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Hotel-Museum Atelier sul Mare

Via Cesare Battisti, 4, 98070 Castel di Tusa, Sicily, Italy
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here on a Saturday night. Unfortunately for me the fondazione that runs the hotel was also running a discotheque in the hotel bar opposite. The music went on until 2am and the noise from the customers until 2.30 in the morning. I may have also been unlucky in having a room with a large single-glazed window. I don't... More 

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gianfrancomolino, Direttore generale at Hotel-Museum Atelier sul Mare, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for your comment. It’s very important for us understand our customer needs and typology. However, let me just say something: I’d like to point out that the museum-hotel doesn’t run discotheque. The bar/art-workshop closed at 20:00, therefore your statement is not reliable. Evidently the music came from another place or private party. I’m sorry, we don’t have... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for a couple of nights in June. The establishment lived up to its expectation as being a unique and brave combination of hotel and artwork! We stayed in one of the more regular rooms, but even so were surrounded by interesting contemporary work. This did not detract from the functional comfort of the room: air con, good... More 

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gianfrancomolino, Direttore generale at Hotel-Museum Atelier sul Mare, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you very much for choosing hotel-museum Atelier sul Mare. I honestly appreciate your review and I’m really satisfied to hear that you had a fantastic time here. Your positive comments motivate us to constantly improve our level of service. We are looking forward to welcoming you again soon! Gianfranco Molino Art Director Fiumara d'Arte Foundation/hotel-museum Atelier sul... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

If you are at all into the artistic and creative, the Arts hotel is a must stop for any trip to northern Sicily. Each room is individually “decorated” (or should I say “crafted”) by a different artist. What it sometimes lacks in polish, it makes up for in avant garde whimsy. Also, its village, Tusa, itself was a real treat.... More 

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gianfrancomolino, Direttore generale at Hotel-Museum Atelier sul Mare, responded to this review

Thank you for the detailed feedback about your experience with us in Castel di Tusa at museum-hotel Atelier sul Mare. It is always a pleasure to receive positive comments, which ensures us that our efforts to provide an excellent service are showing a return. Only a little clarification, the art rooms are not decorated or crafted, they are created by... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I love design and art, so was thrilled to be able to stay at Atelier sur Mare. The staff kindly upgraded our rooms to the art ones, so we could fully immersed ourselves in this Sicilian gem. Definitely ask for the art rooms tour to fully appreciate this beautiful concept hotel. The service was great and accommodating. The location is... More 

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Antonio P, Direttore generale at Hotel-Museum Atelier sul Mare, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for your highly-rated review. I'll forward your compliments to my staff, they'll be very happy and motivated when read comments like yours. Your comment is very important to us to constantly improve ourselves. I really apologize so much for the time issue at the restaurant, next time it'll not happen. Looking forward to having you back... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I stayed at many hotels with quirky interiors, but this one takes the cake. Us and our friends were lucky enough to be upgraded to two of their outlandish suites. If you are not into "living the art" or feeling like a part of the bizarre installation, there are also regular (yet far from boring) rooms. The interior design of... More 

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Antonio P, Direttore generale at Hotel-Museum Atelier sul Mare, responded to this review

Dear Guests, I wish to thank you very much for your kind words that have been really appreciated by all my staff. I apologize for the time issue at the restaurant, sometimes it could happen, it's depend about the work load in the kitchen. We all look forward to welcoming you back to museum-hotel Atelier sul Mare. My best regards,... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The Museum-Hotel was an amazing experience, the art rooms are indeed a piece of art in themselves, we stayed in 2 different rooms the Energy red room which was relaxing with Fantastic sea views from the bed and the Light room which was an experience if you don't mind having the toilet and bedroom in the same room, it was... More 

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Antonio P, Direttore generale at Hotel-Museum Atelier sul Mare, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you so much for your kind review. We are very glad that you have had a comfortable stay at Museum-Hotel Atelier sul Mareand that you were especially pleased of our breakfast and the friendliness of our staff. It is always gratifying to receive a positive feedback. Thank you also for your comments about the art rooms, the... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

The hotel needs to decide if it is art gallery or a hotel.As we left a large group arrived with matching suitcases and all men.when we booked in the wacky reception area was not off putting though the owner arrived as we were presenting the documents and stated that we had a standard room and would we like to upgrade... More 

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Antonio P, Direttore generale at Hotel-Museum Atelier sul Mare, responded to this review

Dear guest, thank you for taking the time to review museum-hotel Atelier sul Mare. We truly value the opinions of our customers and we apologize that we did not meet your expectations. Providing our guests with the best possible hospitality and service has always been our mission. I have addressed the breakfast service and spoken with the employees in question.... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

An art hotel, like which I have not yet seen. The Pasolini room is impressive. artistic room (the recommended option) above all expectations.  Open air close museum, Cefalu as a medieval town, 20 km close by.

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Antonio P, Direttore generale at Hotel-Museum Atelier sul Mare, responded to this review

Dear guest, thank you for the compliments of our Pasolini room. It was our goal to create a look unlike anything our guests have seen before, and with the help of our artist I believe we have done just that. Please do visit us again, and though I think we the property has beautiful qualities for all seasons, you are... More 

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20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Most important this with this place is that it is a museum first, and a hotel second. Several years ago a collaboration of artists got together and converted a hotel into a live-in gallery. Each artist worked on the design for one room, which now form the hotel's art-rooms. They now make up a large number, but not all, of... More 

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Antonio P, Direttore generale at Hotel-Museum Atelier sul Mare, responded to this review

Dear guest, thank you so much for your kind review. We are very glad that you have had a comfortable stay at Hotel Atelier sul Mare and that that you especially enjoyed our breakfast and meals. Please rest assured that I will extend your compliments to my kitchen staff. It is always gratifying to receive a positive feedback. Thank you... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Thanks to the dedication of Antonio Presti, this sleepy little Sicilian town has something to be proud of. We slept in the "nido", the totally white room with direct views of the sea, complete with their lulling natural soundtrack of crashing waves. Each room is a complete work of art, and each creates its own mood. I'm told that guests... More 

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Antonio P, Manager at Hotel-Museum Atelier sul Mare, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review. It is always gratifying to receive a positive feedback. I’m very glad that you have had a comfortable stay at Museum-Hotel Atelier sul Mare, and that you were especially pleased of the art dedication of Antonio Presti, who has given to our guests and visitors a privileged rapport with art since the... More 

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