L'Hotel In Pietra

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L'Hotel In Pietra is a beautiful and romantic boutique hotel in Matera, Basilicata. The unique Hotel In Pietrais an utterly 21st century version of spacious cave-living, with spectacular quality, comfort and style.

Matera, on Basilicata’s boundary with Puglia, is world famous for its honeycomb of caves (sassi) and frescoed rock churches, threaded with a maze of winding alleys and steep stairways. Set in a straight-sided ravine, the ancient settlement is fascinating, like no other, and Unesco has designated Matera a World Heritage Site. Admittedly Matera is not a place for those who would find the terrain difficult, rather Matera is ideal for those searching out something different and well off the beaten track. Wind your way not very far down lanes and a stepped path, about 200m from the square of Matera and, in the heart of this secret sassi landscape, lies the truly beautiful boutique hotel L’Hotel in Pietra.

Three years of painstaking restoration and never-ending passion brought the owners to create the spectacular and exclusive boutique Hotel In Pietra B&B of today and we at Long Travel love it. They took an extraordinary thirteenth century rock church and the adjacent cave dwellings and transformed them into a haven of peace and tranquillity; a temple of elegance and style; and an oasis of designer comfort which make Hotel InPietra the most romantic and magical place to stay whiles in Matera and Basilicata. The imaginative and contemporary treatment of these unique buildings shows a deep respect for the original, adapting them to modern demands with an exemplary attention to detail, which serves to enhance their splendour.

The challenge of successfully combining high vaulted ceilings, stone arches, and nooks and crannies of caves set on various levels, was not an easy one, but is is so effective at and creates the most romantic spot at L’Hotel in Pietra. Well-designed lighting disguises the limited natural light and makes the whole of L’Hotel In Pietra very atmospheric and romantic. The first surprise is the pretty little terrace outside, with views over the amazing sassi. The second surprise is the fabulous and huge cavern of the former church, which accommodates the reception, breakfast area and comfortable lounge – light and airy, with an unexpected spaciousness. The biggest surprise is the quality of the rooms and their unique style. Staying here would make a for a very good honeymoon too!

Customer Review

“L’Hotel in Pietra, room 1004 – wow! Our suite was amazing; breakfasts were great and the staff lovely. Without doubt we will go back and have told almost everyone we have met since that L’Hotel in Pietra is the place to go in Matera.” Rachel & David, Banbury


All prices are ‘from prices’ and can fluctuate during each month. All prices are subject to change/amendment. Prices are stated as per person, per week, based on the standard occupancy of the room/villa/apartment. Prices are inclusive of car hire or transfers, as well as an estimate of flight costs, all covered by our ATOL protection. Flight prices can vary significantly by date and departure airport, so please contact us for your own personalised quote.

Whilst weekly prices are shown, our holidays are tailor made and individual nights can be booked at many of our properties. Please call us or use the Enquire Now form for our latest prices & availability.

  • 9 rooms, all en-suite
  • Air-conditioning/heating
  • All rooms have a hairdryer
  • Wi-fi, free of charge
  • Breakfast room & small sitting area
  • Bar service
  • Laundry service on request & payable locally
  • Parking, to be pre-arranged and payable locally (approx. €20 per day). Parking is about 300m away and, if arranged and booked in advance, your luggage will be transported to the hotel for you.
  • Safe box in reception
  • There is a good choice of restaurants and shops within a five minute walk.

“L’Hotel in Pietra, room 1004 – wow! Our suite was amazing; breakfasts were great and the staff lovely. Without doubt we will go back and have told almost everyone we have met since that L’Hotel in Pietra is the place to go in Matera.” Rachel & David, Banbury

Extra Information

Available Board Basis


Nearest Airport(s)


1 hr


1 hr 45 mins

Nearest Town

Places of Interest
Matera, Metaponto, Itria Valley

Distance to Coast
Approx. 50 minutes

Internet Access

Swimming Pool


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