Ratings based on 25 Verified Reviews

4.4 out of 5
80% of guests recommend
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.3 Service & staff
4.4 Room comfort
4.5 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Enfield, UK


Posted Oct 2, 2016
The Santa Marina offers a perfect place to relax and recharge. The rooms are beautiful and clean with great views over the bay. The gym is well equipped for those that wish to use it. The Bhuddha bar is a great place to eat at night and during the day is a lovely beach restaurant. The beach bar staff are very friendly as well as the reception staff. If you want to relax then the Santa Marina is for you.
4 out of 5
by Stephanie

Santa Marina

Posted Oct 4, 2015 on Hotels
The Santa Marina is an exquisite resort hotel. If you want to be removed from the hustle and bustle of the island, have some quite solitude on a private beach and feel a bit indulgent, then it's perfect. My husband and I, though, prefer to feel a bit more connected to the local scene than the Santa Marina allows. One must take a taxi or the hotel shuttle into town, or to the popular beaches. The restaurant on site, the Buddha Bar, is high quality and absolutely delicious, but it's very expensive. A short walk will get you to dinner at great eateries that cost a lot less.
4 out of 5
for Couples
by A verified traveler from Paradise Valley, AZ, USA

Beautiful property away from the bustle

Posted Sep 29, 2015
Pros: Beautiful facilities, friendly staff
Cons: Transportation. Few shuttles are available between the hotel and the town, and the last one of the evening is early (11:00) and overcrowded.
Location: Kind of an independent resort, relying on car transportation to the nearby town and people watching beaches.
This Starwood luxury property is a modern oasis in Mykonos. Being in the town of Ornos, a 10 minute drive from the great shopping and splendor of old town, makes this property quiet and an oasis from the chaos of the masses. The property is about a half hour walk to the old town - not recommended due to dangerous streets (narrow, crazy drivers, twisty turns, no sidewalks, etc.). Th eproperty has two nice pools and a private sea-side beach. Also a Buddha Bar associated with the one in Paris - but quite tame and closes for the winter in late September. Very nice breakfast buffet. Free wifi, but poor bandwidth in the rooms.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from chicago

Excellent food. Excellent beach. Excellent news.

Posted Sep 28, 2015
Very relaxing. One of the better places on the coast.
3 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Beach front resort in a delightful setting

Posted Sep 7, 2015
Pros: Setting, quality of rooms, bathrooms and common parts
Cons: Attitude of staff and management approach to handling guest complaints
This is an excellent beach front resort in a delightful setting with fabulous views. The design and layout is pleasing and the property is generally well finished and maintained but is difficult to negotiate for anyone who has a problem moving about. Room and bathroom quality is excellent as are the beds which are extremely comfortable. Food quality is of a high standard. So it is a great pity that the quality of staff fails to match the above standards. Our party preferred to stay around the main pool during the day rather than go to the beach. However, it's clear that the management pay little attention to the pool area and encourage guests to go down to the beach. On both the Friday and Saturday during our stay, a wedding had been booked and the pool area became a thoroughfare for all the equipment for the weddings to the point where it became impossible to enjoy a quiet morning by the pool. The management clearly did not have a system in place to deal with this and when it was brought to their attention, the response was more confrontational and defensive rather than a sincere attempt to appease our party. For a hotel with a 5 star rating this was unacceptable. Some of the waiting staff were very pleasant and did their best to live up to the hotel's rating, but others seemed unhappy to be there and provided service begrudgingly. This inconsistency in service let down the hotel and marred what should have been a relaxing and hassle-free stay.
4 out of 5
by Estera

This traveler left a rating score only Posted Jun 15, 2015 on Hotels
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

great experience!

Posted Oct 1, 2013 on Hotels
good service, amazing breakfast included. location was a little out of the way as it was on the end of the island, but there was a free shuttle to town, easy access to the water taxi to access nearby beaches, and plenty of bus service, and the private beach was very much worth the location. Staff was very friendly, restaurants all very good, and bar tended Alex was amazing, she took great care of us!
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from ohio

Amazing resort

Posted Sep 4, 2013
Pros: Staff, ease of getting in and out of room. Proximity to restaurant, beach, pool, spa, fitness room.
Cons: More shuttle drop offs and pickups
My daughter and I stayed here for 3 nights and had a wonderful stay. Wold not change a thing. Picked us up at airport, had a lovely sunset dinner by the sea and the beauty continued. Beautiful private beach, amenities and so very peaceful. Wonderful buffet brunch each morning overlooking the sea. Will stay again next visit which will,probably be next year.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Seattle, WA, USA

Wonderful, hotel away from the crowds of tourists

Posted Oct 5, 2012
Upon check-in, we were served a delightful welcome cocktail and were told that we had been upgraded to a nicer room. The room was comfortable, clean and well decorated. The private patio was quite large with a beautiful water view. The staff were attentive and the breakfast served each morning was beyond expectations. The service on the beach was lacking (we had to go up to the bar instead of being served on the beach loungers) but it was the end of the season and they only had one person working so we didn't mind. There were not enough people at the beach to need two people.
5 out of 5
by David

A treat

Posted Sep 24, 2012 on Hotels
Wonderful hotel in almost every way, and only private beach in Mykonos. Couple of warnings: 1) if you dislike stairs, there are a lot to get to the beach. 2) Semi-frequent bus service to Mykonos Town (but you can get cheap taxis). Ornos is nice but small. Nonetheless, definately recommend.