Mykonos Blanc Hotel in Ornos

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by Santorini Dave • Updated: September 9, 2019

Review of Mykonos Blanc Hotel in Mykonos, Greece.

Mykonos Blanc – 5-star, beachfront, boutique hotel with a saltwater pool, wellness center, and beach club.

Mykonos Blanc is a trendy, luxe hotel offering forty-two rooms, suites, and maisonettes, all with private terraces, most with sea views, many with jacuzzis, and one with a private pool. Located right on Ornos Beach, the hotel features the lively beach club Pasaji, which is open to the public, as well as a private, guests-only beach space. Chic perks include a lavish spa and free transfers on arrival and departure. Mykonos Blanc is one of only a handful of hotels on the island with a wheelchair accessible room and an elevator.

Mykonos Blanc – Location

  • Area: Mykonos Blanc is well-located on popular Ornos Beach, just a 3-minute walk to the bus stop with routes into Mykonos Town, a 2-minute walk to the water taxi to the southern beaches, including Platis Gialos and Elia, and just an 8-minute walk to Korfos Beach. The hotel sits within a short walk of several fantastic restaurants and beach clubs, including the luxurious Buddha Bar Beach only a 9-minute walk south along the beach. A pharmacy and 2 grocery stores are only a short walk away.
  • How to Get There: Mykonos Blanc offers free and private arrival and departure transfers for all guests; this is the easiest way to get there. The hotel is located in Ornos Bay on the eastern end of Ornos Beach, easy to reach by car or taxi and just a 3-minute walk from the bus stop. To reach the hotel by bus, take the Fabrika-bound bus from the Airport or the Ferry Port (aka New Port aka Tourlos). This bus runs several times a day throughout the summer but only every few hours in the winter. Get off at Fabrika in Mykonos Town, and catch a second bus to Ornos Beach. The bus from the Airport or New Port to Fabrika should take around 10 minutes, and the bus from Fabrika to Ornos should take about 10 minutes. The total trip should be under an hour, depending on how long you wait at Fabrika for the Ornos Beach bus. Buses typically run about every 30 minutes during peak hours and less frequently at night or early morning. Taxis are also available from the port or airport, though there are only 30 taxis in total serving the whole island, so there is usually a long wait; schedule ahead to avoid this – or rent a car. A taxi from the airport to Mykonos Blanc should be about €15, and a taxi from the ferry port to Mykonos Blanc should be about €18 to €20. There will be a small surcharge for luggage or for booking in advance. If renting a car, the hotel offers free parking (a major perk).
  • Handy To: Ornos bus stop (3-minute walk). Water taxi to the southern beaches (2-minute walk). Korfos Beach (8-minute walk). Dining and beach clubs (3-10 minute walk).

Mykonos Blanc – The Basics

  • Ages: The hotel is open to guests of all ages; babysitting and baby cots are available on request. Mykonos Blanc is also pet-friendly for dogs up to 5kg. Guests tend to be couples between 35 and 45 years old celebrating a romantic occasion, wedding, or birthday.
  • Beach: Mykonos Blanc is located on Ornos Beach, one of the island’s best and most popular beaches, with golden sand and clear blue water. Ornos Beach is the first stop on the water taxi route that connects many of the southern beaches: Platis Gialos, Paraga, Paradise, Super Paradise, Agrari, and Elia Beaches. Walking north about 8 minutes leads to Korfos Beach, the only kitesurfing beach in Mykonos. This is an unorganized beach, so there are no beach clubs, but several affordable restaurants are very close by, along with 2 grocery stores, and a pharmacy.
  • View: Most rooms offer sea views; a handful have garden views.
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: Higher category suites add jacuzzis or a private pool. The Blanc Pool Suite has a private pool, and the Blanc Suite has an indoor jacuzzi. The Honeymoon Suite and the Friends and Family Suite both feature outdoor jacuzzis.
  • Parking: The hotel offers free parking on-site.
  • Extras: 24-hour reception, 24-hour room service, 24-hour concierge, free arrival/departure transfers, complimentary use of beachfront sunbeds, babysitting, wedding/event planning, boutique, dog-friendly (up to 5kg).
  • When to Book: Mykonos Blanc is open from mid-May through late September. Reserve at least 4 months in advance (6 months is better).
  • How to Book: Booking.com will have the best rates.
  • Phone: +30 22890 27618
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Website: mykonosblanchotel.com

