Spirit of the Knights Boutique Hotel – Luxury Eco Friendly Hotel in the Medieval Town of Rhodes (Open all year Round) - www.rhodesluxuryhotel.com
Welcome to the SPIRIT OF THE KNIGHTS BOUTIQUE HOTEL, a historic building with monument status created with every attention to detail. Tucked away on the highest point of the medieval town on a quiet cobbled street only minutes walk from the Souleiman Mosque, Grand Masters Palace, shops, bars, restaurants and sea the hotel is an ideal place from which to explore the medieval town and island. Originally built by the Crusaders and later altered by the Ottomans it has a wonderful mix of architectural influences.
There are five suites and one double room with courtyard area. Every room is architecturally different and include luxury bath with shower. The public areas are large and airy and include a reception, ground floor WC, lounge, library area, bar, inner courtyard garden with Jacuzzi and outer courtyard with water feature creating a wonderfully tranquil and spacious environment to relax in privacy.
The hotel houses collected items and art works from many parts of the world including Greece, Morocco, Turkey, Persia and the Far East. Carpets and kilims from Persia and Turkey and a wonderful mix of furniture, some hand carved, creates a stunning combination of historic building with modern amenities.
Our commitment to the environment includes natural materials in elements of reconstruction and daily running of the hotel. Wood from sustainable forests and solar energy for heating water have been incorporated. All floors are laid with timber, marble, stone or sea washed pebbles. Central heating radiators are created using marble, not metal.
Fabrics and carpets are woven from natural fibres.
Luxury non allergenic beds, pillows and duvets are created by Co-Co Mat from six natural fibres.
Linen is fine quality natural cotton.
Toiletries and cleaning liquids are non allergenic natural products.
Solar energy is used for external lighting where possible.
Low energy products are used for internal lighting where possible.
Waste disposal is kept to a minimum.
Recycled paper used for all hotel printed material.
Custom designed lighting made by local craftsmen using hand blown glass.
Family owned business.
Luxury bath with shower
King size bed with twin facility (Knights Chamber no twin facility)
LCD / HD flat screen TV
Stereo / MP3 Player
Eco friendly luxury toiletries
Electric shaving point
Complimentary mineral water
Twice daily maid service
Courtyard garden with Jacuzzi
Beach towels provided
Computer for guests (inc. Internet)
Yoga (Beginners, intermediate and advanced tuition
Massage (ITEC qualified)
Well stocked bar and wide range of foods
24 hour reception
Hotel location: Rhodes Medieval City
About the resort: Rhodes Medieval Town
In the Medieval Town of Rhodes (or Old Town) you may for sure enjoy one of the most interesting walks on the island. Do not be misled by the term "medieval" into thinking that what you will see is a ruined and deserted city. When you approach the walls of the Old Town of Rhodes, you are about to enter the oldest inhabited medieval town in Europe.
A bustling neighborhood of some 6000 people, who live and work in the same buildings in which the Knights of St. John lived six centuries ago. It's a thrill to behold.
Medieval buildings, mosques, traditional fountains, oriental motifs, Byzantine and Gothic churches, shops and cafeterias are scattered throughout the Old Town of Rhodes, all blending together to create a unique and picturesque whole. There are roughly 200 streets or lanes that simply have no name. Getting lost here is not a defeat; it's an opportunity.
Whenever you feel the need to find your bearings, you can ask for Sokratous street, which is the closest the Medieval City comes to having a main street. The Palace of the Grand Masters, reconstructed by the Italians in 1940 after it was demolished by a gunpowder explosion in 1856, stands out because of its imposing entrance and well built towers and battlements. The interiors of the buildings, decorated with priceless treasures, are equally impressive.
Nearest beach in the area: Rhodes (Elli)
Being one of the most popular Greek beaches among photographers, the beach of Rhodes still offers something of its cosmopolitan aspect from the 70's, and is one of the most visited beaches on the island. Hundreds of tourists and locals visit the beach daily.
It defies one's powers of imagination to conceive what this beach must have seen in all the years since the English writer Lawrence Durrell described it as the finest beach in the Mediterranean. The multi-coloured umbrellas, the blonde Scandinavian beauties lounging on their sun beds, the towering hotels, the Casino and the Aquarium in the background, all of them once a favourite subject for photographers, are now the theme of cult postcards. Hundreds of foreign visitors descend on the beach every day, as well as local people enjoying their midday break.
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