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“Highly recommended!!!”
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Pelican Hotel
Ranked #28 of 82 Hotels in Mykonos Town
Certificate of Excellence
Reading, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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“Highly recommended!!!”
Reviewed 21 October 2008

We stayed here for 2 nights in late Sept 2008. At the time of booking, we decided to pay a bit more to have the upper room with bigger terrace, by reviewing those previous reviews here. It was a good decision.

The terrace comes with a wooden table and an amazing view. It was rather private compare to the rooms downstairs. The room itself has a good size, clean, stylish and is as colourful as it shows on the hotel's website. The bathroom is again with a good size.

Breakfast was decent and refreshing. Pretty good choices such as cereal, bread, boiled egg, ham, fresh fruit, yogurt, and a hot croissant as well.

We didn't bring along a laptop, but we can use the laptop located just behind the reception to freely browse everything such as weather reports, emails etc.

The staff are very nice. They helped us to take the bulky luggages to and from our room; gave us a map and explained clearly where is the town centre, the bus stop and how to go; borrowed us two big towels for use in the beach; picked us up and dropped us off to and from port and airport.

There are some minor downsides: it is located a little bit off the central area, it takes about 5-10mins downhill and 10-15 mins uphill walk to/from town centre; no swimming pool; it is quite close to the adjacent undeveloped area at the back of the hotel, which was a bit scary at night.

  • Liked — The interior design, the services offered
  • Disliked — A bit far away from town centre
  • Stayed September 2008, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 10 October 2008

This hotel is just beautiful, great room and bathroom, great view, lovely breakfast area. New and has an excellent vibe about it. Also, the staff are very friendly.

  • Liked — The room and bathroom decor
  • Disliked — No pool and abit of a hike up hill
  • Stayed September 2008, travelled as a couple
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Essex, England
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Reviewed 24 September 2008

We stayed at the Pelican for 9 nights from 9th September 2008. The hotel is very conveniently located for the town and, although it is up a steep hill, this didn’t present us with any great difficulties (although I would not want to try it in the height of summer). If venturing into town, it is worth obtaining a map from reception as we got ourselves very lost coming home on our first night.

We had arranged a transfer from the airport and this was there to meet us upon arrival. The staff were very friendly and the porter took us straight to our room. We booked a room on the upper floor which was well worth the extra money as the view was amazing. The balcony is huge and offers a small drying area. The room was very clean. Maid service was every day, with fresh towels daily. The room is not huge but big enough to avoid feeling like you are tripping over one another. The bed was a standard double and perfectly comfortable. The bathroom is well equipped and the shower worked well, with plenty of hot water on all but one occasion. The hairdryer is attached to the wall in the bathroom, which wasn’t always the most convenient place, but not a real concern. One morning we asked for the glass on our balcony doors to be cleaned and this was done by the time we returned in the evening

Breakfast was the same each morning. A lovely fresh croissant with a choice of cereals, bread, cheese, ham, eggs and beverages. All very enjoyable. Although the guests smoked outside if necessary, there was some smoke from the receptionist which was a shame.

Wi-fi access is available free in the breakfast room/lobby and could be accessed from some rooms. We could just about get it in our room (no.14) if we were lucky.

All the outside areas are kept clean and are well presented. Overall this appeared to be a very well run hotel.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Smoking
  • Stayed September 2008, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2008

My husband & I stayed at Pelican Hotel for 4 days in Sept. We absolutely loved this place! We found it through the reviews of tripadvisor and decided to give it a try. They offered the complimentary shuttle bus service to and from the port. The hotel was up at the hillside and had a lovely view over the town. Our room was exactly same as the pictures in their website. It was newly renovated and was very clean, neat and had a shared terrace with a great view. It also had a mini fridge, air conditioning & good size bathroom. There had free internet access in the lobby. But the signal was so strong that we could access the WiFi at our terrace. It was a plus! It only costed us 75 euro per day including the breakfast. Although there wasn't too much choice at the breakfast, it tasted fantastic. Especially the freshly baked croissants! The staffs were very friendly & gave us a map to show us how to get around. Again the location was really convenient. It was only 5 min walk to the bus stop where you could go to the beaches. It took 20 mins to get to the downtown area. The only minor disadvantages were there was no pool and you'd to walk uphill to the hotel. We absolutely recommend Pelican Hotel to every one who stays @ Mykonos for a good deal.

  • Liked — everything
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed September 2008, travelled as a couple
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NYC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2008

Chrissoula and Staff where wonderful. Rooms were large, new and immaculate and the bathroom was even larger, There is so much space for luggage and cloths, which is uncommon for Greek Island Hotels....I highly reccommend staying here. as it is A 5 MINUTE walk down a large hill to the center of town. There is no pool, which is a bit annoying, but there are so many beaches that take 10 minutes by bus that it really doesnt matter. You also get a beautiful sunset view....

  • Liked — EVERYHTING!
  • Disliked — That it didnt have a pool!
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled with friends
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 10 July 2008

What can I say, this hotel was wonderful. My husband and I stayed here for four nights as part of our honeymoon in June 2008. The hotel provided complimentary pickup and return to the ferry docks when we gave them advance notice which was much appreciated. We had mentioned to them that this was part of our honeymoon, and upon entering our room, we were ecstatic to discover that Chrisoula and her staff at the Pelican Hotel had left us dual chocolate heart-shaped cakes in our mini-fridge in celebration of our honeymoon. A wonderful start to our stay at the Pelican Hotel!!

