My husband and I have just arrived back from a week at the Petasos Beach. This is our 5th stay at the hotel. We don't normally go back to the same place but having tried so many other hotels and locations for quality downtime it is hard not to go back to Petasos.
It ticks every box. Great accommodation, simple yet elegant. The rooms are contemporary design but with a touch of luxury. The attention to detail has been considered where so many other hotels let you down. Great shower, shutters to help ensure it is dark and effective air conditioning. Quality bedding and very very comfortable mattress. All of this is important for a good night rest.
The breakfast is excellent and great choice of food to suit everyone. Very fresh. If you want something they will try their best to make it. The setting for breakfast is just lovely, so nice you will not want to leave. You sit on the terrace watching the waves and boats. Very nice way to start the day.
Pool area is lovely. We had a private pool and that is also a nice experience but the main pool hangs over the cliff edge offering lovely views and a nice breeze in the heat.
Location is one of the best things. So many nice hotels today are in the middle of no where. Not Petasos. It is 2 mins from the beach with around 10 bars and restaurants all serving wonderful food. None of them are bad. You can also walk from this beach to two other beaches (over the rocky path at the end of the beach) where you will find wonderful, less busy, great greek food.
In the evening you can also jump on the bus (outside the hotel) and be in the amazing Mykonos town in 10 mins. The bus is every 30 mins in the evening so ideal. The town is wonderful and there are plenty of reviews. Must do's are a cocktail at Little Venice and a meal at Katrina's (oldest restaurant in town).
The gym is average at the Petasos if you can be bothered using it. It isn't the best gym in a hotel I have come across but there are a few basics if you need them but most people don't go to Mykonos to go to the gym!
Finally, the staff. They are what makes this hotel amazing. I have stayed in some of the worlds best hotels where the staff make you feel as if they are doing you a favour. At Petasos they genuinely care and want you to have the best time. Nothing is a problem and everything is done with a smile. They have the same staff year on year which not many hotels can claim and this tells you something about the way the place is managed.
If you are going to Mykonos then pay a little extra and book this hotel. We have stayed at a few of the other 5 stars in Mykonos before finding this place and they don't come close. If you want relaxing time with easy access to what the island has to offer then this ticks all the boxes.
We will be back again next year - May/June and Sept are the best times as it is not too hot and not crazy busy. Even if you do go in high season Petasos offers a sanctuary from the otherwise busy busy island of Mykonos.
Mr & Mrs Adams
they are all great but worth getting a pool if you can afford the extra!
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