Editor’s Pick – Condé Nast Traveller

“THE NICI is for sociable sorts who like a sense of celebration about their holiday.”

Woman sat by the pool in the sunshine.

Whilst spread-eagled on a serviced cabana by a 30m pool heated to 32 degrees, flanked by sun umbrellas in candyfloss pink and cream stripes, an eager-to-please cabana boy offers to clean my smudged Aviators and mist my face with Rose Toner from OSKIA, the bio-nutritional British skincare brand who have partnered with the spa.

Party music bounces off the Deco-drawn lines of the restaurant while a walkway down to the sunken fire pits serves as a catwalk for locals who enjoy club membership for spa and gym access. Throughout the hotel, spaces are filled with talking-point pieces of art. Rudolph sourced a factory lot of antique Cuban cigar moulds which were bolted together and used as a canvas to paint the face of Che Guevara. The hat moulds in the lounge are original millinery pieces purchased as a collection from Bonhams and the flamingo statues at the bottom of the outdoor pool are from a garden in the south of France.

Is it worth it?

For a staycation with an international flavour, absolutely. The Nici is for sociable sorts who like a sense of celebration about their holiday. Families will be at ease with this energy and if the 13-seater cinema doesn’t steal you a few private hours then there are unending activities like SUP and ping-pong. The design is suitably flirtatious and mischievous for a couple’s mini break.

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