The hotel is housed in a tall, narrow, six-storey building dating back to the 60s which, from the street outside, appears to rise up out of the majestic palm trees and has all the charm of a little English cottage. Once inside the gates you'll find a paved walkway leading through the lovely raised gardens, which even incorporate a small outdoor lounge area complete with wicker bench seats and a table, to the reception.
You'll immediately notice that the hotel has recently been fully refurbished (2011).
The peaceful surroundings, consisting of a little bench seat, white walls and vegetation will soon have you forgetting all about the street just outside.
After seeing the charming frontage of the hotel, the inside certainly doesn't disappoint. On entering the hotel you'll find yourself in an open-plan area but one which is nevertheless sectioned-off, with the reception area to the left, and a small waiting lounge furnished with armchairs, benchseats and a piano just beyond it. To the right, meanwhile, is the breakfast room, with a bar at the far end. The decor here is elegant and predominantly white, even down to the country chic-style furniture. The breakfast room is furnished with a round wooden table and has a picture window giving the place a rather plush feel.
Unfortunately, once you leave the lobby you also leave behind this ambience, finding yourself instead surrounded by the bland, bare, very clinical surroundings of the communal areas (stairways and corridors, although you can avoid the stairs by taking the lift, which serves all floors).