I have been traveling non-stop for almost two years, and this was one of my very favorite hotels. I asked for, and got, the "cave" room, which, because of the dehumidifier, was completely comfortable. The quality of the room - furnishings, bathroom, amenities - were top-quality.
The view from the terrace was incomparable - the best panorama of Matera you could hope for. Valentina was an endlessly helpful, warm, and friendly hostess who spoke excellent English and infectiously conveyed her love of this place. The breakfasts, prepared fresh each day by her mother, were extraordinary works of art and flavors, and the offerings varied each day. That woman should be a chef somewhere.
The hotel grounds were beautiful and restful; very spa-like. The gardens were full of flowers and herbs and lovingly maintained. Actually, every aspect of this accommodation is maintained that way - lovingly.
It is just a few minutes walk to the Sassi or to the conveniences of the modern town. But my stay at this B&B was one of the rare times when the accommodation became the principle attraction. Thank you so much for creating this incredible oasis. I wish I could give you a higher score than a ten.