The hotel gets off to a good start with a smart, palm-lined driveway and a high-ceilinged, spacious lobby gleaming with shiny brass fittings. However, after looking a little closer, we noticed an inconsistent look: a real mishmash (not always successful) of eclectic styles present throughout not only the lobby but the entire hotel... Meanwhile, with plenty of boutiques, waiting areas and a smart circular lobby bar, there is always something happening in this part of the hotel.
The hotel consists of three buildings of accommodation; in some places we see Italian wallpaper in elegant colours and patterns, while in others battered leather armchairs randomly perched on a staircase landing. Again, there was an inconsistent appearance to the hotel, something which carried over to the rooms.
Regardless, overall, the facilities are of a very good standard at Elegance; the fitness centre being the highlight. Recently refitted with brand new Technogym gear, this is probably better than your local gym! Bright and well-equipped, there's even a ladies area with pilates corner and, wait for it, power plate!
The spa is pretty great too: eight sleek massage rooms, a solarium, vitamin bar, large Jacuzzi and relaxation lounge, all tastefully decorated under the softest of lighting. For those who fancy an alfresco massage, there are two gazebos nestled in the gardens but although they look good, they are also along a main path and near the lobby where there is lots of guest traffic.
There are two pools on-site; a medium-sized kidney-shaped pool right by the beach, surrounded by a handful of sun loungers and contemporary outdoor furniture. There is also a long pool/beach bar and a small stage for live music and animation. However the music is not too loud unlike at other resorts. Far from the activity at the beachside pool, there is a second, larger "silent" pool with waterfall feature, and adequate sun loungers and parasols. This is definitely a quieter, more tranquil spot to sunbathe.
For younger guests there is a small outdoor playground and small playhouse (in this area guests will find a pool table and table football game - free) and supervised mini club.