This was our second holiday at the retreat and we had a lovely time. The activities are great, the staff fantastic and the setting is beautiful.
However Neilson needs to tighten up on the tennis coaching - last week they allowed a group of 12 deluded tennis "ladies" travelling together to join the top tennis group. They ruined it for the rest of us who wanted a good competitive game as they were pretty rubbish. This was obvious from day 1 and I and several other guests mentioned it to the coaches who did nothing. They allowed the tennis classes to be hijacked and spoiled by these women.
We went on the sunset cruise and it was really fantastic - but I don't think its acceptable to boast about being environmentally friendly then chuck plastic champagne corks into the sea!!
The buffet food is of a good standard and the service at mealtimes very good. I would avoid the bistro on the non inclusive nights - it wasn't great and very expensive.
We did the wine tasting which was also excellent.
Accommodation is spotlessly clean and had a lovely view over the bay. The beds are rather hard.
Sivota itself is lovely - lovely coffee shops and a decent selection of restaurants.
This time we felt that the evening entertainment was a bit tacky and getting dangerously close to the club 18-30 philosophy. However they do do a cocktail of the day which is nice and the bar staff could not be more helpful.
Overall it was a great holiday and we are likely to return.
- Also Known As:
- The Retreat Hotel Syvota
- Retreat Hotel Sivota
- Neilson Retreat Beachclub Greece/Syvota