Although all hotels charge more at Christmas and New Year, we managed to book this hotel for two couples at what I considered a reasonable price. We used Booking.Com and arranged our own flights. The cheapest flight was by British Airways, so I thought, but we ended up on Iberian Airways, which was taken over by BA a little time ago. Although many of the staff were BA the difference in flights was very noticeable. The staff at the airport confirmed that our tickets included drinks and snacks, but this was NOT the case, and the choice of food was poor to very poor.
I also arrange transfers which were excellent, and arrival at the hotel was also excellent. I had notified the hotel when booking that I wanted a South West facing room, but yet again (this happens a lot to me whichever booking system I use) the hotel either did not note this request, or simply take no notice. However despite facing the EAST it was a good, clean and functional room. I immediately informed the reception concerning by original request and they promised to offer me an alternative once they had one available, bearing in mind we are talking Christmastime. One of the main reasons for independant booking is because most or all of the package deals do not offer location of rooms.
The hotel is very good. The cleanliness, service and staff are very good, and for this level of hotel the food also earns good marks. The evening entertainment is acceptable, but as in many many hotels the line dancers and sequin ballroom dancers tend to hog the floor until later on in the evening. The drinks prices are very reasonable, with two for one most of the time, and served by friendly staff. Because of the location, you are spoilt for choice if you prefer the night club type pubs, which vary from pretty good, to not so good. Benedorm is a really good resort if you want a budget type holiday, and it does really have everything, and in the main is well maintained. If anyone can show me any other resort in the WORLD where you can get a SERVED good coffee with either brandy or liquer for around 1.5 euros then please do so. In the middle of winter, with sunshine most of the time only the Canaries come near to this. My only critical comment is that the hotel might think about providing more glass covered area for enjoying the sunshine in the day without the sometimes cool breeze, but I am nitpicking and overall my congratulations to the staff of the Servigroup Calypso for working very hard to provide us with an enjoyable week.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hotel Servigroup Calypso is located 300 m. From Levante Beach in Benidorm.Facilities and services:Modern building with an elegant and attractive entrance.Large sun terrace with swimming pool for adults and children, sunbeds and parasols. Bar-terrace and garden area. Spacious and comfortable bar-lounge in the main building and lounge-bar "Gaudi" in the swimming pool area. Games room.Entertainment programme and disco music at night. Children's playground.Free wifi connection throughout the hotel, including outoor areas.Internet area at reception area (supplement).Hotel-owned covered parking spaces (supplement): 105Rooms296 rooms with every comfort: air conditioning and heating by fan coil system, bathroom, balcony, direct dial telephone, LCD TV, mini fridge, safe (supplement) and intelligent locking system.The flat screen TVs provide a new digital system with 60 national and international channels and 15 music channels.Restaurant:Restaurant with buffet service and show cooking. A selected and varied assortment of dishes including themed dishes, vegetarian choices and delicious desserts. Special celiac menu available on request. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Servigroup Calypso Hotel Benidorm
- Servigroup Calypso Benidorm