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La Dimora di Metello

La Dimora di Metello

With just four rooms, La Dimora di Metello has a warm welcoming feel that makes guests feel at home even in the maze-like walls of the Sassi of Matera. The location within the sassi allows guests to fully experience the intricate stone maze of steps and walkways that connect the cave dwelling to each other just as they have for centuries. The views from the property are equally impressive, with the grey and taupe stone structures of the ancient town visible from the pretty stone balcony.

The four rooms of the hotel have masterfully combined modern minimalist design with the characterful, rough-hewn rock walls of the sassi. In each room smooth plaster walls are cut away in areas to reveal the stone underneath. Arched ceilings of pale rock add a characterful touch and remind visitors that their cave rooms have been dwellings for early residents of Matera since ancient times. In the morning breakfast is served at a communal table with traditional Italian breakfast fare. There is a small spa on site as well which guests can reserve in advance.

Our rating: Medium

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La Dimora di Metello is centrally located in the Sassi of Matera. Overlooking the city, the hotel is housed entirely within the caves. The area is criss-crossed by a multitude of stairs which connect the different areas of the sassi to one another, just as they did in ancient times. The sights of Matera are accessible from the hotel as are restaurants for an evening meal or a quick lunch.

Location

La Dimora di Metello is centrally located in the Sassi of Matera. Overlooking the city, the hotel is housed entirely within the caves. The area is characterized by a multitude of stairs which connect the different areas of the sassi to one another, just as they did in ancient times. The sights of Matera are accessible from the hotel as are restaurants for an evening meal or a quick lunch. 

Food and drink

A typical breakfast is served in the mornings in a small breakfast room where guests eat family style at one large table. In nice weather tables can also be set up on a stone balcony with views out over the city. While there is no restaurant in the hotel, there are dining options just outside of the property which can be reached on foot in just a few minutes.

Facilities and activities

A small spa area can be pre-booked.

Our opinion

For a friendly sense of hospitality, we love the welcoming feel of La Dimora di Metello. We also like the appealing blend of modern style with cave walls in the four rooms of the property. 

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