Run by the Lauro family, also responsible for Alilauro hydrofoils, this high-style oasis has a white wedding-cake, Arabesque ambience, with flower-covered balconies, sleek illuminated pool, exotic plants, and palm trees. The lobby is handsomely accented with antique upholstered wood furniture, and guest rooms are as modern and spacious as apartments. Most are warmed up with charming Stile Liberty antiques or Baroque-style mirrors. The restaurant menu has all the usual
suspects, with an ambitious array of Mediterranean specialties. A newer wing has less desirable accommodations, but everyone staying here can enjoy the truly orchidaceous atmosphere.