I love Matera and loved Santa Marta. It's centrally located, but at the same time quite. It's super clean, tastefully furnished, comfortable, the rooms are spacious and the bathrooms are wonderful especially the showers; it smells delicious as an added bonus. The breakfast is abundant, the cappuccino ed espresso outstanding!!! However the person that makes this place unforgettable is Maria, the hostess. She is adorable, I was traveling with my 2 young kids, 10 and 2 yrs old, she accommodated all our needs, last minute requests and emergencies. I called here and texted here several times, she ALWAYS responded quickly, kindly and lovingly! She even helped me getting a room for a family member that decided to come along last minute taking it upon her self to call around other hotels/b&b etc...Since her place was fully booked. Highly highly recommend Santa Marta.