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“Restored Masterpiece”

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Casino Ridola Hotel Relais
Ranked #16 of 30 Hotels in Matera
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Paris
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17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Restored Masterpiece”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014

We booked six rooms here for a family of 12 for 5 nights in July. We loved every minute of our stay from the lovingly restored rooms to the beautiful grounds to the refreshing and clean pool to the outstanding staff. It's clear that Cosimo and his family took great care in creating a beautiful hotel experience within this exactingly restored palazzo. The rooms are spacious. The bathrooms are modern with every convenience. The pool is a wonderful respite for children and adults alike on a hot Matera day. The staff was outstanding and friendly. Serena handled our reservations perfectly and was friendly and helpful throughout our stay. Paula patiently produced every version of cappuccino, espresso and americano that we could come up with. The breakfast was a great start to our days. And how wonderful to have parking right at our hotel in Matera! Hotel Ridola is well worth the 10 minute walk to the Sassi. We recommend it highly. Thank you Cosimo and staff. We hope to return the next time we are in Matera.

Room Tip: The double rooms on the pool side have a lovely view of the countryside outside of Matera.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Rich C
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Cosimo D, Proprietario at Casino Ridola Hotel Relais, responded to this review, 29 October 2014
Dear gues,
we are happy for your good review!ù
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2014

My mother and I stayed for 6 nights. It was a perfect base for visiting Matera and the rest of Basilicata. We chose it as we could easily park the car and it was ideal. The ground floor twin room was perfect and the garden and pool were attractive and great to relax by on a couple of mornings. The staff were really helpful too. Really couldn't complain about anything! It is 10/15 walk from the centre but this was no problem.

Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Amy E
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Cosimo D, Proprietario at Casino Ridola Hotel Relais, responded to this review, 29 October 2014
Dear guest,
thank you for your fantastic words.
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Surrey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2014

Some twenty minutes walk from the fascinating old town of Matera, this quiet, intimate hotel is perfect for those wishing for a good base outside town with free parking and comfortable surroundings. Breakfast is adequate and the staff very helpful and pleasant. No restaurant but plenty of good places to eat in Matera. The room was comfortable, en suite shower perfect and the pool looked as though it would be pleasant when in use.

Room Tip: The steep walk back from the town may deter those with walking difficulties.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Porthopper
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Cosimo D, Proprietario at Casino Ridola Hotel Relais, responded to this review, 29 October 2014
Dear guest,
thank you for your review!
Kind regards
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Melbourne, Australia
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85 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

I booked this hotel because we were travelling by car and I wanted somewhere to park and have the car secure. It is a little walk (about 750 meters) from the main town area but is on a hill with pleasant views. The room was spotless, the bed comfy and the shower excellent. Breakfast was very nice without being extravagant. The car park was locked overnight and the staff were friendly and helpful. The hotel looks like an old villa (although one photo suggests it may have once been an electrical manufacturing business) which had been tastefully renovated. It has a lift to the upstairs bedroom and a lovely garden to sit out in the sunshine as well as a pool which was too cold to use in early May.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Cosimo D, Proprietario at Casino Ridola Hotel Relais, responded to this review, 29 October 2014
Dear guest, thank you for your good review!
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Rochester, New York
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2014

This was a perfect spot to stay in Matera, close to everything, yet enough removed to be quiet & serene. Lovely breakfast, a welcoming gift, accommodating staff, comfortable & nicely decorated. Bella!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Barcelona, Spain
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2014

This hotel is intimate and comfortable, offering an excellent breakfast and with very friendly staff. Located a bit out of the way--about ten minutes on foot to the heart of the old town. Good value for money.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank tommyoho
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Brussels, Belgium
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91 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2013

I just spend 2 nights in this small, well appointed hotel in Matera. I was greeted by a friendly, smiling face. There was no problem with English as one would expect in a small town in Italy. They were helpful in giving directions and even ordered a massage to given in my room. The room was a nice size and clean.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
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Thank rositala1
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Property: Casino Ridola Hotel Relais
Address: Via Marcello Morelli 13, 75100, Matera, Italy
Region: Italy > Basilicata > Province of Matera > Matera
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 30 Hotels in Matera
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Casino Ridola Hotel Relais 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Casino Ridola is located at 600m from the famous Sassi and the historical centre of Matera, offers a swimming pool and free parking. Guest rooms come with free Internet access, satellite TV, and a floor heating and cooling system. The breakfast room and reception are in the garden and offers every day a buffet selection of sweet and savory product prepared at home. The hotel was designed by a famous local architect, Leonardo Ridola in 1872. The National Museum of Matera is dedicated to him. ... more   less 
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