This review is actually for the Petinos Apartments which is part of the Petinos group (Petinos Hotel, Petinos Beach Hotel, Nassaki Hotel and Palladium Hotel) all in Platys Gialos. Sorry if you want a review for the Petinos Hotel but Trip Advisor do not have a page for the apartments so I am leaving my review here. For all you wanting a review of the hotel, we found the reception staff very helpful, the public areas clean but a trifle stuffy and the central garden and water feature attractive. The internet suite seemed a little expensive - perhaps the hotel should consider free wifi as a benefit for its guests?
So, onto the apartments. The apartments are a three minute walk from the hotel/beach and our bags were taken up the hill to the apartments by the hotel staff whilst we checked in at the hotel (an efficient service all round).
The apartment consisted of: a small terrace with 2 chairs and a table; a bedroom with twin beds, 2 bedside tables, two chairs, a small table, a dressing table with large mirror; a tiny kitchen area with fridge/freezer compartment, 2 electric ring ‘cooker’ (one ring tiny, one medium size), sink and an assortment of utensils, plates, glasses etc.; and a bathroom with shower, toilet, sink and hair dryer with shaving socket. There was a set of patio doors, with louvered shutters, onto the terrace.
The apartments appeared a little 1980’s in decor and the word ‘adequate’ would describe them perfectly. They had free air conditioning and a free electronic safe. The room was cleaned every day, with clean towels every day and clean sheets 2/3 times per week.
The apartments do not have their own pool but you can use the pool at the Petinos Beach Hotel (3 minute walk away). The cooking facilities are extremely limited, but we had no intention of cooking anyway. There was one tiny pan and one very large pan, and that was about it.
Platys Gialos beach is lovely. The sun loungers were 4 or 5 Euros each (with umbrella) and you could get served drinks and food at most of them. There are regular boats to the other nearby beaches (including Paranga, Paradise, Super Paradise and Elia) for between 5 and 7 Euros return. The boat journey was great fun, and the beaches were all lovely.
There are regular buses from Platys Gialos to Mykonos Town (1.60 Euros one way, or 2 Euros after midnight). The first bus from Platys Gialos is around 8am, with the late bus leaving Mykonos Town at 3am. The buses range in comfort from the ancient charabanc to a modern air-conditioned coach. You can buy tickets from the shops or from a machine at the bus station. You can pay on board, but it is easier to buy your ticket first as some of the drivers can be less helpful than others. The journey into town takes about 15 minutes. You can journey on to other destinations (mainly the beaches named above). There are very few taxis on the island (for the record, it costs around 8-10 Euros to get from Mykonos Town back to Platys Gialos) and lots of visitors hire mopeds/quad bikes during their stay.
Mykonos Town is very, very attractive with loads of shops, restaurants and bars. You simply must visit the town; we went every night and loved it.
Now, be prepared for how much things cost in Mykonos. It is on the expensive side, so make sure you plan ahead. Try the gyros or crepes for a low cost alternative to restaurant dining. Moussaka is a delicious and reasonably priced Greek dish and the house white wine, when chilled, is reasonably priced and perfectly acceptable. Saying that, the seafood may be pricey but it is divine....
So, to summarise. We would quite happily return to the apartments in the future. They are a budget choice. The service at the apartments was very good and the pool and beaches were lovely. The weather was just gorgeous, the people friendly and island is idyllic. We had a great holiday and would recommend the apartments.
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