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Geranium Residence
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   New Ring Road, Mykonos Town 84600, Greece   |  
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Ranked #53 of 82 Hotels in Mykonos Town
Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“I was amazed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2011

I found out about this hotel online while I was taking a two week trip threw Europe! I can't discribe how amazing this hotel is...the rooms were very welcoming and the staff were the nicest people! They made me feel like I was a friend, not a guest! I can't wait to go back next year! The ocean view from the hotel and sunset was breath taking! Another plus is that it is right across the street from the ONLY Starbucks on the island!

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Miami Beach, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2011

The Geranium Residence now goes by the name Geranium Hotel. It definitely has some good points but prospective guests need to beware of some issues. As for the PROS:
1. It is close to the Elysium Hotel - really the only bona fide gay hotel on the island,
2.the staff is very helpful and makes extra efforts to make your stay enjoyable as possible,
3.it is clean, our kitchen was good size and well equipped as were our bedrooms.
4. The a/c worked well and the whole place was fairly quiet once you closed your windows and doors. The grocery store and fruit market are very close, about a three or four minute walk - once you get across the street (more on that later).
5. The pool is large, clean and quite deep as pools go - appx 9 feet I think.
CONS:
1. Each and every window and door in the rooms/apartments has had its windows frosted. The only way that you can see out of your room is to open the windows and or doors. This lets out the A/C and in come the flies as there are no screens. You are also directed to not leave the windows open as it is not safe to do so in that area.
2. The "clothing optional" pool seems private enough as there is a wall in front of the hotel with no sidewalk or even space to walk on that side of the road -HOWEVER- when the buses roll by they have a very clear and unobstructed view of most of the pool deck.
3. It is important to realize that the clientele at the hotel is not all gay and there will be plenty of women and opposite sex couples staying there - if you are looking for any kind of gay scene - you need to leave the property for that stuff.
4. As others have noted, the bathrooms are unimaginably small - with pedestal sinks - meaning NO storage or counter space for much of anything beyond a toothbrush and comb. Our bathrooms also had the toilet paper holder mounted IN the shower - yes REALLY they did! And they don't function well with water getting and pooling all over the floor . All they need to do is get longer shower curtains or drop the rods and the floor drains are not in the right place either.
5. The road that the hotel and pool area fronts onto is EXTREMELY BUSY, NOISY, & on a CURVING HILL with very little sight distance and drivers tend to race around that curve so you will have quite a harrowing time trying to get across on foot EVEN IF you are very agile and fit. There is NO SIDEWALK on either side of the road so if you want to walk into town then you will be walking through trash strewn scrub.
6. The trash problem on the Island really should be addressed by the entire community. Trash is being collected in dumpsters which do not have enough capacity for the people who use them. The lids do not close automatically so people leave them open. In July when we were there, the wind blew 24 hrs a day each day about 25steady with 40 mph gusts and so with the dumpsters being overloaded and the lids open,the island was essentially a massive trash dump with trash flying everywhere. We were told that the wind was typical for that time of year and that it actually gets worse.
Overall I would say you could still have a good time here if you are prepared with a rental car and have no expectations of a private gay men's hotel. For the money and the effort involved, we will not return to Mykonos and anyone determined to visit should prepare themselves for these issues.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Athens, Greece
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2011

we stayedin geranium for a week in the villa and it was really nice. The staff was friendly and the price was really good.The swimming pool was great an relaxing.The hotel is near to the town.i hope to come again in these hotel i love it. I totally recommen anyone staying in GERANIUM.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Maplewood, New Jersey
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2011

My partner and I stayed here in early July, 2011. The pictures here do not do it justice. The facility is spotless and well-located, a short walk down the hill into town, and with easy car access to every beach. The gym is one block away, and Starbucks is right across the road! The service is very personal, with hosts Davide and Beppe providing great insights. The pool area is second-to-none. This is definitely the quieter, grown-up counter-part to other equivalents in Mykonos.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2011

well its a nice hotel but its situated in the most noisy road of the island and expensive for what it offers !!!!the staff helpful but we decide to move to another hotel cause we found a better price and of course better service and rooms!!!!

i suggest you NOT to try this Hotel unless if you like to spend money for nothing!!!

Room Tip: dirty and small rooms
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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south of england
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47 reviews 47 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2011

Stay here was compromised by a very noisy room on a very busy road. How previous reviewers fail to mention road noise leaves me confused. Worse still are the most awful bathrooms you are ever likely to experience in your life. Other issue is the infamous 'hill' location. Puts you off going into town because it is just too much like hard work. Plus points are the lovely staff/ manager, hence 3 stars not 2, and the fab pool.

  • Stayed July 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2011

We stayed there for a whole week in the villa and it was the best experience we have ever had! All the staff were extremely helpful and friendly! David, Beppo and theboys at the bar were friendly, chatty and went above and beyond for any hotel! they made my stay feel more cosy and personable! I totally recommend anyone staying there! I will be back there in the future!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: New Ring Road, Mykonos Town 84600, Greece
Location: Greece > Cyclades > Mykonos > Mykonos Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Kitchenette Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#23 Luxury Hotel in Mykonos Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Geranium Residence 4*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
a gay property on Mykonos Island ... more   less 
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