Kókkini Porta Rossa is the first building you see when you enter the Old Town from the Gate of St. John.

Locals call this gate the “Red Gate”, in memory of those who lost their lives defending it.

A knight’s residence, with a small church dedicated to Saint John, and the Gate’s armoury stood where the hotel currently stands.

It was the residence of the knight in charge of the Gate’s garrison.

When the Knights handed Rhodes over to the Turks at the end of 1522, Turkish, Greek and Jewish families began sharing the big house.

Their different origins, contrasting religions and bitter memories 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.

Our intention has been to make a small hotel for just a few, select guests and give them as much attention as they wish to have.

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.

Our intention is that our guests find at Kokkini Porta Rossa a second home and that they see Rhodes in a way they would otherwise miss.

The ancient Greek viewpoints on Philoxenía* and theKósmos govern our hospitality: It cares for our guests, the community and the environment.


It is located on the first floor and has an open-space area of 46 sq.m. (495 sq.f.) on two levels. Gülbin can accommodate up to 3 guests. Lovely furniture and collectables, beautiful colours and discreet lighting give this suite its particular charm. The exquisite sitting room, on the suite’s lower level, has a very high ceiling, four windows […]


DENIZ is probably the most romantic of our suites. It can accommodate up to 3 guests and has an open-plan area of 54 sq.m. (581 sq.f.) on two levels. The suite’s special feature is its unique roofed wooden balcony, the “hayat” (life in Arabic). The balcony and the suite’s windows overlook the castle wall and our chapel’s entrance. They also have a […]


This spacious and full of sunlight suite is located on the first floor. Its 58 sq.m. (625 sq.f.) are on two levels and have an open-plan arrangement.IRINI can accommodate up to 5 guests. The master bedroom is on the upper level and has a king size bed that can be made as a set of twins. A smaller sleeping / […]


MICHALIS is designed to accommodate 2 guests. Its king double bed can be made as a set of twins. It was built around 1350, as part of the Knight’s house that stood where our hotel now is.  Its vaulted roof, stone wall and oakwood gate are what a visitor sees first when entering from the Gate of […]


It is located on the ground floor and has a bedroom, a sitting room and a spacious bathroom, totalling 52 sq.m. (560 sq.f.). ORHAN can accommodate up to 3 guests. It also has its own small section of the garden, under the century-old mulberry tree. The King double bed features a silk canopy and a unique headboard made out of […]


Located on the first floor, has an area of 52 sq.m. (560 sq.f.) and a fireplace in its living room. KATINA has a spectacular king double bed (can be made as a set of twins), while additional bedding can be arranged in the living area. It can accommodate up to 3 guests. From its south windows you can see the castle wall, […]