Need to know
35, including seven suites.
Noon. Earliest check-in, 4pm.
Double rooms from $289.01 (€266), excluding tax at 10 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €3.00 per person per night on check-out.
Rates include a Continental breakfast buffet.
The hotel was once a beachside club for the beautiful and the glammed, counting Sophia Loren and Cary Grant among its clientele.
From the beginning of November until mid March.
At the hotel
Private beach with wellness centre, gardens, book and DVD library, free broadband. In rooms: flatscreen TV, minibar, bottled water, L’Occitane products.
Our favourite rooms
Deluxe Room 208 comes with dazzling views, but Room 210 has the best fish mural (every room has one), covering an entire wall. You can sea-gaze from Suite 201, which also has a cosy sitting area and a well-sized bathroom with a shower and free-standing tub. Suite 105 has its own private garden.
The black mosaic-tiled 'vitality' pool has a giant steel sculpted tap, great for watery back massages. The pool looks as though it overflows into the sea – admire the view as you recline on a lounger.
Bespoke massages and reflexology are available in a treatment cabin in the garden. It's big enough for two, but couples must book in advance.
Poolside poser finery: oversized sunglasses, dapper trunks or an itsy bitsy Pistol Panties bikini, plus an air of sophisticated insouciance.
Pets can come too, for €25 a day. Secure parking costs €25 a day.
Little Smiths are welcome. The restaurant has a children’s menu; cots are free for babies, and babysitting with a local nanny can be organised (book a day in advance).