Travel Blogs from Mykonos
Ok so after 3 flights and 2 lousy airport meals and another 1 hour time difference, I finally made it to Mykonos. I arrived just after 7pm last night. I had pre-booked a cute hotel, as most hostels don't really have a great location. At first I thought they gave me the wrong room, because this one had a double bed and a really nice view. I went …
... and spent the day meandering around. Bought some items made by local artists and of course some tourist stuff, you will be pleased to hear not one handbag...... Lunch in a small cafe and some time spent just watching the ocean and walking . Evening at the hotel watched the sunset and just ...
... to listen to tour guides and then got hard sell organised by the tours, Pip got nagged all the way down a street. The Turkish part of our tour was disorganised and well to be honest below expectations which did not help. I got worn out just trying to deal with them and sort stuff out! So now we change to the Greek tour company for this part of the tour - so fingers crossed:). Lets see if the Greeks beat the ...
... was a couple of nude men bonding over a game of cards on the beach, provided us with a great insight into their acceptance of nudity. Unfortunately the wind picked up most called it a night and ran to their cabins. We had a few games of 'jungle speed' and sat around talking, no wild last night thanks to the weather. With an early wake up to depart Mykonos and make our way back to Athens, it's now my final day on tour. Although I'm looking forward to my turkey travels ...
... 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 ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Rochari Hotel Mykonos
Rochari Hotel is the best value in Mykonos Town, without a doubt!
Best views, fantastic value!!
I have stayed at both the Rochari and Little Rochari and have had a great experience at both. The sea view rooms offer amazing views. The hotel is centrally located and is about a 2 minute walk to the bus stop (to take you to all the beaches), and a 2 minute walk into town through a picturesque walkway. The Koussathanas family is the warmest family I have met through my travels and it shows in the welcome you will receive upon arrival. A little known secret is how great the food is at the hotel. It is all homemade recipes and the ingredients come from the family's farm. The pool area offers amazing views overlooking the town and the bar has the best sunset and dusk views before you head into town. Don't forget to try the homemade chips with your drink!
What a welcome...
I agree with everythng said about Hotel Rochari - the place is a best kept secret on Mykonos.
We have been lodging at this hotel for a few weeks each summer for the past 4 years. It was recommended by a friend who had spoken about the Rochari and let us know how cool the place was. He wasn't wrong.
I could easily have written the reviews already on here. One thing that I'd like to emphasise is the friendliness of the family who own it and the staff there. For me, that makes it a special place. We have stayed in so many hotels over the years but it is only the Rochari on Mykonos that pulls us back.
As someone has already mentioned, there are a large number of return guests. They must be doing something right!
A Family Home from Home.
I agree with all of the other reviews here - they are all accurate. Stavroula and her family are great hosts - the hotel is simple and well appointed - most with beautiful views. The clientele returns often - for good reason - and everyone quickly becomes like family! I have not been able to return this or last year yet stayed at The Rochari every year for five - even twice one year. I cannot wait to return.
The best mykonian combination
Mykonian style hotel
Service very kind, helpful, fast.
View: overlooking Mykonos Town, Delos, sea, Sunset.
3 min walk from the town center.
Balkony with great view in almast every room.
Clean, clean and clean.
Breakfast very good, till 13.00
If someone wants the same services and view, he must go far from the Town and pay triple price.
Loved the Rochari Hotel
I stayed at the Rochari Hotel with my daughter this June. We really enjoyed our stay, Did not want to leave. The Hotel is located above the town but only a 3 min easy walk into town. The staff could not have been nicer and helped with directions, recommendations what to do and see. The hotel was very clean, breakfast was lovely on the terrace and the hotel had great views at sunset.The pool was large and very refreshing. I would highly recommend this hotel as a great affordable place to stay. I can't wait to return!
We read reviews on The Rochari (pronounced Ro-har-ee) on tripadvisor.com before we booked our week long stay and are glad we did! What a treat! We were greeted by Stavroula (owner's daughter) who checked us in to our "room with a view". The rooms aren't extravagant...you'll have to go to the Royal Maconian and pay 4 times the price. But, these rooms are very clean, we had a spacious balcony with an unobstructed view of the harbor and sunset...breath taking! The beds were comfortable and the a/c cold! They have great water pressure and no shortage of hot water either. Again, bathroom and room were very clean.
Hotel Rochari is a small boutique-style hotel lovingly cared for by the Koussathanas family.
It enjoys an elevated position overlooking the pretty town and the bay / islands beyond. Rooms are beautiful and very well designed, all in the traditional "cube" design required in Mykonos.
The pool / bar area is stunning and very peaceful. Service is unassuming yet helpful with a real attention to detail. Most guests seem to be repeats - always a good sign.
A 5 minute walk will take you into the town through a cluster of tiny yet impressive places.
This place is a must - forget going to the larger places!