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Via San Giovanni Vecchio 22, 75100 Matera, Italy – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.5/10! (score from 138 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at L'Hotel In Pietra.
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Cycling, Bicycle Rental, Library
Food & Drink
Bar, Breakfast in the Room
Private parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is needed) and costs EUR 20 per day.
Room Service, Shuttle Service (surcharge), Airport Shuttle (surcharge), 24-Hour Front Desk, Express Check-in/Check-out, Baggage Storage, Concierge Service, Laundry, Ironing Service, Fax/Photocopying, Honeymoon Suite
Newspapers, Safe, Non-smoking Rooms, Heating, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private), Air Conditioning
Italian, Spanish, English
2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
All children under 2 years are charged EUR 10 per person per night in a crib.
All older children or adults are charged EUR 25 per person per night for extra beds.
The maximum number of extra beds in a room is 2.
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. Charges may apply.
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Based on 138 reviews
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Set in the historic centre of Matera, Palazzo Degli Abati offers unique rooms carved in the rock or in a 18th-century building.
Score from 371 reviews Exceptional
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Score from 645 reviews Good
Housed in a 16th-century building, Malandrì B&B is located in Altamura's historic centre, a few steps from S. Maria Assunta Cathedral and 19 km from Matera.
Score from 157 reviews Wonderful
Residence San Pietro Barisano offers unique apartments in the famous Sassi of Matera.
Score from 161 reviews Very good
April 13, 2015
The location was great, room warm and comfortable. Staff very nice and helpful. We would definitely recommend it.
April 7, 2015
The rooms are lovely - cut into the rock Nice hosts - very helpful
March 22, 2015
At the beginning the air conditioning (heating) did not work properly. We asked the reception, someone came and reset the devices, but it still took almost 2 hours till it actually started proper heating. We had room 1008 (a lower priced room separated on two levels). The description on the website was correct, so we were quite content with the room, but we have a suggestion: it would be easy to make this room ,more comfortable by adding a small table and one more chair in the entrance hall on the ground floor. In this way, this level could be used as a sitting room.
Impressive atmosphere and interior decoration with a lot of attention to details. Actually, although it is in the Sassi, it is easy to find - much easier than it looks on google map directions.
March 22, 2015
The Hotel was beautiful and clean and the staff friendly and helpful. Would definitely return. Loved every minute of our visit.
March 4, 2015
Nothing apart from having to come home...
I might not be Judith Chalmers but I am a well travelled person and I know Quality when I see it. The staff simply couldn’t do enough to make our stay as special as possible. The rooms are amazing ours was 1004 I will never forget this beautiful room. Breakfast was plentiful and really nice it makes a nice change to eat fresh local produce. I would say can you afford NOT to stay in this hotel we looked in a few other during our stay and this was by far the nicest add to that how you are treated and it's easily the best.. Matera's no1 hotel
January 27, 2015
quite expensive especially in the summer our room had damp on the ceiling which did not look too good. difficult to find at first-needed help to find.
special hotel in the rock and position good near top of Sassi so can get to shops easily staff were incredibly helpful and nothing too much to please us breakfast was very good wifi great in our room unusual rooms-check out the suite!!
December 4, 2014
Breakfast stools/tables were uncomfortable, but take nothing aways from this facility. Excellent!
Great unusual experience.
November 17, 2014
Allow yourself some extra time to find this place. While we loved the location it was a challange to find. Unless you are under 30 or extremely athletic, avoid room #8. It was advertised as 'bi-level'. We did not realize this meant ladder-like stairs from entry/bathroom level to bed level, with little room for luggage. All other rooms we saw looked beautiful.
This hotel is in a great location right in the sassi. It's convenient for touring Matera as well as to restaurants in both the upper and lower town. It is in an old church so offers a unique atmospher with an old world feel while offering all modern conveniences including best WiFi we had in all of Italy. Breakfasts offered a wide variety of delicious and unusual selections.
November 16, 2014
The hotel itself is beautiful and in the most amazing location and the staff wonderful - I would highly recommend this very special hotel.
October 27, 2014
Cleanliness and superb location with one of the best views overlooking the heart of Matera old city center! Staff always at disposal and very friendly. Super continental and international breakfast!
October 21, 2014
The staff were great. Very helpful with ideas and what to see in your time frame. Made reservation bookings for you. It's a boutique hotel where rooms are all very different and unique. You need to be aware of this before you book particularly if you don't like steps. Also is staying in Sassy /cave hotels there are lots of steps and cobble stones so do your homework. And get directions. I loved Matera and highly recommend a stay and in particular this hotel.
October 15, 2014
It is difficult to get to. Parking can be challenging - we parked in a garage several blocks away - cost 17 euro overnight. Also, beware using a gps trying to find the hotel - you may end up in some awkward positions at the end of squares. None of these are detractors enough from a return visit for us.
