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“Best sunset view in town”
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Vencia Hotel
Ranked #8 of 82 Hotels in Mykonos Town
Certificate of Excellence
Frankfurt, Germany
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“Best sunset view in town”
Reviewed 27 August 2014

The hotel is absolutely beautiful with breathtaking views to Mykonos town and to the sunset. Lovely pool area but you must go there early if you wish to get a place in the sun (or under the umbrella). Service throughout the hotel is very friendly with one exception. There is an elderly Greek lady who speaks only Greek (must be some sort of owner, otherwise hard to believe why people let her go around insulting hotel guests) and I witnessed a scene between her and another hotel guest in the pool area regarding the curtains of one of the sunbeds. It was completely unnecessary and ended up with one very unhappy hotel guest who will quite surely not return to this hotel.

Food in this hotel is very good and you do have the best sunset view as it is a bit higher on a hill. A walk to the town is supposed to take only five-ten minutes but prepare for longer because it is so beautiful that you must stop every two minutes to take photos.

Transportation from/to the airport/port costs five euro extra. I think at a rate of 200€/night that could be included. Special coffee during breakfast also costs an extra 3.50€. Again, at that rate it could be included. Otherwise breakfast was fine. Not super great variety but enough something for every taste.

I love the decoration in the room and the rooms are also quite spacious. Bathroom is the worst part, very small and nothing really extra there but worked fine for me. The bed was very comfortable. The hotel is located next to a busy street so bring earplugs if you are a light sleeper. At least in my room I could hear the traffic quite well.

All in all it was a nice stay and I would probably choose to stay again. Maybe outside the peak dates though to get a bit cheaper price.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled solo
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 26 August 2014

We stayed at Vencia Hotel a couple of weeks ago and it was excellent. Its a family run hotel and the staff are very friendly and helpful. We loved the infinity pool, which has a fabulous view over Mykonos and Dimitri the barman at the pool bar, who is very welcoming and plays the best music! The rooms were a reasonable size and very clean. The restaurant is also good and again, the service excellent. We would definitely go back again.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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London, England
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Reviewed 24 August 2014

We spent three days here in high August. The hotel seemed to us to be perfectly situated - within striking distance of the extraordinary white maze of shops and bars that is Mykonos Town (10 minutes' walk to the centre; 15 minutes down to the sea-front at Little Venice), but above and apart from it. The town's boast that its close-knit network of lanes is impervious to winds, however strong, struck us as a curious one in the summer heat; by contrast, if there is a breeze, the hotel's terrace is well-placed to take advantage of it. And what a view!
The clientele was a mixed bag; plenty of couples (of both persuasions), but also families; several nationalities represented. The pool is beautiful, but does not really lend itself to a full range of young children's games (splashing dive-bombing etc); however, our teenagers loved hanging over the edge and gazing down to the sea. Everyone seems pleased to be staying and people make an effort to behave properly - so, despite the relatively limited number of sun-beds, there is a welcome absence of the territorial acquisitiveness and drive for lebensraum that is so often the curse of the Continental pool-side.
We experienced both the junior suites and the sea-view rooms. The former were a bit roomier and offered free conditioner(!), but both were scrupulously clean and very comfortable. For those who are anxious that they may lose touch with the real Greece in such luxurious surroundings, the plumbing is reassuringly Hellenic and one is instructed to dispose of lavatory paper in the (regularly emptied) bins. The air-conditioning worked perfectly.
The restaurant provided food that was good, though not startlingly so. We tended to have lunch at the hotel and to descend to the town for dinner. There was a wide choice at breakfast, but two innovations that might make a significant difference would be freshly squeezed orange juice and really good strong coffee.
However, for us (as, it would appear, for so many others), what really makes the hotel stand out is its exceptional service. The exemplary efficiency of the staff is immediately apparent, even before one arrives; their charm and friendliness take a little longer to sink in, but is equally impressive. At the end of our stay we travelled on to Andros, and our return ferry to Mykonos arrived 8 hours before our flight back to London left. Although we were no longer resident, the hotel not only welcomed us back to lounge around the pool all afternoon, but went so far as to arrange for our transport from the port to the hotel and from the hotel to the airport. Our final day was thereby transformed from a hot, grim and dusty struggle into a genuine pleasure.
The hotel willingly books tickets for a three hour excursion to Delos any morning or evening, which we would highly recommend. It is one of the world’s great archaeological sites (a commercial version of Pompeii), but little visited because it is accessible only from Mykonos. Our guide was an archaeologist and art historian who had spent 10 years at Athens University and was full of enthusiasm. Even in the evening, the sun is very hot in August and any available sun-cream, hats or parasols should be pressed into service.
On a much smaller scale, we also much enjoyed popping into “Lena’s House”, the traditional home of a wealthy Mykonian, to be found in Enoplon Dynameon Street, just next to the Maritime Museum. There is no entry charge and a complete tour can be effected in two minutes, since there are only three rooms. The house is largely ignored by the crowds that swirl around and past it every day, and the lady sitting on the chair by the entrance appears delighted to answer any questions.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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East Lansing, Michigan
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Reviewed 19 August 2014

