Casa dell’Arte The Residence – Boutique Class
What We Love
- The Jetsetter rate includes a lavish traditional Turkish breakfast loaded with local produce, olives, cheeses and honey
- Contemporary art throughout the hotel and rooms
- Petite private jetty for sunbathing and swimming on a quiet stretch of the Mediterranean
- Sandy beach (rare for Bodrum)
- NINU Restaurant is headed by chef Bengi Kayhan
What To Know
- The vibe is more chill-out than go-out, although Bodrum’s nightclubs are a 15-minute drive away
- The swimming pool is lovely, but its interior courtyard location means no sea view
- Children 12 and under are not permitted
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
Like the home of an arty friend with exquisite taste, Casa dell’Arte The Residence showcases more than 200 museum-worthy paintings and sculptures by contemporary Turkish artists, international works that run from Old Masters to Fabergé eggs. The well-curated collection spans a series of breezy lounges dotted with sleek white sofas and spills out onto the alfresco terraces, which are fringed with bougainvillea. An outdoor dining area sits under a modernistic canopy in the palm tree–studded garden.
Bed and Bath
The 12 suites are themed around the Zodiac, and while the design theme is consistent, room size and configurations vary significantly. Some are duplexes, and some have terraces. The Libra (Dome Suite) is a standout, with a living area big enough to be a dance floor. All are spacious and decorated with interesting, sometimes racy art and have spacious, sleek marble bathrooms with Turkish cotton towels and robes.
Dine at (reservation only) NINU Restaurant under a white-sail awning which keeps things cool at night. Lit by tall lamps and chandeliers, the menu is characterized by inventive combinations of new and traditional Turkish and Mediterranean cuisines. The alfresco dining room is shaded by a modern canopy, and dinner is served at tables right on the beach. The kitchen turns out terrific home-style seafood and upscale renditions of traditional mezes. The leisurely breakfast can be an all-morning affair, as waiters bring small plate after small plate of olives, tomatoes, cheese, meats, breads, fresh honeycomb, yogurt and plenty of strong Turkish coffee. It’s adjacent to the hotel’s private jetty, meaning breakfast can easily segue into a midmorning snooze as you sunbathe by the sea. Spa therapists can set up camp here to provide an alfresco massage, too. Alternatively, dine at next door Casa Frida Beach Club, the hotel’s sister restaurant. Dishes are grilled on Hecha cast iron cookware and there’s a good selection of local wines.
In the Area
Bodrum is known for its nightlife, but there’s bountiful history here, too. The Mausoleum of Halicarnassus is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the medieval Bodrum Castle has courtyards, turrets, galleries and sunken gardens, a museum of underwater archaeology, and a bang-up view of the city and the sea. The Bodrum Maritime Museum displays meticulously prepared models of the boats that were used for sponge diving, fishing and transportation, but to really experience the city, you need to get on a boat yourself. Plenty are available for half-day and longer charters in the city’s marina.
How to Get There
Absolutely loved this stylish, quiet hotel. We had the Scorpio suite which was larger than our flat in London - it was great! I understand it is only open for four months a year by a rich art lover who owns the house. All the staff were friendly and helpful and gave us the much needed break we were hoping for. Thank you all for a special memory.
I loved it. That's it, I simply loved everything about it. The hotel is alive, not in a creepy haunted manner, but simply alive. With elaborate decoration and architecture, spectacular scenes and art pieces. The staff are so welcoming and given that it is a very small hotel, you will feel as if you are staying in your own castle. The street where the hotel is situated is alive with a few restaurants and pubs but trust me in this hotel, you won't need to go out much !
We absolutely loved Casa Hermanas. It's small enough to be cosy and big enough to give a family of five a chance to do whatever they want. The bar, the music, the sea, the service, the rooms, the art courses for the children were all very good. I would recommend it and honestly realy think I will visit it again.
Me and a couple of friends decided to go and celebrate my birthday at Bodrum, Torba Mia Mensa located in Casa Del Arte hotel. We had already known about Mia Mensa previously from Friends and family but I personally never went myself. We went as a group of 8 people and let me just say it was absolutely amazing. To start off, the garden, location and view were all breath taking. So as we continued our night we started to order our appetizers and main course. Everything went smoothly and the service was well organized. When the food came and we started feasting. The good was absolutely fabulous as personally the food I ordered “Cafe de Paris” came with tender, soft thinly minced meat and the well made cafe de Paris sauce. At the end they even celebrated my birthday with a tiramisu cake applauding as it came to the table. In the end My friends and I enjoyed a gorgeous night at Mia Mensa Casa del Arte and I am thankful for that. I would recommend anyone who plans to enjoy a night out.
Brilliant brilliant place! We never get bored, relax in the relaxing environment looking over Torba with their fabulous pool! Enjoy relaxing on the jetty or laying in the pillows! Food is brilliant but the cocktails are best of all. Very special day!