The Nikolis Hotel was our first stop on our first vacation to Greece, and it set the tone perfectly for the rest of our trip. We arrived late and had the hotel arrange our airport pickup (I recommend this as not all taxis will drive into the tight, turning alleyways of Old Town Rhodes). We were absolutely delighted to see the historic beauty of our location and the hotel.
No elevator, but the night deskman carried our bags upstairs. There was a little embarrassment as he discovered a, uh, present left behind by one of the neighborhood stray cats on the threshold of the room next to ours. No matter to us, we quickly settled into our stellar corner room and watched the moon rise over the port of Rhodes from our balcony. The bed (two twins pushed together) was comfortable, and the French doors had blackout curtains (though we preferred being awakened by the sunrise).
The breakfast on the roof is generous and delicious, with fruit, pastries, breads, cheeses and meats, and eggs or yogurt available if you like. There's a sweet courtyard patio with tables and chairs that's filled with artifacts from the hotel's location, I believe.
The location was great, as we chose to wander around the Old Town on foot for the two days we stayed there. We had arranged for a private tour on our first day, and it was an easy 5 minute walk to the Gate St. Athanasius to meet the driver. The hotel was also close enough to the port that we were going to walk there with our bags to depart on our cruise, but our innkeeper Marianne wouldn't have it -- she insisted upon taking us right to our boat.
Altogether, it was just a lovely stay,
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Built on the 2000-years-old remains of the Ancient Agora S. Nikolis is an intimate, charming sandstone hotel located on a guiet, cobblestone street in the beautiful Crusader part of the Medieval Old Town. The Old Town of Rhodes bursts with activity day and night. The maze of narrow streets, stone arches, huge ramparts and original moats create a truly unique experience. The hotel offers breakfast on the roof garden with superb view of the old town and harbour. As well as a unique bar with a variety of drinks and cocktails. This bar area also has a room with an original 800 year-old built in fireplace which offers a very cozy and warm atmosphere for winter guests. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- S. Nikolis Hotel & Apartments Rhodes/Rhodes Town