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Reviewed June 1, 2019

The hotel has brought together several cave rooms and formed a hotel. Good location and surprisinly spacious rooms. View out our balcony walkway great. Breakfast good. Staff helpful for tourist. Would return.

Room tip: The elevator is very tiny so plan ahead when checking out. It also seems to be influenced by the last person to push a button.
Date of stay: May 2019
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Joseph P
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Reviewed May 31, 2019

Matera is itself an extraordinary city, and the Locanda is situated in one of the areas of old rock dwellings, some of which have been brought together and made into a hotel. So you will be quite literally sleeping in a cave. (There is also a Roman bath/spa, but we didn't use it.) The room was furnished with an odd mixture of largely antique pieces, and the bathroom, though not large, was adequate. There are clearly some disadvantages to staying in a cave; it's not really possible to fit modern refinements like air-conditioning, and storage space was rather limited. But for character it's hard to beat.

The hotel has a small bar, which seems to be used largely by people coming from the spa. It has no restaurant, but there are plenty nearby, and the staff were extremely helpful in making suggestions and bookings for us. Breakfast was excellent, with a lot of local meats, cheeses and cakes and - extraordinarily - live piano music. However, we did have to see off one attempt to serve instant coffee,

I'm a hard marker, and on pure hotel quality this would rate 4 rather than 5, but it is the character of the place and the rooms that tips it over; we should have been very sorry to have missed it.

Room tip: There are some outlying rooms which will entail a trip back to the main hotel for breakfast. Be sure you know what you've opted for.
Date of stay: May 2019
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Peter C
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Reviewed May 24, 2019 via mobile

This is an amazing chance to experience history. It is simply unbelievable they way they have preserved the authentic sassi feel and yet made the rooms welcoming with appropriate amenities.

One caution, it is a historical venue and the tiny elevator can only do so much, you WILL have to carry your bags up at least a few stairs if not a flight and the rugged cobblestones do not allow you to pull them even on the flat, but it is well worth the trouble.

Date of stay: May 2019
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Thank LAEricson
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Reviewed May 17, 2019

This was one of the most unique, best furnished hotel rooms I have experienced. It was evident that a lot of thought went into the renovation of these cave like spaces remake them into beautiful accomodations. Every room in this faciity was unique and was uniquely furnished. Not all rooms have a view to the Sassi, but ours did and it was stunning. Public spaces in the hotel, including the spa were also wonderful to experience.Given the pedestrian nature of the Sassi, this was a very quiet and peaceful place.

Room tip: Rooms higher up have the best views.
Date of stay: May 2019
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Thank Philip S
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Reviewed May 16, 2019 via mobile

This hotel is located in the ancient cave dwelling section called Sassi in Matera. Each room / suite is unique unto itself and are modernized cave homes from hundreds (maybe thousands) of years ago. The entire Sassi area has the feel of Jerusalem. The breakfast was outstanding and the service friendly and efficient. For me, it was the nicest hotel I have ever stayed at.

Date of stay: May 2019
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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