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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Daytime entertainment programme
During high season there are shows by the pool bar.
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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.
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.
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Not quite as advertised
Visited in October with my family, not quite what we were expecting staff were unfriendly and bordering on rude! Food was the same nearly every evening and ended up surviving on toast and plain pasta for the entire time as my partner for ill after first few days. Pools were nice and clean but really cold and bad prices differentiated dependant on who served you!!! Would not return - sadly More
princessjayney, Cambridge, United Kingdom
October half term 2014 this hotel is basic like most others but the maids were in every day the whole hotel is clean ,pools good 2 big 2 small ,restaurant good ,food hot and plentiful and the snacks throughout the day were fab,thin steaks ,chicken breasts,burgers,kebabs salads,cakes fresh fruit ,tea and coffee,soft drinks fruit juice and more.The hotel is two separate blocks,it was a five to ten minute walk to beach,I would stay there again.The beds were really comfy.More
lynn m, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
Basic - But busy
Half term break October. Stayed for a week on all inclusive, preferance given to paying guests at the bar whether you were first in the queue!! Plenty of school trips in and out of the hotel seemed to gather in and around reception if you timed dinner wrong you had a long queue, however they were out most of the day. The beach and promenade worth the effect nice long walks and quiet beaches. Forteventura theme park busy even this time of year plus halloween even busier don't go not worth the long queues, especially with express passes taking priority the white knuckle rides 2 hour plus wait and plenty of queue jumping from the locals. Overall the hotel is a good base, food and drink plentiful, good choice and service on the whole pretty good.More
Good cheap break
Had a week all inclusive stay late October. ABOVE AVERAGE Overall service of majority of staff was excellent (few grumpy bar staff but you usually always get one or two) Pool bar food was great if you wanted fresh cooked chicken, steak which was delicious. Most of the evening entertainment was good, although sometimes the build up to the show was better than the show itself as other nationalities would turn up just before the show started and just plonk themselves anywhere with no sense of personal space, which at times was really amusing. aVERAGE Food was consistent with 3star hotels, lot of curries, stew type dishes in the evenings along with a child friendly section which generally consisted of chips, sausages, burgers etc. all deserts generally tasted the same and we're quite bland. Breakfast buffet was ok quite greasy though. Cereals, toast, sausage, eggs, bacon, bean and then continental options ham, cheese croissants etc Pool bar. There was a toasted sandwich maker available for use but there was a wasp problem around the ham/cheese. Both were in covered containers but they frequently got into the food which but me off. There was always hotdogs or burgers, pizza slices too but they were tasteless BELOW AVERAGE General decor. It really was in need of painting. All the promotional photos must have been taken years ago as most of the hotel was tired. Pool area needs a really good clean as all the floor areas look unkept and need a good blast with a jet washer or something similar SUMMARY If you want a cheap break, don't mind somewhere in need of a little TLC you will enjoy. Salou the resort is quite similar, the surrounding areas all could do with updating. Central salou looks more appealing. There are 3 lovely beaches, one large with no shops/cafÃ©s, one small with one cafe and the main large beach with lots of shops, bars etc and the usual McDonalds & Burger King.More
Jeanette B, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Would just like to say after spending the last week of October what I thought of this hotel Rooms although basic are kept to a very good standard of cleanliness,the hotel throughout is well kept and clean,although some areas are a little tired looking. The food in the restaurant was always hot and plentifull,but as with all AI hotels became a little repetitive at times,all the staff worked extremely well and always pleasant. Entertainment team worked well and everyone seemed to enjoy the nightly shows,bar service was also good and very little time spent queing. Location of the hotel was about 10 mins on foot from the beaches,but the beaches very clean and very nice. Went to a thompson 4*+ for 2 weeks in August and this hotel although only a 3* was as good in all respects,so a big well done to all staff.More
dean g, fleet
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