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San Giovanni Vecchio Residenza

Via San Giovanni Vecchio 77 Sasso Barisano, 75100, Matera Italy
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#41 of 279 B&Bs / Inns in Matera
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Breakfast buffet
Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Italian
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SwedenLondon wrote a review Oct 2020
London, United Kingdom50 contributions46 helpful votes
We stayed at San Giovanni Vecchio Residenza for one night during Corona times. The hotel is perfectly located for exploring amazing Matera - right in the middle of Matera Sasso Barisano yet away from the most crowded areas. The service is great and very personal - Cristina provided excellent information before and during the stay, as well as arranging a lovely aperitif on the rooftop terrace which has a nice view of the Doumo. The aperitif was serviced by a local restaurant Oi Mari, which also serves the breakfast - there was a perfect selection of break, pastries and all you need to start the day. The room had a mezzanine for the bed and was simple and good for a night's stay.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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liverpool1023 wrote a review Oct 2020
London, United Kingdom690 contributions16735 helpful votes
This was good accommodation for our one night stay in Matera. The hotel is centrally located and is within walking distance of all the main sites on interest. The arched room has a sleeping area on a mezzanine level and a lounge area below which also has a small kitchenette. The hotel benefits from a small terrace area.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Elsa2801 wrote a review Sep 2019
Joure, The Netherlands24 contributions13 helpful votes
Matera is unique and hard to describe or compare. It is beautiful everywhere and well preserved. A lively centre with museums, sites and also good restaurants and cafe’s. Hotel San Giovanni is in the very hart of this all. Beautiful rooms and good service. The staf is friendly, they want to give good service and are like a big family. The restaurant is excellent, one of the best in town ! The only downside was waking every early morning because of people dragging their suitecases down the streets and stairs... but I guess that is happening everywhere unfortunitally these days. We had a bonus because James Bond was filming his newest film here !
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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2thmechandlightguru wrote a review Sep 2019
Aurora, Canada166 contributions71 helpful votes
We stayed in the Acqua Suite during our visit to Matera, as it was a unique option to sleep in a 'cave'. We actually had a bed in an old water cistern, super interesting. The downside was that these rooms (apparently it's similar in all of Matera), are super humid. They have a dehumidifier going constantly, but it's still not very comfortable - waking up sticky, like you've been camping. This particular room as well is only for those who are quite short and mobile, 6 or so steep steps down from outside, then 4 more down one way for the bed, from there, 4 up and 4 down again for the couch/washroom/kitchen. My husband is 6 feet tall, and hit his head/elbows about a dozen times. It was an adventure, but sadly wouldn't do it again. Breakfast was included which was at a restaurant across the street, food was enough, but no eggs etc, and no one offered coffee/tea/cappucino etc. The check-in was wonderful, the gentleman at the desk gave us a map, and lots of very useful information!
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
2 Helpful votes
Andywoo1 wrote a review May 2019
Fresno, California151 contributions81 helpful votes
The hotel was centrally located in the center of town and had a lot of good features...Nice rooftop terrace for enjoying the sights of Matera... Rooms were a good size and nice extras like a kitchen and living room with a sleeper sofa..The only knock was that the rooms had loft bedrooms with no other features in the lofts except the beds... Breakfast was included and was across the road at a nice restaurant. it was well presented and was had many items to pick from..Francesco the hotel host was informative and helpful..
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about San Giovanni Vecchio Residenza
Which popular attractions are close to San Giovanni Vecchio Residenza?
Nearby attractions include Sassi di Matera (0.2 miles), Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina (0.03 miles), and Materasum Ipogeo (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at San Giovanni Vecchio Residenza?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at San Giovanni Vecchio Residenza?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at San Giovanni Vecchio Residenza?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to San Giovanni Vecchio Residenza?
Conveniently located restaurants include Il Rusticone, Vitantonio Lombardo Ristorante, and Regiacorte - Restaurant & Lounge Terrace.
Is San Giovanni Vecchio Residenza located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of Matera.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at San Giovanni Vecchio Residenza?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to San Giovanni Vecchio Residenza?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Cripta del Peccato Originale (4.6 miles), Parco delle Chiese Rupestri di Matera (0.5 miles), and Piazza San Pietro Caveoso (0.2 miles).