By my estimation, if I stood in a certain position and stretched out my arms diagonally, I could simultaneously touch the dark wood concierge's desk that sits to the left of the doorway of this Georgian town house and the white, dark wood-topped curvy reception desk a little way in on the right side of the small lobby.
Doing so, of course, would have seemed unseemly in a place as formal and ele
Coco Reef is located 30 minutes from Hamilton international airport on South Shore, on the island's prettiest stretch of beach featuring Bermuda's famous pink sand. With a casual but elegant ambience, it has 64 rooms which all have ocean views and are all furnished in a colonial style with pastel florals.
Modern amenities such as Wi-Fi, coffee machine and cable television are also included.
Croatia's stellar Dalmatian coast has long been seen as an alternative contender to Italy's Amalfi, and as my taxi makes a tight cliff top hairpin turn on to an even tighter road clearly never intended for motor car use, the difference is obvious.
No traffic. Just peace, solitude, bird song and the timeless backdrop of old town Dubrovnik lying far below, just across the bay.
The car was taken off my hands by Alastair the doorman, the door was opened with a theatrical flourish by the concierge, and my bag was liberated almost immediately by yet another attendant. By the time I got to the small but bright reception area, I was smiling.
One irritation of a hotel stay is having to crawl out of bed to turn off the master switch by the door then stumble back in darkness - a hazard of increasingly sophisticated but unfathomable lighting systems.
If only I had clocked the "sleep" button which dims all the lights from a bedside console when I was shown to my room, my stay would have been pretty well perfect.