It is a nice hotel, in excellent location, but with a few drawbacks.
I stayed for one night in studio room. The room was slightly on the small side, although adequate. Everything was clean, a selection of teas and coffee was available. The modern bathroom was stocked with a large number of towels, good quality toiletries and hairdrier. The balcony was spacious and the view over the harbour was lovely. Surprisingly, the balcony only had one chair, while the room could sleep two people. Wasn't a problem for me as a solo traveler, but it is a bit of an oversight.
The reception staff were very friendly, efficient and ready with advice when asked. The location of the hotel is excellent - on the harbour and a very short walk from centre of town. There are a few very nice restaurants just downstairs. You can order room service from a variety of restaurants if you don't want to go out.
There were several minor negatives. Firstly, the room had a bit of a damp, musty smell. Not sure of the source. Secondly, the nice modern bathroom didn't have any power points. So you couldn't for example use the hairdrier in the bathroom itself. A bit of a silly design deficiency. Thirdly, the kettle provided for tea/coffee making didn't fit under the bathroom tap, so to fill the kettle you had to use a glass and fill it one glass at a time. Again, not well thought through.
None of those things had any significant impact on my stay, but not fabulous design. I didn't have the chance to use the pool/sauna facilities, so cannot comment on those.
Good, comfortable stay overall.
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