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Via Civita 28, 75100 Matera, Italy – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.8/10! (score from 374 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 374 reviews
Value for money
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Score from 371 reviews Exceptional
Right in the heart of Matera, Corte San Pietro is housed in a renovated historical building carved out of stone. It offers exclusive rooms with private entrance and free Wi-Fi throughout.
Score from 190 reviews Exceptional
May 5, 2015
We expected a little more comfort for the money, there was not enough light to read a book at night ( but during check out we heard that they do have extra lights available, unfortunately it was not explained to us, minor mistake), also the outside area of the hotel could use a bit more tables to enjoy the sun.
The room was very romantic, the shower divine and the styling of the hotel very well done within the concept of the hotel, the breakfast was one of the best ones we had in Puglia!
May 4, 2015
Everything was great. The experience of sleeping in the cave. The beautiful furnishing of the cave and the candles scattered around the room. The breakfast was very good and the ambiance even better. An experience to repeat again and again.
April 26, 2015
very expensive , one night in the largest suite cave $700.. Then today I saw it was on sale fir $250 as I guess they had not filled it , also pack light and leave your heavy suitcase in the car , long flight upstairs although hey will be happy to help u
they took incredible detail to everything to make it a cave experience but a luxury unique experience , first the staff wan wonderful , we arrive early , they helped us up the long staircase and stores our luggage , everything w a smile , they gave us the best suite cave with a wonderful tub w a fireplace and a large king bed with wonderful sheets , an unusual cotton , they go out of their way to make U comfortable and also stay close to the unique experience of living in a cave lit by candles and dim electric lights , heir philosophy of buying distressed properties and giving them living care for the guests is an extroadinary experience , the breakfast was fabulous , in true commitment to their highest promise ,, all the baked goods were homemade and tasted exquisite , we loved it and hated to leave !!
April 23, 2015
Poor mirror. Room was not warm enough and controls at reception were slow to respond to request. poor quality of towels.
The staff were very helpful
April 19, 2015
Step back in time and live in a luxurious cave, perfect for a romantic get away. It feels like you are on a film set with no sign of modern times, yet there is wifi, under floor heating and a beautiful bath. The design is so carefully considered. The most delicious breakfast. This stay was a real treat that I would thoroughly recommend.
April 16, 2015
booking presentation not clear
amazing location but be careful when you book request a room with windows!!! I did book a suite that in the Booking app pictures looks very bright and with view , than I got a cave no windows at all ! I'm a bit claustofobic and when I do ask the staff how they sale this room with windows and with View icon listed in the room specification they simply tell me the pics are from another type of room ! That's it . Well if you buy the room with 65% off like I did is ok value for money if is more ... Hmmm I do not like to raccomend . Location fantastic room are clean and staff over all not bad .
April 6, 2015
We had a wonderful stay in Matera. The staff at this hotel were very helpful and the experience was amazing.
March 10, 2015
Absolutey nothing !!! There was nothing to dis like love this place !!!
Every thing !!! The people were great couldn't do more for you what ever time of the day or night. Absolutely stunning room, the thought of a cave is cool an quirky but I wasn't expecting it to be so warm an cosy !! Perfect for a romantic get away.
March 3, 2015
The hotel is wonderful and in an extraordinary location! We were welcomed by a very professional and very helpful staff who made us an unforgettable experience. We booked a classic cave and they gave us the honor to stay in a suite. We had a mervellous breakfast in an amazing old church in a stone cave. The excellence of the service made everything so special!
February 3, 2015
Amazing place, unique experience
January 27, 2015
Nothing major, but the shampoo provided was really bad. They need to improve the quality of the shampoo.
It was an amazing experience staying a a cave. The cave was tasteful done and very comfortable. I love the shower! The water pressure was so strong. The Internet connection was the best out of all the places we stayed in Italy. Pack light, there are a few steps and bring a good mirror ladies for putting makeup on. Not a lot of light in the cave.
January 18, 2015
Nothing at all.
The hotel was excellent. We had an amazing experience staying at this hotel. Our cave was very nice, starting from it's door key to everything else. Very spacious, clean and comfortable. Only rocks and wood decorations, and candles everywhere. No phone or TV in the cave or any other sign of technology to let you live the wonderful experience. Large balcony with amazing views. Location was excellent, few minutes from main attractions, and one minute from the safe free public parking. Staff were very professional, welcoming and very much helpful. Breakfast area was amazing (old church in a cave), with excellent service. We strongly recommend this wonderful hotel.
January 6, 2015
This is really something extraordinary! beautiful room in a grotta with designer bath and candles- very romantic! beautiful romantic breakfast location wonderful breakfast very friendly staff
January 4, 2015
a truly unique experience!
December 30, 2014
Parking non-existent, breakfast was fair (continental, not hot)
Room was amazing, go for the suite
December 30, 2014
At night the caves are a bit dark, and the comfort is somewhat limited. This is unavoidable given the location and is part of the atmosphere, but it should be take into account if one is planning a long stay.
The location and the atmosphere are fantastic. The breakfast is marvelous. We had a cave with the bathtub, that is definitely worth the extra price.
December 29, 2014
The room and view were amazing! The staff was very professional and helpful. The breakfast was delicious. I'd stay here again!
December 8, 2014
Very difficult to find the location
Very pleasant conditions, super breakfast. All the staff were very well trained.
November 30, 2014
beautiful cave, great comfort, friendly staff, wonderful breakfast, great view
November 16, 2014
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.
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.
October 24, 2014
Finding it is difficult. I would suggest they send a more detailed map to quests.
The staff was passionate about the location. The cave is unique and comfortable. The restaurant and breakfast was very good.
October 23, 2014
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.
October 15, 2014
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.
October 8, 2014
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!
fantastic ambiance, view ws fantastic from our cave, beatifully decorated staying with the rustic. Breakfast in the old chuch was good.
October 8, 2014
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
Amazing experience and surroundings
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