Excellently located hotel
Posted Jul 11, 2012
The hotel is in a great location, about 25 metres from the beach and not far from Papete, which is the main beach club in the evenings. It's about a 10 - 15 mins stroll from the main strip with all the restaurants and bars. The hotel lobby is very nicely decorated and the pool and breakfast dining area are lovely. The hotel staff are also nice and helpful though were unable to provide maps of the area!
Unfortunately the bedrooms in the hotel do let it down a bit. They were clean and the beds were comfortable but the bathroom was quite small and the decor in the bedroom was very dated and chintzy. It's definitely not in keeping with the decor in the lobby which is very sleek and modern. We were staying in the superior rooms - these are the middle range rooms. The top end rooms looked a little more modern but the bedroom furniture was exactly the same. The superior room also has a balcony, ours got the sun but we were looking onto the neighbouring hotel. To be honest though, we spent no time on the balcony.
The breakfast provided was a buffet style breakfast. There was a range of choices of cereal, yoghurts, cold meats, cheese, boiled/scrambled eggs, bacon and bread. It was OK but the quality wasn't the best we had in our stay in Italy as the bread wasn't particularly good and there was no fresh fruit (such a shame when the bread and fruit in Italy are so good!). Overall I'd recommend the hotel based on it's great location, lovely pool and staff.