19 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
If you want romance, luxury room, relaxation, service , excellent food and wine this is it
"this exceeded our expectations- from the view, the room built into the hillside, excellent service, spa, and wine dinner, we were not disappointed. We would return in a heartbeat!"
- Travel date: 15th June 2009
Uplift your senses
"We have just returned from a stay which we will remember for a lifetime at Andronis. There is no village prettier than Oia in Santorini and no hotel better than Andronis in Oia. Once you stay at andronis in Oia you will see there is indeed no room for anything else apart from your imaginationâ¦ Location â Andronis is perfectly located in Oia which is the best and the prettiest part of Santorini. When you arrive there you will see that the streets are paved in marble. The hotel is near the shops, cafes and the bus stop and yet there is absolutely no noise other than the light jazz music of the hotel restaurant. Our room â We arrived at 8 in the morning and were promptly greeted by a member of the staff at andronis. The hotel cascades all the way down to the sea and as we walked down the steps the view unfolded like a fairytale. The room we stayed in was room 7, it was done up traditionally with white drapes cascading along the windows. Our terrace had two huge lounging beds. Our bathroom was massive and included a Jacuzzi. When we entered our room there was light music playing inside which we could control. The attention to detail was impeccable. Even if you canât afford this hotel for your entire stay I would say one night here is a must just so you can indulge yourself in the lap of luxury. Breakfast - We could choose what we wanted for breakfast from the menu, the food was top quality and served to perfection on our terrace. One of the nights we had dinner at the hotel restaurant, our table was lit up by traditional lanterns and the again the food was top-notch. Staff â The hospitality level at andronis is excellent. The staff is young and friendly and were always around if we needed anything. We visited other hotels in Oia as well and the conclusion was crystal clear â there is nothing to match the quality of service, the food, the room, the view and the ambience at andronis. It is great value for money. The manager of the hotel is Maria and she does a great job at looking after her guests. Things to do â Walk around in Oia, there are great shops. Watch the sunset which Oia is known for (follow the crowd for this one) Go on a catamaran ride â I can personally say this ride is well worth your money , they cook you dinner, serve you drinks, show you around the island while you lie back on the boat and soak up the sun Overall I would say if you want a trip to remember then stay in Oia and at Andronis."
- Travel date: 11th May 2009
best view from hotel pool in the world
"we were lucky enough to be the first guests of the season taking 3 days of luxury on a rtw trip. The service provided by Maria and her team were amazing as were the suites and the complex. The hotel also must have the most spectacular wedding venue, perched on a clifftop with a backdrop of the caldera. The same view that can be had from the infinity pool and all suites. Anyone looking for a luxurious stay (albeit expensive) in Santorini should look no further. Would recommend the wine tasting. The only gripe is that if you are paying this much for a hotel they should include port/airport transfers."
- Travel date: 22nd April 2009
"i have just come back from an amazing stay with andronis. I went to santorini for easter with my girlfriend. this was my first trip there and thus i read many reviews and searched through tons of websites. my advise is if you can afford the room here you should stay here. I was in rooom 6 (demetris ) heavenly view both to the typical white village setting of cyclades and to the volcanic island. what sets this place apart ....... 1) Rooms : are huge .. like 50 sqm , the bed is in our room was surrounded by white pebbles and the jaccuzi is extremely erotic.. if you make it there you will know why... the furnishings in the room are top notch ...this is not the case in many other places . 2) food and ambience ... on arrival we were taken for lunch .. the table wass set with immaculately clean and avantgarde design of the knife and wine glasses...jazz music played through the speakers in the rocks and with the view of the sea with the sun shining above you.. you will feel like you have reached paradise on earth. 3) pool ..infnity pool .. though in april it was too cold to jump in ..sunbeds and these little cove beds very very comfertable. they have splurged on the furnishings .... activities ...... in house there is an amazing sunset dinner . . lots of local wine. santorini makes nice white wine. i would also suggest the best way to see the SUNSET is on this caterman ( sail boat) on which in the price they take you out for 5 hours give you food and wine and the captain is knowledgeble of interesting facts about the island . rent a car and drive to the village of pyrgos .. reach the church and there is a sign with graffeti says taverna park there and walk down 10m this restaurant has mostly local patronage . nice food and not expensive. last word of caution ..when you choose your hotel look at photos taken by travellers not the professional ones as they can be misleading ..the view is good from everywhere oia,imerviglio or fiera . the difference in hotels is the room the furnishings .. the attentive staff ..not to be bang on the main road ... I found that andronis ticks all the boxes in this .. Maria is the manager and she knows her bisiness better than most .."
