Andronis Boutique Hotel
What We Love
- Jetsetter 2014 Best of the Best Finalist: Best for Romance
- The Jetsetter rate includes daily breakfast (served on the balcony at no extra cost)
- Sassy, secluded rock-hewn suites
- Every room has either an indoor or outdoor Jacuzzi overlooking the sea
What To Know
- As with most hotels in Santorini, it's a top spot for honeymooners
- Children 13 and under are not permitted
- Heart of the action location in Oia, a short stroll from the ruined castle
- It's a steep schlep from reception to the pool — not recommended for those with mobility issues
- READ MORE: A vacation guide to the Greek Islands
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Teetering on a cliff edge that veers off a cute cobblestone lane lined with whitewashed tavernas, blue-domed churches and chic art galleries, the Andronis Boutique Hotel is a jumble of luxe rock-hewn suites with private Jacuzzis overlooking Santorini’s famous caldera. Chunky slate-gray steps tumble down from the small reception area to an intimate pool and alfresco dining terrace. The higgledy-piggledy layout ensures that suites are perfectly secluded and that all lines of sight are drawn to the sparkling Aegean Sea below.
Bed and Bath
Channel your inner troglodyte in one of the 23 cave-like suites. Accessed by private gated entrances that give way to secluded balconies, these sassy sleeping quarters have sex appeal in spades. Stark white bedrooms blur the line between minimalism and coziness, with slate-gray flooring, kingsize beds topped with plush throws, mosaic-framed mirrors and small seating areas hidden in alcoves. Sleek, masculine bathrooms have matte black fixtures and fittings and giant walk-in rain showers stocked with products from Apivita. The star attraction in each room is the private Jacuzzi, which forms part of either the bathroom or the balcony. Take a soak at night, and twinkly lights dance between the bubbles.
Breakfast can be taken either by the pool in a shaded dining area or on your balcony at no extra cost. The hefty spread includes thick Greek yogurt, local honey, fresh fruits, pastries, eggs made to order and deliciously strong coffee. Snacks are dished up by the pool during the day, and at night the poolside daybeds are whisked away and replaced by candlelit tables for two on the terrace. Pick from an edited menu of Greek classics: pork souvlaki, a posh take on chicken kebabs, fava beans with marinated octopus, and a top selection of wines made from grapes grown in Santorini’s volcanic soil.
In the Area
The hotel has agreements in place with local catamaran companies and can organize a cruise on your behalf. Opt for the sunset cruise and you’ll sail past Santorini’s Red and White beaches, make a stop at the hot springs to bathe in volcanic waters and tuck into a Greek BBQ as the sun sets over the tip of the island. Walk along Oia’s pedestrianized cobblestone main street. It’s very touristy — all art galleries, jewelry shops and restaurants — but very pretty, and your best bet on the island for upmarket shopping. In the evening, follow the crowds to the ruined castle at the very tip to watch the sun illuminate the white buildings and windmills before sinking into the Aegean Sea. The six-mile drive from Oia to Imerovigli is an event in itself: winding, narrow roads, sheer cliff faces and extraordinary views — sometimes on both sides. Just take it slowly; 20 minutes will ensure you get you there safely.
How to Get There
The hotel is luxurious, with amazing views of the caldera and is located in the center of it all in Oia. We can’t say enough about the hotel staff and their exception level of service.
Our trip began when we were picked up by George, one of the hotel drivers, at the Santorini seaport. From there, we drove about 40 minutes to get to the parking/bus/taxi area in Oia. From there we were escorted the 50 meters or so to the hotel entrance which is on the main walkway in Oia. George the concierge then greeted us and gave us a quick rundown of everything we needed to know about Oia by hand drawing a map of the town and highlighting the best spots to visit and to eat that were off the beaten path and less touristy.
The entire team at Adronis went out of their way to make our vacation truly stress free — from remembering our breakfast coffee preferences, to booking last minute excursions — they made us feel taken care of so that we could just relax while they took care of all the details whether it was booking a catamaran sunset cruise or a wine tour.
If there was any one thing that was less than perfect on the trip it was the temperature of our personal outdoor hot tub. It just was never all that warm - now granted we were visiting in April when it gets a bit chilly in the evenings, so maybe you wouldn’t want that in the high season when it’s hot out, but in the shoulder season when it is still chilly in the evenings, the hot tub would be much more welcoming if it were warmer.
All in all, an amazing hotel in an amazing place.
I can start this off by saying I honestly had no idea why my boyfriend wanted to stay here or why we were paying this much for a room, the second I stepped on the property I fully understood. It was like being in another world, something I’ve never seen before in my life, after the magnificent surrounding set in you are greeted by some of the most wonderful people I have ever had the pleasure to encounter. Our stay here was beyond anything you could imagine, our needs were taken care of even before we knew we needed them. Any expectations I had were completely blown away. Yes there are a lot of stairs but you are staying on the side of a cliff, yes some of the rooms have a little more privacy than others but you honestly don’t even notice it once you start enjoying you surroundings.
We had a wonderful four days stay in Andronis Boutique hotel( actually we checked in on the first day the hotel opened for the season). The hotel had some had a fantastic view of the Agean sea and calderra ( and thank you Maria for upgrading our stay!). We had an outside jacuzzi with the perfect temperature. We spent hours drinking wine and enjoying the view there. Life cannot get any better than that! The staff at the hotel are impeccable. They are so polite, always helpful without fail and very friendly. We started each day with a perfect (and healthy!) breakfast at the hotel's Lauda restaurant. The waiters, Christopher and others, are so friendly, and it was privilege to get to know them. We are looking forward to our next visit soon!
We are leaving this hotel today after the most memorable couple of days. Everything was perfect, the views, accomodation, food and service. Everybody working at the hotel went out of their way to make it a special stay. I have stayed at beautiful places before but this was more special due to the hospitality of the staff. Thank you for the most perfect stay. We will be back for sure and will definitely recommend to everyone.
While in Greece, we decided to sneak in a quick visit to Santorini before the heat and crowds. Stayed here for a couple nights in early April and the weather was perfect (shh, don't tell anyone). Great location, amazing views, and the staff made it perfect