The rugged coast of Rhodes island in Greece sets the backdrop for boutique hotel Casa Cook, a new concept for travellers seeking a trend-conscious getaway sans the family.
WORDS Melia Rayner | PHOTOGRAPHY Casa Cook
The hotel is the first Casa Cook edition of an intended hotel series, designed by Michael Schickinger and Annabell Kutucu, the team behind the San Giorgio Hotel in Mykonos. Each Casa Cook property is imagined as unique as one’s own home, featuring architectural and design details unique to each hotel, including individually-selected artwork and vintage furniture.
Natural surfaces and earthy tones ensure a laid-back luxury throughout the hotel, whilst the large-scale tile mural from featured artist Karina Eibatova brings a punch of colour to the reception area. Inspired by jungle flora and fauna her lush illustration adds a bohemian spirit to the neutral palette of the communal space.
Drawing from the influence of Kolymbia’s coastal environment, the local culture and the nomadic way of life, the hotel is a welcome reprieve for urban guests seeking a stylish escape - with an adults-only approach to enhance the chance to relax. A sprawling pool, swim-up rooms and plenty of hammocks to swing in make it easy to unwind, or stretch out with a yoga class on the open-air terrace.
For those keen to explore further afield, Rhodes offers plenty to discover, from tiny cobbled villages to bustling central streets. Take a daytrip on foot by taking in the Old Town sites, or on the water with an island-hopping tour. Or if you prefer to take in the views from the top, hike up Tsambika Hill with the mountain track just outside the hotel. After climbing 200 metres above sea level, you'll be rewarded with unparalleled views and a look at the monastery that sits atop the mountain's peak.
For a Grecian getaway that balances boho-beach spirit with contemporary style, Casa Cook is a welcome addition to the itinerary.