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Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita

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Via Civita 28, 75100, Matera Italy See on map
Name/address in local language
Free Wifi
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Airport Transportation
Room Service
4 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 4 days ago

If you are looking for somewhere to stay that is different, this is the place for you. Each room is actually a cave which has been converted into a hotel room with old world furniture and a little bit quirky. No television but that doesn't...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Matera is a very interesting city , staying in one of the hotels run by the Sextantio Group is a must. The hotel group has a mission: to save the territorial identity of small villages in Italy including the landscape, history, architecture ,always using local...More

1  Thank shelley b
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here 2 nights. The town of Matera is a very interesting place where people were living in caves until the 1950’s. The location of this hotel involves lots of uneven stone steps to get up to the main town or you could get a...More

Thank LEO O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fancy something different, unique, romantic and luxurious? Stay in one of the cave rooms at Sextantio Le Grotte Della Civita in Matera. When you first open the door to your cave room, you are guaranteed to have one of those immediately Instagrammable wow moments. The...More

2  Thank bunnyhatgis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You won't experience anything like this in the world. Not since our stay at a Belmond ( The SAnctuary outside of Macchu Picchu) have we been so blown away by this special place. First let me say the hospitality rivals any five star hotel with...More

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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.

Hotel Amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Room Service
Breakfast included
Airport Transportation
Breakfast Available
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Free Parking
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice
2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
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Hidden Gems - Rules-Based, Luxury, Great View, Safe
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Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
US$212 - US$802 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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sextantio civita caves hotel matera
ItalyBasilicataProvince of MateraMatera
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29 July 2018|
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Response from rhyshedges | Reviewed this property |
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
24 April 2018|
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Response from Bob E | Reviewed this property |
No. In fact they don’t really have a restaurant but offer an exclusive candlelight dinner for only one couple at a time.
Alix H
1 April 2018|
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Response from MicheleCentonze | Property representative |
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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"Room 19 had a window which looked out to the national park canyon"
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"Choose room on the second level of the hotel."
27 Aug 2018
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"All the rooms are fabulous, but the surfaces are very uneven (it's old!!) so we would not recommend for..."
7 Aug 2018
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"Ask for lowest level so no facade added."
1 Jun 2018
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