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S. Nikolis Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   61 Hippodamou Street | Medieval City, Rhodes Town 85100, Greece   |  
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“Perfect holiday”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

This was my first vacation with two kids, so I wanted it to be perfect. I didn't want to stay in one of those big hotels along the beach, crowded with groups of tourists, so I looked for some small family hotel or pension. I was very lucky to find S. Nikolis hotel with nice owners - Marianne and Sotiris.

We stayed in the apartment (not in the main hotel building) on the ground floor. The room is spacious, clean and quiet, with kitchen and small sitting place outside. Beds were so comfortable and street was so quiet, that I even had problems waking up my kids in the morning - they simply didn't want to leave their beds.
Location of the hotel is unbeatable - in the heart of old town of Rhodes, close to everything, but still away from main crowded streets.
Marianne was a perfect hostess, very kind and friendly, she recommended us nice restaurant to eat and places to visit and even explained things about old town and its history.
We enjoyed every single day of our 4 days stay in S. Nikolis (I wish we had more!) and I definitely recommend this lovely hotel!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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19 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

We had previously had a "day trip" to Rhodes from Fetiye in Turkey & when we visited Turkey again last September (2012) we decided to have a three night stay in Rhodes. We prebooked a room at the S Nokolis for our stay. We actually walked up from the harbour through the old town & had a little difficulty finding the hotel but it was well worth the search. We were greeted by Marianne who was very friendly & proved to be a great host. Our room was very clean tidy & comfortable, we decided to book our breakfast once we arrived,what a treat. Each morning we went up onto the roof garden and our breakfast was brought out to us in very relaxed surroundings. The breakfast was of a high quality and set us up for the day. The view over the old town was great and we could see the boats/ships in the harbour in the distance.
Marianne kindly gave us directions into the town to find an antiques shop,one of our loves,dont think we would have found it without her help.When it was time to leave Marianne very kindly gave us a lift down to the harbour for us to catch the seacat back to Fetiye. A lovely stay in a very pleasing hotel both inside and out.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SNikolisHotel, Manager at S. Nikolis Hotel, responded to this review, March 12, 2013
Dear Guests.
We thank you so much for your nice review.
You touch the point....we are here to please our
guests. We are glad you felt it and will make all
efforts for future guests to have the same experience.
Thank you again.
Yours sincerely
S.Nikolis' Hotel
Marianne Nikolis
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Thessaloniki, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

We visited Rhodes during the low season and stayed in one of the apartments. It was very well maintained and had a wonderful feeling to it. The location was central and close to the main streets (as quiet as they were). Marianne was the perfect hostess and spent lots of time with us helping to figure out the best places to eat and what to see while we were there. We were glad it was the low season as we were able to spend more time with her. We feel like we have met a new friend. Would definitely return to this hotel in the future.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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SNikolisHotel, Owner at S. Nikolis Hotel, responded to this review, December 13, 2012
Dear both.
It really was my pleasure to have you here with us this winter time.
Thanks for sharing your time.
Wish you a nice trip back home and Merry Christmas.
Sincerely
S.Nikolis' Hotel
Marianne and family
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Bern, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

The hotel is centrally located and nice enough. Not international delux standard but greek usual appartment style accomodation. Having a hospitality background, it will please people who don't expect 5* service or accomodation.

There are apartments that can be rented close by the hotel. We stayed in a nice little apartment, quiet, clean, reasonably well furnished. Mattresses are not the most comfortable ones but OK to spend a couple of nights.

Check out: BEWARE! Greece has an economic crisis and tax evasion has been comon for a long time (I am Greek). We were asked to pay in cash so that the hotel would be able to pay the maids directly. When asked for the receipt we were told that the accountant was not there. We were promised to receive the receipt as soon as possible by post. The receipt arrived only a couple of weeks later, and only after having asked multiple times via email. This in my eyes is not acceptable. Rhodes is a very touristy place and people need to realize that paying tax will benefit themselves by having a working infrastructure. Therefore I would like to encourage everybody travelling to Greece: No receipt, no money!

