The Anemomiloi Andros Boutique Hotel, Greece

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Anemomiloi Andros Boutique Hotel
Anemomiloi Andros Boutique Hotel
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Introduction

When looking for a small family-run hotel that is ideally located and offers a traditional authentic vibe, then you can do no wrong in choosing the little Anemomiloi Boutique Hotel in the town of Chora, on Andros Island in Greece.

I recently spent four nights at the hotel and what captivated me most during my stay was its simplicity and warm hospitality, offering a perfect base for exploration. Alongside its convenient location, the hotel boasts a range of amenities ensuring your comfort and relaxation.

Whether you’re enjoying a delicious breakfast, lounging by the pool, hiking the many trails on Andros, or exploring the enchanting streets of Chora, a stay at this boutique hotel promises an unforgettable experience.

Let me introduce you to the Anemomiloi Andros Boutique Hotel in Chora, Andros.

Getting There

For most guests getting to Andros involves a ferry from the Port of Rafina in Athens which arrives at Gavrio Port on the West coast of Andros. From there you will need to take the road across the island to the capital of Chora on the East coast of Andros.

You can hire a car or as I did, utilise the excellent services of “Explore Andros” who provide transfers to the hotel. From Gavrio Port to Chora it is about 25 kilometres and takes approximately 45 minutes.

At First Glance

The hotel is in what appears at first sight to be located on a quiet residential street on the outskirts of Chora. It was just a 5/10-minute walk into the centre of town and just 10 minutes to one of the two local beaches – Neiborio & Paraporti.

As my transfer pulled up alongside the steep driveway the whitewashed wall of the hotel blends traditional Cycladic architecture with modern sophistication. I took the little staircase up to the terrace where you have all the facilities in one area – the swimming pool, restaurant, terrace, reception, and bar. I was greeted by a charming lady and her gorgeous super friendly, labrador who has seen many a tourist come and go.  

Reception

The reception room is petite but provides maps and local tourist information plus a couple of chairs where you can sit and make plans for the coming days. The polite staff are on hand to assist with information on hiking routes, local excursions and sightseeing tours including boat trips, or simply any information that you may need. They are also on hand if you decide to hire a car or arrange a transfer. There is also free private parking available on-site.

After some of the usual check-in administration, I was escorted to my room. i was excited to be staying at the Anemomiloi Andros Boutique Hotel.

Rooms & Views

The 22 bright airy rooms are either set overlooking the swimming pool or on the outside of the building looking out to the mountains or sea in the distance.

My room had a lovely ground floor outside terrace with comfy loungers on artificial grass as well as a couple of chairs and a little table. I loved relaxing here and getting my thoughts together while the local cockerel and a couple of donkeys from across the valley showed off their vocal skills.

Stepping inside my comfortable room there was air conditioning, a king-size bed, a desk and chair, a wardrobe, a small kitchenette with cooking rings, a sink and a refrigerator. The kitchen was equipped with a kettle, cooking pans, cutlery, plates, and all the amenities that you would need to rustle up a light meal.

Every room is equipped with a private bathroom fitted with a bath or shower as well as towels, beach towels, bathrobes, and free toiletries.

There was also a flat-screen TV, and the Wi-Fi was excellent throughout the hotel.

The furnishings were of good quality and the pastel décor with a nod to the island’s maritime past was stylish, as was the simple art adorning the walls. I felt very much at home in my room which was cleaned every day.  

Bar & Restaurant

To be fair I did not spend any time in the bar, as Andros is such an incredible island you just want to get out and explore. I spent my days discovering Andros and my evenings enjoying the atmosphere of Chora. However, what I would say is the bar is small but adequate. The staff will serve you a cool refreshing drink that you can enjoy either on the outside terrace areas, around the pool or inside the little restaurant.

The restaurant perfectly represents the hotel. Simple, great quality and delivered by attentive staff. Every morning, I took a seat on the pretty outside terrace. Initially, there was an order for tea or coffee and then I was presented with a basket of bread along with a tray of various dishes including pastries, fruit, jams, yoghurt, and local honey plus freshly squeezed orange juice. Each day I asked for eggs, and these were cooked to perfection.

All in all, I enjoyed the breakfast and the general ambience. Fellow travellers staying at the Anemomiloi Andros Boutique Hotel shared stories of their time in Andros, and all expressed how much they loved this little hotel.

Swimming Pool

The swimming pool is ideal for an afternoon relaxing in the sun. There are some comfy loungers, tables and chairs and with the bar and restaurant just a few steps away, you do not need to venture far if you just want a lazy day at the hotel.

In The Vicinity

Chora, the capital of Andros is just a 5-minute walk from the hotel and the two main beaches a little further just 10 minutes from the hotel.

The Port of Gavrio on the west coast is about 45 minutes by car while the popular resort of Batsi is about 35 minutes.

Hiking, rock climbing, sailing and visits to some of the island’s natural and historical wonders are all within an hour’s drive. Excursions and sightseeing trips can be arranged in reception.

Final Thoughts

The award-winning Anemomiloi Andros Boutique Hotel is the perfect base from which to either enjoy the capital Chora or go out for days exploring the wonderful island of Andros.

I liked the laid-back authentic vibe of this small boutique hotel where staff genuinely look to assist but are not overly intrusive. They have the balance just right and I was very grateful and lucky to have stayed at this delightful hotel.

Contact

To book, visit the Anemomiloi Andros Boutique Hotel, Andros, Greece or contact your local travel agent or specialist tour operator. 

Anemomiloi Andros Boutique Hotel
Address: Anemomiloi, Andros 845 00, Greece
Phone: +30 2282 029067
E-Mail: info@anemomiloi.gr

To read all about Andros please head over to my blog “Taking My Time On Andros Island“.

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