Hotel Marulivo

Hotel Marulivo
Pisciotta

Experience authentic southern Italy in an atmospheric former convent with dramatic sea views.

  • Best For Couples, Honeymoon
  • Rooms 11
  • Highlights One of the finest settings on the Cilento coast, enjoy your breakfast with sweeping views of the Tyrrhenian sea

    Quiet, serene, idyllic, and charming with the attention of dynamic duo Lea and Massimo who will ensure you get the best experience
  • Holiday Offers A 7-night break starts at £ 790 per person sharing a double room with a front sea view including breakfast and car hire

Hotel Marulivo

Simple but extremely stylish, this former 14th century monastery has been converted to offer a little touch of heaven between the sea and lemon groves of southern Italy.

Architect owner Lea bought the property in 2000 and spent seven years refurbishing a building that had essentially remained untouched for 100 years. She now runs the hotel with husband Massimo, providing flawless service and an enviable attention to detail.

Set in the heart of medieval Pisciotta, the lofty building looks out towards the coastline, over gardens that cascade down the hillside, punctuated with mini-terraces furnished with wrought-iron, white-cushioned furniture. On every level, terracotta pots and pebble-filled beds are planted with palms, cacti and bougainvillea.

The main entrance to the hotel is off a narrow alleyway into a cool courtyard with a reception area and mini-library. 

Situated on multiple levels, stairs lead down to the bedrooms, past landings packed with exquisite antique furniture. 

Pisciotta’s narrow alleys and stairways, are fringed with palazzi and houses that date back to the 16th century and in the evenings, locals gather at the few bars or outside the gelateria while children run up and down the stairs that border the main piazza. The historic centre of Pisciotta is off limits to cars and motorcycles, but it is possible to park in a communal car park in the centre or in a private space reserved by the hotel.

Beaches in the area are sandy, with the option of sunbeds and umbrellas, with clear blue seas. It is also possible to rent boats or arrange diving and snorkelling trips in the marina. Boat trips depart from Palinuro and Scario to some of the tinier bays and caves.
Facilities
  • Near the beach
  • Panoramic terrace and solarium 
  • Bar/lounge
  • Free WiFi in the lobby

Rooms

Bedrooms are individually styled, some with terracotta flooring, exposed stone walls and powder blue shaded cupboards and doors. 

Choose from three types of bedroom – Classic, Superior with sea view and Junior Suites – all with small balconies (standing) or big picture windows and contemporary bathrooms.
Room Facilities
  • Free toiletries
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Hair dryer

Hotel Restaurant

Hotel Marulivo has no restaurant but snacks can be ordered throughout the day, Massimo, behind the bar, prepares great apertifs as well as after-dinner cocktails.
 
Breakfast – fruit, delicious yoghurt topped with creamy walnuts and a basket packed with croissants and flaky pastry treats – is served on the panoramic terrace with spectacular sea views.
Other Restaurant Nearby
The lively Osteria del Borgo, just around the corner, is an excellent option, with an open air veranda and plenty of local seafood and pasta.

The restaurant Angiolina, down by the marina, is, reputably, the best table in southern Italy.

Location

Situated on the outskirts of the medieval historic centre of Pisciotta, surrounded by breath-taking views over the blue sea, coastal hills, and olive and lemon groves, the hotel provides an extraordinary glimpse of authentic Italian village life.

Pisciotta’s narrow alleys and stairways, are fringed with palazzi and houses that date back to the 16th century and in the evenings, locals gather at the few bars or outside the gelateria while children run up and down the stairs that border the main piazza. The historic centre of Pisciotta is off limits to cars and motorcycles, but it is possible to park in a communal car park in the centre or in a private space reserved by the hotel.

Beaches in the area are sandy, with the option of sunbeds and umbrellas, with clear blue seas. It is also possible to rent boats or arrange diving and snorkelling trips in the marina. Boat trips depart from Palinuro and Scario to some of the tinier bays and caves.

Owner Lea is passionate about the area and will help you plan meticulously everything from visits to the best beaches to boat trips and excursions inland. For an insight into the Cilento’s ancient past, visit the sites at Velia and Paestum. The Oasi Morigerati, a WWF site, is an excellent introduction to the Cilento’s natural landscape – here you can follow paths through the forest to a huge cave and the spot where the Bussento river gushes out from underground.

A little further inland, the magnificent UNESCO-listed Certosa di Padula, Europe’s largest Carthusian monastery, and the nearby town of Teggiano are well worth a visit.