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 1178 reviews
- Official Rating
- Rooms: 514, in 2 buildings
- 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.
Facilities► View all
First Choice Kids' Club May to October
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.
Daytime entertainment programme
During high season there are shows by the pool bar.
Rooms ► View all
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.
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.
TripAdvisor Reviews Show more reviews »
Holiday that ticks all the boxes!
Just got back from a fantastic holiday at The Calypso. Although the hotel is rated 3* based on my visit I'd rate it higher. From check in to check out I can honestly say we had a fab time & I've got no moans at all. The hotel has good facilities, the two pool areas have plenty of sunbeds etc. Food very good, choice is excellent always plenty on offer, and the staff are constantly bringing out new supplies. Dining room very big so no problem finding a table, the staff are very quick at clearing tables too. The outside terrace restaurant offers an alternative for breakfast & lunch (food available all day) & well worth a visit in the evening when it turns into an "a la carte" restaurant. Bar service very speedy and wide range of drinks available. Rooms very clean and well equipped and had been recently refurbished. One of the best features about this hotel has to be the entertainment programme - lots of daytime activities for both children and adults. my daughter especially enjoyed the First Choice Kids club and wanted to go every day. The evening shows were very professional with something for everyone to enjoy. All the staff at this hotel worked very hard. if all Med Playa hotels are like the Calypso then I'll be visiting one soon!More
3* Hotel 5* Service
Booked this hotel last minute because I got a great deal, 11 nights A I. The first couple of days I thought I would struggle with the food because other than pasta, salad and vegetable's not much else on offer but I don't think the Spanish have quite grasped the concept of vegetarianism however once I got my head around adding sauces I was fine and through the week they came up with some good options. Yes the hotel could do with a lick of paint but the rooms were clean and fresh, the pools were cleaned every morning and there was plenty of sunbeds. What impressed me the most was the genuine friendliness of all the staff they were all fantastic with all the children in the hotel and made a fuss of them whenever they saw them We enjoyed most of the entertainment and again the children were encouraged to participate and they absolutely loved it. I had a small problem that I brought to the attention of the staff and was immediately directed to the management who not only listened to me but went out of her way to sort it and went beyond what was expected ( Thank you Ellen) The staff are super efficient and demonstrate fantastic customer service. would I stay there again ? Yes ! A big thank you to all the staff.More
Maggie C, County Durham, United Kingdom
second time to this hotel, had a fabulous holiday, entertainment staff are great,( mafalda, vallery, agata, alex, cj, mandy,Anton, Just to name a few) games for kids and adults to join in great shows at night too, first choice kids club staff (sammy,Sadie & frankie) are so good with the kids, our daughter loved them all, hotel was clean and all staff were helpful and cheerful only , there was always food to cater for everyone's tastes, the outside bbq area is the best though, only negative is if you have young children then there is no baby changing facilities in toilets etc,Cannot wait to go back to this hotelMore
sally h, Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Not great found some staff unfriendly and the fridge/cooler in room a disgrace ,complained to rep and hotel but to no avail and charged for ice.... Could be so much better with litte effort and staff that wanted to help not palm you off...More
John F, Randalstown, United Kingdom
we have just returned from spending a week at this hotel , it was the first time we had ever stopped in a hotel and we weren,t disappointed , as a family of 4 we went all inclusive and found the food to be fantastic , there was always something that we liked and enjoyed trying new things we never went hungry , when you think how many different nations the hotel has to cater for i think they do a fantastic job !!! , some of the bar staff were a little on the miserable side but watching some of the other guests who i never heard use a please or thank you in any language i think i would be a tad miserable as well !! i,m a big believer in manners cost nothing and neither does a smile, the entertainment was good ( the shows on a night ) but i found the day time t be a little confusing as i didn,t know if the entertainment were for all guests or only the ones who had traveled with certain companies , luckily my children didn,t seem to bothered about joining in unless i would of been left with a difficult situation , i,d be very careful in one of the small pools as my child ended up getting hurt and although the staff who helped with it were really good and showed concern come our last day we saw the problem which had caused it still hadn,t be rectified which we found alarming and this was just waiting for another child to get hurtMore
penfold4, Durham, United Kingdom
Things To Do► View all
Items marked with * incur extra charges which are payable locally
No inflatables are allowed in the pools in high season.
Prices displayed in the 'top places to stay' section are the lowest prices available departing within the next 365 days. All offers are subject to very limited availability.
All prices shown are updated once every morning and therefore could change at any time during the day. All prices shown are per person and are based on 2 adults sharing unless otherwise stated. When selecting an offer you will be asked to enter in the number of adults and children travelling, the applicable price will then be displayed based on your chosen party size.
All offers are subject to availability. First Choice reserves the right to withdraw these offers at any time and without notice. For full booking terms and conditions please click here