Travel Blogs from Mykonos
We got up with no tour today - bliss:). Breakfast was just baked bread with home made marmalade (which was devine) and some cake made by Kat who served us, she was originally from Belgium but has been here for 25 years and now is a mosaic artist. Breakfast was lovely. We wandered in to the ...
... at the airport and Yannis (who owns the hotel) picked us up, very friendly and the hotel has amazing views, top of a hill and steps (see photo). We walked in to the town centre found a cafe recommended by Yannis and had some cheese that is made in Mykonos and then meatballs which were delicious. Thankfully he picked us back up so avoided the walk up the hill. Our hotel is basic but has a million dollar view (see ...
... Nat stood back saying 'um guys I'm not sure about this, it feels really wrong' and myself being the indecisive one saying 'ummm I'm not sure but whatever you guys think'. With sight of the pink lights illuminating the club Alana leaded the way through the rocks, potential cactus bushes, climbing over rock walls until we ended at the back of someone's house with a security guard shinning his light on us. Explaining we were trying to get to the pink lights and asking if ...
... into town for more shopping and dinner. We head to a local fish tavern. All the fresh fish are in big steel drawers in a fridge. You pick what you want and they cook it in s big pizza style oven. I have salmon with a big Greek salad it's beautiful. After dinner we wander around but the weather has turned a bit stormy so catch s taxi back to the hotel. The storm seems to blow in and out quite quick. Time for bed ...
Started our Greek Island cruise today. We have enjoyed some time to relax, swim and sit by the pool and of course enjoy some cocktails. The cruise is better than we expected which is nice. Plenty of things to do..The weather is hot, about 35 degrees, so a swim in the pool was just what I needed.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Ostraco Suites Mykonos
My husband and I went to Mykonos last August after the Olympics. When we arrived at Ostraco we just couldn't believed in what we were seeing.
Kristin and I were celebrating our honeymoon traveling through the Greek islands in September of 2004. Being a lesbian couple, we were pleasantly surprised that every place we went we had a wonderful time (especially with the locals), however, the personal attention we were given at the Ostraco was without comparison. Stella and Fotis were the best!!! We felt they became friends during our stay and the other guests were extremely accepting and full of life. Fotis's special cocktail was to die for and Stella's "Whatever you like" was the typical response to most of our needs or questions. We were so very sad when we had to leave. We often think about our time in Greece and miss our new found friends. Maybe someday we will return, but Stella and Fotis...you are always welcome in our home!!!! Come and visit Oregon! We would love to have you!! Thanks for everything,
I am very sad with the reviews
Hi From Paris
I don't know why this people writing all that bad thins.
My stay at Ostraco was super(10/7/04 - 21/07/04) , my room was warm and clean and the pool area was very relaxing place.
The breakfast was big with many traditional plates and very good quality, and late
(8 to 12:30).
I am very sad with all this review.
I will go buck to Ostraco.
I went to Mykonos last summer with my daughter Alexandra. It was the first visit of my daughter to Greece and I wanted her to have a great time in the country that her father was born.
As many people on that page we too were absolutly disappointed arriving at Ostraco: the hotel lies right next to two busy roads and is fare from beeing a quiet retreat, first they gave us a very poor room but we were upgraded after we complained.
The pool area as the rest of the public grounds were very badly kept and didn't really invite to lay down and relaxed. Glass tables, "white" cusions and carpets were completly dirty as the breakfast area, cuttlery and plates. One poor waiter had to keep up breakfast service which he couldn't achieve understandably.
We change hotel as soon as we could!
Nothing like the website
As regular visitors to Mykonos we went for the Ostraco Suites based on some favourable reviews, and on the quality of the website, (Fantastic looking and stylish rooms etc). And as such we were prepared to pay a premium for the 'Hip' factor. However, as already noted in other reviews on this site, the rooms shown to us were basic by any Greek standards. (Nothing like the pictures in the promotional material). Clean and functional yes, but misleading, and NOT worth the extra cash.
Also, as already noted, no pickup from the airport as promised.
This one is a lottery, do you feel lucky?
Not impressed by this place at all, especially for the high price I paid. A number of issues to point out:
I would like to say that Ostraco suite is very very good.
Is very relaxing and comfortable.
I think the rooms are more than good and beautiful.
I liked the service, the staff was very friendly and professional.
It is a family resort with very good rooms and service
We were disapointed...
The website and the people are nice, but.... . First of all, the first room given to us, was awful, old and unpleasant, nothing compared to what we saw on their website. After one night they were nice enough to apologize and change us to another room. The second room was more like we were expecting. Secondly, I must notice that the breakfast, already included, was very poor in terms of variety and service. There is only one person to take care of all the tables and buffet, which is clearly insufficient. Finally, and worst of all, we were impressed by the carelessness with the dishes, glasses and cutlery that were dirty and old. I have to say that in Mykonos it is easy to find better at that price.