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- Stylish and intimate Simpson Hotel
- Adult Only
- Eight 1-bedroom suites
- Stunning sea views
- Beach 5min stroll
- Tavernas/shops 5min drive
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‘Blissful’… ‘Wonderful’… ‘Totally relaxing’… The intimate White Orchid is an Adult Only Hotel that invites superlatives. On the edge of Sivota, this little gem boasts one of the most stunning views in our entire Greece portfolio, each of its eight suites overlooking the sparkling Ionian Sea, where dolphins bob up above the blue and Paxos and Corfu float like shadows in the distance.
Expanses of glass panelling maximise the light and make the most of those spectacular views, whilst the drifting scent of jasmine, bay and bougainvillea enhances the sense of calm that begins each morning in your sumptuous bedroom with its state-of-the-art shower.
There is a large infinity pool some 12 metres in length where you can float away on the view and, just a few minutes' stroll away, is a beautiful secluded cove known only to the locals. It’s ideal for an early morning swim before a delicious breakfast on the hotel terrace, sea views sweetened with local honey.
Just a five-minute drive takes you into the heart of spirited Sivota, where you can embark on a boating adventure or sample fresh fish in a taverna by the water’s edge. There are more delightful beaches all a short drive away and, for explorers and walkers, the mountains of Zagoria beckon you to venture into the unspoilt wilds of the stunning Epirus region.
Throughout your stay, you’ll be looked after by our local hotel managers who provide our excellent concierge service. They’re passionate about this beautiful corner of Greece, so if you need ideas for inspirational day trips or an excursion or restaurant booked, they can help.
A stay at the White Orchid on the Greek mainland can be combined with a week in Paxos, where you’ll find Purple Apricot Hotel. With its unique blend of bohemian chic and exceptional service, it’s another Adult Only Hotel experience that gives you the time and space to exhale.
Explore our pre-bookable experiences in Sivota
- Eight 1-bedroom suites
- Adult Only (18 years or older)
- Concierge service
- Reception open 6 hours/day (6 days/week)
- Breakfast included and served on terrace (one day each week breakfast hamper delivered to rooms)
- Book exchange library
- Laundry service available (payable locally)
- Outdoor lounge area honesty bar, next to pool
- Swimming pool 5.5m x 12m (depth 1.3m – 1.7m)
- All suites and communal areas are accessed by several flights of steps so this hotel may not be suitable for some guests
- Access up an unmade track
- In Greece, a nominal visitor tax applies, known as the Overnight Stay Tax, which varies depending on the accommodation. During your stay at the White Orchid Hotel, €0.50 per night per suite must be paid locally in cash and will be collected either by the property owner or our local representative on their behalf.
- See separate Suites tab for individual details and photographs
- Complimentary WiFi
- Furnished terrace or balcony
- 180cm double bed
- Large walk-in shower
- Satellite TV (English speaking news channels)
- iPod dock
- Complimentary Korres bathroom products
- Bathrobes and slippers
- 2-ring hob, fridge, kettle
- Iron, ironing board, hairdryer
- Simpson Travel pool towels
- All properties with WiFi are able to support basic functionality such as web browsing and checking emails. We aim to offer an uninterrupted service but sometimes, due to factors beyond our control, reliability can be affected.
National tourist licence (EOT): 0621K124K0192201
- Beach 5min stroll
- Sivota 5min drive or 30min walk
- Supermarket 5min drive
- Private sea taxi Sivota to Paxos 30min
- Preveza airport 1hr 20min drive
Corfu airport transfer to port by taxi (10min), ferry to Igoumenitsa port (approx. 2hrs), collect rental car and drive to Sivota (25min drive)
Based on the number of people travelling, the following hire car(s) are included in the package price of your holiday:
- 2 guests – 1 Group B, Fiat Panda or similar*
* All our cars include comprehensive insurance with no excess charge. For this particular destination, the undercarriage, tyres, wing mirrors and windscreen are not included in the cover.
Group B – 1.2 litre engine, 1 large suitcase*
The following cars are available as alternatives on request (supplements apply). Please call our travel specialists for details.
Group C – Hyundai i20 or similar, 1.3 litre engine, 1 large and 1 medium suitcase*
Group D – Fiat Tipo or similar, 1.4 litre engine, 2 large suitcases and 1 medium suitcase*
Group E1 – Automatic Peugeot 208 or similar, 1.3 litre engine, 1 large and 1 medium suitcase*
Group E2 – Automatic Peugeot 301 or similar, 1.4 litre engine, 2 large suitcases and 1 medium suitcase*
Group F – Cabrio Fiat 500 or similar, 1.2 litre engine, 1 large suitcase*
Group G1 – Automatic Jeep Renegate Diesel or similar, 1.6 litre engine, 3 large suitcases and 1 medium suitcase*
Group I – Fiat Doblo 7 seater or similar, 1.6 litre engine, 2 medium suitcases*
* Suitcase sizes are based on a large suitcase being approximately 75cm x 41cm x 31cm, a medium suitcase of approximately 65cm x 46cm x 29cm and a small suitcase of 55cm x 40cm x 20cm.
Wow! What an outstanding hotel The White Orchid is and we were so happy with our Luisia suite. Positives - everything, negatives- nothing. Vivian and Herm were excellent hosts in all respects and are a credit to the Simpson Travel team. Thank you for our cool box with breakfast on our early set off to visit Vikos Gorge. So many highlights, but if one…a sundowner every evening watching the sun set over Corfu, it was wonderful. This was our ninth property stay with Simpson Travel and is the best yet. Until next time….
Stunning location which means you can either relax by the pool and enjoy the ocean view with small islets off the coast below and big islands near the horizon, or you can walk to an almost private beach and swim in crystal blue water. There are so many gorgeous beaches a short drive away, that you can discover a new one every day.
We have had an amazing two weeks. The Kinabalu suite with its views has been stunning. Vivian and Herm have been the perfect hosts and have created a warm, caring and relaxing place to stay. Nothing was too much trouble for them. We have loved Sivota and surrounding areas, exploring the local beaches and walks through the mountains. We loved Herm and Vivian’s breakfasts every morning and have been well looked after by all the staff. Thank you very much and we wish you all the very best.
