Kivotos, , Mykonos $$$$
Concierge.com's insider take:
The shortcoming—or saving grace—of this 40-room luxury hotel overlooking its own pebble beach on Ornos Bay is that it's not quite close enough to Mykonos Town to stumble back to after a night out. The ten-minute taxi ride brings you to a collection of Aegean-style rooms and suites that were originally meant to be a family villa and are still strongly imprinted with the personality of the owner, an art collector who obviously sees the property as a repository for his acquired works. That's why no two rooms are the same—whether furnished with Venetian mirrors or Philippe Starck Ghost chairs—and no doubt why they have appealed to such guests as fashion designers Jean Paul Gaultier and Ermenegildo Zegna. There's a practical appeal to these quirky digs, too, as the hotel is well equipped with the amenities every haute hotel guest desires: fitness center and spa, with a sparkly-tiled hammam; two swimming pools; a squash court; and a polished teak sailing yacht suitable for inviting up to 40 of the friends you meet during those nights in Mykonos Town. If any of the friendships become close, there is a little family chapel, and the fine-china atmosphere of La Meduse restaurant is perfect for reception dinners.—Bob Payne
Closed mid-October through mid-May.
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