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Neilson Retreat Beachclub
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Syvota
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Evesham, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
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“Brilliant holiday”
Reviewed October 11, 2012

Can't praise this hotel enough. Lovely room, spectacular views, wonderful food. Staff all very helpful and friendly.
Neilsen has hit on a winning formula: amazing array of activities, with expert tuition, for all ages and abilities. You can be as active or as idle as you like. Can thoroughly recommend the spa. Only gripe would be the number of steps: not suitable for people with mobility problems.
Excellent kids' clubs, though again, glad I didn't have to negotiate steps with a pushchair. Otherwise, a fantastic place for a great holiday. Despite being more active than usual, felt relaxed and refreshed at the end of our stay. Would definitely book again.

Room Tip: Ask for rooms on same level as restaurant if you struggle with steps.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Lymington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

Had a week's holiday at the end of September and really rate this place. The setting was beautiful with wonderful views out across the bay and islands, Facilities excellent, a great choice of sporting activities and high calibre staff who provided excellent training, support and fun. Nothing too much trouble. Plenty of steps to get you fit.
Food good standard with plenty of choices from the buffet selection.
Try it , you won't be disappointed.

Room Tip: Book a garden room, just away from the bar area if you want an quieter early night.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

What a wonderful setting for a fantastic week in the sun. The food was of excellent quality and wow to much at times hey ho that’s why we go on holiday i suppose for a little bit of excess. The activities offered were varied and plentiful although i couldn’t pluck up courage to go water skiing but tried pretty much all the other activities on offer. The young staff working at the retreat worked tirelessly to ensure all guests enjoyed their holiday. The only blot on a wonderful week was the food and beverage manager Pan shame on you!! It was like a storm cloud bursting upon the scene when he walked into the restaurant. He scared the young members of staff half to death, not a way to inspire a team to perform. It doesnt hurt to greet your guests with a polite hello are you enjoying your stay? However not detracting from this i wouldn’t hesitate booking at retreat again BRAVO Neilson.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 6, 2012

Cant rate this hotel and staff high enough what a fabulous place sheer beautiful x the staff can't do enough for you food do much choice your spoilt and the manager goes more than the extra mile to make sure everything is to your satisfaction nothing is too much trouble. Sammy in the spa is the same such a warm and very helpful young lady . Definitely will be going back 2013

  • Stayed August 2012
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 4, 2012

Lovely resort with mega helpful staff , fun to walk through water to beach area and not a problem at all .food lovely and surely something for all tastes and the non inclusive nights were extremely good with the standard of food offered even better if that's possiable ?
Small niggles paying for towel rental,kettle and wifi ,felt all a bit petty ! However the positives would defiantly make it worth a return visit and especially as improvements meant to be happening in the winter,should be worth seeing in 2013 !

Room Tip: Garden rooms ,amazing views and although loads of steps ,well worth it for the view,with great sunse...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 3, 2012

Have had a wonderful week at the Retreat. The hotel is lovely, very clean and tidy in a beautiful setting.
Food very good selection, much of it freshly cooked.
Virtually all the staff were very pleasant and extremely helpful - especially the beach crew.
Would like to have a board walk from pontoon to beach to save climbing up and then down all those steps!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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glos
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Reviewed October 2, 2012

We stayed at The Retreat in September, all the good positive things that previous writers have said I agree on entirely - the views are fab, the location is great, the food is all good and the staff are a great friendly bunch. You can do as much or as little of the activities that you want to do, there is something for aeveryone. Yes the steps are tiresome but after the third or fourth day we got used to them and we are in our 50's - you need the extra exercise after all the delicious food. Our room 117 was light and spacious and kept very clean, we had lovely views and liked relaxing before dinner sitting watching the world go by.
If I had to complain about one thing the only thing I can think of is the lack of cushions on the sunbeds - on the days when we wanted to chill out by the pool we found the sunbeds really uncomfortable after about an hour.
We were so taken up with the place that when we got back on the Sunday we booked almost straight away to return next year which is something we have never done before - we found a good deal on the website and decided to go for two weeks next year. Can't wait to go back :)

Room Tip: Room 117 has great views and not too far from the bar and restaurant either
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Neilson Retreat Beachclub

Property: Neilson Retreat Beachclub
Address: 10 min walk from harbour, Syvota, Greece
Location: Greece > Epirus > Thesprotia Region > Syvota
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Syvota
Number of rooms: 119
Also Known As:
The Retreat Hotel Syvota
Retreat Hotel Sivota
Neilson Retreat Beachclub Greece/Syvota

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