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Sivota Retreat - powered by Playitas

10 Min Walk From Harbour, Syvota, Igoumenitsa 46100 Greece
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 08/06/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 08/06/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 10 hotels in Syvota
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Welcome to Sivota Retreat - powered by Playitas Our hotel is situated in the village of Sivota (Syvota), on the Epirus coast of mainland Greece. The hotel sits amongst the hillsides with a breathtaking view of mountains, islands, and the Ionian Sea. This part of Greece is lovely! The small village of Sivota is a 10-minute walk (heading home is uphill, so may take a little longer!). There's a laidback atmosphere with a great choice of bars and restaurants. Take a walk along the harbour front where you'll see visiting yachts and the local fishing boats bobbing about. An extensive variety of sports and activities (individual and group sessions), both on land and in the water. Our powered by Playitas hotels guarantee a high quality on everything from service and healthy food to sports infrastructure and training, and is suitable for active holidaymakers and fitness enthusiasts, as well as professional athletes. Sports Inclusive Sports Inclusive includes a wide variety of sports and activities included in the price. The philosophy of powered by Playitas is that everyone who wants can train freely, try new sports, and share the joy of training. Facts Distance to the beach 0 m Distance to the village center 850 m Built 1984 Renovated 2021 Number of floors 11 Number of rooms 151
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Highchairs available
Street parking
Paid internet
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Yoga classes
Yoga room
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Bicycles available
Tennis court
Water sport equipment rentals
Bicycle tours
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Room service
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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English, German, Greek, Norwegian and 1 more
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Janey M wrote a review 14 Oct
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First time to this resort and whilst we were aware that Neilson had partnered with Apollo at times it felt that some of the fitness programmes were disjointed especially as they were on a separate board and not on the Neilson timetable. I also felt that one or two of the X Fitness classes at the Wod Box were a little bit extreme. I am not up to the level of handstands and arm lifts! There also didn't appear to be many yoga or pilates classes during the day. In addition there was a separate large fitness group who had brought their own instructors so they were running their own timetable so tended to take the larger fitness platform. This also meant that the noise level at meal times was a bit intense as well as queuing to get into the restaurant on occasions which made it feel like a canteen . Having said that it is in a great location and had the weather been more favourable we would have made more use of paddle boarding kayaking. The tennis and cycling offered were still up to standard. Would we come again ...yes as we know what to expect.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
ZJ wrote a review 12 Oct
London44 contributions19 helpful votes
Beautiful scenery set on top of a large hill! Prepare to use your legs!!! We were in one of the lower rooms near reception and still found the steps a strain at times. Great hotel staff. Rooms spotless, daily housekeeping great. Food in general was good although a few evenings there wasn't anything that took our fancy. Tonnes of salad and fresh fruit available daily during breakfast lunch and in the evening. Bar stocks a fantastic range of everything, average pricing and friendly staff. A great variety of classes provided by different instructors. Gym well equipped with everything you could possibly wish for. Unfortunately we experienced some awful weather during our stay therefore the sup and kayaking were limited to a tiny area within the bay. We felt Neilsons lack of communication especially in wet weather was below standard. The transfer information was lacking and unclear on arrival. Having said that during the evening's of awful weather they did provide some entertainment to help see the nights through. All in all I would definitely return however I feel that the Neilson part of this hotel is not up to usual standard & it needs to be made very clear when booking the divide in services between different companies.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
simbad68 wrote a review 4 Oct
Leeds14 contributions27 helpful votes
We have been to the Retreat several times, and always enjoyed it, and this time was no different, we had a brilliant time, the location, activities, cycling, staff, food, local village are all fantastic, and it is great value for money. It is now run by Playitas, it is not run by Neilson, only the bikes and beach area (kayak & SUP) are run by Neilson, and Neilson are only allocated a % of the total rooms, the rest of the guests tend to be from Sweden, Norway, Denmark, everything else is operated and run by Playitas, and that has brought some changes from before. Personally i thought the new set up was excellent, but there is definitely a high focus on fitness, which may or may not put some people off trying something new for the week as the standard is suddenly very high. The social side in the evening is different to how it was before. eg a couple of the neilson staff were having a drink in the bar after they finished for the day to be told by playitas staff to either change their tops out of nielson branded gear or the beer would be removed from them, playitas staff by all accounts are banned from drinking on the premises completely. So for a lot of returning guests who have previously been with Neilson, and are expecting the same then you may be disappointed. I still thought it was great and would go back no problem at all. Big shout out to Victor, Chris, Josh the bike guides, all top guys.
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Date of stay: September 2021
NicNacT2 wrote a review Sep 2021
York, United Kingdom1 contribution
Our 15th trip to this hotel and what can I say, it’s better than ever. The view is still stunning, the staff are still friendly and efficient, the food was better than 2019 when we last went, no kids clubs was a bonus for us (although I guess not for all), great exercise classes, great cycling, kayaks…… the list goes on. Well done Neilson and Playitas brilliant partnership.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
JudiandStu wrote a review Sep 2021
Maidstone, United Kingdom10 contributions5 helpful votes
This was our second visit to the Sivota Retreat. The hotel has benefitted from some investment over recent years with the hotel facilities, restaurant, gym and fitness areas all looking great. The collaboration with Playitas is working well most of the things we go on a Neilson holiday for still being there (cycling, kayaking , paddle boarding, exercise classes) The food was improved from the last visit - there is plenty of choice with a focus on fresh fruit, vegetables and the vegetarian offering was good. I spent most of my holiday with the beach team, they are doing a great job this year with all the changes. I went on all the kayak, sea kayak and paddle board trips, some of them more than once! Spent lots of time on the water exploring goat island and the interesting coast line. Also went to some exercise classes (taught in Swedish by the Playitas team but they all speak some English and are happy to translate the important points) I also did some of the more gentle bike rides, the resort is in a very hilly location so thank you Victor and Chris for the encouragement to keep going up the hills. We enjoyed every bit of our 2 weeks - would defiantly go back again another year.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sivota Retreat - powered by Playitas
Which popular attractions are close to Sivota Retreat - powered by Playitas?
Nearby attractions include Bella Vraka Beach (0.2 km), Bamboo Place (0.8 km), and Karvouno Beach (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Sivota Retreat - powered by Playitas?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Sivota Retreat - powered by Playitas?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Sivota Retreat - powered by Playitas?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Sivota Retreat - powered by Playitas?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sivota Retreat - powered by Playitas?
Conveniently located restaurants include Melenio, The Blue Coast, and Ostria Sivota.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sivota Retreat - powered by Playitas?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and fitness classes during their stay.
Does Sivota Retreat - powered by Playitas have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Sivota Retreat - powered by Playitas offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Sivota Retreat - powered by Playitas?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, Greek, Swedish, and Norwegian.
Are there any historical sites close to Sivota Retreat - powered by Playitas?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Vrachonas (1.5 km).