Hilton Garden Inn Matera ****
This is a modern and technological hotel that stands out thanks to its elegant lines, large windows, the materials used, which were carefully chosen to convey relaxation and comfort, the colours, the lines and furnishings, and all of this is surrounded by a park that covers 5 hectares and is home to centuries old trees in one of the most fascinating and mysterious places on the peninsula: Matera and all its sassi (stones).
The Hilton Garden Inn is a cutting-edge property that offers its guests services like free Wi-Fi , a spectacular congress centre, banquet rooms, shuttle bus and babysitting services, along with multi-lingual staff and the commodity of room service and highly secure safe boxes. The congress centre consists of 5 changeable rooms, ranging from 40m² to 400m² in size, and they can hold up to 700 guests. Furthermore, one of the best features at the hotel is the Venus Spa&Fitness centre which boasts two swimming pools, one indoor and one outdoor, massages, aesthetic treatments, a sauna and a Turkish bath.
The Venus Spa&Fitness centre at Hilton Garden Inn is home to a fitness room, an indoor swimming pool, an outdoor pool with hydro massages and a spa with a humid area and 3 treatment booths, and it offers treatments and massages such as ayurvedic and classic decontracting massages. There is also a biosauna, hammam, a relaxation area and multi-sensory showers. The personnel are also highly qualified and, as well as following guests in the fitness area and guiding them through the hydro massages, saunas and vitalising shower routes, and carrying out massages, they also provide aesthetic treatments.
The hotel has 125 rooms (60 of which have a patio or balcony), including 3 junior suites, all of which have free high-speed internet access, air conditioning and the possibility to change the positioning of the bed. Other in-room facilities include a desk and ergonomic chair , tea and coffee making equipment , flat screen television with Sky and pay-per-view channels and a safe box.
Served in the large, internal dining hall or on the elegant terrace facing the park, the dishes from Hilton Garden Inn’s restaurant ‘La Piazetta’ are characteristic of the gastronomic traditions of the Basilicata region yet they are redone in an original and creative way by the hotel’s international chefs, and they are also accompanied by the most classic dishes of other cuisines. In addition to the restaurant and the bar, there is a poolside morning coffee station open during the warmer months.
Some of the hotel’s services and facilities:
In addition to Matera, which became a popular tourist destination after being used as the set for the film ‘The passion of Christ’ by Mel Gibson (as well as being the set for many other Italian and international productions films), the hotel is very close to the historic centre of Altamura which is famous for its bread, Romanic cathedral and very interesting archaeological sites like Altamura Man and dinosaur prints.
Wireless internet access
Indoor swimming pool