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Alkyon Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Mykonos Town 84600, Greece   |  
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Ranked #33 of 86 hotels in Mykonos Town
Athens, Greece
1 review
“A wonderful stay in Mykonos”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2010

This hotel is apsolutely gorgeous!When we first arrived in Mykonos there was somebody waiting for us to tske us to this fantastic hotel.We were given a very warm welcome from Sophia when we entered the hotel.Our room was spacious modern and was offering a very nice veranda where you could look the town and the port.

Breakfast was delicious with a big variety to choose.

All the day we spent it in the hotel's swimming pool which is another hotel tip.

I definitely recommend it to everybody who wants a very nice hotel with a very friendly staff at a great price!

When I return to Mykonos I will definitely stay there again!!!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2010

We have just spent 6 fantastic nights at the Alkyon hotel. We were picked up from the port and were driven to the airport on our very sad departure. We cannot say enough how lovely and helpful Sofia and her family were, nothing was a problem.
Sophia advised on places to see, great restaurants and organised our bike and car as there were 6 adults travelling. Our room was big newly refurbished, clean and the best view ever looking over the town of Mykonos. The cleaning staff were excellent and very friendly. The hotel is well positioned as we find staying in the heart of town can be very noisy, and you would never have a view as the Alkyon does. The pool area is sensational and the breakfast is a good start to the day, you must try the yoghurt!!! There was nothing we disliked about this hotel we would recommend this to anyone going to Mykonos. We are hoping to travel next year to one of the most beautiful islands there is and will definitely be staying at the Alkyon. Sophia until we meet again thankyou for sharing your beautiful hotel with us.

Gail and Greg, Bondi Australia

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Madrid, Spain
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2010

Hi! I was in Mykonos for the first time this summer, I went with my Boyfriend and stayed in Alkyon hotel, I would like to mention first that this is the first time I write recommending a hotel. It is located walking distance (very near) of Chora the capital and also city center but far enough to have the best view of the island (really breathtaking) and to be able to relax without all the noise of the center. Sofia, the owner, will not only attend you personally, but will make sure you don´t have to move a finger, she makes you feel better than at home. A driver picks you up from the airport and leaves you there or at the port for your departure for free. Free high speed inernet access in the rooms. It has a very nice pool and the view is undescribable, you have breakfast every morning looking at the ocean and the city. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

  • Stayed August 2010, 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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Orlando, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2010

A group of 9 friends and I visited Alkyon last month and had the most amazing time! Upon our arrival, Sophia and her brother picked us up from the marina to shuttle us back to the hotel and were incredibly inviting from the start. Sophia set us up in our rooms and suggested places to eat (Alexis was one, is within walking distance, and quickly became our favorite) and modes of transportation. We opted for ATVs (a great way to see the town and cheaper than cabs, etc) and she quickly set us with a very near by vendor. The entire stay was just as accommodating as the first day! The amount of love that the family puts into their hotel is admirable and should be commended.

Our trip was very short but our rooms were very clean, the hospitality was amazing, and the staff was accommodating. The sunset is one of the most amazing I've ever seen; the pool was the perfect hang out for us during our down time; and waking up with breakfast on the balcony was a perfect. start to the day. This hotel comes highly recommended by myself and the 9 others I traveled with. If I ever make it back to Mykonos, I will definitely be staying at Alkyon as well as recommending it to all friends and family! THanks to Sophia and her family for everything-- it's greatly appreciated!

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, Canada
1 review
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2010

To anyone who says "This is one of the best hotels we've ever stayed in in!", I have one thing to say to you:

"You need to get out more......."

Having travelled extensively, I can honestly say that i have never come across a WORSE ATTITUDE at any hotel, anywhere in the world........

The view from the pool was the best thing about the place. The rest was very poor......Sadly, the view from OUR room resembled a bad day in Beirut......

The Alkyon was expensive by Greek standards, but nothing prepared us for the sheer bloody mindedness of the arrogant young woman who ran the hotel for her parents. Despite staying 11 days (and new rooms becoming available every day) the so called "wonderful Sofia" refused to move us from our cramped room with shoddy bathroom and "waste-tip" view for our entire stay. Her attitude was inhospitable, arrogant, cold and unwelcoming...

When my friend asked if she was indeed the celebrated "Sofia" mentioned by so many reviews on this site, she denied it........She even denied who she was to our British travel agent, who called up from London, horrified that we were being treated so badly....Believe me, she was Sofia.

