Casa Dell'Arte The Residence, Bodrum, Turkey
You know a place has made it when more than just a handful of the world's favourite luxury hotel brands have set up home, but sometimes there's nothing better than a family-run affair that's more akin to staying in the summer home of a friend (albeit one with exquisite taste in art and antiquities). Casa Dell'Arte is just that place – a labour of love set on a lovely sandy beach in the picturesque fishing village of Torba, dedicated to showcasing the beauty of Turkey, its hospitality, and art throughout The Residence – its 12 individually eclectic suites just for adults.
Living and breathing the aesthetic and cultural atmosphere of the past, present and future, every stone, painting, and sculpture here at The Residence is an original piece of artwork. The Büyükkuşoğlu family's private collection is widely considered the most valuable collection of Turkish art in the world with more than 200 museum-worthy paintings and sculptures (hence the 'no children under 13' policy), which you'll find dotted throughout the hotel's public areas, its zodiac-themed suites, garden and out by the pool. Inspiring activities include complimentary group art workshops and tours, group yoga, Pilates, and guided morning walks, or just relax at the Silent Pool or the private beach club, then enjoy fine-dining restaurant Ninu's inventive combinations of new and traditional Turkish and Mediterranean cuisines using the Bodrum Peninsula's exceptional seasonal bounty.