How about CavoTagoo in Mykonos? End of February in Europe and temperatures are still quite low but spring is about to start and, therefore, we are allowed to dream about summer, right?!
I have already made my list of places to visit in 2017 and there is a place always among my Top 5 – Greece, Mykonos – CavoTagoo hotel.
I have already been to this hotel a couple of times, the last one in June/2016 with my parents. Each and every time I visit this place I cannot avoid falling in love – and when it’s time to leave I already plan my return.
I hope you enjoy the read and join me “around” magical CavoTagoo Mykonos.
From the very first moment you step onto the property, you will understand why there is such a hype around this independent boutique hotel. A driver will be waiting for you at the marina or the airport and as soon as you enter the car, the fun begins.
The lobby, just as the rest of the hotel, is mainly white with some golden touches. Local staff will be dressed in draped white linen and an attentious concierge is going to receive you and make sure you feel comfortable, show you around and, even better, he/she will know everything which is going on around the island. Last but no least, the concierge team can pretty much get you anything at any time – from table reservation at clubs, beach clubs and restaurants (and they really get great ones!), to tours, drivers, rental cars, quadricycle, boats, yachts, jets, helicopters and events. Everything in a discrete way.
It is not by chance that 5-stars CavoTaggo is such a special place – It was purchased and renovated by award-winning architect Paris Liakos, who combined traditional rustic elements with modern minimalist purity in a perfectly balanced environment.
Fantastic views of the Aegean Sean from a mountain and the proximity to the center of the island, where many little shops and restaurants can be found, make the resort’s location prime.
Then, when you are pretty happy with everything you are seeing, it is time to enter your room and – BOOM!!! – things get even better. Feel the beat of this view, from inside the private swimming pool:
Attention to the “savoir faire” on experience – even though in a very relaxed way, you get the feeling that people really do care about your expectations and they take care of every detail from the time you arrive until you leave.
Something else I find very impressive at CavoTagoo is how it transforms, changing from a familiar calm retreat during day time to a cosmopolitan hub at night, when the pool bar gets busier as well as the restaurant in the area around the infinity swimming pool. During high season there are some “relaxed parties”, a DJ playing also during day time on some days.
Besides the busy bar, the options to dine are the Lounge bar (day time) serving international cuisine and some traditional Greek specialties and the fashionable Kiko Sushi Mykonos, an exquisite Japanese restaurant serving tasty sushi.
Breakfast is also served around the swimming pool and there is a huge variety of breads, cheeses, sweets, juices and finger food, for every taste. Nevertheless, I really like ordering breakfast in the room to enjoy the view still wearing my pyjama.
Rooms are an attraction at CavoTagoo and I love how they all have an extra-large balcony. I have already stayed in two room types: one with two rooms, two bathrooms, great view and a bath tube on a gigantic balcony and another divided in two floors with a living room and bathroom downstairs, a sleeping room, bathroom and closet upstairs, stunning view and private infinity swimming pool on a huge balcony.
Were both of the rooms good? Yes. Same style, similar decor when talking colours and the finishings, etc.
Does it pay off to book the room with the pool? DEFINITELY! I cannot deny that the experience is different.
Ah! And all the toiletries are from top greek cosmetics brand Korres, replaced twice a day. In other words, feel free to travel weightless.
A serious issue at CavoTagoo is that it is so nice, it has such a pleasant vibe, that you run the risk of ending up staying the whole day at the hotel enjoying. This last time I was there with my parents I even had to “fight” to convince them to go on some tours (ok, ok… they were also very tired because we had been traveling for quite a while and Mykonos was our last stop).
There is a complimentary transfer during the whole day, non-stop, to take guests to the island downtown (about 5 minutes by car from the hotel) which is very practical because taxis are super hard to find and for those who rent a car (and not quadricicles) finding a parking space can be quite an endeavor. The driver waits to take guests back or you call at the time you want to return. As my parents wanted to relax and take it easy last year, I did not rent a car for the whole stay – instead, I would ask Marco (the super cool concierge) to organize one when we wanted to leave the hotel and he only needed 20 minutes or less to do so.
Besides everything I have mentioned, there is a gym (which I didn’t use), a cute boutique selling fancy products (jewellery, cosmetics, clothes, etc) and a fantastic SPA (which I used) offering a a large range of massages – a real treat for the body and soul!
Well, after seeing these pictures and reading my review, I am sure you guys understand why I love this place and also why the hotel was totally sold out even before opening its doors, right?! It is just perfect in every sense and I deeply recommend staying at Cavotagoo, fearless, 100% sure that you will enjoy your stay.
For those interested in seeing more: http://www.cavotagoo.com/mykonos/
I hope you enjoyed the post and feel free to contact me for any further question you might have, for comments and tips on travelling (love it!) and I will happily answer. Let’s shine in Mykonos!!
I will soon write a post about everything you cannot miss on the island.
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