Need to know
74, including four suites.
Noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 2pm.
Double rooms from $159.78, excluding tax at 15 per cent.
Rates usually exclude breakfast. The buffet spread includes waffles, pancakes, eggs, fruit, juices, coffee and tea.
At the hotel
Mini gym with a running machine, exercise bike, dumbbells and a cross trainer; free WiFi throughout. In rooms: TV, workspace, shaving mirror, air-conditioning, minibar, free bottled water, kettle, tea and coffee, blackout curtains.
Our favourite rooms
The Junior Suites make knee-weakeningly lovely sleeping quarters, thanks to their lofty ceilings and lashings of space.
The Excelsior Spa has a trio of treatment rooms where nimble-knuckled massage therapists dish out ache-busting remedies. Try one of the globally inspired ‘Touch for Body’ massages. Spa products champion fragrant indigenous ingredients.
Bring cover-ups for temple visits and hiking boots for outdoor expeditions; a thirst for tea won’t hurt.
Communal areas are accessible to wheelchair users, but rooms aren’t particularly tailored to guests with impaired mobility.
Little Smiths can come, too, but don’t expect lots of distractions for them. Cots, baby bedlinen, changing mats and high chairs can be provided on request.
Local materials star in the design, solar power heats the water, and earth-kind cleaning products are used. The majority of hotel staff hail from the region, and the restaurants use local, seasonal produce.