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Excellent location – rated 9.8/10! (score from 130 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at Fra I Sassi Residence.
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No parking available.
Shuttle Service (surcharge), Express Check-in/Check-out, Tour Desk, Baggage Storage
Newspapers, Non-smoking Rooms, Heating, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private), Air Conditioning
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Until 11:00 AM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
One child under 2 years stays free of charge when using existing beds.
One child under 2 years is charged EUR 10 per person per night in a crib.
One older child or adult is charged EUR 20 per person per night in an extra bed.
The maximum number of extra beds in a room is 1.
The maximum number of cribs in a room is 1.
Any type of extra bed or crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.
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Score from 242 reviews Exceptional
Some sulfur smell sometimes in the room. I was lucky. I could open the window all night.
The location was unbeatable. The manager assisted us with parking within walking distance and free of charge. Small but delicious breakfast. Minutes walk to SO many restaurants, coffee bars, and piazza's with anything you could need.
The bathroom (the only actual cave part of the room) smelled a bit. Fan left on stopped the spread. Would not stop us from staying there again.
We cannot say enough nice about Fra I Sassi. We were lost trying to find it, but the gracious host, Domenico, came and found us to lead us to it. He arranged parking for our car, helped with our luggage -- all with a very wonderful smile. Staying in the Sassi was a unique and wonderful experience. The room was large, comfortable, immaculately clean, with good WiFi. The bathroom (once part of a cave) was enormous with wonderful twin sinks and a huge, easy to use shower. Breakfast was delicious and abundant. Domenico gave us great recommendations for restaurants and arranged a superb guide (Silvio) for an afternoon tour. Without doubt, this was our favorite place to stay during our month long time in Italy. A stay here is a must for any tourist in Matera.
There was absolutely nothing to dislike.
We really enjoyed staying here- it is easily accessible walking or you can park very close by. We were greeted by the owner who kindly offered us fresh coffee and showed us maps of matera. We stayed in a cave room which was really great- it wasn't at all damp which I have heard some cave rooms are and there was air conditioning. The room was big with a sofa and lots of space. There is a beautiful balcony Overlooking matera. Breakfast was really good with great coffee,juice, cereals, bread, fruit and local cakes. We would really reccommend staying here.
Our room was in 'a cave' and was very nicely decorated. The bathroom was small but had everything. Just outside of our room is a terrace with chairs and tables and a fantastic view. Christina gave us a map and some ideas of what to do. Breakfast was not just cake! It had local bread, cheeses, hams etc I was even able to try speaking a little Italian.
you can good views from your window.
a little expensive
Everything. The room was clean and comfortable, and the staff was kind and friendly. If I go back to Matera, I will stay there again.
Warm, welcoming, elegant. You really felt looked after. Breakfasts offered wide range of choices in elegant surroundings - a lovely beginning to each day
Loved our room - Room #1, the first room after entering the gate and coming up the stairs. It has a double bed with a white iron headboard, corner desk and a barrel vaulted stone ceiling - quite comfy! The bathroom is big, nicely renovated with double sinks, and steps up to a big, soaking tub/shower combination. Everything was very clean. This room does not open to the terrace but is just steps away. Well-located, right off one of the main streets and close to good restaurants. And easy to find after wandering around Matera. Breakfast was also good with plenty of variety. And the owners, Cristina and her father, were more than helpful and friendly. The airline lost one of our bags. Once it was found, Cristina was able to get it to Matera much faster than if we had waited for the airline to deliver it. Many thanks to both of them for all their hard work!
Everything was great - Highly recommend!
It is a wonderful place to stay and perfect location to explore Sassi.
One of the BEST hotel rooms I've ever been in, for a bunch of reasons: * It's in a cave! cool! * Situated in a good location in a gorgeous town! * Immaculately clean. * The AC was so quiet we weren't even sure it was on. Just great! * The window looks over a lovely part of the town & has 2 layers of shutters. * The bed was comfy & big. * The bathroom was beautiful & very comfortable to use. The complementary soaps were better than our favorite brand at home. * The shower deserves a separate mention: it was the shower we dream of for ourselves- roomy, comfortable, easy to use & with a strong current. * Breakfast was generous & tasty.
* The owners know very little English. * The bathroom is separated from the rest of the room by a curtain. This gets pretty awkward when you have to do... bathroom things that tend to be noisy & smelly. * Parking might prove challenging around the hotel in the high season.
There are two Sassi districts in Matera, this is in the newer section but the older section is a 5-10 minute walk away.
The view, balcony, cave hotel were all spectacular! We even had a natural awning in front of our room so when it rained we could still sit outside and enjoy the view. Breakfast and staff were very good too.
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