Set in Kolymbia on the ancient island of Rhodes is a brand new concept hotel by the Thomas Cook Group, what they call a "boutique hotel with a bohemian spirit", a far cry from the all-inclusive family resorts they are known for.
Berlin-based design agency Lambs & Lions, interior designer Annabell Kutucu and architect Vana Pernari have conspired to create a series of 90 one and two-storey pool villas in Kolymbia, a small seaside town on the mid-eastern coastline of Rhodes.
Casa Cook Rhodes is an adults-only hotel and its creation has been inspired by the nomadic way of life, with a cosy character that comes predominantly from the natural surfaces and earthy tones that extend throughout the hotel. Comfy pillows and hand-picked accessories add to the warm, bohemian atmosphere.
All the rooms have been minimally decorated—crisp white walls, concrete floors and furnished with comfy pillows, straw pouffes, woven wall hangings and wicker lampshades. Rooms range in size from a swim-up double room to larger rooms with a terrace and daybed, loft suites with a lounge and hot tub, as well as more exclusive suites with their own private pool.
The onsite restaurant offers an array of dishes sourced from local island produce and the resort’s own greenhouse. Chef Manolis Giorgakis is on-site every night to cook up a medley of saganaki and other Greek classics, vast pots of linguine strewn with clams, crabs and king prawns, and grilled ostrich.
The hotel can also arrange hikes to Tsambika monastery in the early morning, trips to Lindos to see the Acropolis and also offer the option to charter a sailing boat around the island.
The hotel is located just outside the tiny resort town of Kolymbia on the island of Rhodes. It is around 30-minutes by car from the main airport and from the Rhodes Old Town (Rodos) and another 30-minutes in the opposite direction to the nearby ancient city of Lindos.
Historically, the island of Rhodes was famous worldwide for the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The Medieval Old Town of the City of Rhodes has been declared a World Heritage Site. The island offers generous natural beauty, a rich history and endless attractions make Rhodes one of the most popular holiday destinations in Greece. Vast sandy beaches, emerald waters, castles and ancient civilisations, gourmet restaurants and traditional tavernas serving local delicacies.
The best way to get to Rhodes is by plane through the Rhodes International Airport. However, depending on where you are arriving from, Ferries might be an option, which regular services to other Greek islands as well as parts of Southern Turkey.
Public transport is sparse on the island so we highly recommend hiring a car during your stay on the island to maximise your experience. There are some bus options and taxis are also popular and quite reliable if you prefer to let someone else do the driving.
Address: United Europe Street Kolymbia 85103 RhodesView larger map