La Residenza del Monaco Bianco

Matera, Italy


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Deluxe Double room



Deluxe Double room




A boutique stay in the UNESCO-listed cave city of Matera

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Up to -38% publicly available rate ?
Accommodation in a Deluxe Double room, including breakfast.

This offer also includes a welcome drink per person, per stay, a 10% discount at the restaurant (located nearby, within walking distance) per room, per stay and early check-in (upon availability).

Please note that a city tax of €2 per person, per night (for a maximum of three consecutive nights) is not included in the price and needs to be paid at the hotel upon check-out.

Pets are not allowed in this hotel.

Check-in is at 3pm and check-out at 11am.

The discount:

We advertise this offer at up to 38% off. Our discount is calculated by reference to the hotel's own prices or by reference to an appropriate source reflective of the hotel's own prices. An example of our top discount is:

On 22/01/2019, two people may book a one-night stay or more in a Deluxe Double room (inclusions as noted above) and will pay £78 per room, per night compared to the publicly available rate of £127 per room, per night. Based on this calculation, by booking with Secret Escapes, you will save 38%.

The discount, price and availability stated above were checked on 10/01/2019.

The offer is 100% non-refundable and date changes are not possible once the booking has been made.

Experience the modern charms of a stunning restored guesthouse in the historic UNESCO-listed city of Matera, with breakfast, a suite option and more


Carved into the mountains of the remote Basilicata region, Matera is on the arch of Italy’s boot, wedged between Calabria and Puglia. A UNESCO-listed cave city, is evolving from hidden treasure to must-visit destination, and is set to become one of the European Union's two Capitals of Culture for 2019. Although many of the Sassi (stone houses) are abandoned, a growing number have been restored into museum galleries, luxury restaurants and swish cave-hotels. These merge seamlessly into the elegant new town, with its Baroque churches and graceful palaces.

With only six rooms and suites, you're guaranteed a stay that's as calm and quiet as it is design-led. Interiors are atmospheric with sliding glass doors, sleek woods and leather furnishings, all in a harmonious blend of natural hues - taupe, grey, cream and mushroom. En-suite bathrooms offer spacious rainfall walk-in showers with chromotherapy functions. Suites afford more space comprising a decadent circular bed, kitchenette stocked with wine, and balcony on which you could easily kick back and enjoy a glass of red.


- Wi-Fi
- Air conditioning
- Desk
- Hairdryer
- Bath amenities
- Flatscreen TV
- Tea and coffee facilities
- Soundproofing


A buffet breakfast of bread, jams, croissants, yoghurt, fruit, juice and coffee is served each morning in a pretty, modern art-adorned café located nearby. After a day of exploring, you can return to the hotel for a sunset aperitivo in the bar or a crisp Italian white in the courtyard garden.


From millennia-old Paleolithic caves and layer upon layer of subterranean dwellings, inhabited in their original state only as recently as the 1950s, Matera's sassi (cave houses) offer a fascinating and unique glimpse into the past. For the perfect day out, visit the city's Romanesque-Gothic cathedral and the MUSMA Museum for works by Cambellotti, Cascella, Consagra, del Pezzo, Matta and more. Make sure to explore cave churches, such as the grand San Pietro Barisano (often used for concerts) or the rich iconography of Saint Lucia alle Malve. Other places of interest include Murgia Park, Lanfranchi Palace and Tramontano Castle. The main train station is only a five-minute drive away and Bari Karol Wojtyla Airport is just over an hour’s drive away.

Good to know

Running until 30 November 2019, the Salvador Dali - The Persistence of Oppositions exhibition takes over the city, with three monumental statues and more than 200 artworks displayed in the church rocks of San Nicola dei Greci and Madonna delle Virtù, plus holograms, 3D projections and other immersive experiences paving the way between the art. Admission is €12. 

Via Lucana, 200, 75100 Matera MT, Italy

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  • The hotel's sleek design credentials, a lovely contrast to the historic surrounds
  • Wandering Matera's maze of alleyways and exploring its otherworldly cave churches 
  • Visiting the incredible MUSMA Museum to see the sculptural works of Italian masters

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