Under a cerulean blue sky we found paradise. The sun warmed our bodies and we cooled them in the gently lapping waters of the sea. At night we watched shooting stars, sitting on stones still warm from the heat of the day. Entranced by the beauty of this ancient land, we will never forget the magic we found here.
What an outstanding suite and hotel. This is our ninth property with Simpson and we consider it to be the best so far. Vivian and Herm are wonderful hosts and the passion from the owners in telling the story of the hotel is well worth hearing. Too many highlights to mention, but if one, the sun setting every evening over Corfu is wonderful. Until next time…
We spent a fantastic week at the White Orchid, stylish luxury in a great location with great views and great service.
A lovely week at this heavenly place. We tended to walk into town and back to eat without having to bother with driving or a taxi. Many thanks to Vivian and Herm for looking after us so well and to the owner for her fascinating explanation of how her husband designed and built White Orchid, and her kind offer to give us some modern Greek conversation practice one evening! I think this must be the best view from any hotel suite I’ve ever stayed in!
A beautiful place for a late summer holiday. Our hosts, Vivian and Herm, could not have been more welcoming or helpful, especially in recommending restaurants and tavernas. A wonderful day out on the big RIB from Delfini Boat Hire as far as Parga was memorable. Would definitely return if there were not so many other great places to visit!
The most glorious of places – we have loved every second! Many thanks to Vivian and Herm for the warmth of the welcome, the generosity of your hospitality and excellent breakfasts.
Fabulous stay – many thanks to the delightful Vivian and Herm for their warm hospitality and providing delicious breakfasts. Altogether a truly wonderful holiday.
Our stay at The White Orchid was memorable for all the right reasons! It was stylish, comfortable and welcoming in a setting of almost unbelievable beauty. I cannot recommend it more highly!
This was our first visit to White Orchid and my first to mainland Greece and we have had a wonderful week. We found it very hard to tear ourselves away from the comfort of the hotel and spent lazy days at the pool watching the boats, ferries and cruise ships go by. Thanks to Vivian and Herm and the staff for great breakfasts and advice on local attractions. I’m sure we’ll be back to take in more of the ambience and surroundings of this hotel. Many thanks.
Thank you for a great stay at White Orchid. We had such a relaxing time and enjoyed lots of time lying by the pool with that amazing view. Breakfast every day has been so tasty and we’ve enjoyed lovely dinners at the harbour. It has been a great week of grown-up holidaying before our new arrival joins us in October. Thanks to Vivian and Herm for being excellent hosts.
We have enjoyed a superb week at White Orchid. All good – Herm and Viv are a great team and looked after us very well. Breakfast is something special to look forward to each day! Thank you very much for the whole team and to Vasiliki for a lovely holiday.
We have had a wonderful week here. Viv and Herm are wonderful hosts and looked after us with amazing breakfasts and local knowledge. We loved the nearby beach, so pretty with wonderful snorkelling. The views will remain in our minds for a long time
We had an amazing stay at the white orchid. The room was beautiful and very well equipped. Vivian and Herm made us so welcome and made delicious breakfasts every day as well as sharing their local knowledge. The location is perfect- beautiful views from every part of the hotel and a short walk to the most beautiful small beach- great for snorkelling. The local resort of Sivota, a 5 minute drive away is very very busy and most restaurants require reservations but the hotel is more than happy to help with this! Thank you Simpson Travel for a perfect holiday!
We had an amazing stay in this beautiful hotel. The rooms were spacious and modern, the views breathtaking and the host and hostess did everything they could to make the stay even better. I would definitely recommend this place to all of my family and friends.
What a magical week in a beautiful at White Orchid. The view from our bedroom is unparalleled and I will miss my morning cup of tea sitting on the balcony watching the sun come up. Viv makes fabulous breakfasts and her Greek salad at lunch was delicious. Thank you to Viv and Herm for making us feel so welcome, and all the staff who were unfailingly friendly and kept the hotel so clean.
We think we have discovered a little bit of paradise. Thank you for making our stay so relaxing and going the extra mile to make this a holiday we will remember for a long time. Lovely people, great views and good food.
White Orchid is so peaceful and relaxing. Vivian and Herm have been perfect hosts. Thank you for everything.
We have had such a perfect relaxing holiday in our favourite Luisia Suite. Everything has been wonderful – the food, the swimming, the breakfasts and the amazing views. Big thanks to Eva for keeping our room so pristine and to Herm and Vivian for their attentiveness and kind hospitality. I loved meeting Vasiliki and her mother and exchanging recipes, and particularly enjoyed tasting her stuffed courgettes as per their family recipe! We hope to come back again next year to unwind in the best surroundings.
A delightful stay – no need to mention how stunning this place is or the warm welcome and attention of Herm and Vivian. Definitely hire a boat – it’s great fun!
Well, we don’t really know how to describe White Orchid other than saying it is ‘paradise’. The views are just breath-taking from the pool. The room has been kept immaculately clean and has everything you could possibly need. The bed is comfy, shower great and the design is very classy. Vivian and Herm have been wonderful hosts and really looked after as well. I am a very fussy eater and Vivian has been so kind to prepare separate breakfasts for me that I can eat. They have been beautiful breakfasts too. This was our first visit to Greece and it was so much better than I expected. We are now hooked and love it. Wish we had come for two weeks but we will definitely be back. Wouldn’t want to stay anywhere else other than the stunning White Orchid, truly amazing.
Thank you Vivian and Herm for making our stay so enjoyable. We had a great time with a very relaxing week. We found some beautiful beaches and enjoyed our trip to the mountains to see the stone bridges – a long drive but worth it! All the beaches and restaurants we visited have been excellent. We would recommend a trip to Parga, which is picturesque and has a lot of boat trip options. We hope to visit again in the future.
The White Orchid was fantastic, it far exceeded our expectations. We did not want to leave and can’t wait to return! It’s the first time we have travelled with Simpson and certainly won’t be the last. The best travel company by far.
We really had a wonderful, restful stay at White Orchid. Herm and Vivian were lovely, so helpful and kind. Peter had some brilliant massages with Herm and the whole place was so restorative. We had a special time.
Loved the breakfasts, especially the Greek yoghurt and fresh fruit daily – the cherries and the local honey. Favourite food…grilled seabaa at Ostria. We hired a boat (twice!) and it was brilliant to stop, drop anchor and swim. Highlight: finding an ammonite fossil! Thank you Vivian and Herm for being such lovely hosts.
