The Hotel Calypso is situated at the head of Marsalforn Bay, with stunning sea views. We stayed here for 8 nights on a bed and breakfast basis.
Check in was smooth and the reception staff were friendly and efficient.
Our room was on the 5th floor, and had fantastic sea views. The room was decorated in neutral grey tones and, combined with the soft blue bed covers, had a tranquil feel.
The room consisted of 2 single beds to form a double bed, we also had an extra single bed as we were travelling with our 4 year old daughter. The room had two large wardrobes and plenty of drawers - lots of storage space although not that many coat hangers. A safety deposit box was available for 7 euros for the week plus 7 euros returnable deposit.
There was a small round table with two chairs, a dressing table, a tall cupboard containing the TV (lots of channels but only two English speaking channels - BBC World News and Nickolodeon) and a mini bar (didn't use this but seemed reasonably priced).
The bathroom was small but clean and modern. It consisted of a toilet, sink with mirror, shelves for toiletries (including complimentary shampoo, shower/bath gel, soaps and shower cap), a bath and an over bath shower, shaver point and a hairdryer. There are full length mirrors in both the room and the bathroom.
Our balcony had 2 plastic chairs and it was very nice to sit out on after an evening out.
All rooms have free wi-fi connection which I found very useful.
There is a salt water roof top pool. It is not very big but is nice enough for a dip to cool off. The pool bar was not open in May. I imagine it would be open in peak season though.
In the reception area there were lots of sofas and tables, two PCs with internet connection (small charge) – although these were not working during our stay.
The hotel itself is very quiet and elegant. There is no entertainment to speak of however, and no children’s activities. It is very much aimed at couples who want a relaxing holiday.
On the first floor is the La Perla restaurant. This is where our breakfast was served. The breakfasts were fantastic. Delicious scrambled eggs, sautéed potatoes, bacon, sausages and an omelette station. There were also cereals, breads, cold meats, yogurts, pastries and several different juices, as well as tea and coffee. It really was a great start to the day.
On one evening we paid 11.95 euros each extra and had 3 course evening meal in the hotel. This was in the Luce D’oro restaurant on the 6th floor. The meal was delicious and such good value for money.
On the ground floor of the hotel are two more restaurants – one Italian and one Chinese, but we did not eat at either of these so I cannot comment on the food there. There is also a ‘Caffino’ which serves drinks and snacks. Try the cakes here, they are to die for!
We really enjoyed the resort of Marsalforn, lots of restaurants to choose from and we never had a bad meal. The people are very friendly too.
The resort seemed quiet during the week, but livened up at the weekends when families from Malta came over to Gozo.
Gozo is a great location for a couple wishing to get away from it all, or those who have a keen interest in diving as there were lots of diving schools and great diving sites. It’s not for those who are looking for a lively nightlife, or for those with young children who are used to kid clubs to entertain the little ones. There didn’t seem to be anything like that on the island.
We really enjoyed ourselves though, it was something a little different to where we usually go, and we would definitely return.
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- Also Known As:
- Calypso Hotel Marsalforn
- Calypso Hotel Gozo
- Calypso Hotel Island Of Gozo/Marsalforn, Malta