The 32 spacious, elegant rooms all have their own distinct personality, with traditional floor tiles, chintzy armchairs and retro furniture. Despite the somewhat discordant panoply of patterns and styles, everything effortlessly melds together. Although windows are doubleglazed, light sleepers might possibly hear the bells of the town hall clock, so best to opt for a room at the rear. Large, graceful bathrooms have decadent marble-clad baths, separate rain showers, double basins with chrome cubist-style taps and fine toiletries by Floris. Other amenities include air-conditioning, under-floor heating, a minibar and Illy coffee machines, plus turndown and 24-hour room service.
ROOMS FROM tables and plush lemonhued seating, balancing trays laden with snacks, coffees and cocktails.
The more refined Japanese-themed Tahini, with its wicker and bamboo décor, lies to the rear of the lobby, and offers a superb menu of sushi, tempura and tartares – with a price tag to match.
Inspiring dishes include spicy tuna and avocado temaki (€25.50), assorted succulent sashimi with fresh ginger (€38), and desserts such as green tea ice cream (€9). A less pricey set lunch is available for €27.
Breakfast is served from 7.30am to 11am in Cappuccino Café. A delicious selection of yogurt, fresh orange juice and fruit is served at the table, followed by a choice of egg dishes accompanied by a basket of breads and pastries. Hot chocolate and good quality teas and coffees are made to order.
CAFE CULTURE Colourful artworks adorn the hotel’s open spaces