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Locanda di San Martino - Hotel e Thermae

Via Fiorentini 71 Rioni Sassi, 75100, Matera Italy
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#15 of 45 hotels in Matera
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The Locanda di San Martino lies in the heart of Matera's Sassi Historical District, and at the same time it is conveniently located at a very short distance (100 meters) from the city center. The Locanda radiates outward from the deconsecrated church of San Martino and the street of the same name, through a series of balconies that enjoy a sunny exposure and a wonderful view of the Sasso Barisano. There are twenty-two guest rooms situated on four levels, renovated with the greatest care in order to respect their original forms as single homes.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Free breakfast
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Hot tub
Adult pool
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Steam room
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, German, Italian
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tandmtravels wrote a review Oct 2020
York, United Kingdom111 contributions57 helpful votes
We spent 2 nights in this cave hotel in the heart of Matera’s Sassi. The location and view over the Sassi was amazing - though we had a room on the top level and we thought that the lower levels were a little more atmospheric as you were further down in the city. We’ve never stayed anywhere like this and it was a fantastic experience - there are lots of uneven steps so it would probably not be an easy choice for anyone with limited mobility. The room itself was well executed and there was plenty of space and a large bathroom with a fantastic shower. The only issue we had was the temperature of the room - it gets very hot and it’s difficult to cool it down. The air con was no help but leaving the window open whilst we were in the room did help somewhat. Check in was efficient but not particularly welcoming. As others have mentioned there was no offer of help to get the luggage up the steps to the room, though we came prepared for that and left one of our cases in the car. Breakfast was good and plentiful. As with most hotels now there was no buffet and instead you ordered off a menu and it was all brought to your table. We’d definitely recommend Matera as a destination and staying in a cave hotel is an amazing experience as long as you know what to expect!
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Date of stay: October 2020
anc0na wrote a review Mar 2020
Perth, Australia24 contributions22 helpful votes
We stayed in a cave room with a view over the old city from the terrace. The room was simple but lovely. Linen was good quality and there was a selection of pillows. The bathroom was well stocked with very nice shampoo, conditioner, body lotions etc. The breakfast was good and the breakfast waitress was excellent. We enjoyed our stay.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Holida_Golightly wrote a review Mar 2020
Nairobi, Kenya28 contributions14 helpful votes
This hotel needs an upgrade. Our mattress was obviously really old and sagged badly in the middle. The service was awful. No one offered to help with the luggage, in spite of the fact that there were a lot of stairs. The spa is terribly crowded and untidy, even though its use is by reservation only, so they ought to be able to book fewer guests at a time and monitor its condition. A big disappointment.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Bob Q wrote a review Jan 2020
Brooklyn, New York97 contributions53 helpful votes
My wife and I drove over 200 miles from Calabria to visit Matera. We spent two nights at this hotel. Our particular room was a short walk from the main hotel. The room was very spacious and comfortable for a cave. I can't think of when we had a nicer room. The hotel is located in the center of things, everything you would want to see is within walking distance. The staff couldn't have been more professional and helpful. There is a spa in the hotel which looked interesting but we did not use it. Breakfast was included and excellent each morning. Just go, you won't regret it.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Room Tip: If you drive here, pay attention to the instructions the hotel gives you. They will make it a...
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ismenia wrote a review Jan 2020
tampa38 contributions19 helpful votes
We had 2 Superior double rooms for 3 people in each room. Rm 10 had a double bed and a twin bed. Room was spacious enough with a view of the old city. No outside balcony or sitting area. Room 24 had been upgraded by Hotel to a Junior Suite. Room felt smaller in size compared to Rm 10. Had two double beds and a large spa tub in a separate room. Sitting area outside door to view old city. Unless you plan to soak in spa tub, the Superior double room would have been a better option for us. We prefer the space to a spa tub. The thermal swimming area is extra and by appointment. Front desk personnel is pleasant. We found the women to be a bit more helpful with requests. Elevator is quite small. Max is 4 people and with luggage it reduces the number of people. Took us 2 trips with 3 people and luggage. Even with elevator available, there are steps to deal with. Rooms are located outside. We were not offered assistance when checking in with our luggage. Found out later help was available. Navigating the steps outside with the cobble stone walk ways with the luggage was was a hardship. Took several trips between the elevator and room to transport the luggage. The property is maintained well and the cave rooms were comfortable. Location is perfect. Close to the main Plaza. Rating based mainly on luggage issue. Ask for help. You won't regret the assistance.
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Date of stay: December 2019
$112 - $318 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Locanda di San Martino - Hotel e Thermae
Which popular attractions are close to Locanda di San Martino - Hotel e Thermae?
Nearby attractions include Sassi di Matera (0.09 miles), Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina (0.1 miles), and Materasum Ipogeo (0.10 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Locanda di San Martino - Hotel e Thermae?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Locanda di San Martino - Hotel e Thermae?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Locanda di San Martino - Hotel e Thermae?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Locanda di San Martino - Hotel e Thermae?
Conveniently located restaurants include Il Rusticone, Vitantonio Lombardo Ristorante, and Regiacorte - Restaurant & Lounge Terrace.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Locanda di San Martino - Hotel e Thermae?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a sauna, and locker rooms available in the fitness center during their stay.
Is Locanda di San Martino - Hotel e Thermae located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Matera.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Locanda di San Martino - Hotel e Thermae?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Locanda di San Martino - Hotel e Thermae?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Cripta del Peccato Originale (4.5 miles), Parco delle Chiese Rupestri di Matera (0.6 miles), and Piazza San Pietro Caveoso (0.2 miles).