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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
  • Location
    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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 2 days ago NEW

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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Tadworth, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Simply Incredible. We had visited Matera previously and just been blown away seeing how these caves were being transformed into deluxe accommodation. Whilst walking around, we were able to peek in and see some of the rooms! When I heard about an offer to stay here, I booked it immediately. I recall it was about an hours drive from Bari... More 

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England
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wife & I went 4 nights stay at Sextantio.it/grotte 14/03/2015 and what can I say about this hotel that it was the most Unusual & Fantastic place to stay . After arriving a bit late due to Satnav decided to take us back home in Bucks, we were met by a young team at reception where we filled in details... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One year later and this hotel just keeps getting better. I dread the day it becomes so popular I can no longer get a room. Married here in this stunning place a year ago and returned for our first anniversary. Neither the hotel or its people disappointed - attention to detail, care, hospitality and a real genuine warmth. Thank you... More 

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Sussex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had been preparing my husband, who is most certainly a luxury seeker, for weeks for the stay in this hotel. When we arrived, he said he expected it to be more cave-like ! I did book the tiniest room, and later tried to upgrade to a room that was more cave-like, without success because it was Easter. Our room... More 

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southampton, uk
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48 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing can prepare you for staying in a cave. Once you get used to it it is the most weird yet pleasing experience. The complex of caves is so interesting. The hotel staff were the nicest and most helpful we've ever come across in all our years of travelling. Breakfast is in a big cave and ok, lots of cakes... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Matera is a stunning place, even for seasoned travellers. And what better way to explore a cave city than to stay in a cave complex!! The hotel is spread out over several levels, and each cave is done up in a unique and thoughtful style; and the views over the adjacent national park are truly stunning. Things are somewhat more... More 

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Dartford, United Kingdom
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129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This lived up to all expectation and exceeded it in so many ways. Our suite was incredible, huge rooms with an amazing bath in the deepest part of the cave. the rain shower was awesome and so damn fantastic. We adored this room more than any we have ever stayed in. The atmosphere and history add so much to the... More 

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