Andronis Luxury Suites
What We Love
- Breakfast is included in the rate
- To-die-for views of the Aegean and Santorini’s famous caldera
- The restaurant, which juts out over the waters below and is quite possibly the best spot on the island for a dinner under the stars
- An all-encompassing organic philosophy
- READ MORE: A vacation guide to the Greek Islands
What To Know
- Children 12 and under are not permitted, and the place isn't particularly suited to older kids
- All suites have private Jacuzzis
- Lots of stairs to negotiate; not suitable for anyone with mobility problems
- It’s an easy walk to the end of the island, one of the most famous spots in the world for watching sunsets
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Perched on the edge of a cliff at Santorini’s westernmost point, Andronis Luxury Suites is a glamorous place for a blissed-out break. The 22-suite hotel combines traditional Aegean architecture with modern, minimalist design. Outside, Santorini’s ubiquitous white is offset by occasional flashes of blue and dramatic red, while indoors the suites and spa are all based on traditional cave design. In an area renowned for romance and luxury, this resort is right at the top, in every sense of the word.
Bed and Bath
The award-winning suites cling to the side of a steep cliff, high above Santorini’s spectacular caldera (the remains of a devastating volcanic eruption 3,600 years ago). Spacious and serene, the rooms range from the 344-square-foot Premier Suite with Jacuzzi to the 860-square-foot Pool Suite, which comes with its own private infinity pool. The suites all have a simple, elegant cave design, and they all feature private balconies to make the most of the exquisite views.
In accord with the hotel’s organic philosophy, the treatments at the heavenly Mare et Sanus Spa use natural, local ingredients. Local is also the crucial word at the fine dining restaurant, where traditional Greek cuisine and global recipes are brought together with a deft and delicate touch. Food may be a highlight at the Andronis, but to make it even more special, the place to enjoy it is under the stars, on the Lycabettus. Named after a hill in Athens, this dramatic rocky outcrop juts right out over the water, in one of the most romantic restaurant settings in the world.
In the Area
Take the long walk from the hotel down to the tiny port of Ammoudi (a stairway of 300 steps below Oia) for a seafood dinner right on the water at Sunset Fish Tavern. Just be prepared for the climb back to the top. It’s probably the most popular thing to do on Santorini, but witnessing a sunset at the very tip of Oia is a must for first-time visitors. Scores of people often gather for this magical daily spectacle, so get there early to bag a good spot under the windmill. Or take a boat trip along the caldera cliffs and see the island from a totally different angle. Santorini’s a good wine-growing island; taste a local drop at Art Space Gallery and Winery, which dates from 1861, in the village of Exo Gonia.
How to Get There
Andronis was one of the best parts of our trip to Greece. We stayed here for four days and it was AMAZING. From the moment we checked in, they treated us like family. Evli checked us in and very quickly became our favorite person on the whole island. She was so friendly, accommodating, and funny. Our entire stay here was so great. The view from our room, the friendly service, how attentive the staff is, everything. The whole staff went above and beyond to ensure that our stay was the best it could be. We were so sad when we had to leave. I would recommend Andronis to anyone and everyone who is traveling to Santorini.
Just returned from staying three nights. The hotel is unique built into the side of a cave in Oia. The room was wondeful, and unique. What really impressed us was the service. For a boutique hotel the ratio of staff to guests was exceptional. Everyone from the folks who help you with you bags at the parking lot to the pool staff were exceptional. This is well worth it. Only complaint was a/c could have been a bit better in the room. It's hot in Santorini, and the a/c didn't seem to really cool the room as much as it could.
So we checked out this morning after 4 amazing nights the andronis luxury suites. I will start off by commenting on the service , simply impeccable, everyone was so super accommodating and nice, really gracious, made my wife and I feel really welcome.
The pool area was gorgeous , a bit small, but that’s what it’s all about in santorini. Pool was refreshing and the food pool side was great.
Now for the room... gorgeous , huge, with an outdoor hottub that could fit 6 people. Shower is built in a cave, very cool.
Nice size tv with all the US news channels.
The only downside on the room and it’s a HUGE DOWNSIDE is the Airconditioning , the room was hot as hell. The AC was on high at the lowest temperature and did nothing to cool down the room. They gave us a fan, not quite what you would expect for like 1500 bucks a night.
