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Get an overview of this hotelMatera guestrooms in Sasso Barisano with kitchenettes and balconies


Located in Sasso Barisano, this residence is within a 10-minute walk of Convent of Sant'Agostino, San Giovanni Battista Church, and Chiesa di Santa Lucia alle Malve. Museo Nazionale Ridola and Museo della Scultura Contemporanea are also within 10 minutes.

Property Features

Along with valet parking, this residence has a meeting room and dry cleaning. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include self parking, a front-desk safe, and free breakfast.

Room Amenities

All 10 rooms provide kitchenettes with refrigerators, plus free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with digital channels. Guests will also find balconies, sofa beds, and sitting areas.

Residence Amenities

Residence Amenities

A complimentary breakfast is offered. Public areas are equipped with complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access. For a surcharge, the property provides a roundtrip airport shuttle (available on request) and an area shuttle. This Matera residence also offers dry cleaning/laundry services, room service (during limited hours), and supervised childcare/activities. Onsite parking is available (surcharge).

  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge) 
  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • Total number of rooms - 10 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Front desk (limited hours) 
  • One meeting room 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Year Built 1500 
  • Area shuttle (surcharge) 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2 
  • Supervised childcare/activities 
  • Free WiFi 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Kitchenette  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  
  • Sofa bed  
  • Refrigerator  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge), Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Premium bedding 
  • Separate sitting area 
  • Balcony 
  • Air conditioning 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Kitchenette 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Minibar 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Bidet 
  • Desk 
  • In-room safe 
  • Sofa bed 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Digital TV service 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

A complimentary breakfast is offered.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Things to Do

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby 

Residence Policies


Check-in time ends at 8 PM

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:


Check-out time is 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for EUR 15 per night.


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • No onsite parking is available.

No cribs (infant beds) available


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 1 per person, per night, up to 3 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 14 years of age.
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Airport shuttle fee: EUR 70 per vehicle (roundtrip)
  • Self parking fee: EUR 10 per day
  • Valet parking fee: EUR 15 per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 15 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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We should mention

All guests, including children, must be present at check-in and show their government-issued photo ID card or passport. Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 2999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation. This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Hotel Residence San Giorgio Matera ratings based on 25 Verified Reviews

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4.6 out of 5
96% of guests recommend
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.6 Service & staff
4.7 Room comfort
4.7 Hotel condition
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Great hotel in historic section of city

5 out of 5
Posted Oct 27, 2016
Pros: We were able to experience living in a sassi (albeit a very luxurious one).
Cons: Everything was perfect - from the hotel staff, to the comfortable accommodations, to the numerous breakfast items provided during our stay.
Location: The hotel is located in the historic section of the city and we were able to see many attractions by walking. Just bring good walking shoes!
Matera is a beautiful, old city, unique in having the sassi, where the inhabitants used to - and still do - live. The hotels' rooms are in converted sassi, and though very upscale and comfortable, they still retain the flavor of being in a cave. The city is wonderful to explore - many churches, shops, restaurants, museums, and narrow winding streets.
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A night in a Sassi! Too Much Fun!

5 out of 5
by from US
Posted Oct 18, 2016
Pros: The location was perfect...and it is a truly unique stay! I loved everything about it!
Cons: Nothing.
Location: All the historic sites are close as are great restaurants. Be prepared to do a lot of walking and stair climbing!
Our stay at Hotel San Giorgio was a unique and fun experience! The hotel lobby and the rooms (at least ours) are both in the Sassi area but not in the same spot. You check in and they walk you to your room. When you get to your room you find a beautifully appointed, immaculate room in a "cave"! The room was right in the heart of the historic area and you can walk everywhere in this incredible, interesting and gorgeous city. Alexandra, the owner was so very friendly, helpful and accommodating. She actually rode with us to find a parking place (there are basically no cars allowed in the historic area.) and then drove us and our luggage back to the hotel. If I had the time I would stay a month at the fabulous and unique hotel!
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 20, 2016 by Alessandra Antodaro
Dear Vicki, Thank you for choosing San Giorgio Hotel and for the review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. For us it is always a pleasure to be at our guest disposal and help to make their stay pleasant. Who knows, maybe we will meet again. Kind Regards. Alessandra
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beautiful spot in the heart of the old town

5 out of 5
Posted Nov 23, 2015
Pros: everything, location, staff, spaciousness
Cons: can't think of anything
Location: quiet, as it isn't n a shopping street, very atmospheric. There were museums, cave houses and great restaurants nearby.
We had our own living room and bedroom space in a gorgeous cave house with its own small kitchen, backing onto a tiny courtyard which made us feel part of the old town not just visitors. The room was spacious, the decor a chic mixture of traditional and modern with high ceiling and rock or brick walls. The bed was very spacious and the room had a lovely bathroom and all amenities. The staff were very helpful and even took us on a personal tour of the archeological site that belonged to the hotel. The location was right in the heart of the old town down at the botttom of the valley with many traditional local restaurants nearby and easy access to all the sites. You could walk the hotel to anywhere in Matera easily. Not a good location for those who don't like steps however, we loved it.
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We absolutely loved Matera & our accommodations.

