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Villa Cheta

Hotel in Acquafredda di Maratea, Basilicata
  • Villa Cheta 4 Star Hotel, Basilicata
  • Villa Cheta 4 Star Hotel, Basilicata
  • Villa Cheta 4 Star Hotel, Basilicata
  • Villa Cheta 4 Star Hotel, Basilicata
  • Villa Cheta 4 Star Hotel, Basilicata
  • Villa Cheta 4 Star Hotel, Basilicata
  • Villa Cheta 4 Star Hotel, Basilicata
  • Villa Cheta 4 Star Hotel, Basilicata
  • Villa Cheta 4 Star Hotel, Basilicata
  • Villa Cheta 4 Star Hotel, Basilicata
  • Villa Cheta 4 Star Hotel, Basilicata
  • Villa Cheta 4 Star Hotel, Basilicata
  • Villa Cheta 4 Star Hotel, Basilicata
  • Villa Cheta 4 Star Hotel, Basilicata
  • Villa Cheta 4 Star Hotel, Basilicata
OFFER: up to 10% off*

impeccable. boutique. fabulous.

A gracious villa in a stunning location, overlooking the sea. Hotel Villa Cheta serves Italian food & wine at their very best, & with impeccable service. 

was £564

From £519 pp

  • 7 nights in June
  • Breakfast
  • Car Hire
This is a guide price and can be tailor made to meet your individual needs


Elegant Art Nouveau boutique hotel, top notch service and food. Paul loves the country house feel, Biagio, the food, the comfy beds, the terrace & the stunning views. The atmosphere is relaxed and romantic. This is five star (without the 5th star!!)

A fine and gracious old villa, in a stunning location, overlooking the sea, the fabulous Villa Cheta is a real favourite of ours and we stay as often as possible. The food is as good as you'll find in Italy. The delicate flavours and tantalising dishes, and the list of Italian wines, are a dream. Exceptional staff offers smiling charm, particular gentility and impeccable service. The atmosphere is relaxing and intimate.
About 1km from the village of Acquafredda di Maratea, overlooking the coast, this small boutique hotel has been awarded its four stars for being one of those "special places ", with a combination of ingredients not easy to find elsewhere - style; wonderful location; attentive and personal service; elegant surroundings and sunny terraces; and last, but not least, superb food and wine. The Villa Cheta has them all!
Stefania and Piero, the charming owners, can usually be seen, in the background, keeping an eye on every last detail, shyly and discreetly. They and their exceptional staff offer guests a very special kind of welcome into the relaxing and intimate atmosphere of the Villa Cheta.  Biagio, the head waiter and James Garner lookalike, adds a smiling charm and a particular gentility, whilst Angela, quietly efficient, adds to the impeccable service. Maria, the welcoming chief receptionist, is charmingly kind and helpful. In fact, everyone is delightful.
With a real eye for period and a knack for introducing modern facilities into a character property, each bedroom is unique, but all have style, with antique furnishings, clean, crisp fabrics and lovely bathrooms. This flair continues in public areas, where you will feel as if you are in the home of a noble family, surrounded by bits and pieces that are precious to them. It all feels very personal, comfortable, tasteful and in keeping.
We love the small, pebbly beach below the hotel. Worth walking the quite steep, stepped path, (approx 195) to the inviting sea, the walk back up keeps you fit and gives you a good appetite! In high season, quench your thirst at the small bar or chicken out and take the free shuttle to some of the nearby beaches.

This really is one of our favourite hotels and we stay at least once every year. If you combine this hotel with any other, our advice would be to stay at the Villa Cheta last - it's an impossible act to follow.

If you are considering a combination though, a really worthy addition would be the lovely Hotel Marulivo, about an hour and a half away, in South Campania. Marulivo's breakfasts have a touch of delicacy and elegance about them, just like the Villa Cheta, and the resemblance continues in the bedrooms. A sort of mini Villa Cheta in a way, Marulivo has the same elegance and attention to detail with the crisp bed linens and a similar style for some of the furniture, on a slightly simpler scale to match the fact that there are only eleven rooms. Give it a try - you won't regret it.


  • 22 rooms, all en-suite
  • Air-conditioning
  • Classic and Superior rooms with sea-view at a supplement
  • Superior rooms are larger than the classic rooms, and can accommodate up to 4 beds
  • Bar open from 8am till midnight
  • Restaurant (also open to the public)
  • Daily beach shuttle (free of charge). Entrance to beach, sunbeds & umbrellas etc. payable locally
  • Occasionally hosts weddings
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout hotel
  • Hairdryers
  • Room safes
  • Beach towels, payable locally
  • Swimming pool
  • Pools towels provided free of charge


Each bedroom is unique, but all have style, with antique furnishings, clean, crisp fabrics and lovely bathrooms.
Superior rooms are larger than classic rooms and can accommodate two additional beds.
Both classic and superior rooms are available with sea-view at a supplement.



“The terraces at Villa Cheta were absolutely wonderful and the reception and bar staff were delightful”. Michael & Josephine, London

"I would just like to say we have had an amazing week at the Villa Cheta. The hotel and the decor first class, the staff so friendly and helpful. What can I say about the food - just wished we had paid for half-board as we finished up eating there most evenings. Thank you again for helping me choose such a wonderful place." Stuart & Lynda, Newark
Amanda Morrison wrote for Red Magazine, "Like a giant pink wedding cake, Villa Cheta presides over a cliff, delivering sunsets good enough for a Hollywood movie. Sunny terraces are the perfect spot for relaxed reading, and there's a small pebbly beach immediately below the hotel. It also has a divine restaurant. "
"Just a quick line to say thank you for another lovely holiday. We very much enjoyed our few days in the Villa Cheta - as you promised, great setting and delightful staff - we hope to return. " Derrick, Camberley
Elisabeth Mahoney wrote for the Herald Magazine, "By far the loveliest base for a stay in Maratea is Villa Cheta, a charismatic 140-year-old belle epoch house that once belonged to nobility. It retains a classy elegance, with antique-filled rooms and dreamy views of the coastline and bougainvillea-lined terraces. " She continued, "On summer evenings, dinner is served in considerable style outside and, with moonlight shimmering on the inky black sea, it's hard to imagine a more romantic setting. "
"I don't think I've ever ticked all the excellent boxes on a questionnaire before. We didn't think that the Hotel Villa Cheta could possibly be as nice as your brochure suggested - but it was. The building is lovely; the staff delightful; the position amazing. As for the food - I'm running out of superlatives, but it was absolutely delicious. " Helen & Peter, Leicester
"We had a great time in Basilicata. The staff at Hotel Villa Cheta were fantastic and we really enjoyed the food. We ate some wonderful desserts, so were almost grateful for the 195 steps down to the beach! The region was fascinating, the coastline is so dramatic and the Christ figure was more impressive than we had imagined it would be. " Heather, Newcastle-Under-Lyme



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*Book by 30th April 2017 for 10% discount (all periods).

Extra Information

Available Board Basis
B&B and HB
Nearest Airport(s)
2 hrs, 30 mins
3 hrs
3 hrs 30 mins
Nearest Town: Acquafredda di Maratea
Places of Interest: Maratea, Pollino Park, Meraviglie Grottos
Distance to Coast: 195 steps down!!
Internet Access: Yes
Swimming Pool: Yes
Restaurant: Yes

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