Mykonos, Greece

Rocabella Mykonos

Rates per night from$182.83

Price information

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

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (EUR158.59), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

Laid-back coastal

Setting

Above Agios Stefanos

Easygoing Rocabella Mykonos has clean lines, driftwood design touches, and panoramic Aegean views that will have you craving a Grecian getaway. Add to that an enticing pool, spa treatment room, and suites with private terraces, and you’ll be scrambling for your lace-up sandals and sunscreen. 

Smith Extra

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A bottle of prosecco on arrival

Facilities

Photos Rocabella Mykonos facilities

Need to know

Rooms

Twenty-one, including six suites.

Check–Out

Noon. Check-in, 3pm, with a two hour flexibility on request and subject to availability.

Rates

Double rooms from $182.83 (€159), excluding tax at 13.5 per cent.

More details

Rates usually include breakfast (buffet and à la carte items) and a welcome drink upon arrival.

At the hotel

Sauna, fitness room, free WiF throughout, and a library. In rooms: a minibar with free bottled water and tea- and coffee-making facilities. Deluxe Rooms and Suites also have espresso machines, and a flatscreen TV and a Marshall radio can be provided for any room.

Our favourite rooms

For a cosy seaside getaway, snag a Superior Sea View room; the large stone headboards act as a room dividers in these airy open-plan rooms. Swing open the doors of your private terrace for lots of light and sea views from your bed. Splash out on the Master Suite for its sweeping panoramic views and large terrace with private plunge pool and cushioned wooden loungers.

Poolside

The outdoor pool, like much of the hotel, is framed in white stones. Snag one of the white-canopied poolside day beds to lounge on between dips, or to recline on for an après-swim beverage. It's particularly romantic at night, when lit up by the bevy of poolside lanterns.

Spa

The hotel’s spa treatment room menu includes deep tissue and Swedish massages, facials and aromatherapy, all with local Olive brand products. There is a couples massage option for a de-knotting-à-deux.

Packing tips

Stair-climbing shoes, flowing white and blue attire to match the scenery, and the next book on your list to read on the terrace.

Also

Score extra romance points by steering your date to the hotel’s telescope for a little after-dinner stargazing.

Children

Welcome. The Two Bedroom Suite has enough space for families to spread out. Big-ticket baby swag (cots, cribs and highchairs) can be provided on request, as can children’s books, colouring-in materials and bicycles (with helmets). Give three days’ notice

Best for

Smiths aged six and older, although all children are welcome!

Recommended rooms

The Two Bedroom Suite has space for families to spread out.

Swimming pool

The main pool is family-friendly, with a shallow end, Roman steps, and floats to borrow.

Meals

Children are welcome in the restaurant at all times, and you need only ask to have menu items adapted for young and picky palates.

Babysitting

Can be arranged with three days' notice.

No need to pack

Big-ticket baby swag (cots, cribs and highchairs) can be provided on request, as can children’s books, DVDs, colouring-in materials and bicycles (with helmets). Big kids also have access to computer tablets, paints, board games and puzzles.

Eco‐friendly

Rocabella Mykonos is the proud holder of a Green Key Certificate, which recognises its sustainable practices. Solar panels generate hot water, and there are bicycles to borrow.

Food and Drink

Photos Rocabella Mykonos food and drink

Top Table

Sit as close to the edge of the terrace as possible for uninterrupted views of the Mykonos bay sunset.

Dress Code

Strappy flat sandals for Mrs Smith and breezy white linens for both.

Hotel restaurant

Served poolside, the breakfast changes daily and often includes fresh Spanakopita, Greek twists on classic egg dishes (expect plenty of feta), pancakes, semolina halva, fresh fruit and juices. The hotel restaurant Reeza serves up modern Greek cuisine featuring locally sourced ingredients, organic produce, and freshly caught fish. Order a bottle of Cycladic wine and enjoy leisurely dinners in this open-air restaurant. 

Hotel bar

The poolside bar is separated from the restaurant by flowing white curtains and has a cocktail menu created by the hotel’s award-winning bartender. Try a refreshing Watermelon Margarita or cucumber-and-apple-infused Green Mojito while lounging poolside, or pre-dinner Bubble Trouble with pineapple and prosecco. The bar menu has light bites, lamb burgers, fresh fish, fruit platters and desserts. There’s also a small bar in the lobby where you can stop by throughout the day for a gin fizz or Aperol spritz.

Last orders

Breakfast is served poolside from 8am to 11am. The restaurant closes at 11pm, but the poolside bar is open until midnight.