Also another MAJOR issue was the WiFi , it’s practically nonexistent , just doesn’t work well, super super slow.
Will I stay here again- yes!
Would I recommend it- yes!
But managment MUST get a handle on the AC and WiFi.
We were there with another couple who stayed in a completely different type of room and had same exact issues.
All in all was excellent.
We recently stayed at the Andronis suites for our honeymoon. We thought splurging on the last leg of our trip would be the way to end it right so we booked the Posiden suite, our favorite of them all. Our first 4 nights were flawless, the staff was amazing, they helped booked our transports and excursions. The breakfast was amazing in every way and was always on time and set up wherever we wanted. It was a dream come true kind of experience, almost to good to be true. And then came our last day.
After breakfast my wife and I decided to take a quick nap because we had been up late. At about 11:30am we get a call to our room and are asked if our bags are ready to go. My wife, confused tells them that we are here for another night so why would we pack an entire day early. She’s then put on hold and eventually hung up on. We get a call back and the woman says that she would like to upgrade us to the Villa for our last evening. Tired as hell but curious to see the beautiful Villa that we had saw on the website when we booked she reluctantly said yes. But since they said it wasn’t avalible just yet she changed her mind. They insisted we take the upgrade and that “it is the best room we have trust me, I wouldn’t steer you wrong”. Now in all my expierence in going to hotels, if you are offered an upgrade it usually happens upon check in. Not on the final 18 hours you have left of your vacation. They quickly came to our room and took our bags, I was rushed so much I forgot my ring and had to go threw the trash with the cleaning lady who had accidentally thrown my ring out. We were basically sent to go hang out at the pool while they prepared our room. We were without a room for about 4 hours of our trip. Mind you this hotel is $1300 at least per night. Now I’m no idiot but if we leave for our flight at 6am and check in at 330pm, that gives you enough time to give us a room and have us out and ready for the next couple we’ll before check in. It was clear they needed our room and pretended we were special and getting an upgrade. She already blew her cover on the first phone call.
So our “Villa” is ready and she takes us to a room. This room was just a regular suite, not a villa AT ALL. we hated it, so she took us to another suite but this one had two bedrooms. I immediately called them out on over booking our room and moving us for another couple. She denied and just kept says they were trying to do something nice for us. They were apologetic and sent us a bottle of wine and fruit. Cool. Then we actually run into the couple that is now staying in our room. Furious we went to dinner to try and forget that they just kicked us out of our hotel room for another couple, lied about getting a villa, and just put us where was avalible once we walked up to the check in desk(330pm well past check in) and asked about our room.
To make matters even worse, Nadia came to our room to apologize again and then proceeded to blame our travel agent for the upgrade. She said that we were VIP and so we wanted to give you something nice. What would’ve been nice was a VILLA ready when you moved us not 5 hours later. This really ruined the entire last day of our trip. We were already tired that day and had to move all our stuff out, left in limo waiting for our room, then lied to, given excuses and forgotten. I would NEVER stay at this property for this simple fact. In the states it is illegal to remove someone from there room and change it without a reason. But alas the Wild West of Greece with an island with maybe 10 cops total wouldn’t lift a finger to help us with this situation. We were so happy to leave that place and go home after this whole situation. If I were you I wouldn’t book this place. Oia is packed with amazing properties bigger and better, and this “5 Star” fell short on many occasions. Their pool bartender was a rookie, every drink we bought was aweful(mind you they were 18 euro a piece). Slowly but surely this place showed its true colors and it’s all fake. Wish we had taken our money elsewhere. DONT STAY HERE!
From arrival to departure the staff at Andronis made everything quick, easy, fun, and a special. The trip started off with an arrival on the ferry (chaos!) and the driver the resort sent quickly scoped us up and saved us from the madness. He gave us a quick tour on our drive in and we were welcomed at the resort with open arms, smiling faces and a glass of champagne. The room was incredible, clean and more than we expected. The service was the best. The staff anticipated what we wanted and delivered. They helped us with questions, booking excisions and were there when we needed them. The property itself is gorgeous. The views are insane. This place is A++++