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 2125 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 and Interconnecting Room
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.
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Clean hotel, good location
Arrived about 3 hours before the 1pm check-in so had to wait a bit, so got changed in the toilets and left our luggage in the luggage room and just got a drink! Beer is about 2.50 Euros - we found beers at 1 Euro outside the hotel, so a no-brainer really! Cocktails are about 5 Euros or something like that. It's not a bad hotel at all - about 10 mins walk to the closest beach, and same to a load of shops, which all practically sell the same thing but you can't help but wander in! We went half board as we wanted the option to eat out a lot, which I recommend, as 5 minutes down the road is a lot of restaurants/cafes so plenty of choice! Plus you're not stuck to similar food everyday - although there is something for everyone, and the beef and yorkshire pud on Friday night was amazing! Italian night was great as well - the waiters all dress up to add to the atmosphere. The only downside to half board was, at breakfast, you got a juice and tea/coffee machine to help yourself to, yet at dinner, you could only buy from the bar, and we couldn't even get water to go with our meal unless we paid for it! Yet on Hollywood night, everyone got a glass of Cava, regardless of board basis, yet when I asked if I could have something non-alcoholic, I got turned down! Maybe having a drinks machine available for free like at breakfast would be beneficial, as we've already paid for dinner, why can't we have juice/water with our food?! Doesn't make sense! We took the opportunity to eat al-fresco as we got an invite upon check-in and you pick the day you want. I recommend the steak! But watch out for stray cats and wasps! Rooms were clean, and cleaned everyday. We had a room on the 2nd floor just above the main entrance to the front of the hotel. It could get a little noisy on the road but didn't disturb us much. Although the local funfair letting off fireworks around midnight-1am most nights were a little annoying, but again didn't keep us awake all night! The entertainment at night was just your typical hotel entertainment really! We don't have kids, but the kids there loved the dances! I couldn't sit through Mamma Mia though - if it's not got Pierce Brosnan singing out of tune then it's not Mamma Mia for me!!! Had to retreat to the safety of the room after 10 minutes! The Chinese acrobats were good, as were the African men balancing on each others heads...as you do! The hotels entertainment team were good as well, always trying to get you involved in games during the day. Although I found that some other travellers that we spoke to were getting sick of being called lazy etc on a daily basis for not joining in as all they wanted to do was chill by the pool! So their approach could be a little less insulting! Didn't bother me personally, as I can give it back! Or we just jumped in the (quite chilly) pool when we saw them coming!!! Also the pool could do with a little less chlorine! I'm all for a clean pool, but I value my eyesight as well!!! And turn the heating up a little! Takes your breath away on some days jumping in!! But overall, it was a good hotel and I would stay again.More
1 week all inclusive
Fantastic holiday, room was great as kids had their own room with bunks and own balcony, amazing entertainment, always found something to eat at dinner , the a la carte was phenomenal. My only small issue was the coldness of the baby and kids pools as it was so bitterly cold on at least 3 of our 7 days and the other area for improvement would be the air con could be improved as it wasn't particularly good at cooling the full apartment. We will definitely return to this family friendly hotel More
stuart w, 186527
was acutally there in august 2015 and 2016. best hotel we have stayed in to date. arrived at reception . handled very well and efficiently by the staff. we chanced the arm and asked for a pool view room which the girl managed to do at no extra cost. the hotel is quite old but very well maintained giving it that an older guest said he was at the hotel in the 70's but i never found fault. the room we got was good but other guests told us the room they had was smaller. rooms are serviced every day and towels changed as needed. it has a large dining hall and a alfresco style dining area up on an elevented decking style area near the pool which we didnt know about for the first 4 days on the first visit. its almost as if not everyone knows its there!!! they serve breakfast up there right up till they start lunch from 12 and pool snacks for the day. freshly done eggs, omelettes and pancakes as well as bacon sauages etc so we never found a need to rush down for breakfast. food was a very good standard. all the usual stuff. they then convert that area to the alfresco restaurant. u get one free night for 7 nights stay and another one for 9 days plus. its really nice. though itscworth the extra charge for the fillet steak as the sirlon wasnt great. pools are great. two large ones and 2 baby pools. small park. pool was opened more or less all day . u can get ur early morning dip. this is the best managed sun bed problem in any hotel. they stack the beds at night and lock them up. the pool areas are freely opened to guests at all times. the maintenance guy then ramadomly unchains the beds at different times of the morning. might be 8 am one morning. might be 9.30 am the next. this puts people off the scent and the need to sit at the pool reserving an area though some early birds still do be down . we always got sunbeds even when down later. the staff start to stack the sun beds away after 5 pm but u can stay at the pool all evening. entertainment was brilliant. they have like semi professionals brought in to do acts like dirty dancing. mama mia. Michael jackson. even my 8 year old son was glued to the shows. but two nights the entertainment wasnt great. at least its not the god dam owl or snake show!! lol!! the hotel entertainment team also done stuff at night aswell as during the day too and were very good. theres a games room with ten pin bowling, table football , games etc. theres also a mini fair ground style amusement park right behind the hotel but its not linked in any way to the hotel and is good to amuse the kids .the bar is well staffed ques quickly attended by the friendly and hard working staff. didnt know this till nearly the holiday was over but all inclusive guests can actually pay a few euro more for imported drinks ( Budweiser etc , cider etc). crisps are always free. all inclusive stops at 11 but the hotel entertainment goes on to 12. u can buy drinks after that till 12 and the apple bar is brilliant if u want to party on. pool tables and disco. cocktails and drinks are reasonable too. the hotel is located right at the top of the main strip so ur in an excellent location. not noisey area but not far to walk into the town centre. this hotel should be 4 star and is managed extremely well. everyone works very hard . for anyone who states rubbish statesments on trip adviser like " the bar staff was grumpy " this is nit picking and petty . please remember they are the 7 days a week at times doing long hours to serve you. entertainment manager was also very friendly and excellent at his job getting involved in running games during the day and orgainsing night time entertainment. i will definenatly be going back there soon. More
Average hotel for price
we stay in hotel for a long weekend Room clean but very tardy could do with a refurbish as bathroom had cracked tiles and could smell drains from toilet Pool area as we did not use the pool ( went to the beach everyday which was lovely and clean and had good bars on it ) can't really say much but area always looked messy. Stayed half board bar prices not bad beer 2.50 euros and wine 1.35 euros saying that wine inside with our diner was 150 euros which was strange. Food was ok at diner could do with being hotter but breakfast was dire if you went for the cook stuff not cheap and nasty beans & sausages, bacon swimming fat scramble eggs tasteless not good. Staff great especially the dining room staff always smiling and friendly bar staff bit grumpy. Would we stay their again NO not our type of hotel a bit to manic. WuodMore
Stayed for two weeks here, worst £2000.00 we have ever wasted on holiday, food terrible rep admitted the pork on the menu every night was catering for the Russians, The bar service slow had to line up like a school yard only half pints after 10.00pm. Wasps all over food with pigeons, sparrows and cats also landing on very rotten decking. Pool area dirty full of fag buts and uneven paving, hotel very dirty and tired. Loved the police in the hotel taking away the couple that had been fighting, together with the gentleman dressed like lady gaga's love child and the other gentleman that was removed by security due to him getting excited in his swim shorts watching children avoid at all costs this hotel is awful would not return if it was freeMore
clare c, 186463
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