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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Lovely hotel, Lovely staff
A really really lovely hotel, Rooms were cleaned daily and spotless- Pool area was cute and very very quiet,Never a problem to get a sunbed. Staff at this hotel make it so special as everyone is treated as an individual, A special mention to Jenny who is fabulous and made me and friend extremely welcome. A lovely holiday. Jamie and MattMore
jamie b, Bristol, United Kingdom
Great hotel, those who have written bad reviews are clearly just miserable people!
My boyfriend and I have just returned from a week at Hotel Vanilla, we had a wonderful time and not only the hotel but the whole island was fabulous. We paid around Â£1400 for a weeks B&B booked through Thomson which I know is pricey but I have always wanted to go to Mykonos and with the limited options available from British travel agents I didn't mind paying it however on reflection, you could easily get it cheaper by booking direct with the hotel. The staff were very friendly and welcoming at all times of the day and night, when we arrived we were told to wait as the rooms were not ready but before we had even sat down they called us over to check in. The man on reception helped us with our bags to a ground floor room (31) with a balcony facing the pool area and garden which was lovely. The room was as I expected from reading other reviews and matched the general consensus; exceptionally clean, fresh towels everyday, small but did the job, beds were slightly uncomfortable but not the worst I have ever slept on, and the shower did flood the bathroom every time it was used but in the grand scheme of things wasn't a massive issue. The decor of the whole hotel was light and airy and the furniture had a shabby chic feel. There was a small fridge in the room with a couple of cans of soft drinks it at the price of 2 Euros each! We drank them and replaced them with ones we bought from the supermarket and when they tried to charge us for them and we told them what we had done they just laughed and said OK don't worry about it which I thought just summed up the general laid-back atmosphere of the place. The pool area was quiet and there was plenty of sun-loungers. It was very relaxing and there was a lovely breeze all of the time which was welcomed as I struggle with the heat but. There was a fair sized saltwater pool which was cold initially but again was welcomed when it reached into the 30s. There was also a small whirlpool which was nice. It got a bit noisy towards the latter end of the day and the evening and the bar next door (which has nothing to do with the hotel) backed onto the pool area so you could just hear music and talking which I quite liked but if you are of a miserable disposition I imagine this would upset you somewhat (just like the leaky showers) Breakfast was from 08:00-10:30 in a small quaint sun-light room with tables outside under the veranda too. It featured the usual European breakfast buffet staples; scrambled eggs, mushrooms, frankfurters, pastries, yogurt, cereal, canned fruit, meat, cheese and olives with fresh juices and coffee. It was more than satisfactory but after a few days I did get fed up of eating the same things. A few yards away there are two bakeries (the most amazing food and very cheap), a couple of supermarkets, a pharmacy, hairdressers, souvenir shops etc and Ornos beach.On the beach there was a mix of traditional Greek tavernas and super fancy fusion restaurants which were all great. There was also a bus-stop right next to the hotel with buses every 30 minutes into Mykonos but we never used them as we hired an ATV (quad bike). On the transfer from the airport I was horrified by the bedlam on the roads, there were mopeds, quad bikes, buses, cars and big tankers all jostling to get to where they needed to be. Although they drive on the right, you never would have known because everyone just seems to drive where there is space...That being said....It only took one short walk to the beach to realise that it is probably safer to be on one of those jostling vehicles than being a pedestrian! so within 24 hours we had hired a quad bike and had it for the rest of the week. It cost us 30 Eur a day and we put 12 Eur of fuel in it which was more than worth it to have the freedom it gave us and to stay alive and un-maimed. Parking it in Mykonos town and down by Ornos beach was a bit of a mare but we always found somewhere to dump it in the end. We drove into the town every night on the old road next to the sea which took 10 minutes. It was a bit hair-raising at first going up and down the winding roads in the dark but we got used to it. We saw many people