Need to know
11am. Earliest check-in, 4pm.
Double rooms from $475.00, excluding tax at 11.63 per cent.
Rates exclude breakfast (from US$10).
The hotel has a glorious Game Room which gets sun-drenched for most of the day – luxurious white-linen day-beds piled with paisley blue cushions and surrounded by hundreds of books.
Mid-September to mid-May.
At the hotel
In rooms: free WiFi and local calls, HDTV, DVD players, stereos with CD player, iPod docks, Kol Design bath products; complimentary cycle hire.
Our favourite rooms
All rooms are practically identical – the only thing that changes is the position of the bed and the view. If you’re after something quieter, go for one of the rooms on the top tier, further away from the restaurant. Or if you’re bringing kids, opt for a Deluxe King room so you have sofa beds ready. Each room has its own private sundeck with sunloungers, king- or queen-sized bed with cotton sheets, linen duvets and down pillows, and minibars stocking cookies from the local Tates Bake Shop, Havaianas and bottles of rosé and champagne. The broom-cupboard bathrooms are small and simple but soon to be improved – the hotel has plans to take out the very old-school kitchenettes secretly stored behind a door in each bedroom and replace with expanded bathrooms.
No pool, but you can see the ocean.
Big glasses, small swimwear and the latest It-bag to transport it all. A small animal poking out will only do you in good stead. Some cosy cashmeres may be required for the chilly evenings.
Minimum two-night stay required at weekends; three-night stay over Memorial Day, 4 July and Labor Day. Pets are allowed for $125 for each animal.
Cots are free, and some rooms have their own pull-out couches ready. Hotel staff will babysit with a bit of notice, for $20 an hour.