The low lighting and the button-backed leather chairs of the entrance hall offer a reassuring club-like welcome. The lobby leads to a wide and impressive marble stairway with an elaborate balustrade.
One of Europe's most distinguished and elegant hotels the building is of classical design, its terraces overlooking the historic Roncalliplatz, a pleasant pedestrian precinct.
Individually furnished with attractive period pieces embellished with nineteenth century prints and etchings. Most of the rooms as well as the bathrooms are very large.
In summer, the pleasant terrace overlooking the square offers a nice balance of classic French and German dishes. The walls are of gleaming tortoise shell with wall lamps in the shape of small glass Japanese figures standing amid glass blossoms within pretty little brass pavilions.