Need to know
13, including three suites.
Noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from $329.82 (€291), excluding tax at 10 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €2.00 per person per night on check-out.
Rates include à la carte breakfast, served on your private, sea-facing terrace at a time of your choosing.
Learn how to make the perfect oyster martini – or any of the classics – in a private cocktail-making class at the bar.
The hotel will be closed from 30 October 2018 to 20 April 2019.
At the hotel
Private beach; sauna; free WiFi throughout; laundry. In rooms: flatscreen TV; minibar; Nespresso coffee machine; free bottled water; Gabriella Chieffo bath products.
Our favourite rooms
If we were pushed to pick, we’d go for a Sunrise Room, which has a terrace facing the pools, another on the roof (which makes an excellent spot for sundowners), and a third with an uninterrupted view of the Adriatic.
Not content with the Adriatic Sea on its doorstep, the hotel has no fewer than seven outdoor pools, with sun terraces making up the space between them. They vary in size and temperature – the largest is 25m, perfect for a few morning laps; the smallest is a tiny plunge pool filled with icy water. There are also cascades (perfect for loosening shoulders) and a section of bubbling rapids to massage your legs.
There’s a sauna by the pool, and guests can also hop on a free shuttle to sister hotel Il Melograno, where there’s a spa with a hammam, sauna, plunge pool and several treatment rooms and a relaxation area. The menu includes Ayurvedic, Polynesian and Aromatherapy massages, facials with essential oils like neroli and ylang-ylang, and targeted body treatments.
Crisp whites and maritime blues – what else?
All the common areas are wheelchair accessible, and there’s one specially adapted room with a step-free entrance and larger bathroom.
Over-10s are welcome at the hotel, but there’s no kid’s menu or facilities, making it better suited to adults.