Just come back from a week at the Vanilla and just like the Island of Mykonos as a whole, there are many things I lke about the Vanilla but there's a couple niggles that just take the shine off the the experience. For example, the hotel's general location is superb, close to Ornos beach and Mykonos town, however the road the Vanilla is on is terrifying! That said all the roads in Mykonos are hazardous for pedestrians, most people prefer to take their chances on 50cc Quad bikes! There is a coastal road from Ornos into Mykonos which looks like it would be a nice walk, if you were prepared to risk being run over!!! The rooms were OK, the air con was free and the maid service was regular and thorough. The pool area was fine but oh so dull! There is a pool bar but it lay dormant gathering dust the whole time we were there, there's no music and no pool side atmosphere, consequently the whole place seemed austere and unfriendly! With just a little effort the hotel's pool area could be turned into a much warmer friendlier place. In a similar way the breakfast is OK, but with a little more effort it too could be made so much more appealing. There is another bar directly adjacent to the Vanilla hotel, I don't think it is part of the hotel and on the plus side it was very cheap, however I got the impression it is a local bar for local people! A bit worryingly there was always a group of guys in the pool room with the doors kept shut!
To conclude then, the Vanilla is OK, quite good value and to be honest if you're young and in Mykonos to party all week, who could blame you, you won't care about the dull pool area or mediocre breakfast, you will however love the easy access to the bus into Mykonos town or the Ornos water taxi to Paradise or Super Paradise!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At the reception desk of Vanilla Hotel, the skilled staff will be at your disposal on a 24hour basis, while the discrete room service shall meet all possible needs. The organized management of the Vanilla hotel provides fax service and Internet access, transfer and exchange service, safe deposit boxes, car rental services and a private parking lot. Furthermore, Glaros hotel comprises of a living room, a breakfast - dining lounge, a TV room, an interior and an exterior bar and a restaurant with traditional Greek cuisine. On the southwestern part of the prominent island of Mykonos, the scenic village of Ornos with the picturesque natural port embellishes uniquely the crystal azure waters and the infinite sandy bay. Wandering through the stone paved alleys, among the traditional whitewashed houses, Vanilla Hotel, an elegant and functional complex, is waiting to welcome you. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Vanilla Hotel Mykonos/Ornos