"Sassi in Matera"
Amazing setting with incredibly unique accommodations - a once in a lifetime experience. Hotel was very unique, staff was good, breakfast delicious, room very nice - a tad warm.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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Loved the concept of sleeping in a cave. Very comfortable and modern decor. Attentive and helpful staff. Delicious breakfast, a good break from the average hotel fare.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The hotel is more an experience than a room. You have a view from your room that dates back farther than you can imagine, a great staff and a room which broods cool. The tub in the center of the room beckons you in, the bed is comfy and treatment is stellar. We had tours booked through them, lovely breakfasts and even a pot of hot water for tea at […] night. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
This was my third stay at Sextantio in Matera, and as always the hotel proved very special. This hotel provides such a unique and unusual experience. Luxury turned upside down. There is simply no better way to experience the Sassi di Matera than this.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Best place in Puglia/Basilicata"
Matera is a fantastic location - off the beaten track but lots to do and see. Sextantio is the most unique hotel experience we've ever had. Atmosphere of the cave room is amazing and breakfast in the dining room is great. Very close walk into the center of town and the sassi - extremely safe environment. Only minor drawback - it's hilly with lots of […] steps so if you don't like walking think again. Also the hotel address is not good for gps as it's pedestrian only so confirm with hotel directions first. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Amazing Setting on "Edge" with a view to Ravine"
Hotel is in an amazing setting, in a "redesign and reclammation" of cave homes into "rooms" on edge of town overlooking ravine and with a view to the Matera "caves"- NOT a view of town but of the caves on mountain side. Close to some recommended restaurants and quiet in evenings given location. Staff extremely helpful. Difficult to drive to as GPS does […] not differentiate pedestrian walks. Hotel.Com should provide that claim and provide client emails or encourage to get in touch with hotel - worth going, but need guidance given nature of Matera streets. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
It's hard to describe just how amazing this place is. Every detail was perfect. The cave room was awe-inspiring but still comfortable and modern. We could feel a little of what it would have been like to live in the caves....but if the caves had been like the Sextantio, no one would have been removed. Matera is lovely, melancholy, with an air of permanence, […] decay, and renewal all coexisting in a most unique way. Of everywhere we went in Italy in our two weeks, Matera will be the place I remember and ponder. The Sextantio is worth the price. It's a life experience that will stay with you forever. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Two days is enough"
Second visit this Summer. It's something that you must try but the novelty will wear off. It is a novelty. Slippers would be nice as the floors are "dirty"Genuine Hotels.com guest review
When we first arrived we were lost, hungry and definitely confused. Only to be greeted for the most amazing experience of our entire trip. Not to say the others pailed simply this experience was something words can't describe. Amazing is all I can say.Genuine Expedia guest review
"A 5 Star Cave"
Be prepared to walk lots of steps and pack lightly. Once you arrive at the hotel it is worth the effort. Room was large, candles made it feel warm and it had all the modern conveniences you need. The staff was extremely helpful. The view from the terrace of the sun coming up was special. The breakfast was outstanding.Genuine Expedia guest review
The hotel was unlike anyplace I have ever seen or stayed. They painstakingly removed each stone to put in current amenities in the cave rooms. This place is a must visit. LOVED IT.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Sassi in Matera"
Sextantio was a great choice for our 14-day romantic/exploration trip from Naples to Southern Italy. It is a Sassi (cave hotel) which was clean and beautiful inside. We wanted to experience the historical city of Matera and get a feel (although at a luxury level) for the people who lived in the sassi. Its really is a once in a lifetime experience to […] stay at a cave room. If you are looking for amenities such as TV, phone, and even good lighting, this is not the place to stay. Most of the sassi use candle lighting and a few strategically placed lights. Upon arrival, we were given a history of the sassi and welcomed to "our cave." There was fruit waiting at the table. The bathtub and toliets were modern and beautiful. The furniture was lovely wood. Breakfast was very good and consisted of various different mozzarella, ricotta cheeses, pastries, fruit juices. There were a few challenges to the hotel 1) was finding it..the sign was a small red sign on the side on the road high up on a building and 2) if you have limited walking capability, you will need to climb several stairs to get to town and to get your luggage to the hotel. I would certainly recommend this hotel. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