The Alkyon's website claims that "All rooms have views." As our experience proved, this is completely untrue......Thus it contravenes all the Trade Descriptions Acts right across the globe...

The breakfast every day was naff...tinned peaches, rubbery "joke-looking", unappetising scrambled eggs - not even the ability to toast some bread! Bare minimum, no effort put in, boring in the extreme...

When we visited the hotel down the road (same price) it proved such a stark contrast, in its warm welcome and smiling faces, that it almost reduced us to tears.......we ended up feeling like abused children, who didn't know why they were being treated so appallingly.....

Bottom line is that Sofia was overstretched and over stressed. As paying customers, we were treated with disdain. It left a very bad taste in the mouth, and not a great memory of the island. Shame, because it remains one of the most beautiful places on this earth. But gorgeous scenery alone, does not make a holiday....... Hotel Hospitality is paramount on any trip...

In all honesty, The Alkyon is probably the worst hotel I have EVER stayed in. The people running it appeared miserable most of the time and looked like they're doing customers a favour. There is no big welcome, very little courtesy. It actually made me question reviews on this website....because none of it rings true!

Spend your money at The Alkyon at your own risk. There are many other fine and welcoming hotels on Mykonos where you'll be treated much bettter.....You have been warned.....Oh and for the record, we weren't the only people complaining...there was a steady queue of disgruntled guests at Sofia's desk most days.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2010

I stayed at the Alkyon for 19 fantastic days and as always my feedback is nothing but positive, a few people staying at the hotel were also regulars who agreed the Alkyon is like your home away from home…… except with an amazing view!!!!!

From reading those “few” not so positive reviews, I can’t help feel those people were expecting the Hilton. Having seen many hotels in Mykonos within the same price/location as the Alkyon, I can tell you now nothing comes close to what Sophia and her family offer, a personalised and friendly service and a superb hotel.

For those people that booked through their travel agent, we all know what they promise is not always what we get!!!! and those who comment how steep the inconvenient the walk is to town “you can’t have the best of both worlds” either you want an amazing view or be stuck in town with the hustle and bustle and continuous noise from party goers at 5am!!!

The Alkyon has a great breakfast which you can enjoy overlooking beautiful Mykonos town, they also offer menus behind the desk where you can order in lunch/dinner from various restaurants (FYI the Obati menu is awesome and Alexis gyros are great value) convenient if you don’t wish to walk TWO minutes up the road to the corner kiosk or Blue Ginger Thai restaurant for food……but for those that want more variety yes you need to walk down the hill into town. PS: you can always catch a taxi back if you can’t be bothered walking?

There is a bus which stops right outside the hotel and Sophia can hook you up with companies to get a car or scooter, which I highly recommended.

The rooms are traditionally decorated: white walls create a clean and fresh feel, with modern furnishings. The room was always cleaned immaculately, the housekeepers are lovely….. they will even quickly clean over your room should you wish stay in (maybe from partying too hard the night before)

The pool has been fitted out with a bar and additional deck chairs which were extra comfortable, we never had a problem getting a spot to sunbake all day and watch the spectacular sunsets that can’t fail to give you goose bumps.

The internet is great, very speedy and I never had to wait long to use it – they even have a lounge area where you can relax watching the plasma tv, should you wish to get out of your room for a bit. I can’t wait to return and would like to thank Sophia, George and Maria for another amazing stay………..the Alkyon is the best!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed July 2010, 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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Bedfordshire
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2010

The Alkyon is listed as a 4 star hotel, but it is actually much better. Situated a short taxi ride, or a steep walk from the town, it overlooks the town, harbour and the Agean sea- all to savour over an excellent breakfast on the large balcony. The hotel has a lovely well maintained pool, again with those stunning views, and a pool bar. The rooms are air conditioned, tastefuly furnshed, & are kept clean by trusted friendly staff
As a famliy run hotel you really cant go wrong. Sophia is fantastic, a font of all knowledge, who will help you with all your enquries about the Island, likewise you will meet her mother and father, who are also available to make your stay memorable . In summary you wont go wrong with this choice , family, gay and singles are welcome. just enjoy

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Alkyon Hotel

Address: Mykonos Town 84600, Greece
Location: Greece > Cyclades > Mykonos > Mykonos Town
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#14 Luxury Hotel in Mykonos Town
#22 Romantic Hotel in Mykonos Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Alkyon Hotel 4*
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