Employees take an unhurried approach, communicating in a mixture of Spanish and English as confusing as the hotel's many unique design choices.
Upon check-in you receive a free drinks voucher but we were unable to redeem ours as in a remarkable display of efficiency, the bartender closed up as I approached the bar, informing me that we would have to wait until the next morning to get our free drinks.
But any frustrations you may experience with the otherwise glacial staff - or the off-mint scent of cockroach poison in the corridors - are swiftly dispelled upon entering your room. With expansive green walls evoking the ease of a dentist's waiting room and the partial transparency of the bathroom door adding a rare level of intimacy, you are set for a memorable night.
The hotel maintains a smoke free atmosphere, and although it is possible to smoke out on the terrace, you won't be able to re-enter the building after 10pm.
The beds are comfortable and the mirrors all work perfectly, providing an unobstructed view of the two foot long beetle, reproduced in the finest detail, that adorns the wall behind you. There are no coffee making facilities in the room but the sheer terror of awakening to a giant insect provides sufficient levels of alertness to negotiate the shower door, which, clearly inspired by the work of MC Escher, allows one to enter the shower or close the door but not both. NB: I would recommend a longer stay if you want to master controlling the water temperature.
Breakfast is included and from 7.30 onwards guests can pace alongside the display. For those wishing to eat, thoroughly cooked eggs are available for $10 per person.
It is worth remembering your free drinks voucher at this point.