You’re in for a treat so relax and enjoy. We could never take our eyes off the amazing view and didn’t want to leave. Vivian and Herm are kind, hospitable but discreet hosts – a perfect combination. Vasiliki – the owner – is also welcoming and rightly proud of what she and her husband created. We hope to return.
We have had a wonderful time. The apartment and views were wonderful and the bed was extremely comfortable. Vivian and Herm were faultless hosts and often went out of their way to make our holiday perfect.
Like bad pennies we are back at White Orchid. Our sixth visit and once again it has reclaimed our hearts! Herm and Vivian represent Simpson Travel with great credit – willing, friendly and always with lovely smiles. The girls keep the rooms and hotel surrounds beautifully. We’ll be back next year.
White Orchid hotel was everything we had hoped for and more besides! The location, hotel, our room, the staff, the pool and everything was first class. Vivienne and Herm were delightful hosts and nothing was too much trouble for them. We were not particularly adventurous during our week away but had the most relaxing holiday I’ve had in a long time. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this hotel and very much hope that I am able to return myself.
This has been the most relaxing holiday we have ever had and a wonderful place to celebrate a birthday. The suite is exquisite and the views from every part of the hotel are stunning. Nothing has been too much trouble for Vivian and Herm, who are the perfect hosts. With so many beautiful beaches to choose from and interesting places to visit, particularly the castle at Parga, it has been the holiday of a lifetime. Thank you.
Our 6th visit to White Orchid. It feels like going home. The hotel is beautiful, kept extremely clean and oh - “that view!” There will be a 7th visit!
Quite obviously this is a breathtaking location, enhanced by charming, warm and gracious hosts in Herm and Vivian. Like a lot of guests, I imagine, we came here to do not very much but "be". Our stay was made all the more perfect by the camaraderie and charm of our fellow guests.
A lovely relaxing 2-week holiday. Great views in a tranquil setting. Tavernas around the harbour are all good eating places. Thanks to Vivian and Herm for looking after us and Vasiliki for being so kind and helpful. No doubt of our return!
The White Orchid has been a lovely haven in which to relax and unwind. The views from the balcony and the pool are simply stunning. We loved the White Orchid beach but I fear that the secret is now out…! Special thanks to Herm and Vivian for being excellent hosts, to Eva and the girls for keeping our studio spotlessly clean and Vasiliki for all her kindness and knowledge about the area. It’s been great.
Thank you to Herm and Vivian for the warm welcome to this wonderful gem! We have had the most relaxing stay, swimming in probably the nicest pool I have ever swum in! This apartment has been perfect, wo well equipped and views all round from the hotel are idyllic. Thank you.
A fantastic stay at White Orchid, the view was wonderful. The breakfasts were amazing, fresh fruit and yoghurt, what a way to start the day! The overall feel of the hotel was so relaxing, made us feel so welcomed, this was obviously helped but such fabulous staff, Vivian, Herm and Vasiliki who were so kind. Thank you for making our week so special.
A wonderful relaxing week with a fabulous view from the balcony. Vivian and Herm are charming hosts who endeavour to greet each day with a smile or a different breakfast. Well done Simpson Travel and the team for finding White Orchid.
Amazing holiday - thank you! So peaceful and tranquil. Beautiful scenery. Thank you to Vivian and Herm for looking after us so well. Another successful Simpson holiday!
Beauty, serenity and a warm welcome at the White Orchid: thank you Vivian and Herm - we have so enjoyed our stay with you.
Our first time at White Orchid, which delivered exactly what was promised in terms of the accommodation and the amazing view. Vivian and Harm are so very helpful and always on hand to assist with questions. We enjoyed the drinks party and it was lovely to meet Vasilikos and view the photo album of the build.
A brilliant location with beautiful views. The weather was great, rain falling on a couple nights and made more exciting with the thunder and lightning. Well done to Herm and Vivian for their great style!
White Orchid is a gem and simply one of the best places I have ever stayed at.
We have loved our week here, beautiful setting with that fab view. Gorgeous weather, friendly fellow guests and all brilliantly managed by Steph and David with Eva and team.
Just back from a week at The White Orchid. It is a truly beautiful place, spectacular views, breakfasts that were innovative and beautifully presented and the hotel is close to local restaurants. Steph and David are the most charming hosts...always ready to meet you with a smile!
A wonderful week of sunshine and sea, despite the sombre news of our late Queen's death. Thank you again David and Steph for your fabulous and meticulous hospitality, and to all the attentive staff here.
We have had a fantastic time at the White Orchid. Steph and David have been the most friendly and brilliant hosts, make sure to pick their brains about the best things to do in Sivota and beyond.
A really location and wonderful hotel - perfect for the conditions. As said earlier Steph and David are so helpful and efficient and warm. While there we met the owner too and happened to be in the same restaurant as her one night. She insisted on standing us a bottle of wine! Utterly charming.
We have had a really lovely peaceful and relaxing holiday at this beautiful hotel. Unbeatable views from balcony, bed and pool. David, Steph and Eva have been amazing, and provided everything that we needed (and didn't even know we needed!).
Excellent location with a small but beautiful beach less than 5 minutes walk away. Accommodation was simply superb and the view from the private terrace was beautiful every morning. The breakfast was also a great start to the day the day, very fresh and full of variety. Lots of great beaches and restaurants very close to the suites for different experiences.
The best accommodation we've stayed in in Europe. Modern, light, clean and amazing views from balcony. We would return and recommend without hesitation.
Our honeymoon at White Orchid was everything we hoped it would be - and more. The hotel was fabulous, the views were to die for and David and Steph couldn’t have been friendlier or more helpful.
Another wonderful week at the White Orchid, spending every day looking at the most beautiful view imaginable, lazing by the pristine, sparking infinity pool, eating the delicious breakfasts each morning and wandering down to Sivota each every evening for a traditional Greek meal in the many tavernas along the seafront. It really is a little slice of paradise.
We had a fantastic week at The White Orchid. All the staff and family were so nice and helpful. All the rooms are lovely with spectacular views and have lovely balconies to sit on and watch the ever changing see views. Best breakfasts we have had for a long time! We will be back!
