Fodor's Expert Review Locanda di San Martino

Via Fiorentini 71, Matera, Basilicate, 75100, Italy Fodor's Choice

Situated at the bottom of the Sassi ravine on Via Fiorentini (limited car access), the Locanda is a more upscale cave-dwelling hotel, with all modern comforts, including an elevator to whisk you up the cliff to your room. The owners have even created underground thermae romanae (Roman-style baths) with a series of pools heated to different temperatures, a dry-heat room, a steam room, and hydromassage. Guest rooms are on four levels and are simply furnished to conform to the original cavern atmosphere—the view from your terrace is like something out of a movie.

PROS

  • <PRO>convenient location if you come by car</PRO>
  • <PRO>comfortable rooms</PRO>
  • <PRO>on-site ancient Roman-style spa</PRO>

CONS

  • <CON>rooms reached via outdoor walkway</CON>
  • <CON>limited parking nearby</CON>
  • <CON>spa may be a tad intimate for some</CON>

QUICK FACTS

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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 0835-256600

HOTEL DETAILS

40 rooms
Rate Includes: Free breakfast

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