"A Mediterranean heart, an artistic spirit, and a cosmopolitan soul". That is how the So Nice, a small scale designer boutique hotel consisting of several 2 storey buildings, sees itself today. It was built back in 1993 and, although the decor was completely overhauled in 2009, its age does tend to show through in some places. Having said this, it is a great place to stay and is a real breath of fresh air in a destination where most of the hotels are very much standard-fare. Touches of bright colours liven up the predominantly white decor on display in the buildings. At night, a display of lights in changing colours give the setting a whole different appearance. However, if you are looking for organised entertainment, you should probably look elsewhere. There are no leisure facilities in the hotel, not even a gym. The So Nice is geared more towards couples on a romantic getaway, travellers in-the-know who eschew hotels devoid of character, and dedicated sunbathers, whether they prefer the poolside or the beach (where water sports activities are on offer).
Therefore, the communal areas consist of a swimming pool, a bar, and 2 restaurants. The bar is connected to the buffet restaurant and includes an outdoor 'lounge' area. Shaded by a giant fig tree, cushions and small tables are set out for you to puff on a hookah pipe or simply enjoy a drink in a peaceful setting. The buffet restaurant is in an open-sided space next to the pretty swimming pool. These facilities are all surrounded by a pleasant garden full of pretty plants and bougainvilleas, which add a great deal of colour to the surroundings.