This is a hotel built in a cave where there was a monastery in the 13th century. It's unbelievably pretty and modest. Do not expect TV and an even floor. Expect an incredible feeling of knowing where you are sleeping. The breakfast is yummy with salty and sweet foods. The room is very nicely decorated and simple. I booked the smallest room and I was […] very happy. There are lamps but also candles if you want more light. Finding the hotel was not easy because the GPS kept using pedestrian roads so the best way to get there was around the town, not through it. Also, the car does not get to the front of the hotel. You have to go up some stairs. I would definitely go back and I already gave the information to some family members who love this kind of unique place to stay. It's also right in front of the Murgia caves so you have quit a view during the day. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
This is an amazing place, unlike any place I've ever been. It is very difficult to find from the small lower ring road that takes you along the Sassi; however, if you park at the main (and free) parking lot by the tourist info building, you can walk over to the hotel down the road. The hotel is situated in a rather chaotic manner throughout the Sassi, […] but each room is pretty amazing. We were in room 20, which is small but has a great view and is comfortable despite being in a cave. The quality of the room is remarkable and the rooms are very clean. They are simple, but that allows you to really take in the room, which is the highlight of staying here. The breakfast was great in that it had all local products and cuisine, even though it was too heavy for me. Overall, this was an amazon hotel, I only wish I could have stayed two days instead of 1. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Five Star all the Way"
This is an exquisite hotel. It is built into ancient caves but with chic new plumbing, etc. It was restored as the 13th C. monastery it once was. The architect and designers did a brilliant, elegant job. Five star all the way.Genuine Expedia guest review
Don't think twice. This place is a little slice of heaven. The rooms are wonderful and atmospheric, the beds soft and spacious, the bath luxurious and inviting. It's a romantic paradise! The breakfast is great, too.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Modern Step Back into History!"
We had a little difficulty finding the hotel. Once we got there I was a little concerned that I had made a mistake booking the room. We were given a tour of the facility and then taken to our room. My opinion changed! The room was perfect - clean, dimly lit and with candles strategically placed throughout the rooms. No concern with heating; the room […] temperature was pleasant. I prefer a shower, but our room only had a tub which turned out to be just fine. Matter-of-fact, it was quite nice soaking the sore muscles after hiking around Matera. There was plenty to eat at breakfast. The staff was very nice and helpful. The only complaint I have is concerning parking. There is free public parking nearby where we parked without any problems. But there is also a parking area at the hotel that we were told was not for guests, but then some guests were allowed to park there. The "No Parking" rule should apply to all guests. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
This was an amazing experience. We had a lovely night we bought our children with us which we would recommend an child free night in this hotel! !Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Once in a lifetime experience"
An amazing and wonderful experience.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Unusual and great fun"
My wife and I stayed here for our last night while touring Puglia, We were not disappointed. The staff were very helpful and all spoke superb English. We were shown to our room after a tour of the dining area and a briefing on the history of the hotel. The room, sorry, cave, was beautifully prepared and all the candles lit when we walked in. The photographs […] really do represent the room experience. Taking a bath is a surreal experience. A very comfortable cave indeed but then it was air conditioned (very subtly installed) and even had underfloor heating in the bathroom area. The bed was very comfortable and we had very peaceful nights sleep. The following morning we enjoyed an interesting buffet breakfast facilitated by a multi lingual waiter. We very much enjoyed our stay. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The room was supposed to have air conditioning but you could not use it in the room as it was centrally controlled from reception and it did not seem to even for reception either. Breakfasts were amazing though.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The caves were amazing. The first night we had a small one (the toilet in the same general area of the bed!!) was not well received by my partner!!! The rest was magical. The second night we were given a larger room with bath and separate en suite. The breakfast room was atmospheric ( an old cave church). The location of caves were ideal for exploring […] all of the Sassi region. I Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Stayed here for two nights and although a bit sceptical initially we were quickly impressed by the facilities. Would definitively recommend anyone who wants to go to Matera to stay here.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Interesting and unusual hotel"
This hotel was everything we expected from seeing it online - careful renovation of cave rooms in Matera. There is a 'no technology' policy in the rooms, though wi-fi is excellent. Candles supplement subtle lighting. Beautifully comfortable bed, lovely modern bath, loo and bidet. Only suggestion to improve the room would be informal cushioned seating […] built into the alcove (previous cistern) as currently no seating so we had to sit on the bed to read. No meals available except for a superb Italian breakfast served in a large cave with ancient wooden tables and soft music. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Amazing place and staff!"
