We spent two nights at Relais Ridola in the room pictured above. It was spacious, clean, and comfortable. The staff member who checked us in was very friendly and helpful providing us with a map of the city and several good restaurant recommendations. The breakfast was good with lots of variety. For warmer weather, there is a nice swimming pool.
One of the advantages of staying here is that secure parking is provided if you have a rental car. It's not a difficult walk to the city center--it takes about 15 minutes but the return trip is entirely uphill. Not a problem for us but perhaps it could be for some not in tip-top shape.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Casino Ridola is located at 600m from the famous Sassi and the historical centre of Matera, offers a swimming pool and free parking. Guest rooms come with free Internet access, satellite TV, and a floor heating and cooling system. The breakfast room and reception are in the garden and offers every day a buffet selection of sweet and savory product prepared at home. The hotel was designed by a famous local architect, Leonardo Ridola in 1872. The National Museum of Matera is dedicated to him. ... more less
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