Hotel Calypso

A good pool scene and a handy setting close to the beach – just a couple of reasons this big, bright hotel wins the vote.

This place is just a 10-minute walk from Salou’s beach, one of the best sandy stretches on the Costa Dorada. It’s in a lively little sea port, with a raft of shops, bars and restaurants on the doorstep.

The Calypso comes with lots of activities. There are 2 main pools for starters. The 10-pin bowling alley wins plaudits on TripAdvisor, too.

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Based On 1583 reviews

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  • 2Buildings
  • 5Floors
  • 514Rooms
  • Lifts: 2 in each building

All Inclusive - Here's what you get


Full Board buffet meals. Vegetarian option. Fortnightly Tex-mex, Indian and Chinese specials. Snacks 11.00-18.00. Afternoon tea 16.00-17.00. Ice-cream 09.00-23.00.


Selected local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, tea and coffee 09.00-23.00.

Sports and Activities

All are included except where indicated.

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Evening entertainment programme

Provided fortnightly the entertainment team put on a programme for all nationalities, with dance shows and a kids' disco.

International buffet restaurant

Buffet restaurant providing a range of dishes such as Mediterranean, Tex-mex, Indian, Chinese, English and vegetarian.

2 outdoor pools

One has a whirlpool and both have a roomy sun terrace with sunbeds and parasols.

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single room

These single rooms are a good base for exploring the surrounding area. You’ll have air-conditioning - from June to September. Plus there's a balcony offering that outside space.

twin room with balcony

These twin rooms are a good base for exploring the surrounding area. You’ll have air-conditioning - from June to September. Plus there's a balcony offering that outside space. These sleep 3 with 1 extra bed in the bedroom.

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nothing to fault

food was really good dont know about entertainment went out every night hotel lovely and clean towels changed every day also room cleaned every day pool area also ok plenty to eat and drink night life is good also outsideMore

juliedavenewtonheath, Manchester, United Kingdom

nice,enjoyable stay.suitable for all ages

stayed here a few years ago.myself,hubby,my 2 daughters and my grdson.then my mam,dad,sister,niece and son and my nephew,decided 2 join us(LOL)we all had great rooms.we were given a room above the outdoor disco and we weren't happy,so the next morning we asked if we could have different rooms,there wasn't a problem with our request.everythg was arranged straight away.the food was very nice.breakfast was the normal breakfast fare.there was a different theme each nite.the pool area was very clean and safe.really enjoyed our stay here.i would return to this hotel.More

nettiep, south wales

Forth visit, still great

This was our forth visit, each time in October half term. We always book all inclusive. For the price we pay, it is perfect. The hotel is a 5 minute walk from the Main Street and the bus stop, and about 15 minutes from the beach and seafront. Staff are friendly, hotel is clean, the bedrooms are cleaned every day. Food and drink are available all day, breakfast lunch and dinner in the restaurant, buffet with plenty of choice. A with buffets, it isn't always burning hot, although this year most of my food was. The coffee machine has a hot chocolate option, perfect for me as I don't like tea or coffee. From 11 until 6pm, in the outside bar there is a sandwich maker, unlimited crisps and ice creams, hot snacks like jackets and pasta, and a grill where you can order burgers, hotdogs, chicken, steak and kebabs. Then after dinner, there are hot snacks in the restaurant until 11pm. Measures are an English double, beer is San Migel. You can order packed lunches for the next day, which is a pre packed sandwich, crisps, fruit, water and yoghurt. There are 2 large pools, both freezing in October, although the kids didn't seem to mind. There is a large amusements with bowling, and lots of games. The entertainment is great, the staff really put in a lot of effort, and put on shows every night with songs from films and musicals. We love it here, and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it. This year more family an friends joined us, and they also enjoyed it. The only reason it has 4 stars is because you can hear everything in the bedrooms, people talking, toilets flushing, sometimes we have noisy neighbours, but we all sleep fine. Salou is close to Portaventura, and the bus system is great. More

roxie2001, Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom

Some things just don't change

We first went to this hotel in 2005 and loved it. People say you should never go back...on this occasion they're right! The decor had not changed...a 70s blue kind of theme, given that the rooms have changed in size (smaller now) then this means that at some point someone has made a conscious decision to redecorate in the old style, oh well. This gave the whole place a bit of an aged feel to it. The dining room was way too dimly lit, and chaotic. Breakfast...go elsewhere or go for the fresh fruit - the apples and oranges were delicious, the bacon and sausages - really were the fattiest, most unappetising things I've seen for a while. The evening meals were largely unadventurous or downright messy concoctions which again were really fatty. As far as eating in the indoors dining room goes - I lost three kilogrammes without being ill; on this holiday! As far as food goes the saving grace was the outdoors, mid-day hot plate specials were one could order chicken pieces (or burgers etc) which were cooked to order by the chef and a serve-yourself-salad could be added to make a healthy, nutritious meal Yum! The same venue also played host to the 'Al a carte' evening restaurant, which was okay, but they always managed to get my drinks wrong! The evening entertainment was pretty much standard med playa fayre, and it was largely enjoyable...don't have high expectations though as I don't think any of the team are looking to make a career out of it! We went all inclusive. However, this meant that after ten p.m. if one wanted a pint of lager, one had to order two halves! This got a bit irksome as the size of the drinks order multiplied exponentially! The queue for the bar at times was legendary! Most of the staff were nice, but some could really have done with a bit of help as they looked a bit short and a bit stressed. In summing the hotel seriously needs updating as the courtyard area looked nothing short of scruffy. The bedrooms also need to ditch the blue theme as it's so old. The wifi coverage was quite good - free downstairs and only two devices connected at any one time in the room, but that's pretty much a standard. I did love the hotel the first time around but now that I've been to better (at a higher cost I have to say) then it all looked a bit old school!More

MWild67, Southport, United Kingdom

Fantastic hotel, amazing animation team

First we were booked to Tunisia, but when the terrible shootings happened we changed to here, wasn't to keen to start as had been to salon 9 years previous and we had gone from alliance to half board..... BUT the food was brilliant, a themed night every 3rd or 4th night. 3 invitations to a la carte restaurant. 2 pools were good. Stayed mainly around the pool near the bar. And even though neither of us drink we weren't made to wait any longer. We wanted to get out and about in the day and the Thomson rep was fantastic, sorted out a trip to Barcelona for a day, definitely going there for a weekend! Also a must is aquopolis water park in la Pineda. The rooms were basic but comfortable and cleaned daily. Lastly, all staff were friendly and helpful but the animation team were something else! Usually just the thought makes me cringe but my mind was changed on the first night. All in all a brilliant 11 night holiday. Only regret is not buying the hotel CD.More

Golfpro77, Hinckley, United Kingdom

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