Mykonos Blanc – Amenities

  • Pool: Mykonos Blanc features an unheated, kidney-shaped, saltwater, beachfront pool.
  • Spa: The hotel offers a full-service spa with an emphasis on massage therapy.
  • Fitness Center: Mykonos Blanc offers a small but well-equipped gym with cable machines, a Smith machine, free weights, and cardio machines. Unlike other hotel gyms built into a basement, this gym overlooks the pool, beach, and Aegean Sea.
  • For Disabled Guests: Mykonos Blanc is one of only a few hotels on the island that has a wheelchair-accessible room and an elevator. Book well in advance if you need this room, since there is only 1. Guests with mild or moderate mobility issues will be fine booking any ground floor room, since most facilities are on the main floor.
  • For Families: Mykonos Blanc is open to guests of all ages as well as dogs up to 5kg. Family-friendly amenities/services include babysitting and baby cots on request. Most rooms and suites sleep up to 3; only the maisonette-style Friends and Family Suite sleeps up to 4.
  • Activities: Mykonos Blanc’s 24-hour concierge team is happy to plan bespoke excursions to Delos and Rinia Islands, horseback riding, helicopter tours, cooking courses, and more.

Mykonos Blanc – Food and Drink

  • Restaurant: Mykonos Blanc’s upscale beach club and restaurant Pasaji features a Mediterranean-Asian fusion menu, handcrafted cocktails, and outstanding wines. It is open all day for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and drinks until 12:30 am.
  • Lounge/Bar: The Shisha Bar is the best hookah experience in Mykonos, with fine tobacco from the Emirates and a wide range of flavors. It is adjacent to Pasaji and serves off the same menu for drinks and cocktails, though it is open till much later, sometimes until sunup. Arabic music and menu.
  • Breakfast: Mykonos Blanc offers their guests a complimentary buffet breakfast highlighting local ingredients, international recipes, and made-to-order eggs. Breakfast is served from 8 to 11 every morning.
  • Room Service: Available 24 hours a day.

Mykonos Blanc – Rooms

  • Room Types: Double Room • Superior Double Room • Junior Suite Garden Pool • Junior Suite Sea View • Senior Suite • Friends & Family Suite • Honeymoon Suite • Blanc Suite • Blanc Pool Suite
  • Smoking Rooms: The hotel does not allow smoking in any room category. Smoking is allowed on the outdoor private terraces and in some outdoor common areas.
  • Best Room: The best rooms for couples are the Blanc Pool Suite and the Honeymoon Suite. The Honeymoon Suite is a 30 sqm, open-plan, beachfront suite with a private, outdoor, heated jacuzzi. The Blanc Pool Suite is a 40 sqm, detached, 1-bedroom bungalow with a private, outdoor, unheated pool.
  • For Families: Mykonos Blanc is open to guests of all ages; family-friendly perks include babysitting, baby cots, and pet-friendly rooms for dogs up to 5kg. The best option for families is the 60sqm Friends & Family Suite. This 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom, 2-floor maisonette is comprised of a ground-floor Junior Suite with an outdoor jacuzzi and an upstairs Double Room with a balcony. Each level has its own bathroom with shower.

