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If you’re planning a trip to the beautiful island of Rhodes in the Dodecanese cluster of islands, it can be hard to decide where to stay in Rhodes — there are simply so many choices!

While many people head to the white-washed village of Lindos for its pristine beach and quiet vibe, and still others pick more quiet and undiscovered locales on the coast, staying in Rhodes Town is a fantastic choice for history and culture lovers.

The UNESCO-listed Old Town of Rhodes is an architectural and historical masterpiece, and from its historic mosque to its gorgeous fountain square to the Palace of the Grandmaster to Mandraki Harbor, there’s no shortage of incredible things to do in Rhodes Town to fill your vacation with activities.

This post will highlight where to stay in Rhodes Town, both inside and outside of the historic Old Town, and we’ll also share our evaluation on which hotels are the best for families, couples, solo travelers, and so on!

Planning to visit Rhodes, Greece? This beautiful Greek island is full of history, culture, beaches, restaurants, and so many fun things to do in Rhodes! This Rhodes hotel guide will tell you all the best places to stay in Rhodes, in the New Town and the Old Town, to help you pick where to stay in Rhodes for your budget and travel style.
Planning to visit Rhodes, Greece? This beautiful Greek island is full of history, culture, beaches, restaurants, and so many fun things to do in Rhodes! This Rhodes hotel guide will tell you all the best places to stay in Rhodes, in the New Town and the Old Town, to help you pick where to stay in Rhodes for your budget and travel style.

Where to Stay in Rhodes on a Budget ($75 USD or Less a Night)


Location: 10-15 minute walk to Old Town

Best for: couples, small families and solo travelers

Galanopetra is perfectly situated right in between the old and new town of Rhodes, plus it’s in a quiet location near the different ports and beaches. It’s so quiet, you won’t even hear any noises from the streets (which can be a problem in some parts of Rhodes Town). Another good thing about its location is that public buses pass by right by the hotel, which can save you a ton in terms of transportation costs and time. It is also one of the few pet-friendly accommodations in the area, so it’s great if you’re visiting Rhodes with your favorite four-legged friend!

All of their rooms feature a sofa to relax on and an extra-long bed with hypoallergenic and feather-filled pillows — perfect for a comfortable night’s sleep despite the low price tag! The décor of the rooms is simple, and the sheets are plain and soft. On one of the walls near the bed, you will see a rack where you can hang your clothes. You can choose from a double or triple room, great for couples off on a Grecian adventure or even for solo travelers who just don’t like to share!

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Despite its budget price, they have decent private bathrooms with free toiletries for use. The only thing guests noticed about their bathrooms is the lack of cabinets or shelves where you can place toiletries. The guest house is currently refurbishing some of their establishments, so perhaps this will be improved in the future.

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Rhodes Town - Greece - Windmills and fort of St. Nicholas in town of Rhodes

Stay Hostel Apartments

Location: Outside of Old Town

Best for: couples, families, group and solo travelers

This is one of the best places to stay in Rhodes for people who are young and always on-the-go when they travel. Stay Hostel Apartments has a lobby that carefully harmonizes the rustic furniture with modern décor and style to create a unique and playful atmosphere– there’s even a sofa made out old jeans!

Most of their shared spaces have a cool vibe – perfect for Instagramming! It has a lounge (which is also a mini cafe) with high chairs and wooden floors, long tables, and high ceilings, which is a great place to relax, co-work, or socialize.

In terms of facilities, there’s quite a bit here! In addition to the ample lounge and cafe space, there’s also a shared kitchen with modern equipment, a gym, a mini movie theater, and a recreation room where you can use their shared computers, play games, and so on.

They have multiple room types perfect for every kind of traveler: solo travelers, couples, and families will all find a room configuration to suit them.

You can choose from a single bed in a dormitory room, a single or double room with a shared bathroom, an apartment-type family room or a suite-type room. Their dormitory rooms have mixed sex and female only options, and a night’s stay can be just for $10 USD only! While most of their rooms use a shared bathroom, they do have some rooms with private ensuite bathrooms available, particularly for the family and suite type rooms.

