Fodor's Expert Review Kokkini Porta Rossa

Rhodes Town, Rhodes, 85100, Greece Fodor's Choice

A family passion project has turned into the most beautiful small hotel on the island. The building is wrapped around the ancient walls of the city, and is where the armory and food cellar of the Knights who guarded the “Red Gate” once stood. Inside, stone-walled rooms are decked in sumptuous antiques, rich fabrics, and plush furnishings. Husband and wife team Nikos and Angela have thought of everything: free minibar, a tablet loaded with sights and advice; an open lounge bar; a peaceful walled courtyard terrace. They may even show you their other project: the restoration of a Greek Orthodox chapel opposite the hotel, originally built by the Knights to win over locals. The breakfasts here are the best in Rhodes, as course after course of pastries, fruit, yogurt, and homemade jams arrives. In the evening the family's son, Paris, a talented pianist, has also taken to serenading guests with fine jazz standards. It’s worth noting that high season for the typically older clientele here tends to be later (Sept.–Oct.); book far ahead as there are only six suites.


  • free minibar and sumptuous terrace breakfasts
  • bespoke trips can be arranged with local experts
  • guests get a tablet loaded with maps and sights


  • with only six suites it fills up fast
  • minimum two-night stay
  • it's a longer walk than at most hotels to the center of Old Town




Phones: 22410-75114


6 suites
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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