From the vibe of the decor in the restaurant which billed itself as serving Rio street food I had high hopes for the decor in the loos in Cabana. As I reached the staircase, made of scaffold poles and planks for the treads I started to think I could be right, but I had no idea what I was to discover.
It was quite a trek down, and on reflection the ground floor was a light and double-floored space so perhaps that shouldn't have been such a surprise. When I entered The Loos, as they were signposted, this is what I was met with.
It was as if I'd walked into one of those storage containers, albeit a pretty pastel rainbow one. Showing how pre-programmed we are, and conforming to type, I headed left to a door with pink flop flops nailed on.
As I had the space to myself I took a peek behind each of the pink doors. The decor behind each door matched its place in the rainbow, but all of them had these funky, beaded oversized lampshades.
But it wasn't just the paintwork or the corrugate finish. The mirror and sink also stood out - and behind the mirror there was a tame hand dryer, with a more ferocious one out in the lobby.
The tap almost looks out of place, but I coped.
Fun isn't it? And totally in keeping for the restaurant's vibe, but also far from what I expected when I opened the door.