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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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Wow! Absolutely amazing hotel with a limited number of rooms all set in caves in the hillside of Matera. Reception and breakfast, evening drinks are set in caves next door to each other. Our room was amaxing in a separate cave witha large comfortable bed and a modern bathroom
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Dear Allan, Thank you so much for your review and kind words. Hope to welcome you again in the near future. Warm regards from all of us.
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From the first moment we arrived we were struck by the extraordinary beauty of this miraculous hotel - made from early handmade cave dwellings and turned into a 5 star paradise. Each element of the room shows careful attention to maintaining the architectural history and natural
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This was such an amazing experience! Located in the Sassi, great experience for sleeping in the caves. And so luxurious and clean. From the arrival experience to the sleeping arrangements, to the cave, to the breakfast, all 5 star! Breakfast was delightful, fresh and delicious.
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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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Master Bedroom in the Superior Room at the Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita
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Master Bedroom in the Smaller Classic Room at the Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita
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Please could you advise the nearest airport to fly to in Italy for this hotel?
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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Do they have a restaurant you can dine in even if you aren't staying here ?
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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Where is the nearest airport ? And how far from the airport is if
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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"It seems they are all individual and fantastic"
"I am not even sure there would be a bad room at this hotel in Matera. Simply enjoy the experience."
"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."
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PRICE RANGE
US$242 - US$956 (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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