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What We Love

  • Innovative elegance at a cave hotel in the heart of the historic town of Matera, with breakfastTaking in the remarkable panoramic views of Matera’s Piazza San Pietro Caveoso while dining on the terrace
  • Exploring the history and beauty of the Sassi, with its stunning stone buildings
  • Tasting the fresh flavors and ingredients of the locally inspired dishes

What To Know

  • The hotel is carved into a rocky hillside
  • At night, the romantic cave rooms are lit up with candles
  • There's no elevator, but porters are happy to help carry luggage to your room
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An enchanting stay in an eco-chic cave in one of Italy’s most captivating towns, including a dining discount

The Lowdown

The striking stones and caves of Matera tell an amazing story of an ancient subterranean city which has been transformed into one of the most memorable luxury destinations in Italy. Carved into a rocky hillside, the extraordinary Sant’Angelo Luxury Resort is built from a collection of caves and provides beautiful panoramic views of Piazza San Pietro Caveoso.
Sassi di Matera –  a UNESCO World Heritage Site – is right in view, with its maze of alleys, staircases, iconic churches and houses waiting to be explored. It’s no wonder film directors choose Matera as the backdrop to their movies with the layers upon layers of preserved history and beauty to uncover (it’s where Mel Gibson shot The Passion of the Christ).
After a day of touring the town, head back to the hotel’s terrace for an authentic dining experience with yet another spectacular view before bedding down in your room, which perfectly blends chic furnishings with the hotel’s original character.

How to Get There

Sant’Angelo Luxury Resort
Rione Pianelle
Matera, Italy


Matera Excellence

This property is very special ! Location / rooms / service / staff /design / comfort greatly exceeded high expectations ! Everyone was extra kind & helpful .The breakfast room was impressive as was the breakfast

The worst "4 star" hotel you will ever stay in

We stayed for 2 nights in Oct 2019. The hotel has a great location but everything else is awful.. from the managers, to the rooms, the mattress, bathrooms etc. Everything is a 2 star and I am baffled how they got a 4 star rating. Amex fine hotels really need to reconsider taking them off their list.

My husband and I were in a Deluxe room- No 99. The room has a window onto the street and all night long we could hear every word people spoke passing by, every car and every noise all night long. This despite the fact that the window was closed.

Our AC did not work and when we called reception in the night, no body picked up. The mattress creaked at every move we made and was like sleeping on a futon. We could not sleep all night!

The bathroom was tiny and has no ledge in the shower so you have to put your soap and shampoo on the floor and keep bending down to retrieve it for use. And the shower sides were all dirty and rusted. yuck.

The next morning we told the manager all the issues with the room and asked if we could switch the room. He told us the hotel was fully booked and he couldn't do anything except will have the AC checked.

When we came back to the room in the evening, the AC was still not working. We went to see the manager and he was telling a couple checking in that 'you had booked a deluxe room but we are giving you a free upgrade to a junior suite'!!! When we confronted him about how he suddenly found an upgrade for someone else, he simply shrugged his shoulders. Not a peep of an apology of any kind.

Just the reviewer below mentioned, you are not valued at the hotel. They dont care about anything except taking your money.

We couldn't wait to get out. it was an awful stay and wish someone had written this review that I am writing. You pay 4 star prices and get a 2 star experience.

oh, btw the parking is 25 Euros/nt and you have to walk about a mile to the garage to get your car. They wont bring it to you!!

As a guest how valued will you be????
Nick S

Booked this hotel, received a confirmation, paid the money for my stay. Then, weeks later, the hotel cancelled the booking saying they were "overbooked". In (UK) law (and I suggest in common sense) a contract had been made, accepted by the hotel, money for the stay had been paid. Then the contract was broken by the hotel, without so much as an apology. People looking to book with this hotel beware, you can guess what attitude they take to guests!