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
This hotel was the best we have ever stayed in! We stayed in room with a private pool and never needed to leave. The service was exceptional! Welcome drinks and snacks when you arrive. 24/7 service to help with excursions and reservations. We even had an issue with our ferry from Santorini to Mykonos (cancelled due to high winds) and the staff helped us with booking an earlier ferry that was leaving, was able to rearrange our taxi to the port and took care of everything quickly and calmly. Thank you to the wonderful staff at Andronis!!
The suites are so dreamy, with great attention to detail, so much that you can even choose your pillows! Amazing Jacuzzi with temperature of your choice and comfortable sunbed. Right in the heart of Oia, it offers endless views of the blue sea and unbeatable service. We’ll come back soon!
Don’t even bother to look at any other hotel. Manager George Skretis runs an impeccable operation and his fantastic staff cater to their guests before they even reach the hotel (the layout of the hotels along Santorini’s Caldera are situated so that vehicles can only get as close as a city block away). We were greeted at the drop off by Christina and the Bell Captain; were escorted to the Front Desk where we met the absolute warmest, friendliest, welcoming staff imaginable; Christina, George, Penny, Marie, Marie Eleni, and Jordan (overnight) were truly amazing throughout our stay.
The unique rooms, which are caves cut into the side of the mountain, are beautiful and comfortable; no luxury is spared, right down to the tempur-pedic mattresses and a pillow menu (that’s right, a pillow menu). We had a room close to the hotel’s two pools and bar, and every room has an extraordinary view of the Caldera and the neighboring cliffside hotels (the night view with the town lit up was stunning).
The included breakfast was delicious with plenty of variety. Alex, the captain, and his staff were extremely attentive and made sure that every person got exactly what they wanted regardless of how they wanted their breakfast prepared. George (a common name, but this George from Thessaloniki, works the breakfast) made my wife a custom sheep’s milk yogurt every morning). The food staff always gave a genuinely warm greeting and catered to every guest’s desire.
The cleaning staff keep the rooms immaculate.
Our stay was excellent, and George and the staff so friendly, that every day we made it our business to spend time at the front desk and visit with our new friends, or should I say, Family.
This trip was already one of our most memorable (and we are well-traveled), but on our last day, George upgraded us to a magnificent suite!
Our travel plans required that we leave the hotel at 5:00 AM, but Jordan and George (from Breakfast) greeted us with breakfast boxes containing all sorts of delicious food that we could take with us.
Everything about our stay at the Adronis was so much more than we anticipated!
I dare anyone to find something about the hotel or staff that does not exceed your expectations!
I wholeheartedly recommend that you book a stay at the Andronis.
Thank You my friends for a terrific stay!!