In September I spent a week at the wonderful Grace Mykonos Hotel a perfect month to explore – what is now one of my favourite islands.
The hotel chauffeur picked us up from the airport and whisked us straight to the hotel – to at first what is a rather unassuming reception area – entered just off a road opposite the beach. But an ice cold glass of champagne was waiting for us – and after check in we were taken on a tour of the hotel and to our room and from check in to leaving the hotel the service was perfection. The front desk was always available and the staff around the hotel couldn’t be more friendly and helpful – they are incredibly knowledgable and will recommend the best places to visit around the island along with brilliant dinner suggestions (which they will book for you), arrange hire cars etc – the list in endless.
The food at the hotel is what we called contemporary greek – perfect for vegetarians. Breakfast is fantastic, juice of the day is always seasonal and even if you don’t like what’s on the menu, you can request for virtually anything and they will make it for you if they have the ingredients. The champagne breakfast every morning sat around the pool was just wonderful.
Rooms are a minimal contemporary style, incredibly well maintained and the beds are particularly comfortable. The view from our sea view I have shown in the pictures – it was a partial sea view – but still very pretty and the view from the pool made up for the lack of view from the balcony. The room service turns down everyday leaving whimsical and inspiring notes for you as well as a sweet treat. The large bathrooms are more wet room in style and the showers are powerful and hot. The toiletries are from the island and oh-so fresh.
The pool is not large but larger than a plunge pool – there are large day beds and individual beds. The pool was not really busy whilst we were there and there was only one child in the pool – one of the reasons we booked the hotel is we understood it was mostly adults (so there would be no splashing!) around the pool is where the tables are set for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We ate lunch most days at the pool and had dinner once – on the first night – which was wonderful but we wanted to go and sample all of the restaurants on the island so didn’t repeat dinner – but it was very romantic with hurricane candles, music and a very intimate vibe.
The flexible hourly transfers from the hotel to the Old port town made the access to the nightlife very leisurely. It’s location within a short walk of the Agios Stefanos beach is ideal as well to enjoy the beautiful water and sights of the old and new ports.
We had the best week at the Grace – so good we’re almost worried to return incase a second trop is not so good!
One day we will return!