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About Museum Hotel Atelier sul Mare

Art Hotel in Sicily, with every room a work of art

The Museum Hotel Atelier sul Mare, in Castel di Tusa, is a living showcase for international artists. Not only have rooms been handed over to the artists to be transformed into works of art, they are designed to include the hotel guest as part of the creation.

The predominant theme is water – and the sea is just outside the hotel to be exact. Different artists use this inspiration in different ways – from ‘Power’ (by Maurizio Marchetti), ‘Absorbing Nest’ (by Paolo Icaro), the minimalist ‘Mystery for the Moon’ (by Hidetoshi Nagasawa) or the reflective ‘Denial of the Sea’ (by Fabrizio Plessi).

23 of the hotels 40 rooms have been turned into Art rooms and guests are encouraged to change to a different art-room each night to get the fullest experience. Of course, how full your experience depends upon your personal view of art. Often minimalist in their furnishings (and hanging space), these rooms are certainly unusual – and none detract from the stunning view of the beautiful sea outside your window.

This hotel is no marketing gimmick; your room offers a complete immersion into an artistic creation

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Sharla
Jan 3 2014
"Build it and they will come", has never been so true before. Antonio Presti has singlehandedly put this unknown Sicilian town on the map with a healthy dose of creativity, pushing the envelope to the limit. Offering "empty shells" to artists and giving them full creative reign, every single room is a story in itself. Our room " the nest" was entirely in white, with an enormous nest-like bed where you have a full-frontal view of the sea. The crashing waves can be heard through the doorwall on the terrace, the best lullaby you could ask for! Do not miss the daily tour of most rooms, and if you stay multiple days, you can change rooms to widen your experience. The nearby Grotta Marina restaurant was a true gem! Hope to see the sculptures and park next time!

Walter Schaerer
Feb 18 2012
We enjoyed the room "Water Carriers". It comes with two different sections, one in warm copper and the other in cold aluminum and two beds. Since we stayed only one night we changed beds during the night ;-) There's an excellent Italian restaurant just around the corner under the bridge.

Stefan Schneider
May 13 2009
An excellent place to go and the different rooms a must see! Marvellous little village and blue sea. Very relaxing and entertaining at the same time. Try the open roof room and watch the stars above - gorgeous!

angus rankine
Apr 2 2009
this place is off the clock ( so is the lovely owner .. ) everyone has a fave room mine is terracotta tile room - great fish restuarnat next door ...... and you are in Siciliy and that is pretty wacky to start with !!! do it go !!

fere erfe
Nov 14 2008
It's a very interesting Hotel and you can go there just for visiting, of course you have to pay the ticket (I remember 7 euro).

Erick Prillwitz
Oct 24 2008
I stayed at the room created by Chilean director Raoul Ruiz, a circular one with black walls, a circular bed and an open ceiling to watch the stars while sleeping. The hotel is an unique experience, very interesting and nice, although the service and the food could be better. I enjoyed the rooms tour to visit each one of them (only when available). The restaurant at the veranda has a relaxed view over the bay. The hotel "beach" is just for jumping one time into the blue water, since there are many big stones and it's not so comfortable.

Lesley Tobin
Dec 13 2007
We stayed in the room called 'the nest' which was a large white round bed with high white circular walls around it and a satin bedspread which looked like feathers. It was fantastic - slightly wacky but really fun. The corridors and staricases are interesteing too with coloured rocks and painted doors contrasting the black and white floor tiles. A beautiful location with gorgeous sea views and a great cafe/restaurant next door. Highly recommended if you like art - the whole town is arty! There is asmall art gallery downstairs too.

Sharla
Jan 3 2014
"Build it and they will come", has never been so true before. Antonio Presti has singlehandedly put this unknown Sicilian town on the map with a healthy dose of creativity, pushing the envelope to the limit. Offering "empty shells" to artists and giving them full creative reign, every single room is a story in itself. Our room " the nest" was entirely in white, with an enormous nest-like bed where you have a full-frontal view of the sea. The crashing waves can be heard through the doorwall on the terrace, the best lullaby you could ask for! Do not miss the daily tour of most rooms, and if you stay multiple days, you can change rooms to widen your experience. The nearby Grotta Marina restaurant was a true gem! Hope to see the sculptures and park next time!

Walter Schaerer
Feb 18 2012
We enjoyed the room "Water Carriers". It comes with two different sections, one in warm copper and the other in cold aluminum and two beds. Since we stayed only one night we changed beds during the night ;-) There's an excellent Italian restaurant just around the corner under the bridge.

Stefan Schneider
May 13 2009
An excellent place to go and the different rooms a must see! Marvellous little village and blue sea. Very relaxing and entertaining at the same time. Try the open roof room and watch the stars above - gorgeous!

angus rankine
Apr 2 2009
this place is off the clock ( so is the lovely owner .. ) everyone has a fave room mine is terracotta tile room - great fish restuarnat next door ...... and you are in Siciliy and that is pretty wacky to start with !!! do it go !!

fere erfe
Nov 14 2008
It's a very interesting Hotel and you can go there just for visiting, of course you have to pay the ticket (I remember 7 euro).

Erick Prillwitz
Oct 24 2008
I stayed at the room created by Chilean director Raoul Ruiz, a circular one with black walls, a circular bed and an open ceiling to watch the stars while sleeping. The hotel is an unique experience, very interesting and nice, although the service and the food could be better. I enjoyed the rooms tour to visit each one of them (only when available). The restaurant at the veranda has a relaxed view over the bay. The hotel "beach" is just for jumping one time into the blue water, since there are many big stones and it's not so comfortable.

Lesley Tobin
Dec 13 2007
We stayed in the room called 'the nest' which was a large white round bed with high white circular walls around it and a satin bedspread which looked like feathers. It was fantastic - slightly wacky but really fun. The corridors and staricases are interesteing too with coloured rocks and painted doors contrasting the black and white floor tiles. A beautiful location with gorgeous sea views and a great cafe/restaurant next door. Highly recommended if you like art - the whole town is arty! There is asmall art gallery downstairs too.

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