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Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Civita 28, 75100 Matera, Italy
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Ranked #2 of 29 Hotels in Matera
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    5 of 5 stars
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Napoli
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Everything was extremely beautiful: room/grotto, view, breakfast. But no door for toilet and absence of a shower make it a little overpriced if you compare it to other same category competitors in Matera.

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Brussels
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81 reviews 81 reviews
22 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you want to experience the real grotta experience : this is the place. Spend some nights in this grotta hotel in the midst of Sassi Bareano and Sassi caveoso. Ancient grottas transformed into comfortable hotelrooms. Have your breakfast in the grotta church. A special experience that you will remember for a long time.

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Milan, Italy
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm very picky when it comes to hotels, and it is rare that I don't find something that in my opinion (however flawed!) could be improved, particularly if I'm staying in an expensive place. I can honestly say, there is nothing about this place that I would change. It is absolutely spectacular, in every way. The rooms are monastic and... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cave hotel? Yes! Well done interiors along with fabulous breakfast and connections to tours. We stayed for three nights in Matera and enjoyed the nighttime tour recommended by the hotel as well as the private cooking class. Both were great... Local cooking and tips and the private dinner following in the cave to enjoy all that was made by us/them... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't expect modern luxuries or conveniences - these are converted caves. For what it was, a cave experience, we thought it was excellent. I'm glad we only stayed one night - any more and the lack of modern conveniences such as proper lighting (lighting was largely by candles, which were very romantic and atmospheric but not ideal for reading a... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best hotels I have ever stayed in. Totally worth the price. this is an experience you should not miss. if you stay in matera should you experience what it is like to sleep in a cave as well. Staff and breakfast were wonderful. We stayed one night but we should have stayed a week.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was speechless the moment I stepped into our room (granted, it was the suite, but still!). This is the most interesting, peculiar and amazing hotel in the world I have never stayed at (and it must be up there in world rankings). As the rest of the reviewers note, you are basically sleeping in a cave, but a high-end... More

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London, UK
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128 reviews 128 reviews
77 hotel reviews
252 helpful votes 252 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is located on the perimeter of the old town of Matera overlooking the Murgia national park, a view one really never tires of, whether it is at sunrise, sunset or at any time in between. This hotel is very easy to find with a sat-nav, and there is unofficial/limited parking available at the bottom of the stairs that... More

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New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are looking for an authentic feel, this is the place to stay. Just visited Matera on August 16-17, 2014. The staff was very friendly, welcoming, and accommodating. Each room varied from the next and left an impression on each of us in the group. The caves are complete with beds, breakfast nook, and baths – but each different... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is located very close to the main sightseeings of Matera. We had a suit. It looked more like a room in a former castle rather than a cave. The rooms are in-built into the mountain and there were some cave walls in the bathroom, but overall impression is not of a cave. From outside, our room looked like... More

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Address: Via Civita 28, 75100 Matera, Italy
Location: Italy > Basilicata > Province of Matera > Matera
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita 4*
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Sextantio Civita Caves Hotel Matera

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