Kókkini Porta Rossa is the first building one sees when entering the Medieval Town from St. John’s Gate.
This Gate is known to the locals as “Kókkini Porta” (Greek for “Red Door“), in memory of those who lost their lives defending it from the Ottomans.
A knight’s residence built around 1350 with its small church dedicated to Saint John stood where the hotel currently stands. It was the residence of the knight in charge of the Gate's garrison.
When the Knights surrendered Rhodes to the Turks at the end of 1522, Greek, Turkish, and Jewish families began sharing the big house.
Their bitter memories and contrasting religions didn't stop them from living in harmony under the same roof and raising their children together.
The house will always be theirs. We just gave it a new life and look after it, making sure it remains a place of serenity and warmth.
The hotel’s suites are named after people who once lived in it.
Our intention has been to make a small hotel for just a few, select guests, who will have as much attention as they wish to have.
The furniture, lighting, objects, and carpets give every space a warm, familiar atmosphere.
Luxury is balanced with simplicity and modern design matched with old, collectable items.
Some walls and elements of the original knight’s house are now parts of the hotel, and the old church is our chapel.
We will do our best for you to find a second home in Kókkini Porta Rossa and help you see Rhodes in a way you would otherwise miss.
Our hospitality is governed by the ancient Greek beliefs on Philoxenía* and Cósmos**. It cares for our guests, the community and the environment.