Very grand other era design and interesting. A little dark perhaps for current taste, but decor has been updated to help with this. The head on clash with the palace style with contemporary white leather in reception, the wall hung chairs, and the feature lime green chairs in the dining room are certainly a talking point but probably better than gutting it all and making it look like just another chain hotel. I love the crocodile seat in the lift!
So, this is an individual hotel in a great location for exploring the city. It can be a little noisy, but there are lovely sunny courtyards and fabulous views. The staff are very friendly and very helpful. Breakfast was fine and the room was spotless.