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Review: Bisha Hotel, Toronto

Toronto's Bisha Hotel on Blue Jays Way has marble bathrooms, a moody bar and three plush restaurants: French Made, Akira Back and KŌST. Here's our review.

Bisha Hotel, Toronto: What's the draw?

From the moment you walk into the opulent black and gold lobby, the Bisha Hotel screams decadence. Throughout the hotel, you'll find design choices bolder than someone sliding into your DMs after you ghosted them on a dating app.

Rooms come in a dozen variations with different features like a private terrace, separate living room or accessibility options.

Decked out in pop art and rich hues of navy and purple or black and rust, all the rooms include a Nespresso machine, floor to ceiling windows and a flat screen TV.

Sleek marble bathrooms come with heated floors and Byredo amenities that have a scent so sultry it'll make you swoon. And at 400 square feet, even the smallest room is larger than some Toronto condos.

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Bisha Hotel, Toronto: The restaurants

Wake up with De Mello Palheta espresso and a house-baked pastry at Parisian café French Made, or pop by at lunch to grab one of their salads or sandwiches.

Looking to luxuriate over a meal and soak up the atmosphere? KOST's rooftop patio pairs Californian cuisine and West Coast vibes with spectacular sights. Set just off King West, right at the periphery of the downtown core, the hotel is removed from the overcrowded cluster of skyscrapers, allowing for sweeping views in every direction.

For a dining experience that will knock your socks off, Michelin-Star chef Akira Back's eponymous Japanese restaurant is a must-try. Maki rolls come decked out with delicate fish and secret sauces – there's even one topped with foie gras.

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Bisha Hotel, Toronto: And what about the bar?

After you've had your fill of the Bisha Hotel's expertly curated cuisine, the moody Mister C. cocktail bar is where you should settle in for a nightcap. High ceilings, crushed velvet furniture and an opulent gold and black marble fireplace make for one tall, dark and handsome bar lounge.

If you'd rather leave the hotel grounds for your nightly entertainment, the Bisha Hotel is surrounded by King West's hotbed of trendy restaurants and bars (and nightclubs, if they ever reopen) that you can easily walk to, and eventually stumble home from.

The next morning, head to the 44th floor to cure your hangover with a dip in the crystalline infinity pool and a hearty, wholesome brunch at KOST.

Rooms from $299, bishahoteltoronto.com

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