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Locanda di San Martino - Hotel e Thermae

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Via Fiorentini, 71 | Rioni Sassi, 75100 Matera, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We spent just one day exploring Matera, after learning about it on the Italy Unpacked cooking/art/travel tv show. If you are in the south it is a visit you will never forget. The town is unlike anything you have ever seen - homes carved out of caves over 1,000 years ago, abandoned after WW2 and now being reclaimed, rebuilt and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

Matera is an extraordinary place - a troglodyte city built into the hillside, several 1000's of years old. It was just before Christmas and resembled a nativity scene... in the midst of this (in the Sassi) was the Hotel Locanda San Martino. Chiselled into the rocks, this hotel has some lovely rooms - ours, number 4 was comfortable and cosy.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

I have to confess I’d never heard of Matera until I was obliged to go there for a Conference. Sandwiched between Napoli and Bari, in the strange and wonderful region of Basilicata, Matera earns its status as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Originally a troglodyte settlement, the city dates back to 7,000 BC – that’s 2,000 years before the major... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Matera is an amazing place to visit. It is the oldest city in Europe. Most houses are built at least partially in caves. The Locando Di San Martino consists of several formal houses and buildings, that were rebuilt info hotel rooms an suites. Almost every room is different. From the terraces you have a breathtaking view on Matera, esoecially at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

I fell in love with Sassi Matera! The hotel is in the heart of the old town and your room is carved into the limestone amazing! It has the old water cisterns converted into a large hot pool for your enjoyment. The staff is wonderful! Made reservations for two days staid 4.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Right in the heart of the beautiful old city of Matera. Our room was like a cave, and outside we had a small patio with a table and two chairs with a spectacular view. The spa is lovely, also in a cave. Nice and heart breakfast. Truly a special experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Located off Via Fiorentini in the Sassi Barisano, Locanda di San Martino is made up of former cave houses and a church. If you arrive by auto or bus, you’ll need to walk some distance to get to the hotel. Most of the rooms are built into the caves, but a few are free-standing. Our room was one of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

OMG, our room is so amazing! It was huge and with a big bathroom and has all the amenities you need. The room was super clean and it provided slippers too. We had a small courtyard outside with a view of the surrounding city. It was much nicer than I expected and we loved it. Breakfast was good also. Walking... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Good: Room was large and the cave like ambience was amazing. Rooms and baths were modern. Terrace outside was a plus and views were remarkable Bad: long walk to get to the hotel, beds very uncomfortable, tv did not work, and the thermal spa was mostly disappointing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

The hotel is made up of Sassi caves, which makes it unique. We had a wonderful room, spacious with king sized bed and a sitting area with futon. One of the roomiest showers we had on our Italy trip, not the usual capsule sized. Room was on the dark side, which is to be expected since located in a cave.... More 

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