We thoroughly enjoyed it and the only reason for a 4 out of 5 is that the sink tap fell off and needed fixing but that was a small observation as it still worked! Would thoroughly recommend it.Genuine Expedia guest review
"An amazing hotel experience in an amazing city."
If you think staying in a cave sounds primitive, cold and dank then you must try this hotel to totally dispel these thoughts. The room was spacious, beautifully lit and beautifully appointed. It was truly a memorable part of our holiday. Its proximity to the historic city and wonderful eating was an additional bonus.Genuine Expedia guest review
"A cave with a view"
Without doubt one of the most enjoyable hotel experiences we have encountered. The restoration of the hotel was sympathetic and tasteful, the staff were friendly and informal, extremely helpful and a pleasure to spend time with. They were very in tune with the area and enhanced our stay immeasurably. The breakfast was superb and used local produce with […] fresh fruit and breads and a host of options. The location of the hotel is very convenient for exploring the old town and the views are breath-taking. I would never have imagined staying in a cave could be such a pleasant experience but this hotel has managed to get that difficult balance between efficiency and respect of privacy perfectly. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
We stayed one night here and it was a truly magical place. Fantastic location, right among the Sassi. At night, you can see the moon right outside the hotel terrace. Super-romantic. The bed is incredibly comfortable and the atmosphere in the cave room is very serene. Their breakfast is delicious and includes local food. Highly recommend - you will NOT […] be disappointed! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Fabulous all the way!"
From the moment we were greeted at the gate and our bags cheerily carried to our room, it was wow! Our room was beautiful, and all the little touches such as candles having been pre lit around our room before our arrival & the lovely bowl of fruit made us feel very welcome.The views and setting are fabulous. We had been travelling around Italy for a […] month and this hotel and city were the highlight. Breakfast in this backlit 13th century cavern was an experience, nothing too much trouble for the girls to cook for you. Quality in every area, you won't be disappointed. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
First time I have stayed in a cave and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Breakfast taken in the old rock church was delicious with a variety of local produce/specialities. Obviously darker than a modern hotel but the atmosphere more than made up for this. Rooms come with en-suite facilities but disappointed not to be offered a room with a shower. Probably […] need to specify this at time of booking. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great romantic getaway"
Although a little tricky to find, the locals were very helpful and we found the hotel where we proudly shown to our cave. A mixture of dimmed lighting and candles made for a very romantic atmosphere. The bedroom was very comfortable and the bathroom, quite stunning. We did however feel that the hotel would benefit from a lounge area, but this was our […] only criticism. The staff could'nt have been more helpfully and the view from the hotel was quite simply breathtaking. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"meraviglioso e molto romantico?"
