Certosa di Padula, the Rocks of Matera, and Cilento and Pollino National Parks.

  • 34 rooms
  • 3 restaurants
  • 3 floors

Hotel type:

Beach Pool Spa


The rooms


Things to enjoy

Key Features

Air conditioning

Wireless internet connection

Pets allowed


24-hour room service

Airport shuttle

Wedding services

Check in
  • 1400
Check out
  • 1200
Services & Facilities
  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Accessible facilities
  • Aerobics instruction
  • Air conditioning
  • Airport shuttle
  • Audio visual equipment
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Buffet breakfast
  • Business Center Services
  • Car rental desk
  • Catering services
  • Child programs
  • Children welcome
  • Complimentary shoeshine
  • Concierge desk
  • Doctor on call
  • Early check-in
  • Family plan
  • Free high speed internet connection
  • Full service housekeeping
  • Hairdresser/barber
  • High speed internet access for laptop in public areas
  • High speed internet connection
  • Hotspots
  • Housekeeping - daily
  • Laundry/Valet service
  • Meeting rooms
  • Onsite laundry
  • Pets allowed
  • Poolside service
  • Post/parcel service
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Security
  • Shuttle to local attractions
  • Turndown service
  • Wakeup service
  • Wedding services
  • Wireless internet connection
Room Facilities
  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/Lanai/Terrace
  • Bathrobe
  • Bathroom amenities
  • Bathtub
  • Bathtub/shower combination
  • Cable television
  • Color television
  • Direct dial phone number
  • Free local calls
  • Free newspaper
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet access
  • Jacuzzi
  • King bed
  • Minibar
  • Remote control television
  • Safe
  • Satellite television
  • Shower
  • Sitting area
  • Slippers
  • Smoke detectors
  • Speaker phone
  • Telephone
  • TV
  • Wireless internet connection
  • Childrens program
  • Fine dining
  • Fishing
  • Hiking trail
  • Jogging trail
  • Museum gallery viewing
  • Nature preserve trail
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool
  • Sailing
  • Scuba diving
  • Sightseeing tours
  • Snorkeling
  • Tennis court
  • Wine tasting


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