The outside of the hotel reminds of a villa, albeit a large one. The grand lobby, where the white marble dominates, is spacious and welcoming and has seating areas at the foot of square pillars lining the space. A few mock antique pieces, possibly French are dotted around the lobby in an attempt to give a touch of sophistication to the establishment. The long reception desk is to the left as you enter while also in the lobby you'll find the 24-hour Piano Bar. The hotel is home to two swimming pools, one on the rooftop (which by now should be reopen after a mock water-wheel fountain was installed) and another, named Baretto, found in the extension. The disadvantage of Baretto is that it is tightly hugged by the surrounding accommodation buildings, meaning the sun dips behind them relatively early. No such problems of course on the rooftop. Plenty of loungers and parasols on hand for everybody. The hotel does have an animation team which entertains guests during the day and put on a show at night, however at present there is no kids club (although the management say there will be one before summer 2010.) The gym is respectable and has several machines, both cardio and weights, while guests also have the chance to make use of a sauna and steam room. For the moment, the spa has no tenant, however this should not be too long in coming. Wifi access is free in the lobby, while PCs are also available at a charge. A doctor is on call 24 hours a day and there is a shuttle bus making the return journey to the beach every half an hour between 9am and sunset. The grounds of the hotel are smartly kept and the staff friendly. Between the stairs, escalators and lifts it's easy to get around the hotel and to your room, along the grand, spacious corridors.