5 out of 5
by from Gettysburg, PA
Posted Oct 1, 2015
Pros: It was unlike anything we've ever seen. It was comfortable, cozy, clean and inviting.
Cons: Nothing
Location: The location was wonderful. We could have spent weeks there if possible. We walked and walked and experienced something new around every corner.
We found the town to be enchanting. It was as if we were visiting the past and expiring something that we never thought we could. We loved every moment of our visit. Matera is not for someone with bad knees or a weak heart. Lots of walking and climbing steps. We're so glad we visited before the arthritis sets in.
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truly unique...it's an experience, not a room

5 out of 5
Posted Oct 1, 2015
Pros: It is located in the rocks, a warren of dwelling going back untold centuries. Previous inhabitants removed by governmental decree in 1952.
Cons: Nothing. It goes way beyond description.
Location: You will be in easy reach of all historical Matera. Eat your Wheaties and bring comfortable shoes.
The Hotel (sometimes called Residenza) San Giorgio is one of many hotels set into the rocks or sassi of Matera. Its office is on a lower level and you climb (there is very little that is horizontal in Matera) a somewhat steep cobble stone stairway to get to your suite. Our suite was like a one bedroom apartment. It had a kitchen, bathroom, living room, loft bedroom and a couple of corners perfectly engineered into the rock. Oh...did I forget to mention?...It also have a centuries old Cistertian Church in the floor below to which we had access. The church was so large, a real labyrinth, that we did not venture to its full extent for fear of getting lost. Parking was a bit of an issue. Set you GPS to the office or to the neighboring restaurant, La Talpa, and they will park your car for you. (They'll get if for you too. This service cost 35 euros for two days.) Given Matera, if you are reading this in English, you really don't want to be driving in the sassi. Breakfast is self-serve and the hotel will provide you with some basics like cereal, toasts, crackers, fruits, instant coffee, etc. To get to the Piazza Sedile, a main square that connects to most historical buildings, you climb up the stairs following the Itinerari turistico signs. There's a restaurant before the Piazza called the Cola Cola that has an excellent dinner menu that is translated into English and does not change. For 15 euro you get to drink good local wine and have a very finely prepared dinner.
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The Heart of the Sassi

5 out of 5
by from New York
Posted Oct 2, 2014
Pros: Convenient to both the old and new sections of Matera
Location: . Osteria Pico was spectacular. Set in a cave and food was amazing. Our private guide, Annalisa Pennacchia was fantastic!
A wonderful experience staying in an original sassi. The room (cave) was so unique and very comfortable. We had use of a small kitchenette and the bathroom had the most amazing shower.
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5 out of 5
by from Edmonton
Posted Jun 3, 2009
It was a fun little place and a completely unique experience. You truly are staying in a cave. It was wonderfully remodelled with a nice bathroom and lots of space. Be warned though, because you are sleeping in a cave it WILL be very humid. They had a dehumidifier set up in the room before we got there and it still felt like we were sleeping on a leaking water bed. That isn't their fault but rather just an observation of the nature of sleeping in a cave.
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Perfect Hotel in Downtown Matera

5 out of 5
by from Napoli, Italy
Posted May 23, 2008
The Residence San Giorgio is an amazing place to stay in an amazing place. The rooms are full of character, are beautifully decorated, and are very comfortable. Our room had a loft where the bed was, a kitchen, a living area...everything you could want. It is located in the very center of the Sassi with good restaurants very close-by. Walking distance to all of the local sites. The owner/operators are sweet and helpful. I really felt like I lived in Matera, rather than like a guest in a Hotel.
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Comfortable Cavern in Matera!!

4 out of 5
by from Annapolis, MD
Posted Nov 7, 2007
The large room and separate bath was actually a mini-apartment with a kitchen corner. Clean, with upscale furnishing, jacuzzi and high tech shower in the bath. We stayed one night, but this would have been a good place to spend a weekend. Parking is problemmatical for travelers with cars -- we parked illegally, which is ok on a weekday during the off-season. Note that breakfast is not included, although there is coffee and tea for that do it yourself jump start in the morninng. You can shop as you walk through the sassi, and practice your Italian cooking skills , or you can eat at one of several nearby trattorias. Finally, for the exercise challenged, note that the actual sleeping quarters are a good hike up the hill from the advertised checkin location.
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Amazing apartment

5 out of 5
by from London
Posted Sep 21, 2007
Nothing was too much trouble for the hosts at Residence San Giorgio. Friendly and helpful, they had thought of pretty much everything for the stylish and comfortable apartment in the beautiful old Sassi part of town.
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