Mykonos, Greece

Rocabella Mykonos

Price per night from$310.53

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 (EUR285.00), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

Scantily Cycladic

Setting

Above Agios Stefanos

Rocabella Mykonos is the stuff of Grecian getaway dreams; natural interiors, coastal cuisine and glittering Aegean views. Inside, debonair domes impress with earthy hues, gently curved concrete walls and hand-woven fixtures while outside, scenes are equally wow-worthy. Once you’re ready to break from poolside snoozing, local dishes (expect feta-filled favourites) await at sea-facing restaurant Reeza and in-house masseurs are prepped for an afternoon of Hippocrates-hailed body rubs.

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Facilities

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Need to know

Rooms

26, including five suites and one villa.

Check–Out

11am. Check-in, 3pm, with a two hour flexibility on request and subject to availability.

Prices

Double rooms from £231.75 (€275), 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 an à la carte breakfast.

Also

Disability access is limited here.

At the hotel

Spa, gym, swimming pool and bar, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: Free WiFi, TV, Marshall speaker, air-conditioning, minibar, Nespresso machine and kettle, organic Apivita toiletries. The Rocabella Villa also has a chef's kitchen.

Our favourite rooms

For a cosy seaside getaway, snag a Superior Sea View room; the large stone headboards act as room dividers in these airy open-plan spaces. Swing open the doors of your private terrace for lots of light and sea views from bed. Or, splash out on the Rocabella Suite for sweeping panoramic views, a private plunge pool and pillow-y loungers.

Poolside

The outdoor pool, like much of the hotel, is framed in local white stone and sprouting sisals. Snag one of the white-canopied poolside day beds to lounge on between dips – après-swim tipple, optional. It's particularly romantic at night, when lit up by the bevy of poolside lanterns. There's also a family-friendly pool for those with little Smiths.

Spa

The hotel’s wellness centre offers a treatment menu which includes deep tissue and speciality massages, facials and aromatherapy, all with locally-sourced, natural products. There is a couples massage option for a de-knotting-à-deux, or a gym if you’d prefer to sweat the toxins out.

Packing tips

Flowing white and blue attire to match the scenery, and the next book on your ‘to-read’ list to devour 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. And the Premium and Rocabella suites are close contenders.

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.

Sustainability efforts

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

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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 Greek twists on classic egg dishes, pancakes, fresh fruit and juices. The hotel restaurant Reeza (which fittingly translates to ‘root’) 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 en plein air. Snacks and drinks can be ordered to your sunlounger throughout the day.

Hotel bar

The poolside bar 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 take a pre-dinner Bubble Trouble with pineapple and prosecco. Reeza’s bar menu has light bites, including freshly-fried calamari, chunky chips and pitta accompanied by an array of Greek dips. 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 serves dinner from 7pm until 10.45pm, but the poolside bar is open until midnight.

Room service

Order between 8am to 11am and enjoy a meal on the privacy of your terrace.

Location

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Address
Rocabella Mykonos
Agios Stefanos
Mykonos
84600
Greece

Just a short walk uphill from the boat-dotted harbour, 300m from Agios Stefanos beach and a five-minute drive from Chora, Rocabella Mykonos has the perfect vantage point for yacht-spotting on Mykonos Bay.

Planes

Mykonos Airport is 15 minutes’ drive from the hotel. The hotel can arrange private transfers from the airport (€50 for two people, each way).

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. The hotel offers private transfers from the port (€30 for two people, each way).

Worth getting out of bed for

Agios Stefanos beach is a 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 – ensure yours by reserving daybeds at Scorpios Mykonos Beach Club. Psarou Beach is set slightly away from town (about three kilometres), and has bottle-clear waters and very Instagrammableloungers with shades.

Head south to Chora, Mykonos’ main town (a five-minute drive from the hotel) 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 Mykonian take on modern Greek, swing by Bakalo; we particularly like the tables in the shaded garden and the fresh fish dishes here. Helmed by Panagiotis Menardos, M-Eating serves authentic local fare with ingredients that are homegrown and marinated in rich Grecian flavours. Seafront spot Bagatelle Mykonos offers open-air tables and fresh French-Mediterranean meals from Joseph Kahat.

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, on Paradise Beach, meanwhile, 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

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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 plunge pool 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 plunge pool 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’s Reeza on one night, at a candlelit table in the same alfresco area where we had breakfast. We share a burrata salad to start with, made with fresh basil and cherry tomatoes. The rest of the menu is Mediterranean-tinged, with a meat- and fish-heavy selection of pasta dishes and grills. 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.

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Price per night from $299.63