attempting to walk it which didn't look like a very good idea. To summarise then, the Vanilla Hotel is a wonderful clean place with a laid-back atmosphere and friendly staff. There are some small niggles but nothing that will ruin your holiday and I just viewed them as 'quirks' but if you're prepared for them then it doesn't come as a surprise. The decor is fab and the rooms do what you need them to do which lets face it, you don't go on holiday to stay in your room all day! It is close to everything that you need and there is lots to go and explore. In the Ornos area there were lots of young Italians and French with English people being a rarity which I quite enjoyed!! There wasn't an Irish bar or a Full English Breakfast to be seen anywhere which I believe is a rather unique and refreshing experience.More
The_V0ice_0f_Reas0n, Tamworth, United Kingdom
Great location, laid back and good value
We were impressed at the value of this hotel given we stayed in peak season during early August and many property prices were astronomical. The room we had was large, very functional, good sized bed and clean (room 29). Although yes the roads have no pavements, this is true to all of Mykonos so don't let that put you off, you only need to cross one road and you are on a back alley to the fabulous beach area. To catch a bus and secure you have a seat you are actually better not going to Kornos or Ornos, but rather turn right when and head up the road towards Agios Ioannis (fabulous spot also), then catch from about 150 m up the road at the bus stop, then you are ahead of the Kornos crowd at least heading into Town, but avoid the loop from Ornos out to Agios Ioannis. Anyway back to the hotel. The owners were very friendly, laid back and the airport transfer was greatly appreciated. Stay here if you want good value, great location and a relaxing time.More
KellyTrip777, Paris, France
Bad start but was so much better than anticipated
My family and I stayed at Vanilla Hotel the end of June. The location is absolutely great being just 5 minutes from the beach with local shops just a stone throw away. When we arrived we were greeted by a very friendly lady called Jenny. She was really refreshingly honest as immediately she said you won't like your rooms but we do have a house for the four of you tomorrow! I was sharing a room with my niece and my parents were given the darkest dingiest room in the whole of the hotel. We decided to deal with it for one night and the next morning we were shown our new rooms which was an actual Greek house,with two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a massive terrace. We couldn't believe our luck. We were able to celebrate my niece's 16th birthday in style and we all had the best time together. So I would like to say thank you to Jenny and the manager for letting us have the house and for making our holiday one we will never forget. Jo MMore
Joanna M, London, United Kingdom
Very Enjoyable Time!
The four of us have just got back from Ornos, Mykonos, two parents and two adult daughters. We had a lovely time at the Hotel Vanilla in Ornos Beach. It was extremely clean, towels and bedding changed every day and cleaned. The hotel is very well situated ie AB Supermarket, bakery, ice creams, burgers and near to Ornos Beach (which is sandy with sunbeds). The hotel is very friendly with Jenni in charge, she will sort out any problems you may have. Mandy, the Thomson rep, is also a great girl and friendly and helpful. You couldnt wish for more pleasant and cheery people on your hols. Breakfast is very basic, but you have plenty of places elsewhere to eat. The entertainment is mainly drinking cocktails and going to Mykonos Town. The food we had was "delicious" in every place we ate at. Three fantastic places to eat are Yannicki Hotel (the Alekis Restaurant), Appaggio Restaurant (great views of the Bay) and Bar Code (fantastic burgers and milkshakes) all in Ornos Beach. These are all within walking distance although roads are crazy with no footpaths. We went on two boat trips, one we liked (sunset cruise) and the others Lazy Cruise - too hot for us older people on first beach, no shade and the daughters went on Glass Bottom boat cruise but the seas were choppy and they didnt see any fish or dolphins. Weather was hot every day and we had a nice breeze blowing through. Sunbeds around the pool are plenty and no fighting over beds, which is unusual. Greek people are generally always helpful and smiling and we found everyone very friendly, including different nationalities. If you go to the Hotel Vanilla you will have a relaxing holiday with lovely people and great food!More
Jan W, Brentwood, United Kingdom
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