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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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 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.
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.
We have been to this hotel once before and were excited to come back, we had in the past also recommended it to friends and family for the all inclusive and the entertainment. We were a little disappointed this time. Although the restaurant has had a facelift and looks a lot nicer, the variety of food has reduced. Each day there was a couple of 'stew' type dishes, a grilled fish option, a grilled meat option, veg and of course chips. We found ourselves having to pick something so that we had something to eat, not excited to try any particular dish. Whilst there is definitely something for everyone to eat, it was the standard that it used to be. When I go on holiday, particularly to an all inclusive resort I am looking to indulge and really enjoy the food that is on offer. I didn't find that with this hotel. Apart from Paella there was nothing Spanish on offer. I understand that they are catering for Brits abroad but I don't want my children growing up thinking its OK to go to another country and demand a fry up and tomato sauce with everything. I want them to be open to trying new cuisine and have the opportunity to do that when visiting a country rich in culture and with amazing national cuisine. The snack bar often ran out of food and there was a significant wait for mediocre food. The main pool outside Calypso 1 now has a policy of having no floats, balls, etc in it. Whilst I appreciate that this may be popular with adults holidaying alone, this forces families with children to the Calypso 2 pool which is a much further walk from the bar. Meaning that a parent may need to leave their children unsupervised in order to get water or drag them kicking and screaming from the pool area. there is facility to have a bar by the Calypso 2 pool but it is not open. There is also no music around the pool which leaves it lacking atmosphere. You now have to pay to hire the safe in the room, previously these had been free. so for a 30euro deposit I could keep our passports and money safe, leaving me with 30 euros at the end of my holiday which I had no use for. Wifi is now payable. You used to be able to get free wifi signal if you sat near the pool bar, this has gone. if you want wifi everywhere in the hotel you must pay (not sure how much) or you can go to the Mediterani Bar and use the free wifi although 8 times out of 10 there was no signal. Its not all negative - the entertainment is amazing. They really do put on a show and even if the act on isn't particularly to your tastes, you have to admit that they do it very well and they are very well rehearsed. The kids mini disco is brilliant and the entertainment team are enthusiastic throughout and wonderful with children. The bar is fully stocked and service is reasonably quick. The location is great, close to Port Aventura and a couple of waterparks, close to the beach which is lovely and the shops. Couldn't fault the hotel of location at all. I hope that this review helps you make an informed decision on where to book.More
THIS hotel looked exactly the same as the brochure. The rooms were clean and the food was good. They tried to cater to all tastes with a good selection of vegetarian options also available. The kitchen staff were friendly as were the waitresses ok n the dining area. The Hostess who greeted us at the door each morning and evening was particularly pleasant , making a huge effort to encourage my five year old daughter's attempt to speak the language. The pools were well maintained and cleaned each morning . The water quality was also checked before we were allowed in. Salou itself was an interesting place to visit the. The locals are friendly and willing to help with any queries. More
Best place I have gone we are booking to go next year can't wait amazing acting and singing and dancing so good it should be 5 star stuff amazing people amazing pools they are so clean nice view lovely street next to the hotel loved it amazing for family's and amazing food for everyone the drinks are so good to amazing thank u for my stay More
We stayed as a family of 4 from 3rd to 10th July 2016. I booked the accommodation direct with the hotel in Sept 2015 and got a good deal. I had requested Calypso 1 and was really pleased we were allocated 2 rooms in there on arrival. We arrived at the hotel at 11.30 am but were told the rooms wouldn't be available until 1 pm. This wasn't an issue as we were able to store our cases in the secure luggage room and we were given our all inclusive bands so we could get a drink and something to eat straight away as we had been up since 3.30 am. The rooms were ready as promised at 1 pm. We were allocated rooms 507 and 508 and they had a lovely pool view. The rooms were cleaned daily and towels were also changed daily if you wanted. I had no problems sleeping at all while we were in Salou. The beds were comfy and the rooms had air con . There was no noise at night either. As we had booked 2 rooms and direct with the hotel we were lucky enough to receive 4 vouchers for the Al Fresco terrace. My partner and I went on 4 out of the 7 nights we were there. The food and staff in the Al Fresco terrace were fab. It's well worth paying a visit if you have the vouchers. Drinks are not included but you can buy a lovely bottle of red wine from 7 euros. The entertainment team were great too - Johan was great fun. Whilst we were there we were lucky enough to get to see the Human Towers (Colla Vella) who came to the hotel on Saturdat night - it was fantastic and a part of local culture I have always wanted to see. I loved it. In terms of the food - we ate breakfast on the terrace every morning and also had lunch there most days too. Lots of choice and they cook things fresh for you if you wish. On the 3 nights we went to the dining room, the food was lovely too. No complaints what so ever. The food had definitely improved since our last visit 3 years ago. We found most of the staff to be very friendly and helpful. Raymond gets a special mention - always smiling and cheerful. Samba in the restaurant was brilliant too. All the reception staff were very friendly, helpful and nothing was too much trouble for them. Would definitely recommend this hotel - great value for families. Also don't forget to apply for an amigo card especially if you use the other med playa hotels - we got a discount off our hotel stay with the points we had accumulated. Fantastic holiday - well done Med PlayaMore
Well what can I say...just returned from a week here with my wife, 3 year old daughter and 1 year old son...you will not go hungry or be without a drink here...food was great , freshly cooked fish right in front of you...different stuff put out all the time...salad bar was always fresh as can be...there can be queues but they go down quickly...the staff were always friendly , very helpful and the entertainment was great... Rooms do what you want them to ,sleep in them ,get washed in a nice bathroom.. all of these people complaining about it being noisy with kids, you clearly didn't read up before you booked...it's a great family orientated hotel with lots for kids and adults alike to do, couldn't recommend the place anymore...More
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