The first thing that grabs you is the ambiance or casual vintage modern chic. The staff’s uniforms are amazing and help set the scene of a 50’s beach side hotel. The vintage van out the front with the surfboard on top and the Vespa Scooter (available for hire) are equally cool and fun for some photos.
The rooms are modern with bold colors. We stayed in a King suite which came with a mini kitchen, wonderful view and gigantic bath. (Standard room shown)
We basically stayed on the premises for 24 hours, swimming in the pool, partying in the nightclub Stingray and then finally eating breakfast in the Bazaar restaurant. There is a day spa and nail bar on site also which means you never have to leave and it’s walking distance to the beach should you hear the waves calling your name.
Can you judge a hotel by it’s breakfast? (We usually do). It was great, full of variety with freshly made options as well as fresh smoothies in those old fashioned Soda bottles. (I have a thing for those bottles now). My only complaint was that the coffee was not hot enough and maybe freshly made capuchino at my table would have been the answer to a slight hangover.
A few areas needed a little revamp such as the foyer toilets and the poolside toilets as they just didn’t fit into the theme and were more expressive of the original hotel.
The staff were very accommodating to us (We held 2 social gatherings and required reserved seating) Overall we loved it and would return.