The Myconian Ambassador Hotel – Relais & Chateaux – Mykonos
Written By Lena Harizopoulos
What: The Myconian Ambassador Hotel, a 5* Relais & Chateaux spa resort.
Where: Plati Gialos, Mykonos, Greece
Why Go: The 1st Relais & Chateaux on the island has undergone a major renovation, setting it apart as one of the most contemporary looking hotels on the island just a stone’s throw from top beaches and a 10 minute drive from town.
Ideal for: Quick Autumn escapes, design hotel lovers, spa mini breaks.
I decided to kick start my “Autumn Escapes” with the Myconian Ambassador hotel on Myconos, instead of a city hotel, thinking that during late August & September it is your only chance to savor the avant garde side of Mykonos plus visit a hotel that combines it all and most importantly has recenttly had a very expensive face-lift.
The moment you enter the reception area you will be instantly impressed by the spacious, design-forward lobby area.
A fresh, minimal yet cozy look & feel prevails with comfy color-blocking sofas, mirrors, a designers’ boutique and stairs leading down to the spa which has always been one of the best on the island.
Then you will be taken to the 1st floor where the restaurant and pool area are located.
Here is my favorite place. Pop art on the walls, vivid colors, a fantastic breakfast buffet in the morning, great bar area at night.
The restaurant is divided in two levels from both you can enjoy sea view and impeccable service.
The staff is indeed very polite and friendly making your stay overwhelming.
Moving up to the rooms, i loved the sea-view minimal chic rooms the ones though with no balcony and a sole back window were a disappointment.
Food wise I had the best amuse bouche of the year here.
A succulent, premium quality beef tartare that I wished it was not just an amuse bouche.
The wine lists are satisfactory and the breakfast amazing.
One thing for sure is that all foodies that are fond of Relais & Chateaux hotels & restaurants would expect a touch of a better dinning experience.
What stole my heart: The contemporary art scattered around the hotel.
Don’t leave without: Buying an Apostolos Mitropoulos piece of clothing from the hotel’s boutique or trying a signature massage a the spa.