Grecotel Mykonos Blu (Mykonos, Greece)


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As we speak: Evaluation of Grecotel Mykonos Blu (Mykonos, Greece)

Set on a low bluff overlooking the world-famous Psarou Seaside and thoughtfully designed to mirror the cubist traces of the Cyclades, the 5-star Grecotel Mykonos Blu Resort is all about views, gentle, and house. Having fun with a dramatic panorama on the Mediterranean’s most glamorous island, the resort’s gorgeous infinity pool is an journey of the creativeness, whereas the openness of lined and open-air terraces and lounges is echoed within the luxurious lodging. The romantic bungalow suites with non-public swimming pools make this some of the sought-after inns within the Aegean. Amenities embody two glorious eating places, an intimate spa, and a personal seaside membership on Psarou Seaside.

Have you ever ever stayed at Grecotel Mykonos Blu? If that’s the case, what was your expertise? Depart a remark.

On this assessment (extra information and photographs beneath my YouTube video):


PROS & THINGS I LIKE
  • Grecotel Mykonos Blu is without doubt one of the most luxurious inns on the gorgeous Greek island of Mykonos. The island that by no means sleeps is principally identified for its social gathering way of life subsequent to none, its LGBT welcoming atmosphere, and its lovely seashores, which rank among the many most wanted within the Mediterranean. The indescribable magic of this island has additionally attracted the wealthy and well-known because the 70s, when the primary luxurious yachts began crowding the just about primitive on the time marina. Since then, this high-quality Aegean gem has maintained intact its upscale standing, glamour and fame via time. Tip: attempt to go to Mykonos outdoors the excessive season, in any other case you’ll should share the island’s magnificence with cashed-up A-listers and partygoers.
  • Grecotel Mykonos Blu enjoys a privileged location in a spot of serene magnificence on Mykonos’ southern shores. The property has its personal seaside membership, which is a brief stroll down a personal stairway. A number of eating places and seaside golf equipment are inside strolling distance of the resort. It’s solely a ten minutes by taxi (15 euros) from the property to the capital Hora (higher referred to as Mykonos City), well-known for its mazy cobblestoned streets, high-end boutiques, eating places, energetic golf equipment, and well-known landmarks reminiscent of the enduring windmills, the scenic Little Venice space, and the all the time busy Manto Mavrogenous Sq.. The airport can be conveniently shut (10 minutes by automotive), though you received’t discover any aircraft site visitors as there’s a big hill between the airfield and the resort space.
  • Grecotel Mykonos Blu is a spacious and huge resort based on Myconian requirements. Staying true to Cycladic structure, the property encompasses a beautiful design, in all of which the trademark colours of white and blue prevail. The constructing’s whitewashed exterior is complemented by minimalist interiors created by internationally acclaimed inside designers. The decor is especially lovely within the foyer, an all-white tranquil house with an arched ceiling, cool concrete flooring and uncovered stone wall. A number of real-size blue-painted mule statues are scattered all through the foyer house and adjoining open-air lounge bar, including a enjoyable and trendy contact to the normal design.
  • The property is about on a low bluff, and cascades down in a number of ranges in the direction of the  turquoise waters of Psarou Seaside. Due to its hillside location, the inns supply dazzling views of the Aegean Sea and Psarou Seaside from most vantage factors. On the highest stage is an ethereal foyer with rooftop lounge bar (known as “Delos Lounge”), the place company are handled to a welcome drink upon arrival. One flooring beneath the foyer is the primary restaurant “Poets of the Aegean” (extra on that beneath). One stage beneath the foyer is a big pool deck and small spa facility with health club. The resort’s public areas are linked by a myriad of pathways and staircases, with loads of chill-out sofas, hidden corners and shaded terraces to calm down and soak within the lovely views.
  • Clustered in small teams all through the resort, the 103 whitewashed rooms, suites and personal villas are thoughtfully designed to mirror the cubist type of the Cyclades and take full benefit of the brilliant gentle. All rooms (that are designated as ‘bungalows’) have shaded terraces with panoramic views of the ocean and among the greater finish room classes include non-public plunge swimming pools or out of doors Jacuzzis. Throughout my keep, I used to be upgraded to an exquisite open plan suite with non-public pool. It featured an Aegean impressed decor with a cover king-size mattress draped in filmy materials, with the solar’s rays being filtered via half-open shutters. The cave-like rest room was outfitted with a rain bathe, one sink and a rest room. The suite’s spotlight was a big sea-front non-public terrace with non-public plunge pool.
  • Even when your room doesn’t have its personal non-public pool, you may take pleasure in a refreshing swim within the waters of the resort’s spectacular two-level infinity pool, which provides the proper hangout-spot for a trip. The pool space is about on the coronary heart of the resort, and is surrounded by a number of decks and smaller terraces, all boasting gorgeous unobstructed views of the Aegean Sea and fitted with comfy solar loungers. Behind the primary pool – which is crammed with salt water – can be a shallow child’s pool in addition to a small shaded pool set in a picturesque, whitewashed grotto. This cave pool is an everyday characteristic on the favored Instagram accounts of jet setters, celebrities, fashions, fashionistas and journey bloggers.
  • Set a number of steps again from the resort’s foremost pool deck is the intimate, understated Elixir Wellness Middle, an exquisite antidote to an evening of partying. The spa provides a full therapy menu, together with aromatherapy, thalassotherapy, therapeutic massage, and indulgent sea scrubs. Amenities embody a sauna, nail salon, non-public spa cabins, in addition to a shaded out of doors cabana. Since availability is proscribed, I extremely advocate to guide your spa therapies and wellness packages earlier than check-in to keep away from any disappointments. Positioned inside the spa can be a small health club, that includes state-of-the-art cardio and weight-training gear.
  • One of many resort’s foremost promoting factors is its prime location immediately above Psarou Seaside, with steps main down from the resort’s pool space (in addition to different resort areas) to the sandy seaside and clear turquoise waters. Grecotel Mykonos Blu has its personal non-public part on the seaside, with plush sunbeds, seaside towels and umbrellas being offered freed from cost to resort company. Psarou Seaside is one in all Mykonos’ most well-known and delightful seashores, attracting celebrities (and their million greenback yachts) from all around the world. Tucked into an idyllic bay, the seaside is surrounded by cliffs that protect it from the wind. Dwelling to quite a lot of fashionable eateries, Psarou Seaside additionally the situation of one in all Mykonos’s most iconic (however overpriced) seaside golf equipment, Nammos.
  • Company of Grecotel Mykonos Blu can indulge their style palate with luxurious island meals and revolutionary cocktails served on the resort’s two eating places and one lounge:
    • Brasserie L’ Archipel is an off-the-cuff poolside eatery, which provides a farm contemporary menu with gentle lunches; this restaurant additionally serves meals to resort company preferring to lounge the day away on Psarou Seaside with excellent Mykonos Blu seaside service.
    • Positioned one stage above the pool is Aegean Poets, the resort’s signature restaurant. Every morning, Aegean Poets provides a lavish breakfast unfold, laden with an array of contemporary fruit in season, just-baked breads, cheeses, yogurts, and different dairy, breakfast meats, cereals and muesli, nuts, home-made marmalades, honey and extra—largely natural and locally-sourced. At evening, Aegean Poets serves high-quality eating with scrumptious Greek and seafood specialities.
    • Breathtaking views, impeccable service and luxurious décor are the keys to the success of the resort’s rooftop “Delos Lounge”, which overlooks the pool, the gardens and well-known Psarou Seaside. Right here, company sip an ouzo or champagne because the solar units or take pleasure in an after-dinner drink earlier than heading off into city to get a style of the island’s well-known nightlife.
  • Mykonos Blu is managed by Grecotel Lodges & Resorts, the most important resort group in Greece. Grecotel was based within the Eighties as a resort resort administration firm by German tour operator TUI and the Cretan brothers Nikos and Takis Daskalantonakis. Every of Grecotel’s 40 luxurious inns and resorts is a singular architectural expertise and a paradise of opulent facilities, gourmand eating places and chic particulars embodying the essence of Greek hospitality. With 16,500 beds, Grecotel Lodges & Resorts accommodate about 350,000 guests from greater than 150 international locations yearly. The corporate’s property additionally embody 15 km (9 mi) of shoreline, 200 eating places and bars, and 10 convention facilities with 60 assembly rooms.

