Hotel is new, rebuilt in 2013. It has an old glamour about it, decorated with lots of shiny silver-plates and mirrors. it's glittery and clean. Floors and spotless and carpet is brand new.
Agree that you need a room towards Marina side. I asked for complimentary upgrade, and they gave me view that faced the pool with a tiny Marina view. I was just happy to be away from the city side, where car noise is plenty.
Hotel staff is friendly and speak English very well. Young, good looking staff to draw in more clientele. Not too many guests when I stayed during a work week.
Gym and spa is amazing. Brand new equipment, with anything you need...bosu balls, foam rollers, pilates machine, yoga mats, kettle balls. They have fitness classes everyday, that is included in stay. I didn't take part, as most where in the evenings when I had business dinners.
Only caveat is that fitness center opens at 6:00am, so those with jet-lag can't go earlier.
Breakfast is average. Much better than US standards, but average compared to European standards. They're catered more to meat eaters, especially the hot dishes. You can order egg dishes at your table. And they make great espresso drinks - capuccinno was delicious.
Rooms are spacious and with the latest furniture and fixtxures. Lots of closet space and beds were not too soft or hard.
Location is near right across the street from the Marina, and taxis got there quickly. From IST, took us 1 hour for 65 euros in private car.
Highly recommend this hotel and will stay here next time.
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