Elevated above Mykonos Town and with unrivalled views of the Aegean Sea is the luxurious Hermes Mykonos Hotel. Its brilliantly white and simplistic sugar cube exterior instantly draws you into its traditionally quant yet contemporary atmosphere.
This hotel looks characteristically Mykonian from the outside, however, inside it harbors a luxurious and carefully formulated interior, designed by Greek interior design company Cosset.
The reception area was bathed in natural light due to an ingeniously placed wall of glass which framed a perfect view of the town and harbour below. Scattered tables stood under unique chandeliers created using an array of intricate oyster shells.
The expanse of marble flooring was broken up by slick black and wooden shelving filled with books and playful sculptures that brought a sense of light-heartedness to the design.
I particularly adored the black wicker chairs which swung delicately from the hotels ceiling making it a perfect place to sit back, relax and take full advantage of the fabulous vista.
The Hermes Mykonos Hotel is perfectly sized if you prefer a more intimate hotel as it is comprised of 35 rooms with 2 individually designed suites, a swimming pool with bar and terrace and a breakfast room. Staying in one of their junior suites, it was evident to see that their attention to detail was paramount and an integral part of their guests overall experience. The 50 m² suite carried the theme of the rest of the hotel with its blend of Mykonian traditions and contemporary design. Comprising of a bedroom, lounge, luxury bathroom, kitchenette and self-contained shower and toilet, the suite was more an apartment rather than just a room.
An impeccably balanced combination of wooden elements, neutral textiles and stone all added a natural and calming flare. Although the room was open plan, creative design features cleverly segregated it into different areas giving the illusion of intimate spaces. Its most unique feature was the luxurious bathroom separated by a striking black twin sink stand and large hanging mirrors. The exquisite bath tub carved out of stone stood on a marble plinth framed by a wall of delicate green foliage.
Although the room itself was immersed in natural light due to the floor to ceiling windows the spacious terrace outside allowed you to truly take advantage of the Greek sunlight and the extraordinary panoramic outlook. Due to the hotels elevated location, the suite was the perfect place to watch some of the most astonishing sunsets that I have ever seen.
If you do manage to prize yourself away from the room, the hotel’s pool area provides the perfect place to relax in the sunshine. Within this relaxed setting you can treat yourself to a drink or two at their fantastic bar and let the staff cater to your every need.
Breakfast was a true delight comprising of a delectable range of traditional, Mediterranean and international foods. Served in a buffet style there was no shortage of choice and knowing that it was sourced from local producers made it even more appealing. In addition to this, a delicious menu was available providing you with a different selection of eggs, my favourite being poached on sour dough bread with avocado butter and a sprinkle of fresh chili.
If this is your first time visiting Mykonos I would highly recommend this luxurious hotel. The interior design within the hotel was remarkably thought out by Cosset and I recommend taking a visit to the store which is located across from the hotel. Here you can surround yourself in more of their creative and outstanding designs.
The location of this hotel allows you to experience a more relaxed vibe yet still be only minutes from the bustling main town. The conveniently located bus stop situated just outside the hotel provides a great and affordable way to travel to one of the many beaches on the island. The Hermes Mykonos Hotel truly manages to encompass the laidback, chic and friendly ambiance that the island of Mykonos is known for. Their friendly and professional staff are happy to help and advise you, allowing you to fully enjoy your time on this wind swept island.
Room prices in high season 2019 (including breakfast and transfers):
Double Room from £309 per night (Based on two sharing)
Double Room – with Sea Views from £ 343 per night (Based on two sharing)
Junior Suite – from £520 per night (Based on two sharing)
Mykonos Town (Chora),
84600, Cyclades, Greece