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“Lovely Hotel.” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Vanilla Hotel
Ranked #14 of 21 Hotels in Ornos
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56 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Lovely Hotel.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2013

I was very pleased with this hotel. The location is absoloutly perfect. The room is clean and the pool is small but very neat. The hotel is 5mins walk to Ornos beach, 10mins by bus to the center. Very helpful front desk, they will guide and help with anything. I ordered pick up from the airport. A really neat service and cheap (30-40EUR)
Ornos beach is very beautiful and the have the best restaurants around.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank NeveQ
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Driffield, England, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2013

Our departure from Mykonos was cancelled by Easyjet last Wednesday due to the French Air Traffic Controllers strike and the staff at Vanilla went into overdrive to help us deal with the situation. Having received notification as we were travelling to Mykonos airport that our flight was cancelled we had to turn back and return to The Vanilla Hotel, Ornos. The manager couldn't be more helpful as we tried to make alternative arrangement to get home, we eventually got a flight on Saturday. We were able to stop at Vanilla for the extra three nights in the same room and on the Saturday he provided us, free of charge, with a lift to the airport, printed off our boarding cards and made of extra nights in Mykonos as stress free as possible. 5star for the original booking, now 100star for the extra help provided. This was our second visit to Vanilla in three years and we loved it then and love it even more now!!!

Room Tip: Rooms 11-14 have patio doors that open on to the swimming pool!!!
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Steve I
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Driffield, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
51 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2013 via mobile

Second time at vanilla and it is as good as the first time if not better. Our room was at the back of the hotel and as we opened the patio doors we were right next to the pool. Fresh sheets and towels everyday and the lively people who run the hotel couldn't make you feel more welcome. Just across the road is the path down to Ornos beach, just a two minute walk. Can't wait to come back really soon as we love it here. Thanks for a really good eight days!!!

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Steve I
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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234 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2013 via mobile

We just had 2 weeks at the Vanilla Hotel and what a wonderful holiday it has been the hotel was very quiet so perhaps we have visited at the best time .the rooms were cleaned and changed everyday and to a standard higher than any hotel wehave visited in Greece n over 20 years of visiting this wonderful country . Perhaps a more varied breakfast would have been nice but not a point to complain really . The staff were wonderful friendly and dedicated the receptionist Jenny is a pleasure and a but of a nutcase a pleasure to be around . Negatives none positives way to many to speak of recommended in every way . as for Jenny a sandwich short of a picnic enjoy Thailand at the seasons end

Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Auxi Le Chateau
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34 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2013

A small family run hotel, with exceptional staff, nothing was too much for them, pointing out places to visit, where to eat, the 2 cleaning ladies also sorted out the breakfast, as well as doing the bedrooms,and washing down the walls of the courtyard. we had fresh sheets every 2 days, room was thoroughly cleaned each day. Blue pool/beach towels where available from reception with no deposit. Fridge in room had some fizzy sodas and water for resonable charge plus plenty of room to keep a couple of beers and a bottle of wine. Shower was a little tight, with low shower head, but a good ventilation system which worked ,when ever the bathroom light was on.Our room was decorated in shades or cream, which is very much our taste. We have seen the other critisims but really the room is only for sleeping and washing in.

Breakfast was fairly standard, tinned fruit, honey, cereals, scrambled eggs, little sausages and bottled sliced mushrooms,but with fresh greek yoghurt and lovely fresh bread. A pot of tea available if asked for.

Much to our surprise our tablet worked exceptionally well and it isn't one with a piece of fruit on it, those worked well as everyone who was staying seemed to have one.

The sea water pool, was very nice to swim in, colder than expected, but in the afternoon the outside shower was quite warm if you were the first to use it.

Ornos beach is close enough and far enough away. The bakery just up the road had the best coffee (americano) and we chose a greek pastry savoury and sweet most days for lunch, also brought home their corn flour loaf with pumpkin seeds, it is also very reasonable. There are also 2 little supermarkets, the one by the bakery had a nice supply of everything, the other down the road to the beach was more geared to holidaymakers, but again very friendly.

The clients were wide mix of Europeans, Americans, Canadians and either Japanese or Chinese, which was very nice.

The only thing we didn't like was the fact in Greece you are allowed to smoke practically everywhere, our room had a slight smokers smell, but we had our doors and windows open, and this went after 2 days. Plus the minor inconvience of no plug for the sink.

Room Tip: take a universal sink plug with you, our sink was lovely and large, but had to use a flannel to stop...
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank Gillian B
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Athens, Greece
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10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2012

Stayed there only for a weekend in August. Thanks God!

I am wondering how they can charge so much for such kind of room. We had a pool noisy room with no privacy..everyone around the pool (and not only!!) could look right in our small room which had a strange smell from the very first moment that we entered. What can I say about the even smaller bathroom with the water spreading all over the floor?

The breakfast was poor, offering the basic and both days we could not enjoy even a hot cup of coffee. Of course the breakfast room was again small with indifferent staff which was all the time in the kitchen ..it’s much better if you go to the superb bakery (3 min walk) for enjoying the local delicacies…

Which are the advantages? Only the location…it’s very close to the beach (3-4 min walk), supermarket and other stores as well as the helpful and friendly owner.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank invivo95
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Travellers are raving about these Ornos hotels

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2012

I have been going to Ornos Mykonos for the last 15 years and i will always recommend this little beach hotel as one of my favourites, not only are the staff incredibly attentive but the whole atmosphere here is Mykonos at its BEST.
I have stayed in most places in Ornos over the last 15 Years but will always come back here for a relaxing holiday experience, very close to the beach and well positioned for everything you need, immaculately clean and staff are great characters, Jenny is amazing!! probably the coolest and funniest Greek woman you will ever meet and Yiannis (Boss) is extremely helpful and just wants you to have a great holiday.
We love it here!!

Martin Lindo
George Ktistakis.

Room Tip: All good rooms with everything you need.
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank MartinL649
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Additional Information about Vanilla Hotel

Property: Vanilla Hotel
Address: Ornos 84600, Greece
Region: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Mykonos > Ornos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 21 Hotels in Ornos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Vanilla Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At the reception desk of Vanilla Hotel, the skilled staff will be at your disposal on a 24hour basis, while the discrete room service shall meet all possible needs. The organized management of the Vanilla hotel provides fax service and Internet access, transfer and exchange service, safe deposit boxes, car rental services and a private parking lot. Furthermore, Glaros hotel comprises of a living room, a breakfast - dining lounge, a TV room, an interior and an exterior bar and a restaurant with traditional Greek cuisine. On the southwestern part of the prominent island of Mykonos, the scenic village of Ornos with the picturesque natural port embellishes uniquely the crystal azure waters and the infinite sandy bay. Wandering through the stone paved alleys, among the traditional whitewashed houses, Vanilla Hotel, an elegant and functional complex, is waiting to welcome you. ... more   less 
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