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 1781 reviews
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.
All are included except where indicated.
Provided fortnightly the entertainment team put on a programme for all nationalities, with dance shows and a kids' disco.
Buffet restaurant providing a range of dishes such as Mediterranean, Tex-mex, Indian, Chinese, English and vegetarian.
One has a whirlpool and both have a roomy sun terrace with sunbeds and parasols.
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 4 with 1 extra bunkbed.
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. You'll need to book two of these room types to get 2 rooms with a connecting door.
We stayed in Calypso from 1st August - 9th August, on arrival we were greeted politely, check in was quick, the reception was large and clean with loads of information about Salou, we were allocated to Calypso 2 which is the adjacent building to the main hotel, we got a road facing view ( most people would squawk at that !) we didn't hear any traffic when the curtains were drawn so no problems there, the beds were comfy and I had a great sleep in them, we also had bunk beds for the wee one(age 8) they were comfy as well as he slept like a log, the room itself was a typical family hotel room, we had twin beds with a bunk also small LCD Tv with 3 shelves, large mirrored door wardrobes with shelves and plenty of hangers for clothes also extra blankets, there was also a safe, the toilet had great shower and also a bidet, they supply with shampoo and toilet rolls and plenty of towels ( changed daily) room was clean and cleaned every day, breakfast was from 8-10;30 in the restaurant downstairs but you could have alfresco from 10;30-11;30 upstairs (better option in my view) lunch from 2pm - 3;30pm with very good selection of meals all hot and fresh made ( all meals were excellent ) there was plenty of choice for any evening so anyone who says different is being economical with the truth, the all inclusive again was very good although stopped at 11pm but it is a family hotel geared at kids to be fair, there was late night disco/ karaoke etc in the upstairs "Apple Bar" which sold cocktails and usual drinks at a cost (not expensive) I was a bit let down by this bar tho as they gave alcohol to under 18's. the nightly entertainment was a hit or a miss, I enjoyed "Grease" and "Disney" but the others were ok but "We will rock you" was shambolic at the least :-( however the kids loved it all (and that's who counts here). the pool areas were all clean and the pools very good, the kids all had great time splashing each other, as well as the animation team doing the pool games etc, the sun beds were plenty but as usual the morning rush was a bit chaotic but that's most places :-) the hotel is close to the main shops and beach, there is the tourist train bus stop at the corner also the bus plana stops there as well, only 2;15e per fair but better to get all day ticket.. back to or room ;-) the only noise we heard was the late night revellers coming home and letting their kids run up and own the lobby at 2-3 & 4 in the morning screaming and shouting. this is not the hotels fault though its the parents !! over all I would say this is a very good family hotel with a great all inclusive close to all amenities, I would highly recommend it to anyone with a young family. I don't know if I have missed anything but feel free to ask me anything and I will answer honestly and truly. cheers ;-) WullieMore
This is our 7th time at the Calypso and we thoroughly enjoyed our holiday again. We arrived on 7th July for 14 nights all inc. Arrived at 1210 & we were told at reception our room would not available until 1pm. We got got checked in quickly & were given our wristbands so we could get something to eat & drink. We were met in the dining room by Giuseppe,Samba & Rosa who greeted us as if we were old friends. The dining room has been refurbished this year & is lovely & bright. My only criticism was the queuing system. Snack bar has a very good selection of food throughout the day & at night we went to Al fresco 3 times which was excellent. The bar staff were excellent & very friendly. The entertainment team work really hard & produced very good shows at night. We hope to book up shortly for next year again.More
Stuart C, 551959
I went to this Hotel the beginning of June for 1 week with my Partner. Before we went we had read TripAdvisor reviews saying the hotel was 'undeveloped' and a series of other off putting things so we were abit unsure on what we were going to turn up to. The hotel is located no more than 20 minutes from Reus airport and was the first drop off on the coach transfer we had. First impressions of the hotel when we pulled up were good and the reception staff were really helpful. The location of the hotel is perfect. Only a 10 minute walk to the beach and all the shops, numerous restaurants and bars just round the corner and the local prices were brilliant. There was also a bus stop at the end of the road with transport to Barcelona, Pineda, Portaventura, Cambrills and a number of other places. The location was a real highlight for me. The rooms were a good size for the 2 of us. Only moan is, i had requested a double bed and all they done was push 2 singles together so in the night, you'd roll into the gap and the beds would separate, falling off of it! The food in the hotel was buffet style, a massive choice but did get repetitive towards the end. I was on a half board basis. Most nights you had to queue to get into