Fodor's Expert Review Palazzo Margherita

Corso Umberto 64, Matera, Basilicate, 75012, Italy Fodor's Choice

On the main square in the town of Francis Ford Coppola's ancestors, a large palazzo has been transformed (by French designer Jacques Grange) into Basilicata's top lodging, complete with hidden gardens, spacious porticoes, frescoed ceilings, and Moroccan-tile floors. The honeymoon suite (No. 8) has its own private dining room. For mere mortals who want to savor the atmosphere without footing the tab for a suite, head to the Cinecittà bar to dine amid black-and-white photos from movies of yesteryear.

PROS

  • professional
  • courteous staff
  • a garden pool
  • spacious rooms with lots of high-tech gadgetry
  • professional, courteous staff
  • a garden pool
  • spacious rooms with lots of high-tech gadgetry

CONS

  • very expensive
  • private transport needed
  • not much to do in Bernalda
  • film-star prices
  • film star prices

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Sophisticated
Countryside
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 0835-548947 | 0835-549060

HOTEL DETAILS

9 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed Jan.–Mar., Free breakfast

What’s Nearby