Mykonos, Greece

Domes Noruz Mykonos

Price per night from$394.83

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (inclusive of taxes and fees) available in the next 60 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (EUR364.00), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

Pause and play

Setting

Northside coastal sanctuary

Domes Noruz Mykonos is a place of quiet meaningful gestures: a citrusy welcome drink whisked to your side, staff gently checking in on you, a ‘my Domes is your Domes’ attitude. And, its luxury isn’t shout-y either, but makes an impact – it’s in the babble of water on your private terrace, the silkiness of the sheets you slide into at night, the pleasing shapes of the cream, taupe and wicker furnishings. It’s a bohemian who still hops in the taxi to party in the Chora, but otherwise does sunrise salutations and CBD massages in the bijou spa, and appreciates a divine seafood dish or healthy breakfast crêpe – whisper quiet, but with a bit of a bang…

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Facilities

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Need to know

Rooms

38 suites, some with a private pool or Jacuzzi.

Check–Out

11am, but flexible on request, subject to availability and an extra charge. Earliest check-in, 3pm. You’ll need to request express check-out at least 24 hours ahead.

Prices

Double rooms from £297.72 (€354), including tax at 13.5 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional government tax of €10.00 per room per night on check-out.

More details

Rates usually include a buffet (with Grecian treats) and à la carte breakfast.

Also

The hotel has two wheelchair-accessible rooms, which are ideally placed behind the pool and near the restaurant. For visually impaired guests, there are menus and directories in braille.

Please note

The hotel is for over-16s only. A 13.5% tax applies (13% is VAT, and 0.5% is the municipality charge).

Hotel closed

The hotel opens annually for the summer season from April to October.

At the hotel

Spa, alfresco gym, terraces, indoor-and-outdoor lounges, charged laundry service, small library, concierge, and free WiFi. In rooms: TV with casting, Marshall mini-amp, coffee-maker, tea-making kit, minibar, bathrobes and slippers, air-conditioning, steamer, cartons of water, and lots of bathroom kit.

Our favourite rooms

Grecian hotels have definitely found a look that suits them and stuck with it (if you’re not cream and taupe with lots of light wood and rattan are you even a Grecian hotel). But Domes pulls it off especially well, doing eye-catching things with wrapped strands of rope, carved chair backs, overflowing cushions, rough earthenware and linens that feel very luxurious to slip into. A private pool or Jacuzzi is advisable, but before you get all wet and wild, keep in mind that some are more private than others. A few also face the sea too – seeing those blue-green striations breathe each morning is an extra soothing tonic to the quiet coloration surrounding you.

Poolside

Set on a tier carved into the hillside, beside Raw bar and Topos restaurant, the pool (open 10am to 6pm) looks out over the Aegean and white-cube-scattered hills beyond. For best results (view, tan, Instagram-grid post), bagone of the overwater day-beds (but don’t reserve it with your towel, that’s a bit of a faux-pas here, and there are plenty to go round). Raw bar is a lazy few steps away, but staff will be happy to make that journey for you.

Spa

You’ll smell the small spa before you see it. A display case of Codage potions at one end of the lounge is the clue that it’s there, as its two treatment rooms are discreetly tucked away. With CBD massages and honey-infused facials that start with balm being rubbed into your back, an aloe-vera mist, and inhaling lavender and chamomile, this is probably the most relaxed you can be without being asleep. There are Hippocratic detoxes and face-fitness workouts for those who take their spa-ing that extra bit seriously too. An alfresco gym is in the works, but you can request a yogi for sun-rise or -set sessions (at a cost).

Packing tips

Some Mykonos roads aren’t flip-flop friendly, so a pair of Converse or Toms might be desired.

Also

Depending on what kind of romantic-gesture-maker you are, the hotel staff can arrange flowers or fireworks.

Pet‐friendly

As long as they’re under seven kilogrammes, up to date on their shots and you can provide vet records on request, then your dog is welcome to stay for €20 a night and a non-refundable €100 cleaning fee. See more pet-friendly hotels in Mykonos.

Children

Cretan sister hotel Domes of Elounda might be the family-having kind, but Noruz is no babysitter, with an over-16 age-limit.

Sustainability efforts

Built sustainably with largely natural materials, Domes Noruz monitors its greenhouse-gas emissions and takes measures to reduce its carbon footprint; the hotel has heat pumps for hot water, timed and LED lighting, and air-con that switches off when you open your terrace doors. Automated irrigation is used in the gardens, there are water-saving devices on taps and showers. Biodegradable items are used wherever possible over plastics, and the restaurant works with local suppliers as much as they can. There are waste-reducing measures and eco-friendly cleaning products, too.

