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Hotel Calypso
Ranked #4 of 12 Hotels in Ventimiglia
London, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
25 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2013

Great hotel and people, good location close to both beach and station. Was stranded in Ventimiglia after my flight from Nice got cancelled at the last minute due to French air traffic controller strike, spent the night at this hotel, lovely breakfast, really friendly and helpful couple running the hotel, speak excellent English too, went over and above to help me, including printing a new boarding pass for me and serving me breakfast at 6am so I could catch the train to Genoa and my new flight out!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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Thank JenyL126
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Moreno89, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Calypso, responded to this review, October 6, 2013
Thank you for choosing Calypso Hotel. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay at our hotel and managed to catch your flight in the morning! We look forward to welcoming you again.
HC
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  • Location
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Skyros, Greece
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

Spent one night here, in early September, with my family, on the way by car to Toulouse, France.
VERY NICE! Clean and classy. The room was spacious, clean and elegant and featured great beds. The bathroom was big and of a quality you might not expect from a "small" hotel.
And what a breakfast! Everything was fresh and tasty. Overall, a stay to remember and one of the highlights of our trip.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Thimitris
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Moreno89, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Calypso, responded to this review, June 1, 2013
Thank you for having chosen the Hotel Calypso and for this great review on TripAdvisor. We are glad you have enjoyed your stay and it will be our pleasure if you'd like to come back to visit us. Thanks of our best clients like you, we got now the Trip Advisor Certificate of Exellence 2013.
Best regards,
HC
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Hemet, California
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41 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2013

After a long days drive from Barcelona we were done with driving and took the off ramp in Ventimiglia and started looking for a hotel. My wife glanced down a side street and saw the Calypso so we stopped and walked back to the hotel. At the time we just wanted a room but what luck to find a hotel 2 blocks from the beach at a reasonable price and the open market just around the corner. The hotel staff was very helpful and the rooms were OK. Breakfast was sufficient so we had no complaints.

The best was the location which provided an easy walk to town and the beach. We talked with a local resident and he recommended a great family run restaurant just a few minute’s walk from the hotel. We had a very pleasant dinner and all the atmosphere you would expect from a family owned Italian restaurant. If you want to find the restaurant walk across the pedestrian foot bridge at the end of Giardni park and the restaurant is on the other side at the end of bridge.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Lee W
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Moreno89, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Calypso, responded to this review, May 9, 2013
Thank you for having chosen the Hotel Calypso and for this nice review on TripAdvisor. We are glad you have enjoyed your stay and it will be our pleasure if you'd like to come back to visit us. Best regards,
HC
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Melbourne, Australia
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90 reviews
50 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2012

I have written a previous review with more information, so feel free to scroll through and find it.

Not much has changed since my last stay a year ago. This time we stayed for 3 nights and it was like being welcomed back to family.

Apart from the excellent location, friendly staff...the best thing is how clean and affordable it is...and not many choices of properties like this in Ventimiglia. You are literally in the heart of everything.

This stay we were on the 3rd floor, which got very tiring going up and down the stairs. The room instead of a bath, had a shower (which I much preferred) as well as a balcony overlooking the street frontage.
Great to see the door bell has been fixed and not as noisy as previous stays!

The bed is hard and the pillows could be softer, and during summer it is very very hot...but that is to be expected during July.

Just a small tip for travellers. There are NO laundromats in Ventimiglia, only in nearby towns (15mins by car), so if you're planning on doing any washing..it just isn't available in town.

I will continue to stay here whenever I visit the town (yearly) and thank them again for their wonderful service.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Jinxyoz
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Moreno89, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Calypso, responded to this review, December 27, 2012
We are really glad you came back to our hotel and that you appreciated it, again. We are happy about customers like you, because we can always take care of our clients and understand where we can do better. Glad also to see you realized we heard your suggestion about the door bell and the changement done! We wish you a happy new year and we'll wait for your next visit,
HC
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Road Town, British Virgin Islands
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2012

This is an awesome place to stay. It is very close to the train station, the shops, and the sea!!! The breakfast is modest but good enough to make me full. I think, this is a family run hotel, and they are simply great.

The hotel is seem to be well maintained and i love the interiors.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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Thank RommelSofia
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Moreno89, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Calypso, responded to this review, December 27, 2012
Thank you for having chosen the Hotel Calypso and thanks for your review on TripAdvisor. We are really glad you have enjoyed your stay and it will be our pleasure if you'd like to come back to visit us. We wish you a happy new year,
HC
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Stockholm
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2012

We visited Ventimiglia for a week and stayed in this small but rather neat hotel with the most spectacular service and friendliness you could imagine in Italy. Without the staff the hotel would not be what it is. Thank you for a great visit.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank pe8ch
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Moreno89, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Calypso, responded to this review, July 19, 2012
Thank you for having chosen the Hotel Calypso and thanks for your review on TripAdvisor. We are glad you have enjoyed your stay and to hear good things about the our staff. We pay attention to our customers to make their holiday the best possible. Thank you so much and hope to see you again.
HC
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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109 reviews
75 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2012

Small clean hotel, centrally in the city - close to Monaco, cheap and clean hotel.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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Thank OptiCan
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Property: Hotel Calypso
Address: Via Giacomo Matteotti 8, 18039 Ventimiglia, Italy
Location: Italy > Liguria > Italian Riviera > Ventimiglia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 12 Hotels in Ventimiglia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Calypso 2*
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Really close by the Mediterranean sea, next to the town gardens and located in the city centre, Hotel Calypso welcomes you to explore the wonderful Riviera dei Fiori (the Italian riviera specially known for its colourful flowers). On the border between France and Italy, just 30 minutes driving from Nice Airport and only 3 km from the worldwide famous Hanbury Botanical Gardens, Hotel Calypso is inviting you to discover the visit every Friday one of the biggest European markets which take place all around the city and admire the picturesque landscape of the region Liguria. Hotel Calypso will offer you a cozy room to enjoy your delicious buffet breakfast, an american bar, 24hours Free Wi-Fi in all the rooms, free Internet Point Computer, garage (free for your bicycles) and a night porter service. Hospitality, courtesy and cleanness are our moto. The owners will be pleased to offer the most suitable type of room you prefer, all with hairdryers, satellite TV, phone, Free Wi-Fi and ventilators (air-conditioning if available) for all your summer and winter holidays, during the Formula One GP or whenever you wish to visit our magical Riviera. ... more   less 
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