As part of our four day mini-honeymoon to Mykonos, we reserved the Private Sunset View Table. The dining experience we had at Vencia Boutique Hotel was incredible! The food was amazing (you need to eat the homemade Mykonian cheese pies!), the service was extraordinarily friendly (especially compared to other places in Mykonos), and the view is unbelievable because of the altitude and unique location! Also, the price compared to the quality was very reasonable and the hosts gave us a piece of their homemade lemon pie as compliments; which was delicious, and back-and-forth pick-up with private shuttle! Absolutely worth the visit; next time we are in Mykonos we will also be staying at the hotel!

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 August 2014

what a beautiful and clean hotel. we were very impressed by how welcoming the front desk were and how beautiful our rooms were. The view was amazing and it was a short walk to town. it was a lot of steps but, that's given if you want some distance from the town center. We truly enjoyed our trip and loved any second in Mykonos.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 August 2014

From the moment you book with Vencia, Stella in reservations is there to make the stay as easy as possible. When u arrive at the hotel the front desk is amazingly helpful and delightful to deal with. The room was amazing value and the cleanest we stayed at in Europe - better than all the 5 star hotels by a long shot. Make sure u try Dimitri's cocktails at the pool bar! So many other things to commend but needless to say, I HIGHLY recommend this hotel! Looking forward to returning to Vencia when we return to Mykonos.

  • Stayed July 2014
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 August 2014

From our airport transfer, where the driver provided us with bottled water and cool face cloths, we could tell this was going to be a very high-service hotel.

Stella and her team run an excellent operation at Vencia, and can't do enough to help and guide.

The infinity pool is outstanding, looking over the old town and then the sea. The view takes your breath away when you first see it. There's a variety of sunbeds around the pool; sunbeds, chairs, with parasols, 4-poster beds, beanbags etc. Everything is of high quality. There could maybe be a few more beds with shade - we would sometimes get up early to bag beds with a parasol as these only make up maybe a third of the total.

The pool bar, run by Dimitar, is a delight. He makes great cocktails, brings food down to your sunbed from the kitchen (full cooked lunch menu available, anything from swordfish steak to pasta to salads to souvlaki to omelette and chips) and is generally very warm and friendly. Get on his good side, and we started receiving the occasional free milkshake or meze platter. Like Stella, Dimitar really knows how to look after his guests.

The breakfast buffet is lovely, offering pastries, fruits, cheese, meats, smoked salmon, cooked breakfasts, breads, and for some reason - but somehow works - little squares of cold pizza.

The rooms are of a high standard. Shampoo and shower gel is provided (not conditioner, if that matters to you). The air conditioning is great; only works when you're in the room but we kept ours at 16°C, which was a blessed relief from the 40°+ outside, and made it much easier to sleep. There's an electronic safe in each room, free of charge. There's also a fridge which we mainly used for bottled water, because we were advised not to drink from the taps. Housekeeping is daily and never failed to clean our room, even when we didn't surface one day until 2pm.

My only criticism of the rooms is the electrical setup. All electrics, except the fridge, require the magnetic room key to be in a slot by the door to run. This means we could only charge our phones/Kindle/toothbrush etc. when we were in the room. We took to unplugging the fridge so we could use that socket while we were out. This is such a small thing though, it is hugely outweighed by the many positives.

There were a few very young children here, but it's not really a family hotel - much better for couples, and maybe small groups of friends. Didn't see a single teenager all week, and I can't imagine it really suiting them, although there is no policy restricting any age of guest. It is a fairly intimate atmosphere though.

We've never been the sort to do the same holiday year after year - there is so much of the world to see! - but this is the first time we have said we would come back next year to stay in the same hotel. It was that perfect.

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Vencia Hotel
Address: Agios Eleftherios, Mykonos Town 846 00, Greece
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Region: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Mykonos > Mykonos Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Mykonos Town
#4 Romantic Hotel in Mykonos Town
#5 Luxury Hotel in Mykonos Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Vencia Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 33
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Vencia boutique hotel is a four star (4****) hotel which has been fully renovated in 2007, situated 10 min walk from Mykonos town. An elegant combination of colours and furniture has created an environment of hotel relaxation, comfort and luxury. The outdoor swimming pool offers an outstanding view of the town and the port, giving you the feeling that the Aegean Sea is the continuation of the hotel's pool. ... more   less 
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