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
Its very difficult to add anything extra to the already fantastic reviews that Casa Cook receives from visitors. It is without a doubt, one of the best places to stay in Greece; we have been holidaying in all areas of Greece for the past 30 years and this is the best place we have ever stayed. There simply is nothing negative to say; the rooms are amazing - we stayed in one of the split level suites - and the food and staff are absolutly outstanding. There is such a calm and relaxing feel to the hotel - and the manager does really go out of his way to talk to the guests and make each one feel special. Its in a class of its own.
The staff is wederful. You shuold set your next vacation with Panagiotis Tsourdiou the manager of Casa Cook. The room is Cozy & Pretty. Amizing pool. The resturant have delicacies food. Vasso Casa cook the guest exerience manager that help us with arivel and the stay. Gust amaizing Vacation.
We loved our stay at Casa Cook! The hotel was stylish but laid back with excellent service all round. The setting is absolutely spectacular with views of the hills, complete with mountain goats. The restaurant was very good for all meals but I think if you stayed any longer than we did (four nights) you'd probably end up craving more variety. One suggestion I'd have to them would be to have a daily special to offer more choice.
The only warning I'd give is that you are fairly isolated here. That was perfect for us - we wanted to relax and we did hire a car (easily, through the hotel) one day. But if it's nightlife you are after, this is not the place for you.
I am now planning to try other hotels in the brand - Crete perhaps?