Modern, classy and bright are the first thoughts as you enter the 2 storey lobby. The hotel is decorated in an eclectic, unusual and fun mix of styles. While a coffee table perched upon a replica of Tutankhamen’s sarcophagus looks good, the plastic Virginia creepers populating a screening trellis do not. The bar is staffed by attentive and polite waiters, and for the daily happy hours you are caterwauled at by a couple of crooners belting out their unique covers of the world’s worst songs.
Of the 5 room types only the Pool Access room is worth describing in detail. It is luxuriously made with either a king size or twin bed(s), a very interesting sink, (possibly the first time you have read that in a review?), a full multimedia centre and, what clinches it, actual pool access. Open the sliding doors and there it is: the pool, no walkway, no silly little gate, just steps from your patio into the pool.
The Presidential Suite sounds grand; it is not. Laughably dark for triple the price of the Pool Access, and it has the plastic plant trellis.
Blue Ocean Suite
The Blue Ocean Suites have a big balcony looking at nothing, except your fellow guests across the pool, a corner bath which does not have enough room to actually bathe in, and front row seats for Happy Hour Howling.
The above rates are net per room per night and inclusive of service charge.