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The café-lounge offers breakfast at an additional $6 USD charge, and you can also order some fresh fruits, snacks, bottled water, wine, or hell – even champagne! You can also order kids’ meals and special menus for people with different dietary needs.

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Rhodes Town - Greece - Medieval arched street in the old town of Rhodes, Greece

Lydia Hotel

Location: Outside but near Old Town

Best for: couples, families, and group travelers

Lydia Hotel offers 60 rooms within just 10-15 minutes walk from the Old Town of Rhodes. The rooms have a uniform look with simple and wooden floors with cozy décor and furnishings.

You can never go wrong with warm colors when it comes to a hotel by the beach, and this hotel makes use of a lot of earth tones from the curtains down to the bed and seat covers. The soundproofing is rather good, and the hotel makes use of double-glazed windows to keep the noise away.

However, guests reported having a little issue with the rooms when it comes to the WiFi connection, so it would be best to buy a local SIM so you could have access to the data network wherever you go. They also have wired internet access for a fee in case you really need it for work or communication!

In general, guests found that some features were a little dated, but they worked perfectly fine – which is what’s important.

You can take your free breakfast in their breakfast area or alternatively order a la carte dishes at their restaurant. The breakfast is rather good according to past guests, and the selection is quite diverse.

The reception is open 24 hours, great for if you have an issue at any time of the day or night. If you are bored and you forgot to plan what to do for the day, you can ask their reception and see what activities they can organize for you as well!

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Other amenities they have include an optional public bath with sun loungers around. They also have wonderful fitness center and wellness services/treatments you can explore!

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Rhodes Town - Greece - Hippocrates square in the historic Old Town of Rhodes Greece


Location: Outside of Old Town

Best for: couples and families of up to 4

The 7Palms apart-hotel was supposed to be a residential house originally until it was turned into an accommodation offering 1 to 2-bedroom apartment-type rooms. The location of the hotel is a little far from most of the tourist spots, but everything you need is within walking distance. It is a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the city center!

The hotel is in quite a small building, but the rooms are spacious and the decor is vibrant and fun. They mostly use a single bold color like pink or blue to match the neutral tones used in the sheets and covers.   Some rooms even have a balcony with a view of the garden, the pool, or the city of Rhodes.

The private bathrooms are also big and equipped with powerful showerheads (no low water pressure here) and free toiletries. Guests also praised how spotlessly clean the bathrooms are!

If you want to visit the Old Town faster than you can access by foot, you can borrow their bikes – just drop any amount for a donation, which is pretty cool. It is also a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the city center

There are times when the sun gets really hot in Rhodes, and you can soak in their pool to cool off from the heat. At night, the pool looks stunning with its gradient blue and purple lighting. It is not quite big, but it is big enough since the property does not usually have a lot of guests due to its small size.

Check prices, availability, reviews, and more photos here.

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Rhodes Town - Greece - View of the old town of Rhodes Greece

Astron Hotel Rhodes

Location: Outside of Old Town

Best for: couples

Astron Hotel Rhodes is a 3-star hotel that is central (near to bars and restaurants) yet located in a more offbeat location. It’s totally within the budget price range, but it has everything that will make your travel experience convenient. All of their rooms are equipped with an A/C unit, safety deposit boxes, and a small balcony. The rooms are simple with minimalist furnishings, and the size of the rooms are perfect for couples.

Past guests have mentioned that you should try to avoid the rooms near the street, since the hotel is near some bars and restaurants. Occasionally, there are some drunk people carousing at the bars nearby, who make the streets quite noisy. However, it can be better if you shut the windows, as they are designed to improve the soundproofing of the rooms.

The bathrooms can be a little small, but overall comfortable. Don’t worry if you forgot your shower kit, because towels and toiletries are provided in their sparkling clean private ensuite bathrooms!

They serve a tasty breakfast from 7 AM until 10 AM each day, and the buffet is replenished quickly so that no tasty breakfast goes unfilled (and also to keep everything warm and fresh!). The hotel also has a bar area where you can enjoy some drinks or snacks and socialize with fellow guests.

Check prices, availability, reviews, and more photos here.

