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 1921 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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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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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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Just got back from staying at the med playa calypso , we stayed on an all inclusive deal , the hotel is good in public places ,nice big size with plenty to do but the corridors leading to the rooms need re wallpapering as it's all peeling off , looks like it's been like that for a while , staff in the restaurant are good , food is ok , typical Spanish all inclusive , good mixture , rooms cleaned every day , on our last day the cleaner just walked in as we were getting ready for breakfast , no knock , good job we were decent , what I will say is if you stay all inclusive , it comes with an invisible suit when you are queueing up at the med bar !!! , the bar staff aim for the paying customers 1st while you wait patiently at the all Inc line , HELLO this is not fair as we the all Inc customers have all ready paid in advance for our drinks ,I don't see why we have to queue and the others don't , have one queue for all , showing the band on your arm when you eventually get served , simples !! I was standing at the med bar waiting to be served , a paying man was immediately served before me then 2 old men appeared and were also served before me , I went to reception to complain but was missing understood so left it , you will also be served in polystyrene cups for tea and coffee and plastic cups for cold drinks while people who are paying for their drinks at the bar will be served China cups for their hot drinks and proper glasses for their cold drinks something the hotel deny but many people on here have stated this + you will be deliberately ignored whilst they serve paying customers , this is fact not fiction , on the Monday I asked whether the Liverpool v man u match would be shown , I was told they would decide at 9 as to which room it would be on , I said so were do we sit then while you decide , reception couldn't answer this , 2045 we were all cuddled up in the med bar around one TV , one man went to the bar twice to ask about the match again , they eventually put it on , next night the real Madrid match was put on early and on the wednesday 3 TVs had the Barcelona match on in the same room and well before kick off , please treat all your paying customers the same , on the wednesday night after waiting in the all Inc queue at 2215 ( yet again people paying cash served 1st ) I asked for a pint n a half of lager , the barman said no , I asked why , he said he can't serve pints after 2215 , I said ok I'll have 3 halves , to which he served me , ridiculous !!!, this hotel is ok but has too many contradictions , it's in a bit of a run down part of salou , has a bus stop near by for transfers / commuting , and the train station is 30 mins walk away along the front n costs around 8 euro each way to Barcelona , will I ever go back to the calypso , maybe if they change the way they treat the all inclusive customers More
Hotel good,Spanish guests.....
My partner and myself,2 girls aged 5+8 and toddler twins checked in 14th oct for one week.reception check in very quick.staff in all areas I found to be very good and food pretty good,snack bar preferred. Bad points...high chairs in hotel are lethal,please be careful,are little girl had bad fall on first night,thankfully she didnt get injured but she would not enter one for us after that.kids daytime activities needs to be improved,non existing.and as previous guests have said and ive seen it for myself,90% of the elderly spanish guests need to attend a school of common decency before going on holiday as I found absolutely rude ignorant and bad mannered people I have ever met in the 8 years we have been going to salou.shame on you people,just remember a lot of revenue comes from tourists like ourselves which im sure contributes to your state paid holiday. Over all good holiday,and we will return but not in october.much cheaper to book direct with hotel through call centre by the way.More
Good low cost option
We went mid October when the resort is shutting down and the weather isn't great. At this time of year the resort is taken over by elderly Spanish people and Calypso is no exception. Good points: Food is good, plenty of choice and hot and fresh. The crowded restaurant can be a challenge, especially at breakfast where you will need to stand up for yourself to get your coffee and toast. Rooms a decent standard, if a bit dated, and cleaned daily. Staff in the reception and restaurant are hard working and helpful. Bad points: Paper thin walls and noisy almost all night, even in low season. I wouldn't recommend all inclusive as it is not really a place I would choose to spend my evenings. Limited entertainment starts at 10. Not a great location on the edge of the resort in a fairly run down area. Bar staff unhelpful and would make you wait for no apparent reason. We bought a card for an automatic beer machine and it caused me no end of problems. I paid very little for this holiday and would go again if I got a cheap deal, however, I would have been disappointed had this been our main annual vacation.More
Visited the medplaya calypso from 7th to 14th oct with my wife and kids and extended friends of my wife and their families. This is a very good 3* hotel we satayed in the flamingo oasis in the summer and this hotel is just as good. The food is decent and varied. The entertainment team work their socks of and the restaurant staff are very friendly especially samba. The allinclusive is good with bottles of water and crisps a good extra. I only have one gripe twi of the staff raymond and manuel need new jobs their customer service skills are terrible they constantly bark at customers i feel its been a long season for them. And portaventura is the best theme park in europe it is fantastic. We will return to the medplaya it is a good hotel.More
allan m, 3646694
2nd class if all inclusive
The food you couldn't really fault but if you go all inclusive you will be treated 2nd class to those paying for there drinks plastic cups for drinks and polystyrene for hot drinks and that's by the pool and in the med bar.If your queuing for drinks the Spanish and paying guests will always be served 1st.NEVER go in October the Spanish government give there oaps a free weeks holiday and they believe they should be 1st everywhere bit of a jumble sale at breakfast pushing and shoving for the toster and drinks machine.More
Shirley J, 186428
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