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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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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I caught a quick glimpse of this place on a TV programme and it looked wonderful. Few things live up to what you see on TV but this place surpassed it. Yes the rooms are basically furnished but this, for me, was all a part of its relaxed charm. The room was warm, the bed was huge, the bath was... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed 2 nights, wish it was a whole week. The most beautiful and romantic hotel, the staff were incredibly helpful without being intrusive. Went out of their way to organise excursions which we hadn't booked in advance - we don't usually do 'tours' but the private visit to the cheese shop to see the mozzarella being made was fascinating and... More 

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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I feel rather conflicted giving this place a bad review. It's a remarkable place to visit and I'm very glad that I stayed there. The staff are amiable; the physical plant is spectacular; and the breakfast is one of the best I have ever had in Italy. Why the bad review, then? I felt quite strongly during my stay there... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would not recommend this unusual hotel to those travellers who enjoy their creature comforts! It is true the rooms are beautiful at first glance with their atmospheric candles and very high curved ceilings.However in the event of inclement weather there is no-where comfortable to sit and read either in the rooms or indeed in the hotel generally.The wifi was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is stunning, the staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. The complimentary breakfast was great. We were upgraded on arrival, which was a lovely surprise. The Sassi or Matera are super-interesting, also very beautiful. Nice restaurants in the town. An amazing place to stay as a couple. Probably not one for families - everything is open plan, including the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My honest opinion of this hotel is the best one I have ever stayed in. We took a mini moon to Matera and loved it. The hotel rooms are beautiful and clever; they have wifi and lighting but the bulbs are hidden in alcoves adding to the effect. There are mod cons such as wifi in the rooms, and you... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I were stunned at the beauty of this place. Overall, enjoyed the philosophy of the place which was to closely mimic life in Matera at an earlier era of it's history. Candlelit rooms, amazingly tall ceilings carved out of rock and a common room that used to be a chapel used by Benedictine Monks. This place SEEPS... More 

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Salisbury, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The team at Sextantio are really helpful and friendly, speaking a lot of different languages between them. Our room was a delight and a real haven for those necessary siestas after a morning sightseeing. The Breakfast table was huge offering lots of choice of local cheeses, breads, sweets and savouries. Our Cafe americano was wonderful. The area is full of... More 

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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I honestly don't want to share this place with anyone but because I am a giving person, I will review this wonderful, unique hotel! We were shown to our 'cave' room and the staff had already lit all the candles on the room making it a truly magical romantic place to enter. It is amazing! We were given an upgraded... More 

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Worthing
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7 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The TripAdvisor checklist invites reviewers to classify the Sextantio as a 'Classic, 'Charming' or 'Romantic' hotel. The truth is that this very unique, peaceful and evocative hotel is an amazing place that does not readily fit into any recognisable category. And if it fits into the 'Luxury' category by virtue of price, then we have to redefine what we mean... More 

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