the restaurant then scramble to find a table. If me and my partner both went up to get our food at the same time, someone would take our table so we had to go up one at a time just to reserve the table. Desserts are the same every evening but there are some fantastic dessert places along the beach. Drinks on the other hand were a little pricey and the alcohol selection in the hotel wasnt very big. The pool area was a good size, and a good atmosphere. The entertainment was excellent! Grease was one of the best holiday entertainments i had seen! The games room was very good, with small bowling alleys and pool tables among a few other different games machines. Im not one of these who like to go back to the same hotels when i go abroad, i'd rather try somewhere new each time but i was actually consider coming back to this hotel. I really enjoyed my time here! Do not be put off by the negative reviews!More
Got back on 5th Aug after 2 weeks there,went All inclu. Wish i didn't now,The treatment of all inclu customers was terrible. Had to que in 1 line for drinks while only 2 bar staff on 1 one was server, the other one was just moving things around,and when a paying customer came over served them first and ignore the AI cue.. after 10 pm only got half drinks instead of full ones,Snacks were pants as well only had ready salted crips at bar so had to go upstairs for anything else,(which was only other place to get snacks..) also crips were already set out in trays at back of bar,so was warm and soft..upstairs snack bar closed at 6:30pm as it changed to al-fresco,my wife got a vodka and coke and it taste like raki or Ouzo asked the bar man and said because u ALL I u only get cheap and nasty drinks..lager pumps went off quite a lot had to keep going back to bar to get a new,bar staff just pulled there face..we brought our own travel kettle which had 2 plastic cups with handles, one day the cleaner decided to take one,wife complained to reception and they didn't realy care so wife got a cup from dinning room,next day they took the other cup and one from dinning room...on the a plus side food in the dinning room was quite good,but big problem with que's Entertainment was good and Animation team was top,got my son involved from day one. Recommendations for the hotel is...renew the All i policy and send bar staff to a charm school.....More
Anthony N Irene R,
We have just come back from staying at the hotel calypso, 2 family's 4 adults 3 children. We had 2 "family" rooms. 009 and 010 in calypso 2. On arrival to the hotel we were informed that our room wasn't ready until 1. This was 3 hours away. Which was very disappointing with 3 tired kids. We were pointed in the direction of a luggage room which was a room a swimming lockers. Not safe or secure. At arrival to our rooms we realised that these are not family rooms but standard doubles with either bunk beds or an extra bed pushed in. Our room had bunk beds. There was a safe with a 30euro deposit and 2euro a day fee. A fridge was 6euros a day!! Room was clean and tidy but a few dodgy lights and loose wickets in bathrooms so we didn't use the hotel hairdryer. To was good Disney channel in English for kids. Balacony was small with only 2 chairs. For a family room of 4 we would of hoped for more seats. TIP take your own washing line as no drying facility's provided. Rooms cleaned daily and cleaners were very helpful and pleasant. Air on in our room was fine. But our friends suffered until they removed the filter. Room very basic but ok. We recieved little info about the hotel from reception and was left to figure it out. There's a main restaurant and a terrace. These both have the same food. Which is ok. Not great not awful. Unlike the option you get to go to the terrace once in your stay. Fresco dinning. We found this a complete waste of time. The food really wasn't good. Not much for kids and the food was more or less the same as the buffet. The all inclusive drinks were ok but lengthy queue. The old men behind the bar are also very grumpy and bad mannered. But everyone else was ok. The entertainment was ok, kids disco ect mainly Spanish so if English not to good but kids just danced. Evening entertainment was good. Plenty of seats. The pools at first looked small there are 2 pools and a small splash park. We enjoyed the pools, was hilarious watching the desperate people sitting out for hours to get a synced when they were unlocked at 9am. Beach isn't far away walking but for s better beach get a taxi to aqua polis the beach over the road is better. Pedalos were 20euro an hour and 20 euro deposit. Plenty of shops and food places. We visited aqua polis which was ok. Very busy but we enjoyed it. Food there isn't really good. We got the 2 day pass and the first day we used the cantine were we witnessed unwanted food that had been given back being put back in the serving pots. Not good. The deals you can get st the little hits are better. Sun beds are 4euros each. I would recommend taking a proper swim tshirt as you can't wear shirts in the pool and if you burn or are already burnt you need to be covered, maybe try eBay before you go as the only shop that sells them has no males left. We visited house of illusion. This was entertaining. Drinks were good and it was a good evening. We found taxis very difficult and waited for lengthy times for them which isn't great in the boiling sun. Plenty of tack shops bars restaurants. Supermarkets close at 12. Overall we enjoyed our time but wouldnt stay here again. More
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