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.
How to Get There
We had the most amazing week at Casa Cook we were so sad to leave. My boyfriend and I arrived at Casa Cook after a late flight and from the moment we arrived to the minute we left the service from the staff was exceptional. We had arrived too late to order food, but the hotel had left us some sandwiches, salad, virgin mojitos and water in the room for when we arrived. Our room was room 101, the best room in our opinion! It was on the end facing the mountain so we had the sun all day and was private and quiet, it was also near to the bar and restaurant. We have never felt more relaxed than sunbathing on our beds facing the mountain and watching the goats. The food in the hotel was fantastic, healthy and fresh with plenty of choice on the Al a carte menu, it’s not cheap, but you pay for quality! The location of the hotel is nice, it’s in a quiet area and the beach is quiet, there is just not many other restaurants in the area so would recommend getting a car, would make it easier to go to different restaurants as well as to Lindos, Tsambika beach and Rhodes Old town. Overall, we had a perfect week! We would like to thank all the staff, as they were friendly, attentive and professional. Voula and all the bar staff in particular were fantastic! Thank you Casa Cook and we’ll see you next year!
We just spent four wonderful days at the Cas Cook Rhodes. It was our first time but it will not be our last time for sure. While the hotel is not located in the nices area of Rhodes, it itself is pretty isolated as it back up onto a very beautiful mountain full of goats. The hotel is very modern. The common areas, like the main pool, bar, and restaurant are really stunning. The architect must not have had any lower back issues as most places to sit were very low. Our room (904) was very nice but the way the room is constructed, especially the sleeping area, there are lots of small and potentially dangerious steps. Getting up in the middle of the night in the dark was a bit of a challenge, especially the first night.
The food is very good but the menu gets a bit tired after four nights. It would be good if they could offer some specials every night (we did not have a meal plan and I don't know how that worked).
It is adults only which we really appreciated. It is really a couples resort.
The main pool is very nice as are the pools that are shared by four units. However, there is not nearly enough shaded as demonstrated by all the sunburn I witnessed on other guests. This was especially a problem outside of our bedroom. There were two "beds" but zero shade. It was not possible to lay out there for very long.
The hotel only provided one bottle of water the whole time we were there. I think hotels should provide water for their guests. There were a few very expensive small bottles of water in the mini bar. There is no turndown service. That is not a big deal but we did find it hard to get the drapes to close properly so the room did not get too light in the early morning. There was also no tissues in the room. They only replaced the water in the mini bar after two days. These are small points but I do think the management needs to pay attention to such things
You really need a car. Rhodes has some amazing beaches within 15-30 minutes of the hotel. We went every day and had lunch out as well.
The staff was friendly and competent. I would like to call out the bar staff in particular Vouna.
We went to this hotel a couple of months ago in may , beautiful landscape and beautiful rooms but poor customer service! We arrived late at night and got told we would get 2 small bottles of free water every day (which is normal) so we had a small red wine and a bottle of coke out of mini bar, when arrived there was odd numbers of bottle in the fridge didn’t look like it had been restocked from the previous guests. 3 days went past and our mini fridge had not been restocked. I questioned the receptionist and they said they don’t give you free water, and that we should not of been told this information!!! I had to ask the the receptionist 2 times while our stay in afternoon for some one to clean our room because it hadn’t been done, the day before we left , our mini fridge had all new things in it, different to when arrived, when checking out they over charged us for stuff that wasn’t even in the fridge when arrived and had to wait two hours for them to find the receipt to sort the problem. Bugs & red ants in room because there was large gap between front door & floor. Will it be staying here again as it’s so expensive for poor quality!!!!!
Casa Cook is a beautiful adults only modern single storey hotel, with well laid out and extensively manicured grounds. We requested a quiet swim up room and were delighted. The staff throughout the hotel were lovely, always friendly and attentive and our room was spotlessly clean with everything we want, but don’t always get, like slippers and plenty of towels. Breakfast was fresh and varied, stay inside though to avoid the smokers. The mountainous backdrop is stunning. Located on the outskirts of the tourist/hotel area, it is around a mile and a half to Kolymbia town centre. Took around 25 minutes to walk, except for when we detoured into a taverna on route. We like to walk, but you can also hire bicycles from the hotel. The nearest bus stop is only a few minutes away, with frequent routes to Rhodes and Lindos. We absolutely loved our 7 night stay at Casa Cook, so sad to leave though, but we will definitely stay again if we revisit Rhodes.
Great romantic getaway. Laid back and relaxing. Beautifully designed. The staff is very friendly and professional, with Panos the manager always around will make sure you keep smiling your entire stay, until you have to leave... ;-)