Room service

The menu includes Greek salad, light bites including pitta bread with spreads, cold cuts and cheeses, fruit salad, a classic beef burger, pasta and more. Order anytime and enjoy a meal on the privacy of your terrace.

Location

Photos Rocabella Mykonos location
Address
Rocabella Mykonos
Agios Stefanos, Mykonos Cyclades, Greece, 84600
Mykonos
84600
Greece

Planes

Mykonos Airport is 15 minutes’ drive from the hotel. The hotel can arrange shared transfers from €10 a person, or from €20 each way for a private car.

Automobiles

The hotel has onsite parking for guests, so if you’re driving, follow the signs first to the new port, then to Agios Stefanos Beach and on to Rocabella Mykonos. Taxis usually aren’t available outside winter, so organise yours transfers or car-hire delivery at the airport or ferry port.

Other

The hotel is a short walk from Mykonos Ferry Port , which has regular services to and from Piraeus and Rafina in the high season (May to September). Mykonos is also connected to Thessaloniki, Crete, and other islands in the Cyclades.

Worth getting out of bed for

Agios Stefanos beach is short stroll downhill from the hotel, so you won’t need to venture far to find a sun-soaked spot on this chilled-out curve of coastline. Consider reserving daybeds at  Scorpios Mykonos Beach Club to ensure your ideal spot on this stretch of white sand. Psarou Beach is slightly set away from town (about three kilometres), and has bottle-clear waters and very Instagrammable carefully aligned loungers with shades.

Head south to Chora, Mykonos’ main town, to check out its 16th-century windmills and milk-white adobe churches, or ask Rocabella Mykonos to customise a sailing excursion for you and your first mate; they will personalise it right down to the on-board music, and when you return to port a bountiful barbecue will be waiting for you. 

Local restaurants

For a laid-back lunch, Popolo (+30 (0)2289 022208) serves up, arguably, the best sandwiches in town. With fresh juices, pastries and coffee, it’s also a solid bet for breakfast or a mid-afternoon pick-me-up after a stroll around the town. For a Mykonian take on modern Greek, swing by Bakalo (+30 (0)228 907 8121); we particularly like the tables in the shaded garden and the fresh fish dishes here. Avra Restaurant (+30 (0)228 902 2298) has a tree-trimmed terrace and serves a selection of contemporary European and traditional Greek dishes, including moussaka and stuffed vine leaves. 

Local bars

Mykonos 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. Caprice in Little Venice is a cosy but airy bar that sits right at the edge of the Aegean. Island institution Cavo ​(+30 (0)228 902 6124), on Paradise Beach, is the mega-club host to the likes of Roger Sanchez and Tiësto, and open from midnight to mid morning in July and August. 

Reviews

Photos Rocabella Mykonos reviews
Alice Tate

Anonymous review

By Alice Tate , Globetrotter

We leave Mykonos Island Airport and are immediately struck by a wall of heat. A gentleman from our surf-hued Grecian stay, boutique hotel Rocabella, promptly greets us and ushers us into a mercifully air-conditioned car. Around 15 minutes later, at the front desk of the airy lobby, we’re being offered champagne. Naturally, we accept and take our flutes out onto the balcony overlooking the pool, which in turn, overlooks the sea. We’re here; we’re on holiday. Our room isn’t quite ready yet, but we’re perfectly happy lounging poolside, alongside a few other couples, who seem equally thrilled to be here. While we wait, we’re treated to a champagne top-up. 

After half an hour of basking, we’re swiftly taken up to our sea-view suite, which is simply beautiful – perhaps more so than the pictures suggested. Its focal point is a large bed at the centre of the circular room, facing floor-to-ceiling windows and doors that look directly out over the glistening sea. The wardrobe’s a wooden rail running along the wall, and the bathroom is equally open-plan with not one, but two showers, a large sink and natural local bath products. The whole ambience encapsulates Mykonos; everything’s been whitewashed: the walls, ceiling, linen, towels… Everything. We love the simple bed frame hewn from stone, also white. This pale palette makes the suite feel fresh and airy, and sunbeams bounce around the place. 

