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Basiliani Hotel

Rione Casalnuovo 115, 75100, Matera Italy
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#7 of 47 hotels in Matera
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The hotel is located in the heart of Sasso Caveoso, Matera. There are eleven large rooms with independent access and all the modern technological comforts. They are partly built and partly caved out of the local tufa stone. They evoke the fascination of the prehistoric caves that you can see from the windows on the opposite Murgia plateau, site of the Archaelogical Park of Rupestrian Churches.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Children's television networks
Shuttle bus service
Baggage storage
Street parking
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Non-smoking hotel
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Room features
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Mountain View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Italian
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Ruben R wrote a review Oct 2019
Los Angeles, California42 contributions31 helpful votes
This hotel is located right in the thick of it. The room is spacious, inside of a cave just as the original inhabitants of this area. The bed was incredible and the staff super friendly attentive. Thank you for a great stay.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
3 Helpful votes
ClassicPat wrote a review Sep 2019
Dublin, Ireland31 contributions40 helpful votes
Luckily, we had read the reviews before arriving by car ,because navigating from the outskirts to the hotel would be challenging for anyone not familiar with the city of Matera. And in any case, there is no parking close to the hotel- in fact you have to walk the last 50 metres or so from the drop-off point to reception. We followed instructions from the hotel staff, leaving the car on on-street free parking, and calling the hotel for a pickup which took five minutes or so. Matera is just an amazing city, totally different from most of the historical centres of typical Italian hilltop towns. The way the old city has grown means that you get around by climbing LOTS of narrow steps. The hotel room was part-cave, carved into the rock, and part more conventional block construction. The room was very spacious, All very comfortable, no damp smell, excellent quiet air conditioning. Good, but not excellent, wifi. Breakfast is in the reception area, also excellent. But the setting is just spectacular! Many good restaurants nearby, and prices are typical, with no apparent mark-up for being in such a unique location. Be prepared for lots of tourists around, very crowded streets. While we were there filming was underway for the new 2020 James Bond movie, which caused some disruption with street closures. Very highly recommended, both the city and the hotel for 2 to 3 nights stay. After the 3rd night you might begin to get a bit weary of the crowds!
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Date of stay: September 2019
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babelrepublic wrote a review Aug 2019
Paris, France12 contributions26 helpful votes
Rooms are in old sassi houses perfectly located on the side of the side of the old sassi neighborhood. Room set-up is very fine and neat for a 3 star hotel. Room aircon woks well and their is a dehumidifier which woks well too. I am mentioning it because it is true troglodyte habitations tend to be more humid that normal ones, but this is very well managed. As this part of the city is closed to traffic you need to park outside then they come to get you with an electric car. Our arrival at the end of the day was magic with nice explanations in ItalianoEnglish from our driver which was very nice. Despite being pretty nice location is very central and practical to visit the city. Explanations on what to visit and where to go are good. We really like the experience.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
2 Helpful votes
kathy R wrote a review Jun 2019
Citta Sant'Angelo, Italy38 contributions27 helpful votes
The room we had in this hotel was partially carved out of the stone, making for a unique room. The room was up to date and clean and bright. We did have difficulty locating the hotel, as it is not located on any real streets - a few strategically placed signs might be a help. Also, because of the unique nature of the hotel, there is no real lobby or central meeting place. However, this doesn't subtract from the fact that the rooms are really nice, the staff is friendly and helpful, and the breakfast was pretty good.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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ettrick22 wrote a review May 2019
Auckland, New Zealand51 contributions41 helpful votes
Its difficult to summarise this hotel but I’d give it one if the best hotel location and decor ever. Set in restored Matera caves off the tourist busy piazzas it’s a stunner. We could only stay one night but plan on a return. Excellent email directions and free shuttle to our parked car with Phillipo . The views and walls through this amazing historical hillside are wonderful. The interior is very modern and well planned. The uplighting adding to the atmosphere. Good wifi with a router in the room. Well stocked bar fridge and tea and coffee Thanks Basiliani can’t wait to stay longer. Lots of good eateries a pleasant walk from the hotel. We found Soul restaurant and loved it.
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
2 Helpful votes
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Frequently Asked Questions about Basiliani Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Basiliani Hotel?
Nearby attractions include MOOM Matera Olive Oil Museum (0.08 miles), Casa Noha (0.3 miles), and MUSMA Museum of Contemporary Sculpture (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Basiliani Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and breakfast buffet.
Which room amenities are available at Basiliani Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Basiliani Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Basiliani Hotel?
Yes, paid public parking nearby and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Basiliani Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Regiacorte - Restaurant & Lounge Terrace, Bollicine Bistrot, and Le Bubbole.
Is Basiliani Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the center of Matera.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Basiliani Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Basiliani Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Cripta del Peccato Originale (4.4 miles), Parco delle Chiese Rupestri di Matera (0.6 miles), and Piazza San Pietro Caveoso (0.1 miles).
Does Basiliani Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.