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
Veding should be an unforgettable event ones life.
Since,ideally it occurs only one time it's got to be perfect.
In some cultures it is also highly respected like a holly event.
But,this place make it like a fast food or factory production .
Every single move has no spirit but go go go & fast fast fast!
I am glad that I am not part of the marriage couple.
We visited Casa Dell'Arte on a friend's recommendation, and thought we would have some lunch and look around the hotel to possibly make a reservation there for the future.
The entrance to the hotel is indeed impressive, especially on opening the front door and stepping inside, it has much more the feel of an art museum than a hotel, in fact the only person that we encountered walking through the building was the receptionist, who was somewhat frosty and dismissive of our enquiries about lunch. Nevertheless, we ambled through the hotels guest rooms which were admittedly beautifully furnished but somewhat cold and inhospitable. The architect of this rather marvellous building and its grounds must be congratulated and I suspect is probably a fan of the wonderful American architect Frank Lloyd Wright as there is more than a nod towards some of the Americans Los Angeles projects. Leaving the hotels rear entrance and into the garden and there is a dining area, and further a path to the beach, and around the corner to the right a further hotel building and another restaurant where we decided to eat. All these areas are liberally sprinkled with eclectic works of art, even the WC's are beautifully decorated with exotic tiles and vibrant paintwork.
The menu however left a lot to be desired, I had been in Bodrum for almost 2 weeks and on a diet of Turkish food and therefore decided to try a mushroom burger whilst my wife chose pide, neither of these choices were particularly inspiring or delicious, in fact my burger was rather overdone. However the service was satisfactory, and the waiter perfectly pleasant and obliging.
In conclusion if you want to come and stay in what appears to be a rather unique art museum then this is the place for you.
We stayed in two connecting garden rooms in the Village which gave us all the space we wanted and privacy. Our rooms - like the rest of the hotel had original paintings on the walls, some were for sale as well. Rooms are spacious, beautifully decorated, beds are comfy, top notch linen, showers are perfect with locally produced signature shampoo and conditioner that smells like heaven ( Bodrum mandarin). Beach bar is two steps away from the swim ladder, it is like being on a boat. Torba's sea is not best in Bodrum peninsula but I was happy to put up with it for the sake of this hotel's comforts.
Slights disappointments were all to do with service; house keeping did not tidy up, only made beds and mopped the floor. Did not clean the veranda, empty ashtrays or simply took then away and did not bring back. Gardener/s made sure all the swimming costumes left out to dry from the night before were carefully soaked in the morning for some reason. While the front office staff were lovely, some of the waiters were border line rude. Especially the one behind breakfast bar serving vile tea and coffee. Breakfast was just fine for a small hotel like this, not huge but carefully chosen quality ingredients but the tea and coffee they served during breakfast was unforgivable. Coffee could be compensated with americano and Turkish coffee at additional cost but tea was just horrible.
Another point is the wifi. Between the room and the beach/bar connection was lost and not always was back. It was generally problematic even in the room.
Having said that I would still go to this hotel happily taking my own tea bags and paying for the coffee as well everything else made up for it.
We went on a family holiday but the hotel is perfect for couples as well.
This is a boutique hotel, with limited attractions, but if you want to have a quite and elegant holiday, don't miss this chance. All rooms are decorated with very nicely, and they have a few pieces of artwork that can be purchased. It is clean, well managed. The staff is friendly. The beach is nice with its greenery. If you will travel with your children, you will feel very comfortable, as this is a small hotel and your children will stay under control without any effort. There is a workshop area for the children where they can do their own artwork. I would recommend without any doubt.
If you are looking for a quit, elegant, special place with full of art and a beatiful beach strongly recommend. Hotel has a Very well designed and decorated residence with a very quit pool inside. Personnel is very professional and always warm. Thank you!