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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- 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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Twin room sleeps up to 3 with twin beds, an extra bed and air-conditioning mid-June to mid-September. This room may be in either of the 2 hotel buildings.
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.
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fantastic family fun holiday
me and the wife took our daughter,son inlaw,and three grandchildren 10,6,and 2 on an all inclusive holiday,we had two rooms one with bunk beds and the other had room for a cot but in our case three beds,the rooms were cleaned on a daily basis (the cleaning staff were great )and were very clean upon arrival,as for the food coud not fault it plenty to choose from and the food was always warm and delicious considering it was mass catering,there was plenty to to do with the kids with the two pools and childrens entertainment plus the arcade,all drinks are local which was fine by the time the finished serving free drinks at 2300 you have usually had enough if not you can pay,all in all this is a fantastic hotel and would highly recommend and we would stay there again.More
gem039, Bedford, United Kingdom
We transferred our Sousse, Tunisia holiday to the Hotel Calypso, Salou on an all inclusive basis. Obviously we were a little apprehensive as 3 weeks before travelling we were not left with much choice on our budget. We have just returned from our 11 night holiday and have to say we were pleasantly surprised and had a great family holiday for the 3 of us, me, hubby and 9 year old son. Hotel was good, but could do with a lick of paint. We stayed in the Calypso block 2, room 286 overlooking one of the pools and to be honest we slept well most nights although air conditioning was not the best but did the job. Maids came in every day. The Hotel was in great location where you could walk to the beach and into main area of Salou. Very handy for the buses and the little road train too. Good selection of food in restaurant and at the Al fresco Bar, always had plenty to choose from and ate very well. Particularly enjoyed the Alfresco Bar Restaurant on the evenings which you had to book via the invites given to you by the Hotel and depending on your length of stay. We went 3 times. As well as breakfast in the main restaurant, Alfresco Bar also puts on breakfast from 9.00am and you can have pancakes made which we particularly enjoyed. If you are going out for the day, You can order Picnics from reception before 8.00pm the night before. They are good as to is the ice-cream and the fact that you can get tubs up to 11.00pm - to the delight of our son! Good selection of drinks are also available on the all inclusive package too and when ordering drinks you ask for a tray of crisps as a snack. The entertainment team were brill and put on some fabulous shows and there were also shows brought in for you to watch too, just one of them not to our taste. Our son loved the games room and the small play area, and there were also arranged games during the day in and around the pools. He enjoyed the water polo for kids. The Salou Fountains Show is great to see and free. The Dolphin Encounter that we booked at Aquapolis was a brilliant experience although you are not allowed to swim with them. It was 37 degrees that day!! Sun intense at times, very hot, even on evenings. The staff were very friendly and helpful, we loved it here. Our Thomson rep - Lucy was also really nice and very informative. Thank you. Now the negatives: children swimming in pools when closed, we spoke to staff about it smoking - the amount of adults smoking around children and around other adults!! This really was our pet hate during the holiday the fact that we had to breath in other peoples smoke. There should really be designated areas at least. The other annoying thing was the amount of people who didn't put their own rubbish in the bins after a day at the pool. Particularly the plastic cups that drinks come in. After all said and done though, got to say we were pleasantly surprised and thoroughly enjoyed our holiday here. Thanks Hotel Calypso, Gracias!More
Dawnie2012, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Noisy school children.
Hotel was good, could do with outside repaint and a general update. Staff were very good especially in the restuarant. Food was excellent, better than some five star hotels we have stayed in. No problem with getting All Inclusive drinks, no big que's. Only problem we had was too many school children visits, arriving at one in the morning and making a racket with no regard for other sleeping hotel guests. They didn't just settle down and go to bed but continued to run up and down the corridors shouting and screaming. Reported this to the hotel reception and tour reps.in the morning but they didn't seem that interested and made no notes of incidents. This was one of a few school visits during our stay and I must say the teachers just let them run riot with no control. I'm not a prude and enjoy seeing kids enjoying themselfs but not when it spoils other money paying guests holiday. Think the hotel should decide if they want regular money paying guests or riotious school visits who don't care about anyone but themselfs.More
Barry P, Duns, United Kingdom
Was anxious of going here as some reviews are a little concerning. My family and I consisting of 2 children had a fab time. We were all inclusive which I believe is the best way. We all had our monies worth of drinks,water and alcohol,the all inclusive option should be explained though as food alcohol and snacks included however asking for a slushy,I had to pay for,it's the cheapest kids drink going. Clean hotel rooms, cleaned everyday with a change of towels. Food was ok. Could have done to possibly do a little more variety of foods but it was freshly cooked and replenished when empty. Small kids food bar for them to help themselves. Lots of fruit and snack bar offers snacks all day,crisps and icecream. The shows are fabulous and the staff work really hard. We'll defiantly visit again.More
Family holiday - great time
My wife and I were here with our 2 boys (9 and 11) for 2 weeks from 6th July on an all inclusive basis. We had a great time. We were based in Calypso 2 with a pool view and whilst the rooms were smaller than some hotels we've stayed in, they were clean and comfortable. We had twin beds and bunk beds (great for saving space), and whilst the mattress on one of the twin beds was quite soft, it was fine for a 9 year old whilst I took the bottom bunk! It had a flat screen tv and we generally watched BBC News for the hour or so we were in the room each evening getting ready - assuming the kids weren't watching FC Barcelona TV. The food was good - the downstairs restaurant had enough variety, and not only was it edible, it was enjoyable - I had read some reports of the food being cold, and in the fortnight I was there, the only cold food I encountered were Yorkshire puddings. They go cold quickly anywhere. There are microwaves, but we never used them. The upstairs terrace is fantastic. We quickly got wise to eating breakfast here (it was open later for the lazy kids) and served fresh pancakes or omelettes until 11am, and then served burgers, sausages, kebabs, steaks, chicken for most of the rest of the day. All lovely, fresh and hot. They also gave us 3 invitations across our fortnight for dinner there and had a great meal each time (the regular steak was possibly the poorest choice we made, as it was a little chewy, but the salmon, chicken and kebabs could all have been proudly served in a high quality restaurant. A large day time entertainment team looked after kids, teens and adults separately, with the usual activities of pool, darts, basketball, football, table tennis etc, and a separate team came on in the evening to provide high quality shows. 10/14 were of a quality not far off what we'd seen on cruise ships, 2/14 were standard hotel quality, one didn't interest me, and one was dire (it was called "because we have to do something") - well perhaps they'd have been better with a night off. The mini disco preceded events each night at 9pm. There was also an amusement centre on site - very popular with the kids, but very expensive. 2 euros for a game of pool and other attractions which seemed to eat their money. The nightly allowance didn't last long, and they were soon back by my side. There were plenty of bar staff (around 6 or 7) with a small queue for cash customers and a longer queue for all inclusive guests. But if there was no cash queue, the bar staff called you round. Rarely did you wait more than 5 mins for a drink - even just before the 11 o'clock close. The hotel safe was also included as part of the All Inclusive deal (30 euro deposit). If you are thinking of going to Salou, I would truly recommend this hotel. It's clean, the food is nice, there is good entertainment, it's around 10-15 mins from Reus Airport and the 2 pools are big enough to cater for the number of guests - although bits of the poolside do spend some time in the shade (which some may find pleasant in the heat). It's 8 euros in a taxi to Port Aventura, or 9 euros on the bus to the Aquapolis water park in Pineda, and 10 euros to the train station if you want to go somewhere by train (Barcelona is 62 euros return for a family of 4).More
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