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Reviews of Art Hotel Atelier Sul Mare 3 stars

Cesare Battisti - 4, 98070 Castel di Tusa, Italy

#3 of 9 hotels in Castel di Tusa

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Based on 262 hotel reviews

8.3

Score breakdown

  • Cleanliness

    8.3

  • Comfort

    7.7

  • Location

    9.1

  • Facilities

    7.9

  • Staff

    8.7

  • Value for money

    7.8

  • Free WiFi

    5

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  • Reviewed: 23 June 2018

    10
    Funky, arty on the beach
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    An amazing hotel the funkiest we have stayed in. It has art everywhere! Directly across the road from the beach would have loved to have spent more time here and if we had we would have upgraded to the Seaview room.

    Stayed in June 2018

  • Reviewed: 8 May 2018

    9.2
    unique lodging experience in a work of art
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Art Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    The bathroom could have been cleaned better, and the breakfast was far less special than the space in which it is served.

    This is a truly unique experience. Cutting edge art made into a hotel. Yo're not there for the sheer comfort but for a transformative experience, which we had in our magnificent room, the Trinacria room. The staff is super helpful and will tell you about the room and also about the unique open air art park - the fiumara d'arte - of which the pyramid is seen from the hotel.

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 7 October 2017

    3.3
    dont go there
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    the bed, the noise, this hotel is a terrible place to stay very old and dodgy the staff is incompetent even thought they are nice. they made me change room in the middle of the night because the people upstairs were making lots of noise. did not sleep for 2 nights and left earlier then the booking. you can hear all the noises of water and people walking. smell of cigarette everywhere. the art inside the building is terrible and the rooms are scary.

    patisserie in the morning

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 24 August 2017

    7.9
    Love it
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Art Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Internet did not work in my room, but in a room like that you want to enjoy it actually.

    It is in the beach... the breakfast area is fabulous.. and the room are just great...

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 6 August 2017

    10
    Beachfront at Castel di Tusa
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Double Art Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    I did struggle to operate the AV display (even though I was shown by staff on arrival.)

    This is a unique art hotel with rooms specifically decorated by well known artists. Each room is completely different representing the artist's vision for that room. My room was fascinating and appealing. Castel di Tusa is a beautiful spot.

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 30 July 2017

    9.2
    Beautiful and unique hotel but not for everyone ...
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Double Art Room
    • Stayed 4 nights

    Very poor internet signal. He worked mainly in the reception area. But this is not the most important thing on vacation ...

    Unique place, each room designed in another way by another artist. I had the opportunity to spend each night in another room. All were exceptional. Sea view, few people on the beach, little traffic in the area. The ability to see different rooms before selecting the one I stayed at. Very minimalist furnishings in some sense, it helps to rest. I had the option of staying in 4 different rooms. Service very friendly. Breakfasts served almost on the beach. Nice restaurant next door.

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 11 March 2017

    7.1
    Hotel bedroom Art and design.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double Room
    • Stayed 6 nights

    Nothing could have improved the rooms as such, as they were, each one, an individual artistic endeavour. So there was not a lot of anything else, the concentration was on the art and design. No room service, no TV, no fridge drinks, just peace and tranquillity, and art.

    It was all about Beds and the Art The many bedrooms were artistic deigns. Each one worthy of praise. Other than the arty crafty side of things, the showers and bath room areas again cleverly arranged by different artists and all well plumbed and clean. Ideal for hot weather stays. We were there in March, a bit chilly. However the rooms we slept in, both had air/con that worked.

    Stayed in March 2017

  • Reviewed: 6 July 2018

    7.1
    Was close to the beach and a very chilled location
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Small shower and no television

    Was close to the beach and a very chilled location

    Stayed in June 2018

  • Reviewed: 7 July 2017

    6.7
    Great position.
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Double Art Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Needs a few minor refinements - improve food, bed uncomfortable, street noise

    Great position. Fun idea and very unique

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 24 April 2017

    9.2
    Highly recommended for travellers who long for a peaceful environment, not crowded
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Triple Art Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    NO WiFi and fridgerator in our room

    Nice rooms, we loved the breakfest and ambiance

    Stayed in April 2017

  • The following reviews were written more than 24 months ago. They no longer impact the property's overall review score – but may still be helpful when choosing the perfect place to stay.

  • Reviewed: 7 May 2016

    10
    Fabulous experience.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Fabulous experience. We loved every bit of our stay. Lovely staff too, you can feel the passion they have for this unique hotel. Don't miss the chance to experience something truly extraordinary if your are visiting Sicily.

  • Reviewed: 1 November 2015

    8.3
    We had one of the standard rooms which had still a lot of...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    The facilities are quite simple, but for the price acceptable.

