This hotel offers authentic Sicilian hospitality with the added bonus of quirky and brilliant art throughout. The service is excellent and discreet at the same time. No one is going to turf you out of your room at 10.00am when checking out or rush you through your healthy nutritious breakfast. They will offer you as much lovely coffee as you want, if like me, you do not like the what is called American style weak chicory flavoured beverage served in most Italian hotels.
The beds can look as if they are going to be uncomfortable because they are different but we slept like babies in both artistic rooms we were privileged to sleep in during our stay ( assisted by the sound of the waves audible from the rooms).
The sea is literally in front of the hotel and free chairs and umbrellas are available on what feels like a private deserted beach. Mainly pebbly so we swam with our fins or Crocks in this beautiful turquoise sea.
I understand that the food is excellent in the hotel restaurant but because we were part of a group we preferred to use the local cheaper options, Le Lampare ( taste the Lampare pizza), La Trinacria( pasta,fish) and Grotta Marina ( real locally caught fish). If you arrive by train the station café does an excellent expresso ( very hospitable).
We were a party of six from Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland, Uk and Portugal and all agreed that this location is one of those best kept secrets.
- Also Known As:
- Atelier Sul Mare Messina
- Hotel Atelier Sul Mare
- Art-Hotel Atelier Sul Mare Sicily/Castel Di Tusa, Italy
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The art hotel atelier sul mare is the only hotel-museum in the world. Inside 20 of 40 rooms are artworks, conceived and created by some of the most famous contemporary international artists such as Danielle Mitterand , Agnese Purgatorio, Antonio Presti, Cristina Bertelli, Mario Ceroli, Fabrizio Plessi, Mauro Staccioli, Renato Curcio, Maria Lai, Raoul Ruiz, Paolo Icaro, Luigi Mainolfi, Michele Canzoneri, Hidetoshi Nagasawa, Dislej Xhafa, Vincenzo Consolo, Umberto Leone e Ute Pyka. ... more less
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