Rhodes Town - Greece - Boats in Mandraki Harbor. Rhodes Town, Rhodes, Greece

Mid-Range Places to Stay in Rhodes ($75-150 USD a Night)

George & Alexandra’s Apartments

Location: Inside the Old Town

Best for: families, couples, and groups

If you are looking for attentive and hospitable hosts, then you’re in for a treat here — plus the beauty of George & Alexandra’s stone-walled apartments will delight you! The rooms are sumptuously decorated and have almost everything you need (like washing machines, fridge, kitchenware, etc.) to make you feel like you are home away from home.

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The beds are quite big and have luxury printed sheets, cozy comforters, and hypoallergenic pillows. The walls of the room are made out of rock-looking bricks, and the floors are a combination of designed tiles and hardwood floors.

Touches of green and blue plus nature motifs like leaves are on the sheets and pillowcases, creating a beautiful atmosphere. Some chandeliers add drama in some rooms as well as framed hung paintings. The headboards are also very comfortable, curved to follow the contour of your back for a totally relaxing experience while you sit in bed and read or scroll around on your phone.

They offer an optional continental breakfast to their guests, but you can simply go outside for breakfast if you wish, as it is beside a mini market and you can buy local Greek snacks that might just surprise and delight you! Besides, the apartments are fully equipped with a kitchen, so you can easily make quick meals should you wish.

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Rhodes Town - Greece - The Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes

Saint Artemio Hotel and Oriental Suites

Location: Inside the Old Town

Best for: couples

Saint Artemio Hotel and Oriental Suites are located in the heart of Rhode’s Old Town, and they offer stylish modern rooms at a mid-range price.

From the outside, the exteriors look like a medieval house made of stones, in keeping with the architecture of Old Town Rhodes which skews very medieval. Some areas are decorated with Ottoman-inspired metal cut lamps that create beautiful silhouettes when lit.

There’s also a lovely garden for all to enjoy, where you can sit and relax as you view the different plants and enjoy your little oasis from the crowdedness of the Old Town. The hotel is very welcoming to pets, and they will provide you with food bowls and even pet beds to sleep in so your pets can sleep well, too!

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All of the rooms have a balcony or terrace, great for some privacy and fresh air at the same time. Not only does it give you nice views, but also convenience and comfort! Nespresso machines are also provided in each room, so that you can make your own coffee according to your taste. The rooms are modern with pluses like USB charging ports in convenient locations so your electronics can be fully charged easily.

There are optional added services you can get at the hotel such as their relaxing massage services – the staff are polite and do not hard sell, so you can just feel comfortable asking them just in case you’d like to inquire about prices and avialability.

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Rhodes Town - Greece - View of Aegean coast of City of Rhodes and cruise ship (Rhodes, Greece)

Agla Hotel

Location: Around 2 kilometers to the Old Town

Best for: couples and families of 4 or fewer

Agla Hotel is the best choice for someone who wants to stay in the new Rhodes town near all the shops and restaurants, but also want something relatively close to the medieval Old Town for sightseeing. Agla Hotel has been welcoming guests from around the world since 1970, and it strategically located near some of the best supermarkets and restaurants in Rhodes.

If it gets too hot during the summer and you’re not looking to do a full beach day, you can always take a dip in their huge pool. Plenty of sun loungers are available, so you can just get lost in the hypnotic blue color of the pool and sun yourself with a book and a drink. There’s also a breakfast area where you can order food and drinks at a fair price.

The rooms are decorated simply with rich wooden furniture, and you will love how spacious it is if you’re the kind of traveler like me who loves to spread out in your room! Each room has its own ensuite bathroom and a balcony with some umbrellas and outdoor furniture.

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If you’re staying at the hotel at off-peak time and there aren’t many guests, you might just get upgraded to a better room for free! Most of the guests left the hotel a bit sad – not because they were disappointed, but they actually wanted to stay more!

They also serve a healthy Greek buffet breakfast with a good selection to choose from. They also don’t repeat the food choices and food is restocked ASAP – nobody goes hungry here!

