This property is outstanding and highly recommended to any Tripadvisor browser considering the Rhenia. It was 5 stars all the way for us, but a couple of issues we encountered has resulted in a review of 4.
We booked via Expedia and took advantage of the free transfer that was on offer. The vehicle was waiting for us and it was the owner who met us and transported us to the accommodation. We booked 7 nights at the Hotel but I would say the average stay is 2/3 nights for people as many use this accommodation for island hopping as it is so close to the new port where all of the ferries and cruise ships dock.
Upon arrival we were shown to room 32, a beautiful room with a balcony/terrace overlooking the new port and it was a picture postcard moment, simply outstanding. Each morning a new cruise ship had docked in the new port and some of the ships were a sight to behold.
The room was spacious, clean and ticked all the boxes. The tv was a little small and outdated but the reality is that we didn't want or need a tv so it was absolutely no issue.
The pool is lovely, but rather small. On some of the days it was overcrowded which can be a little awkward. However with a lovely beach 10 minutes away or a short bus ride into town at the doorstep, it was never a major issue to us.
The only niggle I had was in relation to a car hire booking. I had looked independently, online and rang a couple but I couldn't help but notice a rep from SixT rent a car at the hotel and sorting out a really good deal with a couple of French girls. I asked the rep if we could have the same package and was advised to speak with reception. When I did speak with the owners wife, she explained they were students and she had given up her own commission in order to get them the best deal. When asked if we could have the same deal, we received a polite no. Whilst I understand additional revenue streams are important, the Hotel broke a cardinal sin in my opinion and it did irk me a little that it's one deal for one and one for another. In the end we got a great deal from the Quatro Rent a Car next to Matthew's Taverna at the bottom of the hill.
Access into Mykonos Town is really easy. There is a bus stop opposite Matthew's which takes you into the Old Port for €1.60. From there you in the heart of the Old Town and we absolutely loved it. You can't go wrong for a nice meal or a cocktail, although we did find it expensive. A 3 course meal and decent bottle of wine will cost in the region of €140 and cocktails ranged from €10-€15.
All in all we loved the Hotel, it was well looked after and in an ideal position in that you were close enough to the Old Town but far enough away to be totally out of it.
I wouldn't recommend the Hotel if you had walking difficulties. It is up a steep hill and the complex is layered so there are steps to encounter. This can be reduced by hiring a car but there isn't a great deal to see in Mykonos and to be honest, we found the island rather depressing once we ventured out. With limited bin collections, many areas have been subjected to 'fly tipping' and the long term effects of this could be rather damaging to the island.
Would I recommend the Hotel? Yes. Would I go again? Yes, although for 3 or 4 nights only.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rhenia Hotel is located on a quiet hillside in Tourlos bay overlooking the blue Aegean sea , the Mykonos town and the ancient island of Delos. Just 300 m from the island's New Port and the Marina at Tourlos and 2 km north of Mykonos town (chora) and the old port and just 5 km from Mykonos airport.The sandy Aghios Stefanos beach is 600m from the Hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rhenia Hotel Tourlos
- Rhenia Hotel Mykonos, Greece