by UK Flower Girl
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
February 10, 2004
The hotel has its own beach, mooring area, outdoor swimming pool facing the sea, and a garden area with trees and plants for your strolling delight.
We arrived at the hotel around 5pm. As soon as we drove up to the hotel and parked, a man came out and insisted on taking our two small bags inside for us. He took our name and found the key for our room and off he went to show us our room, still toting our luggage behind him.
We reserved a room with a sea-view, which was an amazing view. Since it is off-season, the hotel was pretty quiet, but was still bustling with hotel staff.
We had booked our room as half-board, so we inquired about what hour dinner was being served. Eight o'clock seems to be the dining hour in Italy. We decided to wander around the gardens and cliffs until dinnertime. (See separate entry for our gorgeous dinner experience)
After dinner, we once again strolled around the hotel grounds for about half an hour until we decided to go back to our room for the night.
Our room was of good size for a European hotel. We had a wrought-iron king-sized bed which looked very old. There was also a dresser, small table, and chairs and nightstands on either side of the bed.
Extra pillows and blankets were available in the closet, along with a safe for your valuables.
The bathroom was done completely in small mosaic tiles. The towels were huge--about 4 foot square. There was also a bidet in the bathroom.
Breakfast was also included with the half-board rate. The dining area was absolutely amazing (again, see separate dining entry). The view from the dining room was great, too. There was cereal and yogurt, fruit and bread, etc., for your enjoyment, and we also had the choice of eggs and bacon.
We checked out after breakfast and started our journey!
Overall, I would highly recommend this hotel. It is a very elegant and beautiful hotel. Both breakfast and dinner were wonderful. They offer off-season rates that make it much more affordable. It is quite a bit more expensive in the summertime than during off-season. See their website for more details.
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