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Calypso Hotel
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Reviewed September 18, 2011

The hotel Calypso is a real jewel in a dump of a town. I stayed there for the night on my way to the Pangalanes Canal. My room had been very tastefully decorated and included a comfortable bed and flat screen TV with BBC World and several other channels. The bathroom was very comfortable with a shaving mirror, good lighting, large tub with lots of hot water and separate shower and loo. Even the door had an alarm on it that sounded if you hadn’t closed it properly! Whoever designed the room had given it a lot of thought and it was very comfortable and tastefully decorated. Unfortunately wifi was only available in the restaurant and hotel lobby. Reception/booking service were very helpful and answered emails promptly. The restaurant was good although the hot foie gras was rather meagre and thin but the zebu steak was good. Breakfast was a buffet and provided the widest choice of my entire trip around Magascar; freshly cooked eggs to order, cereals, delicious natural yoghurt and pastries. I wish I could have stayed longer!

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 12, 2011

New, modern, friendly, good English, spotlessly clean, excellent menu, spa, pool, gym, wifi. In Tamatave you don't want to be on the sea front because of the night revelry, and you don't want to be in the centre of town because of the noise. Calypso is perfectly positioned. Very expensive by Madagascan standards but cheap compared to international business hotels. Without doubt the best hotel in Tamatave.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 31, 2011

This is a port city and from Antananarivo I reached here.I entered the hotel and knew that I will have better experience then Antananarivo Hotel Tomboho.The hotel walls are filled with african craft.In the dinning area one finds this amazing african craft, i never saw it before in my life.The dining area gives a view of road from and as it rains daily, its a wonderful feeling to feel rain while dinning, f one is enthusiastic about rains.Enter the room and one finds big wall mirror(biggest i saw till now), big bath tub in bathroom(biggest till i saw now).The chef made the preparation as I suggested him.So no problem with food as well even though i am fond of Indian cuisine.Overall excellenct experience...will love to stay in the same hotel when in the towm.

Room Tip: Ask for a road view from balcony of room
  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 15, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: August 2017, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 24, 2017
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  • Stayed: July 2017, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 9, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: December 2016, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 9, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: June 2017, traveled solo
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Address: Rue Lieutenant Noel Ambodimanga | BP. 159 - Tamatave 501, Toamasina (Tamatave) 501, Madagascar
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Location: Madagascar > Toamasina Province > Toamasina (Tamatave)
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Toamasina (Tamatave)
Price Range: $109 - $166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Calypso Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 69
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Calypso hotel has 52 guest rooms accessible by elevator (including 04 suites, 02 family rooms and 04 rooms for handicapped person), all air conditioned, equipped with shower and bath and with free wifi access, direct phone and satellite TV.To add the 52 rooms existing, a new building called "Ulysse" is open since 05th of June 2014, with 17 supplementary rooms, including a suite VIP, 70m² to offer more space and luxury to our customers desiring it.They will be served by an independent elevator.The restaurant can receive simultaneously 100 guests in a warm and colorful atmosphere or on the terrace airy and relaxed.The SPA area stretches over 400 m² on levels.Open everyday from 05:45 am to 08:45 pm (opening on Sunday and Holiday at 10:00 am), it will in a quiet atmosphere and a few sessions, classify the tensions and to find a real wellness of body and mind.This privileged place of relaxation and fitness available free of charge at the disposal of the hotel guests, includes a finess area with modern and efficient equipment (presence of a a coach), pool heated to a system of swimming against the current, a Steam room, massage room or beauty care.The reception-conference space in "Ulysse" building includes a large room of 250m² and two smaller rooms on the mezzanine. It will be set of all necessary technical equipment meet the needs of the customers.This space will have a self-contained kitchen and therefore will grant to all types of events (seminar, small meeting, cocktail, dinner, lunch or dinner served at table or formula buffet, festive evening, exposure ...) For personalized service and maximum performance. ... more   less 
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