Semeli Hotel – Mykonos

Honeymoon-standard boutique retreat in a quiet yet fairly central corner of Mykonos Town.

IN GENERAL.

The Semeli Hotel sits in a fresh white building featuring classic Cycladic and Mediterranean-style architecture with rectangular protrusions, flat roofs, arched walkways, stone wall accents, and plenty of outdoor nooks and crannies.

Terraces and walkways are well-maintained with cacti, palm trees, and flowers peeking from under stairs or hanging from trellises.

Interiors are stylish yet discreet, service is efficient, and breakfasts are copious with a very cozy atmosphere in the main building.

LOCATION.

A very convenient location in Mykonos town just a stroll away from the hustle and bustle. The good thing is that Semeli has (limited) parking space for your rental car and even a valet service to help you out on this steep hill towards the main road.

It’s less than a 5-minute walk from the nightlife, shopping, and dining that has made Mykonos so famous. The landmark Kato Mili windmills,  Little Venice, Old Port, and even a small beach are accessible within 8 minutes on foot.

STYLE.

Boutique discreet, with beige-white-and-grey tones throughout, earth tones in the soft furnishings and room orientation that ensures intimacy, despite the compact grounds on different levels. The main pool is where it all happens and the ultimate spot to relax after a day in town.

The original old, pre-hotel on the site attached to the main pool forms the core of the dining and lounge area.

Whitewashed walls and a garden with geraniums and stunning bougainvillea’s provide the rooms’ exterior setting. Some units have an indoor or an outdoor hot tub.

SERVICE.

Efficient and friendly throughout your whole stay. The fresh-water pool itself is exceptionally large for a city hotel. There’s also a small subterranean fitness centre, and a bigger spa offering assorted detoxes, massages and facials as well as a relaxing Turkish hammam.

 

GASTRONOMY.

A copious buffet breakfast offers plenty of choice in the cosy indoor adn comes with an egg-menu prepared by the chef.

The restaurants Thioni and Krama feature fine dining menus that highlight fresh, local ingredients; Krama offers an elevated menu of traditional Greek and Cycladic foods, while Thioni features contemporary, creative Greek cuisine.

The hotel’s seaside annexe bar at Little Venice, all stone and wood inside, showcases some beautiful 5th-century BC artefacts under the floor.

ROOMS.

We slept in the spacious ‘executive suite pool view’ maisonnette  with Jacuzzi , 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The terrace is almost adjacent to the pool, separated by a narrow walkway. The doors are completely in myconian style with beautiful curtains.

64 rooms in total and five rooms are near the reception, the rest is surrounded by the pool or garden with distant seas views for the more elevated ones of the complex.

All units have a balcony or terrace, double glazing (welcome in chilly early spring or autumn), flat-screen TVs and exposed lovely original features like beam ceilings and arches. Superior rooms boast secluded outdoor mini-spa-tubs.

Bathrooms are Philippe Starck-designed, with rain showers and, butler sinks, and naturally lit via translucent panels. Only demerit: the jacuzzi can make some noise during the night, upon request they will turn it off.

TO SUMMARIZE

LOCATION
Convenient location in the city center of Mykonos Town, near Little Venice, Windmills and Old Port.

RATES
€140/£107 B&B in low season, €460/£352 during high

ROOMS
64 rooms

STYLE
Boutique discreet, with beige-white-and-grey tones throughout.

FOOD
Mediterranean and Greek cuisine in a sophisticated ambiance.

X FACTOR
Complimentary valet parking in their underground garage in downtown Mykonos Town.

BOOK TO PACK
“Mykonos Muse” by Lizy Manola

Semeli Hotel Mykonos
Panachrantou 1, Mikonos
846 00, Greece
+30 2289 027466
semelihotel.gr
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