Need to know
28, including 15 suites.
Midday. Earliest check-in, 4pm.
Double rooms from $596.40 (€500), excluding tax at 10 per cent.
Rates exclude breakfast (€50 each, a day).
The Principe Spa offers holistic, ancient Himalayan treatments, as well as Ayurvedic therapy. There’s a vitality pool, ice cascade and sauna.
At the hotel
Spa, free WiFi throughout, gym and private beach club. In rooms: flatscreen TV, iPod dock, minibar, free bottle of water and wine cooler.
Our favourite rooms
For the best views, pick a corner room overlooking the gardens, pool and mountains. Room 101 is sumptuous and sexy, with a freestanding egg-shaped bath tub and a textured burgundy rug.
The spa has an indoor pool, and there’s another (with a bar) out in the manicured grounds.
The hotel's Egoista spa is a hi-tech vision in shades of cream, with six treatment rooms, including one suitable for couples. There's a relaxing pool, a whirlpool, a Finnish sauna, bio-sauna, Russian banya, Turkish bath and a mirrored room for beauty treatments. Those in need of a little R 'n' R can indulge in facial rituals, massages, body scrubs and wraps, hot and cold aromatherapy showers, reflexology and mani-pedis. Those after a total overhaul can opt for one of the spa's more in-depth treatments, including Venus Freeze collagen-stimulating treatments, Intraceutical oxygen infusions and vitamin injections. There's a fully equipped gym and even a herbal tea corner to unwind in afterwards. The spa is open from 10am to 8pm
Pack for the Riviera: crisp whites, gold buttons, silky kaftans and the biggest sunglasses you can get your hands on.
Cots (€50) and extra beds (€100) can be added to parents' rooms. With six hours’ notice, babysitting can be arranged for €20 an hour. Children are welcome in the restaurant.