The colonnaded square lobby is almost entirely kitted out in pearl, black and terracotta-coloured marble and opens up in the middle towards the sky, allowing light to pour in. A few small potted trees are the sole attempt to decorate the place, although the seating (bulky, square, yet attractive Moroccan-style armchairs) and the wonderful lattice work of the El Mashrabiah lobby bar also do their bit. The lobby is home to several boutiques selling jewellery, clothing, beach gear and a variety of souvenirs. The hotel has two swimming pools, one of which is heated and includes a jacuzzi and a kids pool, while the other, the relax pool, also has an area put aside for children. The former has plenty of room for everyone who wants either to relax by its side or to make a splash playing water polo or volleyball. Both pools though are fully exposed to the sun all day long given the distance the surrounding accommodation stands away. Vita Moor is the hotel's (disappointing) wellness centre. The gym is inexplicably based outside the building while the interior, which houses a grubby looking steam room, a sauna, a hammam, a beauty salon and just one massage room, is basic and perhaps not in tune with the rest of the hotel. While the hotel has a strong animation team, all but two are Italian. All activities and shows are put on in Italian, however you only need to mimic the animators to be able to join in the dancing or stretching for example. The two English-speaking animators are there more to make sure the British guests are OK and to look after their needs. Table tennis, pool, boccia, beach tennis and beach volleyball can all be played on the hotel's premises. A clinic can be found in case of any medical issues, while there is also a bank in the hotel (with cash machine coming soon). The hotel in general is fairly well maintained, although many of the grassy areas are in bad nick and it would do no harm to plant some colourful plants to give a bit of life to the resort which is rich in palm trees and other green shrubs.