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“A mixed experience” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Royal Myconian Resort & Thalasso Spa Center

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Royal Myconian Resort & Thalasso Spa Center
Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Elia
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“A mixed experience”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2014

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.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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myconiancollection, General Manager at Royal Myconian Resort & Thalasso Spa Center, responded to this review, 19 August 2014
Dear Sophie and Charlie,

We would like to thank you for taking the time to express your comments online.

Concerning your comments about the monopoly kindly note that there are also available bars and restaurant on Elia beach among with a mini market.
As far as it concerns the overcrowded Elia beach please have in mind that Elia beach is one of the most famous beaches on Mykonos island and during the summer season when the occupancy of the island reaches 100% it is crowded.
As a hotel we maintain our private section on Elia beach in which access is allowed only to our guests.

Concerning the restaurant and the hotel's decoration we would like to inform you that Royal Myconian Resort features traditional Cycladic decoration, although we have planned a renovation for the forthcoming winter.

We would also to thank you for your comments for our housekeeping department and rest assured that I will personally congratulate them for their efficient work.

We look forward to welcome you once again in our resort and have the opportunity to offer you even better memories and experiences.

Best Regards,

Ioaanis Stefanidis
Deputy General Manager
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Lebanon
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96 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014

Although it is far from the town, the hotel has a shuttle system that leaves the hotel each 1 hour to and back from town. Its private beach is beautiful and calm, ideal for families, reading, relaxing and tanning. Water activities are available in the next beaches. Rooms are clean. Room service is very quick and efficient. Breakfast buffet is rich. The only negative point to mention is that taxi is a rare commodity in this whole island! Sometimes you would wait for 2 hours to have a cab take you where you want to go. I recommend renting a car for fast transportation. Roads are easy and simple. The only hazard is that the lighting is very poor at night on the roads across the island.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a sea view it is a must !
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank CaroleMassa
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014

From the moment we arrived we were made to feel like treasured guests - Effiie the guest relations manager was on hand to outline the hotel's facilities and make recommendations about restaurants in town (which she booked for us) and local sights. She suggested that we head to the beach that afternoon as the next day's forecast was for strong winds - this proved to be a great suggestion as it was the one chance we had to swim at the beach (reached by hotel shuttle) during our stay. The regular hotel bus service to Mykonos town is a great service - the timetable changes daily in response to guest numbers/need but Effie always saw us at breakfast and handed us the current one. I loved the spa facilities and enjoyed the private use (i was the only one in there) of the indoor pool. I especially liked the daily poolside visits by the spa staff who would give you free mini treatments (moisturiser application, hair spas) at your sunbed. The pool is filled with sea water which is much kinder on your eyes and skin and more pleasant to swim in. The bar staff were polite and helpful including (at the main bar) Stefanos, who was everything you want in a barman, generous with the drinks ('let me top you up'), good-humoured, full of interesting anecdotes, and unflaggingly friendly. The room was top notch - clean, well stocked with all necessary amenities and with a view of the Aegean that was jaw dropping - I never got tired of looking at it. Elia is also lovely and quiet so if you want to just relax and enjoy the sunshine and amazing beach views this is the location. This was the best hotel we stayed at in Greece and I would definitely come back here.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank PraniWest
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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014

Stayed here in June with my Mother, daughters and Grandaughter "Sofia". The hotel is welcoming and the staff are incredible. No complaints at all, nothing was ever too much trouble. The beech is lovely and the hotel have a mini bus taking clients up and down to the beech all day, as its quite a steep hill. The hotel has allocated free sun loungers to the left of the beech with staff serving drinks. My Grandaughter was only 20 months old and the staff made such a fuss of her, kisses and cuddles for some of her special staff!!. A hotel to visit again. Hello to Panos and Effie thanks for a great holiday.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Mstpeters
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2014 via mobile

We arrived by ferry and booked the hotel transfer, the bus (a must) as not located in town.

When we arrived panos and Effie welcomed us, and ran us thru the hotel. Both are wonderful people, and made our stay fabulous.

Pool has a bar.

Wow we had room 313, hot tub on balcony with 4 sunbeds and a table. View of beach and pool from the balcony and hot tub.

Geogio in restaurant is great at helping you choose dishes.

Breakfast was great, staff are wonderful.

Issues: if you want to go and party you need your own transport, as bus end as 12.30am. Taxis are limited only 22 in total.
- bathrooms could do with a makeover.
- go beach hopping
- visit nammos bar but it is expensive.
- see a subset in Mykonos old port wow.

We will return with little ones one day. Thank you Royal for a wonderful time

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Icook123
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Chicago
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124 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

I arrived at the Royal Myconian with only the pictures I've seen online when my friends and I booked it months back. I had no idea what to expect, other than I'm sure it would be fabulous and picturesque. No picture could possible do the real thing justice. We all were in amazment at the view just from the lobby entrance. Upon arrival we were greeted by a plethora of people and checked in very quickly. The FOH manager was very accomodating to our needs as we had three people in one room and two in the other. Making sure our rooms were as close as possible and still ensuring us the space we needed to stay comfortably. we were walked to our rooms by an associate and given a tour of the hotel. She then escorted us to our rooms, our view was out of this world. I have been to many hotels and many lovely places but the view of the Aegean from our suite was out of a story book. I could not emphasize enough how great of a location this hotel was for those looking for an escape. Our room was spotless and very well appointed. Every person we encountered, from the waiters to the front desk staff, was wonderful and could not have been more hospitable or courteous.

They have their own private beach which was great. There is a shuttle that takes you up and down from the lobby to the beach basically whenever you need. Just be sure to stop by the SPA and get some towels for the beach. One of the best perks was the every hour on the hour bus service into Mykonos Town. That was extremely helpful, seeing as though the island has about 30 cabs. No joke, 30 give or take, and getting into a bidding war after you find a cab can certainly happen. The bus can fill up quickly, especially when in Mykonos Town back to the hotel so be sure to be there at the old port pick up area about 15 minutes prior to departure or you might not get a seat. Also their breakfast is top notch and has basically everything you could ask for, including mimosas so that is a big plus.

All in all, I dream of going back to this hotel. The feeling I had when I walked out onto our private balcony was unprecedented. There is not one negative thing to say about the Royal Myconian, period. From beginning to end it was nothing short of perfect.

Room Tip: Make sure you get a room with view on the 5th floor.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank cityboyctr
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Chennai (Madras), India
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50 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014 via mobile

I would love to say that it's the place where hospitality is at it's best and they are waiting to help you out
Everything is perfect from the spa to ambience of the rooms
The location and the view from the rooms is superb

Had an amazing stay
Thanks

Stayed May 2014
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1 Thank ritesh_gia
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Property: Royal Myconian Resort & Thalasso Spa Center
Address: Elia 84600, Greece
Region: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Mykonos > Elia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Elia
#5 Luxury Hotel in Elia
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Elia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Royal Myconian Resort & Thalasso Spa Center 5*
Number of rooms: 128
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