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Last updated: 19 November, 2022
Expert travel writer: John Malathronas

Dead in the middle in the Turkish quarter of Rhodes Old Town, this quiet, charming 500-year-old  Ottoman mansion is a designer jewel that’s been featured in the World Of Interiors magazine.

Superbly restored by Effie Dedes and her partner Spiros Chrysovergis, every room is furnished differently with gusto, so look at a few choices before you decide.

Its popular restaurant, humbly called The Marco Polo Cafe and set in the citrus-shaded courtyard, is always full, so book way ahead, along with your reservation.

The Michelin-quality food is prepared by head chef Lefteris Sotirakis, one of the most promising new stars in Greece.

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Key facilities

Airport transfers: Not available
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Parking: Not available
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Jacuzzi (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

Other worthwhile experiences in this destination if you have the time or the interest, closest first

Archaeological Museum

Archaeological Museum

Rhodes, Greek Islands, Greece[0.2 miles]

This small, compact museum – the best in Rhodes – is well laid out and full of interesting exhibits. Don’t miss the dainty statue of Bathing Aphrodite – so modern, it could’ve been fashioned by Bernini – and the head of God Helios that served as a prototype for busts of Alexander the Great.

Best for ages: 18+ | £7

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Palace of the Grand Master

Palace of the Grand Master

Rhodes, Greek Islands, Greece[0.4 miles]

The headquarters of the Grand Masters of the Order of St. John is an exceptional fortress-cum-palace, mainly because of the daring Italian facelift in the 1930s. The makeover was criticised by historians, but for many art lovers, the final gothic/art-deco fusion works surprisingly well.

Best for ages: 18+ | £5

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Butterfly Valley

Butterfly Valley

Rhodes, Greek Islands, Greece[18.8 miles]

A 600-care nature reserve where Jersey tiger moths congregate between June and September to mate (and subsequently starve themselves to death). They nestle in droves on branches of the indigenous gum tree forest and fly about in their black- and orange-tinted wings creating a surrealistic spectacle.

Best for ages: 6+ | Free | 4 months

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