The hotel's décor is a little odd. It is a bit of a mish-mash where style is concerned, which is not necessarily unpleasant. The small dark lobby looks contemporary with minimalist rattan furniture, whereas the cobble stoned floor and terracotta roof tiles reminds of the ancient villa concept the designer, Kenneth Treister (who also designed the Holocaust Museum of Miami Beach), based the design on. You will also find a collection of Buddhas scattered all over the hotel, as well as some other bits and bobs collected from various travels. The hotel was built in 1984 and has been The Mayfair ever since although the hotel has undergone a major renovation in that time, so it looks fairly new.
The front door, a small single black door opens automatically as you approach it, letting you into the lair that is the lobby. Here you will also find the all-day dining restaurant, 'Spartico', which had just been renovated during our visit in January 2011. Snacks and drinks are also served on the roof, around the pool. The hotel is spread over four floors including the roof top terrace. The levels are divided up with plants, soothing blue mosaics and fountains.
In terms of facilities, the hotel has a small gym (which is sometimes locked, so do enquire about opening times with reception. There is also a spa (underwent a complete renovation in 2005), where the spa manager is extremely friendly and very keen on tending to his guests' needs. The spa has a steam room, sauna and treatment rooms. The spa is basic as far as spas go, but the stained glass ceilings and windows in some of the treatment rooms are real Tiffany pieces, which adds a little colour to an otherwise quite bland area. Use of the facilities here comes at a charge.