- Travel date: 13th April 2009
A Perfect Ten
"We booked Andronis this October for our wedding accommodations.The accommodations and the staff of Andronis Suites are hard to equal. They treated us like family, took care of our every need and made our stay effortless. The view from the pool suite is stunning, the food was delicious and the hotel itself is a divine masterpiece with beautiful furniture to just lounge around on and soak up the sun. There is no better service in the world. My husband was injured the day after our wedding (offsite) and the hotel management was on the scene immediately making sure we were given the utmost attention and care. Costas, the assistant manager even met us at the hospital and held my husbandâs hand for comfort while they reset his broken leg! They had absolutely no obligation to do any of this, yet they opened their hearts to us. We would never, ever recommend another hotel over Andronis. They are the absolute best in the world! Our wedding dinner was meticulously planned with the chef. The food was amazing to the last bite! The pool suite is like something out of a Greek myth yet warm and comfortable. It felt like home. We plan to return on our ten year anniversary. If we can go sooner, we most definitely will! Jessica and Joseph Poole"
- Travel date: 31st December 2008
Romantic and relaxing break!
"My husband and I stayed at the hotel for 4 nights near the end of the season in mid october 2008. We thought the hotel was lovely, as was our room. We were in #6, which had a terrace witha bistro table along with two padded benches overlooking the sea. We loved it and read our books outside, ate outside, drank outside, etc. etc. The jacuzzi in our room was a bit chilly, but when we mentioned this to the hotel staff, the heat was immediately turned up and the temperature was perfect for the remainder of the trip. The person who said the breakfast was just okay, must of have something else in mind or has not travelled much of Europe. We thought the included breakfast that was delivered to your room twas delicious and one of the best we have had in our many hotel stays. We also ate dinner at the hotel one night, sitting outside by candelight and lanterns. The food, service and ambiance were all great. In fact, all of the staff at the hotel were very friendly and provided topnotch service. Both my husband and I had a massage at the hotel and agreed that it was a great, although the massage therapist does not leave the room when you dress or undress and that made us both a little uncomfortable, but perhaps this is typical in Greece. We found the hotel quite peaceful, relaxing and romantic and just what we looking for in our short break away from our three small children!"
- Travel date: 28th October 2008
A Perfect Vacation
"My wife and I just returned from four nights and five days at the luxurious Andronis Suites in the spectacular town of Oia on the beautiful island of Santorini. We arranged with the property to have a private transfer from the airport to the property (10E) extra and were met by a driver with a spotless new Mercedes and were whisked directly to the resort. Upon our arrival, Elizabeth greeted us with cold champagne to help us endure the tedious (not) process of checking in. She then took us on a tour of the property and delivered us to the door of our suite (109). We were blown away by the view, the amenities and the layout of our suite...which is the only suite having an outdoor jacuzzi on its large, private, shaded terrace. The 270 degree view from the terrace was astounding. This made it difficult to want to do any exploring. It created a natural tendency to just want to stare at the spectacular view. The hotel is magnificent with a staff that is totally dedicated to service. Any desire is met within minutes. The breakfast delivered to your room or terrace every morning is beyond sumptuous with orange juice so fresh it tastes like it was just taken from the orchard. The food in the restaurant, although pricey, was of the highest quality with service to match. My wife and I are seasoned travelers and have been all over the world. The Andronis provides an experience that is hard to match anywhere on the planet."
