All rooms are stylishly furnished with beautiful old wooden furniture, some modern items and colourful floor tiles. They also have have air conditioning, satellite TV, internet access and private bathrooms.
The hotel was formerly a religious home for Franciscan monks and one of the rooms was even a carpentry workshop. The renovation and refurbishment of the hotel has been undertaken with much care and consideration for the original historical value of the buildings, and today you will experience an authentic atmosphere, yet with modern comforts.
Wellness Centre with swimming pool
It sounds like a joke, but you really will find a wellness centre and a swimming pool in the middle of the protected caves of the Sassi district. Since it is indoors it is therefore open all year - it consists of cave pool, a jacuzzi, a sauna and a Turkish bath. The pool is anything but traditional and square - it measures approx. 12 m by 3 - 4 ½ metres and has an additional 7 metres around the corner. The depth is approx. 160 cm ... and it is a remarkable experience to swim here. We must point out that access is reserved for adults (over 18 years).
The hotel opened in 2003 and it has been awarded 3 stars. It has 28 bedrooms, an elevator, a bar, a conference room and a reading room. There is no restaurant but the hotel is located in the old town of Matera where you will find many good restaurants serving local cuisine. The rooms are housed in the old caves whose original shape and structure have been retained, and for this reason they maintain a cool climate even in the summer months. Many rooms have a terrace overlooking the Sassi di Matera. All rooms are stylishly furnished with beautiful old wooden furniture and some modern touches, with colourful tiled floors, private bathrooms, air conditioning, satellite TV and internet access.
Locanda di San Martino has a unique location in the middle of Matera's maze of winding paths. The elderly and disabled should be aware that Sassi di Matera is located in a ravine, and the hotel is built into a rock face, so there may be some steps and therefore issues with access.