We had a wonderful stay at the White Orchid. Such a beautiful spot overlooking the small islands off Sivota and the accommodation was clean, comfortable and had everything required for a perfect holiday. It was gloriously peaceful and many an hour was spent in the infinity pool watching the activity on the water below. A small beach withiin walking distance was often unoccupied, making it feel very private and ideal for an early morning or late evening swim. Sivota was probably less than 5 minutes drive, plenty to do and see in the immediate and wider Epiros region! The owner was freiendly and welcoming, quite rightly proud of her hotel. The Simpson concierges and hotel staff were lovely too, and very helpful. We would have no hesitation in recommending the property and the area, and will be back ourselves at some point.
What a lovely place for a holiday! Truly splendid views and a quiet, calm place for total relaxation.
What a fabulous fortnight we've had! From the moment we were greeted so warmly at the airport by Steph our whole holiday has been brilliant. We arrived very stressed and left Sivota relaxed with so many fabulous memories and full tummies!
Our week at the White Orchid has exceeded all our expectations. We've enjoyed the most relaxing holiday we have ever had. The stunning location, beautiful suite and excellent care and attention received from David and Steph have made our week here memorable. Breakfast was something to look forward to every morning, super menu choice and lovely to sit in the sun overlooking the view. We feel sad to be leaving but know we will return in the future.
We loved the small size and ability to get to know the 7 other couples staying. We all bonded and shared ideas for places to visit very helpfully. The staff were also excellent. David and Steph must certainly qualify to be staff of the year if you have such an award! Everything was absolutely lovely.
The overall experience was first class from original holiday booking to departure. David and Steph were superb and could not do enough to make the holiday as comfortable and stress free as possible.
What a brilliant holiday! Excellent customer service from the first phone call to departure on Sunday. We were incredibly lucky that our journeys were hassle free and all Simpson Travel arrangements ran like clockwork. The hotel was exactly as described on the website and was spotless - we both thought it was the cleanest hotel pool we had ever been in! All the hotel staff were professional but friendly. The breakfasts were delicious and set us up for the day - the terrace setting and the views were very special. We were given excellent advice for restaurants; day trips; boat hire and beaches which saved us a lot of time and we travelled to places we may otherwise have missed. The owner was there for some of our holiday and she was very welcoming to everyone.
What an experience, The White Orchid was everything and more, have to say the best holiday we have ever had. Nothing was to much trouble.
Our fifth visit to the White Orchid and once again it never disappoints but continues to give us an amazing and totally relaxing holiday. All of the team are attentive and cannot do enough for their guests. Spectacular location and a beautiful hotel.
We thoroughly enjoyed our week's stay at The White Orchid in early May. A beautiful and tranquil setting for relaxing — yet with easy access to the charming nearby town and beautiful beaches in both directions. The views from our balcony and the pool area were stunning — ditto from the breakfast terrace! And our hosts couldn't have been more attentive. Another five stars for Simpson Travel — thank you!
We stayed at the White Orchid in Sivota and the property was absolutely gorgeous and refined, plus the service Simpson Travel provided was seamless throughout. If you're looking to get away from it all in luxurious, beautiful surroundings, I can't recommend highly enough a holiday here, with this company.
Great room. Great hotel. Thank you to Alexandra and her team for making this such a pleasant stay.
We have just returned from a magical week at White Orchid Hotel. The hotel is perfect with only eight suites – it more like staying with a friends.
Third with Simpson – first time at White Orchid. A great hotel, a great team, a great time. Many thanks to Alex, Eli and Eva for looking after us so well. We have very little to add to the recommendations except to add that the fish restaurant in Plateria is very good and reasonably priced.
We confess it has been hard for us to leave this view. After two years unable to come to Greece we have had to keep pinching ourselves we are here. Gratitude to Alexandra, Eva and team and for the sunshine and sunsets. We have ventured out to swim in the sea and enjoy local tavernas. But the memorable highlight of being here has been to stop, drink in and soak up this view!
We’ve had a wonderful week here in Laelia. Such a stunning view that we never tired of looking at. Alexandra and all the staff have made us so welcome and can’t do enough for us. Breakfast is fantastic and different every day. Had some great meals in Sivota and enjoyed days at Mikri Ammos beach.
Oh the joy to have escaped the UK (and Covid) and end up in such a wonderful place. I don’t need to say the views or pool are wonderful – that is obvious to everyone, but the hospitality is exceptional. Thank you to Alex, Eva and all for looking after us. Wonderful week. If you do anything, you must visit the Acherontas Springs. Amazing.
Laelia Suite was above and beyond our expectations. The view is spectacular, calm and the sea is mesmerising and clear. We came to recharge, relax and that’s exactly what we were able to do. The hospitality from Alex and the team was helpful with local recommendations and bookings. Our suite, view and infinity pool were exactly what we needed. We enjoyed Sivota harbour for relaxed meals which were reasonably priced. A self-drive boat trip was a highlight visit hidden coves and beaches. Thanks for your hospitality and spotless amenities.
Positive: Everything. Negative: Nothing. Alexandra is awesome.
So thankful to be travelling again and what a great spot to pick. Staff and suites have been excellent and everything that Simpson Travel promised – thank you all. We definitely chilled out, however Acheron Falls were worth the drive and dinner at Fork & Knife at Perdika was the best dinner. Parga was very busy, but arrive after 5pm to stop and eat for a more leisurely experience.
Our first stay at White Orchid and we have loved every spoiling moment. Alexandra and the team have restored us after a gruelling 18 months of Covid. It has been worth everything to have had this week to recover. Every detail has been thought of and it has given us huge pleasure to be here. Thank you and we hope to be back again very soon.
Another lovely holiday at White Orchid. Alexandra provided service above and beyond our expectations, always willing to discuss our needs and carried out with good humour. She, together with Ellie, Eva and the team worked so hard to make our stay comfortable. Excellent boat trip to Paxos – the highlight of our holiday. We look forward to our return, and hope that Alexandra can achieve her dreams!
The location of White Orchid provides a quiet haven. The early morning vista from the extensive balcony of our stylish and simple suite (Luisia) was a highlight. To look out over the azure of the Ionian Sea each morning with the sun rising over the hills to the east provided a wonderful start to the day. The ‘secluded beach’ is a gem best enjoyed early in the morning or late afternoon. Stuart and Jana are excellent hosts with wonderful and unobtrusive support from Eva with her happy smiling countenance as she looks after the suites and supports breakfast service. Nothing is too much trouble and they were all most welcoming providing helpful tips about places to visit or do. The breakfasts, and the daily variety, provided a really great start to the day.
