The exterior of the Sir Anthony is one of the most aesthetically pleasing of all hotels. Entirely made of glass, this semi-circular building is worthy of its five stars. The lobby, which is entered into through revolving doors, is contemporary and extremely welcoming and would not look out of place in the trendiest spots in some of the biggest cities in the world. It boasts slick armchairs, designer lamps and mosaiced columns, with oversize vases and a piano filling the gaps. There is a book swap shelf here too and a sweeping staircase leading up to the right hand side. It is a bright space which is also perfect for relaxing in the evenings with a drink or book for chatting the night away to the sounds of the ivories. The pool area outside, which allows direct access to the beach, is beautiful with palms, lawns and cabanas encircling the swimming pool. There are plenty of comfortable loungers around the place and there is no problem with the accommodation building blocking out the sun at any time of the day. The space is as clean as the flower beds are immaculately.
During our visit the Mare Nostrum Spa was not yet open, but it has since been inaugurated and is one of the finest centres on the island. Within its 1,600 m² surface area, it has 60 treatment rooms where a huge range of products are on offer such as massages, wraps, body treatments, beauty treatments, chocolate therapy and more. There are also several programmes available for those looking for the full works. There are of course hydrotherapy pools, saunas, steam baths and jacuzzis here too as well as beautifully furnished relaxation areas.