CONS & THINGS TO KNOW
  • Plenty of stairs might trigger issues for company with restricted mobility. There’s an elevator connecting the foyer with the eating places, pool deck and a few visitor rooms flooring. Nevertheless, there are nonetheless many steps to navigate, for instance across the swimming pools, inside sure suites & villas, and likewise to get all the way down to the seaside (and again up once more).
  • A few of the lowest class rooms are a bit small and darkish, though they characteristic a sensible structure profiting from the obtainable house. There are 23 room classes to select from, so just remember to choose a room, suite or villa that most closely fits your style and expectations.
  • Due to the property’s hillside location, not all room terraces take pleasure in a excessive diploma of privateness, particularly these positioned on the decrease lever. For instance, one of many resort’s public pathways ran in entrance of my suite, with different visitor passing by, which was a bit of awkward after I was taking a dip within the plunge pool.
  • With 103 rooms, Grecotel Mykonos Blu is one of many bigger resorts on Mykonos. It’s additionally highly regarded amongst households on account of its child-friendly services. If you’re on the lookout for an intimate, small-scale boutique resort and/or an adults solely expertise, it is perhaps higher to remain elsewhere.

MY VERDICT
  • Location: 9/10
  • Design: 9/10
  • Pool: 9/10
  • Rooms: 8/10
  • Meals: 9/10
  • Breakfast: 9/10
  • Spa: 8/10
  • Service: 8/10
  • Worth for cash: 8/10
  • General expertise: superb – 8,6/10

TIPS FOR FUTURE GUESTS & SAVE MONEY
  • Get monetary savings: get complimentary VIP perks when reserving through Virtuoso (e.g. improve, each day breakfast, early check-in, late check-out, welcome amenity within the room on the arrival day, complimentary spherical journey switch from/to airport or port, 15% low cost in L’ Archipel and Aegean Restaurant all through keep, and $100 USD resort credit score).
  • Get monetary savings: learn right here my suggestions for getting the perfect deal at a luxurious resort like Grecotel Mykonos Blu (and/or obtain many free perks).
  • Learn my suggestions for making ready your journey in time.

BEST TIME TO VISIT

The perfect time to go to Mykonos are the autumn months of September and October: the climate remains to be nice, the vacationer crowds have left, the ocean temperature is at its warmest, and the resort charges are inside cheap vary. The spring months of April and Could, earlier than the summer season rush comes, are additionally a good time to go to, though the ocean is chilly and you could encounter some cloudy days. Mykonos is a highly regarded vacation vacation spot for Europeans in June, July and August: count on hordes of vacationers, nonstop events and hovering resort charges presently of 12 months. Summers additionally see plenty of windy days, with the Meltemi blowing for lengthy durations, particularly within the afternoons (typically gale drive like winds).


HOW TO GET THERE

Grecotel Mykonos Blu is a 15 min automotive journey from the ferry harbour and a ten min journey from the aiport. Click on right here for a continually up to date record of airways that provide direct flights to Mykonos.


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