Our first holiday with Simpson – definitely not our last! Everything about our holiday was excellent. Beautiful hotel and surroundings and a special mention for our concierges at White Orchid, Stuart and Jana went above and beyond in making it a memorable holiday for us. Nothing was too much trouble.
We had a perfect holiday at White Orchid. Stuart, Jana and Eva were wonderful hosts who did everything they could to make our holiday idyllic. The atmosphere was very relaxed and we enjoyed the informal meeting party . All areas of the hotel were spotlessly clean and views from room and pool area amazing. We would totally recommend a Simpson holiday at White Orchid. We were made to feel special. We would like to thank Stuart, Jana and Eva for being an amazing team. The hotel’s owners introduced themselves and also were lovely friendly people. These touches added to making our holiday extra special.
The White Orchid is everything and more we could have hoped for and the staff and Simpson reps were excellent. We had a great holiday and will probably book through them again – customer service is outstanding.
Excellent hotel, top class fittings – it really is a fabulous place. Typical of Simpson. The icing on the cake is your concierge Stuart. An extremely helpful and friendly guy for whom nothing is too much trouble, and together with his partner Jana, they were brilliant. Simpson Travel, just keep up the good work.
We were overwhelmed by everything at White Orchid. The location, the accommodation and especially the welcome and service from Stuart and Jana. The location is truly breathtaking and I doubt there is a more peaceful setting. The accommodation was all that we had wished for, very clean, very private and a very comfortable bed! Stuart and Jana made us feel very welcome and we enjoyed sharing holiday stories with them! Their hard work (and of course we must not forget Eva) and true dedication really is the icing on the cake for this magnificent place.
The reality of White Orchid is better than the website photographs, everything about it is really stunning. A beautiful location, beautiful design and so well maintained. Other details are accurate, the local beach was an easier walk than we expected and again was beautiful. The staff there are exceptional and the owners delightful.
Fantastic and relaxing holiday. Stuart and Jana were fabulous hosts with Eva quietly and unobtrusively working away in the background keeping the rooms beautifully clean. Watch out though as Stuart’s breakfasts will lead to weight gain!
Stuart, Jana and Eva's generosity and hospitality as hosts was unrivalled, they are the nicest and relaxed hosts we have ever met and they made our honeymoon extra special and thoroughly enjoyable. Nothing was too much trouble. Excellent service and Stuart's breakfasts were the best I have experienced. Simpson Travel have gems in Stuart and Jana, highly recommended.
Wow! Where to begin? Our whole experience from start to finish has been excellent. Nothing prepared us for how wonderful it was; the photos really don’t do it justice, the place is magical. Stuart and Jana at the White Orchid went over and above all our expectations and little touches like champagne and hand painted personalised stones. The breakfasts were sublime, fresh produce and plentiful. Eva who kept our room spotless was a real treasure who takes enormous pride in how the suites look. We loved our honeymoon, it was everything we wanted and more.
This was our second stay at White Orchid and I’m sure it won’t be our last! We absolutely love the place and can’t fault it. The service from Stuart, Jana and Eva is world class and helped us have a truly relaxing and enjoyable week away – just what we wanted (and needed)!
White Orchid is a fabulous experience that more than lived up to expectations, it’s like having your own luxury villa with the facilities and service of a first class hotel. Whether you want a quiet retreat or a place to get to know people this is the place and with a wealth of local restaurants, beaches and places to visit. There is plenty to do, or just relax by the infinity pool with its stunning views.
We had the most wonderful stay at White Orchid. Excellently looked after by Stuart, Jana and Eva. Nothing too much trouble! It’s a beautiful setting and so relaxing as it’s all so perfect. We will be back!
We stayed at White Orchid for a week wanting to have a quiet and relaxing holiday. We could not have chosen a better place, despite our small flight delay; when we landed in Greece it was just a breeze. The car hire was very easy and no fuss. When we arrived everything was just fabulous; a painted anniversary stone, flowers and chilled Prosecco waiting to be drunk. Stuart and Jana were so helpful and nothing was too much trouble.
Nothing is too much trouble for Stuart and Jana at White Orchid – they really go the extra mile. The three course breakfasts are amazing and they will even pack something up for you if you have an early start for a day trip or for your journey to the airport. The view from the terraces, which are all sea facing, and from the infinity pool is breathtaking!
Absolutely brilliant time – we would thoroughly recommend White Orchid for a relaxing break. Stuart, Jana and Eva excelled themselves and we wanted for nothing. Many thanks for a great holiday.
We wanted a relaxing holiday this year and having already been to White Orchid in 2016 we knew exactly where to come and we were not disappointed. A lovely small hotel staffed by really wonderful people. We also spent our holiday with other guests who were absolute diamonds, which just made the experience even more fantastic.
Simply a superb, relaxing holiday. Although nothing was simple – the luxurious suites are modern, light, well equipped and extremely comfortable, with fabulous views across the infinity pool towards Paxos and Corfu. The hosts, Stuart and Jana are amazing, very professional, efficient and importantly so relaxed and friendly. Stuart produced amazing breakfasts that set you up for the day. Jana is so enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the local area producing brilliant maps so you couldn't get lost. Everyone was so friendly and accommodating from start to finish.
With its mountains, islands and beaches Sivota is such a beautiful place so we hope not too many people get to hear about it! White Orchid is also a special place, with amazing views a stunning infinity pool and great attention to detail. Stuart and Jana are the friendliest and most helpful managers we could have hoped for and if you can't relax here there is no hope for you!
Our return stay at White Orchid after two years was as lovely as possible. The hotel is absolutely fantastic and Stuart, Jana and Eva could not have been kinder and more helpful. Sivota itself was just as we remembered and we were welcomed as old friends. This was the fifth time we have enjoyed a Simpson holiday and we could not recommend them enough to anyone who has not had the experience. Every aspect of their service works like clockwork and I can't imagine ever using another holiday company. Thanks to all the Simpson Staff.