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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SNikolisHotel, Owner at S. Nikolis Hotel, responded to this review, December 7, 2012
Dear guest.
Thank you for your review.
So glad you received the copy of the receipt. Guess the original got lost.....wrong address.>our fault. We wish you and all the guest at the S.Nikolis' Hotel and apartments a Merry Christmas and a Happy health 2013.
Yours sincerely
S.Nikolis' Hotel
Sotiris and Marianne Nikolis
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

First staying in the old town is an experience of itself. The respect that the owners have put in the restoration of the hotel is really ''one of a kind''. Additionally, Marianne, the owner was extremely generous with her time towards us. She told us everything we needed to know. Assisted us with all our arrangements. Had great suggestions and the place is perfect. You see it was built with love and attention. Treat yourself and experience the old town as it was meant to!!!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SNikolisHotel, Owner at S. Nikolis Hotel, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
Dear both.
Thank you so much, It was such a pleasure to have you here with us.
Wishing you and all former guests a very good winter.
Marianne and Sotiris Nikolis
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

A very pleasant hotel,in a quiet part of the Old Town,by the Wall.The top end of the main restaurant area is within 5 mins walk.
Our room in the main building was well furnished and very clean;the shower room was small and a little tired,but again,very clean and well serviced.
There was a small but welcome terrace overlooking the central courtyard.
Breakfast was an absolute delight,taken on the roof terrace overlooking the Wall on one side with the other side a view towards the harbour;the food was lovely (and changed slightly daily,as we stayed some time).
The owners and daughter were kindness itself,and provided excellent advice on where to eat;they booked some restaurants for us.
The owner will,if possible,convey you to the airport (for a charge).
Highly recommended.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SNikolisHotel, Owner at S. Nikolis Hotel, responded to this review, October 23, 2012
The warmest thank you ... for a very nice review.
This is what we are working for. For the guests to have
a good time and to feel taken care of . It is a pleasure
for us to serve you. Thank you so much.
Yours sincerely
Sotiris and Marianne Nikolis
Maria Nikolis and the boys.....
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

If you are visiting Rhodes, then this is the only place to stay, don't bother with the 5 star hotels or the B&B's. After checking out another recommended hotel from a friend on Trip Advisor, the site also mentioned the S. Nikolis, a quick read and also check of their website, convinced me that the S.Nikolis was the place to stay. From the moment I sent an email, which was answered within 24 hours by the owner Marianne, I knew I was booking the best hotel. The S.Nikolis is located within the old city of Rhodes, and near the San Fransisco gate as it is called by everyone. We stayed here from Sept 12 to 15. We arranged transfers from the airport to the S.Nikolis, which went without a hitch. Similarly our transfer 4 days later at 5am back to the airport - by Marianne the owner - thankyou so much!!!! Our room was superb, with flat screen TV, air-cond that worked really well and great terrace over looking the inner hotel courtyard, which on to their public bar area. Internet access is provided at reception if you decided not to lug your laptop or iPad with you. Breakfast is on the roof top terrace, which was brilliant, you have a view of the actually walls and also can see the cruise ships tired up at the port. Nothing is too much trouble here, you just have to ask, Marianne even washed some of our clothes, instead of us going to a commercial laundry in the new city of Rhodes. The beauty of this hotel. is that you can walk to everything, and the owners recommendations on where to dine, as they are locals will never disappoint. Being Aussies, it was great to be able to have a cold beer, in the hotel's courtyard, before going out to dinner, after a long day of walking. If you like seafood seek out Nireas. Marianne, her daughter and husband looked after us so well, it was like staying with family! Of all the hotels we stayed at while being away from Oz for 35 days, the S.Nikolis was one of the top 3 !!!!!!

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SNikolisHotel, Owner at S. Nikolis Hotel, responded to this review, October 23, 2012
Thank you so much.
What a review.......all winter time we will rave about you.
A wonderful end to a very hard season, which turned out
to be a season with wonderful guests just like you.
Thank you so much again.
Sincerely yours
Sotiris and Marianne Nikolis
Maria and the boys
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Address: 61 Hippodamou Street | Medieval City, Rhodes Town 85100, Greece
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Location: Greece > Dodecanese > Rhodes > Rhodes Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#9 Romantic Hotel in Rhodes Town
#18 Family Hotel in Rhodes Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — S. Nikolis Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 14
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