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Hotel-Museum Atelier sul Mare

Via Cesare Battisti, 4, 98070 Castel di Tusa, Sicily, Italy
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Saint Jean d'Aulps, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

It's my second time to Sicily and i enjoy the time travelling this island immensely my stay at this unique Artistic Museum Hotel was so enjoyable. It is a very different and relaxing experience and i really found it inspiring, great beach with clear water it was stunning.We arrived very late and were greeted with warmth everyone was very friendly... More 

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Thank lepetitcoq
Gianfranco M, Direttore generale at Hotel-Museum Atelier sul Mare, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write your review about museum-hotel Atelier sul Mare. I really appreciate your comments regarding our customer service, our staff members take their roles in contemporary art very seriously and provide, every day, quality customer service that our guests expect. We look forward to another opportunity to host you at Atelier sul... More 

Mukilteo, WA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

We wanted rooms with balconies, and I thought the art rooms would have MORE amenities, not fewer. Instead, the rooms were uncomfortable (worst bed on a six week vacation in Italy). Upon our arrival, we toured the art rooms--most of them, anyway--and ended up choosing the ones we had already requested. Both rooms (we were traveling with our daughter and... More 

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Thank ToastingCora
Gianfranco M, Direttore generale at Hotel-Museum Atelier sul Mare, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for taking the time to review our property your recent stay at our hotel. Guest feedback is extremely valuable to us, as we strive to improve with each and every stay. I'm sorry to hear about your uncomfortable stay. However, in the future, my recommendation is to be informed of the place where you are going... More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

An immersive art experience beside the sea. We spent one night in The Prophet's room and one night in the Water Bearers room. It is well worth reading up on the design background to whichever room you choose as this explains the quirky, and often outlandish features and decoration. This is a brilliant one-off hotel that gets you thinking about... More 

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Thank James T
Gianfranco M, Direttore generale at Hotel-Museum Atelier sul Mare, responded to this review

Dear James thanks for your kinds words and the time you took to share with us. It is great to hear, that you have enjoyed your stay at Atelier sul Mare and that you were especially pleased of the friendliness of our staff. It is always gratifying to receive a positive feedback. I will inform of your review to maestro... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

This is a really quirky hotel. Not at all near Cefalu which was OK for us as we had a car. Really lovely rooms and some really awful rooms that i'm sure some people would consider art but you have to have a certain taste and imagination for some. Only one member of staff spoke any english but he was... More 

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

Dear Zachary, thank you for choosing hotel-museum Atelier sul Mare. Our staff members take their roles very seriously and try, every day, to provide a quality customer service that our guests expect. The staff speaks the most spoken languages in the world, you received service from a member of our staff that speaks english, others provide service in french, german,... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

It is a nice hotel with a good attempt to be original. It is positioned as a very artistic place, and in many senses, it is indeed. This hotel has both standard rooms and a number of what they call ‘art rooms’, i.e. fully designed by some invited artists. On arrival, they do give you a choice between a standard... More 

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

Thanks a lot for your review. Probably you are not informed that Atelier sul Mare is not a hotel, it’s a museum of contemporary art. The rooms are emotional spaces, where the guest no longer has a relationship with the art, contemplating it as usually happens in a museum, but the work itself can live with an interaction which marks... More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

For all the people that do not really get contemporary art, this is the hotel for you! An incredible senzitive experience, that can change any preconception by surprisingly making you 'live' within the art - each room is art made into a live-able space and for the first time you can feel and breath it all around you. Amazing experience!!!... More 

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

Dear Mr. Loretti, thank you so much for your positive feedback. It's nice to hear that you had a wonderful time and experience with us, enjoying the Museum-hotel Atelier sul Mare. Your comment is very important for us, it's a tool necessary to improve ourselves. Thank you again and see you soon in Sicily. Kind regards, Gianfranco Molino Art Director... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

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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Thank AndyM0001
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 

London, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

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 

London
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26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
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 

London, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 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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