Food and Drink

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Top Table

The tables on the terrace which look out to the Aegean are the clear winners, but we like the banquettes under the olive tree, too.

Dress Code

Smart sun-seeker by day; longer trousers or dresses for evening.

Hotel restaurant

Topos means ‘place’ in Greek, but this seems to undermine Domes Noruz’s laidback eatery somewhat. This particular place is laid out around an island planted with an olive tree and lavender, with cushioned banquettes, panoramic blue views and yet more plantings around the side, with a bank of bean-bag sunloungers should you overdo it on the excellent seafood. (There are inside tables for windier days too.) The menu is as sea-ruling as Poseidon, with ceviche and oysters, sea-urchin salad, a simple yet effective lobster pasta, and grouper on squid-ink risotto – we were enamoured of our calamari and taramasalata, and our octopus on a bed of fava-bean puree and smoked aubergine. But there’s also lamb and orzo, grilled manouri, chilled tomato soup with a punchy olive oil, and more. Breakfast is a buffet with cookies and cakes, spanakopita, breads, fruits and vegetables, cheeses, yoghurts and more. Or order banana crêpes with peanut tahini, avo bruschetta, vegan scramble and fat omelettes off the à la carte list. Breakfast and lunch baskets are available on request. 

Hotel bar

Domes Noruz may be a little quieter than say, Paradise Beach, but nights can still get Dionysian here – there’s even a signature cocktail named for the party God, with fig-leaf-infused gin, Kotsifali wine, Campari and spices. We think he’d approve. Others mix up saffron-infused rum and pineapple; or tequila with mastiha and tropical tea syrup. There are classic concoctions, too, or you can sip on wines from the Greek isles and champagne. N bar is in the lounge, and Raw bar is attached to the restaurant. DJ nights and pool parties kick things into higher gear on select weekends.

Last orders

Breakfast is from 8am to 11am, lunch from 1pm to 3.30pm, and dinner from 6.30pm to 10.30pm. Raw and N bars both close at midnight.

Room service

Food is always just a phone call away. Breakfast in-room from 8am till 11am; the all-day menu runs from noon till 11pm, then there’s a decadent night-snack menu of oysters, caviar and such.

Location

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Address
Domes Noruz Mykonos
Agios Stefanos
Mykonos
84600
Greece

Domes Noruz Mykonos lies to the island’s quieter, hilly north, where many luxury stays hang out. It’s close to Agios Stefanos beach and the Chora is a 15-minute drive away.

Planes

Mykonos Airport is about a 20-minute drive away. The hotel can arrange transfers in a car or air-conditioned minivan for a fee (the driver has water and chargers too).

Automobiles

In the area surrounding the hotel, the roads are well used (rather than pedestrian-friendly), so a car or moped could come in handy if you don’t want to pay high taxi fees or live dangerously. Be warned, Myconian drivers have a devil-may-care approach to speed limits, but there is free public parking nearby.

Other

Ferries arrive at Mykonos’ main port from Piraeus on the mainland. On a good day it’s around two-and-a-half hours, but can take longer in bad weather. And helicopters and private jets touch down at Mykonos Airport, but you’ll still have to wrangle a taxi from there.

Worth getting out of bed for

If you’re looking for a loud night out, you go here (points to the Chora and south of the island); if you’ve already done that and have regrets, or you came to Mykonos to maybe-not-even-Netflix, and chill, then you go to Domes Noruz. So, don’t expect to step out into the action. In fact, you’ll need to negotiate a taxi with some advance notice (the hotel can help or Uber is more reliable than the tumbleweed taxi ranks in town). Those confident in their car-dodging abilities could walk to Agios Stefanos beach, a lovely golden curve with clear waters – and behind the hotel to the other side is a much smaller rockier beach that’s peaceful for a swim nonetheless. Or onsite you can start or end your day with yoga classes or a massage at the hotel. But, you’ll likely head into the Chora to see the windmills and colourful coastal houses of Little Venice (Kastro’s has the best viewpoint), get some snaps or Panagia Paraportiani church, tour the Mykonos Folklore Museum, and wander the flower-draped labyrinthine streets (originally designed to confuse invaders; these days, just fun to get lost in). There are lots of Instagrammable niches dressed with cushions and hibiscus to find; and there are shops aplenty: the Gucci store feels more like a gallery here; upgrade your sunnies at Optique; Jardin sells well-crafted things coloured like Domes; Mood has fun crochet handbags in acid brights; Makris, Sneakerologie and DSquared sell cool-kid gear; and Kamala sells floaty dresses and kaftans. Matoyianni Street is both picturesque and label-lined, and if you’re looking for more dress-to-impress at Scorpios or SantAnna, head further south to Nammos Village. Otherwise, you could hire a quad bike (find a place opposite the Remezzo entrance), kitesurf at Korfos Bay, taste local wines at Mykonian Farm or Mykonos Vioma, or hop on horseback. Peek into the island’s past and tour a working farm at Rizes Folklore Village, or go much further back with a ferry ride out to Delos’s archaeological site

Local restaurants

For date nights in Mykonos town, there are plenty of options. Dodgy on puns, better on food, M-Eating has simple dishes that pack a punch: carbonara orzotto, fig salad with prosciutto and Mytilene cheese, pork in yellow-split-pea cream with orange jelly. Zuma is a polished beach club with sushi and robata-grilled seafood, and a lively terrace. Byblos is beautifully dressed and serves Peruvian-Japanese fusion food, such as duck salad in passion fruit-hoisin sauce, eel nigiri in matcha cream, and an eyebrow-raising dessert with sweetcorn, lime jelly, caramelised bananas and avocado-Pisco sorbet.

Local cafés

Sinners pizza is popular for fuelling-up stops while navigating the Chora’s alleyways. And Stairs is a cute Scandi-esque spot for coffee and lunchables.

Local bars

Mykonos likes to party more than the VengaBoys, but you’ll likely hear a more sophisticated playlist at most of their venues (no shade to the VengaBoys). There’s not much in the way of local nightlife around the hotel aside from the odd on-site pool party, but head to the Chora and you’re golden. Also golden – the sunsets from Bao’s or Negrita. Remezzo, near the Old Port, has a 3am closing time, and lots of interesting things hanging from its ceiling. Interni is sleekly white and angelic looking, even if its patrons aren’t always. Jackie O’s on the coast near Little Venice is LGBTQ+ friendly, and 180º Sunset Bar is a short walk from the town, but worth it for its namesake (and its photogenic stone arch for photo-ops). Of course, there’s also the likes of Paradise Beach, Scorpios, Nammos and other ‘sleb hangouts; if that’s where your night’s headed, hit an ATM first, we overheard someone being quoted €3,000 for cabana hire at one…

Reviews

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Anonymous review

Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from this no-worries retreat just north of Agios Stefanos beach and scrubbed the sea salt and sand off their sun-kissed limbs, a full account of their tip-taupe break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's our hotel scout’s account of Domes Noruz Mykonos…

It’s amazing how many taxi drivers in Mykonos tell me to ‘hey, relax, be happy’, when they have been the sole source of my stress throughout this whistle-stop work visit to the island. I don’t drive – and watching the quad bikes and motorcycles Super-Mario-Kart their way around blind corners and clifftop roads, I wouldn’t choose to – but the trade off for having to be chauffeured to Domes Noruz Mykonos’ too-far-to-walk location is its blissful cream- and taupe-tinged serenity.

By the time I arrive, the anxious thoughts I’m prone to have been rattling round in my head like marbles in a wind turbine – will my hand luggage fit the cage of shame? Was that turbulence or windshear? Why do none of the taxi-driver name signs at arrivals have mine on them? They’re musings that are hard to quiet; and yet, on entering the hotel into an orderly, only-breeze-ruffled garden, to be greeted by staff with a sweet friendliness to them (their uniforms got the monastic colour memo), and given something citrusy and honeyed to sip, Domes Noruz miraculously does. 

And, it won’t be the last time. My suite has a hot tub gently burbling away on a sea-facing terrace and prosecco on ice; my bed is enormous and luxuriously dressed; everything smells amazing. Staff field my many inquiries with more grace than I could ever muster in their position. And by the time the sun rises to reveal that dazzling Aegean blue (and – it must be said – a fleet of cruise ships docking at Agios Stefanos’s new port), I feel like my brain is in as uncluttered-and-serene shape as the laidback lounges and sun-kissed terraces.

Of course, there’s always the next pulse-raising happening: the Chora’s narrow alleyways are thronged with tourists; my Uber driver who only speaks Greek loses me in the Old Port carpark; during a massage I forget to shush Slack, and its messages ring off angry ‘bzz bzz’s’ like bees prepping for war; and a delicate problem arrives via email just as I shut my laptop. But, staff at my darling Domes offer gentle guidance and water before I head out for the day, welcome me back with beatific greetings; the masseur simply slicks on more soporific scented oils, and the chef turns my troubled mind with calamari and taramasalata so flavourful I could cry – but instead devour happily (and it’s not the Pepto-Bismol-esque pink of lesser recipes either). On flying home I’m going to have to find some kind of drug that matches the calming effect of this magical place of pool waters murmuring around floating day-beds, local wines sparkling in the sun and glamorous Grecian meals around an old olive tree. But, for now, if the taxi driver to my flight home tells me to relax – well, I’ll tell them to turn me right back around for another dose.

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