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Locanda di San Martino - Hotel e Thermae

Via Fiorentini 71 Rioni Sassi, 75100, Matera Italy
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  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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#18 of 50 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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Property amenities
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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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, German, Italian
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Veena wrote a review Oct 2021
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We used the thermal wellness services which were very poorly managed. The hotel advertises this place as a wellness relaxation zone and has signs for guests to be quiet. However there were several people laughing, talking and yelling in the wellness area. We only visited the place for 30 minutes (not the full 2 hours) and the receptionist still insisted on charging us full price. She said she has no control of what guests do and all their staff are too busy to oversee the wellness spa area. She said we should have told other guests to be quiet. This shouldn't be our responsibility to ensure other guests adhere to the wellness zone rules. Iwould highly recommend visiting another wellness place as this is more of a leisure pool.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Yavar K wrote a review Sep 2021
Canton of Geneva, Switzerland1204 contributions225 helpful votes
Covid compliant. Two negatives. You park your car in town and their shuttle picks you up. We called them at 7.10PM, and no one picked up the phone. Called them six times with no reply. Finally the garage called them, and they came, but late. Checked in at 8.00PM. Reception staff were not really concerned about it. Second point, when we checked in it was dark and as my wife stepped into the room she tripped as there was a step down to the room, and no lights were on. Luckily, she recovered or I could see an injury happening. Staff should advise guests of this issue. Great location. Excellent room. Good breakfast, but no hot food. Major cards accepted. Good Wifi. English not an issue.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: You cannot drive to the hotel, but park in the city. Shuttle bus which is free will pick u up....
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Tonda wrote a review Aug 2021
Schwaebisch Gmuend, Germany3 contributions3 helpful votes
We had a 2-nights stay at the Locando di san Martino and have enjoyed the great location, authentic rooms and quality breakfast. The hotel is situated on the cliffs in the centro storico and rooms are build in the rocks. From the hotel, you can reach within a few minutes the main square and in about 10 minutes walk the parking. However pay attention that the direct access to the hotel by car is not possible as it is situated in the restricted area. The hotel staff was very friendly and helpful. The breakfast was offering high quality and diversified products.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Don't drive directly to the hotel
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Mercataletraveller wrote a review Jun 2021
Mercatale37 contributions25 helpful votes
Everything was fabulous from the helpful, warm check in, to the attentive staff throughout the hotel, the lovely massage, the gorgeous spa with pool (surprisingly big enough to swim in) and jacuzzi, the delicious breakfast, the skillfull driver taking us back to the car park. Excellent location.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
tandmtravels wrote a review Oct 2020
York, United Kingdom111 contributions97 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
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$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 Burro Salato Bistrot Crepes Et Galettes, Il Rusticone, and Tierra.
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, German, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Locanda di San Martino - Hotel e Thermae?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Parco delle Chiese Rupestri di Matera (0.6 miles), Cripta del Peccato Originale (4.5 miles), and Piazza San Pietro Caveoso (0.2 miles).