I arrived in Mykonos after 40hours of flying with long layovers. The shuttle service was very prompt at 630A to pick me up from the airport. After a short 20 minute ride to Elia Beach, I arrived at the Royal Myconian and surprised to find an early check-in of 7AM…off to great start! After being escorted to my room, I quickly discovered I didn’t have a Spa on my balcony. So a quick stop back at the front desk where the very nice agent escorted me back to the room. He looked at the balcony too only to be puzzled himself. But then discovered a second door on the other side of the room that led to a second balcony where the spa/hot tub was located. We enjoyed a laugh together – my excuse being I just flew 40 hours and wasn’t mentally all there, and he for not realizing there were two doors. No big deal.
As I settled in, I realized the room itself was fantastic…A private balcony spa/hot tub where just a few pool chairs could possibly see (if they were actively looking), and behind me a couple balconies from up on a hill could look down but over my entire stay I never saw anyone out there – very private.
Then a second balcony which overlooks the entire pool area and common areas (restaurant, bar, lounge, lobby) to the left. Not to mention a view of the entire Elia Beach area – It’s an amazing (private) room, with no one above to look down on me. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay here.
Here are pictures of the rest of the room. The bed was comfortable, but my complaint is that this bed is not for romantic couples – at all! The beds were not tied together, were made with individual sheets instead of as one King bed, and kept sliding to create a hole in the middle when moving from one side to another. So if you are ok sleeping alone, these beds are ideal. But for any romance, I’d request another room for this simple fact only.Very nice closets with lots of space to hang clothing:
Here is a view of the hotel lobby bar:
And here is a view from the lobby bar patio looking down onto the hotel pool and Elia Beach:Service: Everyone I encountered here was very friendly and willing to help and/or answer any questions at any time. I was very pleased with the staff here – very nice!
Room: The room itself was fantastic. I would recommend this same room (208) when I stay here again. From the (just about) private spa/hot tub balcony with 2 very comfortable lounge chairs, including head pillows. To the other balcony looking onto the pool and common areas, with both balconies looking onto the seafront view of Elia Beach and beyond. Very nice views here.
Food: The breakfast buffet was included with my room each morning. A great and varied selection of breakfast items, both cold and hot. Enough to fill anyone up through dinner time. 🙂
Room Service: I ordered a late lunch one day. The fried calamari was very chewy and didn’t taste fresh at all. And the salad wasn’t much to be desired. I think this was the only low point of my stay, as I wouldn’t bother ordering room service again, given the quality, but rather continue going to lunch down at the beach restaurant where the fried calamari was excellent!Overall…my stay was excellent. The room, other than the bed, was fantastic. I loved having the two balconies and the hot tub to enjoy without having to go down to the pool or beach to enjoy the water. And having the views from the room of the pool and Elia Beach was the reason I didn’t do anything for my first 4 days of vacation. The room is that great.
I did take the evening bus to Mykonos Town to get my evening Gyro and Gelato. Which should only come from Jimmy’s and Gelorti, respectively:And there’s nothing like coming back to my room and relaxing on the patio overlooking the pool and seeing this cool view: