Mykonos, Greece

Grace Mykonos

Rates from (inc tax)$254.39

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (21EUR), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

Contemporary coastal cool

Setting

Aegean beach-side seclusion

Intimate spa hotel Grace Mykonos is the ideal beachside hideaway for the guest who wants more than a little pampering. At this stylish sanctuary, modern paintings hang over bountiful bedding, and contemporary furniture sits comfortably in the white-on-white rooms. But be sure to breakfast on your room’s balcony with views of the azure Aegean before ordering up a poolside frozen fruit shot.

Smith Extra

Get this when you book through us:

Bottle of champagne on arrival. Two-for-one dinner in Grace restaurant for all VIP Suite bookings

Facilities

Photos Grace Mykonos – Mykonos – Greece

Need to know

Rooms

32, including 15 suites.

Check–Out

12 noon, although changing facilities and storage are provided for late departures (and early arrivals).

Rates

Double rooms from $254.39 (€227), excluding tax at 13 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of 0.5% per booking on check-out.

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (EUR256.00), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

More details

Rates usually include a la carte breakfast.

Also

Be sure to look out for Petros the Pelican, the waterside resident who has been the island’s official mascot for half a century. The spotting scope in the library, which provides great views of the town (only short walk away), should help.

At the hotel

Spa, art gallery, gym, valet parking, free WiFi throughout, concierge. In-room amenities: king-size beds, flatscreen TVs, laptops to borrow, iPod docks, DVD players, Nespresso machines, air conditioning, Apivita bath products.

Our favourite rooms

All rooms have enormous puffy day-beds, refreshingly spacious bathrooms and most have sea-facing balconies, but the VIP Suite is reached by its own elevator and includes a private, fully furnished verandah with Jacuzzi. In the Grace Suite, you can access the capacious indoor-outdoor hot tub via the walk-in shower, which itself doubles as a steam room. The Honeymoon Suite at the top of the complex offers stunning ocean views from its terrace, where you and your beloved can enjoy a Jacuzzi with drinks from the adjacent wet bar.

Poolside

King-size sun-beds and umbrellas surround the pool. Staff are on hand to bring refreshments and occasional unexpected treats, such as iced towels or frozen fruit shots.

Spa

The spa has a large steam room, sauna, hydrotherapy bath and a 'serpentine' shower. A range of spa therapies, including massages, body scrubs and facial treatments is available.

Packing tips

Aspirin, to combat the after-effects of Mykonos’ renowned nightlife (or too many hot-tub tipples).

Also

In room spa and beauty treatments can be arranged.

Children

Cots/extra beds, highchairs and cartoon DVDs are available for under-12s, who stay free if they're sharing with parents and as long as the room type is big enough. Babysitting can be arranged with advance notice.

Food and Drink

Photos Grace Mykonos – Mykonos – Greece

At the hotel

Grace bar and restaurant offers light, contemporary Mediterranean cuisine in an elegant and unpretentious atmosphere, both indoors and by the pool. A la carte breakfasts are served throughout the day.

At the bar

Chic, sleek and unmistakably Greek, the white and wooden Grace bar refreshes guests to a chilled-out soundtrack of light lounge and world music.

Last orders

The restaurant is open between 8am and 11pm and sandwiches are available out of hours. The bar makes a full day of it, mixing its first cocktail at 8am and hanging up the ice tongs at 1am.

Room service

Breakfast, lunch and dinner can be enjoyed in the comfort of your room till 11pm.

Location

Photos Grace Mykonos – Mykonos – Greece
Address
Grace Mykonos
P.O. Box 449, Agios Stefanos
84600
Mykonos
Greece

Planes

The hotel will fetch you from the island’s airport (€15 for a shared transfer, €35 private), which can be reached from the UK with EasyJet (www.easyjet.com) or Thomson Airways (flights.thomson.co.uk). For more choice, there are regular flights between Mykonos and Athens, Thessaloniki, Rhodes, Santorini and Crete in the summer. In low season (or for the scenic route), do the second part of your journey by boat.

Automobiles

The hotel is happy to arrange car/motorbike rental and has its own private underground parking area. It is located 1.5km north of the new port, 10 minutes from the airport, and just a five-minute drive from the main town of Chora. See www.ferries.gr for information on car ferries.

Worth getting out of bed for

The Agios Stefanos beach is just by the hotel, so there’s a good chance you’ll get no further than a horizontal position on this chilled-out curve of coastline, although Mykonos Town is only a five-minute stroll away. It’s also worth the short drive south of the hotel to Chora, Mykonos’ main town, where you can see 16th-century windmills, milk-white adobe churches and twist and turn down Little Venice’s alleyways, before taking lunch with a view by the harbour – you might even meet Mykonian mascot Petros the pelican. The Archaeological Museum (+30 (0)228 902 2325) has artefacts dating back to the fifth century BC and the Mykonos Folklore Museum (+30 (0) 228 902 2591) has a cache of painted pots and stories of the island’s piratical past. If overloading on history has made you think Mykonos is something of a relic, think again; this cosmopolitan enclave is one of Greece’s more sophisticated clubbing-mad islands and there are plenty of slick VIP bars where you can down an ouzo and dance along to celeb DJs. The next day if you’re feeling a little delicate, see if you can stomach a gentle sail up and down the coast. The hotel can personalise the excursion to your wishes, right down to the on-board music, and when you return to port a blissed-out barbecue will be waiting for you.

Local restaurants

Koursaros restaurant (+30 (0)228 907 8140) is like a traditional Greek trattoria that has been reimagined by Frank Gehry or Zaha Hadid. The rustic exposed brick walls and flagstone pavements are brought into the 21st century with cherry-red ‘nest’ chandeliers, chalkboard-style prints of boat blueprints and a webbed ceiling over the terrace. Upmarket fish dishes – linguine with sea urchin and prawns with ouzo sauce – are the order of the day here. La Piazetta (+30 (0)228 902 2343) serves Italian food, which may seem like a counterintuitive recommendation for your Grecian getaway; but with inventive dishes such as smoked salmon and swordfish millefuille with pineapple and goat cheese, you won’t mind that it’s not Cycladian. For something a little more authentic, head to EN PLO Restaurant (+30 (0)228 902 3012) where you can enjoy simple seafood dishes, sunset views and gloriously camp rainbow-hued cocktails.

Reviews

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Anonymous review

The Greek Gods must have had it good all those years ago – with the island of Mykonos as their playground. It would have provided just the right mix of glamour, beauty and mischief for the fun-loving deities. But then again they wouldn’t have been able to stay at this incredible boutique hotel in Mykonos.

Taxi-sharing from the airport, we met a couple who proclaimed that we’d just arrived at ‘The best place in the world. Fact.’ (This was their 27th trip to the island). So we were in high spirits as we wended our way around the coastal road, heading north to Agios Stefanos and the demure, cliffside Mykonos Grace, painted in the requisite white. In fact, white is the watchword at Mykonos Grace; from the double-sized sun loungers on the rooftop pool terrace to the flowing cotton uniforms of the super-friendly staff.

Thirst-quenching, freshly squeezed mango juice in hand, we were given our own guided tour of the hotel – spa, lounge with free internet, DVD-packed library, terrace – complete with telescope for nightly star-gazing – and finally our westward-facing room with king-sized bed (white again, of course). A splash of colour is provided by a huge modern painting over the bed and from the balcony – which overlooks the invitingly azure Aegean sea and the island of Delos beyond.

Seriously, is there anyone who isn’t impressed when there are enough bathroom goodies to suitcase-stash a tonne upon departure? The double-basin, tiled bathroom with huge shower was generously stocked with lots of yummy Korres products, but we’d enjoy that later. We had a date with some sunshine first. De-robed and cream-slathered, we emerged once more upstairs at the rooftop pool and claimed our right to the most superior-positioned lounger for sunbathing à deux. With a carafe of Greek white wine and a Mythos beer for Mr Smith, we snacked on baked aubergine rolls stuffed with local manouri cheese and a marinated cherry tomato and grilled halloumi salad. Below us the Aegean glittered in the sunlight and we lazily watched the yachts drift into the town’s harbour to dock for the evening.

Jumping out of our skin as a knock came on our bedroom door, we later woke from our early evening siesta – much needed on this island where the best time to eat is 10pm and the bars are rocking until dawn. Our interruption was a delivery of chilled water – for which we were grateful – even if I did look like a petrified meerkat in the headlights as I opened the door.

