15 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
"Myself and my wife have just returned from the Calypso. The hotel is as good as any 5 star hotel in the main European cities, the rooms clean and superbly decorated. We opted for half board and must say it was a bargain. The breakfasts were excellent, not only in the breadth of choice but in the quality of the foods on offer: the evening meals followed a fixed menu buit with enough choice to satisfy fish and meat lovers and vegetarians. The food would by no meansd be disgraced in a top French restaurant where you would pay considerably more than the Calypso charges. The downside could be if you are holidaying with children . They would probably not be impressed with the sophisticated cuisine. However, there are a number of restaurants within a few minutes walk from the hotel and these will, undoubtedly, cater for all tastes. As an added bonus, the restaurant staff are very helpful and friendly. The receptionists are competent and helpful enough buit could make a lttle more effort to copme across as friendly to guests.
The beach is small and nothing to write home about. The sundeck at the hotel has plenty of sunloungers, though, a bar for drinks and food, and a swimming pool which is entirely adequate.
If it's excitement that you desire then Marsalforn and the Calypso are probably not for you.But, if you relish serenity then this will definiotely suit. You would be hard-pushed to find better value for money than this fine hotel."
- Travel date: Sat 3rd of June 2006
Lovely Stay at Calypso
"Stayed at Calypso last week and had a lovely time. Husband and I were looking for a relaxing break in the sun and that was exactly what we got. Rooms were very clean and comfortable - maids kept them spotless. Breakfast was great - good continental selection and also hot food. Staff were extremely friendly.
Gozo is a quiet island but the people are friendly. We were only B&B at the hotel so ate out the rest of the time. The food everywhere we ate was excellent. Particularly good Il Trattoria, Dragon Chinese, Gate of India, Chez Amand, Pierre's and Il Kartell in Marsalform. For a special evening try Ta Frenc on the road out of Marsalforn to Victoria - Steaks and the like cooked at your table in a beautiful converted 17th Century Farmhouse. Caffino at the hotel is also a good place for drinks coffee and delicious cakes.
Good idea to hire a car and explore a bit more. Ramla Bay is a lovely sand dune beach. Xlendi Bay is also lovely."
- Travel date: Wed 12th of April 2006
"We paid half board but stayed in the appartments because we have children and the accommodation suited us better than the hotel. When we first arrived I felt disappointed, from the outside they look shabby and the stairs leading up to the appartment leave a lot to be desired. However, one could not complain about the wonderful view from the balcony, lounge and main bedroom....fantastic!
Our rep was next to useless (Belleair) and I suggest taking a hairdryer, since despite being assured before leaving uk there wasn't one in the appartment and George, the rep, didn't see it as his problem!!!! As for the food in the hotel - perfect!
Anyone going diving - I recommend the Calypso Diving School, Excellent, helpful and good equipment."
- Travel date: Sun 15th of August 2004