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Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Surfers Paradise, Australia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

I've travelled Europe 3 times and this is by far the most beautiful, romantic and unsurpassed hotel I've ever stayed in. My husband and I stayed for our honeymoon and it couldn't have been more romantic. The caves, the view, the decor and the service are all 10 out of 10.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed 21 January 2017

We were looking forward to a long weekend in Puglia. Our Italien friends have also suggested a day in Matera. The city is unbelievable. And this hotel is probably one of the best places we have experienced. Families lived in these caves since 13th century, together with their animals. In 1952 Italian Govt. built houses for the inhabitants to move...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Ahhh, the beautiful sound of cow bells coming up from the ravine in the morning and then again in the evening as the herders move them to different pastures. This is a must bucket list destination. The hotel was wonderful (yes, you do need a level of fitness or when you book ask for a "cave" on the first level)....

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1Thank Kim J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed for two nights in our "cave" as the hotel referred to our little room looking out over the Matera hills and canyon. The view was breathtaking, and our little room was comfortable but somewhat sparse - of course, it is important to remind yourselves that you are living in a restored cave of sorts. The use of candles...

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Rugby
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unique experience to spend the night in a cave. Very expensive though. Great service and staff.Easy to find as they give excellent instructions - make sure you follow these though. On the whole an unforgettable experience

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely wonderful hotel! Very unique place to stay. Word of caution: if you have difficulty walking more than 2 flights of stairs, have poor balance, poor eyesight in low light and generally are not into unusual places then this hotel is not for you. BUT I LOVE IT!!!

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1Thank Terry M
Vancouver, British Columbia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Besides the fact that you have modern plumbing and electricity you really are staying in a cave. The shower pressure was good, bear in mind not all rooms have showers, but all have tubs. The cave is a bit dark with minimal electric lighting and lots of candles, but I guess that's the point. The bed was very comfortable. Wifi...

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Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have stayed at a cave hotel in the past in Turkey, but this seemed a little more rustic. The check in was very quick. This stay was on a cycling tour for 1 night. I am so happy that someone else had to lug my bags up to my room!!! It is definitely a climb. The room was very...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for one night as a birthday present for my husband. It is a beautiful hotel with important historical relevance. They have 21 rooms, all set within original caves. They have done a great job at maintaining the original caves and adding things like air conditioning, plumbing and lighting without being intrusive. They do this by limiting lighting...

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Miami, Florida
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Such an amazing cave, staying in a cave was a first for us and an amazing experience, the welcoming outstanding, the set up perfect, the experience incredible. Matera a beautiful and magical place. Don't think twice, stay at Le Grotte for an amazing experience.

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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
Region: Italy > Basilicata > Province of Matera > Matera
Price Range: $379 - $1,247 (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
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#9 Business Hotel in Matera
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“get a room with a separate shower”
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“Cave 21 is beautiful and romantic, big bathroom.”
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“Room 21 is a cave - 1 double bed, 2 single beds. Amazing view of the valley.”
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