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Hotel-Museum Atelier sul Mare

Via Cesare Battisti 4, 98070 Castel di Tusa, Sicily Italy
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Hotel-Museum Atelier sul Mare is an excellent choice for travellers visiting Castel di Tusa, offering a charming environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

Guest rooms offer amenities such as air conditioning, and guests can go online with free internet access offered by the hotel.

Hotel-Museum Atelier sul Mare features 24 hour front desk, a concierge, and a gift shop, to help make your stay more enjoyable. The property also boasts free breakfast.

During your visit, be sure to check out a popular Castel di Tusa barbeque restaurants such as Al Punto, which is a short distance from Hotel-Museum Atelier sul Mare.

Enjoy your stay in Castel di Tusa!

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Property amenities
Free internet
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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English, Italian


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Sabrina C wrote a review Aug 2021
United Kingdom1 contribution
We stayed with our family of 5 at the Atelier sul Mare, into two "Camere d'Arte" and we had the best time. The rooms were peculiar but spacious and clean. It's a creative experience which should be used as a break from a normal summer. 100% recommend this hotel for a quick weekend in Sicily by the sea.
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Date of stay: August 2021
Room Tip: Choose a room on the 3rd floor
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Response from Gianfranco Molino, Direttore generale at Hotel-Museum Atelier sul Mare
Responded 9 Sep 2021
Dear Sabrina, thank you so much for staying in hotel-museum Atelier sul Mare and taking your time to write your review. I'am pleased to read that your family enjoyed your stay and had a creative experience. We hope that you will decide to visit Castel di Tusa again and that we will have the opportunity to welcome you in our hotel-museum again. Kind regards. Gianfranco Molino Art Director Fiumara d'Arte Foundation/Museum-Hotel Atelier sul Mare
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Twig81 wrote a review Sep 2019
Oxford, United Kingdom17 contributions20 helpful votes
We stayed at this hotel in Castel di Tusa for two nights. Upon arrival we were given the option of two rooms which was greatly appreciated, especially since the first room was painted almost completely black and was extremely dark (apparently this was some sort of art concept). We opted for the room that was more sizeable and were fortunate enough to have a balcony overlooking the sea and put the two chairs from the room out to view the seascape. The room was basic and had interesting art splattered all over the wall in every direction with some interesting pieces on the floor too. Sadly the bathroom really let the room down, the floor and ceiling were painted dark blue which gave it a very unsanitary and oppressive feeling. When I had a shower it was not hot, but when my partner showered there was hot water. Breakfast on the first morning (Sunday) was like a farmyard. There was a dog barking in the breakfast room (we are not dog people and think it is unacceptable that dogs are eating breakfast with us). We sat on a table with chairs, as one does at breakfast. I was then tutted and frowned at by a disgruntled waitress who shook her head at me and disapproved at our seating location, but then eventually said ‘ok’ to where we were sat after my partner questioned her. Extremely bizarre and I have never had such a poor attitude from staff where I have been paying and have sat at a table with seats in the breakfast room. Perhaps it was an art installation we were not aware of. There was also irritating ‘chill out’ music playing in the breakfast room which was not for us and further soured the experience. Luckily on our second morning of our stay the breakfast server was lovely and we were not berated over our choice of seating location and no dogs were barking. When we went to check out the staff were disinterested and preferred to speak to the Italian natives who arrived after us at the check out desk which did not leave us feeling valued as customers. We weren’t even sure our check out procedure had been completed as nobody said thank you or goodbye and continued to chat to the Italian guests. We simply excused ourselves, irritated and begrudged at poor service, an oppressive, unclean feeling of a room and bizarre contemporary ‘art’. If you want a clean, airy, fresh place to stay with good service this is not it. If you want somewhere you can subjectively evaluate as having good aesthetic and shroud it in contemporary art than this is your place. I only bumped this review up to a 3 because the town is a quaint little fishing village with a picturesque beach.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Gianfranco M, Direttore generale at Hotel-Museum Atelier sul Mare
Responded 13 Sep 2019
Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay at museum-hotel Atelier sul Mare. I apologize for all the bad feelings that you've been having, consequently it seems right to reply your comments. It's only fair to do so in the interest of all our guests. - The blue bathroom "unsanitary and oppressive feeling" is just your “feeling”, and no one else’s. This kind of feeling does not belong to other guests, so it's irrelevant. - The shower hot water system works perfectly, your partner declares it. Probably you needs some practice on how to use shower taps. - Dogs are always welcome in our museum-hotel, as well as in thousands hotels. Therefore, think that it's unacceptable that dogs can sit with their owners, that’s only from your point of view. If there was a dog barking in the breakfast room, the owner would have been pointed. However, the Direction has not received any complaints by all the guests having breakfast in the same area with you. - It's not clear what happened about the "disgruntled waitress" who shook her head at you and disapproved your seating location (???). Maybe it was a smile or any other nice communicatio and you may have misinterpreted it? You see, sometimes, can arise cases of misunderstanding when we're not speaking the same language. - The music choice for the breakfast is classic (Mozart, Bach, Vivaldi, etc.), and no other. I don't have idea what music you've heard during the breakfast. - Thousands of foreigners stay at our museum-hotel. Our aim must remain an equally high standard of service for everyone, natives or not. My dear sir, possibly you're prejudiced. That was your feeling, too. Just like your oppressive and unclean feeling of the room. Usually, our guests appreciate the cleanliness of the rooms, this is evident in the comments that they leave on TA. I would add that the rooms cleanings, bathrooms and all the other areas are always 100% supervised after the cleaning process. So, it's hard to believe a poor cleaning, as described. - Furthermore, the photos you posted to TA clearly shows your enjoyment and pleasure in our museum-hotel facility. Well isn’t that completely contradictory according to you? I conclude by saying that I perceived a note of deep hostility and prejudice towards the museum-hotel Atelier sul Mare, completely unjustified and unreasonable. Comments about a disservice must be clear and not based on “feeling” or “perceptions”, otherwise it’s just a slander. Gianfranco Molino Art Director Fiumara d'Arte Foundation/Museum-Hotel Atelier sul Mare
