More about Omiros Hotel
You'll make a friend...
My daughter and I were looking for a cheap and cheerful place to stay on the notoriously expensive island of Mykonos, and picked Omiros after reading the reviews and following up with emails from Yiannis. We are so glad we did as it exceeded our expectations. From the moment you arrive, being met by the friendly faces of Yiannis and his girlfriend Myrto, to the sad farewell, we couldn't have asked for more welcoming hosts. The place itself has a fab view, clean and comfortable rooms, and seems to exude relaxed informality. Lovely breakfasts that can be eaten on your terrace or round the cute bar, a friendly enviroment to come back to after exploring the beautiful beaches and picture perfect town, and an air-conditioned, comfy room to come back to after sampling the nightlife...what more can you ask for? If it's a chocolate on your pillow at turn down service, and stuffy staff catering to your every whim, then the Omiros is not you you. I organise conferences and meetings at many of the famous top 5 star hotels around the Middle East, Africa and Asia, and the ambience at the Omiros beats them all hands down. Book it, you won't be disappointed!!
An excellent value.
We found this place on TripAdvisor and checked out it's website. The pictures looked amazing, leaving us to wonder, "what's the catch?" There isn't one, as far as we can tell. I e-mailed Yiannis and he was prompt with his replies. He said he'd meet us at the port when our ship came in, and he did! Also gave us a ride when we shipped out. He's a really nice guy, and is not trying to squeeze money from his guests like some hoteliers. The room is simple but immaculately cleaned. Bathroom is typical of Europe - definitely not the smallest we've had. The balcony is just as you see it in the website's pictures - a nice spot to get some sun and watch the cruise ships come and go. The hotel is a 10 minute walk from downtown. It's uphill coming back, but not bad. Ask Yiannis for restaurant recommendations - he won't mislead you. If you like Italian food, don't miss the area hidden away in the southeast part of town (inland and south of Little Venice, up the hill a bit).
We stayed at Hotel Omiros for 3 nights in mid-September and it was a very pleasurable experience! Yiannis met us at the port, we drove up to the hotel and were greeted with a magnificent view. Our room was simple, comfortable, charming and clean and had a veranda with a perfect view. The hotel sits above the main town and is a nice walk down (approx 10 min). The location is great, it's quiet and we did not have to deal with all the noise that surrounds you once in town. We were able to catch a bus and a taxi easily from town in order to check out some of the beaches of Pliati Yialos and Parraga. I would stay there again, for sure.
fab time at the omiros every time
Just want to say , any one going to Mykonos Greece and want ,s a reasonable rate, clean room,and very beautiful view,s of the sea ,port ,and the best sunsets mykonos can offer with best friendly sevice , and a short walk to the town where all the action takes place,( if wanted)may I suggest OMIROS rooms you will not go wrong at this place.
I have been there for the past 3 years and will go there again , I have never been disappointed
yours faithfully, Diane, London. (Dianoola )
My votte for "Hotelier of the Year"
Having stayed at the Hotel Omiros at the beginning of the season for a week, I can confirm that the glowing reports are fully justified. This is not, and does not pretend to be, a luxury hotel. The rooms are not large and are basically furnished, but the basics are good – the airconditioning/ heating is modern and efficient, the tiled floors are new as is the plumbing, there is hot water at a good pressure, the windows have shutters fitted to the inside and there is cable TV. However, two things make the place special: the great terraces with wonderful views over Mykonos harbour and a staff led by the most customer-friendly hotel owner you are likely to find. Yannis cares about everything – his family, his hotel, his island, Greece, the world and, when you stay in his hotel, he cares for you in spades. He met us off the ferry to take us to the hotel and returned us at the end of our stay, offered to drive us around the island himself, gave us all the information we could hope to have about where to go and where to eat and nothing was too much trouble. He has created a great atmosphere, where guests greet and talk to each other like old friends, especially in the nice little bar that has been created on the terrace.
The hotel is only a 10 minute walk up the hill out of the town. For the small effort of the walk you get the great views and avoid the inevitable noise of the town extending into the night.
Omiros is wonderful value and I could not imagine staying anywhere else in Mykonos.
