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.
Based on 1244 reviews
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- 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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First Choice Kids' Club May to October 2014
First Choice Kids’ Club caters for 3 to 11 year olds – so brothers and sisters can join in the fun together. And most of it’s completely free. It runs 5 days a week and – outside of peak season – there are parent and toddler sessions for under 3s, too. For your peace of mind, all First Choice Kids’ Club staff have advance DBS checks and hold NVQ Level 2 childcare qualifications. They’re First Aid trained, and there’ll be at least 2 of them on duty at all times. Plus there’s a strict sign-in and out system. From May to October 2014.
Daytime entertainment programme
During high season there are shows by the pool bar.
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Connecting room sleeps up to 3. You'll need to book two of these room types to get 2 rooms with a connecting door. Air-conditioning is available from mid-June to mid-September.
twin room with bunkbed
Twin room with bunkbed sleeps up to 2 adults and 2 children, with twin beds and bunkbeds. Air-conditioning is available from mid-June to mid-September.
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the Hill family
love this hotel its our second time here and the kids want to go back next year our eldest is 13 and the youngest is 6 the entertainment is fantastic Mafalda, C J and Anton were fantastic with the children during the day and the mini disco at night. Night time shows are a must see the team work really hard and it shows when they entertain use at night. The rooms are kept clean and are basic but who wants to sit in there room when there is so much going on in the hotel. Food in the restaurant is ok but nothing to shout about Alfresco food is spot on so you wont go hungry. Drinks are plentiful and very good from pop to alcohol. We will be booking again for next year thanks for a good holiday again.More
Not as good as last time
We returned to this hotel because it was a good place to stay last year. However we did not get the same feeling second time. The food was poor this year and this left us feeling disappointed especially as we recommended it to our friends. Our room was not cleaned very well I don't think we will return which is sad because we love salou More
judebron, Cardiff, United Kingdom
Have just returned what a great time we had. Hotel very clean, food plentiful and tasty. Enjoyed a meal at El Fresco restaurant on last night it was open, T bone steak so big hubby thought they had given him half a cow. Staff very friendly and helpful. First Choice rep David was excellent . Would happily return to this hotel againMore
Some bad, some good
Firstly, I cannot fault the staff, well most of them, on occasion some seemed a bit grumpy but who doesn't get grumpy at work. Room was cleaned daily and was generally tidy, the shower and sink did not look too good, bit old and dirty but we didn't mind that too much. Bits and bobs could do with an update. The food at breakfast and evening was quite poor in my opinion. My fiance is pregnant at the moment and when you cut into chicken and its still quite pink it does not fill you with great confidence. At lunch time at the snack bar the food was fine We had no problem with that. Choice of drinks were good, entertainment was good, other than when first choice did a bit of entertainment for the children at night that was dreadful compared to the calypso's own entertainment. 15 mins from airport which is perfect. One night we went to watch a show at the house of illusions which is a must, it is fantastic, but walking back to the hotel at 1 in the morning we did not feel too safe on the surrounding streets. Overall we enjoyed this holiday but if I was to go back to Salou I would like to be more central.More
ryan f, Doncaster, United Kingdom
I stayed here for 6 nights with my boyfriend and had a lovely stay! The food was great, different every night and served all day, the cocktails and other drinks were served until 11pm, which was great as most of the entertainment finished at around 11. You could have a variety of drinks and they didn't measure them out so you definitely got your monies worth :) We joined in with the water polo at 4pm most of the days and the entertainment team were fab and got every involved. The wifi was free, but very slow in the restaurant! Evening entertainment was definitely worth watching - this usually started around half 9-10ish. But there are pool tables, bowling and other arcade games around the entertainment area to do in the meantime. The hotel is close to the beach and to the shops - about 10 - 15 minute walk! It can be quite a walk to the bigger beach but we found that it was too hot to walk that far in the day and that beach was too full. Make sure you bring your own hairdryer to the hotel, as I didn't and had to pay 20euros for a deposit for one. And the maids are lovely, do a good job and come around 10ish but they DO NOT knock when they enter your room - so be dressed! Other than that, we had an amazing holiday and I would 100% recommend this hotel to anyone! We had such a lovely time and we would go back tomorrow if we could.More
Holly A, Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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