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VitiMa wrote a review Jun 2019
Rome, Italy9 contributions
Unique dreamy experience and amazing Art hotel, welcomed by passionate and dedicated staff. A must do if you are traveling to Sicily! We had the luck to visit some of the art rooms guided by Paolo and pick ours. Indescribable: you will have to visit for yourself to understand the fascination behind this Museum-hotel you are stepping in, that guests are able not only to touch but even to sleep and live in! We strongly recommend to book directly by calling the hotel and arrange a visit of the art rooms first. Each room is unique and to be discovered, we loved ours (we chose the Nest) also for the view and the light (stunning at Sunrise). The location allows you to immerse yourselves even deeper in the art-tasting experience by accessing Fiumara d’arte hills walking through contemporary Art pieces all around. We will definitely return!
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Gianfranco M, Direttore generale at Hotel-Museum Atelier sul Mare
Responded 13 Jun 2019
Dear Viviviti, how great is to receive a compliment from out guest. Our mission is to transmit passion for art through an emotional experience, and I think we have succeeded. It’s was the artist/patron Antonio Presti goal to create an emotional place different than anywhere else. Something our guests have never seen before. With the involvement of international artists I believe we have done just that. I'm happy that we were able to provide you a favorite art room, The Nest by Paolo Icaro. Your review clearly explains your emotion, your satisfaction and enjoyment. Please do visit us again, summer is the ideal time for stay at the beach or simply enjoying being outside in this wonderful land. All the best to you and your family. Gianfranco Molino Art Director Fiumara d'Arte Foundation/Museum-Hotel Atelier sul Mare
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manuela t wrote a review Mar 2019
7 contributions6 helpful votes
Don't imagine a proper hotel with all impeccable services. It's an experience of art, every rooms have been made by generous artists from all over the world. Presti, who had imagined all this, will welcome you before a visit, yes, because it's possible to have a look to the others rooms if they're empty. A guide will tell you about each room and therefore artist. Unfortunately, the area around is not very well maintained so I suggest you to take a look to the others sculptures disseminate in the aerea following the signposting on the road.
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Date of stay: August 2018
Response from Gianfranco M, Direttore generale at Hotel-Museum Atelier sul Mare
Responded 14 Apr 2019
Dear Manuela, thank you so much for your kind review. I'm very glad that you have had a comfortable stay at Museum-hotel Atelier sul Mare and thanks for the compliment to the master of art Antonio Presti, the mastermind of this whole thing. I promise you that I'll extend your compliments to him. Thank you also for your comments about the museum-hotel experience. It expresses your deep sensitivity towards art. I hope that we will be able to welcome you back to Atelier sul Mare. My best regards, Gianfranco Molino Art Director Fiumara d'Arte Foundation/Museum-Hotel Atelier sul Mare
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Paolo A wrote a review Feb 2019
29 contributions11 helpful votes
This hotel is a very unique hotel not far from Cefalù, every room have been designed by very famous contemporary artist... Guest should be prepared to destroyed every mental scheme to enter in this new dimention. The hotel is strategically placed to discover la fiumara arte open air land Art, the wild nature of Madonie National Park and the beautiful village of Cefalù
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Gianfranco M, Direttore generale at Hotel-Museum Atelier sul Mare
Responded 14 Apr 2019
Dear Paoloa, thanks a lot for your excellent feedback. I really appreciate hearing about your experience. You have totally understood the whole idea of museum Atelier sul Mare. We appreciate guests with sensitive soul and which have a feeling for art like you. It's nice to hear that you felt at home with us and enjoyed both Museum Atelier sul Mare and the open air land Art Parl "Fiumara d'Arte". Thank you again and see you soon in Sicily. Kind regards, Gianfranco Molino Art Director Fondazione Fiumara d'Arte/Museum Atelier sul Mare
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel-Museum Atelier sul Mare
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel-Museum Atelier sul Mare?
Nearby attractions include Lampare Beach (0.10 km) and Bar Eucalyptus (0.07 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel-Museum Atelier sul Mare?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, breakfast buffet, and free internet access.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel-Museum Atelier sul Mare?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel-Museum Atelier sul Mare?
Conveniently located restaurants include Onda Blu - Ristorante & Pizzeria, Al Punto, and Damatusa.
Are pets allowed at Hotel-Museum Atelier sul Mare?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel-Museum Atelier sul Mare?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel-Museum Atelier sul Mare?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Teatro Pietra Rosa (9.6 km), Porta Palermo e Viale delle Palme (8.4 km), and Chiesa Di San Giorgio D (11.8 km).
Does Hotel-Museum Atelier sul Mare have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.