Grace Mykonos

Agios Stefanos, Mykonos, Greece
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Grace Mykonos

Agios Stefanos, Mykonos, Greece

A seriously stellar hotel for the Mykonos party set seeking a glamorous pad just minutes out of town

A seriously stellar hotel for the Mykonos party set seeking a glamorous pad just minutes out of town

This boutique beachside hotel is aptly named, for it simply oozes style. Reopened after a complete facelift, the crisp design lines were overseen by Athenian architect, Nikos Travasaros. There's nothing showy or pretentious about the place; it's just effortlessly attractive, cleverly designed and ... well, graceful.

The atmosphere is cool and serene, with woven headboards and burnished occasional tables breaking up the chic white décor which faces you everywhere. The 25 superb rooms are cleverly laid out over five levels so that almost all of them look out onto Agios Stefanos beach and the island of Delos beyond. Sun worshippers will be in heaven, stretching out on one of the poolside futons, or chilling out down at the beach a minute’s stroll away. And it's perfectly placed for party-goers, just far enough out of Mykonos town to escape the noise of the vibrant nightlife, but near enough so that you can dip into the clubbing scene after a 10-minute taxi ride.

Highs

  • Location location location!
  • Airy minimalist rooms with high-quality furnishings and long views – all but two room categories come with a plunge pool
  • Superb service from genuinely friendly staff, there's 24 hour reception, concierge services and room service too
  • Clever design details everywhere
  • The tranquil ambiance

Lows

  • The nearest beach is Agios Stefanos which isn’t one of the island’s best
  • Be prepared for a wait if you need a taxi back from town
  • We haven't seen the latest incarnation of the hotel since the recent refurbishment in person as yet; all looks most impressive however
  • Rates are creeping up, but look out for special offers

Best time to go

The hotel is open May - October; the season starts to hot up from late May to late September. However, it will still be warm enough in early May and October, when this hotel really is great value with its low season rates.

Our top tips

If you're coming on honeymoon, ask about the romantic sunset boat trip to little Venice or Delos & Rhenia isolated islands; local treats and sparkling wine included.

Great for...

Beach
Family
Romantic
Spa
  • Boutique Hotel
  • 25 rooms
  • Restaurant and bar
  • All ages welcome
  • Closed: November - April
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Spa
  • Beach Nearby
  • Pet Friendly
  • Disabled Access
  • Car not necessary
  • Parking
  • Restaurants Nearby
  • WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Guest Lounge
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Gym
  • Concierge Service
Room: 17

Rooms

The 25 ample bedrooms across five floors share a crisp white aesthetic with moulded concrete sculptures on the walls, burnished side tables, organic shaped ceramics and black trimmings (handles, pegs, lights). Every room 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/twin beds and mattresses are from the organic Cocomat company and are dressed with grey runners and woven headboards. No mod-con has been overlooked: LG plasma screen satellite TV, 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 polished concrete walls, twin basins (in most rooms) and Molton Brown products keep up the contemporary trends in the bathroom.

All bar the entry level Deluxe Rooms and the Superior Suites have a private plunge pool. For those travelling with family or friends, the Family Suite, Superior Suite and Premium Suite categories are your best option as they have double sofa beds.

Top of the range are the Grace Suite (the largest) which has an expansive private terrace and unimpeded west-facing views over Mykonos town towards Delos, and the Mykonos Suite on the top floor for maximum seclusion and 180º views from the veranda which comes with a shaded lounge area and bar.

Features include:

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathrobes
  • Coffee / tea making
  • Cots Available
  • DVD player
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Pillow menu
  • Radio
  • Safe box
  • Toiletries
  • TV
  • WiFi

Eating

The poolside restaurant and bar, offers salvation in the form of divine breakfasts and delicious lingering lunches.

Breakfast is a la carte, and perfectly suited for late risers as it runs until 11.00am. Juices are squeezed to order, there are a variety of options involving yoghurt and fruit, honey and nuts, and the coffee is delicious (or you can opt for a glass of bubbles if the mood takes you). Eggs can be all ways including omelettes filled with feta or with mushrooms, cheese and local ham, and poached eggs with smoked salmon and avocado. For those with a sweet tooth French toast, banana cake or pancakes with strawberries and chocolate praline are just the ticket.

