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Hotel Calipso

3.0 of 5 Viale Alcide de Gasperi 6 | Mazzeo, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

A quick October break for myself and the missus! Great location right across from an excellent beach club (which served superb food). A one euro bus ride to Taormina and was the perfect base to get to Mount Etna and 20 minutes away from Savoca where they filmed the Godfadda!! Very helpful staff. Clean all round and decent breakfast once... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Across the road from the beach this is a good hotel, with spacious rooms, and a good pool. The reception staff were exceptionally helpful when we had some problems with a hire car and repeatedly phoned the hire firm for us. The breakfast was typical continental, with adequate service. This hotel is near restaurants and convenient for Taormina and Etna.

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Rehovot, Israel
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

We were here for three nights as part of our honeymoon, and we really enjoyed Calipso as our base for traveling to Etna and around the Taormina area. The hotel was very clean, very reasonably priced, and we had a room that looked right out onto the pool. The beaches of Mazzeo were peaceful and rather empty in October. Our... More 

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

The hotel itself was very clean and comfortable - what you'd expect for the price. We stayed in a 1st floor room, which comes with a huge balcony overlooking the pool. If the weather had been better we would have definitely made more use of both the balcony and the pool! Same goes for the beach, really. Staff were friendly... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

This a small hotel, with a very friendly staff. There is both a public and a private beach just across the road, nice but not very kid friendly, as the water gets deep really fast. Pool and pool area is clean and tidy. We stayed at the hotel off season and the hotel lies between the cable way to Taormina... More 

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Kingston upon Hull, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

My wife and I spent 10 days at the Calipso. It suited us perfectly but I can imagine that not everyone would want the same as us. So- if you want to be close to a good beach, want a peaceful break, enjoy GREAT local restaurants, insist on spacious accommodation, insist on a sea view or want to be out... More 

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Armagh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Just returned from 7 nights at Hotel Calipso in Taormina. Staff were very kind and professional, and our check in/check out was painless. We stayed in room 302, which is perfect for a couple, and has a balcony overlooking the pool and the beach. Breakfast each morning was plentiful, and the pool area was always clean and tidy. We had... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Very good and peacefully location next to the sea! We had a big, clean room on the 1st floor with a huge balcony and a nice seaview! Our stay here is excellent! The staff is very kind and helpful. But the parking garage of the hotel a bit small. On the weekend is full, and hard to come in-out. However... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

My husband and I stayed in this hotel at the end of May for 8 nights. We were very impressed with it. Hotel is very clean, breakfast was very nice. Right across the road from a lovely beach. Free parking is a great advantage. The wifi is excellent in all areas. Rooms had safe, fridge and v good air conditioning... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

I stayed at this place for 2 nights and had the best stay. The place is quiet, the staff were excellent. Lidia was fantastic and also recommended things and places to see in Tarmina and also in the city. You need to take a bus to town but the bus is very convenient. There are also restaurants near by and... More 

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Address: Viale Alcide de Gasperi 6 | Mazzeo, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Messina > Taormina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Calipso 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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Hotel Calipso Taormina, Sicily
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#2 Best Value Hotel in Taormina
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Taormina
#24 Family Hotel in Taormina

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