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“Adequate not special”
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Calypso Hotel
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Marsalforn
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 8 October 2013

I stayed here for 11 nights from 6th September 13 on bed and breakfast board basis. Things started on a low when I was given room 326, an inland view room. I opened the curtains to be faced with an unoccupied building across a narrow road along which the bin wagons travelled. The balcony was inadequate in that it was about half the standard width and no chair/table. I took an upholstered chair outside and turned sideways it just fit. Travelling alone I like to sit and read on the balcony after dinner. Staff were unhelpful telling me there were no other rooms available. The Thomson rep got me a change within minutes of telling her my disappointment. I got a Bay view room for an extra 8 euros a night, the balcony was spacious and furnished, the view was lovely, and the room 50% bigger, that was 407. I guess rooms -11/-19s would be the sea view rooms. Inland view suggests view of pool or hills not a back alley, the hotel doesn't have any outdoor areas other than a tiny pool and the bar both on
the roof.

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Reviewed 8 October 2013

We had three nights in this hotel as a part of a Cosmos holiday. It was delightful. We found Marsalform to be a really nice harbour and with the benefit of a sea view there was always something to see from our balcony. It was just a few yards to the sea where there was safe swimming.

The staff were efficient rather than welcoming. The dining room was lovely with a pleasant outlook over the harbour and it was really nice to have table service rather than a buffet.

The pool was lovely and the bar on the roof was a great place for a before dinner drink with excellent views.

Room Tip: Get a sea view rather than a bay view room, it IS worth it!
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1  Thank AR-CH-JMR
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Reviewed 1 October 2013

Great hotel good location very pleasant and helpful staff will return for longer . Beds are on the hard side but are acceptable. Meals are good and staff excellent. We only stayed three days but should have been at least seven.

Room Tip: Take the sea view option its worth the money
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2  Thank Alan S
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Reviewed 27 September 2013 via mobile

:-) this was our second visit and again enjoyed the hotel and facilities. Its a shame there isn't more competition in the resort as things looked a little dated compared to last year. The bedroom furnishings are looking old and the sunbathing area was a little shabby

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Reviewed 27 September 2013

We stayed for 7 days and loved it. the position is excellent with great restaurants on the doorstep and along the bay. The room we stayed in had a great view of the bay and was spacious, clean and well serviced. We heard some people complaining about their room having no view and being small but you can ask for a sea/bay view when booking so I reckon they were just professional complainers! If like us scuba diving is your bag, it's well situated for most dive centres as well, all within a short walk. You really couldn't go wrong here. One more thing. spent the night with the window open. It's so peaceful in the bay I didn't get woken once by noise from traffic, people or pretty much anything else. Apart from other residents slamming room doors at 6am!!

Room Tip: Booking a bay/sea view room is a must.
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3  Thank Cupholderboy
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Reviewed 24 September 2013

My only negative comment would be that there are no tea or coffee making facilities in the rooms. The hotel is definitely a 5 star in my opinion but only rated 4 star. The staff are friendly and helpful, courteous and the facilities offered are great. I would not hesitate to recommend and will be going back.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Marian1951
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Reviewed 24 September 2013

Hotel's position is amazing and views over bay really great. Room was mostly clean but old leak from toilet had left stains in corner of bathroom. Tried breakfast twice as the first day day we were late down and everything tasted tired but day two still tasted tired at eight. Coffee cheap and I notice that one of the other guests brought her own tea. Orange juice was not even as good as orange squash! After saying all that I would stay again, if I had the right room and I did not eat in. Lots of great places to eat nearby.

Room Tip: Overlook bay or sea not the dustbins.
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Additional Information about Calypso Hotel

Address: Marina Street | Marsalforn Bay, Marsalforn, Island of Gozo MFN 1104, Malta
Region: Malta > Island of Gozo > Marsalforn
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Marsalforn
Price Range: £53 - £140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Calypso Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 100
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Also Known As:
Calypso Hotel Marsalforn
Calypso Hotel Gozo
Calypso Hotel Island Of Gozo, Malta - Marsalforn

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