After searching for a long time for a place for our family of four to stay in Mykonos, I found the Kamari Hotel. I wasn't sure I would want to stay outside of Mykonos town but once we did, I was sure glad.
I found the Kamari Hotel online and after reading TA's reviews, I went ahead and emailed them. They were quick to respond and even offered a 20% discount for booking through their internet site. Each time I sent them an email with questions, they were always quick to respond.
The cost of the room also included a buffet breakfast and rides to and from the port or airport which in turn enabled us to save even more money.
We were given a room facing the pool area althoug it was a little off centered so we couldn't really see the pool. That was okay as it just meant that we had less pool traffic. The room was really large and had a double bed, a single bed and two couch-type beds. It also had a fridge which we always try to get just so we can have cold drinks. The bathroom was pretty large and had a shower/tub combo with a large vanity. Very clean and neat.
The pool area was really nice and we found that we spent quite a bit of our 5 days just hanging out by it. The pool was large and there were never too many people in it even when there were plenty of people just laying out by the pool. They have a bar and a sitting area so that you can order drinks and food while you are out by the pool which is really nice. Although we didn't spend much time wandering the rest of the grounds, they were all well taken care of and clean.
Inside the lobby area, there is another bar and restaurant. That is also where they serve the buffet breakfast. It included hard boiled eggs, scrambled eggs, sliced meats and cheese, cereals, yogurt, an assortment of breads with jams, nutella and honey. They also had fruit, sausages and some other items that I can't recall. To drink they had milk, coffee, tea and a couple different types of juice. The key is to get to breakfast fairly early. Our first morning we arrived toward the end (around 9:45 am) and not only couldn't find anywhere to sit but the food was pretty much gone.
We did eat dinner inside at the restaurant one night and while it wasn't super gourmet, it was pretty good and reasonably priced.
One thing is that they do have internet and while it is not free, it may as well be because they charge almost nothing for it. I believe it was only €3.00 for 6 hours. Unfortunately, due to the location of our room, we had a lot of trouble connecting and found ourselves sitting by the pool or lobby just to get a connection. The was a little bothersome and I feel like they did try to compensate for that as they kept giving us extra time to make up for the time lost trying to connect.
Since we had been traveling for a couple of weeks, there came a time when we needed to have our laundry cleaned. While the hotel does not offer that service, they did offer to have the maid take our laundry with her to their laundry service to be done (at a price, of course). They said it was by the bag and boy, did we have a BIG bag and it was only €10.00 for the entire load to be washed, dryed and folded. All we had to do was pick it up at the front desk and pay. We really appreciated that.
The proximity of the hotel to the beach is great; just up the hill from two of the local beaches. We spent one of those days at the beach and paid €20.00 for four beach loungers with two umbrellas. These were the chairs right in front of the Atlandia Restaurant. You just pay one of the guys near the front of the restaurant and the chairs are yours for the whole day (even if you want to leave and come back later). Then if you eat at the restaurant (which we did twice because we really liked it), they will deduct the cost of the chairs (in our case the €20) from the total bill.
On our last day we were waiting in the lobby for the driver to take us to the port and we wandered downstairs. We knew they had a game room but forgot to seek it out once we got there. Wish we would've because the kids would have liked to have used it during our stay.
I would highly recommend Kamari Hotel for their overall value, amenities and excellent customer service. I think that anyone who writes a bad review must have unreasonable expectations to not think that this is an exceptional place to stay.
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