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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


The Worst!

Many architects say form should follow function. In this hotel, the form is everything. Our room looked beautiful. But it was unusable. It was almost completely dark except for a window over the door.the lighting was minimal and we were finally brought one small lamp. It was cold and no extra blankets were brought until the second night. The sheets felt almost wet.ih yes- the lighting was so bad that to our on makeup was impossible and the lovely bathtub could not be used because it was too dark to see the controls. Climate control was a fraud. The temp in the room was controlled centrally. Management was unresponsive, cold , and distant. This is a wonderful town, but do not stay here.

Life in the sassi

Matera as a destination is sublime and is like a fairytale. we had two rooms at the hotel and while I liked it, I can't say it 100% lived up to my expectation. The rooms are in the stones so they are unique but I expected more luxury for the price we were paying. The rooms are ok with modern bathrooms but to my mind could do with an update. While I can't rave about the room, I can say we loved the position, the fact you could open your doors to a magnificent view and were well situated to see everything on foot made the trip for us. What no review tells you is that you need to be prepared to walk to your rooms, up many steps and then to breakfast it is quite a hike uphill. I was travelling with my parents, both in their 70's and while they are in good health, they found the walk up and down very tiring. Once you get to the breakfast area it is lovely with an excellent view and a charming restaurant set in the caves. The breakfast menu was plentiful and the staff were very accommodating. Also worth noting that if you are driving, be prepared to pay an extra 25 euro per night which we were not aware of. That said, they did take the car away and return it to us when we were ready to leave so it was rather convenient. all in all we had a great few days and rooms 98 and 99 where we stayed seemed to be the pick as they faced the view and were closest to reception and the easiest to access.

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