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Rhodes Town - Greece - Boats in Mandraki Harbour. Rhodes Town, Rhodes, Greece

Oktober Downtown Rooms

Location: A bit far from Old Town to walk, but a few minutes’ drive away

Best for: Couples, families with young kids, solo travelers with a mid-range budget

This cozy mid-range hotel has 47 guestrooms in a modern building. The hotel is just a few minutes’ walk from most of the tourist destinations you’d want to visit in Rhodes. Past guests have always praised the location as well as the services delivered by the hotel’s staff, always with a smile.

The modern rooms have minimalist-style interiors. Neutral colors were effectively used to create a sophisticated ambiance, regardless of its lower mid-range price. The rooms are better for couples, since they do not provide extra beds and all rooms are only doubles. For guests who have kids with them, they do have extra cots available, and if you need to leave them for a bit you can pay for a sitter.

Each room features a private bathroom with gray tiles completely stocked with toiletries, an enclosed shower, a hairdryer, and towels. There are also racks and places where you can keep your personal toiletries.

The hotel has a relaxing and clean pool and it is very easy to request a clean towel in the reception, so no need to go back to your room!

The hotel also has a lounge bar where you can order some cocktails or mocktails, just to pass the time or if you just want to chill after a long day. You can even order at the bar and have the drink delivered straight to your room! The bar is open until the late night, and you will love that even this area (plus the pool!) has good connection to WiFi – not always a given on Greek islands!

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Greece - Rhodes - Colossus fo Rhodes

Elakati Luxury Boutique Hotel

Location: Outside of Old Town but can be reached with a brief walk

Best for: Couples, solo travelers, and families with adult children

Do not judge this hotel from the outside, since it looks a bit rugged and unfinished, but just wait until you get in. It is actually one of the most beautiful boutique hotels in Rhodes! Note that the hotel is strictly adults only. If you are below 16, then you will not be allowed to enter, so families with young kids should not book.

It’s located near the Old Town, and the hotel offers stylishly unique interiors and décors. They love to mix and match natural fibers from wicker and abaca (a sustainable leaf fiber). They use furniture which is artsy and just a tad rustic. You will be surprised once you see it in real life – it is even more beautiful than in pictures!

They offer hypoallergenic rooms fully equipped with quality features and stylish interiors. You will see paintings hung on the walls, plus the walls have a natural stucco texture to add interest and drama to the rooms.

The double deluxe rooms have floors that look like designer prints, and the ceilings are mostly made from wood. Some of their room choices have a balcony, but those are usually sold out as this boutique hotel is rather popular. Your best chance to book a room with a balcony here is to do it early!

For guests who want to rent a car while in Rhodes, you can freely park it in their secured on-site spaces. There is also no need to inform them in your special requests, as there is ample space for everyone.

Check prices, availability, reviews, and more photos here.

Rhodes Town - Greece - Medieval arched street in the old town of Rhodes, Greece

Spirit of the Knights Boutique Hotel

Location: Inside the Old Town

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Best for: Couples, history lovers, design lovers, and families of 4 or fewer

Someone who wants to stay somewhere that has a lot of history should surely book this comfortable 4-star hotel! This incredible hotel was a former knight’s house during the 14th century – how’s that for a backstory?

The hotel is said to have been built by the Crusaders and reconstructed by the Ottomans before it was transformed into a hotel. I guess this is one reason they believe the spirit of the knights is still here!

Aside from being in the Old Town of Rhodes, more than 600 years old, it is also located in a quieter area away from the highly-trafficked and noisy streets. However, it’s still just a few minutes’ walk from some of the more popular tourist destinations in the area.

Each room has its own vibe, and you won’t see one overarching single style – they’re really leveling up the boutique hotel game here with unique rooms for each guest!

Some rooms even have the original fireplaces! They also use expensive sculpted furniture, carpets, and tapestry that come from the best sources all over the world – just like a true palace. Don’t worry because even if they have many original features from its past, they have modern amenities to catch up with the needs of their guests, ensuring a more comfortable and hassle-free stay.

If your muscles are aching from walking too much, there are wellness services at the hotel you can avail yourself of, such as booking a nice massage at the hotel. You can also rent cars or request for shuttle transfers at their service desk. All of their staff are polite and highly-trained to attend to the needs of guests which makes the experience overwhelmingly positive according to past guests!

