As part of an extended vacation in Greece in June 2011, I stayed at the Adonis Hotel for four nights. I had meant to review the Adonis Hotel soon after my vacation was completed and, in fact, did review almost all of the hotels where I stayed on my Greek odyssey, but at some point I guess I ran out of steam and never got around to writing my critique of the Adonis.
Well, better late than never. I can now add my say to the chorus (Greek chorus?!) of voices praising the accommodation and service provided at the Adonis Hotel. The first thing worth mentioning is the hotel’s location just on the outskirts of Mykonos town. The location means that you avoid most of the noise and bustle of the crowds that permeate the streets of the island’s main urban centre, but are still within easy walking distance of the heart of the town. That being said, I do remember hearing the sound of a motorcycle or two (or maybe they were ATVs) speeding by on the main road that runs past the hotel, but that was about the only noise that ever bothered me at night. The hotel’s site is also fairly well situated in relation to one of Mykonos town’s bus terminals. It’s about a five minute walk (or less) from the Adonis to the terminus, where one can catch buses that, in turn, are able to connect you with boats for many of the main beaches on the island’s south coast.
The hotel itself is quite beautiful, the usual white-washed Cycladic architecture, and my room was wonderful, just spacious enough, very clean and tidy, and with a view to die for. It was great to get up each morning, pull open the doors to my little balcony, and see in the distance the iconic five windmills that overlook the town of Mykonos and its harbour.
As good as the accommodation is at the Adonis Hotel, I have to say that I think the service is even better. Breakfast was great, a good selection of fresh fruit, cereals, yoghurt, cakes and pastries, as well as eggs cooked in whatever fashion you want. The breakfast room is bright and airy, there is an outside terrace as well, and the staff were all very attentive and helpful. Roz, co-owner of the hotel with her husband, went out of her way to provide many tips and recommendations, and was especially good at explaining how to navigate the narrow, winding streets of Mykonos town. (Despite her expert advice and the use of a detailed map, I still managed to get lost one afternoon trying to return to the hotel; I wasn't paying attention and zigged when I should have zagged.) Roz also gave me some good restaurant recommendations, but I think her best advice was in relation to what beach to visit. She listed the pros and cons of each and suggested that I might enjoy Agrari Beach the most, primarily because it is less crowded than the others but still enjoys a very picturesque setting nonetheless. In this regard, she was absolutely correct; Agrari was a great beach. Although the “sand” was perhaps a little too pebbly for my liking and was not always very easy to walk on, the beach, which is divided into two sections, is quiet and relatively secluded, the waters of the Aegean are crystal-clear, and I spent a very pleasant, relaxing afternoon there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A beautifully appointed, centrally located, boutique-style hotel in operation since 1970 and updated as recently as 2013.Hotel Adonis is the perfect destination for those who wish to feel at home while enjoying the beauty of the Aegean and the magic of Mykonos. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Adonis Hotel Mykonos Town
- Adonis Hotel Mykonos, Greece