In some ways I don't want to highlight how wonderful White Orchid and the beautiful harbour village of Sivota really was during our 2-week stay. Why? Because it is a beautiful quiet place so far unspoiled by the masses. So if you read this tell no one! The secret ingredient of our wonderful holiday was our fantastic host, Stuart, and his team of Jana and Eva. From their kind personalities to their ever ready helpfulness to the amazing breakfasts. All that is then required is to relax, enjoy the surroundings and the local people and culinary experiences. A highlight was the surprise fizz and flowers presented to us on our 21st wedding anniversary and the fuss made of the two of us. It's these sort of touches that set the team at Simpson apart from the competition. We shall be returning to White Orchid next year and very much look forward to meeting Stuart, Jana and Eva once again for another great holiday. Thank you all.
Our holiday at White Orchid Hotel was a wonderful experience from start to finish. Everything went like clockwork, from picking up the car at the airport to the arriving at the accommodation. The concierge Stuart, along with Jana and Éva, made us feel so at home and welcoming. Breakfasts were fantastic made with fresh ingredients and great attention to detail. Nothing was too much trouble. Also the wealth of knowledge of the surrounding areas was exceptional. Their enthusiasm for the region made us want to go and experience it for ourselves. Just a great big thank you to you all for such outstanding service.
Another truly amazing holiday experience thanks to Simpson Travel. Our third return to White Orchid was relaxing, the location is stunning and we were so well looked after by Stuart, Jana and Eva. They are a credit to Simpson Travel.
Our second visit to White Orchid and we loved it just as much. Even though the view wasn’t a new experience for us it still took our breath away as we arrived at the gorgeous pool. Stuart’s breakfasts were as delicious as ever and the service given by him, Jana and Eva was perfect. Sivota is an attractive little town with a picturesque harbour full of tavernas and idyllic beaches close by.
Our suite, the terrace and the sea views were fantastic. The hotel has a relaxed ambience and we came home feeling rested and refreshed. Stuart and Jana are approachable, helpful and friendly hosts, nothing was too much trouble. The breakfasts were delicious. White Orchid has a stunning location, with hosts that treat you like family. Our holiday was quite simply blissful.
Our experience with Simpson and White Orchid was wonderful. The ease of booking was excellent. We had a hiccup with the original hotel we booked and the team made sure we were offered a suitable equivalent which turned out to be perfect. White Orchid is peaceful and tranquil and our concierge team, including housekeeping, were without fault. Every effort was made to make sure of our comfort and enjoyment at all times. We truly had a superb holiday.
We had an amazing experience with Simpson Travel and would definitely use them again and recommend them to our friends. Stuart and Jana were absolutely amazing and we had such a special holiday and great time with them. We have a little one on the way, but are already planning our next visit to White Orchid in 18 years' time! Thank you for a great experience and wonderful holiday.
Stuart and Jana were amazing; they went above and beyond to help us. The hotel was stunning. I am already looking to book a holiday through Simpson again but this time with the family. Simpson Travel made our holiday so easy and effortless, everyone was so happy to help us. The hotel truly has the most stunning views.
Stuart and Jana were quite excellent – they were delightful, exceedingly helpful, attentive but discrete and highly efficient. You couldn't ask for better representatives. It was a great pleasure to be at White Orchid. Costas and his wife provide a wonderful location and are very fine hosts. An excellent hotel and ambience.
We were looked after extremely well from start to finish. Nothing was too much trouble. Helpful, genuinely friendly staff who went out of their way to ensure that we enjoyed ourselves, and were familiar with all the notable places of interest to visit during our stay. Once again, ‘genuine’ interest about how our day had been. I needed a physio at one stage, and, at the drop of a hat, it was organised. An absolute joy all round.
We had an amazing week at White Orchid in Sivota. Nestling in a stunning location on a cliff edge, this elegant hotel ticks all the boxes. Presided over by Stuart and helped by Rania, he is the best concierge we have experienced in over 40 years travel.
Another excellent visit to White Orchid and Kinabalu Suite. The view is simply breathtaking and we found it hard to tear ourselves away from our terrace. The little beach is perfect for swimming and Sivota itself had plenty of pleasant tavernas on the waterfront for relaxing evening meals. A great, relaxing week.
We had been looking forward to this holiday for more than a year and we were not disappointed in any way, in fact the experience far exceeded our expectations. The staff at White Orchid – Stuart, Rania, Eva and Letta – were all lovely, they were friendly, attentive and helpful but never intrusive. The hotel itself is lovely, so comfortable and relaxing, and the setting is simply stunning – the view of the Ionian Sea every morning was wonderful to wake up to. Stuart, the concierge, was always somehow magically on hand whenever you needed him and seemed to have an endless supply of treats (many of which he baked himself) including water melon, pineapple or ice creams, either by the pool or as you passed on your way somewhere. His knowledge of local places of interest to visit or where best to eat in the evenings, was superb and never failed us. I have to add a particular thank you to Stuart for helping us with a punctured tyre, rather than messing around with getting the tyre replaced, he simply arranged for the car hire company to swap the car for us! A wonderful experience with so many things that we enjoyed. This was a holiday we will always remember very fondly.
They say a business is only as good as the staff and you have quite excellent staff members at the White Orchid. From Stuart, the manager, who from the moment we arrived in our hire car to the moment we were waved goodbye to on our departure quite naturally and obviously intimated to us that he was going to make our holiday a truly memorable one for us and in his comfortable, easy, accommodating yet highly professional manner did just that...nothing was too much trouble...to the ladies Rania, Eva and Letta who were very pleasant and everyone was always smiling...we shall remember this holiday for what it was to us...one fabulous break and shall hopefully return to one day.....thank you to those wonderful staff members.
It was exactly what the doctor ordered, complete rest and relaxation with a touch of luxury. Amazing views with spectacular sunsets, first class accommodation and service.
White Orchid is a wonderful stylish hotel in a stunning location. Stuart, the manager, and all the staff work tirelessly to deliver a discreet but excellent customer experience. We are already looking forward to our next visit which we booked during our stay!
We hadn’t been to mainland Greece before and what a lovely surprise Sivota and White Orchid turned out to be. We had the most fantastic week, and Stuart and his team looked after us very well. There is so much to see and do in this area – we will definitely come back. This was the first time we had booked with Simpson Travel and will definitely use them again.
