Pinch yourself to be so lucky to stay at this small boutique inn right off the crusaders' Street of Nights and a short block on cobble stoned street from the Grand Palace.
This is a really delightful place as others have so well described. Service is excellent, staff very helpful, breakfast fixed based on your desire and order selection including fresh fruit, juice, game, turkey cheese, cucumber, tomato feta choices, etc. lovely central terrace to enjoy yourself anytime in serene place out of tourist streets. Each room is different. We had Mythos that had lovely big queen bed, a separate adjoining room with sofa bed and little table that opened onto small walled terrace that we shared with one other room. Stone fireplace niches in both rooms, refrig, wood beam ceiling and hardwood floors. Very clean. Towel changes everyday.
What was so incredible about our 4 day stay, is the setting of the hotel. The Avalon is hidden in the narrow streets right off the Street of Knights in the midst of a magnificently preserved medieval city with fortress walls, at least 9 gates into the town, covered passages, iron lamps on the streets, , stone towers and a massive scale to everything built in the 1300's. We were here in late oct at the end of the season. When the dwindling numbers of cruises ship daytrippers left, the streets would be eerily empty and you half expected a knight on a horse to come down the dark street rather than a motorini. We have traveled in Italy, Prague, Dubrovnik, & chateaux of France , but this is truly unique, maybe because the surrounding Old Town is so intact. There are not many hotels in the Old Town, so we were very happy for availability.
There are all kinds of restaurants and far too many tourists shops , so visitors won't have any trouble finding things to do. From the hotel,it is a very short distance to walk: you can visit the Grand Palace, the Archeological Museum, the harbor, bus station for trip to Lindos, or get into the new town. We took one day for boat trip to Symi, ( 20euro round trip per person 6 hr excursion) and one day for bus trip to Lindos which was 5euros per person each way, plus plan on lunch there. Unfortunately, due to austerity cuts, several museums were closed and hrs shortened. Even Tourist information centers were closed on weekend. By Nov 1st most of restaurants and shops and hotels close. Hopefully by beginning of 2014 season, more of the sites will be open. Warning, everything is on cobblestone, so bring sturdy shoes or sandals. We had really nice weather in late Oct. and we're grateful not to be crowded by tourists, but it feels a little empty in the restaurants. Do try dinner at Mama Sophia- it was very close and very good.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Avalon Boutique Hotel is a unique Medieval Property with modern features and high quality services. Located just a breath away from the famous Grand Master's Palace and Knight's Street is an idyllic gem in the heart of the Old Town of Rhodes. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Avalon Boutique Hotel Rhodes Town
- Avalon Boutique Suites Hotel Rhodes/Rhodes Town