We paid more for the rooms with the balcony (see photos) and were very happy with our choice. The rooms were average sized, but the shower/bathroom was much larger than we expected and was very clean. We were also very impressed by the sound-proofing of the rooms - we are light sleepers and couldn't even tell that someone was doing some tool-work outside our door until we opened our bathroom window! I have also attached photos of the 'terrace' type of rooms that are the lower-priced options for booking (and look very nice as well but don't have the higher view that a balcony room would command).

The breakfast was well-stocked. Each person receives one fresh croissant and the rest of the breakfast is buffet. The boiled eggs were fresh. The yogurt with honey and peaches were a joy. I wish I knew where they get their sliced ham, because it was so delicious.

Wireless internet was not accessible from our rooms, but a complimentary wireless signal was reachable in the breakfast/eating/check-in room and one only needs to ask the front-desk for the password. The signal was fast enough for me to use my laptop to chat with my parents in Canada over VoIP while concurrently running a web-videoconference session so that we could see each other and so that they could have a live view of our surroundings and the town from the window.

The room is up a fairly steep hill which could be an issue for those with mobility problems or the elderly, but there are stairs along most of the way up, and in a worst case scenario, one could always take a taxi to get up the hill. The property also has free parking which we availed ourselves of on one of our four nights there when we rented a car.

For those who may find this information important, although the hotel is not a 'gay' hotel per se (unlike the gay-exclusive Hotel Elysium across the road from the Pelican Hotel), I'd wager that a half or more of the guests were gay. The clientele was very mixed with families (some with kids), gay couples, straight couples, and what appeared to be a few single clientele as well. Given that my husband and I are a same-sex couple (married in Canada), we feel it's important to note that we felt that the hotel and hosts were respectful and gay-friendly, something that is becoming more important to point out as more and more countries begin to drop their exclusions of same-sex couples from marriage, and more same-sex couples begin to take honeymoons as we did. We encountered no problems at all at The Pelican hotel and were treated respectfully like any other married couple.

The only two minor downsides in our view, were the smoking in the breakfast / eating room (it was windy in Mykonos when we were there so all the windows were closed and the staff smoked a lot in the breakfast area making it difficult for us to stay in that room for long periods; I imagine if it had not been so windy that they would've smoked in the outdoor seating area). We eventually learned however that we needed to become used to the smoking throughout our European trip, as so many people smoke, and in fact Athens International Airport has open-air smoking right in the terminal. Crazy. Anyways, the only other minor point is the lack of a pool, which we thought we wouldn't want with all the wonderful nearby beaches. However, we hadn't anticipated that the strong winds would prevent us from visiting some of the beaches that we had planned to spend all of our time at. However, patrons need not worry - unofficially, the Elysium Hotel across the way had no problems allowing us to sit by / use their pool so long as we were buying drinks from the bar (nor was the pool area crowded) and my husband even availed himself of a therapeutic massage session which is offered at the Elysium. The Elysium is a gay (male)-centric hotel however, so non-gays may not feel as comfortable using their pool and facilities as we did. On windy days, there are also a few beaches that are apparently protected from the wind. An escape into town to walk among the wind-protected streets is also a good bet on a windy day. The town was literally only a minutes walk away, and we were surprised at how quickly it took us to walk from the hotel to the other side of town (5-10mins!).

Two must-do's we would highly suggest during your stay at the Pelican (for both straights and gays): spending one evening watching the sunset from the commanding view offered by the bar at the Elysium Hotel across the way. The second must-do is to catch the sunset at Caprice Bar in town (to be differentiated by Caprice Restaurant). If you can get to Caprice Bar at least an hour or hour and a half before sunset, you'll be able to find a nice table for two right at the edge of the water along the backside of the Caprice Bar, have a couple of cocktails or wine, and watch the sun set with the water literally lapping at your feet.

So - overall, I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone staying in Mykonos who doesn't mind a slight climb up to the hotel. Great hosts, clean expansive rooms, gay and straight-friendly environment, and commanding views of the town. Gays in particular can also feel comfortable availing themselves of some of the amenities offered by the Elysium Hotel across the way, including their spa services and rooftop bar. Chrisoula made our stay memorable and we will be back someday!

  • Liked — Wonderful hosts who went that extra step to make the start of our honeymoon wonderful.
  • Disliked — Smoking in common areas (but alas Greece is as much of an ashtray as is much of Europe).
  • Stayed June 2008, travelled as a couple
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Manchester
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Reviewed 7 July 2008

Lovely boutique hotel 5 minutes walk to hubub of mykonos town. Wonderful views over town and port - steep climb to reach there, however well worth the effort. High standard of accommodation, great shower. Good choice at breakfast. Would definately recommend this lovely hotel.

  • Liked — Ambience - situation, view, lovely room, great breakfast
  • Disliked — Steep climb
  • Stayed June 2008, travelled as a couple
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Property: Pelican Hotel
Address: PO Box 645, Mykonos Town 846 00, Greece
Region: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Mykonos > Mykonos Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Mykonos Town
#8 Spa Hotel in Mykonos Town
#16 Romantic Hotel in Mykonos Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Pelican Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 27
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