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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 ...Morerepresents 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. Less
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Wow! An out of this world experience to immerse yourself in the uniqueness of Sassi and Matera. A hidden gem of luxury hotel that is worth every euro! Amazing team of staff, nothing is too much trouble, impeccable service. Calm and serene from the moment...More
This phrase is often used and to use it to describe Sextantio is entirely appropriate.
From the beautiful cave-rooms with their centuries old patina and amazing aspect over the valley beyond, to the wonderful homemade breakfast these all make your stay here truly memorable.
Location is in old part of the city. Walking distance to sights. One of a kind hotel. Only for couples. Romantic. Lit by candles.
A must stay while in Matera. Walking distance from Main Piazza.
Breakfast served in Old chapel of monesary.
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Response from MicheleCentonze, Direttore vendite at Sextantio Le Grotte della CivitaResponded 2 weeks ago
Thank you so much for staying with us and for your kind words.
Hope to welcome you back one day.
This place is just incredible. Such an amazing, one of a kind experience. I would recommend spending about 2-3 nights here. 1 is not enough to fully experience the place, the staff and breakfast. 2-3 is about enough. The staff was beyond helpful and nice!...More
Staying here is certainly a memorable experience and gives you something of a sense of place - although (thankfully!) a touch too much luxury to truly understand what it must have been like. The candlelit bathroom is particularly delightful. Breakfast was delicious and served in...More
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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... More
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