The cube-like, sand and terracotta checkered building which houses the Verve hotel stands at the corner of the street next to a church, with another larger house of prayer just opposite. The all marble lobby, while somewhat grim, is spotless and immaculate and has a leather couch and armchairs with a selection of newspapers spread out on a coffee table. An effort has been made to brighten things up with some green plants while there is an ATM machine just under the flatscreen television. Round the corner is a coffee machine accessible throughout the day.
Very much a relaxed property, guests can wander around the hotel at their will and use the facilities as if they were in their own home. There is a pleasant little terrace equipped with three barbeques which are free for the guests to use if the weather permits. Likewise, a games room with a pool table and air hockey game is always open to guests as is the modest fitness room (cardio machines and a few weights machines) and the laundry room (for which guests simply need to buy detergent, otherwise no charge). For $25 per day unlimited access is given to the secure car park where there is also a smoking area and ping pong table, also accessible 24 hours a day.
The hotel as a whole is, like the lobby suggests, extremely clean and well look after and the corridors are wide, light and easily negotiable with the room number indications very clear. The staff is very agreable and seems happy to do their best to meet guests' needs. Complimentary wifi is available throughout the hotel and a business centre is at the disposal of guests without their own laptop.