It is difficult to resist the delightful charm of the Dorion. This unpretentious little hotel is limited in terms of amenities but it is all in all ideal for a relaxing holiday. Its location on the hillsides above the town of Ornos enables its guests to enjoy a beautiful view of the bay which goes by the same name. The Dorion only has a breakfast room as far as catering is concerned, but there are restaurants in the vicinity. The clientele consists mainly of Europeans, most of which are regular customers.
The hotel stands on the road that leads to Agios Ioannis; Mykonos town centre is almost 4 mi away from the hotel, but it will only take a 15-minute drive to get to it. The same distance separates the hotel from the airport.
The hotel has no facilities intended for families and so the clientele is essentially made up of young people and couples. In summer however, some families do stay at the Dorion. For your information, the hotel is open from April to October.
The Dorion opened its doors in 1997, and does not look much from the outside. It is only after walking to the top of the little hill leading up to the main building that the charm of this place is revealed. Housed in a building with typical Cycladic architecture, the lobby consists of a pretty reception area set up behind a wide wooden counter. Set up just opposite are two lounge areas with comfortable sofas, yellow on one side and blue on the other. Outside, there is the first pool opposite the breakfast room. This is surrounded by a few wooden deckchairs but there are no parasols available. However, a little pergola does give some shade to those who want some. Three other pools are scattered around the estate, but these only really give you the chance for a cool down, as they really aren't very big. The hotel has a tiny chapel where wedding ceremonies take place on a regular basis. Its location on a height provides a beautiful setting for such occasions.
The 24 guestrooms, including 6 suites, are spread across three floors. They are reasonably-sized, providing guests with a comfortable stay. They all have a small terrace, but these are so close to one another that they do not give guests much privacy. The decor is in a Philippe Starck style, and is a great success, constituting a generally very pleasant decor. All of the rooms look out to the sea and their facilities are excellent: television, air-conditioning, minibar, safe... The bathrooms are decorated in grey marble, which gives them some character despite their small size.
The Dorion doesn't actually have a restaurant, but rather a pretty room where breakfast is served as a buffet from 8:00am to 11:00am. Yet, as it is quite small, the tables are lined up very close to each other. All of the furniture is draped, providing for a very pretty decor. A large bay window looks out to the pool with the sea in the background. The continental buffet offers quality food although it is limited to bread, cereals, fruit and some dairy products. Please note: the orange juice is freshly squeezed.
The hotel is not near the sea, but the beach of Ornos isn't far away, although you cannot avoid the steep slope to reach it. Parasols and deckchairs are available for daily hire here. The bay is a fairly long stretch of coastline, essentially made up of sand. Don't limit yourself to this place, however, as the island of Mykonos boasts many other pleasant beaches, such as Paradise beach, Super Paradise beach and Elia beach. If you wish to catch a glimpse of some celebrities, the fashionable one at the moment is Psarou beach, which is easily found in Agios Ioannis.
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