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Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita

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Via Civita 28, 75100 Matera, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You simply cannot go past this place. Matera is an amazing ancient city. We travelled to the south of Italy from France, almost entirely to see this town. We stopped at many amazing places on the journey, but this town, and this hotel is by far the highlight. The hotel is so unique - across all continents I've never seen... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You have to be prepared for a stay at Sextantio. We are well travelled, but have never experienced anything like it. The first night, we were shown to room 14. Down some steps, through a tunnel, and into a true cave complex. Very dark, with dim lights and candles. No windows. We loved it - but only for one night!... More 

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

this hotel is within easy walking distance of the shops and restaurants,has a great view over the ravine,cow bells can be heard in the valley, just lovely. my room was a delight and the welcome bowl of fruit on our arrival and, fresh drinking water each day was great. Breakfast was a vast gourmet delight, spread over two tables, a... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Saw Matera on Italy Unplugged and booked there and then. Easily worth a couple of nights. The room we had - 21 - was large and with a great terrace overlooking the ravine. The only drawback was passing tourists peering in thinking it might be a visitor attraction! Our 'cave' was sparingly furnished to let the unique accommodation speak for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is truly as interesting and fun as it can get. Each room is different and meticulously detailed based on the unique features of the cave. It is extremely clean by all accounts, and we were very comfortable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hotel Sextantio in Matera was like travelling back in time. Sleeping in our cave was like no other experience - the restoration is done to such a high standard and our room felt both luxurious as well as simple and rustic. We were very lucky to be upgraded and the room took our breath away when we were first shown... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having seen this hotel on UK TV some months ago we booked a three night stay as part of a 14 night holiday. It has to be said that the accommodation is spectacular and the staff are extremely friendly and very helpful. On arrival we were given an unexpected upgrade to what was probably the best cave in the hotel.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an amazing experience i cant recommend it enough. Matera is breathtaking as soon as you drive down into the town it takes your breath away one of the most amazing places we have visited. We were upgraded to the honeymoon suite ! and wow when you walked down the steps into our cave it was spectacular with just the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We might not have done enough research about Matera before coming here. We stayed at the Sextantio in Santo Steffano di Sessanio in 2007, which was the most unforgettable hotel experience we ever had and this review is probably a bit skewed by that. The caves/rooms are absolutely amazing. There are no flaws. There are even hidden plugs on either... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Entering our cave felt almost spiritual with the soft lighting, muted colours and carved walls. The contrast of an elegant Philippe Starck bath, almost an egg, sunk into the floor was dramatic and gorgeous to lounge in. The simplicity ( little lighting, no windows barely a mirror) but beautifully designed space was restful and indeed we slept particularly well. Breakfast... More 

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