Skip to main content
Beginning of main content

On The Rocks Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We stayed here the first week of June 2018, And our experience was absolutely amazing. We did four days at this hotel and were blown away by the hospitality. Breakfast served every morning, beautiful views, ultra-friendly staff, and very clean rooms. Full service everything, and whatever you need you can just ask. My wife has very curly hair so they even brought her a hair dryer thing with an attachment without even asking. So cool, so chic, and above all so service oriented. Will always choose On The Rocks everytime we are in Santorini.

Stayed just three nights, but probably enough. Keep out of Thira especially if cruise ships in harbour. Very touristy - Imerovogli less so. Plenty of good restaurants be to on the rocks. Pool is small and unheated. Great it has no noisy kids but adjacent hotels and villas do, and everyone is very close together. No restaurant at hotel but very good pool bar and lunch snacks. Everywhere in Santorini is pretty d pensive - this is not the worst!

Every part of our stay at On The Rocks was amazing! We had a honeymoon suite and it was every bit what I hoped it would be. Amazing view, and very private too. Many hotels in Imerovigli are not that private as people have to walk on the path right in front of rooms, but On The Rocks is on the other side of the footpath so it does not have this problem. As we passed by other hotels that I had considered, I realized that I made the right choice, due to it's setting. You have a view of Skaros Rock, and of Fira. Breakfast might have been the best part for me. You choose from many options what you would like, and when you want it delivered to your terrace. Waking up to a breakfast spread with such a fantastic view was beyond words! The hotel was very clean, great minimalist style. Espresso machine in room. Nice shower amenities. The staff was friendly and helpful. Overall I would absolutely recommend this hotel!

My friends and I stayed here very recently. The staff was so accommodating to our every desire. They made restaurant recommendations, carried our luggage up and down, brought us our breakfast on our terrace and even helped us with our plane arrangements. We were upgraded to a nicer room with a private pool so that was terrific. The stairs are a killer but they’re everywhere on this island. The help flies up and down them all day, quietly doing their work. Our room was beautiful, quiet and serene. This hotel deserves their high quality reputation and the awards they receive. I definitely recommend staying here.

The experience and the hotel work were beyond excellent. The staff was incredibly kind, the rooms were perfect, the food was also excellent. The hotel has the most incredible breathtaking view. My family and I will hopefully come back, it is 100% worth it!

There really are few words to describe this incredible hotel, it's staff, it's service, its comfort and it VIEWS!!! All excellent. Four brilliant days and nights, we were treat like royalty. The food, wine and cocktails by the pool were perfect as was each morning's hot breakfast on our own private terraces, and with THAT view! The incredible "cave" design rooms were stunning and very, very comfortable. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff, and social mention to the late check out we were offered do to a late afternoon flight. We didn't ask as the already 12pm checkout is great... but again, they offered. I travelled with a few friends, which I can recommend, but I certainly would highly recommend On the Rocks for couples sharing a romantic get away. Highly recommend this wonder heaven on earth! (As with anywhere on the island, you may need insect repellant)

The first thing to note is the view, you are looking out across the Caldera directly from your bed, there are no rooms that don't face the sea as all rooms are built into the rock. There are steps everywhere here so this is not accessible and neither is it recommended for the unfit though that goes for Santorini in general I would say. If you are expecting the usual hotel experience (lobby, Bar, lounge, 24/7 room service, buffet breakfast then correct your thinking. There is a small and friendly reception and a pool by a very small pool (More of a plunge pool). The bar doesn't open until midday and closes very early (9:30 whilst we were here I believe) Services outside of these times are not really available though some attempts were made. If you were to arrive early you should bear in mind there is no where to just lounge with a coffee if the bar in not open, though there are plenty of sun loungers to occupy if you have your own refreshments. The rooms all have reasonably private balconies though some feel less private than others and have walk through access for other residents. Inside out room a superior double, was spacious with a very comfy bed a slightly low but effectiveshower (I'm tall) and good storage. Breakfast is a disappointing but acceptable, there is plenty on offer but it's not the greatest quality. the joy is that it is brought to your terrace in the mornings though you do have to bag a time slot in competition with the other residents. Whist we were there there were two scheduled power outages between 07:30 and 10:30, not ideal for getting ready for your day as well as limiting breakfast to cold and no coffee/tea. The water goes off at this point also, I'm not sure if this is a regular thing. The location is great for a view and has a couple of restaurants within a short walk, most notably Mezzo (Separate review), you'll need to budget for a longer stroll for the main town areas (20 minutes to Fira). There is a small supermarket nearby, a nice take out cafe (Jimmys) which also serves pizza and sandwiches. The car parking is limited and often something of a puzzle to get in and out of having been blocked in. If you have a quad bike, recommended, you can park it easily enough and it will get shuffled around as necessary. The area feels very safe. We didn't use public transport though I believe there is a bus stop about 50 yards from the hotel. This was an ok hotel though I'd probably stay a little closer to Fira or Oia if I went to Santorini again.

We chose On The Rocks for our honeymoon. Our room was a bit small and humid but the view from the terrace was stunning. The sunbed was a nice surprise. Breakfast service was excellent. They did not note our special occasion in any way - not that we necessarily need any free stuff etc but of course it would have been a nice gesture to note it someway.

We arrived late so we didn’t get to see the view till morning and what a view! We stop in superior room 26 which was large and bright. All the staff were friendly and helpful and couldn’t do enough for you the breakfast and bar food was good the drinks menu was pricey but the views makes up for it. Just be prepared for the steps there’s a lot. The village is also a great base for exploring the inland with the Hotel entrance situated on the path leading to Fira & Oia

From the moment we arrived at On The Rocks the experience was amazing. The room was immaculate, only to be outdone by the amazing views! The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful. Peri, the hotel manager, does a wonderful job and was eager to help with any questions we had. The pool bar staff, especially Erik, were the best!! We enjoyed every minute and will be back.

Imerovigli Santorini Santorini Island

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Archaeological Museum
  • Free full breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining

Archaeological Museum is within a mile (2 km) of On The Rocks Hotel, and other popular sites like Museum of Prehistoric Thira are within a couple of miles (3 km). This 26-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Near the airport, the hotel is also close to Nea Kameni Volcano and Skaros Rock.


Free full breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 8 AM to 11 AM. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or enjoy a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant.


All of On The Rocks Hotel's 26 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including furnished balconies, minibars, and espresso makers. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and LCD TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, bathrobes, and slippers. Safes and phones are other standard amenities.

Property features

Renovated in 2016, On The Rocks Hotel offers an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and spa treatment rooms. You can take advantage of free offsite parking, along with an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 15 per person one way. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this adults-only hotel include express check-in, express check-out, and a porter/bellhop.

Room options

Superior Room, Sea View

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Suite, Sea View

Full 1 | Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Honeymoon Suite, Jetted Tub, Sea View

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Suite, Private Pool, Sea View (Master)

Queen 1 | Sleeps 6

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

68.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 493 reviews