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“A Wonderful welcome Rhodes”
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Sofia Pension
Ranked #8 of 52 Rhodes Town B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“A Wonderful welcome Rhodes”
Reviewed 26 July 2013

We stayed for 2 days at the beginning of our travels and immediately booked for the last night as well. Sofia made us very welcome despite the late hour of our arrival. The rooms were large comfortable and clean. Breakfast on the roof terrace under the grape vines was a wonderful way to start the day, and also sitting on the roof at the end of the day with the view right across Rhodes old Town is the best way to end the day. Sofia greeted us like old friends when we returned 2 weeks later before we flew home. Perfectly situated to get boats/ferries from the harbour (5 mins walk) and a 20-30 min taxi ride to Airport. Very reasonably priced - What could be better?

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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41 reviews
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Reviewed 5 July 2013

We stayed last week and it was a fantastic week! Sofia is just lovely and cant do enough for you. Her garden is beautiful - a real oasis, we were only sorry that the grapes werent ripe yet, otherwise we would have had them with breakfast. Breakfast is perfect - we had all sorts, including omelettes, rice pudding, home made cakes, fresh bread, yogurt and honey, meats, cheese, boiled eggs, peaches - the list goes on. The room we had was large and had its own table outside the room. We cant recommend this place highly enough if you want to be based in the old town and personally we wouldnt have wanted to be based anywhere else.

Room Tip: Room 8 has its own table and chairs outside
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 19 June 2013

Sofia Pension is a find in Old Town Rhodes. Amazingly clean and beautifully decorated rooms with modern bathrooms and air conditioning. Sofia serves a very nice breakfast on the outdoor patio/porch under a shady grape arbor. And the rooms are very reasonably priced!

A few minutes walk from the Marine Gate entrance, and from Socratous Street, the main shopping street, but it is hard to find on the back windy alley-roads of old town. Booking.com has it placed wrong on their map as well, adding to the confusion. Once found, it is easy to get around! HIghly recommend Sofia and her Pension!

Room Tip: All rooms are very nice. We stayed on the patio level which was convenient for using the outdoor sp...
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sydney
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2013

We spent two nights here in May 2013 and found the location terrific in the Old Town and the room comfortable and well appointed. The continental style breakfast served on the upper terrace was a nice way to start the day. The failure of the air conditioning did detract from the experience, because it meant we had to open the window to get air, which exposed us to the barking of the local dogs and the revving of motorbikes by the inconsiderate locals ( doing this at 4 am hardly complies with any understandiing of acceptable social behaviour). We left early to catch the ferry to Marmaris so had no chance to discuss the situation with Sofia, who was a charming and efficient host, along with her husband. However we hope she gets the A/C fixed for future guests in our room. The TV, with reception limited to about three channels, was also a disappointment.

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2013

What a lovely way to begin our stay in Greece. Sitting here right now with close friends before sunset, enjoying a beer on the patio. Very pretty garden & pension. Room is very well presented & clean. Owners are very warm & helpful, nothing is too mich trouble, so we feel very relaxed.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 25 January 2013

My son and I spent 3 nights at the Sofia Pension and found it delightful. The room and bathroom were large and very clean, the pension has a roof top and terrace area that invite sitting among lovely plants. The price was excellent, as was the location. We arrived around 9 pm and had a difficult time finding it, but it was actually easy in the daylight once we found our landmarks. The location is excellent - close to the castle, shops and many, many wonderful restaurants, an easy 15 min walk to the ferry, and we caught a bus with no problem for a day trip to Lindos (which we highly recommend). The beaches were a bit of a walk, but we enjoyed seeing other areas of the city as we walked. We have regretted that we did not try Sofia's breakfast - I'm sure it was wonderful and well worth the extra charge. Rhodes old town is so atmospheric - we loved our visit, and particularly our stay at the Sofia Pensione.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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Bothwell Tasmania Australia
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Reviewed 2 November 2012

I cannot speak highly enough about the location, quality of accommodation, and the hospitality of Sofia and her husband. The historic building which has been sympathetically updated internally provides a homely and comfortable base for exploring the Old Town of Rhodes. We stayed three nights (21st - 24th Sept) and our room was downstairs. The hot water can be slow coming but it does come! A Greek style breakfast was served on the evocative upstairs balcony at a small extra cost. There is an intimacy and homely atmosphere reflecting the hospitality of Sofia and her husband who went out of their way to be helpful. We would return here and encourage our friends to visit because the reasonable cost is remarkably good value.

Room Tip: An upstairs room may have roof top views but any of the rooms have their own features.
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Sofia Pension
Address: 27 Aristofanous St. Old Town, Rhodes Town 85100, Greece
Region: Greece > South Aegean > Dodecanese > Rhodes > Rhodes Town
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 52 B&Bs / Inns in Rhodes Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Sofia Pension 2*
Number of rooms: 9
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