Calypso Beach Hotel - All Inclusive4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
I’ve visited the calypso hotel 3 times, and each time gets better and better. The facilities, the food, the rooms, the staff and the views are completely 5 star. The breakfast at the calypso is gorgeous. The best pastry selection, the most delicious scrambled eggs I’ve ever tasted, and everything else Is Just spot on. Lunch and dinner in the restaurant is also amazing. Always plenty of choice, hot food and mostly delicious. The pool side snacks are great, they have their very own crepe bar and the crepes are to die for. The pool at the calypso is big, fresh And clean. With a slide to enjoy too! There is a lovely beach directly outside the calypso hotel. The only complaint I have (with is completely nature based) is that the entrance to the sea is very pebbly and it hurts your feet getting in and out, so I’d suggest buying sea shoes. But the beach it’s self is lovely and the water is stunningly clear and fresh. The staff at the calypso hotel are amazing. Nothing is too much for them, and they can never assist you enough. The general manager Spyros is a lovely gentleman and his customer service skills are just great. And the restaurant manager Nikos is the kindest, happiest gentleman. Who dresses perfectly smart every day. All the staff are always friendly and smiley. The rooms here are lovely and clean, comfy beds and amazing views upon request. The resort is a 5 minute drive from the centre of falaraki where there is lots of bars and restaurants to chose from to suit all ages. I will stay here over and over again throughout my life. And would highly recommend this resort.
Just got home from this lovely hotel Very clean ,lovely staff, great facilities And right on beach . Free pedlos Canoeing Tennis Volleyball, Really could do with tea coffee making facilities in room , One thing that wasn’t very nice First day on the beach, the beach man with glasses ,was so rude he came over and started saying you English are all the same leaving your fag butts and dirty nappies everywhere , we couldn’t believe it how rude he was, it shocked us all and on last day he came over saying have respect for beach , for a start we never left any rubbish on the beach and personally I hate people that leave rubbish it’s one of my bug bears, we had no children with us so god know why he was saying about nappy’s , iv never known anything like it . He also said don’t go telling reception about him having a go at us . For your information not every race is the same not all English leave rubbish not all Germans take all the sun beds first , don’t judge everyone the same . One last thing all the bars and restaurants Down the road are closed or closing at end of October .
Flew with Jet2 first drop off at hotel which took 20mins.Booked a garden view room which mountain and main road rather than a garden !! if you get the chance to upgrade to beach view then do so as worth it.Hotel classified as 4 stars would say it's a 3 star with 5 star staff.Hotel location ace 5 euros to Falaraki in a taxi or 20min leisurely stroll along beach.Food excellent plenty of variety + not too much repetition.Cant fault this hotel the only downside we encountered was the other guests,it's predominately 90% German OAPs who we had a few issues with lack of manners, politeness,queue jumping + staring.We did meet other younger Germans + families that were sociable, polite and had no arrogance of attitude about them .We would definitely return to this hotel if we could guarantee a good mix of nationalities.
Excellent hotel with great staff,food,amenities. German guests are mainly Rude,as in stare alot at you to the point irs blatant, and as for manners very rude in openning doors ,queuing,you might aswell be dirt on the bottom of thier shoe. Ive been allover. Turkey.canairies,spain,to say the least and never experienced behaviour like this. It hasnt spoilt my holidays but it is a German hotel more than anything else.