sono stato una notte e posso dire che è la struttura ideale per trascorrere un week-end romantico all'insegna del relax e della buona cucinaGenuine Hotels.com guest review
こんなにユニークでインパクトのあるホテルに泊まったのは初めてといっても過言ではありません。 自然のままの洞窟を活かしたうえでの、快適なお部屋とおもてなし。 スタッフはみんな若く熱意があり、英語もちゃんと通じました。 ホテル前の手つかずの自然も素晴らしかった。 また、朝食場所となっている食堂は、確か13世紀の教会をアレンジしたと説明されたような・・・・・。 もう一度行きたい、素晴らしいホテルです。Genuine Expedia guest review
泊まってよかった！部屋の雰囲気はもちろんですが、スタッフもみんなフレンドリー。9月中旬に泊まったのですが、夜になると下に流れる川から霧が昇ってきてさらに幻想的でした。バーリからの長距離バス停からもタクシーで10分かかりませんでした。Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Dette er en av tingene du bare MÅ gjøre før du dør. Ta 2 netter her, og du husker det resten av livet. En natt blir for lite, du må bare ha en dag for å rusle rundt i den gamle bydelen også, med sine gamle bygninger, små patioer, osterier og små kafeer. Enestående service fra meget vennlige og velvillige ansatte på hotellet. I tillegg forstås, og snakkes […] det, engelsk. Absolutt toppklasse. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Très bel hotel"
Un très bel hotel avec un service de qualité. Très bon petit-déjeuner. Un seul "bémol" : les toilettes n'étant pas séparées de la chambre, le manque d'isolation phonique peut être dommageable...Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Un hotel incantato, un tuffo nel passato dove il tempo sembra essersi fermato. Tutto spettacolare.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
ABBIAMO SOGGIORNATO UNA SOLA NOTTE FUORI DAL TEMPO. ...MA CI TORNEREMO SICURAMENTE...HOTEL MOLTO SUGGESTIVO PERSONALE MOLTO CORDIALE COLAZIONE SQUISITA....TUTTO OK!!!Genuine Expedia guest review
Al llegar a Matera el lugar te deja atónito, el hotel esta totalmente dentro de los Sisi, las habitaciones son cuevas, con todos los servicios, pero es extraño dormir dentro. El servicio es muy bueno, el desayuno excelente.Genuine Expedia guest review
The only downside is hard to find the hotel. However, the cave is wonderful.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Ett unikt hotell med mkt fin personal. Det är genomfört med stor känsla för miljön och såå omsorgsfullt iordningställt inför vår ankomst. Fantastisk frukost i den fina frukost kyrkan/salen/grottan. Lite dyrt o en natt i grottmiljön var lagom för oss.Genuine Expedia guest review
Hade läst om Sextantio Le Grotte i Condé Nast Traveller och förstod att det skulle vara något utöver det vanliga. Hotellrummen är grottor som tidigare använts till kloster - renoverade med mycket god smak - helt enkelt otroligt vackert om man gillar enkel ren design och naturliga material! Utsikten är underbar och man kan vandra i bergen i närheten, […] eller gå omkring i den gamla delen av Matera . Eftersom vi firade födelsedag blev vi uppgraderade till grottan högst upp med fantastiskt badkar. Detta var en upplevelse långt mer fantastisk än jag någonsin kunnat föreställa mig. Åk dit! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Un soggiorno unico"
Grande professionalità e cortesia da parte dello staff. Una vacanza che non dimenticherò perché unica nel suo genere.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Artig by og kult hotell"
En bybfra middelalderen som er bygget på stein, veldig spesiell og fin. Hotellet kult og noe helt annet med sine grotter.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"essenziale, particolare, bello, consigliatissimo"
una esperienza bella, diversa che però deve comprende un pò di spirito di adattamento. Nessuno può aspettarsi il tipico albergo di alta categoria. Non c'è frigo, televisione, l'illuminazione della stanza è sufficiente ma sicuramente bassa.Se non avete troppa intimità con il vostro partner non potete scegliere questo albergo, il bagno è in camera con […] una parete separatoria parziale. Ma se volete un luogo particolare, caratteristico, raro, di atmosfera è il posto giusto. bella la sala colazione, buona e ricca la colazione,ottimi dolci e marmellate. Molto cordiali e simpatici ma anche professionali i dipendenti. Posizionato in posizione buona rispetto al centro città e vicino al parcheggio per l'auto. anche le indicazioni ricevute alla reception su ristoranti sono state assolutamente soddisfacenti. lo consiglierei a tutti quelli che come me amano l'antico, la mancanza di fronzoli ma comunque cercano l'efficienza. sono stata benissimo. grazie. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Esperienza unica e particolare trattandosi del riadattamento di un tipico "sasso Materano " Personale molto gentile e disponibile . Eccezionale la colazione con prodotti naturali locali e torte salate e dolci fatte in casa dal personale .Genuine Expedia guest review
Großartiges Konzept, fantastische Atmoshäre!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Brilliant hotel! Perfectly created cave hotel in a spectacular location.Genuine Expedia guest review
"un ottima esperienza in un sasso"
Ottima esperienza, la camera è grande e arredata con gusto il sasso non è umido e sufficientemente illuminato, IL personale è molto gentileGenuine Expedia guest review
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