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“Elegant, Clean and Excellent views”
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Calypso Hotel
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Marsalforn
Certificate of Excellence
Island of Malta, Malta
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34 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Elegant, Clean and Excellent views”
Reviewed July 2, 2014

Clean, Elegant spacious rooms and excellent views. The pool is situated on the roof of this hotel which is somewhat small but this is compensated with the superb views of Marsalforn Bay. Howevver, the bay is only a 50m away from the Hotel entrance. Many good restaurants in the area.

Room Tip: Sea Front Room is ideal
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 2, 2014

we stayed for 4 days in june 2014 - the room was a real disappointment with shabby outdated fittings and fixtures, the bathroom was tiny and the taps corroded. The small balcony did provide a view of the bay but did not have enough room to have a table on.
No tea or coffee making facilities, poor wi-fi connection and bedding that was just awful.
Some of the staff tried hard but unfortunately the Chef was not one of them. Breakfast was average at best and the evening meal was terrible - on one night the main course was inedible, when I complained to the waiter he said thank you and would I want a dessert!!!
The pool is pathetic and dirty with a scum around the edge and dead flies on the surface.
No way will I return here.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Banbury, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 22, 2014

Having just spent a lovely week at this hotel we would recommend paying the extra for the sea view it is well worth it. The hotel is small, clean and very friendly. We were on a B & B basis and the breakfast was very good. There are a good selection of restaurants within a short distance and we thoroughly recommend the Arzella (turn right out of the hotel), a terraced restaurant overlooking the harbour.

Room Tip: Pay extra for sea view room.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed June 20, 2014

20th June 2014. As returning guests (20 visits) to the Calypso Hotel we are very pleased to see it return to an excellent 4 star hotel, all down to the new manager.
In 2 months he has put right many points that had slipped over the last 4 or 5 years and we are looking forward to seeing more of what is promised.
Some points may seem trivial but overall it is what makes the star ratings what they are. There are new mattresses and towels, sun beds have been maintained, out door furniture has been varnished, kettle in the room ( although check, this may only apply to on- line bookings and long stay guests otherwise there may be a small charge) and the menu variation and quality of food used has improved enormously. The heavy sun umbrellas are now put out by the maintenance staff and the roof top pool area is always clean.
I could go on........... instead come see for yourself this unspoilt resort.
The staff have always been brilliant but this year they all seem more motivated and willing to do anything to make EVERYONES stay perfect.
We still have over 2 weeks stay left but I'm thinking of when we can fit a visit in next year.

Room Tip: The rooms all have the same fittings and are similar in size it's just the view. If you are outs...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 19, 2014

We have just returned from Gozo its a beautiful island the people are really helpful with directions. We stayed at the Calypso,we had a sea view room for the most part the hotel is lovely just a few cosmetic things need doing but it didn"t put a dampner on our holiday, however be warned the pool is really cold and very salty but we still used it most days. The food is great and the breakfast staff were lovely.The scenic views are breathtaking.So all in all apart from a little t.l.c. needed at the hotel which we would go back to we had a fantastic holiday.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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Earl Shilton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 15, 2014

We have been to the Maltese Islands at least once a year since 1999, and have stayed at many hotels on all three inhabited Islands. This is the second time we have stayed at the Calypso and found it much as we did the first time of staying, a very good hotel. As other reviewers have said we saw a lot of familiar faces among the staff ( a good thing, which means they are happy to work there) and breakfast was fantastic. The rooms are of a good standard, with plenty of room, good aircon and ceiling fans. The showers are good and powerful, and general housekeeping very good. The manager is a very aproachable man who likes his guests to be happy. On the subject of staff, everyone was very friendly and helpful, and they must have the patience of saints, having heard some of the barmy complaints that people made ( one person wanted his room changed because the sun woke them up early). If you want a good holiday at a very good hotel, on a beautiful island, The Calypso will take some beating.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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britain
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93 reviews
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Reviewed June 13, 2014

I gave the hotel a below average rating because on average the great and the bad things didn't cancel each other out. The good thing about the hotel is the size of the room we had and the view was spectacular. We also really enjoyed breakfast which was a great way to start the day and the kitchen and waiting staff were excellent. However, despite booking a double room they gave us a twin room for our first night and this couldn't be changed for over a day. The reception was very condescending and were very unhelpful in trying to sort this out. On the final day the housekeeping knocked on our door and came into our room while we were sleeping. After asking what was wrong they told us to not worry that they would only be a few minutes... this was absolutely ridiculous thing to do and so early. They then came back 10 minutes later asking if they could clean the room. No that wasn't good enough. The staff (barring catering) let the hotel down but its location is good and the view is nice. Would try another hotel next time.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: Calypso Hotel
Address: Marina Street | Marsalforn Bay, Marsalforn, Island of Gozo MFN 1104, Malta
Location: Malta > Island of Gozo > Marsalforn
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Marsalforn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Calypso Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 100
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Calypso Hotel Marsalforn
Calypso Hotel Gozo
Calypso Hotel Island Of Gozo/Marsalforn, Malta

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