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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 Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

i don t know what to say. i have never ever seen such rooms, such a view, nice and caring staff, BEST BREAKFAST EVER, a BIG bathtub, candles, fruits in the rooms, wine, a little present whdn we left, a wonderful city. i am fascinated. u cannot die without coming to this place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had two nights in Matera and arrived late the first night to be greeted by Silvio who was so friendly and helpful which set the tone for a great stay, would not recommend room 6 if you want to sleep in or be quiet but very convenient for reception and breakfast. Remember to pack light and ask for directions... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nothing can be better in Matera. Sextantio Is a magic place ,incredible and surreal . Ask for room number 8 .It was my dream to stay in the Matera Sassi my dream is realized. The help from the reception to the porter are the top. Francoise _Angers and Arizona Allez à Matera au Sextantio (chambre numéro 8 ) un rêve

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for 2 nights at the end of June. We asked for a room with a bath and shower and we were granted our wish in room 15. Staying here is more of an experience than most hotels you are likely to have visited before - so do investigate before you book as it is very quirky and probably... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The "poor" reviews are right; the rooms are uncomfortable, and even a bit hazardous in my opinion (uneven floors, low doorways, etc.). But the "excellent" reviews are right too; you will never stay in such a unique place. Will you love it or hate it? It depends on what you like, your expectations, and maybe your age and any physical... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Matera is a special place, the Sassi districts have been inhabited by cave dwellers for thousands of years; and so it continues which is why you should consider nowhere else but Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita. We stayed for two nights in cave number 18. Our bedroom was a stylish combination of exposed rock and stone masonry with a smooth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Matera has been discovered and I gather there are a number of fine hotels and inns in the Sassi, but there's a reason this one is Tripadvisor's top choice. It sounds a little precious to merge a cave with a top quality hotel, but they've managed to pull it off. The rooms are luxurious (giant bathtubs; good wifi) and have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived in Matera and were taken by taxi to our hotel. Well as we drove up it was explained we were staying in a sassi (caves) as the peasants had done up until 1953 when they were forced out a unhygienic The mind boggles at the money it would have taken to convert these caves to the standard they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were brought back in time spending a night in one of the "caves". We had a breakfast in a room which we were told was an old church, (we understood it was from 12 century - not sure though if I am right). It was a fantastic experience. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is unreal. You'll never experience anything lile this anywhere else. We spent our honeymoon and our 1st wedding anniversary here and could say enough good things. The private dinner in the deconsecrated church is a good place to start - simply life changing. Our cave/room was enormous, unique and simply wonderful, as was the food and the service.... More 

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