Casa Cook Rhodes
What We Love
- Farm-fresh Greek classics at the Kitchen Club, Casa Cook’s chic restaurant
- Chilled-out DJ sessions by the pool at sundown
- Daily yoga classes in an alfresco shala
- Zipping to nearby Tsambika Beach on complimentary Electra bikes
What To Know
- Kolimbia Beach is a short walk away; Rhodes town is about a 30-minute drive away
- Free WiFi
- Buffet breakfast is included in the rate
- Small gym on site
Casa Cook is a concept from Thomas Cook, a European corporation dedicated to budget travel. But while this property in Rhodes is moderately priced, it’s also distinctly sophisticated—a surprising new turn for the long-established company. High-profile experts (international design agency Lambs & Lions developed the hotel’s concept; designers Annabell Kutucu and Michael Schickinger worked on the interiors; Vana Pernari was the architect) conspired to create a relaxed yet visually striking atmosphere that melds together a series of styles: Southwestern ruggedness, Scandinavian simplicity, and blunt Modernism, all woven together by an ample supply of artisan-made wicker furnishings. The 90 light-filled rooms are decorated in earthy tones and have spacious verandas with access to a series of shared pools (suites have private plunge pools). Surrounding the hotel are craggy hills and olive trees, a halcyon setting best viewed from the main pool deck and the restaurant, where chef Manolis Giorgakis uses hyper-local ingredients to make Greek classics like saganaki and moussaka. If you want to take a piece of Casa Cook home, many of the hotel’s furnishings are available for purchase at the reception’s concept store.
In the Area
Rhodes, part of Greece’s Dodecanese islands in the Aegean Sea, is home to a UNESCO-designated Old Town dating back to the 1300s. In this culturally-rich northern citadel, you’ll find a striking ensemble of Gothic architecture, mosques, public baths, and Ottoman buildings along with charming taverns, cafés, and boutiques. Don’t miss the Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes, a fortified castle worthy of a fairy tale. Farther south on the eastern coast is Lindos, a lovely village crowned by a hilltop fortress and filled with small whitewashed houses that spill down the sea. The east coast is also known for its beaches; Tsambika, a long strip of golden sand, is one of the most beautiful and most visited. About five miles inland, near the village of Archangelos Village, is the utterly romantic Epta Piges (Seven Springs). After walking through a narrow 600-foot-long tunnel, you’ll arrive at an idyllic gorge with seven sparkling springs surrounded by thick woodlands.
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We were there 2 couples for 5 days.
The place is amazing, the service is not less then perfect!
Every room have a balcony with a sharing pool😊.
If you have the right budget take only the split level room!
Special thanks to Kalyopi the manager who helped us make this vacation perfect!
For sure we will come back!
Forget to go on a beach holiday, this is a memorable in-stay experience. Casa Cook is just unique.
It's surrounded by nature and although there is no sea view the location is great.
The rooms are beautiful and you have a private pool you can jump into right from the bedroom :)
The quality of the food, the decor and the music are excellent and all so reasonably priced. Staff is friendly and very hospitable.
I'll definitely be back.
I was so excited to come to Casa Cook after following their journey online for a while. I found that before the stay however it was really difficult to get in touch with the hotel regarding our reservation (almost impossible without calling them directly)
When we arrived we had a lovely welcome from the manager and sat in the bar waiting for our room. Walking into our room we were very surprised and happy to find a bottle of rosé with strawberries and cream given as a gift to welcome us. We had a split level suite which was well designed and spacious (room 906). We liked being outside of the main compound as it was quiet and barely anyone around. The pool was great and it was lovely seeing the goats on the hill.
A few negatives:
Website says there are KORRES amenities but they are another brand Apivita. Slightly disappointed as I LOVE korres and that inclusion definitely got me over the line in booking this place for the price.
Key didn’t work for room after dinner so we had to walk all the way back. No sympathy or apology from reception and no offer to give us a bike or cart back to our room (it’s 31 degrees)
Dinner on our first night was a bit disappointing.
Waited 25 minutes to be served at dinner to be told what we wanted wasn’t available tonight (no prior mention when we were seated).
Bread basket we were given on the table is inedible and tastes like it was baked more two days ago (they’ve toasted it to mask the taste).
Tzatsiki came without any bread. Paid two euro extra for pita.
The rest of the positives:
After our first night we worked out it was better to have a late lunch after a late buffet breakfast (great pancakes & eggs) rather than a full dinner.
We recommend the great cocktails, pasta pomodoro, yiaprakia, melitzanosalata (not a zip but delicious eggplant with cheese), the moussaka and the fried feta cheese. All were well priced and well portioned.
Overall we liked our stay and learnt the ropes of things over the three days. The local area was very lacklustre so we recommend staying in the hotel except to buy water at the local supermarket or travelling outside of Kolymbia (but why would you when the pools are so nice?!)
Overall we would return here and are very keen to check out the other locations like Crete which is set to open next year.
We had a lovely stay at Casa Cook. Very nice and clean room - cool jumping direct from your room into the swimming pool after a hot day. It is a relaxing place after exploring the island - if you want to see something - hire a car and explore the island. In the surrounding of the hotel there is not a lot for shopping - so if you are looking for shopping in the evenings you have to walk a little ... or take a taxi.
The staff is super friendly and the food and drinks are perfect. Every menu in the evening was delicious.
If you want some activity - just join George - the personal trainer - entertainer - pushing you up the mountain (nice walk and training :-) - or bicking with you to the 7 springs and have some fun ... George is a hard worker ! He pushes you over the limits :-) and he has also a secret beach to share if you want.
So thank you Casa Cook Team for giving us a relaxing time !
We loved the casa cook hotel and the great boheimian and relaxed vibes. The staff was so kind and helpful and always tried to live up to our wishes.
Our room in the 800 block was great - very calm, great bed, amazing mountain view.
We changed rooms to have more sun in the evening, the staff and manager were very helpful and oblinging.
Bathroom is a little bit small as the whole bath was wet when we took a shower (however absolutely not a big problem).
Good breakfast with lots of choices and great cocktails (loved the blue beetle smash). Would def. recommend to do a hike to the church, the view is just breathtaking! Also one of the most amazing beaches of rhodes tsambika beach is 5 min by car.
Renting a car is a good idea and useful to explore the island as it is quite spacious.
Thank you again for an amazing holiday casa cook! We loved the hotel and will come back for sure and def try casa cook in kos or crete.