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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 1 week ago

Nothing quite prepares you for this awe-inspiring labyrinthine town, carved out of the limestone rocks beside a deep ravine. It is not easy finding this small incredibly unique hotel, but certainly worth the tenacity! Being slightly claustrophobic, I was rather tentative about sleeping in a cave, but these rooms have been so tastefully restored and are spacious and airy. By... More 

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

Dear Guest, The whole staff is glad to read your review and kind words about your stay with us and your positive experience in our caves. Thank you very very much! Hope to welcome you again in the near future. Ciao ciao and warm regards. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had read about the unique city of Matera and the hotel - and was really impressed with everything. It was great just to walk around the old city and explore the caves and churches. We were staying as part of our honeymoon and sleeping in the candlelit caves was a never to forget special experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only stayed one night but what a wonderful experience. A unique experience. Room was a bit warm and was controlled from the front desk. We asked for a cooler temp but the temperature did not change. Despite this, I would stay there again. Definitely worth it!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this trip was extremely expensive but def worth the wait we had a blast . the help was amazing and helped us relax.. we didn't want to leave!!! thanks again we will for sure be back to "room" it was amazing and beautiful we too lots of "photos" thanks again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I organised my latest yoga retreat at this hotel and it couldn't have been more successful. The staff are amazing and bent backwards to accommodate our needs and help with the smooth running of the retreat. The breakfast was fab, everything is home made, fresh local produce and delicious. The bedrooms are outstanding. They have managed to keep a beautiful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed my stay here. It was a unique experience, my favourite part being the bath tub in the bedroom! The rooms are very sparse but not because they don't have everything you need, it's just the rooms are huge so it seems like there isn't much in them. The bed was big as was the big sink. The breakfast... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved our recent two nights here. It's not cheap, but what an incredible place. Wonderful "room" - actually a cave but warm and dry and luxurious. Very helpful and friendly staff and lovely breakfast. The real plus, though, is it puts you right in the heart of the Sassi - an extraordinary and beautiful place. The job they have done... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was truly a unique experience. Customer service was great, rooms were surprisingly spacious, bathroom was luxurious! Additionally we did the private dinner with the chef and we are still talking about that dinner a year later!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved everything about this place. The staff were amazing, just wanting to enhance the place somehow, and the cave we were allocated was fantastic. Living, even for 12 hours, in a cave, was an experience to remember. We loved the eco ethics of the place with liquid non plastic soaps and candle light, all very well thought out. The only... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for our 25th Wedding Anniversary. The staff were fantastic, the room very comfortable and the bath, which was actually in the sleeping area, was very much appreciated after a long day walking through the amazing town of Matera. We took advantage of the local guide arranged by the hotel for a very personal look around Matera and... More 

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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 

Additional Information about Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita

Address: Via Civita 28, 75100, Matera, Italy
Location: Italy > Basilicata > Province of Matera > Matera
Price Range: $288 - $938 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita 4*
Number of rooms: 18
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Also Known As:
Sextantio Civita Caves Hotel Matera
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Matera
#1 Family Hotel in Matera
#2 Luxury Hotel in Matera
#9 Business Hotel in Matera
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