Upon arrival we were upgraded to a "garden view" luxury room, which is great because they are quiet. Check in is smooth, with a lovely welcome drink. The whole place breaths old grandeur and glory, with enormous corridors and high ceilings. Being historic, it obviously old, but scrubs up reasonably well.
Our room was huge in all aspects, lots of space, super high ceiling, enormous, comfy huge bed with crisp linen and heavenly pillows. Same for the bathroom : huge, all marble with Acqua di Portofino amenities, bath, bidet. Very good wifi throughout the hotel. Bar, restaurants, lounge, corridors chique & huge. Drinks very expensive.
The garden is a botanical delight and the pool terrific for stretching the legs after exploring the temples all around. Big enough for serious laps.
Breakfast is simply sensational : a massive choice of fresh ingredients, different styles, but all gourmet and high quality. The manager there has great peoples skills, addressing you by name and being alert to your every wish.
The only major disappointment is dinner at both their fancy restaurants : we tried both Corniche and 1886 on different nights. Both offer the same uninspiring bland food, which comes with steamed flavourless vegetables, all same tasting. The decor is nice (they request jacket for men), but the chef needs re-schooling urgently and a new menu developed. Obscenely overpriced for what you get.More
- Breakfast included