The location is perfect - in the heart of Sassi - easy walks to all parts of the city, but in a quiet enough area as to not be disturbed. The rooms were remarkable - a novelty of climbing a ladder to access your sleeping quarters. The breakfast was pizza and pastries - what could be better?
October 13, 2014
But....the maintance of the place needs to be improved. In my room 2 lamps didn´t work, one was even broken. The outer laminate door was not able to close as there was a bent sheet metal. I had to discussion for 3 minutes with the receptionist why i need to close this door. it was fixed hours later in the afternoon. the staff tries to be friendly but every request or complain seems to disturb. There must be an increase of the service skills. The Hotel is but a bit hard to find and no acess by car or taxi, so you have to carry luggage quite some steps. WiFi was not stable
This small Boutique Hotel is very unusual as it is in a former church which is beautifully and with a lot of taste designed into s small hotel. the rooms tell that it was a church before, raw stone and the room filled with modern minimalized design interior. Very special and nice boutique hotel, good rates, good breakfast,terrific situation
October 5, 2014
Excellent design for a cave hotel Superb staffs with excellent services, very open minded and friendly. They provided a lot of useful information for walking tour at Matera. Good wifi connection Good enough options for breakfast
October 5, 2014
A little more bench space would have been nice, but that's all.
Charming hotel in the old caves of Matera. This modern and beautifully decorated hotel is fantastic. Our room had 2 levels, entrance and beautiful big bathroom downstairs and bedrooms upstairs. Very clean and comfortable. Good location in the heart of Matera and breakfast was also very good. The manager was very nice and helpful. We got very lost driving to the hotel and when we called the hotel he sent someone to meet us and bring us there. The staff from the garage which the hotel arranged for our car were also very nice and helpful. Highly recommend this hotel in wonderful Matera.
September 28, 2014
leaving! slightly difficult to find garage for parking car but this is usual for large Italian cities and when we contacted the hotel they swiftly sent help who were extremely polite and guided us though.
Our third stay in this fantastic hotel. It was topped by staying in their latest suite - just amazing design with such style. On three levels from ground floor upwards. Ground floor has lounge area and large separate waterfall shower and huge stone bath, bidet, toilet etc area. First floor with large comfortable bed and tv etc and second floor with beautiful lounger, desk and window looking out towards the Sassi caves. We have stayed in two different rooms before and they were to be equally recommended, whatever your budget. Friends and family have stayed here too and were very complimentary. The breakfasts were good as was our welcome from Roberto and his staff. I always recommend this hotel to anyone who wishes to stay in the Sassi area as the location is central and the atmosphere of the caves is perfectly captured by this hotel. It is not to be missed. There are plenty of funky places to eat and drink and explore - even the town up top- just make sure you have comfortable shoes as there are plenty of cobbles and steps. Room Tip: Phone Roberto for advice Each room and suite is totally different.
September 17, 2014
A memorable experience.
September 9, 2014
the owner whose name is Roberto is a great Chi who has built one of the most incredible hotels I've ever stayed in.I would definitely recommend it and go back myself.
September 3, 2014
Could do with a shelf in the bathroom and maybe a full length mirror.
All the rooms are different and unusual. Carved out of rock with vaulted ceilings. We had ladders up to our bed and a large walk in shower in the bathroom. Amazing location and very friendly staff who organised a taxi for us on a Sunday.
September 2, 2014
Nothing really. You need to be adventurous for our two storey room with hatch and loft-style ladder to the bedroom, but to be fair we were offered choice of another room and decided to stay put.
Loved the location in the heart of the old town. Beautiful tranquil building, and a quite exquisite experience. This place is not quite like anywhere else I have visited and it really felt like stepping back in time. Hotel is comfortable and supremely tranquil, yet still has wifi and facilities on a par with much more modern places, a wonderful experience.
August 24, 2014
If you drive a car, plan ahead and coordinate your parking so that your walk into the hotel is not too far. The room we chose had the lofts. You must be able to climb up and down the ladders to the lofts. The price should be much lower for the inconvenience of the lofts and small room.
Beautifully furnished, friendly staff, excellent breakfast. Excellent bathroom facilities.
August 22, 2014
You cannot drive to the hotel but we got great help from hotel to find parking and carrying luggage.
Great amosphere. Elegant rooms built in a cave church. Excellent breakfast in the fantastic hall area. The location is in the middle of the old cave town, close to everything. Very helpful and kind staff!
July 19, 2014
I wouldn't recommend the small standard double room for mature couples.
Great location, staff, rooms, amenities, breakfast
July 16, 2014
July 13, 2014
The hotel is quirky, with some rooms being a bit tight. But the experience is fantastic. Staff are very helpful.
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