- Travel date: 22nd October 2008
7 Night Honeymoon in Heavenly Santorini!!!
"Hi All! I honeymooned at Andronis Luxury Suites in Oia, Santorini from August 10-17th, and it was incredible! The views from our suite so beautiful, and my new husband and I were able to enjoy the most beautiful sunsets from our private balcony with a jacuzzi! We tried to set up our honeymoon on our own, but life got in the way (work, wedding, stress) so my colleague at work actually recommend travel2greece.com. My friend Pam had gone on a vacation through them and loved it, so I trusted her. Everything went smoothly, except that our ferry to Crete wasn't on time (we were traveling to Crete at the end of our honeymoon), so we ended up getting to Crete later than we were supposed to but the hotel transfer people were still there when we arrived! Anyways, we did a fun tour of the volcano and jumped into the hot springs, but they were warm which was fine And my husband Mike and rode the donkeys up from the port, which was pretty cool and scary at the same time! Do not wear good shoes! These donkeys like to scrape the side of the wall, so your shoes will be ruined if you wear nice ones. I wore sneakers, thank goodness! Also, we found some wine trails and did those as well. We loved Santorini, and Andronis was the best part about it! Relaxing, great service, beautiful views. We can't wait to go back!"
- Travel date: 10th October 2008
"I had high expectations of our stay on Santorini to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. Neither the island nor Andronis Suites disappointed. I loved my stay there but the hotel is not without flaws. I will talk about the great stuff, but will also mention the downsides in an effort to be objective and to be fair to Trip Advisor readers looking for realistic reviews. To start, Andronis is beautiful, it is situated in a fantastic position, and the staff makes it clear they are they to help you enjoy your stay to the utmost. When we arrived the porter went to our car (parked quite a ways away) and brought our bags to the hotel as we were getting a champagne welcome and hotel tour. Poor guy, we realized there was still a bag in the back seat of the car and he had to go back again. Did I mention it was blazing hot the last week of May?? He was sweating bullets but also carried the bags down the 120 steps to our room. The hotel spills down the cliff side and there are lots of nooks and crannies to relax near the pool and below it. The decoration and candles glowing in the evening make it all so special. You will feel special just for staying here. Our room, the Hera Suite, was smaller than others (and is the farthest guest room down the cliff from the main village path) but the private patio and view are TO DIE FOR so it is an acceptable trade off . The patio is on the other side of a privacy gate at the infinity pool so you are just a few steps from the pool for a dip. On our side of the gate there are two big wooden chaise loungers perfect for relaxing, a large square umbrella, a hammock on a stand, a bistro table and chairs (where we took our amazing delivered breakfast each day) and two trees, I think olive trees, that were underlit at night. It was beautiful and the view over the caldera was amazing. I couldnât get enough of it and we did not spend much time in our room. Breakfasts were wonderful and included in the rate. You pick whatever and as much as you want from the delicious offerings and it is brought to you in the morning, or you can eat at the restaurant. We had a superb dinner at the hotel on the night of our anniversary. Extreme quality and care in the prep and presentation. Tables are out in the open so you dine over looking the caldera. It all made for a wonderful, special evening. We were not so happy another night as we were relaxing on our patio and we decided to have a local pizza place deliver our dinner. We asked if it would be ok but the hotel said no, so we had to get dressed and cleaned up and head up all the stairs to go to the pizza place. We felt the policy was unreasonable but complied with it. Since we could bring our leftovers back, what was the difference? It does not seem to be a customer friendly policy. Our room, basically a passage way into the cliff with a bed nook and bathroom, was a disappointment â especially for the prices charged. It had bare gray cement floors like the ones in my basement. They may have intended a design statement but it did not work for me, they just look unfinished. Bed was comfy but the nook was just barely big enough for it. The bathroom fixtures were high end and stylish. Toiletries and natural sponges were lovely touches. Icky no-power hair dryer. The cabinets in the bath are just plain gray painted wood and are already chipped. The painters were also very sloppy and have slopped that paint on the floor, it all looks like an unfinished do-it-yourselfer project. The shower was small and completely open so of course did not contain any of the water being sprayed around. Small open hot tub in the bathroom made everything in the room and bedroom damp. There was a dehumidifier sitting next to the bed to try to handle some of the dampness. No drain that I could see for the tub either, is it emptied and cleaned between guests? I would hope so. The biggest and most major issue with the room to me was the lack of privacy. There are two windows and a door with a window in it. There are no window covers of any kind. My first morning I was shocked when a groundskeeper walked right past the window as I showered in the completely open shower. The door window allows a straight view to the bed, so little privacy there. The window in the room opens on the stairs to the pool, so every guest and staff member going to or from the pool area can look right into the room. There was only one corner of the bedroom nook that allowed for dressing with any privacy. I loved my stay at Andronis and I hate to be the first one to say they are less than perfect, but at these rates the room should have had a much higher end fit and finish, and privacy for the guest."