We visited as a young couple, out of season in October 2018. We arrived in the early hours of the morning and the hotel's appearance was amazing! Beautiful blue lights and by far the best looking hotel in the area! The food was great, with different themes each night. As a fussy eater, I managed to find something to eat each night, although sometimes it was repetitive. However, my partner (not a fussy eater) found the variety great and was grateful for the all inclusive second visits to the buffet! The snack bar was open almost all day so we never got hungry, and the crepe lady was absolutely amazing. All of the staff worked hard to remember our faces and remember our frequent orders were! It made the experience feel so welcoming and friendly. The drinks menu was also very varied and you would never go thirsty! It is recommended that guests show their room card to get served, but we were only asked once and this was in the snack bar. The weather in Rhodes during our stay in October was amazing during the day, with 26 degrees. During the night it was a bit chillier, needing a small cardigan, but still very nice. I would recommend during this time to bring a couple of cardigans with you! Also, as a guest you are entitled to have a visit to the A La Carte restaurant which requires long trousers! One thing to point out, especially of you are travelling with children, this hotel allows smoking (only outside) and I found that it was hard to get away from. The spa gives a free 15 minute face scrub which I would recommend (and the hotel does too) to book within the first few days of your visit, I didn't and they didn't let me book :( When we arrived at the hotel, we were given the option to upgrade from a 1st floor land view room to a 5th floor sea view room, which was one of the best decisions we made! We also heard from another guest that floor H was not great at all, and we went to see one of the rooms and it didn't even have a balcony! so if you get the opportunity to upgrade, take it!! But the room we got in the end was fantastic, a safe was included and so was a mini fridge which was stocked up on our first night, but that was all we got. The rooms were cleaned every day and bath towels were changed every day, unless you have your room on do not disturb. The entertainment was all music related but started at around 9:15 each night, and by that time we were mostly exhausted, so didn't stay for much of it. Which brings me to my next point... The majority of the guests in the hotel (when we stayed) were German, so there was a lot of communication barriers which I found segregated us from the rest of the guests. But this did not impact our holiday negatively at all. Only, the staff spoke to us in German and it was a little awkward to then say that we don't understand haha. Now onto the thing that everyone wants to know... the sun lounger situation! Baring in mind that we went out of season in October, we always managed to found a sun lounger (pool and beach!), no matter how late we woke up. You aren't allowed to reserve before 7am and as far as I knew, the staff were quite strict on this! We found the pool to be very cold so we only went in there once... but the pool is quite good sized and spread out! The shop also has some cheap lilo's and inflatables! The beach was amazing, not too stoney at all and amazing to snorkel in. The area of the hotel was absolutely amazing. You can hire a bike to cycle into Rhodes or the other way to Faliraki. We frequently walked into Faliraki town, past local shops and many activities to do, including: bowling, a scare maze, an aquarium (very highly recommended - more on that later), clubs and a water park! (Also not far was the MacDonald's, if that interests you as much as it did us, haha!) We booked with On The Beach, so no excursions were included but we looked around online and found perfect excursions and trips for us to do. We recommend 'Half Price Tours' - specifically the boat trip to Lindos (Although be warned that it is 2hrs and 30minute on the boat there and then again on the way back! And only an hour in a car, so if boats are not for you, I'd recommend a taxi!). Also through Half Price Tours we booked a segway tour through old Rhodes town, which I cannot recommend enough, it was absolutely amazing and as we went out of season, we had a private tour and therefore we were able to do a lot more and go at our own speed (our tour guide - George was absolutely amazing too and made the trip so unique and special!). We also booked onto a scuba dive with them, which was great value and an amazing experience! We also went to the Faliraki aquarium down the road which was just 5 euros per person, small tanks but I would say enough space for them to swim in. The man was very kind and allowed me to touch an octopus (my favourite animal!) and a sting ray and a baby shark. These animals were rescued from fishermen and are put back in the sea when the season ends, so is very ethical. Also, down the beach from the hotel, was a rental boat service, which allowed us to take a small boat (licence free and on our own) to the nearby bays to snorkel and just have a great experience! Well worth the money! The last place that we recommend is just outside the hotel, on the beach, was a boat stop, which takes you on a boat tour round the bays, but has a glass bottom so you see all the amazing drops in the ocean and the fish! Definitely recommended, for only 16.50 Euros! And if you're still reading after this essay, thank you! And I hope you have a great trip if it's booked!
The Hotel is a great place to stay with an extensive offer of food and beverages, a very nice garden and beach in front and some of the most friendly staff I ever met. By that, it sounds like a 5Star rating and it would be if we wouldn't be travelling with a toddler of 18months. Unfortunately, all seeview rooms thats really offer a great look are also facing the show area. So Every night from 9pm zu 11pm, the night's entertainment makes it impossible to find some peace in the room. Inside the room it's as loud as having people loudly talking. On the balcony you really need to shout to communicate So while I consider this place as a great for anyone old enough to stay up beyond 11km (and especially enjoy the all-inclusive drinks), I cannot recommend this place for anyone travelling with shall kids. So only 3Stars from this perspective.