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Greece - Rhodes - Building

Best Luxury Hotels in Rhodes ($150+ USD a Night)

Avalon Boutique Suites Hotel

Location: Inside the Old Town

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Best for: Big groups and families, as well as couples

This gorgeous Old Town hotel underwent a reconstruction that was supervised by the Archaeological Authority to keep its history and original form preserved. You will see a lot of detail on the historic outdoor floor, with pebbles that show a patterned mosaic and rocks and bricks that create coordinated patterns. Iron-glazed chairs and tables complete the look of the garden, and you can sit here to have a snack or just relax.

The decor could be described as feminine yet modern, and the spacious rooms feature beds with wooden or metal bed frames and all the other standard hotel amenities. All suites have a private balcony and ensuite bathroom. Families, couples, and even solo travelers are very much welcome in this hotel. The family rooms are great because they can accommodate up to 5 people inside. It has 3 bedrooms, and bigger families can get interconnected rooms. All 5 guests are included in the free breakfast too!

You can dine at their “dome”, which is like a tunnel made out of rock bricks. There’s also a terrace for dining, where you can dine alfresco at their restaurant, which makes use of the lovely starry sky at night as its ceiling. In another corner is another alfresco café where you can sip your coffee (or try some snacks and salads) with a nice view of the garden and its lush green trees.

Check prices, availability, reviews, and more photos here.

Greece - Rhodes - Fort St. Nicholas

In Camera Art Boutique Hotel

Location: Inside the Old Town

Best for: couples and small families

A hotel owned by a photographer will surely give you ‘gram-worthy photos in every corner! This is what In Camera Art Boutique Hotel wants its guest to feel, a sense of beauty that weaves together the historic medieval background of the Old Town where it is located. While it does get inspiration from the past, it has also incorporated a lot of modern amenities so that your stay is comfortable.

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The rooms are very stylish, and you can tell they have influences from many different cultures and countries, like horseshoe-shaped arches, dry brushed walls, beautiful pottery, and uniquely made wood rails and dividers for the mezzanine. Every room is like an exhibition! You will also notice some vintage cameras displayed and original photos hung on the walls, in a wink to its name and its owner’s passion. Not a single room is exactly alike, and this is truly a haven for art lovers.

One of the coziest outdoor places they have is the fireplace with a Jacuzzi — it has beautiful tilework on the wall where the water flows out! There are seating and loungers beside it, and some beautiful crawling bougainvillea fully blooming. If you have brought a car with you, then you may park it in their available street spaces — rare in the Old Town!

Check prices, availability, reviews, and more photos here.

Greece - Rhodes - Walls

Rodos Park Suites & Spa

Location: Outside but very near to Old Town

Best for: couples on a romantic getaway

Rodos Park Suites & Spa offers 5-star amenities to guests who don’t want to stay inside the Old Town but want it nearby. It is also one of the curated hotel members of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World – a major honor!

Due to its proximity to the Old Town, the balconies of its rooms still showcase the beautiful archaeological sites, views of the town, plus the garden and pool of the hotel.

The rooms are available in three configurations: doubles, deluxe doubles, and executive suites. The soundproof rooms make use of modern and contemporary styles, and it has all of the basic amenities you need and would expect from a hotel of its caliber.

Rodos Park has state-of-the-art facilities for wellness and relaxation which offer treatments using organic and natural products like Fleur and Phytomer. Each skin type is treated differently and treated to solve problem skin. You can also try their Bio sauna or chromotherapy for an even more advanced spa experience. They were even awarded as the “Best Spa Hotels in Greece” in 2014 by the Greek Hotel Awards!

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If you want to have some delicious cocktails or nonalcoholic drinks while you soak in the pool, you can try their Pool & Bar. The hotel offers a gastronomic adventure with its different on-site restaurants like La Brasserie and Il Parco – though this part of Rhodes Town also has a ton of delicious restaurants worth seeking out as well.

