Estelle Frances Bailey-Babenzien

Belvedere Hotel

www.TheDreamAwake.com
  • Where:Mykonos
  • Why:Summer holidays.
  • When:July 2014
  • Who:The Hubby and I and another couple.
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The pool area transforms into a lounge by night.

Aloe, cactus and palm gardens surround the grounds.

Very comfy bed - left it messy to add interest to the minimalist style, clean lines & pure white…but they always made it straight again!

The living area to our room with a second patio.

Looking in from the second patio...beautiful mahogany wood panels act as sliding door to the closets.

Classic Greek breakfast poolside - berries, yogurt and honey.

The restaurant is super relaxed during the day.

View of the pool from an upper-level lounging area.

View from the hotel, looking out over the town to the old port.

The dude right here is the music maestro - he DJs great tunes nightly…and he sells his mixes!

A view from the sushi bar, one of the garden nook eating areas.

Driveway entrance and pathways to this hidden gem.

Highs & Lows

  • Location! A sweet garden oasis on the hilltop! Walk through the side door to enter winding pathways leading to all the island action. No need to drink & drive….and taxis are scarce.

  • The intimate pool area & sun beds transform into a stunning, beautifully lit, multi-level cocktail lounge, bar & restaurant scene at dusk. A fun hot spot.

  • The FOOD! Delicious offerings at all times from both restaurants.

  • Helpful service. They have a well curated app to help you discover which of the many beaches or restaurants are best for you. They also offer beach towels & rides if taxis aren’t available.

  • All rooms have balconies, but not all rooms have vista views…

  • The elegant and minimalist design in the rooms could use a little more character for my taste.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 44/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Luxury boutique hotel.

  • Vibe

    Understated days and vibrant nights of private luxury in the heart of where it’s all happening.

  • Location

    Perfectly located at the top of town, overlooking white washed cyclade homes and the Aegean Sea.

  • Rooms

    35 rooms, 8 suites and a few villas off property.

  • Music

    The music by the pool & bar is a perfectly chill beach vibe. At night it becomes more upbeat with a mix of classics, remixes and cool alternative music that you want to dance too.

  • Year Opened

    1996

  • Designed By

    A recent major renovation was undertaken by US architect David Rockwell Group.

  • Pool/Gym

    Yes, both.

  • Restaurant

    Two incredible restaurants surround the beautiful pool area - Matsuhisa Mykonos, incredible Japanese by the infamous Nobu Matsuhisa and The Belvedere Club, modern & classic mediterranean cuisine.

  • Bar

    YES - a jetset meet up spot. Amazing cocktails!

  • Minibar

    Yes and well stocked.

  • Children

    Could do…but nothing here is dedicated to kids.

  • Price

    A high price for exclusivity.

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