Mykonos Blanc – Local Transport

  • Walking: Mykonos Blanc sits on lively Ornos Beach, just steps from the water and surrounded by several excellent restaurants and beach clubs within 2 to 9 minutes on foot. Ornos Beach is one of the best beaches on the island for swimming, lounging, and dining, with several great restaurants and beach clubs along its edge. There is also a water taxi here that stops at most of the southern beaches of the island. An 8-minute walk north leads to Korfos Beach, a favorite kitesurfing spot near several restaurants, 2 grocery stores, and a pharmacy.
  • Bus: The closest bus stop to Mykonos Blanc is about a 3-minute walk (200m) away, near the center of Ornos Beach. Buses from here go to Mykonos Town, where you can get off at Fabrika and walk to Little Venice, the Old Port, and all of the Chora. At Fabrika, you can also catch a second bus to the New Port (Tourlos Ferry Port), airport, and the beaches at Agios Ioannis, Platis Gialos, Paradise, and Paraga. Or you can get off at Fabrika and walk to the Old Port to catch a bus to the New Port, Ano Mera village, and the beaches at Kalafati, Agios Stefanos, Kalo Livadi, Elia, and Panormos. There is no bus connecting Fabrika and the bus station at the Old Port; it takes about 14 minutes (1.2km) to walk from one to the other. Tickets cost from €1,60 to €2,30 depending on the destination. Buses can get very crowded, especially during the high season, so much so that they often fill to capacity and are unable to take on more passengers. There are only 26 public buses serving the island. Bus schedules change every couple of weeks, so check the KTEL website for the most current timetables.
  • Taxi: There is no official taxi stand in Ornos. The nearest taxi stands are in Mykonos Town at Fabrika and the Old Port, so they are not very practical to reach, plus there is almost always a wait at either taxi stand as there are only 30 taxis serving the entire island. Instead, book a taxi ahead to avoid the wait, and have the driver meet you directly at the hotel. There will be a surcharge for advanced reservations (about €5) and for carrying luggage, usually just a couple of euros. A taxi from the airport to Mykonos Blanc should be about €18, and a taxi from the ferry port to Mykonos Blanc should be about €20.
  • Water Taxi: The New and Old Ports and several beaches are connected via a boat system. The Sea Bus connects the New Port and Old Port with routes running about every 30 minutes, all wheelchair accessible, and all €2 one-way per person, while a Delos round-trip costs €20. Water taxis also connect the southern beaches, with routes connecting the main beaches at Ornos and Platis Gialos with the more remote beaches at Paraga, Paradise, Super Paradise, Agrari, and Elia. A one-beach pass is €10, while an all-day, all-beach pass costs €20.
  • Scooters and ATVs: Scooters are the main mode of transportation for the locals, and ATVs are super popular with tourists, but if you’re unfamiliar with the terrain, these can be very dangerous to drive. The roads in Mykonos are zig-zagging, hilly, narrow, littered with potholes, sometimes dirt roads, and without street lights in most areas outside of Mykonos Town. And that’s not to mention the aggressive drivers, some of the world’s worst. A rental car is a much safer bet than a scooter or ATV, and can just as easily reach the more remote beaches on the island.

Mykonos Blanc – What’s Nearby?

Best Nearby Restaurants

  • Kuzina: Upscale beach club and restaurant serving a Mediterranean menu paired with sushi. Great beach, cocktails, and DJs. 4-minute walk (300m).
  • Kostantis Restaurant: Kostantis serves flavorful breakfast, lunch, and dinner with especially great Greek seafood, along with staples like burgers. Just past Kuzina via the beach. 5-minute walk.
  • Markos Falafel: Relaxed Lebanese-Greek restaurant serving vegan, vegetarian, and meat dishes at great prices. The best falafel, shawarma, and souvlaki in Mykonos, and probably the cheapest beer. 7-minute walk (550m).
  • Buddha Bar Beach: Luxury beach club and restaurant serving a Mediterranean-Asian fusion menu and signature cocktails while world-class DJs spin eclectic music. 9-minute walk (600m).
  • Andreas & Maria: Maybe the last truly authentic taverna on the island, this restaurant offers excellent food, awesome cheap wine, and a warm, family atmosphere. 18-minute walk (1km).
  • Funky Kitchen: Phenomenal Greek-Mediterranean restaurant, fusing classic flavors and modern techniques and featuring seasonal, local ingredients. Great vegetarian and gluten-free options available. Reservations recommended. 9-minute drive (3km).
  • To Maereio: Cozy restaurant serving traditional Greek family recipes and fantastic wine. This popular restaurant does not take reservations, so arrive early or have a glass of wine on the terrace while waiting. 11-minute drive (3.5km).
  • M-eating Restaurant: Creative, Greek fine dining with a casual atmosphere. Known for their lamb and beef dishes, fresh seafood, and their Mykonian onion pie. 11-minute drive (4km).

Best Nearby Bars and Breweries

  • Galleraki: Gorgeous spot for sunset cocktails and a lively atmosphere late into the night. The best views are from their upstairs balcony, so reserve ahead or arrive early to snag a spot there. 10-minute drive (3.5km).
  • Scarpa Bar: The best fresh fruit cocktails in Mykonos, and also known for their signature drinks, especially the Roger Rabbit (vodka, carrot, lime, peach, passionfruit). Their namesake Scarpa cocktail is the Greekest drink you’ll ever taste (mastiha, vanilla, beet, lemon, yogurt). Sunset views and house music until sunup. 10-minute drive (3.5km).
  • Katerina’s Cocktail Bar and Restaurant: Owned by the first female Greek sea captain, Katerina’s Bar offers a perfect perch for sunset views from the upstairs bar or the downstairs restaurant, serving exceptional seafood and refreshing cocktails at both spots. 10-minute drive (3.5km).
  • @54 Lounge and Club: Gay/straight bar and dance club with an awesome DJ, friendly staff, and fantastic cocktails. The party starts late here, so arrive around 9 or 10 for a chill vibe or after midnight for a livelier atmosphere. 10-minute drive (4km).
  • Skandinavian Bar Disco Nightclub: One of the oldest night spots in Mykonos, Skandinavian is a large complex with 2 bars downstairs, a rowdy dance club and bar upstairs, and an outdoor courtyard. 11-minute drive (4km).
  • Jackie O’ Bar: The most fun bar in Mykonos, Jackie O’ is a gay bar (straight-friendly) open for sunset cocktails, all-night dancing, and nightly drag shows. They have a sister bar in Super Paradise Beach Club that’s also worth a visit. 11-minute drive (4km).
  • Mykonos Brewing Company: The island’s only brewery, offering craft beer tastings in their little tap room Mondays through Saturdays. Tours are by appointment and only €5 per person. 11-minute drive (4.5km).

