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Via Civita 28, 75100 Matera, Italy – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.8/10! (score from 380 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at Sextantio Le Grotte Della Civita.
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Grounds, Terrace, Sun Deck
Cycling, Massage, Bicycle Rental, Entertainment Staff
Food & Drink
Restaurant, Bar, Breakfast in the Room, Snack Bar
Wireless Internet Hotspot is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed).
Room Service, Shuttle Service (surcharge), Airport Shuttle (surcharge), 24-Hour Front Desk, Express Check-in/Check-out, Tour Desk, Ticket Service, Baggage Storage, Babysitting/Child Services, Laundry, Ironing Service, Daily Housekeeping, Fax/Photocopying, Souvenir/Gift Shop, VIP Room Facilities, Honeymoon Suite
Safe, Chapel/Shrine, Non-smoking Rooms, Heating, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private), Air Conditioning
Dutch, Italian, French, Spanish, English, Arabic
3:00 PM - 11:30 PM
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
One child under 6 years is charged EUR 15 per person per night when using existing beds.
One older child or adult is charged EUR 75 per person per night in an extra bed.
The maximum number of extra beds in a room is 1.
There is no capacity for cribs in the room.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.
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Based on 380 reviews
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Locanda Di San Martino is in the central Sassi area of Matera. It offers traditional accommodation carved out of the rock, plus an indoor swimming pool with spa area.
Score from 577 reviews Wonderful
We booked last minute and for the same price they gave us a suite overlooking the ravine with a fireplace room with cool bathtub. Candles everywhere, we felt like we were the only ones on the planet. No phones, no tv, dim lighting and natural chiseled stone rooms from centuries bygone surrounded us and we talked about the people who had lived there centuries before us. Fresh fruits and water were complimentary and were served in locally made earthenware jugs and bowls. Nice touch. We will definitely return to see if it really was that nice.... Really cool.
The parking is a bit of a problem but not so much as to be a showstopper. The office staff where very good but the baggage guys were a little on the slow side....and i'm not talking about speed.
The staff was passionate about the location. The cave is unique and comfortable. The restaurant and breakfast was very good.
Finding it is difficult. I would suggest they send a more detailed map to quests.
The peace, the quiet, the unrepeatable ambiance of the place - quite unique. The following is not criticism, but advice to travellers: flip-flops would be useful if you have a room with a shower (underfoot can be very uneven); comfortable lounging not really an option either - don't know how to advise here - but seats and benches are about the place.
Everything was perfect. As for architecture, the attention to detail is amazing. We did something that we never did before. Changed our travel plans and did not come out of the cave room untill our check out time.
fantastic ambiance, view ws fantastic from our cave, beatifully decorated staying with the rustic. Breakfast in the old chuch was good.
Not much light in the room at night - so make sure you do anythibng that requires light before the sun goes down. Wifi in the room was not good - but on the other hand - did not come to surf the internet!
Amazing experience and surroundings
Restaurant facility was on request by prior arrangement only and this wasnt made clear on any site we looked at including theirs. Breakfast was lovely but very little for coeliacs likemyself to to eat. Everything was bread/pastry/cake based
I wanted to express my appreciation for the superior service I received during my stay at the Sextantio Le Grotte Della Civita. Everyone, but in particular, Michele Centonze, Salesmanager, were very helpful and deserve a great deal of praise for their excellent customer service, arraning for accomodation, dinner and sight seeing. Kudos to you and your staff for making my stay a great one - I will definitely love to stay with theSextantio Le Grotte Della Civita again. Regards, Dr. Dirk Stemper
If you are traveling to Matera this has to be the only choice! Absolutely stunning, attention to detail and sympathy of the design is right in the money. Pricey but worth a treat.
Ambience, views, staff. Were given a room upgrade free of charge. Very nice of the staff to do this for us.
The rooms were awsome and the staff super friendly and helpful. The Sassi is wonderful if you like old places and is a labyrinth of tiny lanes and stairs.
