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Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita

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Via Civita 28, 75100 Matera, Italy
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Wales, UK
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Matera is a special place, the Sassi districts have been inhabited by cave dwellers for thousands of years; and so it continues which is why you should consider nowhere else but Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita. We stayed for two nights in cave number 18. Our bedroom was a stylish combination of exposed rock and stone masonry with a smooth... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Matera has been discovered and I gather there are a number of fine hotels and inns in the Sassi, but there's a reason this one is Tripadvisor's top choice. It sounds a little precious to merge a cave with a top quality hotel, but they've managed to pull it off. The rooms are luxurious (giant bathtubs; good wifi) and have... More 

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N.S.W. Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We arrived in Matera and were taken by taxi to our hotel. Well as we drove up it was explained we were staying in a sassi (caves) as the peasants had done up until 1953 when they were forced out a unhygienic The mind boggles at the money it would have taken to convert these caves to the standard they... More 

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Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were brought back in time spending a night in one of the "caves". We had a breakfast in a room which we were told was an old church, (we understood it was from 12 century - not sure though if I am right). It was a fantastic experience. Highly recommended.

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Los Angeles, California
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is unreal. You'll never experience anything lile this anywhere else. We spent our honeymoon and our 1st wedding anniversary here and could say enough good things. The private dinner in the deconsecrated church is a good place to start - simply life changing. Our cave/room was enormous, unique and simply wonderful, as was the food and the service.... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Staying in a cave room in Sextantio le Grotte Della Civita is a truly unique experience. The cave rooms are a mixture of luxury – air conditioning, beautiful king size bed, designer bath, toilet and bidet – and cave dwelling – dim lighting, candles, no cupboards, small mirror and uneven floor. Breakfast is served as a delicious cold buffet in... More 

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New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I recently stayed here for three days and overall were pleased with the cleanliness of the cave and everyone was incredibly friendly. We had a private cooking class one evening that was the highlight of our stay. I believe that there are two measures of a hotel experience. The first is whether we would return as guests... More 

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MicheleCentonze, Direttore vendite at Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita, responded to this review

Dear Gary, Thank you for taking the time to share your review on Tripadvisor and for staying with us at Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita in Matera. We are very sorry for the inconveniences happened during your stay. As we told you in person, unfortunately there was a damage to your room's electrical system that we have already fixed. We... More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The best words used to describe this hotel are already in the reviews below. I have never been so awestruck by a place. We stayed in room 19 for two nights. Nice quiet room, further up the hillside than the rest of the hotel. Big comfortable bed and a great bath in the room and shower and toilet separated by... More 

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I found this hotel on Trip Advisor and booked purely based on reviews. Matera was somewhere we wanted to visit as part of a trip exploring Puglia (Basilicata is neighbouring), but didn't know whether to visit for the day or stay overnight. This hotel has to be the best hotel we have ever experiences. From start to finish, the place... More 

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Essex
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17 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed at this beautiful hotel for two nights in early July. Firstly, it’s really hard to actually find despite having a sat nav. You have to really keep your eyes peeled for the hotel sign. On a good note the hotel will send you directions and pictures before you arrive, be sure to print these off... More 

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