Best Nearby Cafes

  • Choriatiko: Part of a well-known Greek bakery chain, Choriatiko is open 24-hours a day with a great selection of bread, pastries, sandwiches, coffee, and sweets. 7-minute walk (500m).
  • Bowl Restaurant Café: Health-conscious menu of fresh, seasonal, local, organic juices, and superfoods. Mostly vegan, veggie, and gluten-free options with a handful of light fish and meat dishes. 7-minute walk (500m).
  • Popolo: Amazing café offering rich coffee, freshly baked pastries, Greek pies, salads, and sandwiches on their homemade breads with exceptional meat and vegetarian menus. 11-minute drive (3.5km).

Nearby Shopping and Cool Shops

  • Nammos Village: Luxury mall at Psarou Beach with high-end fashion and accessories from Dior, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, and more, plus a spa, supervised playground, and cafe (not to be confused with nearby Nammos Restaurant). 11-minute drive (3.5km).
  • Optique Boutique: Stylish frames and sunglasses shop with a staff that excels at matching up shoppers with their most flattering shapes. 11-minute drive (3.5km).
  • Emmanouella’s: Women’s clothing boutique offering limited and exclusive pieces by Greek designers. 11-minute drive (3.5km).
  • Elena Makri: Luxury women’s boutique by the former Vogue editor-in-chief. Clothing, shoes, and accessories that take inspiration from classical Greece. 11-minute drive (3.5km).
  • Rarity Gallery: Truly amazing collection of contemporary artwork and exhibits, free admission, and no pressure to buy. 11-minute drive (3.5km).
  • Ilias Lalaounis: Iconic jewelry store offering unique works by the legendary late goldsmith. 11-minute drive (4km).
  • Soho Soho: There are 4 branches of this designer store in Mykonos, 2 of which are in Mykonos Town. Both of the shops are about a 12-minute drive (4km) away, one for men and one for women.

Nearby Attractions

  • Water Taxi: The water taxi is an awesome way to visit several spectacular beaches in one go. The boat leaves from Ornos Beach and stops at Platis Gialos, Paraga, Paradise, Super Paradise, Agrari, and Elia Beaches. Boats run hourly from Ornos from 10 am to 4 pm and return hourly beginning at Elia Beach from 11:45 am to 5:45 pm. The rate is €10 for a one-beach pass and €20 for an all-day, all-beach pass. 2-minute walk (130m).
  • Korfos Beach: Due north of Ornos Beach, Korfos Beach is the only kite-surfing beach in Mykonos with plenty of wind and waves throughout most of the summer season. 8-minute walk (600m).
  • Mykonos Farmers: Wonderful dairy offering tours of the facilities and a variety of cheesemaking classes. 8-minute drive (2.5km).
  • Mykonos Town aka Chora: The capital of the island, the Chora is a charming tangle of pedestrian streets, historic sights, restaurants, bars, and shops. The best-known attractions are the 17th-century Windmills of Kato Mili, part of an old flour mill. The windmills mark the start of the Little Venice neighborhood, a collection of lively bars and restaurants with sunset views all set in converted 19th-century fishing houses. The oldest landmark is Paraportiani Orthodox Church: a complex of 5 churches built over the course of 2 centuries beginning in 1425. Paraportiani separates Little Venice from the Old Port, a beautiful waterfront neighborhood with restaurants, bars, shops, and a beach, plus the ferry to Delos Island. All of the attractions, dining, shops, and nightlife are about 10 to 13-minutes’ drive from the hotel.
  • Delos Island: A holy sanctuary for over 1,000 years before becoming known as the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis. The ruins of Delos are one of Greece’s most important archaeological sites. There are a few boat companies offering guided excursions to Delos leaving from Ornos, or you may catch a ferry from the Old Port in Mykonos Town (4km, 12-minute drive).

