The hotel is unusual in design as mentioned in other reviews. However, it is a fabulous facility. It is primarily built as an event hotel but just staying as a hotel guest you are treated wonderfully. The entire staff of the hotel is quiet/soft sopken and extremely helpful to any need. Location is incomparable as you look out over to the hillside town of Picerno. No matter where you are in this hotel you look out at Picerno and that beautiful vista. The gardens are maintained beautifully. The entire hotel is custom built from handrails, walls of stone, floors of multicolored tiles, everything must have been done by craftsmen. Basilicata is not on the usual Italian tourist route but is an area of Italian that rivals Tuscany in visual landscape. It is certainly an area that hikers, campers, walkers and historians would enjoy. Can't imagine the area will remain undiscovered for long. It is certainly a welcome escape from the madness of Naples. Any visitor should be forewarned that the entire area just shuts down from about 1pm to 5pm but once the heat of the day subsides the entire population begins to bring each town alive. Matera and the Sassi area is a World Heritage site and should not be missed. The archeological museum in Melfi rivals that of the museum in Naples. In fact, I think it is better in its presentation and contents, which are the archeological finds of the Basilicata area.
Tony from Washington, DC
Situated in Picerno, this hotel is in the same region as Pertosa Caves and La Sellata-Pierfaone Ski Resort.More
Food was excellent. Hotel is very new and therefore spacious and well appointed. Beach was 10 min walk away and was very clean and well kept. Pool was large and very clean. Staff were very helpful. Spa was great. Would recommend the sauna and steam room treatments followed by a massage. The location is a bit off the beaten track and in down season is very quiet which suited us perfectly. It can get very busy in high season though. We had an amazing stay and would go back.
Steve from Colchester
Within easy reach of Basilicata Beach, Scanzano Jonico Park, and Baronial Palace, this Scanzano Jonico hotel is located on …More
We absolutely loved our cave-room at Sextantio Le Grotte Della Civita. The room was beautifully prepared for our arrival, with candles lit and fresh fruit and water waiting. We found the room warm, inviting and wonderfully comfortable - and interesting, too, given the rich history of Matera and the sassi. The staff were kind and helpful at every turn. I hope to have a chance to come back.
Seasummer from DC
Situated in the city center, this hotel is close to Cathedral of Matera, Sassi, and San Giovanni Battista Church. Also nearby …More
Hotel Murmann was amazing. The staff was super friendly and helpful. The rooms were modern and clean. The service was impeccable, there was always someone at the reception and someone serving you breakfast. Close to the beach and the beautiful statue of the cristo di Maratea. Very recommended!
melissa from montreal Qc
This hotel is located in Maratea (Tyrrhenian Coast), close to Port of Maratea and Statue of Christ the Redeemer. Area …More
More like a business hotel, modern and comfortable. Tugging a suitcase around southern Italy for two weeks with a one night stay at Matera . . . I was more interested in convenience and comfort than staying in a historic hotel for this part of trip. Met my needs exactly, friendly staff and several restaurants nearby.
Situated in Matera, this hotel is close to San Giovanni Battista Church, Tramontano Castle, and Sassi. Also nearby are …More
A nice, clean, hotel with a friendly staff located within minutes of downtown Policoro, Matera. Reasonable hotel rate, with a an excellent dinning room. The owner will go out of his way ensure you have a great stay, including making arrangements for dinner within the areas restaurants, driving you, and picking you up.
Dennis from Hamilton, ON, Canada
This hotel is located in Policoro (Ionian Coast), close to Policoro Oasi WWF, Policoro Castle, and National Museum of …More