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Santa Marina - A Luxury Collection Resort
Ranked #7 of 22 Hotels in Ornos
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 8, 2012

The location and service were excellent.The grounds are well maintained.
We were picked up from the airport by their friendly staff.The restaurant by the beach had fresh seafood for lunch. We liked the DJ and music played in the afternoon at the beach bar. Mykonos was very windy during our stay but this hotel is in a nice location and well protected so you can enjoy swimming.
We are coming back for sure.

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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

Simply perfection. The room was spacious, well appointed, cool and beautiful. The staff is like family. I also had the BEST massage ever with Manos. He is truly a master! I will return again and again.

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Reviewed September 4, 2012

Amazing location ten minutes drive from mykonos town, in a quite area with an amazing private beach.
What i liked about this place is the kindnes and generosity of the greek staff, they always had a nice attention to us. Our room was very cozy with a nice terrase to enjoy the view on the sea. Also they have a great tv channels selection which is very nice if you want to relax especially when the wind was strong which apparently its the case in septembre ( it was my fisrt time in mykonos).
Breakfast was really tasty, especially the hit chocolate, the best i ever had in a long time.
We rented a quad the first day but if you really want to be independant rent a car its nearly same price and the hotel has a car parc so why botter !
Our room had a lots of space to store luggages and clothes. The bed was really confortable.
Its pricy for sure but its worth it, especially the free wifi ( which is not working in all areas)

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 1, 2012

Beautiful views, great service, good quality in general. Mykonos is not for those looking for extremely high end luxurious hotels, Santa Marina is the best on the island however and is a great resort.

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Reviewed August 31, 2012

The staff at the hotel (particularly Maria and Georgia) could not have been more helpful - particularly when we arrived with my daughter's leg in plaster ! They arranged for a buggy for us and upgraded our party to a stunning 4 bed villa. The resort is great for couples or kids - lots of places to sit either by the pools or on the beach and even though the hotel was full it did not seem at all crowded. One word of warning for elderly or people with young kids - the resort is very child friendly - but it is built on a hill so there are many slopes and steps !! We will definitely return.

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Reviewed August 29, 2012

Santa Marina is one of the nicest places to stay in Mykonos in my experience. I'd never been there before and was delighted by the gorgeous private beach - making to possible to avoid having to jostle with hundreds of tourists for lounges and umbrellas as you usually have to do on the public beaches. They have one of the best DJs playing there during the day at the beach bar and the beach is the perfect size to relax. The only thing I would say is that clearly this hotel has not fully developed their kids policy as they seem to intermix families and copules on the beach - whereas other resorts I've been to around the world generally try to keep part of the beach more focussed on families so couples can chill without all the ruckus. I love kids but I don't want to listen to their screaming & shouting when my husband and I are having a romantic getaway. I understand that years ago Santa Marina used to be more couples/singles focussed (which is why we booked on the recommendation of a single friend) and it seems they haven't quite worked out the balance of how to blend them better.
Also they need to give some though on how to manage the room allocations of families and singles/couples as well as our enjoyment of our beautiful room was a little marred by the screaming kids next door.

The breakfast bar is amazing - outstanding quality and choice. Definately try the local dishes. We had lunch in the beach bar every day and the food was very good and fresh. Thanks to George and Haris and Liani and Labrini for all the attentive friendly service over the week.

Front desk gave us some brilliant restaurant recommendations and were very helpful in making bookings for us.

In terms of rooms - the bed in our room was sensationl. we slept so well.

However make sure to ask for one of the more recently decorated rooms and I'd suggest staying away from the ones near the tennis courts as its really windy along there and the shutters can bang (we popped in to visit another couple staying in those rooms).

I tried one spa treatment during the week and found it pleasant & staff helpful. Used the gym twice - it is well provided with fabulous mesmerising views. However the airconditioning was never on - the fan was going but the cooling function wasn't on and when I tried to investigate the control panels were all taped up with warning signs. This is a very poor approach, particularly for an expensive 5 star resort - it suggests penny pinching, treats guests like children and is also dangerous for people working out if they get overheated. I would have thought it would be better to leave the controls accessible and post a sign asking guests to switch the cooling off when they are leaving the gym. I would also suggest banning children under the ge of 16 from using the gym as I witnessed teenage boys mucking around with the equipment for fun - risking doing themselves an injury, damaging the equipment to the detiriment of other guests and generally treating the gym like play equipment.

However despite these minor complaints Santa Marina we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and if we were to visit Mykonos again would happily stay here.

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Reviewed August 28, 2012

Beautifully renovated lobby, immaculate expansive grounds, attentive genuinely friendly service. Smiles and greetings everywhere.

Easy transfer from airport. Seamless check in. Room modern but with a real "Greek island" feel. Well stocked with comfort items such as slippers etc. Private beach with calm waters, umbrellas, chairs. Very well kept.

Would return without a question. Would recommend to families and couples.

Not a single bad thing to say!


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Additional Information about Santa Marina - A Luxury Collection Resort

Address: Ornos Bay, Ornos 846 00, Greece
Location: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Mykonos > Ornos
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 Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Ornos
#4 Spa Hotel in Ornos
#5 Romantic Hotel in Ornos
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Ornos
#5 Luxury Hotel in Ornos
Price Range: $452 - $1,178 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Santa Marina - A Luxury Collection Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 114
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Santa Marina is an uber-luxe retreat for explorers and collectors of the world’s island idyll experiences. Set overlooking the exquisite and iconic Ornos Bay, Santa Marina crucially commands the only private beach on Mykonos, making its transparent turquoise waters and white silk sands a genuine sanctuary from the public eye. Rooms and suites all have beautifully refurbished designer interiors and panoramic sea views from their individual balconies. Our private villas were built to take maximum advantage of the spectacular sea views, while affording the utmost privacy to guests. Throughout the property, traditional, sugar-cube Mykonian architecture is woven through sparkling private pools, terraces and lush gardens. Santa Marina Mykonos houses the worlds first, Buddha-Bar Beach Restaurant as well as a fully renovated pool restaurant. Be pampered with the finest Spa treatments in the new GInkgo Spa, relax on our private beach or refresh with a dip in the breathtaking Oasis Pool. Guests also can look forward to a completely redesigned concept for all rooms, suites and suites with private pool. ... more   less 
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Santa Marina Resort & Villas Hotel Ornos
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