La Brasserie offers fusion cuisine and a yummy all-Greek breakfast, while Il Parco serves delicious Mediterranean dishes on the courtyard. There are also two bars. L’agence Bar is for those who want a more formal ambiance with the accompaniment of some piano music while you drink some of their cocktails. The second one is L’epoque, which has a more relaxed ambiance plus some mellow music and a fine selection of wines and other alcoholic beverages.

Check prices, availability, reviews, and more photos here.

Greece - Rhodes - Walls

Trinity Boutique Hotel

Location: Inside the Old Town

Best for: Couples and families of 3 or 4

This hotel is perfect for travelers who want to make the most out their time in Rhodes in terms of sightseeing, as it’s near to many of the spots inside the Old Town. Trinity Boutique Hotel is well suited for a family of 3 or 4 or couples. It has a lovely courtyard which also acts as a shared lounge. This is where you can get your free breakfast, and it’s a nice way to start the morning with the fresh breeze coming in from the garden.

The family room is ultra-large, with a mezzanine for the beds and it has its own living area with seating. The rooms they have for couples either have a private bathtub near the bed (yes, it is not in the bathroom!) or a balcony that will help you relax when you see the nice view. They also only use coco mats for a more naturally relaxing sleep on their mattresses.

All of the rooms are equipped with a bar, A/C, heating, coffee maker, safety deposit boxes, fridge, and storage for your laptop. The private bathrooms still have the rugged medieval feel to it yet with a modern twist with new toilets, showerheads, and sinks.

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Breakfast portions are huge – enough to serve as breakfast and lunch – including fresh fruits, eggs, yogurt, and they can even provide gluten-free breads for you! The staff is really easy to approach, and you don’t have to go to the reception just to ask for any information, since everyone is so knowledgeable. Past guests remarked that the staff always add a personal touch with their service.

Check prices, availability, reviews, and more photos here.

Allegory Boutique Hotel

Location: Outside the Old Town, around 4 kilometers away

Best for: Couples and small families (larger families can get interconnected rooms)

This hotel is inspired by the novel of Greek writer Eirini Vogiatzi-Charalambis called the Allēgoria. It is a historical novel about eternal love and the blue jewel of the sea, based on the myths that have circulated around the island. This hotel is also a member of the Yades Greek Historic Hotels (which is an exclusive group of just 15 historic hotels in the entirety of Greece).

You have ample choices of different suites to match your needs. The junior suites have body shower jets in the private bathrooms – no need to visit the spa for a relaxing bath! Some suites even have a patio with a hot tub, a balcony with a panoramic view of the different landmarks, or one with a bathtub and a steam bath. All rooms are fully furnished with modern furniture with an antique yet tasteful flair.

Most of the common areas have a medieval vibe, and you will see a lot of wicker chairs with a modern style. There is free parking available nearby, but not on-site, so you might need to walk a bit after parking your car.

The location is very central in the new town of Rhodes, so you might hear some noises during peak hours when the streets are crowded if your windows are open; however, rooms are soundproof so there’s nothing to worry about when it comes to sleeping!

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Check prices, availability, reviews, and more photos here.

Greece - Rhodes - Walls

Kókkini Porta Rossa

Location: Inside the Old Town

Best for: History lovers, couples, and families of 4 or fewer

The building which is now the hotel Kókkini Porta Rossa was previously owned by a knight who was stationed to watch the “Red Gate” during the 14th century (hence the name!).

If you’re not familiar with this gate, it was actually one of the defensive fortified walls of the Rhodes Old Town, where a lot of knights died protecting the city. This is also the reason why it is the first hotel you will see upon entering the said gate!

Upon arrival, you will be welcomed with a free drink just so you would feel the essence of filoxénia (being warm and friendly to a stranger – one of the philosophies the hotel lives by). The entire property has rock walls and hardwood tiles matched with antique furniture, items from the past, beautiful rugs and metal cut lamps. However, the whole look is overall tasteful and not overly done, so everything looks premium and luxurious.

The hotel mostly has suites, which are named to honor the people who once lived in the house.

Before you enter your room, the owner will provide you with a tablet where you can arrange your itinerary or check their ready-made ones. It might just help you add more places to visit in Rhodes during your stay!

