All of the properties set in the hill side by Elia Beach are owned by the Myconian Collection. The benefit is that you're free to use the facilities of the other hotels. We far preferred the pool area and veranda restaurant at the Imperial, so would spend the day there. The downside is that the group has a monopoly on Elia and you're forced to buy everything from the hotels. There is no shop or even kiosk in Elia, meaning that water, coffee etc. has to be bought from the hotel bars - obviously at significant mark up. This aside, the position of the Royal Myconian makes for fantastic views. We ate in the hotel restaurant on the evening we arrived. The food was clearly a Greek interpretation of fine dining with overwrought dishes, while the dining room felt dated. Given that there was a baby grand piano in position, the decision to play electronic keyboard music was bizarre. The lobby bar was pleasant for after dinner drinks; the barman makes a good Martini. We went to breakfast a couple of times but it felt a bit like a mass feeding frenzy. While Elia Beach is beautiful, we thought it was ruined by overcrowding. The hotels cram rows upon rows of sunbeds, which makes the whole experience chaotic and far from relaxing. Our room was more basic than we'd been expecting. The bathroom needed updating but the maid service was excellent and the whole hotel very clean. The shuttle service to and from Chora was extremely useful, since its a good 20 minute drive from Elia. The last coach from the town leaves at 12.30am, we would have loved a slightly later departure. On the couple of occasions we missed the coach and decided to stay out, we had nightmarish times trying to locate taxis. There is a total scarcity of taxis on the island, something we've never experienced in Greece before. The best restaurant in Chora is M-Eating, but for simple Greek food we loved Eva's Garden. Overall an enjoyable break, but we didn't think the Royal Myconian quite lived up to its reputation.
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