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What We Love

  • An atmospheric stay in a former monastery near the UNESCO World Heritage cave city of MateraThe commanding views over Bradano valley from the hotel swimming pool
  • Soaking up 500 years of history inside the ancient fortified walls
  • Wandering Matera’s maze of alleyways and exploring its sassi cave churches
  • Staying in a roomy family-sized suite

What To Know

  • Brand new hotel; opened in 2016
  • The property is popular for weddings and events
  • It's a 40-minute walk to town, or the concierge can call a cab (10 Euros in the daytime and 20 Euros after 11pm)


  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
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A stay in a restored monastery near the cave city of Matera, with a choice of rooms, breakfast and a welcome drink


Located in Matera, Masseria Fortificata San Francesco is convenient to Casa Grotto di Vico Solitario and Sassi di Matera. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Church of San Pietro Caveoso and Domenico Ridola National Archaeological Museum.


Make yourself at home in one of the 9 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and LED televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with showers feature designer toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include safes and desks, and housekeeping is provided daily.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as an outdoor pool or take in the view from a rooftop terrace and a garden. Additional amenities at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and wedding services.

Food & Drink

Enjoy a bite to eat at a coffee shop/café, or stay in and take advantage of the hotel’s 24-hour room service. Mingle with other guests at a complimentary reception, held on select days. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, express check-in, and express check-out. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference space and meeting rooms. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

Masseria Fortificata San Francesco
Contrada San Francesco
Matera, 75100 Italy


4.5 Very Good 188 Reviews
Amazing place!
Reviewed 8 months ago

what can I say.. i will certainly book there again when in Matera..
The room was spacious and spotless. Also facing the swimming pool overlooking the country side where the view is amazing .. The breakfast very good too.
If this hotel was in a different more touristic place would have been far more expensive.. Luckily for us Matera is still off the typical vacations routes

A lovely, amazing place out of the way
Reviewed 9 months ago

Although this is a little hard to find, it is a beautiful place when you do.

Do not expect this to be in, or near, the centre of town. If you don’t have a vehicle, don’t stay here.

But the rooms are beautiful, the staff very helpful and the pool and surrounds gorgeous.

The peace and quiet at night are quite wonderful. The view is spectacular and the ambience of the hotel excellent.

As long as you are driving, highly recommended.

Antonella is an angel !!!
Reviewed 1 year ago

We were in the Masseria , well ... not really in the right time of the year ( February-March ) but Antonella and the whole team did everything to make us feel good and spoiled us where they could.
Very beautyfull room with hammam and a very good breakfast.
And Antonella was more than fantastic in helping us along with restaurant reservations, sight seeing ( locations closed because of snow etc ;)) and all sort of things.
The premisses are a bit out of the town of Matera. I suppose this could be a big + when the temperatures are getting high. As for that : the pool ( we didn't use it - it was - 3 celcius out there) was looking great too !!!

Great place to stay
Reviewed 1 year ago

This Masseria us as lovely as all the previous reviews and photos. We had a family suite for 2, so lots of room. Lovely rooms that were well appointed. Pool and garden areas looked amazing and would be great in warmer weather. Breakfast was typical Italian, but more generous than some. Not many other guests, so nothing ran out. We had a nice drink in the evening up at the bar area. It is a drive into town for dinner, but not that far. Building works above the property started at 7.30am each morning, which spoiled the silence. Would be great to stay longer.

Reviewed 1 year ago

We stayed here for 6 days over half term and are already thinking about when we could go back. The hotel, as others have stated, was gorgeous, and spotless. The staff, particularly Hakim and Antonia, bent over backwards to make us feel welcome. It was very quiet and we were the only ones to use the pool. Sitting in the sunshine, enjoying the amazing view while our son splashed about was the height of relaxation. Matera is also a fascinating city with so much to see and do. Breakfast was lovely - this is Italy, you are not going there for a full English! Loved it!