P.S. Warning!!! Don't play Yannis at backgammon - he's quite good and hates to lose!
All your've heard is TRUE!
I had 'safety' booked Hotel Portomykonos just down the road from Omiros before hearing back from Yiannis.
I was a little anxious about cancelling our 4star booking and going with Omiros which has a 1star rating because my 59 year old Mother was meeting us in Greece all the way from NZ. I wanted her to be comfortable . I decided to trust the reviews and conversations with Yiannis and took the Punt.
Yiannis picked us up at the Port and gave us terrific rooms with a better view than 'down the road'. Being the very begining of the warmer season, we virtually had the place to our selves and Yiannis left the kitchen door un-locked, told us to help ourselves to tea,coffe or drinks.
He would turn up each morning to greet us and make sure our breakfast was ok etc. During the busy season He is there all day.
The rooms were perfectly adequate, clean and functional and the entire place really did feel homely.
I have heard of people staying in this area complaining about and occaisional smell coming from the land fill at the waters edge a couple of hundred metres away but this is a temporary land development issue probably driven by tourism expansion and even the 4 or 5 star premises nearby will have the same problem.
Didn't bother me. Had a great relaxed stay. Thanks Yiannis and Family!!
After reading the reviews of Hotel Omiros on Trip Advisor we decided to contact the hotel to book an apartment for 4 days at the beginning of April.
Right from the start we struck up a good e-mail rapport with Yiannis and felt we were making the right choice for our Mykonos accomodation and we were not disappointed when we met him in person at the port upon our arrival.
Yiannis is the consumate host, making you feel right at home in his hotel, offering helpful tips and insights to his island home. Do you need a sugestion for dinner tonight? No problem. Do you need to use the phone because the phone booth isn't working? Step into the office. What time do you need a ride down to the port? Hey, the ferry is leaving from the other port - I'll run you right over there. This is a man who loves his little hotel and wants his guests to have a great experience when staying with him. A good, honest, genuine fellow. What more could you ask for?
Magnificent home in Mykonos
After a great trip to four Cycladic Islands where I stayed at several nice hotels I can announce that the Omiros Hotel in Mykonos won first prize in every category: First prize for the great view of the harbour, the windmills and the sea I still have in front of my eyes. First prize for the tastefully furnished room with the lovely and even wind protected terrace for breakfast (that by the way included a perfectly done soft egg). And above all and most important first prize for the warm atmosphere where I felt not as a paying customer but as I would be visiting a friend in his home. Yiannis is the perfect host, makes you feel comfortable and relaxed and is a source of information for anything you could ask about the island. I loved our chats during breakfast and was really sorry to leave the place. But there are holidays to come in the future...
Nearly a year has passed since my stay at Hotel Omiros but I still find myself sometimes drifting back in memory to what I can only describe as a dream place from the moment I arrived until the day I left.
Hotel Omiros offers a true oasis - a genuine respite for travelers who prefer to leave Mykonos' nightclub fluorescence and pounding bass behind and return to the peace and serenity of Omiros’ lovely open terraces and soothing lanterns.
There is a dignified authenticity to the design of the hotel. The modern, super-clean rooms and washrooms lead to individual terraces with marshmallow-like lounge chairs which face the sea and leave you gazing out, mesmerized, for hours.
Stay a few nights longer and you’ll soon discovery that the down-to-earth vibe is rooted in this family hotel’s owners, especially from the one-of-a kind Yiannis. I didn’t say this but, if you’re lucky, on any given evening you might stumble upon Yiannis and a few of his equally interesting friends having dinner al fresco on the shared terrace. In my case, I returned one night after a long day at the beach only to be invited to sit down, taste some homemade bread and have a glass of wine.
Clearly, my stories of Hotel Omiros have resonated - my sister and her boyfriend are booked for almost a week stay at Omiros this summer.
Sometimes when I feel disconnected here in Toronto, I think back to those moments, sitting alone amid the quiet of Omiros' terrace. Be it early morning or late in the day, I’d watch the sun lay down upon the Aegean sea. I’d let the wind guide my energy. It was such a powerful place and such an inspiring time. I doubt that I’ll be the first or last to call my Hotel Omiros experience magical.