Out on the balcony, as if the view wasn’t enough, there’s a hot tub too. Arguably, we struggle to get it to quite the temperature we’d like, but it’s still rather glorious — especially at night, when you can soak and stargaze. It’s a real treat, far more exclusive than a communal Jacuzzi, and better suited to the sun-drenched surroundings than a bath tub. A hot tub on the balcony – one should be included with every holiday…  

Needless to say, we get a blissful, soundless night’s sleep. We stick with the pillows already plumped up on the bed, feeling too much like divas to order alternatives from the ‘pillow menu’, even though we’re intrigued by the very concept. Come morning, we marvel at the extensive breakfast offering. We eat everything: Greek yoghurt (naturally), home-made vegetable tarts, fresh and dried fruit, eggs… All wolfed down in the alfresco dining area, right by the pool – ideal for lapping up the early-morning sun that’s already beating down. 

After breakfast, it’s time to see what the spa has to offer. Rocabella treats each guest to a free 15-minute treatment, so my fellow Smith and I decide to indulge in a mini massage each. Afterwards, I pretty much float out of the room, muscles deep-tissue pummelled to a pulp (in the best possible way), knots banished. Mr Smith is in a similar state; I wouldn’t have thought it possible to reach such an ecstatic state in just 15 minutes, so I’m impressed. Obviously, there are plenty of full-length treatments on offer too, from buffing to massaging, filing to polishing. 

In Mykonos, if you haven’t acquired a hire car, you’re reliant on resort chauffeurs or local taxis. However, Rocabella runs a faultless – and free – on-demand shuttle service; you need to give 30 minutes’ notice, but it’s a joy to know that as soon as we’re ready to head into town we can just call down from our room. We let reception know when to pick us up and when we tire of exploring, they’re there and waiting for us. This handy service runs between the main town, hotel and airport; but if you want to log some beach lazing, you’ll need your own car.

We dine at Rocabella on one night, at a candlelit table in the same alfresco area where we had breakfast. We share a Greek salad to start with, made with sea fennel and cheese curds instead of the usual feta. The rest of the menu is Italian-tinged, with a meat- and fish-heavy selection of risottos, pasta dishes and grills. I sort of wish there were more Grecian classics, but I can’t complain – everything we eat is fresh and tasty, and there’s a relaxed ambience. The poolside is quiet, with just a few fellow diners scattered around, and the hotel’s cat is purring around guests’ legs, yearning for attention. 

Retiring to our room every evening is a treat. Each night there’s a little something new in our room, be it chocolates, tiramisu, or the mini bottle of local pink fizz which appeared on our final night. We feel spoilt with these unexpected and thoughtful gifts. There’s also a TV in the room, but I can’t say we ever turned it on. With this ‘get away from it all’ setup, you don’t need it; and by check-out, which comes around all too soon, we’ve forgotten the outside world exists beyond our Mykonos hideaway. 

The Guestbook

Whenever you book a stay at a Smith hotel or villa, we’ll invite you to review it when you get back. Read what other Smith members had to say in Rocabella Mykonos’s Guestbook below.

We loved

From the moment we arrived, we were introduced to the amazing staff, the facilities and were given a glass of champagne. The hotel, food and staff were exceptional. We opted for the Double Sea View Room (complete with hot tub) and the bed was the most comfortable hotel bed that I have ever stayed in and there was also a choice of over 6 pillows to choose from. I was travelling with my mum and we really enjoyed the tranquillity of the hotel whilst still being able to access the town easily with the free shuttle bus (with the lovely George). Every evening we were treated to a lovely surprise in our room and the scented candles each night were a great touch. Just when we thought the hotel couldn't treat us anymore, on our last night more prosecco was delivered to our room and on the day of leaving, we were given a complimentary box with the hotel's organic hair and skin range selection. This hotel is really fantastic and the staff were amazing, always smiling, genuine and always ensuring that you had everything you needed.

Don’t expect

To ever want to leave.

Rating

Stayed on 3 May 2018

We loved

Everything about this place. The reception team (and all the staff), who are fantastic, extremely charming and extremely helpful. Our room (119), which was set apart with a great view across the bay. Simple but very stylish and very clean. The essential oil burners that they put in your room in the evening. The choice of very comfortable pillows. The floating bean bags in the pool.

Don’t expect

To be anything other than captivated by this special hotel.

Rating

Stayed on 10 Sep 2017

We loved

The staff were so helpful and attentive. They were so thoughtful, leaving us lots of lovely unexpected surprises. Nammos beach club...The food and setting was incredible!

Rating

Stayed on 19 May 2017

We loved

Location, staff, room and view, food.

Don’t expect

Families with children.

Rating

Stayed on 29 Apr 2017

We loved

The staff! The bar! the room!! The hot tub!!

Rating

Stayed on 18 Apr 2017