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Casino Ridola Hotel Relais
Ranked #14 of 30 Hotels in Matera
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Surrey
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Old and Characterful”
Reviewed May 26, 2014

Some twenty minutes walk from the fascinating old town of Matera, this quiet, intimate hotel is perfect for those wishing for a good base outside town with free parking and comfortable surroundings. Breakfast is adequate and the staff very helpful and pleasant. No restaurant but plenty of good places to eat in Matera. The room was comfortable, en suite shower perfect and the pool looked as though it would be pleasant when in use.

Room Tip: The steep walk back from the town may deter those with walking difficulties.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Cosimo D, Proprietario at Casino Ridola Hotel Relais, responded to this review, October 29, 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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90 reviews
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Reviewed May 12, 2014

I booked this hotel because we were travelling by car and I wanted somewhere to park and have the car secure. It is a little walk (about 750 meters) from the main town area but is on a hill with pleasant views. The room was spotless, the bed comfy and the shower excellent. Breakfast was very nice without being extravagant. The car park was locked overnight and the staff were friendly and helpful. The hotel looks like an old villa (although one photo suggests it may have once been an electrical manufacturing business) which had been tastefully renovated. It has a lift to the upstairs bedroom and a lovely garden to sit out in the sunshine as well as a pool which was too cold to use in early May.

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Rochester, New York
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
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Reviewed January 15, 2014

This was a perfect spot to stay in Matera, close to everything, yet enough removed to be quiet & serene. Lovely breakfast, a welcoming gift, accommodating staff, comfortable & nicely decorated. Bella!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Barcelona, Spain
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 6, 2014

This hotel is intimate and comfortable, offering an excellent breakfast and with very friendly staff. Located a bit out of the way--about ten minutes on foot to the heart of the old town. Good value for money.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Brussels, Belgium
Level 6 Contributor
91 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed November 18, 2013

I just spend 2 nights in this small, well appointed hotel in Matera. I was greeted by a friendly, smiling face. There was no problem with English as one would expect in a small town in Italy. They were helpful in giving directions and even ordered a massage to given in my room. The room was a nice size and clean.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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London
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
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Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

Stayed for one night, room of a good 4 star standard including welcome drinks making facilities ( unusual in Italy). Nice large room with a big bed, neutral decoration & all modern facilities including free broadband.

Hotel is in a safe residential area about 10-15 min walk from most of the attractions & not so easy to find. Good views over surrounding valley. Breakfast had a good choice of cereals, fruit, yoghurts, pastries, cold cuts and bakery. Hosts welcoming & helpful with restaurant & gelato tips. Pool looked welcoming although did not use it in October.

Overall a good choice for a stop in Matera if you want free off street parking & don't mind a 10 minute walk into the centre of town.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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London
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed September 17, 2013

Lovely family run, small hotel in a residential setting. The staff were very pleasant and very helpful. It is a short 10 – 15 minutes walk to see the Sassi town of Matera. Lovely clean pool and you can hire swimming towels for 2 Euros.

Room Tip: This hotel does not have a lift. We asked for and received a ground floor room.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Casino Ridola Hotel Relais
Address: Via Marcello Morelli 13, 75100, Matera, Italy
Location: Italy > Basilicata > Province of Matera > Matera
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 30 Hotels in Matera
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Casino Ridola Hotel Relais 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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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