Our second hotel has the intriguing name of “Cooking and Nature Emotional Hotel” which means it’s about that word, over-used and mis-used in our work place: “wellbeing”.
Our staff would benefit from this place, however.
Each of the 12 rooms has a theme based on a movie which has achieved cult status. Guests receive a little satchel with hotel info and the DVD of the movie which they can watch in their room.
This was my theme, with a room to match:
I quickly took advantage of the pool. It is set among olive trees and old stone walls.
After swimming, we drank green wine (a local specialty, actually a rather sweet white wine) from the patio bar.
Various other lounges were available:
Then, we had a cooking lesson and cooked our own dinner with the guidance of a chef.
I was part of the entree, salad and dessert group. The main course was duck. A glass of wine while we cooked added to the fun.
More quirky and ingenious features in the hotel include its light fittings:
Watering cans and colanders:
Dragonfly lights made from tea strainers:
Lights in the reception area:
There are bookshelves and reading spaces:
The floor is polished concrete and the hand rails reflect the nature theme.
The hotel is out in the countryside. I can hear birds and no traffic.
A couple of other things I spotted were these nesting boxes:
And this bucket shower beside the pool. You pull the rope and, rather than the bucket tipping over to drench you, there is a shower rose in the bottom of it to give you a gentler washing!