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Basiliani Hotel
Ranked #5 of 30 Hotels in Matera
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Biddeford Pool, Maine
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24 reviews
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“Terrific value”
Reviewed 5 May 2012

We would highly recommend the Hotel Basiliani in Matera. My wife and I, both in our early 60’s, stayed four nights.

It is a beautiful location in the Old Town (Sassi), which is a UNESCO heritage site . We would open our room door each day to a beautiful panorama of a river gorge with tall cliffs across the river containing Neolithic caves dwellings, which are part of an Archeological Park and also a component of the Heritage site.

It was an easy walk through the entire Sassi area and a modestly longer one to many of the New Town’s shops and restaurants. We were sincerely taken by the vitality of the town, including its regular “passegiata”, or “walk and talk” activities that involve large numbers of town residents strolling and visiting with each other in the afternoons and evenings in the large central plaza.

Thought some of its rooms are built into the cliffs on the Sassi side of the gorge, the hotel is totally modernized. We had a huge room with four beds (two in a loft), and a good sized bathroom with full sized soaking tub and shower. We had good hot water throughout our stay and good wifi connectivity.

The breakfast that came with the room was a generous, varied buffet. The staff members were all very nice and went out of their way to do some small extras for us.

We would highly recommend this hotel, which we felt was modestly priced (at least in March) for its quality.

Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 April 2012 via mobile

The basiliani was a unique hotel. The rooms were spacious (I was surprised to see that we had a loft in our room with two extra beds!). It is a short walk to the hotel on a rocky surface, I suggest a back pack or light duffel. The maps the hotel provided via e-mail were fantastic. The breakfast was plentiful with lots of fresh fruit. There are patio chairs outside each room a good place to sit and read and lookout at the park across the ravine. I would stay here again.

Stayed March 2012
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Naples, Italy
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Reviewed 20 February 2012

We stayed at this hotel in February and it was great. The rooms were very clean, the fastest wifi I've seen, the location was amazing, and the breakfast in the morning was great. Overall we had a great time in Matera and this hotel was great.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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Naples, Italy
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Reviewed 20 February 2012

Very unique experience. The cave room has modern, minimalist design but is large and quite comfortable.
There is a bit of humidity, but running the dehumidifier during the day was enough to make things comfortable when we were home in the evenings.
Great location--- easy, free parking approx 500 m away. The Sassi are an amazing, almost other worldly site. Worth the trip!

  • Stayed February 2012
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Pordenone, Italy
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Reviewed 14 November 2011

This is a lovely hotel in a unique site. Our room was very spacious, bright, clean and comfortable. It was not in the cave like some others are and we had no problem with
humidity. The location in the Sasso Caveoso, facing the Gravina, is fantastic and we had a
nice view even from our bed! Wi-fi is available and in the lobby there is a computer for the guests. Breakfast is adequate. The staff were very, very, very nice and
helpful. Very good value for money.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Basiliani Hotel

Property: Basiliani Hotel
Address: Rione Casalnuovo 115, 75100, Matera, Italy
Region: Italy > Basilicata > Province of Matera > Matera
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 30 Hotels in Matera
Price range (per night): ₹ 7,159 - ₹ 12,437
Hotel Class:3 star — Basiliani Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel is located in the heart of Sasso Caveoso, Matera. There are eleven large rooms with independent access and all the modern technological comforts. They are partly built and partly caved out of the local tufa stone. They evoke the fascination of the prehistoric caves that you can see from the windows on the opposite Murgia plateau, site of the Archaelogical Park of Rupestrian Churches. ... more   less 
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