A grand old turn-of-the-20th-century hotel, this is a small, intimate boutique option with every one of its five stars well deserved. Rooms are inspired by the deep, rich comfort of a country club, with decor touches ranging from Louis XV-style wingback chairs to Regency-style curtain drapery, plus a few antiques and gilt-framed mirrors thrown in for good measure. Bathrooms, too, reflect the fact that the hotel was recently renovated. Standard rooms are very comfortable, but if it's a special occasion or money is no object, this is one place where it's worth splurging on a deluxe or studio. The hotel is in the center of town and strolling distance from the seafront, recommended restaurants, and archaeological museums. The only possible drawback is that once you are comfortably ensconced in your room you could be in a landlocked capital anywhere in Europe.
- © Frommer's 2013
- Very Highly Recommended 2010