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“Amazing pool and view but unfriendly staff” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Saint John Hotel Villas & Spa

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Saint John Hotel Villas & Spa
5.0 of 5 Resort   |   PO Box 626, Agios Ioannis Diakoftis 84600, Greece   |  
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“Amazing pool and view but unfriendly staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is situated in a hillside and the view is amazing. The infinity saltwater pool was a big plus, it was big and clean. The beach on the other hand was not so much to cheer for. It is a private beach but its very small and rocky. The beach and pool beds are included and you get to borrow a towel each day but you need to get up early to reserve them.

Because of the hotel location there is a lot of stairs which gives you great exercise if you have a room on the upper hill. The breakfast restaurant and the pool are situated in the lower parts of the hotel area and the reception and main road is situated on the upper level. The hotel offers free rides with a club car around the hotel if you like but be aware of long waiting time for this.

The biggest downside with this hotel which gave us a poor first impression was the reception staff which was not service minded at all. We had some problems with our room and when we explained that to them they did not seem to care at all and was very unfriendly. Also upon arrival we did not get any proper welcome and was just given a form to fill in all our credit information and thats it, no happy faces here. The restaurant and buggy staff was friendly though.

Be aware: They count every room as a balcony room even though some rooms have garden terraces which does not have as good view as balcony rooms and are situated in a basement basically.

Also the hotel is situated in a rather remote area with only one restaurant and one very small supermarket nearby. If you want to go to Mykonos Town though there was a bus stop pretty close to the hotel.

Overall this is a nice hotel with great location if you like a quiet and relaxing vacation. This is not a hotel suited for children. Its not a hotel for people who likes to go party and enjoy a nightlife either. Mainly because of the unfriendly staff I do not think we will come back again.

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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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SaintJohnHotel, Manager at Saint John Hotel Villas & Spa, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
Thank you for your kind words about the stunning views of the island and our tranquil infinity pool. However, we are very sorry that you feel that you were not given a warm greeting upon your arrival, as our team is extremely friendly and welcoming!

With regards to your comments about balcony rooms, we always try to place our guests in our best possible rooms, although sometimes this is subject to the hotel’s occupancy at the time.

We also agree that our location is peaceful, but we do have a shuttle service which frequently runs into the vibrant town.

We would love for you to come back again.
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  • Location
    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
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Beirut, Beyrouth, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Saint John is clearly one of the best hotels in Mykonos. Where to begin?

Advantages:

- First of all, the staff was amazing! From receptionists, to concierges, to drivers, the whole staff made us feel at home.
- Secondly, the hotel is huge, built on a steep hill and offering an exceptional sunset view. Try to be at the lobby at sunset to get the best view in the house. Trust me, even better than the pictures.
- Thirdly, the rooms are very clean, spacious, and comfy.
- The infinity pool is majestic!

Disadvantages:

-Steep stairs to get to the lobby, but there are mini van rides that facilitate life.
- Also, the beach is not very sandy and contained tiny rocks unlike other beaches in Mykonos.
- Thirdly, hotel is 20 minutes bus ride to the central downtown. Although the hotel offers free shuttles, the last one is at 12 am, which limits your time if you are into nightlife.

Overall, it was a very pleasant experience worth repeating :)

Room Tip: Rooms that are closer to the lobby, farther from the beach, have the best views.
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SaintJohnHotel, Manager at Saint John Hotel Villas & Spa, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
Thank you very much for your well laid out, informative review. We are so pleased that we made you feel at home – this is our ultimate aim. We also agree that the stunning views from our hotel of the sunsets over Mykonos are truly one-of-a-kind!

We appreciate your constructive comments and they have been taken on board. With regard to transportation to town we are always happy to arrange taxis if our guests plan to stay out later.

We hope to see you back again very soon!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This is really amazing hotel with beautiful swimming pools.The rooms were clean every time and the food was really delicious.It also has amazing view.I had wonderful time there and hope to go again one day

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SaintJohnHotel, Manager at Saint John Hotel Villas & Spa, responded to this review, November 10, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review of our hotel, which has left the whole team smiling. Your comments about the cleanliness of your room, our beautiful swimming pools and gastronomy are very much appreciated.

We also hope you will return again one day.
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harrisburg, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

My husband and I booked a one day pass to St. John's Hotel while traveling in Greece on a cruise ship. We needed a break from climbing rocks in busy ports. Our ship was fortunate enough to have the one parking spot at the port so we didn't need to be tendered. We chose an 8:00 AM pick-up since breakfast was included at the hotel and drove only 20 minutes to St. John's Hotel on the edge of a cliff. It was like a movie scene. We actually learned that Mama Mia was filmed on this island.

