Oyster knows what travelers look for in their hotels. When we visit properties around the world, we evaluate how every feature stacks up against the competition, from the rooms to the pools to the restaurants. So if you’re planning a trip and need a place to start, you’ve come to the right place. Take a look at our top boutique hotel picks in Mykonos, and get inspired!
Hugging a cliff high above the Aegean, the five-pearl Cavo Tagoo offers one spectacular view after another from its multi-level terraces and windows. This 80-room boutique hotel whispers "barefoot luxury," the result of a 2007 renovation that combines whitewashed simplicity with sophisticated art and ultra-modern furnishings. The party scene in town is five minutes away via the hotel's free shuttle, but there's also plenty of action (some complain too much) at the pool bar for guests who want to mingle. Rooms -- with stone walls, wood floors, and beamed ceilings -- are gorgeous and sleek, and some have private pools that create a nice romantic ambience for a honeymoon or a couples retreat.
Boheme artfully combines the relaxed vibe of a luxury hotel, with a hip boutique aesthetic -- all within reach of Mykonos' vibrant nightlife scene, while still being a comfortable distance down the road from the center of it all. With only 20 suites, all of which have views of the sea, the property maintains an atmosphere of relaxation. In fact, everything has views of the sea from this elegant hillside, including the outdoor pool, spa, and open-air restaurant and bar. It stands out for its sophisticated bohemian-chic decor and gorgeous setting; the talented staff make delicious lemonade from the lemon trees growing on the grounds.
The 35-room upscale Kouros Hotel & Suites is a boutique property with gorgeous views of the Aegean Sea. It's a 10-minute walk to Mykonos town's dining and nightlife, and there's an artsy, contemporary vibe throughout. Rooms are modern and fresh, with sleek design-conscious furniture and stunning views from balconies or terraces. The outdoor pool is gorgeous, and the adjacent restaurant and bar offer even more of those views. There are also a fitness center and spa.
Nissaki Hotel is a posh, boutique hotel overlooking the exclusive Psarou Beach and less than a five-minute walk to the beach of Platis Gialos. The hotel has 18 upscale guest rooms with marble bathrooms and stylish furnishings. Guests can have massages while lounging by the chic infinity-pool and gaze at the yachts docked in the bay. There’s an outdoor whirlpool tub and a separate family area with a shallow family pool surrounded by palm trees and illuminated at night. The hotel provides a free breakfast buffet, and an open-air restaurant with ocean views. Mykonos is a 10-minute drive, and a free airport shuttle is available
The 15-room Lithos by Spyros and Flora is an upscale boutique hotel located a few miles from central Mykonos, along the shore at Agios Ioannis Beach. Whitewashed and quintessentially Greek in appearance and decor, the hotel has been created with enormous attention to detail, from stylish poolside lounge chairs to unique stone and glass tables in the lobby. Rooms are very large, modern and stylish, with crisp white decor and elegant glass-enclosed showers, plus kitchenettes and private verandas with sea views. The pool terrace, with incredible vistas of the Aegean Sea, is perfect for a sophisticated cocktail as the sun goes down.
This 31-room boutique hotel is a competitively priced upcale choice for guests who want to be close to town but still have hilltop vantage-point views. The Venica Hotel is a 15-minute walk to Mykonos Town, and located off a busy (and sometimes noisy) street. The hotel rooms are still quiet despite that, not to mention clean and homey, and the property reflects a modern Cycladic style with traditional Mykonian details. A restaurant, bar, spa services, and rooftop infinity pool are available on-site, while a slew of activities, both near and far, can be arranged by the concierge. The Vencia is geared more toward couples and groups of friends than families.
The 21-room Rocabella Mykonos Art Hotel & Spa is a luxurious boutique hideaway just above gorgeous Agios Stefanos beach. Built in quintessential Mykonos style -- with lots of winding stairs, whitewash, terraces, and stunning stone walls -- the hotel has a beach-y zen vibe that promotes instantaneous relaxation. Rooms are spacious and modern with artistic, natural decor -- plus amazing views of the sea. The little touches, such as aromatherapy candles for in-room turndown service, make a visit to the Rocabella the epitome of laid-back luxury. Unlike some competitors, the Rocbella has both a spa and gym.
Perched on a hill above the harbor, the Hermes Mykonos Hotel has incredible views from nearly every window and balcony. Its distance from town is ideal, as it is close enough to walk to restaurants and bars, but far enough away to avoid the party scene noise. The rooms are richly decorated in marble and feature private balconies or patios. The small size of some rooms can be a drawback for guests, however. The pool is also small, but for a hotel with only 37 rooms in such close proximity of other attractions, crowding isn't much of an issue. It's a bit slim on the amenities, but it's a great location for anyone seeking an upscale spot who doesn't mind a short walk uphill to get from town to the hotel.