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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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From the very first email to the staff at this hotel, they were all beyond helpful, friendly and accommodating. We were able to spend several night in Suite 13, their Wedding Suite, to which words and pictures cannot do justice. Suite 13 is accessed up a stone stairway, the
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I stayed in this hotel in February when there were few guests and the room rate was, I felt, a bargain. I loved the peaceful, womb-like atmosphere of my cave bedroom despite its large size and the simple, beautiful pieces of heavy furniture. The nightly ritual of lighting the
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In the heart of the Sassi in a series of adjacent beautifully restored caves, this hotel is providing a truly exceptional experience. “Welcome to your executive cave” is not something one usually hears when checking in to a hotel room! Despite some bitterly cold weather outside
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We are so glad we had the experience of staying at Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita for two nights. Visiting the Sassi area of Matera is a trip back in time. The city is made up of caves where people lived for centuries, and which has now been restored with hotels,
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We were only able to book one night in the grotto, but it was well worth it. The room was gorgeous, gothic yet with a warm charm, and the view outside our front door was amazing. We totally did not mind the lack of TV, the bare stone felt great in the heat of August, and the
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Response from MicheleCentonze, Direttore vendite at Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita
Responded Dec 30, 2018
Dear Guest, Thank you so much for staying with us and for your kind words, very much appreciated. Can't wait to welcome you back in the near future in Matera or at Sextantio Albergo Diffuso in Santo Stefano di Sessanio (Abruzzo region), our sister project. A truly unique experience as well. Warm regards from the whole staff. Ciao ciao
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Hello. The closest airport is Bari International Airport, less than one hour drive. See you soon in Matera.
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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 unattractive to mosquitos. If you are really worried a small canister of insect killer would set your mind at rest
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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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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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The road trip from Bari to Matera isn't that bad. Most of it comprises long stretches of open freeway with some construction here and there. No windy roads as you asked. It's about a 40 minute drive, so prepare yourself. Once there, the hotel will valet park your car, but you really shouldn't need it until you are ready to leave Matera. You're spending 4 nights at the Grotto? So jealous!!!
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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."
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PRICE RANGE
$184 - $851 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
sextantio civita caves hotel matera
LOCATION
ItalyBasilicataProvince of MateraMatera
NUMBER OF ROOMS
18
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