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Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Matera, with its incredible caves and the old magical centre where essential homes melt beautifully with rich Gothic churches is just an amazing place, and to fully live it Saextantio is the best way forward. The hotel offers the chance of living the experience of a cave: very essential furnishing with an attentive eye to tradition and a zest of... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Stayed 2 nights in this 5 star ""Cave"" hotel - really loved it - a very different experience to the usual 5 star hotel but the atmosphere & attention to detail to keep it looking authentic was terrific. Staff very friendly & helpful. A lot of fun & found the ""Sassi"" area of Matera just fascinating & a Must for... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My girlfriend and I had an amazing and unique stay in the caves of Matera. The town and the surrounding caves have tremendous history and are great to explore on your own or with one of the guides that explain quite a lot about the history of the town. Worth going here!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

My husband and I stayed at this hotel for one night while visiting my family in Matera. We could not have loved this hotel more!! Staying in the Sassi is an incredible experience, plus the location was amazing. Our room was amazingly clean and very romantic - lit by candles and soft lighting. I never thought staying in a cave... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

An extraordinary property in a city not yet discovered by tourism. Very tastefully renovated does this property offer a very unusual hotel experience which perfectly fit the surrounding city . Being already priced in the upper segment the management unfortunately tries to increase the revenues with extras not worth the money . Stay away from the romantic dinner in the... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We have been planning to visit Matera for some years - and finally made it. Exceeded our best expectations. Also because Sextantio is a wonderful hotel: using ancient caves as rooms, reception and common areas, their rehabilitation was extraordinary - architectural and functional excellence, comfort - and the quality of the service could not be better.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

In planning our family's recent trip to Italy, we decided to design an itinerary that would include a combination of the well-traveled tourist areas like Venice and Rome and more remote locations that would allow us to get away from the crowds. Matera and other areas of Basilicata turned out to be the highlight of our vacation. Photos cannot adequately... More 

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Birmingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Just arrived back from a 5 night stay at the Sextantio hotel. It truly is an amazing experience unlike any other hotel you can imagine. We had an upgrade to a superior cave (no 10) and they also asked us if we would like to move to another superior cave to enrich the experience - which we did (no 15).... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

My familly's initial travel plan was to drive from Napoli to Sicilia. When organizing trip details I remembered one Sextantio's photo in Pinterest and I decided to analyze possibility to visit. We had to change our initial route many kilometers but I can now confirm that was a perfect decision. Arriving to Sextantio was an experience in fact. Old rock... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

First time we stayed in a cave. It was very good. The rooms, the caves are very pleasantly restored. It feels like a very nice hotel room. Everything needed is within the room and the atmosphere is splendid. No television but actually a very well working wifi. The air-condition worked very goof. The breakfast was served in an old church,... 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: $261 - $1,037 (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
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#1 Family Hotel in Matera
#1 Luxury Hotel in Matera
#1 Romantic Hotel in Matera
#9 Business Hotel in Matera
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