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
My wife and I stayed at Andronis Boutique Hotel in early October. Having never been to Greece before we didn't really know what to expect. This is a first rate property with a wonderful staff. Christina, Maria, Penny, Mr Royal and Christo at the restaurant were exception, but really everyone was terrific. Best hotel staff ever experienced.
The view of the Caldera was out of a postcard and it was no beautiful and peaceful being there, The food also top notch.
Great place. Hope to return one day. Best to all there!!
Our stay was simply fabulous thanks to every attention to detail at this hotel. The staff were fantastic. The views amazing. The room was so comfortable and really excellent cleaning and turn-down service. Breakfast - the best ever. Spa - superb. Laude Restaurant - a real treat, flavors and delicacies of every sort. We shall certainly return. The hotel and staff exceeded our expectations.
We are just approaching the end of our incredible week’s stay at the Andronis Boutique Hotel. What can I say except perfect in every way. The room we have is so nice with amazing views a lovely hot tub and spotlessly clean. The bed is also wonderfully comfortable with your choice of pillows. Wow!
The staff are simply amazing from the moment you arrive and attend instantly to all your requirements and requests. Moreover they are all so professional and friendly and take an interest in making sure you are having a wonderful time.
We cannot say one bad word. The breakfasts are amazing, the facilities superb and the location could not be anymore perfect right on the edge of the island looking out to the sea and caldera without anything to block your panoramic views of Santorini Yet just a few steps and we are on the main shopping avenue where no cars have access and lots of beautiful shops and restaurants to choose from.
We cannot find enough positive words to describe our experience at this undoubtedly top class hotel which somehow mixes high end service with a gentle and easy warmth and informality that helps you to feel relaxed instantly. Thank you to all the staff who have worked so hard to make our stay so enjoyable comfortable and relaxing. And for all the help with organising outings and booking recommended restaurants here in Oia.
We hope we will be able to return in the future.