23 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
"We were told we would get tickets for Benidorm Palace when we booked. When we arrived for our one night stay we were told the offer had changed since we booked and couldn't have the tickets. The food was mediocre. The room was filthy, I stood on three pieces of broken crockery on the floor which was filthy. I was offered a late check out and free lunch as compensation, which I refused as I didn't want to spend a moment longer there!"
- Travel date: Fri 10th of June 2016
fabulous stay....lovely food.
"just got back after our 10 day holiday..just wished we had asked for a lower floor as we were on the 11th floor and although very little noise heard from the bars,the waiting for lifts was frustrating.(and got stuck in it the first day,so after this i took to the stairs. Enrique and staff very nice and welcoming.Couple of reception staff very ignorant..but you will pick these out after a while and just give them back what they give you..ha..but would definitely return to calypso,loved it."
- Travel date: Sat 1st of October 2011
" myself husband and friends are arriving at the beginning of oct, been a few times and its a beautifull hotel would recomend it to anyone, "
- Travel date: Mon 13th of June 2011
1st class hotel
"We have been going to the Calypso for the past 5 years.
Its a lovely friendly hotel.The food is really good with an excellent choice.
We always request the Anexe and the staff have always given us what we have asked.They try to please their customers.
We are going back in June for tweo weeks.There is a lot of return guests so that tells you something."
- Travel date: Tue 12th of April 2011
great hotel,shame about2 reception staff
"just got back from this great hotel,rooms small and bathrooms really tiny,we asked for a room change and got one the next day,i clocked room 309 just emptied so i asked for it was told by reception that room is taken so i told them it was empty in the end i got this room.i found 2 reception staff very rude and not very helpfull but if you exclude them2 people everyone else was very nice and always polite.food was excellent,rooms clean,bar area was very smart,location spot on, would book again and highly recommend,been goin to benidorm since 1970 but this is the one for best food.if they got rid of reception individuals this would then be perfect,enjoy future holiday makers."
- Travel date: Wed 6th of April 2011
no wheel chair access
"there is no wheel chair access to the rooms my husband cant walk as he as only one leg and is in wheel chair permantly and the wheelchair would not go threw the bedroom door or the bathroom door the only wheel chair access was the toilet next to the restaurant ,2lifts were alright and getting into the hotel ,other than that everything else was alright."
- Travel date: Sun 27th of June 2010
The icing on my cake for golden wedding
"Had a wonderful 8 days. Could not fault this hotel. My only gripe was I booked a room over looking the swimming pool which was a mistake. I should have booked a room on the roadside as that was the sunny side. When I go next time that is what I will do."
- Travel date: Tue 2nd of March 2010
"we have stayed at this hotel for the last three years and hope to go again september 2009 cannot fault this hotel food rooms staff and everthing lovely last year there had been renovations to the dining room[the dining room staff are loverly and remembered us from the previous years which was a nice touch] we would recommend this hotel. "
- Travel date: Sat 28th of February 2009
"The Calypso Hotel was closed has undergone a complete refurb at the start of 2008 and it has been a huge improvement and is part of the Sevigroup on of the best chains in Spain.
The rooms now have a new air con system,fridge, and 22'flat screen televisions with English channels. Some of the rooms are in the front of the hoteland can be noisey,the rooms in the annex are slighty larger. The dinningroom has also improved with a brand new buffet counter.The service in the here is really first class with tables being cleared instantly and no waiting for tables.The food is also very good with lots of choice and warm, the is also show cooking,and a huge salad bar.
The location of the hotel cannot be faulted with a 6 minute walk to the beach,10 minute walk to the large Sunday and Wednesday market,and a 5 minutewalk to the main entertainment street,the oldtown is a half hourwalk or the localbus stopis also handy.
The entertainment in the hotel itself is geared towards the older guest, but all hotel entertainment in Benidorm is usually poor as they cannot compete with what is on offer around the bars in the resort.
The only downside of this hotel that it is not really geared towards kids with no kids clubs or entertainers. Would I recommend it YES would I return YES. "
- Travel date: Sun 2nd of November 2008
i think that this hotel is one of the ni...
"i think that this hotel is one of the nicest in benidorm. the rooms and the hotel in general are very clean. the food and dining room is exelent and the staff are very polite i will defonatly be returing."
- Travel date: Fri 22nd of August 2008
Very Classy Hotel
"This hotel is first class - not really for children - there was a mixed age range. The hotel has just completed a full re-furbishment . The rooms have flat screen TV they, are small but nicely furbished and clean. THE FOOD is excelent fresh fish cooked in front of you every day, a buffet choice with so much variety - even CHAMPAGNE - included for breakfast. how anyone could find fault with this hotel they must have been used to the RITZ"
- Travel date: Sun 1st of June 2008
"I have just returned from 5 days in the Calypso hotel. This hotel is very nice for the outside and when you go in you are not disappointed. The room was clean and tidy with a balcony and separate bathroom which was rather small.
The hotel caters very well for older travellers. This is most of the guests. There is entertainment on every night in the hotel. The few times that we were in the hotel the entertainment was ballroom dancing and a magician
The food is ok. A buffet style although not a lot of choice. Some of the food is bland. The deserts are really nice though a lot more choice with those...even just opting for this instead of a main meal!!!
There was some reconstruction going on in the hotel although as we were on the 8th floor (room 810) we did not notice this and you could not hear it from the pool area.
The pool was nice and clean although was a little cold!!! We had no problems getting a sun lounger either no matter when we went to the pool!
We hotel is really nice and I would come back here again."
- Travel date: Thu 29th of May 2008