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Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Civita 28, 75100 Matera, Italy
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Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita

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Ranked #1 of 29 hotels in Matera
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife surprised me on my birthday with a stay in this hotel, I mean really surprised me, like woke up, said pack your bags and bring your passport kinda surprise. That night we arrived in Matera in the rain. Still I'll never forget that first glimpse of the magical sassi. Sextantio is very low key, there are no flashing... More

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Moscow, Russia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I just came back from Matera. We spent 3 nights in Sextantio, in room n.19. What to say...it was an absolutelely great and unique experience! We spent unforgettable time. Just a few things to be improved... But let's start from what we liked. We LOVED the picturesque place where the hotel is situated and it's breathtaking view.... More

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Port Glasgow, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This hotel and location will genuinely be nothing like you have ever experienced before. It was so quiet, peaceful, romantic and just 'other worldly'. One of the most relaxing breaks I have had (excluding the drive from Bari airport and back). The views are spectacular, the comfort incredible and I just can't say enough for this place. It has to... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Le Grotte della Civita for 5 nights at the beginning of April. This place is amazing. It would be difficult to find a more relaxing location. There are no telephones or tvs in the room (woo!), which means that it's easy to read a book, take a nice bath in the large tub, and just calm down... More

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an extraordinary place and just one of the visionary projects from this company and it's founder. The first impression is one of landing in Middle Earth - with the town of Matera clinging to the side of the gorge. What appear to be stone constructed buildings are facades built over the entrances to a labyrinth of caves and... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the good fortune of traveling to Jordan and staying at a very special resort hotel (Taibet Zamaan) that was originally a Bedouin village. The entire village were relocated and the village was purchased and transformed into a unique setting for a luxury stay, stone walls and alcoves, irregular paths, rustic and striking. All this and more can be... More

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

Dear Guest, We are so glade to read your detailed review full of enthusiasm. As you seem interested in historical places and experiences, I can highly recommend our second property in the Abruzzo region: Sextantio Albergo Diffuso in Santo Stefano di Sessanio. Hoping to see you again in the future and we thank you for supporting our mission of rehabilitating... More

Bucharest, Romania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sextantio is a place you should go to at least once in your lifetime. The idea of this "albergo diffuso", meaning the rooms are spread in more than one building, gives a sense of privacy, while all little details are taken care of in a highly professional manner. In the very heart of the Sassi, facing the Natural Park, Sextantio... More

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

Dear Kadhi, Thank you so much for staying with us and for your kind words. Please like our Facebook page to be kept up-to-date about all the news from Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita. Hope to host you again in the future. Best wishes. More

Hanmer, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The monastic calm and tranquility of Le Grotte della Civita is a thing of wonder. Arriving at night to the distant sound of cow bells from across the ravine was magical. This is not a hotel in a conventional sense - a simple door in a rugged wall was all there was to see. The door opened to our room... More

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

Dear Belinda, We are glad that your experience was so emotive and that you deeply embraced the entire philosophy of Sextantio’s project. We are sure that you will also enjoy the sister property in Abruzzo region, Sextantio Albergo Diffuso. Best regards. More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If Matera is the heart and highlight of the Basillicata region, then we feel Sextantio Le Grotte is it's crown. We booked the holiday through Secret Escapes for our anniversary and as a birthday treat. Upon arrival the friendly staff greeted us and showed us to our room (we had booked a normal room, requested an upgrade to a suite... More

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

Dear Amy, Thank you for your kind review and it was a pleasure for us to host you at Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita. The staff hope to celebrate your second anniversary with you next year. Take care and all the best! More

Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we stayed here recently for 3 nights and loved every minute of it. We had a bit of a nightmare trying to find the place driving in the dark, however when we finally arrived we where greeted by a friendly member of staff who informed us of our free upgrade! They were very helpful with recommending restaurants for the evening... More

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

Dear Katherine, Thank you so much for taking the time to provide a review about your experience. We are glad to know that your stay in one of our cave rooms exceeded your expectations. We hope to see you soon at the other property Sextantio Albergo Diffuso in Santo Stefano di Sessanio. Sincerely. More

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Additional Information about Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita

Also Known As:
Sextantio Civita Caves Hotel Matera
Sextantio Civita Caves Hotel
Address: Via Civita 28, 75100 Matera, Italy
Location: Italy > Basilicata > Province of Matera > Matera
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Matera
#1 Family Hotel in Matera
#3 Business Hotel in Matera
#6 Romantic Hotel in Matera
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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