From the exterior the Perla appears to be an apartment block, however its entrance is more like that of a quaint hotel, framed by a timber structure. The cave-like lobby is fairly small but welcoming, if not a little sad, and has a seating area comprised of some 70s-looking sofas and armchairs. As well as a warm welcome from behind the marble front desk, you'll also find here a coin-operated PC for surfing the internet (there is also complimentary wifi available here and at the bar). Outside is the main pool, kids pool and jacuzzi, which have the option of being covered by a retractable roof. Although there are good views to be had from the pool area, there is not quite enough room around the pool itself to place loungers and parasols, so these are found just above at the solarium where there is much more space and more views of the sea. Also outside is a large, partly-covered terrace which can be used for taking a drink or playing cards at any hour of the day. Perhaps the selling point of the hotel though is the lovely gardens with at one end a small gazebo, which is a lovely place for a little stroll or relaxing during the day and from which there is a footbridge leading to the botanical gardens and shopping centre. The hotel doesn't have a wellness centre or fitness room, however there is a sauna available for 10? per hour, with space for up to four people. There is also a television room with a huge flatscreen television and just 300m from the hotel is a tennis court. The hotel is in a good general condition, is clean and access to the rooms is easy and quick.