Nearby Markets or Grocery Stores

  • AB Food Market: Well-stocked grocery store with a good selection of pantry staples, beer, wine, bread, and more. Convenient parking, too. 7-minute walk (600m).
  • Pharmacy: Small, friendly pharmacy for basic needs right in between Great Greek Earth and AB Food Market. 8-minute walk (650m).
  • Great Greek Earth: Great little shop selling fresh fruits and veggies and affordable prices. Stop here for produce before heading to the main market for groceries. 8-minute walk (650m).

Mykonos Blanc – The Hotel

The hotel features a white, contemporary, Cycladic style architecture.

Standing outside Mykonos Blanc hotel. The architecture is in a contemporary, Cycladic style with arches and whitewashed exteriors. Parked in front is the van used for free arrival and departure transfers.

The reception is staffed 24/7.

The main entrance leads to the lobby. The reception desk is staffed 24 hours a day.

The cozy lobby sitting area has an astronomy theme.

To the right of the main entrance is a cozy sitting area. The astronomy theme is repeated throughout the property.

The Bohemian-style lobby area has several skylights.

To the left of the entrance and reception desk is the main lobby area, combining minimalist and Bohemian elements and lit with several skylights.

The spa offers single and couple rooms.

The wellness spa is located at the heart of the hotel and offers treatment rooms for solos and couples,…

The spa has a nail salon.

…plus an attached nail salon,…

The spa also has a sauna.

…and a sauna.

The gym oversees the beach and pool.

The adjacent gym overlooks the beach and pool.

The saltwater pool offers beach and sea views.

Heading outside, guests will find a saltwater pool fronting the beach.

The pool deck has Bali beds and sun loungers.

The pool is surrounded by Bali beds and round sun loungers.

The hotel has a private beach area for its guests.

Guests can enjoy their own private beach space with complimentary use of the sunbeds and umbrellas. The public beach club Pasaji can be seen here behind the guest-only beach area.

The beach has private and public areas.

The beach in front of Mykonos Blanc.

The beach has private and public areas.

A closer look at Pasaji’s beach space.

Pasaji restaurant and beach club is extremely popular.

Pasaji is one of the most popular restaurants and beach clubs in Mykonos, with service on the beach or under their shaded patio.

The boutique next door sells women's clothing and accessories.

Adjacent to Pasaji is a boutique, selling women’s clothing and accessories.

The Junior Suite Garden Pool does not have a private pool.

Rooms and suites are generously sized and make good use of their space. Seen here is a Junior Suite Garden Pool, named because it has direct access to the main pool. It does not have a private pool.

The rooms feature Cycladic architectural elements.

The rooms all feature traditional Cycladic elements, including an arched ceiling and pressed concrete counters.

The suite has a single sofa bed.

The sitting area in the Junior Suite Garden Pool has a single-sized sofa bed.

The garden patio has outdoor seating.

Stepping out onto the garden patio…

The garden patio leads to the pool.

…which leads directly to the pool.

The Junior Suite Sea View is a category up.

The next category up, the Junior Suite Sea View, is the same size and features a similar layout.

The suites have a similar layout to the Garden View suites.

The opposite angle.

The bathroom has a stone basin.

The bathroom of a Junior Suite.

The private terrace has outdoor seating.

Stepping out onto the Junior Suite Sea View’s private terrace.

The suite offers bay, beach, and pool views.

The view from the Junior Suite Sea View faces toward Ornos Bay, the beach, and the pool.

The Honeymoon Suite has luxurious amenities and beach and sea views.

One of the top-tier rooms is the Honeymoon Suite. It is the same size as the Junior Suites, but it has more luxurious amenities and a full view of the beach and Aegean Sea.

The suite has a sitting area and glass shower.

This open-plan suite features a sitting area and a peekaboo glass shower, seen behind the bed here.

The glass shower offers distant sea views.

There is even a sea view from the shower (though it’s too bright outside to see it in this photo).

The suite has a private jacuzzi on the terrace.

The Honeymoon Suite boasts a private jacuzzi on it’s terrace.

The spacious terrace has a dining table and sunbed.

The terrace is quite spacious and offers a sunbed and an al fresco dining table for 2.

The suite offers incredible beach views.

The incredible beach view from the Honeymoon Suite.

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