I had heard that this hotel had a 'maritime theme' and this was obvious from the moment I set eyes on the building. What was less obvious was that it was a hotel. The main entrance, a grey metal door in a courtyard, I had initially ignored, assuming it was the back door. On opening the door and peering inside, I saw a young woman, dressed as a naval officer, sitting at a desk, but before I could say 'excuse me' and make a hasty exit, she gave a beautiful smile and welcomed me warmly to the hotel.
After checking in, with a minimum of fuss, I headed to my room. There was no lift, but the wide staircase decorated with pictures of naval ships was easy enough. The rooms were described as cabins, but they were much larger than cabins. Inside the room the amusing maritime theme continued, with furniture and fittings are arranged as if one were in a ship, or in the bedroom of a child who liked ships.
The room I was in was a single room, with a smallish single bed, but even at 6... More