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Updated: February 10, 2023
By Santorini Dave
Matera Hotels – Tips & Advice
- Booking.com – the best site for booking Matera hotels (best cancellation policy)
- Best Luxury Hotel in Matera: Palazzo Gattini
- Best Boutique Hotel in Matera: Palazzotto Residence & Winery
- Best Cave Hotel in Matera: Sextantio Le Grotte Della Civita
- Best Cheap Hotel in Matera: Hotel Residence San Giorgio
- Best Hotel for Families in Matera: Sassisuite
- Best Villa in Basilicata: Palazzo Margherita
- Best Matera Hotel for Honeymoon: All of the hotels listed below are fantastic for couples and honeymooners.
The 11 Best Hotels in Matera, Italy
1. Palazzo Gattini
The best modern luxury hotel in Matera with beautiful suites (some have private hot tubs), stunning views, and a great location right beside the Duomo. The spa and Turkish bath are wonderful.
2. Sextantio Le Grotte Della Civita
The most romantic cave hotel in Matera. Absolutely stunning. The original cave dwellings have been restored to luxurious perfection.
3. Palazzotto Residence & Winery
Magical! These original cave houses were redone by a local architect and no hotel in Matera feels quite so authentic. If forced to choose, I’d say this is the best boutique hotel in Matera. (The Family Apartment is huge and sleeps a family of four.)
4. Corte San Pietro
Beautiful cave hotel located in the ancient Sasso Caveoso and surrounded by impossibly tangled alleys and stairwells. (The Junior Suite with Terrace sleeps four and is one of the better cave rooms in Matera for families.)
5. Sant’Angelo Luxury Resort
Beautiful cave suites in the heart of the Sassi of Matera and within an easy walk of the major landmarks.
6. Palazzo Viceconte
A converted aristocratic residence with a splendid courtyard and ideal location. Perched high above the Sassi with some of the best views of any hotel in Matera.
7. L’Hotel In Pietra
Once a church, then an aristocratic house, and now a boutique hotel. Located in the Sasso Barisano and within walking distance of all of central Matera. Several suites have private indoor hot tubs.
A classic Italian-style B&B but with plenty of luxury. Beautiful views over the Sassi and Old Town. (The Standard Suite sleeps a family of five or six. The One-Bedroom suites sleeps a family of four.)
9. Palazzo Del Duca Luxury Hotel
Brand new 4-star hotel stylishly detailed and decorated. The breakfast cave room is the something out of a dream. The suites with private jacuzzis and plunge pools are worth the upgrade.
10. B&B Solosud
One of the best Matera hotels in the midrange category. And owner Paola makes it feel like a home. The catch is it gets fully booked far in advance – even in the low season. (Superior Doubles have 2 single beds, 1 double bed, and sleep a family of four.)
11. Palazzo Margherita
Located a 45 minute drive from Matera this idyllic hilltop setting in the village of Bernalda feels more like a country home than a hotel. Francis Ford Coppola discovered the forgotten palazzo while visiting his grandfather’s hometown and restored it to stunning perfection – though keeping all the original art work and furnishings. Suites are huge and there’s a nice swimming pool. Meals are marvelous homemade creations and one of the highlights of staying here. Free parking.
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