    We had one of the standard rooms which had still a lot of arty details and a balcony facing the sea. Breakfast was good staff was nice and we got an excellent recommendation for a restaurant.

  • Reviewed: 25 October 2015

    10
    Wonderful location right by the sea - Castel di Tusa is a...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Wonderful location right by the sea - Castel di Tusa is a gem with great views and restaurants. The art rooms in Atelier Sul Mare are spectacular (and the standard rooms, too, looked great) - it's been a truly unique experience staying there. Staff were incredibly helpful and accommodating - besides generous and kind service they also helped us find a lost phone!

  • Reviewed: 15 October 2015

    9.6
    WOW. Loved the nest room.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    understand the original idea of no phones and TV. But? You encourage reading books! Don't understand the difference in the media and why no wifi. No wifi was a problem. I could not read my book. The original idea does not reflect today's medium.

    WOW. Loved the nest room. We had booked a standard room but upgraded. We loved the tour of the art rooms. We loved living in a "different" room. We loved the little town and the lovely bar and restaurant next door. Breakfast in hotel was an experience in the forest. Our hosts were very knowledgeable and we loved hearing about the origins and artist realisations. Wow!

  • Reviewed: 7 October 2015

    8.3
    If your into modern arts and quietness, this is the place.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    If your not into modern art and quietness, the rooms may not appeal to you. They are quite dark and may be scary. It's like sleeping in art, so you have to like it. The village doesn't have much, but if you're looking for quietness, that may be ok.

    If your into modern arts and quietness, this is the place. Every room is different and may or may not appeal to your senses.. Even the standard rooms are special.. Location is great: right at the seafront Nice breakfast Friendly personnel Tour of the building and rooms

  • Reviewed: 29 June 2015

    7.9
    The man at reception was very helpful warning us of a party...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    The tour of the art rooms was in Italian so did not cater for those not fluent in the language. Would appreciate an I pod dock in the room to play our music

    The man at reception was very helpful warning us of a party & offering us another room

  • Reviewed: 17 June 2015

    5.8
    Lovely room with a huge window looking out to sea.
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    I was enjoying my stay, but the fondazione had organised music in the bar it runs opposite the hotel. The music and the volume were ok until about midnight, when both the volume and the bpm were ramped up. The music went on until 2am and the noise from the customers until 2.30am. If I had booked into a hotel that had been taken over by a wedding party, I could live with that, but this seemed to be simply about bringing business to the bar. Perhaps I was unlucky in that I had a large single-glazed window, and if I had booked the previous day there would have been no disco, but this is an expensive place to stay and I think a decent night's sleep is the minimum guests should be able to expect. A disco in a bar just a few metres from a hotel? It's a recipe for problems. The fondazione need stop decide what its priorities are: hotel or disco? You can't do both. Just outside Castel di Tusa there's a campsite that has a large sign outside that said 'No discoteca No animazione' (no discotheque, no entertainment). Amen to that. More generally this is a place that seems to be coasting, and generally a bit too pleased with itself - yes the art rooms are great, and the eclectic decor adds to the atmosphere, but the wifi and breakfast were both below average for a hotel in this price bracket.

    Lovely room with a huge window looking out to sea.

  • Reviewed: 3 April 2016

    8.3
    Breakfast not special, bed good
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Breakfast not special, bed good

  • Reviewed: 3 January 2016

    9.2
    Fascinating art in the rooms and in thecommon areas.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Breakfast was just acceptable

    Fascinating art in the rooms and in thecommon areas. Hotel is set on a nice pebble beach.

  • Reviewed: 29 October 2015

    8.8
    Eccentric and totally unusual art staying throughout.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Die Bucht ist etwas abgelegen

    Eccentric and totally unusual art staying throughout. Very unique and fun.

  • Reviewed: 25 October 2015

    9.2
    The originals rooms
    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    Thé breakfast

    The originals rooms

  • Reviewed: 23 September 2015

    9.0
    Amazing rooms, well worth going on the tour to see which one...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Amazing rooms, well worth going on the tour to see which one to stay in

  • Reviewed: 21 July 2015

    8.3
    Fantastic location and stay.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children

    Fantastic location and stay.

  • Reviewed: 23 May 2015

    7.9
    Breakfast excelent;
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children

    Internet didn't work in the room; poor connection in lobby.

    Breakfast excelent; working staff very friendly.

  • Reviewed: 6 April 2015

    10
    The Art, the location, the unique Art-rooms, the love...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    The Art, the location, the unique Art-rooms, the love that's put in this place. One of a kind. Don't mis it!

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