Chillaxin at the Mykonos Theoxenia

Imagine….

You’re walking through the packed, narrow, primarily pedestrian streets of Mykonos Town. You pass bar after bar, restaurant after restaurant, shop after shop – loud music, high energy, crowds of beautifully dressed travelers- then you realize, it’s 2pm, not 2am. Yes, Mykonos is one of those towns where you can always find a party and you can always find an adventure, but finding a little peace and quite- that’s much harder. This creates a bit of an issue if you want to be in town, but eventually would like to get some uninterrupted sleep!

What’s a jet-setter to do? Well…

Option 1: You can stay away from the town in a villa or hotel on another part of the island. You’ll definitely have more quiet, but now you have a transportation problem. The island of Mykonos only has about 20-30 taxis, which means in the high-season, getting one means prearranging it- which doesn’t allow for changes or spontaneity.

Option 2: Stay in town and deal with the noise at night by either joining the all-night party or sleeping with a really great pair of ear plugs!

Option 3: Stay at the Mykonos Theoxenia! The hotel is adjacent to the windmills and offer a completely serene and relaxing oasis- perfect for escaping the Mykonos party by foot!

The Location: This hotel definitely has a perfect location! Just behind the famous windmills and a few steps from the favorite in-town sunset and party spot of Little Venice- the Mykonos Theoxenia has the ideal location for those wanting to be ‘in the action’, with the ability to also be ‘out of the action’ within minutes by foot!

The picture shown is Rob, still inside the Mykonos Theoxenia Hotel grounds with the windmills behind him. Really- is there a better location? Nope!

The Hotel Design: The Mykonos Theoxenia is a member of Design Hotels of the World. The hotel itself was built in the 1960’s. The design of the hotel was rather rebellious at the time, as it went against the traditional Mykonos look of white washed walls and soft curves.

The hotel later caught the eye of Jackie’s Onassis and soon became her favorite hotel on the island. More recently, the hotel was acquired by the Louis Group who commissioned a major modern renovation of the decor while preserving the Pop-Art sixties theme.

The Rooms: The Mykonos Theoxenia offers six categories of rooms ranging from Standard to 2 Bedroom Suites.  During the recent renovation they also added great in room modern touches like a superior hi-fi sound system and complimentary internet (best connection on the island!). Although each room category may offer slightly different amenities,  the at-home feeling and exceptional service are complimentary with any room.

My suggestion would be to book a Deluxe Ocean View room or higher category. I mean, you are in Mykonos, shouldn’t you be looking at the sea? And yes, it’s absolutely worth it! There is absolutely no better way to wake up, than being greeting by a smiling face, and a delicious breakfast, that you can enjoy on your private balcony, overlooking the sea in the plush robe provided.

The Pool: The beaches of Mykonos are magical! However, the oasis that has been created poolside at the  Mykonos Theoxenia is worth a day or two of your attention. Feel free to chillax poolside on one of the many extra-comfy cabanas, order a delicious poolside lunch and enjoy the shade or sun- it’s your choice. Then, wait for the sun to dip into the sea with your own private and uncrowded view from the hotel’s pool terrace.

The Plate: The main restaurant of the Mykonos Theoxenia offers a full buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner that is available in the restaurant, poolside or in your room. Breakfast begins early around 7am- which is brilliant as many people are just coming in from their night-adventure in the town and need a bite to eat before bed. Then the rest of the non-party crowd trickles in a little later. The spread has everything you could imagine from made-to-order omelets to pastries, traditional Greek yogurt and fruit, breads and cereals. For lunch, dine poolside on lighter items like the king prawn salad or slightly heavier fresh pastas, sandwiches or burgers. Dinner can be arranged in the dining area or even poolside if you desire. Among my favorites were the beef carpaccio appetizer and the baked rack of lamb.

Extra Special Things: In every hotel, I hope to find a few things that really make it unique and special. At the Mykonos Theoxenia , I found it so refreshing that all guests  receive a welcome drink upon arrival and are greeted, as we were, with a plate of fresh fruit and a bottle of wine in their room! I was also excited to find my absolute favorite, Greek line of deluxe body, hair care items & cosmetics from Korres in my super-luxe bathroom!

But, I think the best part of this hotel is the staff. they’re always friendly, helpful and ready to assist you with anything you may need. They’re there when you need them, and disappear when you don’t. This is the mark of a highly trained staff and a superior luxury hotel that just gets what the clients want.

That in itself, is priceless.

Watch Rob’s interview with Sakis Spyrou Mykonos Theoxenia of the on Jet Set Live!

2 Comments

  • Reply
    Deb
    September 8, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    Hi Kim,
    Just seeing this post so you all might be home, however, just wanted you to know I enjoyed the great referral for your trip.
    We are in a little different travel frame than you and Rob.
    Have same sense of spirit just a little more miles if you know what I mean.
    My husband is Italian and we have been to Italy 3 times. You captured Positano perfectly! Love Chez Black!!
    We are retired educators and also LOVE to travel and do a similar thing for people who visit Hot Springs, Arkansas.
    Will stay connected to you all as I enjoyed what I read and know have more exciting trips ahead.
    Where is your next trip too?

  • Reply
    Stella @ Mykonos
    December 10, 2011 at 10:57 am

    I hope you enjoyed your stay at Mykonos island! Theoxenia is a great hotel! If you come to Mykonos again please visit my website for all the information you may need and feel free to contact me 🙂

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