This review is a bit overdue, but we would like to share our experience staying at the BELVEDERE VILLA, as it was in a word…magical.
My partner and I stayed for a few days at the Belvedere Villa at the end of August 2012. We were initially billeted at the hotel itself, but moved to the Villa towards the end of our two-week holiday.
The experience at the Villa pretty much made our trip last summer. It was the icing on the cake, so to speak. The location of the Villa is unparalleled on the island, in my opinion. The Villa is located a short walk (500 meters) from the hotel, so it is technically (and conveniently) in town, although you don’t feel like it is as it is so quiet. What the Belvedere Villa affords you is the sense of space and ultimate privacy. It is easy to forget that you are actually just a short walk into the buzzy Mykonian nightlife. That’s what makes the Villa so special. It creates the impression that you are in your own quiet haven, but in reality, you have the convenience of dipping in and out of the action so easily.
Aesthetically, the Villa shares many of the same design features as the new rooms of the Belvedere (luxurious, modern, uncluttered, with all the creature comforts you can think of). If you have stayed at the Belvedere's new rooms and liked them, you will love the rooms in the Belvedere Villa! The folks over at the Belvedere have taken things several notches higher here, but still very much in keeping with the overall aesthetic of the hotel. One thing the Villa has that the hotel does not is the amazing and unobstructed views of the Aegean Sea. The Villa literally sits on the cliff overlooking the water. Waking up to the uninterrupted sea view every morning was simply priceless. My partner and I would pretty much spend the day lounging under the sheltered veranda by the glorious infinity pool. Dipping in and out of the cool water, sunbathing, listening to our music on the Bose system. It was such a relaxing experience. Best of all, you had the place pretty much to yourselves. So there was no need to make small talk with other hotel guests (sometimes you just want to switch off! :))
The Villa is pretty much brand new, so everything looks and feels pristine. Service staff comes in regularly to make sure your bedroom and bathroom (as well as all the livings areas) are kept clean and spotless. At night, there was a security guard in the Villa, so you sleep without having the slightest bit of worry. Breakfast was served every morning in the hotel, so we would have a 4-minute stroll into the hotel and have our breakfast there. Not an issue, at all.
The experience of staying here is completely different from staying at the hotel itself (which we love, too). It really depends on what you are looking for in your holiday. We would absolutely recommend the Belvedere Villa to the discerning Mykonian traveller who appreciates top-notch service and beautiful design aesthetics, but also puts a premium on personal space and tranquility. It’s like being in your own private amazing seaside sanctuary, Belvedere-style.
A big thank you to the gracious General Manager Christofer Vonglis, who left no stone unturned ensuring our stay was simply perfect; and the lovely Eleni and Alexandra for their assistance and smiles that brightened up our summer. R + C
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- Belvedere Mykonos
- Hotel Belvedere Mykonos, Greece
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