If you're planning on staying poolside all day, your appetite is safe. From lunch to dinner, the restaurant serves up Greek favourites like tiropites (cheese pies), fava (split-pea puree) and tomato-cucumber-feta salad, as well as Mediterranean staples like falafel, 'Grace-burgers', pasta dishes and chilled gazpacho to beat the heat. The chef has a Michelin star, so you know you're getting the very best.

Dining out options are extensive, from the simple taverna next to the hotel to some swanky places in Mykonos town. Suggestions including Koursaros for fish, Byblos and Coya in Mykonos town, Alemagou (restaurant and beach club) in Ftelia, and Nikolas fish tavern in Paragka, while the Belvedere Hotel boasts Greece's only Nobu, for authentic Japanese finesse.

Features include:

  • Bar
  • Breakfast
  • Coffee maker
  • Dinner by arrangement
  • Kids' meals
  • Lunch by arrangement
  • Restaurant
  • Restaurants nearby
  • Room service
  • Vegetarian options
Eating:
Activity:

Activities

  • Stretch out beside the pool and enjoy the westward coast views; or wander down to Agios Stefanos beach for a longer swim
  • Venture into Mykonos town (Chora) for a spot of shopping: bespoke jewellery, designer clothes and original art shops, interspersed with the usual tourist tack
  • Then party the night away in one of the many bars and clubs packed into the town's tiny cobbled streets; there's a vibrant gay scene as well as plenty of retro and fancy dress extravaganzas
  • Enjoy a pamper at the hotel’s Boutique Spa with steam room, snail shower and massage
  • With transport (hired moped, taxi or taxi-boat), you can reach the island’s loveliest beaches on the south coast. Paradise, sandwiched between Super and Paranga, is where the younger party scene is at; Super Paradise, a little louder, is packed with bars but still a stunning spot; Elia is the island’s longest sandy beach, pebbly Lia is popular with the island’s gay crowd, while remote Ayios Sostis lets you get away from the masses
  • The hotel's "Bespoke" service can fix up horse-riding along the beach, cooking lessons and wine tours
  • Don't forget to pop across to the sacred isle of Delos, with its ruins of a once-magnificent ancient treasury, including a row of monumental marble lions

Activities on site or nearby include:

  • Boat trips
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Helicopter Flights
  • Historical sites
  • Horse riding
  • Museums / galleries
  • Nightlife
  • Private guided tours
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Swimming
  • Well being
  • Windsurfing

Kids

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 sofa bed.

Best for:

Babies (0-1 years), Teens (over 12)

Family friendly accommodation:

The best rooms for families of 4 are the Family Suite (two kingsize bedrooms), Superior Suites (which have either two bedrooms, or a double sofa bed in the living area) or the Premium Suites (double sofa bed in the living area). For families of 3 the Junior, Mykonos and Grace Suites have single sofa beds. All of these come with a plunge pool, and all can take a baby cot.

Cots Available, Family Rooms

Babysitting:

Babysitting available by arrangement

Baby equipment:

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

Children's meals:

Special menu can be prepared by our chef upon request

Kids Activities on site:

Children's books and games.

Distances:

  • Airport: 7 minutes
Kid Friendly:

Location

Mykonos island is part of the Cyclades Islands, southeast of Athens, and has regular ferry, hydrofoil and air connections with Athens, as well as neighbouring islands (e.g. Paros, Naxos, Santorini). Grace Mykonos overlooks Agios Stefanos beach, 1.5km north of the new port and about 5km (5-10 minutes' drive) north of Chora (Mykonos Town).

By Air
Mykonos (6km) or Athens. There are also domestic flights from Crete to Mykonos. Click on the links below for a list of airlines.

By Boat
If you are island-hopping, ferries run from Piraeus (1-2 daily, 3-5 hours) or Rafina (2-4 daily, 2-4 hours), and your closest neighbours are Syros and Tinos.

By Car
It's easy to hire a car on Mykonos, but it is a small island, and you may prefer to hire a moped, or to use taxis and taxi-boats, rather than hire a car. In high season, parking can be a nightmare. But if you want to hire a car see our car rental recommendations. The hotel offers free parking.

From the Airport/Port
The hotel can organise shared or private airport transfers. The port is only 1.5km (5 mins) away from the hotel, the airport is 7 minutes away.

Detailed directions will be sent to you once you book through i-escape.

More on getting to Greece and getting around

Airports:

  • Mykonos 6.0 km JMK

Other:

  • Beach 0.1 km
  • Shops 0.2 km
  • Restaurant 0.2 km

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