As we wanted to stay local for the evening, the handsome assistant manager Costas recommended an authentic Greek taverna up in the village behind the hotel. A steep climb up stone stairs cut into the hillside revealed a traditional restaurant: To Koutouki tou Limniou, where we dined on huge plates of tender barbecued lamb chops, local bread and oil, and the most enormous Greek salad we’ve ever chomped through. We ordered carafe after carafe of the delicious local wine (top tip: carafes are amazingly good value at three euros – don’t order wine by the glass), while raucous groups of locals next to us chattered away in Greek, their tables laden with fresh grilled meat. At the end of supper, the (rather taciturn) waiter brought us two shot glasses of Mastika (a Greek liquor made from the resin of the indigenous mastic tree), a liking for which I developed throughout our stay, much to the amusement of some of the trendier bars on the island.

The next day we headed to Stefanos beach below the hotel, which is dotted with loungers and umbrellas and home to one of prettiest tavernas I’ve ever been to – all baby-blue wooden posts, banquette tables facing the sea and a vine canopy to shelter us from the sun. Ordering freshly grilled sardines, Mr Smith was in raptures, proclaiming they were the best he’s ever tasted, while I washed down yet another tastebud-tinglingly flavoursome Greek salad with more wine.

Whisking us into town that evening, the hotel’s driver dropped us off at the glamorous Santa Marina hotel for dinner. Hollywood stars such as Harrison Ford and Roman Polanski have enjoyed the five-star privacy of this place – and when tasting the food, we discovered why. Dining alfresco, we tucked into exquisite tuna sashimi and California rolls, accompanied by warm sake. OK, possibly a strange choice when on a Greek island, but Mykonos leads the way in the designer stakes; anything goes.

Determined to experience a taste of the island’s nightlife before we left, we took a taxi to the so-called 'Little Venice' area of town. We soon found ourselves in Caprice: a snug bar just by the water’s edge, packed in with hundreds of revellers ordering obscene amounts of colourful cocktails, while a DJ provided a mix of Eurotrash and classic pop. A lethal concoction. Finally escaping at 04h and stumbling through the maze of tiny streets, we hailed a taxi and returned to the peace and privacy of the glorious Grace.

Small but luxuriously formed, the white-hot Mykonos Grace offers an elegant and intimate boutique hotel experience on one of the Aegean’s most vibrant islands. Leaving the next morning (late check-out? ‘Of course, no problem!’), we took one last look back at our cotton-draped king-size and sun-warmed terrace agreeing on one thing: Mission Relaxation accomplished.

 

The Guestbook

Whenever you book a stay at a Smith Hotel with us, we’ll invite you to review it when you get back. Read what other Smith members had to say in Grace Mykonos’s Guestbook below.

We loved

Grace is as grace does: we loved the charm and style of the hotel, its staff, as well as its serene ambience. The location was superb, with great views over the beach and sea; close enough to town but far enough away to avoid its madness. The food was consistently excellent, as were the cocktails. The attention to detail and friendliness of the management staff; they were lovely, professional and helpful. Recommend the beach in front of the hotel. Paneramos Beach club; Scorpios (for food, location, dancing); Bar Budda (food and location). The village of Ano Mera is well worth a visit.

Don’t expect

The island itself is an expensive place to visit.

Rating

Stayed on 17 Sep 2016

We loved

The staff was excellent - super accommodating and friendly. Wanted to make sure our experience was as good as could be.

Don’t expect

The room was ok, but not as luxurious as the Grace Santorini and on the smaller side. The view was unimpressive.

Rating

Stayed on 3 Sep 2016

We loved

The service! The staff is amazing, attentive and personable. They were a joy to be around. Ceasar's restaurant is fantastic!

Don’t expect

To be close to the town, and the hotel's shuttle bus service ends at midnight.

Rating

Stayed on 27 Jul 2016

We loved

The ever changing amazing breakfast menu, the little details in the room, the view, the chilled out atmosphere.

Don’t expect

The best beach nearest to the hotel.. you'll have to go a little further to find perfection.

Rating

Stayed on 15 Jun 2016

We loved

The staff, the food. New barefoot chic club Scorpios

Don’t expect

Huge rooms or lots of space between sun loungers

Rating

Stayed on 24 May 2016

We loved

Fantastic honeymoon!

Rating

Stayed on 25 Jul 2015

We loved

The boutique ambience, chilled pool area and lovely staff

Don’t expect

Only basic public beach in front of hotel go further for the beauty spots and cool vibe

Rating

Stayed on 21 Jul 2015