The facade is deceiving--plain and unassuming, but upon entering you immediately see that this is a different kind of hotel. The staff are instantly welcoming and helpful, and the view into the interior courtyard is a hint of what is to come. The lobby is informal with a small bar and lounge areas next to the check-in desk. The other side of the courtyard houses the excellent restaurant Lum. I was here for a 4-day staff retreat and was assigned room 14, upstairs on a corner overlooking the interior garden, lush with flowering plants and water features and sitting areas. The king-size bed was extremely comfortable, and the well designed bathroom fills the back of the room, which can be shut-off with sliding doors, mirrored on the bathroom side. Separate toilet and shower rooms are on either side with frosted glass doors. The rainfall shower was particularly luxurious. The design combines sleek contemporary elements with rustic local touches. A large wooden and concrete desk accommodated the work I needed to accomplish on this business trip. Two well-designed closet spaces just outside the bathroom on either side easily held clothes and luggage. I especially liked the neon room numbers outside each room. An upstairs library-lounge provides a relaxing place to read and have coffee. There is a separate building in the back with wall-length windows looking out into the garden, which was a perfect spot for our planning meetings for 12 people. Service was excellent, more akin to that on a cruise ship, where staff would tidy-up your room throughout the day as needed. And we had several excellent meals at Lum, the hotel's well-reviewed restaurant. My only complaint is that someone needs to make chicken soup from the rooster next door, who crows throughout the day and night. The hotel, at least, provides ear-plugs.
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