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“Wonderful little hotel”
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Casa Dell'Arte
Ranked #15 of 23 Hotels in Torba
Sao Paulo, SP
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“Wonderful little hotel”
Reviewed 12 July 2012

When you walk into the hotel it feels like walking into a small museum: the architecture and the decoration are truly amazing, with plenty of modern art (and some old pieces too). I believe that it used to be an art collector's house which was adapted (very minor changes) to be a very small hotel. The rooms are fantastic: minimalist decor, auping beds, lots of space, great bathrooms. Breakfast is very good and the bay where the hotel is located is beautiful. There is a private pier where you can admire the place and a beautiful swiming pool surrounded by paintings (swiming there almost feels intimidating!). If you are looking for a truly exclusive place with VIP treatment look no further. It is not too close to Bodrum (15min to the city), but taxis were always available.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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English first
Portland, Oregon, United States
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Reviewed 8 July 2012

We recently (June 2012) stayed at Casa Dell'Arte near Bodrum. Simply stated, it was an outstanding experience. We stayed in a garden room and it was very comfortable, spacious (a suite) and clean, a good value. But, what made this place outstanding were the beautiful outdoor spaces and the incredible service. The wonderful art was integrated throughout, making Casa Dell'Arte unique. In addition to staying at the hotel, we chartered the Casa Dell'Arte I, a 28 meter Turkish sailing yacht. As with the hotel, the yacht was beautiful, stylish and comfortable and just like the hotel, the service and food were spectacular. We enjoyed all aspects of our stay and cruise with CDA.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
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Buffalo, NY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2011

Casa Dell'Arte is a wonderful hotel and is locate in a quiet and beautiful suburb of Bodrum. We had a beautiful room over looking the sea. The hotel is full of original art work and it is like staying inside a museum. The city of Bodrum wonderful, we spent one whole day just walking around. This hotel was very highly recommended by our travel consultants, Travel Atelier Travel Agency.

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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 October 2011

I recently stayed her with my husband and children. We had a fantastic stay but it there were some flaws. It was beautiful setting but there a few things that they could improve in to bring it up to the next level.

Pros:

Beautiful setting
Staff is very friendly and helpful
Nice intimate relaxing setting
Food is consistent and very good
There is comfortable seats and bedding by the water
Clean
Good music by the beach
The adult bedrooms and facilities were spectacular
Great for adults or children
Outdoor restaurant was beautiful and deck was also beautiful
Nice bar by the beach

Cons:

The family rooms are just okay. They are dark and don't have sufficient lighting. Bathrooms are not at all impressive. No bathtub, inexpensive shower and fixtures. It is certainly isn't going to WOW you. Barely enough lighting for women to put on their makeup. Our room was in need of painting touch up and it was missing a picture hanging from the wall. The family rooms are definitely not 5 star.

There is only turn down service if you request it.

Although the food was very good, the menu never changed nor were there any specials. This was a bit boring for us because there is only 2 other restaurants to choose from in the area.

We did not rent a car so we could not see the other towns except for Bodrum. The taxis are very expensive so we did not venture out. Having said this, I felt like it was a bit remote.

There are sections and areas of the hotel that are in need of minor touch ups.

The door to the room was very difficult to lock and unlock. It had a key but it was very difficult to insert and turn so we kept it unlocked.

The hotel next store had kayaks and paddle boats. My children used them but it would be nice if Casa Dell Arte had some for their guests since there were a lot of children.

All in all we had a great experience. I would recommend it but beware that the family rooms will not be up to everyones standards.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 9 October 2011

A beautiful resort full of art, great food and staff. A wonderful place to get away from it all.

We were there for 3 nights in the middle of our Turkey vacation and just couldn't get enough of the sun and fabulous atmosphere they have created at the hotel.

Room Tip: We had a garden room on the second level. There are some rooms with small walk-outs and patio chair...
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 8 October 2011

Had originally booked the Amanruya but they weren't ready, so came here instead.   Had a super relaxing stay at Casa Dell'arte, was here for four wonderful days. Except for the Voyage hotel down the bay with hundreds of sunbeds packed together like sardines, the rest of Torba, and especially the Eastern end closer by the ruins of a monastery where Casa dell'arte is situated, is peaceful and laidback.  

A short 30 min ride from the Bodrum airport, I arrived in Torba, was upgraded to the scorpio suite (in the Residence) a spacious two story apartment with a gigantic bed, shared balcony, proper living room, and etc.  I had plenty of space to practice my yoga, whether upstairs or downstairs.  It was also incredibly quiet being end of the season, I only saw two other couples at the hotel.  

I had two lunches at the restaurant next door called Gonca Balik, excellent starters, fish and coma inducing wine right on the jetty over the clear water where you could entertain yourself by feeding bread to the schools of fish.  

The hotel's restaurant also good, more upscale (ie they debone your fish) and managed by a lovely food and beverages manager that looked like a mermaid from the sea.    The seafood was consistently good (their grilled octopus with garlic oil was excellent),  I didn't enjoy the grilled chicken (dry and tasteless) but overall these two restaurants were better vs the places I tried during my daytrip to historic Ephesus and Bodrum.  Also breakfast was very good.  

Speaking of Bodrum, if Torba, and staring at the unspoilt emerald waters becomes too sedative, Bodrum with its mega cruiseships is only a 15 min bus/minivan ride away with the bus stop in front of the hotel. Just remember to take no. 1 bus back to Torba (I took no. 2 by mistake).  

I loved the artwork around the hotel/ private residence, even one of the aircons in the room was also covered up by a frame! Also liked how the housekeeping staff were generous with the l'occitane toiletries, I hate it when hotels give you one pathetic little bottle of shampoo a day.  

If I have to be picky, would just say that
1) Mosquitoes were a minor issue, with one in my room the first night and I also got bitten through the dinners, but there were no flies.  
2) no flowers would be better vs the fake flower decorations in the room
3) friendly but sleepy service: this is where I've been spoilt in Asia, ie am used to lounging with a constant refill of water, free fruit snacks etc
4) water is perfectly clean but not much of a "beach" in this part of the world. Was perfectly happy with the overwater sundecks though.  

... in sum, loved it.  

  • Stayed October 2011
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5 Thank Anilegna
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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 21 September 2011

We stayed at this beautiful small hotel outside of Bodrum. We thought it was very special to stay in what was a private home.
The service was excellent and the accommodation lovely.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Casa Dell'Arte
Address: Torba Mahallesi, Inonu Caddesi No. 66, Torba 48400, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Mugla Province > Bodrum > Torba
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Torba
#9 Romantic Hotel in Torba
#13 Spa Hotel in Torba
#15 Luxury Hotel in Torba
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:5 star — Casa Dell'Arte 5*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Chosen as 100 Best Summer Holidays by Times Magazine, “Winner Best Small Hotel” by Travel+Leisure, and “The Best New Boutique Hotel of Europe” by the British The Guardian.”,Casa Dell’Arte Hotel offers its guests not only a vacation, but a unique experience combining enjoyment, relaxation, dining, wining, yachting and social activities, all embraced with the magical touch of art… ... more   less 
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