What a beautiful place! My husband and I arrived around 6am after a long, overnight train ride. We were so happy to hear that our room was ready because we desperately needed a rest! The executive suite was huge. Plenty of room to spread out and relax and the bathroom was just superb! I especially loved the deep tub and towel warmer. Sleeping here is easy, as the windows block out all of the street noise - even the minor construction happening across the street from our side of the building. My only complaint is that we would have liked to have our room a little cooler than 20 deg C (it felt warmer), but were unable to drop the thermostat lower.
We enjoyed the spa on the top floor every afternoon when we returned from sight seeing. Having a sauna and using the foot reflexology path, followed by naps in the super comfortable loungers with beautiful floor to ceiling views of the city was the perfect way to relax before dinner.
One thing we were very surprised with was the quality of the food in the lounge. We had big plans to explore the city and try lots of different restaurants, but we ended up eating dinner at the hotel lounge twice because it was so good. I believe they share a kitchen with the restaurant on the 5th floor, Facil. The first night we had the truffle spaghetti and asparagus soup. It was one of the best pasta dishes I have ever had. Fresh spaghetti and a truffle cream sauce that wasn't too heavy with cream or heady with truffles. Perfect! The soup was served with smoked salmon and was out of this world. The second night we had the nicoise salad and the gnocci and were equally impressed.
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