White Orchid is a very special place to stay. From the minute you arrive everything is taken care of the rooms are spotlessly clean and the views over to Paxos and Corfu on a clear day are fabulous. Breakfast is simply amazing and served at your table overlooking the sea. Stuart, Rania and Eva are always on hand without being intrusive and I would like to say thank you to them for making our holiday so very special. I loved all the birthday treats – flowers, cake and good food. What more could a girl ask for! We enjoyed a fabulous day on a cruiser, stopping in Paxos for lunch. Our every need was taken care of. The trip was tailor made and really was an amazing experience. We have been on several holidays with Simpson Travel now and this was the best yet. We had an amazing two weeks and plan to return very soon.
White Orchid is absolutely stunning and the service is impeccable. I could not fault the holiday at all; the staff go above and beyond the call of duty without ever being imposing. If you are looking for an idyllic holiday then look no further – it is as close to paradise as you can get.
Breathtaking views which really are like the website! White Orchid is positively charming and we’d recommend this hotel to anyone. Stuart, the Simpson Travel concierge, and the team were brilliant.
We travelled with Simpson Travel for our 30th wedding anniversary, choosing Kinabalu, the penthouse suite. White Orchid is a very special little hotel with just eight rooms, a quite beautiful infinity pool, and wonderful staff. The suite has 180-degree panoramic views which are almost impossible to tear your eyes away from. We found it hard to drag ourselves away, but had a great day on the ‘big round’ tour of Paxos and Anti Paxos which has excellent sea swimming. Stuart, the Simpson Travel concierge, organised a VIP trip to Albania – three couples, a guide, a driver and a mini-bus and more packed lunch than we could ever eat! A very interesting trip that we would certainly recommend. We also took a motor boat out for a half day and discovered lovely, quiet beaches. Perfect again! The peace and quiet, the surroundings, and the way we were looked after was everything we had hoped for, and more. If lazy days, a blissful pool, traditional Greek food within easy reach and a handful of wonderful people helping you to have a holiday to remember, then chances are you will fall in love with White Orchid. We were very sad to leave.
A superb, stress free week at White Orchid. Nothing was too much trouble and the team were exceptional. Thank you Simpson Travel – we are looking at our next trip with you already!
We loved our two weeks at White Orchid Hotel – the accommodation is immaculate and the views breathtaking. The pool is beautiful and maintained to a very high standard, as are all the facilities. Stuart, the Simpson Travel concierge, and his team are all really friendly and helpful and made us feel so welcome. Stuart’s delicious breakfasts on the terrace were the perfect start to the day. The charming owners, Kostas and Vasiliki, were also very kind and hospitable.
Our best holiday experience at White Orchid Hotel was enhanced by the warmth and friendliness of Stuart, our concierge, and his team. Nothing was too much trouble. We loved Sivota and will definitely return.
We have just experienced the most wonderful fortnight in Greece. My first trip to Greece and the bar has been set extremely high. We spent our first week at White Orchid in Sivota and it was absolutely perfect. Stuart, the Simpson Travel concierge, made us feel as though we were being looked after by incredibly attentive friends. Vanda Suite was wonderful and the setting amazing. We visited Meteora and Metsovo one day, but were more than happy to be at White Orchid as it was such a lovely place to relax. We then moved to the Simpson Secret - Anti Paxos and what bliss. The island and the villa are spectacular. We saw a huge range of wildlife and just enjoyed watching the world go by on the Ionian Sea, walking down the path and swimming in crystal clear waters. We have had the most restful holiday ever and would like to thank everyone at Simpson Travel who made it possible. Their attention to detail is second to none. Thank you.
This was our third visit to White Orchid. It is just the most beautiful and idyllic place to unwind and relax with wonderful breakfasts. It’s in a fantastic area with great restaurants and has brilliant staff headed by Stuart, the Simpson Travel concierge. Nothing is too much trouble. Thank you Simpson Travel for finding this hideaway.
The only problem with White Orchid is that once you are there you do not want to leave. The postcard views are breathtaking; the accommodation, infinity pool and other facilities are outstanding; and the attention from management and staff is exemplary.
White Orchid Hotel – what a gem of a place. Simpson Travel’s attention to detail and Stuart’s and Rania’s warmth and helpfulness gave us a perfect week. As well as the lovely accommodation and views, our other highlights included trips to Parga and Albania. In Parga, the highlight was the olive oil factory and food from the restaurant run by the family who own the olive oil museum. We went to Albania for a day – a private tour with a fluent English speaking Albanian. It was not cheap, but we went to Butrint before the crowds arrived and our guide was so knowledgeable. We drove through Saranda and saw the amazing views from the castle and had a quick dip in the icy, fresh water of the Blue Eye.
White Orchid is in a beautiful and relaxing setting with a pool ‘to die forr. The Simpson Travel concierge’s breakfasts will become legendary over the course of the season both in terms of quality and quantity. Both Stuart’s and Rania's hospitality and knowledge of the local area was second to none and Eva's housekeeping was fastidious but discreet.
This will not be the first or the last time we use Simpson Travel; everything was so organised which meant our holiday arrangements were stress free. White Orchid is magical – location, staff, surroundings, pool, and a view that took our breath away.
Stuart and Rania, the Simpson Travel representatives, will give you a warm and attentive welcome to the stunning White Orchid Hotel – you will never tire of the view.....and Sivota offered the best sunsets we have ever seen on any of our travels.
This hotel looked great on the Simpson Travel website but exceeded all of our expectations when we arrived. The whole experience with the hotel, the views and surrounding areas, the beaches and the sea were all absolutely fantastic. Klaudia, Rado and the team looked after us brilliantly for the whole two weeks and their attention to detail has been faultless. Thank you all for a most enjoyable holiday.
Our first holiday with Simpson Travel and we will definitely return. We have had an amazing, relaxing, chilled week here. The view is to die for – why go anywhere else? We loved gazing at the stars, the beach, the view from the balcony – and thank you Klaudia for providing the snorkelling equipment.
Fabulous location, superb accommodation, wonderful support from Klaudia and Rado and a view to die for. We booked again the day after our return.
This is our first visit to mainland Greece and Sivota. We made the decision to have a totally relaxing holiday. We chose White Orchid purely by the beautiful property and stunning views, we loved the huge balcony of the Luisia suite. Thank you to the most amazing team: Klaudia and Rado for the wonderful breakfast served each day and Eva for servicing the room to a very high standard. We've had a fantastic week and hope to return very soon.
