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S. Nikolis Hotel & Apartments
Ranked #30 of 129 Hotels in Rhodes Town
Certificate of Excellence
Santa Cruz, California
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
Reviewed 9 June 2014

Make very sure to see actual picture of whatever room or studio you book. We traveled with friends and stayed in the apartments down the block from the hotel. Accommodations were extremely tired as were the towels, blankets, and linens. The mattress was appalling ....6 inches deep with boards underneath , when I stated that my husband who recently had a hip replaced couldn't sleep on it I was brusquely informed it was an "orthopedic mattress"! The owner found a mattress pad for his side of the bed but that didn't help the smell. The armoire that was the only space to hang clothing was loaded with old air fresheners and dirty looking blankets. Our studio had a door into another apartment that the maid ran in and out of when she cleaned..... We were told it was empty but was just downright weird. All in all this is a place for a bunch of kids traveling on a budget. I would resist the oily charm of the owners and book somewhere else.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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SNikolisHotel, Public Relations Manager at S. Nikolis Hotel & Apartments, responded to this review, 12 June 2014
We,the family Nikolis running the family business S.Nikolis' Hotel Apartments, are not to comment this for us dissapointing review, everyone of our guests have their own problems and opinions. And we respect that.
We just want to mention, nothing is dirty here with us, and we are not an oily family. We love our accommodations, as our home, and are happy to share with the guests. Trying our best for all the different people who pass by, from all over the world, for more than 30years.

We are ofcourse, feel sorry for your husbands health problems, and we do hope he is recovering soon. (It was nice to talk to him in the reception, where he invited us to your country) I we think, he knew we did the best for him to feel comfortable here with us.

This letter, is signed by me, Maria as I from the first minute, was helping you out with your ''begining'' problems.


I feel very sad and sorry, but even I will keep on doing my work, for future guests, who can appriciate more the family business in this fantastic Medieval Town of Rhodes, where I am pleased to live and work.

Thank you.



Maria Nikolis
Daughter of the S. Nikolis'
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2014

So glad we stayed in the Old Town during our recent visit to Rhodes. Location is very quite when we "tourists" leave at night. Hotel is located about 200 meters inside the St Anthony's gate an easy walk with your luggage. Staff are very helpful advising about where to eat and arranging a lift to the airport. Breakfast was served on the roof terrace with a view to the sea - was excellent and way too much for the 2 of us to eat. We were upgraded during our stay so it was nice to stay in 2 different rooms both furnished beautifully -the 2nd room quite a bit larger and with a balcony over inner courtyard.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Vestal, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2014

This small hotel was gem in the old town of Rhodes. We were pleasantly surprised upon arriving as we were upgrades to a larger room with an door terrace overlooking the courtyard. The room was very clean and every morning we enjoyed a vast assortment of great food and fresh squeezed orange juice. Marianne the proprietor and her daughter Maria were very friendly and helpful. We were given great tips on what to see and the best restaurants and what to avoid.
The location was was quiet and restful and the courtyard was there for even more serenity.
A great place to stay in the heart of the old town in Rhodes

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Denver, CO
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27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2014

My family (total of 6) visited Rhodes off-season in December, traveling from the United States. We decided to stay at the S. Nikolis and are so very glad we did! The hotel is located in the Old Town and reflects the wonderful atmosphere of a time long past, while providing the comforts expected of a hotel/inn in the modern era. Each room is unique, beautifully decorated and very comfortable. The owners and members of the staff were very friendly and helpful - especially Marianne, who went out of her way to make us comfortable and to make suggestions of things to do on Rhodes during the off-season. All of her suggestions were spot-on. Traveling with children of any age, it is important to feel safe - and we did feel very safe at this hotel, and in the Old Town in general. The S. Nikolis Hotel (and Rhodes) has now joined a short list of places to return to again and again. We live in the United States, so it is a bit of a haul to get here - but at the end of the journey, there is a warm welcome, comfortable rooms and plenty of adventures to partake in.

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Rancho Palos Verdes, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2014

What a charming, clean, little diamond tucked in Old Rhodes Town. My family and I had the most memorable stay at S. Nikolis Hotel. Marianne, Sotiris, and Maria treated us as an extension of their own family. Extremely warm, welcoming, and hospitable beyond any words that can be written. They not only left us with memories of a fabulous trip, they left us memories of a LIFETIME! Their boutique hotel is just perfect. I can close my eyes and remember our beautiful room, our breakfasts on the quaint rooftop, but most of all the faces of our now dear friends. We all can't wait to come back.

Room Tip: Lower rooms if available are great for larger families.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Tamworth, Australia
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55 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2013

Disappointed, small rooms, even tinier bathroom! Breakfast is basic, minimal variety. Location is good, close to all old town offers. Marianne was helpful, other staff seemed disinterested, end of the season.

Room Tip: View over courtyard nice,no pool
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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St. Louis
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2013

The Nikolis family are warm, helpful hosts in this wonderful town. From connecting us with a very knowledgeable guide for a tour of the old town to finding a car and driver for a tour of Lindos and other sights they were spot on. The hotel is lovely and our room was spacious with a charming deck overlooking the garden. The best part of the whole experience was the feeling that we met and got to know--a little bit at least--a wonderful Greek family.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: S. Nikolis Hotel & Apartments
Address: 61 Ippodamou | Medieval Town, Rhodes Town 851 00, Greece
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Region: Greece > South Aegean > Dodecanese > Rhodes > Rhodes Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#12 Romantic Hotel in Rhodes Town
#16 On the Beach Hotel in Rhodes Town
#20 Family Hotel in Rhodes Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:1 star — S. Nikolis Hotel & Apartments 1*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Built on the 2000-years-old remains of the Ancient Agora S. Nikolis is an intimate, charming sandstone hotel located on a guiet, cobblestone street in the beautiful Crusader part of the Medieval Old Town. The Old Town of Rhodes bursts with activity day and night. The maze of narrow streets, stone arches, huge ramparts and original moats create a truly unique experience. The hotel offers restaurant facilities for lunch and dinner, breakfast on the roof garden with superb view of the old town and harbour. As well as a unique bar with a variety of drinks and cocktails. This bar area also has a room with an original 800 year-old built in fireplace which offers a very cozy and warm atmosphere for winter guests. ... more   less 
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