We spent a week in the Vanilla hotel and had a really good time. The location is perfect, being a 2 minute walk from the beach as well as the bus stop to Mykonos town. Despite it being on sort of a main road we didn't hear much traffic although this might be different in August when all the Italians drive by on their scooters. The staff are very friendly and always happy to help. We got picked up from the airport and dropped off again. When I asked for a beach towel I immediately got one and could exchange it every day.
I have to say that our room was very small (it was no 22 on the front of the hotel) and especially the shower was really too small. The bed however was comfortable and for the price we paid we were more than happy. I would come back, but would probably ask for a bigger room next time (no 24 seemed a lot better).
Breakfast wasn't anything to write home about. The scrambled eggs were very rubbery and there were some dodgy looking sausages next to the tinned mushrooms. However, once I discovered the Greek yoghurt with (tinned) peaches and honey, I was more than happy again so as per usual it's just what you make of it. This is not a 5* hotel so you can't really expect 5* star food and accommodation. But the staff were definitely 5* friendly and helpful and the location is excellent.
We had a fantastic time on the island and really loved the laid back restaurants on the beach, as well as the cocktail bars in Mykonos town. We're already planning our trip back next year and we might well stay in the Vanilla hotel again, as you can't beat it for value for money I think. All the other places are a lot more expensive and you don't really spend that much time in the hotel anyway, so a definite recommendation!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Vanilla Hotel Mykonos/Ornos