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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...More
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,...More
Date of stay: August 2018
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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, 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....More
A long time ago I saw a picture of this incredible hotel in a magazine and ripped the page out in the hope that somehow one day I would find myself in this picture and my dream became reality, we just spent two wonderful nights...More
From the moment we arrived to the moment we departed this extraordinary boutique property exceeded all expectations. When I read about it I knew we had to experience it. And it is an experience! When we arrived we were warmly greeted by Alex and Antonio...More
Sextantio's restoration project in Matera has resulted in a truly unique place to stay. We loved their mission as well as the romantic, charming open room illuminated by candles. The staff, Alex and Antonio were truly the dream team--they gave excellent restaurant recommendations and arranged...More
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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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