Defo would recommend this hotel and would love to go back there. We were there as we got married in Kallithea Springs (highly recommend visiting it’s beautiful). The hotel was brilliant, the rooms lovely and clean, good pools and the staff couldn’t be faulted. Stavros and panos behind the hotel bar were particularly great really making us and our family feel welcome. The animation team were friendly and got everyone involved, want to give a shout out to the guy that runs the aqua polo (can’t quite remember his name) but he was so helpful and never failed to aknowledge we were there. You can tell they cared about making it a good holiday for everyone. The crepes are amazing, the woman who makes them works hard she is constantly making them all day long as they are really popular. Sometimes that meant there were large queues but they were worth the wait. The food in the restaurant was lovely I’m a fussy eater and there wasn’t a night that I couldn’t eat there. We did venture into faliraki a couple of nights and a restaurant I recommend is Opera steak house. All in all an excellent holiday in a hotel I couldn’t be happier with. Thank you Calypso Beach And all the staff.
We are a family of 2 adults, one teenager and a 12 year old and visited in August. First impressions were that the hotel looks far nicer than the brochures/website - its immaculately clean, has a fantastic pool and is right on the beach. Food is excellent and varied offering themed nights, ie fish night, italian night etc. I'm a veggie and always found a good variety of dishes, all freshly cooked and hygiene is taken very seriously. Table cloths are constantly changed between each party, anti-bac gel in all restaurants etc. Staff are extremely professional and cannot do enough for you but friendly at the same time. The a la carte is superb, a good variety of quality dishes. Entertainment is varied - Greek night with BBQ was outstanding but other good acts included acrobatic/balance act, Jersey Boys, Abba night, local greek type singing. If you prefer something a bit more lively and modern, Failiraki has nightclubs etc. Rooms are on the small side but adequate and cleaned daily. Beach towels are changed Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays. Free safe in room - wifi is okay but works fine in the reception/lobby area. Pool is great - there's also a kids pool. Free pedaloes and kayaks on the beach - it was a bit windy for a couple of days that we were there so they weren't available for safety reasons. The beach is lovely - miles of sand, slightly stony when entering the water but you can walk out reasonably far within your depth as an adult. The clientele is mostly German with some Dutch people and a few Russians/Eastern Europeans - this didn't bother us and we found them to be more respectful than holidays in previous years where Brits get drunk/shout at their kids etc. They put us to shame and are generally really pleasant. The sun beds have been an issue to some people but we never struggled to get one either by the pool or on the beach - perhaps we were lucky. Yes people do reserve them early but I think in fairness other nationalities tend to get up earlier than Brits. I'd recommend this hotel and would love to return one day.
Visited here with my two teenagers and we stayed in the most beautiful hotel with such warm and friendly staff. All inclusive made our meals much easier and the choices were varied and tasty! Al a carte night was especially memorable and the entertainment team work so very hard along with the good priced excursions we took to the bays, Lindos & the old town our time was filled with lots to do and fun for all!
We have just had a lovely week at the calypso beach hotel. Elvira the pancake lady was excellent, Christo and Irene in the main restaurant were fantastic very tentative. Food was good always fresh and lots of choice. It’s lovely being right on the beach the sand was boiling hot and the sea was stoney so beach shoes would be a good idea. The sea was quite deep when you weren’t far out. Water sports were good we hired a pedlo and kayak all which were included. Hotel was nice staff friendly evening entertainment was a bit hit and miss. We never got a sunbed around the pool before 4pm goodness knows what time people get up to reserve even though hotel states you can’t reserve before 7am?? I was up around 715 and they were all gone!!! I think the hotel should address this issue. Also the amount of plastic cups that are used is unbelievable...maybe use reusable ones???
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
Calypso Beach Hotel - All Inclusive is a short distance from popular attractions such as Anthony Quinn Bay and Faliraki Beach. This 323-room, 4-star property welcomes business and leisure travelers with 2 outdoor pools, a full-service spa, and 2 restaurants.
This property is home to 2 onsite restaurants, perfect for a quick bite to eat.
Guests can expect to find free WiFi and 32-inch an LED TV with satellite channels. The pillowtop bed provides a full night's sleep and the bathroom offers hair dryers. Other standard amenities include a furnished balcony, a refrigerator, and a safe.
Guests of Calypso Beach Hotel - All Inclusive have access to a full-service spa, 2 outdoor pools, and a children's pool. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 35 per vehicle one way. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with concierge services, luggage storage, and dry cleaning/laundry. Other amenities at this all-inclusive property include a fitness center, an outdoor tennis court, and free WiFi in public areas.
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87.0% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 596 reviews