The chilled-out Hotel Vanilla comes with its own little pool. Plus, the sandy beach is just a short walk away.
The Vanilla has landed a prime postcode. Just a few minutes’ walk gets you to shops and restaurants, plus a sandy beach. Not only that, Mykonos Town is a 5-minute taxi ride away.
This bijou, whitewashed hotel comes with a curving pool and comfortable sunloungers. The lobby bar provides drinks, while the buffet breakfast is a mix of cooked and Continental.
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The pool offers crystal clear waters that cool you down in an instant. There are sunbeds on the terrace and if you need a pool towel then you'll be able to buy them from reception.
You can expect traditional Greek breakfasts that you'll be able to help yourself to. Food such as cheeses, meats, fresh fruit, bread, pastries, jams and juices.
You'll be able to order soft and hot drinks throughout the day.
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Clean and fair to 3 star rating, but staff could be nicer
The overbooking-thing that has been described in several other reviews happened to us as well on our first day. Everything worked out, but it doesn't make you feel very welcome when the first thing you hear is "you can't stay here, you have to go somewhere else". Especially since we had booked this room almost half a year in advance. Anyways, our hotel room was clean and had everything we needed. Sometimes there was a funny smell coming from the bathroom, so we had to keep the bathroom door closed all the time. Also, there were lights in the room (coming an emergency light and the air-con) that were always on and couldn't be switched off, so even at night the room was never completely dark. If you got a light sleep that's something that might bother you. Generally, the hotel is rather noisy, mostly owed to the cleaning staff who is quite insensitive to the guests' needs for repose. They would repeatedly knock our door (although knowing that we were in the room) to make us understand they wanted to clean. Once they even fetched the receptionist for support, so HE knocked on our door and practically asked us to leave so the staff could clean. Not even the card I wrote (in correct Greek language) that said Please Do Not Disturb and that I hanged on our door helped, so we just had to get used to the knocking. Doesn't exactly help when you try to relax a little. The breakfast is okay, the hotel location is also fine - provided you want to stay in Ornos, which is a nice little place with a village feel to it, 20min walk from Mykonos town, but which can also get very windy, especially when the northwind starts to blow. Then you might consider the southern coast of Mykonos. Jenny, the hotel manager who has been praised in other reviews for her friendliness was not friendly at all towards us, in fact she surprised us with very rude behaviour when we first met her and even after that didn't care to change to a more welcoming disposition. Bottom line: if you just need a place to sleep, the Vanilla might be a good choice. If you want to treat yourself and want to feel at home, better look for something else. It was an OK stay, but I won't come back.More
BerlinVisit2013, Zurich, Switzerland
Nice place to stay
We just came back from Greek Islands trip. Overall trip was wonderful. We stayed in Venus Vanilla hotel, Ornos, Mikonos. Hotel is clean, cozy and homey. Close to beautiful Ornos beaches and restaurants. Staff is very friendly and helpful, especially reception desk workers. Jenny at reception desk is very nice and cheerful person, helped with all questions. Valera, night shift receptionist gave us all useful information about Mikonos. Roman was always very friendly.More
Ala A, Chicago, Illinois
Location almost makes up for the hotel...
The hotel had a nice staff - helpful if you ask for anything. Public areas were great - the pool was beautiful and the lobby was relaxing. They had free wi-fi in the rooms and public areas. It was about a 5-minute walk to the beach (you have to pay to use the beach chairs on Ornos Beach) where there are plenty of restaurants, some shopping and an ATM machine. There is also a bus stop about 3 minutes away where you can catch a bus into Mykonos Town. That's about it for the pros... Now the cons... The rooms were "girl-scout camp" style. Wooden framed twin beds with a 4-inch thick mattress. The pillows were flatter than I've ever seen a pillow. (A folded up twin sheet would have been thicker!) The shower was about 2 1/2 feet square with a curtain that clung to your body and a shower head that you had to hold the whole time. Breakfast was the same each day and had about 5 items available. Not much selection. The hallways were very noisy when people returned from the bars at night. We were on the pool-side which was quieter than the rooms overlooking the street.More
Grwhitenight, Hoboken, New Jersey
Lovely place - amazing time!
I booked this hotel really cheap through onthebeach.com, I just needed a nice relaxing break from work and been wanting to visit Mykonos for ages. The hotel was beautiful and very clean, I wasn't expecting much so was pleasantly suprized! The buffet breakfast was rubbish but to be honest I'm not a big breakfast person so suited me fine, if your expecting a big buffet you will be disappointed. The bar and snack bar wasn't open while we were there which didn't bother us but it was bit of walk to actually find some where to eat at night. we took a sandwich toaster and travel kettle with us and got some bits and bobs from local supermarket, there's fridge in your room so you don't have to worry about milk or butter going off. staff were very friendly and helpful, the only down point i have is its so noisy, not from bars or music, from people coming and going in middle of night, others guest don't seem to care about people sleeping - they quite happily shout, scream, slam doors and i'm not talking about 10 / 11 at night its 4 / 5 in morning. pool was lovely, bit cold lol but nice and refreshing and the jacuzzi was a bonus! All in all i had an awesome relaxing holiday which was what i was after. will be returning!More
achampken, Telford, United Kingdom
Clean, Pretty Hotel Close to Beach
We booked this hotel as part of a tour and it definitely met our needs. Unlike the experience other reviewers had, we found the staff to be helpful and professional. The rooms were very clean and the pool area and main areas of the hotel were very nice. It was a 5 minute walk to Ornos beach which was lovely and quiet when we were there in late September. The bus stop to Mykonos town was less than a block away or it was about a 30 minute walk to Mykonos town on a fairly busy road. There is a local supermarket, AB Market and a great bakery right next to the market within one block of the hotel. Alekas, the best restaurant we ate at on our 2 week trip to Greece is only a 10 minute walk from the hotel. The hotel serves a very good breakfast which included scrambled eggs and good coffee. Rooms included a hair dryer, safe and free wifi for an added bonus. The only cons for us were the location is off of a busy road (but the rooms were still quiet) and there is no view.More
StandringTravelers, Burien, Washington
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