- Travel date: 29th August 2008
Heaven on earth
"What a dream holiday, late honeymoon for us. The hotel and the staff were amazing, very helpful and the place was extremely clean. The view alone was worth the money. With breakfast served to your room every morning, surprise free drinks at the infinity pool and an incredible dinner at the hotel, this was a once in a lifetime experience. In any case, the only place to stay in Santorini is Oia, its romantic, not too busy and it certainly is the coolest part of the Island. Donât go to sphinx restaurant in Fira, as we were really disappointed â¦ Santorini is an amazing place to relax, we thought of doing Island hopping but weâre so glad that we decided to stay in one place for a week. Other couples we met over there that were doing the Island hopping trip actually regretted not staying there for longer. Make sure you go to perivolos beach, itâs the party beach ! Weâd like to thank everyone at Andronis Suites for making our holiday such an amazing memory. Cheers Matt and Anastacia"
- Travel date: 11th August 2008
Worth Every Euro
"In search of a peaceful, no stress holiday my wife and I selected Andronis Suites in Ia at the northern tip of Santorini. We could not have been more pleased with our choice. We were welcomed with a chilled glass of champagne and a warm reception by Jonathan and Elizabeth. Elizabeth was exceptionally professional and provided terrific service from the minute we stepped onto the property. She was particularly helpful in helping us to secure last minute flight reservations back to Athens. Following a quick tour of the 13 unit property we soon found ourselves in the serene habitat of our suite. Every room has a remarkable view of the caldera. The restaurant served an amazing candle light dinner for us on the terrace and the food was sensational. Breakfast is included in the price and was good (not great - except for their chocolate croissants which were the best I've ever tasted). We easily made our way around Santorini to visit beaches, tour Fira and take a cruise (thank you Elizabeth) - and were pleased each night to return to the peace and quite of Ia and Andronis Suites. If you're looking for high energy night life - Ia and Andronis Suites is not for you - you should stay in Fira or go to Mykonos. If you seek serenity, views, access to exceptional restaurants and local artisans, I highly recommend Andronis Suites. Note: young children are not allowed and guests must negotiate steep stairs throughout the property and Ia which may make it unsuitable for anyone with troubles getting around."
- Travel date: 30th June 2008
informal elegance at Andronis
"We spent 5 sun filled days at this luxury hotel that felt like it was literally on the edge of the world. The surroundings are some of the most beautiful you will ever witness in your life...you can see from the photos. Our room, the Hera room, was the typical cave type accomidation you find in Santorini. Great for sleeping and very spacious for two people. Our terrace was a huge enclosed area with hammock, two lounge chairs, and a breakfast table that was conveniently right next to the infinity pool. The pool is wonderful and the perfect temperature. The staff bends over backwards for you without being too formal. With only 14 rooms (give or take one or two), you are never crowded out or left waiting for things. The breakfast delivered to your door every morning was exceptional. Fruit, yoghurt and honey is the freshest I have had! A very big deal is made about the organic nature of the resort down to the pool being oxigenated as opposed to chlorinated which makes a big difference on the skin! Overall, you will love this place and you will have memories that will last a life time. It was 120 some odd steps from our room to the reception but all hotels in Oia are like this so we aptly called it the billy goat holiday. I envy anyone booking a stay at Andronis!"
- Travel date: 19th June 2008
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