We just spent 9 days in Mykonos and we stayed at Villa Pinelopi. There were four of us: my boyfriend and myself and another (straight) couple of friends. We booked two studios at Villa Pinelopi, almost facing each other, so we could have breakfast on the little patios together, as well as pre-dinner drinks.
Villa Pinelopi is a small complex of some 10 or more studio apartments arranged around a central garden, in the middle of Mykonos town, close to Mantos square and the (old) harbour. The studios we booked had a kitchenette each, very basic, plus a bed, a closet and the bathroom with shower. Our studio (#5) only had door and windows on one side, so it got a little musty, but the air conditioning was working great, we would turn it on for a couple of hours after dinner and then turn it off to sleep (it wasn't very noisy anyway). Our friends' studio (#3) had two windows and had great cross-ventilation.
The mini-complex is located conveniently near a bakery, where in the morning you can buy all sorts of bread, sweet treats or savoury delicacies such as spanakopita etc.
The bathroom worked perfectly, all the fixtures were new and in perfect order (toilets can be iffy in Greece). The hotel also gives shampoo, bath foam, etc.
The towel service was amazing. Despite our best efforts to signify that we didn't need towels changed and so avoid waste of soap and water, all towels were replaced every day with freshly laundered ones that had dried in the sun and were smelling the natural perfume of the summer air on a Greek island.
The owner and her assistants are very nice and they even gave us a bottle of Greek liquor as a present! There is one dog and a few cats who are more or less resident of the Villa.
The only little complain I would have concerns the kitchenette. While they do leave rusks and butter and honey etc. for breakfast, the place had zero kitchen supplies and very limited utensils and tools. One night we decided to have dinner at home and we had to buy everything, including salt and oil. Plus, the area is so cramped that it is not easy to cook there, it is ok for simple breakfasts but that's pretty much it.
One annoying feature we got was a dog from a house nearby who would start barking at 5:30 am and continue at almost regular intervals, every 10 or 15 minutes, but it disappeared in the last few days (maybe someone killed it?).
For the rest, Mykonos is spectacular as ever, and it hasn't changed much at all since 1999, when I had been there last. Oh, and thanks to Donny who's the Tripadvisor expert for Mykonos and helped us with lots of important tips.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the center of Mykonos Town, Villa Pinelopi is a traditional complex of rooms and studios surrounded by gardens. All rooms come with A/C, fridge and teakettle, while studios also include kitchenette. Offers Free WiFi throughout and 24hrs front desk providing information about all attractions and beaches of the island. Because of its central location, Villa Pinelopi offers easy access to all sightseeing and nightlife of the island, while the relaxing ambient of the cool garden, combined with friendly hospitality and modern facilities can guarantee a serene and comfortable stay. ... more less
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