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Ilio Maris Hotel
Ranked #26 of 80 Hotels in Mykonos Town
Certificate of Excellence
Sandhurst, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great location, great staff, fantastic view”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2014

We stayed in this small hotel in June. OK, the uphill walk from the town isn't ideal after a night on the tiles but that aside this is a wonderfully friendly hotel with a great location overlooking the bay and Mykonos town which is a 5 minute walk along a busy main road. I mention the road only because it can be very noisy and depending on whether you are a light sleeper and on the position of your room you may have difficulty getting any sleep until the small hours! We were in room 101 (not to be confused with the TV programme of the same name) where the door faced an open corridor overlooking the road. It was simply no match for the screaming mopeds, cars and quad bikes that stream past the hotel day and night. However, this would not deter us from staying at the Ilio Maris again. The hotel is family run and has a small dedicated staff that worked very hard to make our stay a memorable one. Special thanks go to Tony who shuttled us to and from the airport (just five minutes away), Gia and Chris on reception for their restaurant recommendations and interesting late night chats, Joanna who introduced me to Fix (a local beer) and last but not least the pool bar staff that served up some wonderfully exotic cocktails. The hotel is exceptionally clean and well maintained. The air-conditioned rooms are a good size, with all the facilities you might expect from a larger hotel - TV (with BBC World Service), hair dryer, toiletries, fresh laundry daily, a safe and adequate storage space. There was also a fridge and plenty of wall sockets. Ouside there is a deep freshwater pool (unsuitable for non-swimmers), bar, a limited number of sunbeds (to few to accommodate everyone) but a view to die for overlooking the famous Mykonos windmills. The breakfast buffet was plentiful and varied, although the cooked food could have been kept a little hotter. All in all a great stay and a great little hotel which I would highly recommend.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2014

While we didn't stay in this property, we did have a wonderful experience with its staff. We had spent the morning in Mykonos Town and were trying desperately to get back to our hotel and then to Nammos for our lunch reservation. As you will quickly learn if you visit Mykonos, there are only 20 some odd taxis on the entire island. After spending nearly 30 minutes trying to hail a cab we decided to start walking to see if we could get a hotel to call a taxi for us.

The first hotel that we came across was Ilio Maris (which tells you how great the location is for Mykonos Town). The woman at the front desk was so incredibly nice and helpful. She agreed to call us a taxi and then absolutely insisted that we sit in the lobby and relax while we waited. We were so ancy to get back to our reservation, and she tried for at least 20 minutes to call us a taxi (keep in mind we were not hotel guests). We were so grateful for her help and generosity. We were offered water, juice, and seats by the pool to relax while we waited. I just couldn't believe how nice the staff was.

Once the staff realized that getting a taxi was going to be impossible at that time of day, they offered us their private driver and car to take us across the island to our reservation. Plus, she called Nammos to tell them that we were running late so they would hold our reservation. We made it just a few minutes late and had a great time all thanks to the kindness of the Ilio Maris staff. Thank you for helping us out even when we weren't your guests! I'm certain their hotel guests get even more spectacular service.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2014

Wow!!Mykonos!!! Amazing as always.....:) And Ilio maris is great place for your visit - 2 minutes from the bus station and close to everything. Amazing stuff at the reception, nice but ordinary breakfast and very nice room. Great for your vacation!

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank RanRos
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I stayed at this hotel for 4 nights. The staff were extremely friendly and always willing to help. As it was our honeymoon, the staff also surprised us with a bottle of champagne in our room!

The pool and outside area are amazing and the location is perfect.

Stayed July 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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70 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2014

Stayed here after spending 8 days sailing from Santorini to Mykonos. Great service with really attentive staff who go out of their way to assist you.
Wifi was free down in the lobby with a fairly fast connection, however you had to pay for it up in your room.
Rooms were quite basic, with pebblecrete floors. Bathrooms were fine with plenty of hot water. The room i was in had a great view of the pool and even the ocean.
Short stroll down to the harbour and the twisting alleys, perfectly positioned.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Sarah M
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UK
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23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2014

We have stayed in several hotels and b&b's on Mykonos but we have now chosen the Ilio Maris as the place we will stay in future. We have now stayed there 3 times. The staff are very helpful , the room is small but comfortable, the view is stunning and the pool is excellent. Breakfast is included and is all you need while the location of the hotel couldn't be more convenient. The walk to the town is easy. Don't be put off by the bus station on the way. Plenty of tavernas nearby with good food and excellent value. No need to go to any other hotel as long as the prices stay acceptable.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank PattonyUk
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North Wales
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42 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

So many good things to say, all other reviews cover the friendly staff, clean hotel. A good breakfast, great rooms and pool.
Two thoughts for the hotel... 1) the daytime bar man - not sure why he doesn't take orders and serve drinks pool side. I would have bought more if i had been prompted. 2) the dreaded wifi - mentioned in every post! Customers, don't be put off, there is perfect coverage throughout hotel, free in lobby, paid elsewhere 50eur / week. Hotel, please just cover this in room costs, people dont want to see a. Charge for this these days.
The hotel location is great, yes its up a hill but its small on the scale of many Mykonos hills and not offputting and so convenient for bus station /beach buses.
Swimming pool and view is great too!
Just loved it!

Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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Property: Ilio Maris Hotel
Address: Despotika, Mykonos Town 846 00, Greece
Location: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Mykonos > Mykonos Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 80 Hotels in Mykonos Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ilio Maris Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ilio Maris is a Mykonos Town hotel at the very center of the Mykonos island, just a few steps from the famous grand Mykonian windmills. It is one of the very first hotels in Mykonos island built, and operated in 1985, and was fully renovated in 2010. Its unique minimal style combines with great success surprisingly amazing comfort with exquisite elegance, as much as exists in perfect harmony with its incomparably stunning surroundings. One of Ilio Maris hotel's strongest and exclusive features is without doubt its ideal location in Mykonos town and magnificent view of the sea and Mykonian Windmills. Mykonos island with its clear blue water beaches and pure white traditional buildings is a rejuvenated mixture of natural land beauties and cosmopolitan life. Popular for its unforgettable nightlife, but also its inviting secret corners for relaxation, the Mykonos island promises memorable moments to all its visitors no matter the reason of their stay.Ilio Maris hotel is always ready to welcome all its new customers, while on the same time has become the meeting point of its regular guests. ... more   less 
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