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Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita

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Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita in the Sassi di Matera - UNESCO World Heritage Site in Basilicata region - is the most extreme expression of a Historical Minor Heritage. A heritage, which represents the almost paradigmatic expression of this Minor History, marked by rocky caves, inhabited until the first years of the fifties. The sassi (stone settlement) have been turned into 18 romantic boutique bedrooms, simply furnished, candlelit and calming. Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita is a cultural project born to bring hospitality experience outside the schematics, not classifiable as "stars" and far from any traditional concept of luxury, so much so that the New York Times deemed it one of “the most extraordinary destinations in the world”, the Times “one of the ten most beautiful hotels on the international scene” and the Tatler guide of Condé Nast has included among “the one hundred most beautiful hotels on the planet”. They talk about the luxury of emotions.
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A long time ago I saw a picture of this incredible hotel in a magazine and ripped the page out in the hope that somehow one day I would find myself in this picture and my dream became reality, we just spent two wonderful nights at this very special place and it surpassed every ex
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From the moment we arrived to the moment we departed this extraordinary boutique property exceeded all expectations. When I read about it I knew we had to experience it. And it is an experience! When we arrived we were warmly greeted by Alex and Antonio who offered refreshments a
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Sextantio's restoration project in Matera has resulted in a truly unique place to stay. We loved their mission as well as the romantic, charming open room illuminated by candles. The staff, Alex and Antonio were truly the dream team--they gave excellent restaurant recommendations
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I was blown away by the rustic and raw beauty of this hotel. The caves are beautifully restored, while preserving the unique history and nature of the region. The staff is most respectful, helpful and kind. The breakfast banquet is lavish and relaxing. The aesthetics of the room
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Sextantio is a magical place in a magical city. We wanted to stay here but they were completely booked. We visited to check it out and were blown away and the rustic perfection. The vision is clear and pure. The attention to original detail is flawless. The caves are as original
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Is there a problem with mosquitoes? Are there mosquito nets around the beds?
We saw no mosquitos and would not expect nets in an Italian hotel. The environment is hostile to mosquitos with the hotel on a cliff face with no stagnant pools necessary if they are to breed. Caves lit with candles are also unattractive to mosquitos. If you are really worried a small canister of insect killer would set your mind at rest
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Do they have a restaurant you can dine in even if you aren't staying here ?
No. In fact they don’t really have a restaurant but offer an exclusive candlelight dinner for only one couple at a time.
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Where is the nearest airport ? And how far from the airport is if
Dear Alex, the nearest airport is Bari International Airport, only 40 minutes drive from Matera. You can rent a car or the hotel can arrange a private transfer. Ciao ciao
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Hello we've just booked a holiday in March at the hotel and have a free car hire deal. Could anyone please tell me what the journey from the airport is like I believe it's Bari Karol, is it very windy roads as I'm a bit of a coward when it comes to mountain roads? Also we're staying for four nights and I'm thinking that we'll just get a cab from airport as it looks like once your at Matera walking is the best way of getting around? Thanks
It is a windy drive but the country side is beautiful- so many good restaurants in matera - a cab is a good idea- wake up at sunrise to see the gorge covered in mist- see inspiring
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Would anyone recommend the special dinner in the church for a solo traveler? Are there other people dining around you, or would it be... just... me?
Only ate breakfast there but it was delicious and they cooked onsite. Amazing location. Only benefit of going elsewhere as solo would be you'd get more of a buzz from people around and about as lots of outdoor dining in main citadel
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"We had the memorable room wonderwoman stayed in while the film was shot. Part of the charm is the uneven floor, walk carefully."
"Room 19 had a window which looked out to the national park canyon"
"Choose room on the second level of the hotel."
"All the rooms are fabulous, but the surfaces are very uneven (it's old!!) so we would not recommend for the infirm/children."
"Ask for lowest level so no facade added."
$180 - $743 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
sextantio civita caves hotel matera
ItalyBasilicataProvince of MateraMatera
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