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“Really nice hotel, right in 'Sassi' of Matera”

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Locanda di San Martino - Hotel e Thermae
Ranked #7 of 30 Hotels in Matera
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Oslo, Norway
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“Really nice hotel, right in 'Sassi' of Matera”
Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

We stayed 2 nights at 'Locanda di San Martino' located right in the Matera center, called 'Sassi'. It's built in a typical Matera white stone, the rooms are simple with a comfortable bed and a big bathroom with bathtub and massage. We were positively surprised by the breakfast, again set up in a white stone room and with all the delicious typical food (fresh mozzarella, bread, ham croissant and cakes) from the Basilicata region. Then in the basement you can relax in the 'thermae', quite a big swimming pool again built in the white stones with 2 jacuzzis, sauna and other SPA facilities. Also, the reception was very friendly and helped us to find restaurants and places to visit in Matera and managed get us a laundry done in less then 10 hours! The only thing is that parking is a bit far away and costs 10€ per day, but you can park the car for and bring it in front of the hotel when you are departing. I recommend this hotel to anyone is visiting Matera!

Stayed July 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed July 8, 2014

Matera is an incredible place to visit and this hotel makes it more special -it is a beautifully appointed hotel in the Sassi. We stayed 2 nights which allowed us up to the Piazza each evening ( and if you are there on 2nd July you can enjoy the feast of the Madonna della Bruna ) and a nap in the hottest part of the day . The Thermae are wonderful but be warned that children < 18 yo cannot visit and even guests are charged an extra 10 Euros- it is worth it . The breakfasts are great and the hosts very helpful, especially with parking. Take a tour with a local guide for some in-depth knowldge then just wander around as you wish- the town is quite steep with many stairs but small and easy to get around.
Read "Christ stopped at Eboli" by Carlo Levi for a quick history guide to this part of the Mezzogiorno.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in Matera one night to break up a long drive and we were so happy we did! Hotel was easy to find with google maps and the hotel parked out car for a small fee. The room (7) was very very comfortable for a small family and included a in-room spa bath. We took a late afternoon drive through the town in a Piaggio open top car/moped (seats 3) which was great and cost 30 euro this allowed us to see all the sights without having to walk too long with a 6yo. One tip for people planning to stay is that the spa/pool within the hotel does not allow people below 18 yo in the pool. This was clearly noted in our booking but we didn't read it before staying - out fault. Either way what a beautiful hotel in a beautiful town and we are keen to stay again next time we are there. Thanks to the staff - we had a great stay and you made us very welcome.

Stayed July 2014
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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 5, 2014

Not easy to get to but once there everything was excellent. Angela on reception was very good and nothing was too much trouble. Very special pool and well worth the extra 10 euros. We will stay again next year.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

The location within the Sassi Barisano was perfect. Very walkable to the piazza above as well as the sights below. The fact that you could drive up and unload bags and valet park if you choose was a great help. Breakfast was well done and the "cave rooms" were great... Lots of charm. We loved the Thermae, it was a great way to relax after a long day of touring. Sitting outside watching the sun go down with a bottle of wine, while the lights slowly came on in the Sassi was a great finish to each day. This was a great hotel at a reasonable price. Loved it.

  • Stayed June 2014
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed July 2, 2014

The staff was wonderful!! I loved the pool and terme on the bottom, the cave like rooms are unique...and breakfast was a wonderful addition...live piano and all!

Easy to get to and in the middle of the sassi. I will stay here the next time I come and recommend it to anyone.

5 star hotel in my opinion!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Rancho Mirage, California
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72 reviews
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Reviewed June 30, 2014

My first impression of this hotel was not very good. There were no windows and my room was dark and definitely cave-like. However, after I found all of the light switches and discovered the door had wooden panels that opened to let in the light and even opened to let in fresh air, I felt much better about it. The room was spacious with desk, wardrobe, a very good bed, 2 night tables and a sofa bed. There was a refrigerator and provided slippers. The bathroom was small but quite adequate. I felt very cozy and comfortable. It was very quiet and had a little patio area for enjoying the view of the Stassi (stone houses). Staff was very friendly and the breakfast was more than adequate. The only negative would be the location. There are lots of steps and climbing. Not for the faint of heart, lungs or knees.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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Property: Locanda di San Martino - Hotel e Thermae
Address: Via Fiorentini 71 | Rioni Sassi, 75100, Matera, Italy
Location: Italy > Basilicata > Province of Matera > Matera
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#8 Business Hotel in Matera
#9 Family Hotel in Matera
#9 Romantic Hotel in Matera
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Locanda di San Martino - Hotel e Thermae 3*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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