Would not be a good place for those who are not steady on their feet as the floors and paths are uneven cobble stones.
1-location very close to sassi 2-unusual concept and atmosphere 3-rooms are clean and spacious 4-old authentic furniture all over in the hotel 5-bathroom facilities are mordern and well-functionning 6-no TV, no phone in the rooms 7-personnel is friendly and ready to help
1-not really a cave, more like a room in an old monastery, from outside rooms look like boxes built into the mountain, no that exotic as a real cave would be 2-stuffy in the rooms at night and nothing can be done - air conditioning is very weak and not all rooms have windows, no anti-mosquito nets of the windows (we did not see mosquitos, but some birds were flying very close outside) 3-the hotel proposes just its own exersions to sassi (2 hours walking tour for $100) and refuses to provide any other information 4-average breakfast, bad coffee tasts like instant coffee 5-note that some rooms do not have shower - just a bath (with no shower at all) 6-you have to go up by outside stone stairs to your room, no lift
A wonderful opportunity to stay in a historically significant dwelling, sensitively and creatively restored, without compromise on comfort and service. Stunning location within the sassi area of Matera, first class service, beautiful views and inspiring decor. Will stay in our memory for ever.
Nothing really. Intermittent wifi, but a small price to pay for such a unique experience.
Mind blowing experience! Must stay. Everything has been great.
Absolutely nothing. Just pay attention to e-mails from administration re navigation to the place - we have relied on GPS and default address to lead us to the location.
The concept, the staff, the food, the location. The cave is beautifly and lovingly restored.
The musty smell and dampness of the room. I think the pictures of the hotel are amazing, the stay however was not as comfortable.
A unique experience like no other. The whole atmosphere of the place - being transported to another place and time while maintaining all modern comforts discretely hidden from eye view. The philosophy of obtaining only very local or organic foodstuffs. The high level of customer service. Excellent breakfast -very different to the so-called "international standard" The location right in the heart of the Matera "sassi "
It looks very good in the pictures but in reality is... even better!
I travel around the world and have the opportunity to see many things and stay at many incredible places, but by far this was the most amazing romantic experience we have ever had. You must experience this unusual hotel. You will not be disappointed. Cave #8 is beyond words. Do your self a favor and book it!!!! The breakfast is mouthwatering, the best I have had in Italy.....Thank you Thank you for leaving an amazing memory for my husband and I.
A wonderful entry point into this magical city. Breakfast was home-made, authentic indigenous cuisine. Arranged for an excellent guided tour. Highly attentive to our needs, including a complementary porter, and excellent information about local goings-on.
Incredible Cave hotel - never seen anything like it. Beautiful bathroom with full large bath. The breakfast in the ancient cave church was amazing. All home-made produce - beautiful pies and tarts, breads and cheeses, juices and coffees - just wonderful.
Not a negative but note that our room didn't have a shower - just a beautiful bath. Also, if you're super -private, there is no door to the bathroom! Just need to be mindful!
The staff were very accommodating. Upgraded our room when we requested one with a shower at no extra cost. Breakfasts were fabulous. All in all a wonderful and unique experience. I highly recommend this hotel.
The bathroom mirror was a bit too small and not well placed for a tall person. Just a minor inconvenience
Better information re finding the place would have been a bit help
The unique location and the contemporary design of the caves were beautiful
Authenticity of the cave room. A romantic stay, lit mainly by candles. Very comfortable bed and lovely waking up to a yellow warm glow from the early sun on the cave walls if you kept the shutter slightly open at night. Very romantic taking a bath in candle light. Definitely worth the experience. Lovely breakfast too.
A little bit more light just for blow drying hair or shaving.
We absolutely loved the whole feel of the place. The rustic, minimalistic decor and ultra calm ambience. Would highly recommend this. No minibar or tv but not needed if you're happy staying in a cave. Will be back.
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