Each bed features a mattress made out of coco mats – it is surprisingly more comfortable than a regular mattress and hypoallergenic to boot! Each room has a minibar plus some snacks so you don’t have to go out just to buy something to drink or have some light snacks.

The private bathrooms are large and are also furnished alongside candles and windows that perfectly allow natural lighting in. Toiletries, towels, robes, and slippers are also included.

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What guests loved the most is the breakfast! It is not a buffet like most hotels; rather, they serve a gourmet 4-course breakfast of local specialties each day. This will surely make you wonder what will be up for breakfast for the next morning!

Check prices, availability, reviews, and more photos here.

5 Things to Bring with You for a Rhodes Vacation

Greece - Rhodes - Lindos Beach

We have an entire Rhodes packing list that includes exactly what to bring to Rhodes in all seasons, but here are some essentials you don’t want to miss!

A Guidebook – While travel blogs are great, we also definitely see the benefit of having a good paper guidebook in hand to refer to in your on-the-ground travel. We own and recommend the Lonely Planet Greece for a great guidebook on the ground. 

Sunscreen: Yes, you will want sunscreen in Rhodes, no matter the time of year. While you can buy it here, I suggest you buy the good stuff from recognizable brands or better yet, buy it online in advance. I love this solid Neutrogena sunscreen. Who doesn’t love a good solid for liquid swap? Great to keep in your bag without worrying about sunscreen explosions.

Motion sickness pills: Great for bus rides especially on winding roads – I buy these non-drowsy ones. You can also try these natural motion sickness bands which use acupressure to reduce nausea – they actually work pretty well.

– A water bottle with a filter. While often, the tap water in Greece is drinkable, there are places where it isn’t. Always ask before drinking the water. We generally recommend using a water bottle with a purifying filter to reduce your plastic consumption and ensure you won’t drink any bad water that could make your trip unpleasant! We recommend the GRAYL water bottle – it filters water perfectly (literally – 99.999% free of viruses, bacteria, etc.) in an instant so that you can even drink from lakes, bad taps, etc. – basically everything but the sea itself.

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 Travel safety items. We think Rhodes is very safe to travel, but at the same time, it never hurts to be prepared! Some people like to carry money belts, but neither Stephanie or I use these. Instead, we both carry the same PacSafe anti-theft backpack. It has locking zippers, slash-proof construction with metal mesh hidden in the fabric, and tons of other smart security features — all while being cute and stylish enough to be our everyday bag. We recommend it highly for both male and female travelers, as it’s neutral enough to be unisex. We also recommend travel insurance! Our recommendation is at the bottom of the post.

More Rhodes Travel Resources

Rhodes Town - Greece - Boats in Mandraki Harbour. Rhodes Town, Rhodes, Greece

Headed to Rhodes? We have some great travel resources to help you with your trip, such as this Rhodes packing list.

First read our guide to planning a trip to Greece, which covers visas, budgets, vaccines, and much more. We also have a Balkan currency guide which explains how money works in Greece and local tipping customs.

If you’ll be spending time in Lindos, check out how to get from Rhodes to Lindos – we also have a Lindos accommodation guide if you are thinking of staying outside of Rhodes Town. If you’re still trying to plan your trip around the island, check out our guide to things to do in Rhodes.

If this will be one of your first trips to the Greek islands, check out our massive Greek Island hopping guide as well as our recommendations for where to go in Greece and when is the best time to visit. 

We publish new content about the Balkans almost every day! For more information about traveling to Greece and the Balkans, bookmark our Greece and Balkan travel pages so you can find out what’s new before your trip.

Finally, Make Sure You Come to Rhodes with Travel Insurance!

I’m sure you’re aware that it’s a good idea to have travel insurance for traveling in Rhodes, Greece, or anywhere in the world!

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Stephanie and I have both been paying customers of World Nomads for the last three years. We love the peace of mind it gives us in case of emergencies, accidents, illnesses, theft, or trip cancellation or disruption. 

While Rhodes is very safe, there’s always a risk inherent in everyday travel like theft or injury, so it’s better to play it safe.

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