There are a total of 10 room types at the hotel, although most of these are apartments. Each one, even those within the same category, is different from the next as the pieces in each room are unique. The smallest rooms, of which there is only a handful, are nonetheless relatively spacious and bright and feature colourful, contemporary furniture pieces, sleek lamps and hardwood flooring. Amenities include flatscreen television and DVD player, tea and coffee facilities, safe, complimentary wifi and branded toiletries in the bathroom (with tub). The other regular guestroom category boasts a seating area.
The executive studios are the most modest of the apartments, although quite frankly are big enough for extended stays. We loved the feature versions of this room which features a single unit comprising the bathroom, bedroom and kitchen. At the centre of this raised white block is the bedroom which is accessed by climbing a couple of steps. The low bed is clothed is crisp white linen and has next to it an animal skin rug, iPod docking station and a flatscreen television and DVD player embedded into the back of the kitchen unit. This latter comprises microwave, oven, grill, dishwasher, fridge freezer and stone-top work surface and has everything you need in terms of crockery too. To the other side of the bed is the deep soaking tub and double vanity with Duravit fittings complete with rubber duck and l'Occitane toiletries (the monsoon shower and loo are separate). Filling the rest of the space around this central unit is a fireplace on whose mantelpiece sits old teapots and a mechanical clock, a round coffee table with three chairs, a small wardrobe, a full length mirror and a wonderful rocking chair with leather seat and back. Other amenities include a coffee machine, safe, robes and slippers.
The rest of the accommodations, which range from the one-bedroom apartment to the immense De Montfort Suite, cease to be open plan but are all extremely generously proportioned and well appointed. The one-bedroom apartment has a simpler décor in comparison to the executive studios and is set out in a circular shape with the corridor leading to the salon which leads to the bedroom (on the small side), after which comes the bathroom and then back to the entrance. Although the living space seems a little bare, the apartment does have a fully equipped kitchen and separate bathroom. The executive one-bedroom apartment is very similar, simply affording a larger surface area, while the two-bedroom apartment is also available as a regular or executive room. Those travelling in a large group of around six should consider the three-bedroom apartment which has all the amenities of the other rooms with even more space.
But by far the most impressive accommodation is the enormous De Montfort Suite which took our breath away. Housed in what was formerly a hall, it boasts so much space (both horizontally and vertically) that you won't know which bit to occupy first! On the ground floor you've got a lengthly dining table with a wooden structural base, two distinct seating areas (one with a round white couch on a blue carpet), a chess table, a Steinway and Sons piano, fully equipped kitchen, powder room and wine refrigerator. Then upstairs, staggered over several different levels is a work area featuring a stunning gold lamp, a deep soaking tub, a monsoon shower, the bedroom with a built in four-poster bed, fury armchairs and the incredible original ceiling. One very special element of the room is the stained glass window at the very top of the room through which a multicoloured light diffuses and lands on the room's huge surfaces.