Lovely setting and views but many of the guests including us were distressed by the absence of doors on the toilets. The owner/designer Jim Spear said, 'We get a lot of French guests who love this.'
Well, I'm not French and I didn't love it. 'We make it clear on our website,' Mr Spear said. Silly me, I'd interpreted 'open bathrooms' as a bath in the room; not a toilet on a platform behind the bed.
There were glass doors on the Ladies' room, but it would only have been possible for a midget to actually close them. And there was a window open to the outside which I only realised was a public area when a man gave me a wave.
There was also noise from construction work which we weren't warned about in advance, and builders directly opposite our room, who could have watched us if they hadn't been too busy making a racket.
The food was bland and over-priced and some of the staff were aggressively friendly which is not compatible with the aims of a retreat. Only one of the Chinese staff spoke English, and none of the American staff spoke Mandarin, so communication between them was almost comical; but frustrating for guests who don't understand Mandarin.
Despite the weirdness, we had a lovely time!