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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 28 hotels in Matera
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just arrived back from a 5 night stay at the Sextantio hotel. It truly is an amazing experience unlike any other hotel you can imagine. We had an upgrade to a superior cave (no 10) and they also asked us if we would like to move to another superior cave to enrich the experience - which we did (no 15).... More

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8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My familly's initial travel plan was to drive from Napoli to Sicilia. When organizing trip details I remembered one Sextantio's photo in Pinterest and I decided to analyze possibility to visit. We had to change our initial route many kilometers but I can now confirm that was a perfect decision. Arriving to Sextantio was an experience in fact. Old rock... More

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Stockholm
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First time we stayed in a cave. It was very good. The rooms, the caves are very pleasantly restored. It feels like a very nice hotel room. Everything needed is within the room and the atmosphere is splendid. No television but actually a very well working wifi. The air-condition worked very goof. The breakfast was served in an old church,... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an amazing trip! Thank you so much! Everything about this place is very relaxed and calming. We had a huge room, beautifully lit with candles and soft lighting. Lots to go and see in the town and in the national park opposite. Great local restaurants and bars within walking distance. Definitely worth a detour.

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21 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

How often do you get to sleep in a cave , This unique hotel in this interesting city is worth a night for sure . The town requires a visit and this is the place to stay if your coming to see how people lived even as late as the 1950's in these caves . The hotel has a certain... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at this extraordinary hotel for 2 nights. It is quite difficult to find, and without the explicit directions, including photos, we received from the staff, I think we would have really struggled. The hotel is made up of a collection of caves which have been renovated and turned into very comfortable rooms. Each cave is different and varies... More

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Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in two caves with our family of six. What a unique and beautiful stay! Contrary to what others have said, the hotel was not difficult at all to find. The staff sent visual directions and we drove promptly there without getting lost. The staff is excellent from Helping us make reservations for tours to giving us directions to... More

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East Grinstead
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8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Perched on a hillside overlooking the gorge in Matera this 'blink and you miss it' hotel is so well blended into the town that the english couple we overheard being 'talked in' by the hotel receptionist on a road trip from Rome would never have found it - indeed it was past 11 o'clock at night before they finally made... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were met by a wonderful porter, Aman, when we arrived - a refugee from Afghanistan. We were immediately impressed with the owners for employing such a decent bloke. An upgrade followed our introductions and we were amazed by the double cave suite. The candle lighting was amazing but a little bit dim for reading. No problem, the staff bought... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Most of the family kinda looked at us crosseyed when we told them we were going to stay in a cave. It was awesome though. One of the more unique and neat places to stay, we loved wandering around the city, nearby restaurants were easily accessible and really pretty good (although that raw shaved ham thingy, I think it was... 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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Matera can be found in the south of Italy and is world famous because of its Sassi quarters, a stunning and well preserved example of a village where hundreds of caves were turned into dwellings, churches and palaces. A UNESCO World Heritage site since 1993, the Sassi represent a unique hamlet throughout Italy: the earliest inhabitants date back to the stone and bronze age, in the middle ages it boasted several monastic communities and later became a vibrant farming centre, owing to the rich harvests from the surrounding hills and plains. The Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita project is placed in the oldest part of the Sassi quarters, the CIVITA, facing the spectacular Murgia park and its rock-hewn churches. It comprises 18 rooms (some of them exceeding 160m²) and an ancient church, the "Cripta della Civita," now used as a common area, all renovated to retain their original features. The Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita project is situated in the historical heart of Matera. The 18 caves have been renovated in full respect of the local heritage. Each cave reveals the original shape and materials. The interior design, the respectful and minimalistic approach of Sextantio is reflected in the plain furniture elements. The guests will experience a particular atmosphere evoking the cultural and human history of the Sassi of Matera. ... more   less 
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