We had an amazing buffet breakfast when we arrived with everything imaginable including many Greek dishes like baked cheese in phyllo dough, honey balls, fruited cheese cakes, grilled fresh veggies and even Kalamata olives. We sat sea side over an infinity pool.

The pool water was cold so we just chose chaises under umbrellas and covered up with pool towels until the air warmed. We had wifi at the pool which was a treat and there were phones and tablets out everywhere. It was just breathtaking.

At 1:00 we had an included lunch with wine and 3 courses. The plates were enough for two people but everything was so good. The staff was very accommodating and used a golf cart to take us down to the pool area and then back up to the lobby when it was time to leave. We left on a van at 4:00 for the ship since we had spent over 2 hours eating a leisurely lunch.

I would highly recommend taking advantage of this spectacular location for a Greek island R&R.

Room Tip: We did not see the rooms but the outdoor space was amazing.
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  • Stayed October 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SaintJohnHotel, Manager at Saint John Hotel Villas & Spa, responded to this review, November 10, 2014
It sounds like you had a fantastic day at our hotel and took the opportunity to unwind in style. We pride ourselves on serving up freshly prepared Grecian dishes so thank you for your kind words about our delectable buffet spread.

We hope the rest of your cruise around Greece was just as enjoyable and that you will visit us again next year.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

A dream vacation with constant go go go planned in for everyday, Mykonos was our rest day and the Saint John was the perfect place for a respite. Free wifi, beach access, beautiful pool, a great restful spot to enjoy on a vacation of a lifetime. The staff was friendly and helpful, and the grounds beautiful. I cannot speak for the rooms, but the bathroom for the beach was clean and easy to access...

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SaintJohnHotel, Manager at Saint John Hotel Villas & Spa, responded to this review, November 10, 2014
It’s great to see that you had such a magical time on your cruise and were able to fit in a well deserved day’s rest at our hotel. There is nothing better than relaxing on a sandy beach, or lounging by the pool!

Hopefully you will return soon for an overnight stay in one of our luxurious rooms.
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Our day at the Saint John Resort was heavenly!!! We spent time on the beach and in the infinity pool - incredibly gorgeous!!! We enjoyed the most delicious lunch and wine before being returned to town by van. Highly recommend!!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SaintJohnHotel, Manager at Saint John Hotel Villas & Spa, responded to this review, November 10, 2014
Thank you for choosing Saint John as the location of your one day in Mykonos. We are so glad that you loved the beach and infinity pool as much as we do!

We hope that you enjoyed the rest of your cruise and that you will return for an even longer stay next time.
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New York City, New York
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We loved everything about this hotel.
The staff was incredible, we would like to thank the manager Dimitri's for our beautiful room with a private pool, the breakfast was delicious and again the service every where in the hotel was superb..the beach at the hotel was great and the pool wow!
The location incredible.
Definitely a fantastic hotel to stay..
Thanks for making our stay so special,
Roger & Carolina

Room Tip: With a private pool.
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  • Stayed October 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SaintJohnHotel, Manager at Saint John Hotel Villas & Spa, responded to this review, November 10, 2014
Hi Roger and Carolina,

It is so humbling to see that you had such a special time at our hotel. We always want our guests to feel at home so thank you for acknowledging the work of our enthusiastic team.

We hope that you will be back again next year!
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Address: PO Box 626, Agios Ioannis Diakoftis 84600, Greece
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Location: Greece > Cyclades > Mykonos > Agios Ioannis Diakoftis
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Agios Ioannis Diakoftis
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Agios Ioannis Diakoftis
#3 Family Hotel in Agios Ioannis Diakoftis
#5 Romantic Hotel in Agios Ioannis Diakoftis
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Saint John Hotel Villas & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 151
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The luxurious Saint John Hotel Resort is located on one of the finest spots on Mykonos Island, in the picturesque area of Agios Ioannis and spans across 20,000 sq. m of land. The resort has been specially created for travelers who demand only the best for their vacation or business trip. Catering to the comfort, convenience and leisure of its guests, the Saint John Mykonos Hotel Resort offers a wide variety of exceptional hotel facilities and services, including a 200-meter long private beach, a spa, a tennis court, swimming pools, restaurants, bars, conference halls and outdoor reception areas. ... more   less 
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Saint John Hotel Villas And Spa
Saint John Hotel Villas Agios Ioannis
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Saint John Hotel Villas & Spa Mykonos, Greece

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