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Alkyon Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Mykonos Town 84600, Greece   |  
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Ranked #32 of 82 Hotels in Mykonos Town
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“Nice but...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

I definitely expected more from the Alkyon Hotel. It's a nice hotel, but that's it. First of all, the check-in was pretty terrifying. We had to wait for 4-ish hours for our sea-view room... but the room they gave us only had a "white-wall-view", was dirty and smelled horribly (not even sure that it was a room for hotel guests!). Since they didn't have any rooms left, we had to spend the first night there. The next day, we got the right room, which was okay (a bit small and average looking, but clean and with a very nice view). But we kinda had to fight for it...
Breakfast at Alkyon was terrible, no choice at all, the worst "breakfast-experience" I've ever had. Seriously.
Apart from that, everything was fine. Awesome location with a stunning view of Mykonos Town and the Aegean Sea (and, of course, the BEAUTIFUL sunsets!!!). It takes you 5 minutes with the car/scooter/quad to the chora, and about 15-25 minutes by foot.
But still, I'm definitely not going to stay at the Alkyon again, since I've stayed in better hotels in Mykonos, which were even cheaper.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

I booked Alkyon Hotel last May and it was the best decision.

The Room
The room was clean and very spacious for the 3 of us. It had a balcony/sitting area which allowed us to enjoy the unobstructed sea breeze and view. Wifi was also accessible from the rooms. I am usually very particular about hotel bathrooms - the bathroom was clean and simply but beautifully designed. I particular enjoyed having a tub to soak in after a long day.

The Service
Service was impeccable - from the pickup at the port to our check out, everything went smoothly. We were given great advice and help throughout our stay with regards to food/drinks/directions. The people there made it a very pleasant and comfortable vacation.

The Amenities
The amenities available are basic. But the view from the pool is to die for. The hotel is located above the town area so it offers totally unobstructed view of the sunset. It was so beautiful! I would stay there for the view alone. Breakfast was hearty and yummy! Thumbs up for not neglecting the spread!

The Location
Takes about 10-20 mins walk to the main town and we got lost quite a bit - I enjoyed the walk though!

Room Tip: Find one facing the pool/town for a great view of the town and sunset!
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Briercliffe
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Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

So this was our fourth trip back to the Alkyon and it just keeps on getting better.

Following a refurb last year this hotel now feels and looks much swisher. For us, this hotel has one of the best views across Mykonos for sunsets, yet is positioned beside a (steep!) footpath so you are in the centre of town within 5/10mins.

Add to this comfy beds, lovely staff and reasonable prices I would recommend the Alkyon to anyone wanting to visit Mykonos. The only negative is the walk/climb back up from town, but this is the price you pay for a stunning view.

And now they're serving cocktails this place just got a whole lot better! The mojito is superb!!

Can't wait to go back.

Room Tip: Request a room on the front, underneath the pool facing over the Mykonos town
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012 via mobile

Great hotel with wonderful views....they come at a cost of a slog up hill! great pool and super clean room. breakfast dull....but think this is common to many hotels here. try to get a riom with a view. october surprisingly warm with many places still open.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

Whoever assumes Mykonos is only all about partying, needs to stay at Mykonos Town.

Mykonos town is kinda the central place to stay. The island is very small and no beach is further than around a 30 min -40min drive. Mykonos town is like a welcome change from the party beaches of Paradise etc. However, the town itself is a quaint lil town, overrun by tourists and a pain to find parking or even peaceful silence.

Alkyon Hotel was perfectly located. Sophia was a pleasure to be with. Always smiling and cheerful and ready to go out of her way to make sure you are comfortable.

The sunset here was spectacular. The pool is more like for a namesake but it does its job. The place has a serene calm around it which is perfect after a long night of partying.

As people have complained about the 15min hike from the town to the place, which is justified but its worth it. Also, due to it being located kinda on the outskirts of the town, you dont face any traffic when you decide to head out towards the other beaches.

Pros: Sunset & a Peaceful setting
Cons: The hike gets irritating

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rivalta di Torino, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

We selected Alkyon hotel because of all the excellent reviews and they were all right on the mark. This is a terrific place to stay in Mykonos town, with perfect hosts. Sophia and her team are wonderful at making you feel at home straight away and they provide a nice atmosphere to relax and enjoy Mykonos.The room was spotless, the price was excellent, and the location was great. Thanks for a super stay!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hamilton, Canada
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

Our experience was excellent from start to finish. Pick up and return to the port was seamless. The property is beautifully and in excellent condition. Family owned and operated. Wonderful view and easy walk to the old town. A note of clarification that although the hotel description says coffee in the lobby, it is not clear that there is a charge for it.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Mykonos Town 84600, Greece
Location: Greece > Cyclades > Mykonos > Mykonos Town
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#15 Luxury Hotel in Mykonos Town
#17 Family Hotel in Mykonos Town
#21 Romantic Hotel in Mykonos Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Alkyon Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 20
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