Hotel Vanilla  

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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Based on 112 reviews

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  • 2Floors
  • 25Rooms

Food & Drink

Bed and Breakfast

Buffet breakfast.

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Outdoor pool

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.

Buffet breakfast*

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.

Lobby bar*

You'll be able to order soft and hot drinks throughout the day.

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twin room with garden view

Twin room with garden view sleeps 3 with 3 single beds.

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Very happy with our stay!

Stayed at the Vanilla Hotel for a couple nights and it was very nice and clean, and the staff were very accommodating. We had to check out of our room at noon and wait for a shuttle to pick us up at 6:30 and so we were able to sit in their lobby and wait. The staff made us feel at home. There's a bar in the lobby, they have a delicious breakfast, the pool is beautiful, and the rooms are very clean. Also, it's about a 2 block walk to get to the beach which is beautiful and has a lot of nice restaurants along it. And the bus stop to get into Mykonos Town is only about a block away.More

Packerfans, Racine, Wisconsin


had a great holiday in Mykonos and staying at the vanilla hotel was a very nice experience not 5star but the old saying is you pay for what you get with very helpful staff especially jenny what a gem ! On the hole a lovely little hotel and would not hesitate staying there in the future the only down side of our holiday was having my camera pinched on our last day at the beach took some fantastic pics (gutted) ! More

Robert C,

Man on reception very unpleasant

Just returned from a weeks stay at Vanilla Hotel. We booked in February as a package holiday. After a 2am get up, we arrived at Vanilla, where a very unpleasant man on reception (we learned later that he was not Greek) told us we were not staying there that night, but just across the road in hotel Eva. No apology or explanation was given to us. Too tired to argue, we were put in a car and drove to the other end of Ornos, where hotel Eva was situated on a steep hill. We choose our hotels carefully, as my husband has asthma, and does find it difficult to negotiate steep hills. Hotel Eva despite its location and was lovely. The following day we waited in reception at 11am for transport back to Vanilla as pre arranged when we left, reception staff had to ring them to remind them, and they arrived half an hour later. On arrival at Vanilla the second time, we were told room not ready, we could sit by the pool, the not so nice man on reception said we could have the superior room, and we could leave our cases in it, but not to unpack as it hadn't been cleaned. The room was upstairs, the previous peoples cases were still there, beds unmade, tiny shower room also untidy and not clean, I checked out the balcony, it looked out onto a flat roof, the busy road was to the side, 2 old chairs were propped up, and barely room to move. Not happy about this, I asked for another room, to be told again it was the superior room as it had 3 beds in it. I explained I do not need 3 beds as there's only 2 of us! I was shown to room no 34, which was a separate annex to the hotel, and had a nice shared courtyard for rooms 32, 33, and 34, close to the pool but not overlooked. We accepted room 34 but was not ready either, we then choose to sit round the pool. A complimentary drink was not offered, and still no apology. We finally got into our room at around 2pm. Morning breakfast was rubbish every day, no toaster, food not covered up apart from the plastic sausages, scrambled eggs and unappetising mushrooms ( which were in the same compartment as the sausage..... Something a vegetarian notices!) and the processed ham and cheese. the cereals and jams were uncovered and flies continuously landing and crawling on them. The only fruit was tinned peaches! We did not see any of the staff smiling at breakfast, and we're not sociable with guests, severely lacking in a good atmosphere. All the balconies were small, and the pool ones, we're very close up to the sunbeds. The white grills around the pool were green with algae. Having said all this, the location of Vanilla, was good, close to a couple of 24 hour bakeries and a 5 minute flat stroll to the beach and bus stop. We didn't let this spoil our holiday, Ornos is a lovely place to stay, and if you eat off the beach, it's a lot cheaper. We did not drink in the Vanilla hotel bar is it was always frequented by the local greek people.More

Carole T, Clitheroe, United Kingdom

Seem promising, staff spoiled our visit

I picked this hotel based on proximity to the beach and town and booked well in advanced in March traveling the last week of August. Upon arriving we were told we didn't have a room and we were going to be moved to another hotel Eva, We were taken to the other hotel which was a long walk up the beach in a hill with no view and outdated rooms and we complained and said we wanted our money back if our original room reservation was not honored. In the end they gave us a room and we stayed there. Hotel wise, the room was nice and clean the the pool was ok, the walk to the beach is only a couple of blocks away and stores, bakeries are a short walk away. The shower is tiny but nothing we couldn't deal with. The worse is when we asked about the "complimentary" shuttle service to catch our boat, they mentioned it was not free but rather 10 euros per person, I gave him the ferry information and he said he knew where we needed to go. He told the driver where to go and the driver took us to the new port. We left with enough time and once we got there I decided to ask the lady at the local store in the port and she told me we were in the wrong port, that I needed to take a bus to the new port, luckily we had time and a taxi stopped by and we were able to make our ferry. I have to doubt he sent that here on purpose based on the stink we raised about our room.More

AbeChicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States

Just for Jenny!!

We stayed at the Vanilla Hotel last month for a fortnight as part of a twin-centre holiday. OK, the room wasn't of the same standard as the one we had on Santorini, where the hotel staff were really friendly - but that hotel didn't have a Jenny who absolutely made our holiday! As others have said, she is quite a character and if you need anything sorting out, she's your woman! We spent many a happy hour chatting into the night, watching the traffic go by. As for the hotel: yes, it's small (but that makes it very intimate and friendly). Yes, some days we couldn't get a sunbed in full sun (but it was so hot we needed a bit of a break from sunbathing anyway). Yes, there aren't that many shops nearby (but there's all you need). Yes, the choice at breakfast was limited (but no more so than many of the other Greek hotels we've stayed at, and that's a lot of hotels). We hired a quad bike (via Jenny for a pretty good price) and that was good fun (though we think someone siphoned off the petrol which is why we ran out, luckily within pushing distance of Ornos) - though as others have said, it can be a little hairy on the roads! Our favourite beach was Agios Ioannis, just up the road, though we did get to most of the beaches on the island. Having said that, we didnt sunbathe once on Ornos beach, though we remembered it from a previous visit when that was our beach of choice. We ate there a lot in the evenings, and had some delicious food. We did walk it into / back from Mykonos a few times - not a difficult walk even in the heat, if you take it steady. Mykonos itself is a beautiful as it looks on the postcards - it's very busy and vibrant, if a little expensive. All in all, we had a wonderful time on the island and would recommend it to anyone. We would also recommend the Vanilla Hotel, even if it's not the poshest hotel in the world. Its friendliness and welcome more than make up for it. I can't end without another mention for Jenny - thanks again for everything, Jenny, and your letter is on the way!!More

Caz1260, Sheffield, United Kingdom

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