If ever there was a hotel made for the 21st century bohemian, it would be Casa Cook Kos. The second hotel in the Casa Cook hotel series following the launch of Casa Cook Rhodes in 2016, the Kos iteration has designers Annabell Kutucu and Michael Schickinger’s style stamp all over it, and this is always a sign of good things to come.
It’s important to note Casa Cook Kos isn’t just Casa Cook Rhodes 2.0. While the latest boutique hotel has what we can only assume will become the Casa Cook signature style, this is a hotel beautiful and appealing in its own right – a destination with a distinct personality, as unique as its island locale.
Modelled on traditional Greek island architecture, the one and two-storey houses of the hotel are cubist, contemporary and minimalist, a style mirrored in the interior’s clean-lined furniture. And yet this new Greek retreat has slightly more of a lived-in, gypsy feel than its sister property on the large island of Rhodes, with textural, Moroccan overtones inside creating a comforting, calming environment. Its use of rough, natural materials and earthy hues adds to the sense of relaxation, while its nod to midcentury design keeps the property well within the realm of contemporary, on-trend style and ensures the property doesn’t stray into ultra-boho at the cost of five-star luxury.
Its luxe rustic design and laid-back ambience is perfectly fitting for its location on the small Dodecanese island of Kos in the southeastern Aegean Sea – an island known for its array of sandy beaches and Greek and Roman landmarks. The hotel’s position on one of the island’s most idyllic spots takes this sense of escapism to the next level. The drive to the property takes you through little more than vegetable-growing farmland and fields, while the arrival at the final destination of Casa Cook Kos is rewarded with a vista of an endless white sand beach, sand dunes and the famous turquoise Aegean that has attracted sun-seeking vacationers to its shores for decades.
Casa Cook hotels are rooted in the Greek ethos of “parea” – the celebration of people coming together and sharing good times – and this energy of community is felt in every part of Casa Cook Kos. Its strategically positioned, Greek island-style cubist houses look across gardens and patios to create a village feel, while at the centre of the hotel, the indoor-outdoor restaurant and tropical, thatched-roof beach club invites guests to meet and hang out in the open air.
If introspection is more your cup of tea there’s the morning and evening yoga classes on the terrace or the inviting zen of the spa to bring you back to balance. And when you’re ready for your next bite of bliss, the 50km-wide island awaits with its vast stretches of untouched beaches, historic sites, village-dotted mountains and your choice of the buzz of Kos Town or the chilled simplicity of Kefalos.
At Casa Cook Kos it’s choose-your-adventure vacationing, where the perfectly designed exterior and interior encourages both curiosity and relaxation. There is a sense of timelessness that only seems to happen when we’re on holiday, and if you’re looking for a place that will get you onto Island Time as soon as possible, then Casa Cook Kos is a safe bet.
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At Casa Cook Kos it’s choose-your-adventure vacationing, where the perfectly designed exterior and interior encourages both curiosity and relaxation.