Kókkini Porta Rossa
"Personalized hospitality in a medieval mansion. We Fell In Love With the House, Its History And Its People."
Welcome To Kókkini Porta Rossa
We found a ruined house in the Old Town and turned it into a hotel. While restoring it, we fell in love with the house, its history and its people.
We respected its character and peculiarities: the creeks of the wooden floor boards, the smell of the lime plaster, the roughness of its stones. We took care of the ageing mulberry tree in the garden and planted herbs, like the ones used by the housewives who once lived here. Our intention has been to make a small hotel for just a few, select guests. To provide them with as much attention and care as they desire. To have a variety of pillows for them to choose from, breakfast prepared with local, fresh products and bottles of carefully selected wines for them to enjoy in the evenings.
The furniture, lighting, objects and carpets give every space a warm, familiar atmosphere. Luxury has been balanced with simplicity and modern design matched with old collectable items. We wish that our guests find themselves in a house they would like to be theirs: a home away from home. To enjoy every hour of their stay and start planning their next visit, before they even leave.
We have given our rooms names of people who lived in the house: GÜLBIN, ORHAN, IRINI, DENIZ, KATINA. They are five suites, different from each other. However, they all possess the same familiar atmosphere, calm and soft light found in every part of the hotel.
They all offer:
- A choice between King Size Double or Oversized Twin beds
- FRETTE bed linen, towels and bathrobes
- COCO – MAT mattresses and quilts
- A menu of six different COCO – MAT pillows
- Beach towels
- Whirlpool bathtubs, or freestanding bathtubs and walk-in hydro- massage shower cabins
- APIVITA cosmetics
- A tablet with information, tips, GPS, routes, locations, emergency mob. phone line etc
- Free wifi internet
- LCD television with satellite channelsc
- Blue Tooth speakers
- Free Mini Bar w. snacks, soft drinks, teas, coffees
- Air Conditioning
- Mini Safe
It’s located on the ground floor and has two rooms and a spacious bathroom, totalling 45 square metres. It has its own section of the garden, under the century-old mulberry tree. It accommodates 2 to 4 guests. The double bed has a silk canopy and a unique headboard made out of an oak Art Nouveau door. The bathroom, which is perfect for relaxing and romantic evenings, is equipped with a freestanding bathtub and a shower cabin with a hydromassage column.
It’s located on the first floor and has an area of 48 square metres. It features a fireplace in the living room. The suite has a spectacular double bed. It accommodates 2 to 4 guests. From the south windows you can see the castle wall and part of the Old Town, while the northern ones overlook our garden. The huge bathroom has a freestanding bathtub and a shower cabin with a hydromassage column.
This spacious and full of sunlight suite is located on the first floor. It is open-space and has an area of 52 square metres on two levels. It can accommodate 2 to 5 people. Its master bedroom is on a big loft and has a king size bed, which can be turned into twin beds. There is a smaller loft next to it with a single sofa-bed. The living room is on the lower level. It features a large sofa that can either be used as an oversized single bed or turned into two separate single beds. On the same level, the bathroom has a freestanding bathtub and a shower cabin with a hydromassage column. The suite’s windows overlook the garden and our neighbourhood.
The most romantic of our suites. It’s located on the first floor. It has an area of 52 square metres on two levels and can accommodate 2 to 4 people. The suite’s special feature is the unique roofed wooden balcony, the "hayat" (life in Arabic), which overlooks the castle wall and the sea. On its ground floor there is also a living room and a small sitting area with large cushions and mattresses. The bedroom, with its romanticly lit headboard, is located on the loft. The bathroom has a whirlpool bathtub and a copper sink.
It is located on the first floor, has an open-space area of 40 square metres on two levels and can accommodate 2 or 3 people. The exquisite sitting room has a very high ceiling and four windows. Its bedroom is on the loft and features a king size bed, which can also be used as twin. The lovely headboard, colours and lighting make this room very charming. A large sofa in the living room is designed to be used as a very comfortable single bed. There is a whirlpool bathtub in the cosy bathroom.
The Medieval Town
Its walls began being built after the earthquake of 515 AD. On them you will find signs narrating the events that have been taking place since. The current form of the wall and the character of the Town enclosed in it, were chiselled by the Knights of St. John, who arrived on Rhodes in 1309 and remained for 200 years.
They are the ones who built the battlements, the moat, the bridges and the 11 gates. Remarkable public buildings, three hospitals and many churches were also built. The knights created the town we now call the Old or Medieval Town and divided it into two sections: the Collachium and the Bourg. Buildings that housed the Knights and the administration were located in the Collachium.
The Bourg, the larger of the two areas, is where the local population, made up of Greeks, Jews and Latins, lived and worked. When the Turks conquered Rhodes in 1522 and the Knights left, the Old Town changed dramatically. Minarets were erected on the churches. There was a new addition to the hustle of the town: the voice of the muezzin calling the faithful to prayer. Mosques and public baths were built. For many years, the Greeks weren’t allowed to live within the walls. They were only permitted to work here and had to leave at dusk, before the gates closed. In 1912, the walls and the Old Town were given a new lease of life. The Italians took over the reins from the Turks. Ruined and run-down buildings were restored and space was created for parks. People’s lives began to improve.
When the Turks conquered Rhodes in 1522 and the Knights left, the Old Town changed dramatically. Minarets were erected on the churches. There was a new addition to the hustle of the town: the voice of the muezzin calling the faithful to prayer. Mosques and public baths were built. For many years, the Greeks weren’t allowed to live within the walls. They were only permitted to work here and had to leave at dusk, before the gates closed. In 1912, the walls and the Old Town were given a new lease of life. The Italians took over the reins from the Turks. Ruined and run-down buildings were restored and space was created for parks. People’s lives began to improve.