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Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita

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Via Civita 28, 75100 Matera, Italy
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New York City, New York
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was slightly nerve wracking to book a "cave" online and not know what you're getting but the reviews of this place are spot on - the place is gorgeous and it's an incredible experience staying in an old "sassi". Our cave #17 was very unique and much warmer than I would have expected given the cold temperatures outside. The... More 

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Singer Island, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

The staff here is very helpful and the breakfast was wonderful. It is challenging to find the hotel in this confusing, old section of Matera. The signage is VERY discrete. It would be a difficult place to stay for someone with trouble navigating stone stairs. Our room had no window to see out of...it is literally a cave, albeit a... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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68 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

An absolutely wonderful hotel. Everything was perfect: the staff is incredibly professional and helpful, the room was absolutely stunning, the breakfast was delicious, their local wines were excellent. It's a great project and it's been carried out extremely well. All rooms have local furniture and furnishing. Everything has been restored respecting the local tradition. The price is medium-high but it... More 

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White Plains, New York
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Staying in an ancient cave was truly unreal! The place is very focused on making your stay wonderful and they do that in every way. The room was small but comfortable and so very cleverly appointed. Our shower was small but at the same time there was great water pressure and good temperature. The sink was oversized and modern. Our... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

If you want a WOW moment for your trip, stay here. This hotel is a perfect blend of luxury and history all in one. It is the only hotel in Matera that did not undergo extensive internal renovations to the inside of the caves, so you can feel what it must have been like for families decades ago. My wife... More 

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New Brunswick Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

My husband and I stayed here for 2 nights and did not want to leave. It was an amazing experience that I don't think could be repeated anywhere. Our cave room, complete with fire pit outside the door, was such a unique experience. The bath tub with bath oils, the bathroom, and the entire room was fantastic. The modern fixtures... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Stayed in Cave nr. 21;) Truly an amazing experience! Delicate, and exquisite stay. Breakfast was the ultimate pleasure. Very helpful and informative staff. Absolutly worth the price!! Cozy town with lots if stores and restaurants within walking distance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This hotel was worth every penny. I would definitely go back,and certainly recommend it to a friend. unsure what the best part was, the amazing bathtub, cool shower, historical presence in general, the view, the sunrise, or the breakfast. Everything was truly wonderful. A little difficult to find, make sure you have a passenger looking for their small red sign.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

My wife and I stayed a few nights in late September. The hotel staff was very kind and helpful, and the rooms (caves) were so fun. The first night our room was OK, but small. The next night, we were moved to a huge room that was really special. The breakfast was very nice. We shelled out the money for... More 

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

This had to be the best holiday we have ever had. The cave hotel is stunning. The staff exceptional. Cannot praise this place enough. We have never stayed anywhere where the staff are so dedicated and proud and genuinely want to please their guests. It's luxury in a rustic cave. The most beautiful environment to be in. Didn't sleep the... More 

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