There's enough marble in the public areas to make you fear for the future supply of the stone, but grandness gives way to comfort in the rooms, which are characterized by stylish, dark-wood and well-equipped bathrooms. In warmer months the leafy garden with pool offer respite from the bustling city, while the top-floor Sky Bar (open May through October) hosts open-air cinema sessions and DJ nights. It and the adjoining Terraço restaurant present wonderful river and city
views. A filling morning buffet is served in the Brasserie Flo, off the lobby, which also serves light gourmet meals.