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 have been to Casa Cook Kos 3 times so it was nice to try Rhodes to see if we loved it as much as the fabulous resort in Kos.The transfers coach took ages and we were the last to be dropped off. We had a nice welcome and we loved our swim up room. The vibe is very similar and the staff really helpful and friendly. We had an amazing view of the mountain.The food was really fantastic every evening. We really are looking forward to returning to either hotel next summer.
Design-led luxury and swim-up pools await you inside the architectural delight of Casa Cook Rhodes. Nestled close to the Tsambika mountains, world class design and interiors really take center-stage in this hotel. Minimal yet comforting bedrooms, wide open plan communal areas with great but not fantastic F & B all add to a truly memorable experience and we would return in a heart beat. Breakfast surprised and delighted daily and the staff were exceptionally welcoming and friendly. The area surrounding the hotel is nothing special, with a scruffy local beach and a few OK places to eat, I rarely felt the need to leave this striking and relaxing sanctuary of a hotel. Looking forward to visiting the new Egyptian outpost in Jan 2020!
We stayed in Casa Cook Rhodes, during September.
Me & my wife, we couldn’t ask for more. Amazing staff, Amazing facility & unbelievable hospitality.
Thank you Casa Cook, there is no doubt we will be coming back !!