We enjoyed a first class experience with Simpson Travel in terms of both the quality of the accommodation provided and the way we were looked after by their local representatives.
What a fabulous holiday! We have just been lucky enough to spend a week at White Orchid and would love to be staying longer. It has been great getting out and exploring this area with its stunning blue sea and contrasting mountains. A very big thanks to Klaudia, Rado and the team, they have been brilliant in ensuring we have had such an enjoyable holiday. Klaudia is a fantastic resource and has lots of suggestions – take advantage as she has gained four years of experience in this area.
This place is wonderful, really enjoyed our stay at White Orchid. The views here are amazing. Breakfast was delicious and all local restaurants were great.
We have also enjoyed a wonderful week of relaxation and drinking in the stunning views. The hospitality of Klaudia, Rado and Sotiris has been excellent, discreet, knowledgeable and fantastic special breakfasts every day. Hopefully, we will be back. It has been a wonderful place and it was a fantastic holiday. Thank you to all at White Orchid.
We enjoyed a sublime week at White Orchid. A beautiful hotel in a stunning location in a largely unspoilt area of Greece – hard to find these days!
A stunning two weeks at White Orchid. Thank you so much to Klaudia, Rado, Sotiris and Eva for making our holiday so wonderful. Their attention to detail, knowledge and helpfulness is greatly appreciated and helped make our holiday. We enjoyed our days by the wonderful pool. Thank you to all and we hope return!
We had a wonderful week – full of rest and relaxation. Thanks to Klaudia, Rado, Sotiris and Eva – we are very much looking forward to coming back to this wonderful place.
We've had a wonderful week; can't stop looking at the view. We have enjoyed watching the boats below. The apartment was great – very well equipped. Thank you for a wonderful relaxing week.
First time holiday-ers with Simpson Travel and had a wonderful time at White Orchid in the Vanda Suite. Stunningly beautiful, clean, modern with amazing views and super friendly hotel management and staff.
It's the lovely extra touches provided by Klaudia, Rado and Sotiris which help to make this place so special. Oh – and of course, the view! We have had a relaxing week and have thoroughly enjoyed our time at White Orchid. Thank you!
Perfection – White Orchid has just got it all right. From the moment you arrive and see the view you know that you are in for a treat. The room was absolutely stunning with a huge balcony and a mesmerising view out to sea. We loved the architecture of the building and the quality of the finish. Klaudia, Rado, Sotiris and Eva need a special mention – all quietly going out of their way to ensure that every guest was looked after and had their needs met. Nothing was too much trouble and every encounter was one with a smile. We have returned home after a fabulous week's holiday, feeling very relaxed and cared for. For us the whole experience from booking the holiday to booking car parking at the airport and the holiday itself has been hassle free and of a very high standard. Many thanks.
Thank you for an amazing time in a fantastic location – we both really loved it here on our super large balcony and an awesome beach on our doorstep. We would recommend the river walk, it is breathtaking. Thank you again!
Lovely place to stay – fantastic views! We enjoyed watching the boats, watersports, etc. from the seclusion of the pool and gardens. Many thanks to Klaudia; so very helpful!
Our first time with Simpson Travel and we were impressed with the attention to detail and care taken by everyone to ensure we had a wonderful holiday experience. Thank you so much and we will definitely be booking again and recommending you to friends and family.
Our first holiday without the children for 18 years and the time we had at White Orchid, Sivota was a fantastic place to enjoy a little peace and quiet! As always, a great Simpson Travel holiday.
Amazing, wonderful, brilliant! That sums up our week here! We mainly want to say a massive thank you to Klaudia, Rado, Sotiris and Eva who are the loveliest people. Their warmth, friendliness and helpfulness are beyond compare. They, together with a great crowd of other guests, made it a very enjoyable and thoroughly memorable stay. Also, THE VIEW!
Just what we wanted in so many ways. Sivota is a charming town. Lovely beaches and watching the locals do 'a day at the beach' is an experience I will remember with great fondness. White Orchid is beautiful, the view from the balcony is to die for but no matter how beautiful a building is its heart that counts and Klaudia, Rado, Sotiris, Eva and the others are that heart which makes this hotel so special.
We have had a wonderful two weeks at White Orchid – what a fabulous spot – that view!! Klaudia, Rado, Eva and Sotiris have been great hosts, nothing has been too much trouble. We hired a small motor boat for a day, it was lovely to go around the islands and find small beaches that would otherwise be inaccessible by car. We have had a fantastic holiday – thanks to everyone.
We've had a superb fortnight – the accommodation, views and most especially the outstanding staff, the amazing breakfasts – all added up to a luxurious feeling of relaxation. Klaudia is terrific host and creates a great atmosphere for the guests. Our impromptu parties on the terrace were a highlight. She and Rado have created a very special ambience. Calanthe Suite was wonderful and restful. Sotiris' cooking is fantastic and Eva is extremely friendly, helpful and hardworking.
Paradise! What a fabulous two weeks we've had. A mixture of exploring and simply lazing. We spent most of our lazy time around the beautiful pool. A huge thanks to Klaudia, Rado and the team for making this such a wonderful holiday. Their hospitality has been superb and their knowledge of the area seemingly inexhaustible!
Arrived tired and tense and left totally relaxed and rested. Klaudia and Rado make White Orchid a very special place to stay; we had some wonderful trips into the mountains and along the coast, thanks to Klaudia's advice. Loved the pool and the wonderful views!
Found heaven! Thank you Simpson Travel. Normally we are independent travellers but your team, with special thanks to Klaudia, made this holiday a truly wonderful experience. We have been blessed with making new friends with the fellow guests which has added to the wonderful experience. Well done Simpson Travel... and to the reader, enjoy heaven!
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Unspoilt Sivota sits prettily in its own natural harbour just across the water from Corfu. A short walk away you’ll find two pristine sand-and-pebble beaches, with more to enjoy on the uninhabited islands offshore. The whole Epirus region lies on the doorstep, ripe for exploration. Take a day to discover the bridges and slate villages of Zagoria, hike the extraordinary Vikos Gorge, taste the best local fizz produced in the Pindus mountains or find out how the people of bustling Parga lived pre-tourism with a visit to its fascinating old olive oil press.
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