“A seriously sexy hotel for the Mykonos party set seeking a glamorous pad just minutes out of town”
All is pure white inside the bedrooms, with just a touch of grey wood. Clad ceilings and no-fuss high-quality furnishings create an airy feeling. Every room (32 in total over 5 levels) has a balcony or small terrace, and most enjoy views westwards across the sea to the island of Delos, apart from a few which glimpse the sea or Mykonos town.
Kingsize beds and mattresses are from the organic Cocomat company and crisp white linen will ensure a restful night’s sleep. Photography, by an artist called Louise, has been cleverly backlit to double as soft lighting. No mod-con has been overlooked: LG plasma screen satellite TV, iPod docks, a socket charger which doubles as a hand torch and an electric ‘do not disturb’ button to ensure that over zealous housekeeping staff are kept out.
Double showers with deep chocolate walls, Durant basins and Apivita products keep up the contemporary trends in the bathroom - not forgetting the anti-slam loo seat, which ensures that a sense of ‘grace’ is retained at all times!
The 2 Family Suites have 2 large rooms and their balconies face towards Delos. Junior Suites are distinguished from Deluxe Rooms by their sofabeds - ideal if you have a child with you. Junior Suites with plunge pool have a white, cube-like plunge pools on their terraces - the clue is in the name; while the Mykonos Suite comes with 1 bedroom and a large, private veranda with loungers and dining space.
The 3 largest suites - VIP, Honeymoon and Grace - boast extra decadent features like private sun lounges, wet-bars, steam rooms and increasingly large, temperature controlled plunge pools.
The poolside restaurant and bar, offers salvation in the form of divine breakfasts, lingering lunches and delicious dinners.
Breakfast is a la carte, and perfectly suited for late risers as it runs until 11.00am (and is available throughout the day for an extra charge). Juices are squeezed to order, coffee is delicious and eggs can be prepared in all shapes and sizes including the revitalising Cretan omelette, filled with feta, potatoes, onions and paprika. As for rehydration, a grand-sounding 'dedicated water menu' dispels incipient headaches with a choice of Voss, Evian, San Pellegrino or the northern Greek Xino Nero.
If you've built up an appetite by lunchtime, you'll find delicate portions of Greek favourites like tiropites (cheese pies), fava (split-pea puree) and tomato-cucumber-feta salad, as well as more international snacks like tortillas, falafel, 'Grace-burgers', pasta dishes and chilled gazpacho to beat the heat.
The a la carte dinner menu is fairly rich - and not especially cheap, but dishes are attentively served and highly original for a Greek island: asparagus veloute, prosciutto and fig salad, tuna carpaccio, salmon with polenta. Desserts, likewise, are unusual (and unlocal): strawberry soup with champagne, panacotta, fruit kebabs.
Dining out options are extensive, from the simple taverna next to the hotel to some swanky places in Mykonos town. One of the most atmospheric is Sea Satin Market on a rocky headland below the windmills beyond Little Venice - fresh grilled fish, a never-ending procession of mezedes, and optional tabletop dancing as the music is ramped up after midnight. Edem is a long-standing favourite, with fresh fish and various lamb dishes served around a sunny courtyard pool. Philippi serves trad Greek food at trad Greek prices, while the Belvedere Hotel boasts Greece's only Nobu, for authentic Japanese finesse.
Although it is primarily aimed at couples, children of all ages are welcome here, and the adjacent beach and the relative seclusion are big draws. Cots and babysitting are available on request. Children under 12 stay for free in rooms that can accommodate a cot or extra bed. There are also kids DVDs in the library.
Cots Available, Family Rooms
Babysitting available by arrangement
Baby cots available on request. Car seats/Booster for arrival/departure transfers. Baby chairs in the restaurant
Remember baby and child equipment may be limited or need pre-booking
Special menu can be prepared by our chef upon request
Children's books and games.