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Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita

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Via Civita 28, 75100 Matera, Italy
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Houston, Texas
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a terrible hotel in all respects. It is very remote from the center. Rooms are small and designed poorly. Showers do not work well at all. I fell on a ledge in the middle of the room. Staff is rude and inflexible. All in all perhaps the worst hotel experience we have ever had.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

From the moment you arrive, you realise this is going to be like no other hotel you ever stayed in.... There's an exquisite simplicity that transports you to a different world. You just can't help but unwind in these almost monastic surroundings. Our romantic cave suite, with its pared down interiors, combined rustic furnishings with deeply comfortable beds and a... More 

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

We stayed in Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita during our honeymoon in May 2015, and they kindly upgraded us. The cave rooms are absolutely stunning. They're really tastefully done without feeling overly pretentious, and manage to strike a balance between still feeling like you're staying in a cave with comfort and style. The bathroom with the massive bath was really... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here this week for 5 nights. It is so different it is hard to portray. Rustic with modern bathroom including giant bath. Lighting minimal to maintain the rustic feel. Wonderful location, views and superb breakfast each day. No restaurant but so many amazing ones nearby. Staff absolutely lovely.

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Shipston on Stour, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

...You've probably never heard of Matera, you might well have watched a movie filmed there. It is truly spectacular, very different and highly recommended. The hotel was fantastic, we went there for my birthday and dined in the church of the hotel on my birthday evening, I cannot express just how good this experience was. Their chef is an amazing... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At this unique hotel, you're not just staying in a cave - you're in a work of art. The rooms are each one of a kind, carved out of the rock and structured further with stone blocks. The lighting is subtle and recessed, with candles for nighttime illumination, and a golden glow permeates the room. Antique wood cabinets, benches and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just stayed last week at this hotel and it was the most interesting place I have ever stayed--- and I have traveled a lot and am very picky about hotels. Very rustic, authentic, yet stylish and comfortable. The rooms are in an ancient cave dwelling -- actually part of my room was in the cave. It really made the... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed at the Sextantio Le Grotte Della Civita in June for a night passing through Basilicata on our way to Puglia. We wished we had another few nights at this amazing hotel and city. The hotel wasn't the easiest to find, but once there it was an amazing stay. The staff was warm and welcoming and upgraded our room.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place is very special. Our room was simple and rustic in feel, yet also luxurious and comfortable. The wooden door and iron key help create the feel of living in a medieval village. The staff are first rate. We were very well looked after from the moment we arrived, to when we had to sadly say goodbye. Special shout... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

One night in a cave-room. In the beginning of last century, people lived here with there animals, for the heat. Restauration is exemplar. Almost invisible but very respectful for the past The only thing: if you have claustrophobia... Only a small window

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