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San Giovanni Vecchio Residenza
Ranked #23 of 198 Matera B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
130 reviews
22 hotel reviews
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“Wanted to give 5 stars but had some problems........”
Reviewed 11 September 2013

Our suite was great, lovely rooms, lots of space and a private patio, the location was fantastic, based in the Sassi, with bars, restaurants and a ravine within a few minutes walk. Breakfast in the restaurant owned by the same people was very good and staff were good - the first morning I asked for cold milk for my coffee (mad English eh!) and the next morning it had already been provided - a nice tip. But................... we had a kitchenette and when we switched the tap on, the pipe had not been connected so we ended up with a cupboard and a floorful of water! True it was repaired quickly but really it shouldn't have happened. Also I had no internet connection until I chased it up. However once these teething problems were sorted out, we really enjoyed our stay and Luca the manager/owner was very helpful.

Room Tip: The Acqua Suite was great!
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 September 2012

The room is really good, right in the middle of the old city, very traditional and nicely set up, so no complaint about the "bed" part of the bed'n breakfast.
The breakfast though, is quite disappointing, consisting of a quite standard choice of cakes, and if you are lucky some fruit. The food is brought to you the day before, and left in your room or in the fridge. Another issue is that there is no proper table to have a nice breakfast in your room, you either have to use a desk which looks like a computer desk, which is in the corner (so not ideal for a couple to have breakfast together), or you have to eat sitting on the bed, using a miniature table which seems to be there for that purpose. Not great.
What's even worse is that the owners manage a close-by restaurant, so it would be really nice to let their guests have breakfast there. This doesn't happens, and it's not nice.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: San Giovanni Vecchio Residenza
Address: Via San Giovanni Vecchio 77 | Sasso Barisano, 75100, Matera, Italy
Region: Italy > Basilicata > Province of Matera > Matera
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites
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Ranked #23 of 198 B&Bs / Inns in Matera
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Number of rooms: 6
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