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Calypso Resort
Ranked #19 of 98 Bohol Island B&B and Inns
Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
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“calypso hotel bohol”
Reviewed 30 December 2012

This hotel is a culturel area. You can learn german, scwitzerdutch, diving and billiard. Billiard and diving are taught by a diving master who is also a billiard teacher. When you play billiard with the teacher, it is better to loose the match when the teacher has drunk too many german biers.. You will avoid a diplomatic incident with Germany.
Congratulations
We will come again

Patrick Aloa
Stevan Surenia
Peter Susy

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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
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Koh Tao, Thailand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2012

This resort isn't a 5-star, but it's excellent for what you pay for. Alona Beach is quite packed with tourists and extremely expensive hotels; Calypso is a bit away from that area so it's nice and quiet, even though you need to walk a bit or take a tricycle if you want to go to the beach area. We walked in without a reservation and they only had one room which was available for only one night; we took it as we were not wanting to wander around that day looking for accommodations. The room was quite nice; clean, good condition of the bed and furniture. They also have a restaurant/bar with a pool table. As a bonus with your room, you get to use one of their motorbikes for free. We started out on the bike, but turned around as the chain was "knocking" and we didn't want to have it break down on us. Unfortunately, they didn't have any extras as they were booked full. We never even mentioned the word "discount" to the owner (a very nice German man) - he just immediately gave us a 50% discount on our room. The next day we decided to go find a place in Tagbiliran (the city area) which is about a 30 minute van ride away. As we were walking to a more busy road in search of a tricycle, the owner drove by (he was bringing the motorbike we used to a repair shop) and offered to give us a ride for free to the city.
If you don't mind being a bit away from the crowds on Alona Beach, and don't mind being a 30 minute drive (by car or motorbike, probably 45 minutes or more by tricycle) from Tagbiliran (on the main island of Bohol), this is a great spot.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Nashville, TN
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2012

Let's get this straight: Alona Beach is a huge letdown. The beachfront is filled with tourist-trap restaurants (all serving the exact same crappy, overpriced Western food), expensive resorts/hotels, and more touts than there is acceptable beach space; it is lousy if you want to stretch out and relax. Unless you pay a premium to stay at a high-end resort, the limited swath of beach between all the buildings and the ocean is often covered in seaweed and detritus, and the shallow water is filled with slippery and jagged rocks, making swimming unpleasant too. It only took my husband and me one night there to realize it wasn't going to offer us the tranquil beach vacation we had been hoping for and we decided to explore other options.

We are so happy we found Calypso Resort, which is only about 4 km away from the main Alona drag. With the free motorcycle that is included in the price of the room, it's easy to head to that area for meals, or to head northward to some of the nicer beaches where you can actually swim and lounge. Or better yet, take a tour of Bohol's main island and do a self-guided tour of the big sights like the tarsiers and the Chocolate Hills! This was one of our highlights of our time on the island, and was far more fun then paying 3000PHP to have a car take us from place to place. For us Calypso offered us a much-needed reprieve from Alona, but was still extremely convenient, and we really appreciated having a set of wheels to get from place to place so that we could explore. For 770PHP, I think you would be hard pressed to find a better deal for accommodation AND transportation.

As for the resort itself, it was undergoing some renovations when we stayed there, but we did not have any of the issues other guests mentioned. The staff were friendly and very helpful, as was the owner, Andy, who gave us plenty of advice and suggestions for places to visit and stay during the rest of our time in the Philippines. The resort is a 3 minute walk from a stretch of beach, that while not amazing for sunbathing or swimming, is nice enough to poke around and do some exploring. If you want to swim, jump into the pool, which is very nice! Our room was large and spacious, and as it was situated above the restaurant/bar area, had excellent views and a great breeze so it wasn't damp or dark or musty. The bathroom was clean and the shower had fresh water. We were extremely happy with the room, experienced no bug issues of any kind, and slept great. I could see it potentially being noisy during peak season, but if you happen to visit during low season, it is the best room at the resort. Also, the resident dog, Lumpy, was so playful and sweet and we had a great time carousing with him!

We stayed 5 nights at Calypso and were very happy here. The price was reasonable, the staff friendly and accommodating (they allowed us to check in at 10 am, no problem), and we were very comfortable for our entire stay. If we ever head back to Panglao Island, we would happily stay here again.

Room Tip: If traveling during low season, try to get the room above the restaurant/bar. It is huge, gets a gre...
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2012

The room would have been good if it had not had such a big problem with termites. We woke up each day thinking we were sleeping in sand, we were actually sleeping in chewed up wood that the termites had eaten!
The food was good but the staff have lost their enthusiasm for the customers, no smiles and pretty unhelpful.
Unless you have your driving licence and can make use of a motor cycle this is not the place for you. It's a long way from the action of Alona.
We moved to the excellent Citadel Alona - which was a world of difference. Now this one I can recommend!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2012

It was Friday morning, when we entered the Calypso Resort we were all amazed with it's natural beauty. We were greeted by the curve smiles of the people there. They treated us very well and they are so hospitable. after we had checked in, a young girl ushered us into our room and mind us, our room is so elegant! It has a simple design ,yet, as what i have told you it is elegant. we made a little rest, then my friends and I took a bike. we were all glad as we travel the beautiful place of Bohol. we went back to Calypso Resort wearing smiles and bringing the enjoyment of adventuring Bohol.we also enjoy diving as well as swimming in the pool every night. our stay at Calypso was truly worth remembering and we only wish we could be there again. it was one of the awesome places we had stayed.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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Bohol Island, Philippines
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2012

we came a day before to book in a supposedly spacious and newer oroom. we dealed directly with the owner, whom looked very nice and helpfull. we just came here for the free bike. thinking it was a sweet deal, BUT.....
the next morning, we arrive and ask if we can leave our bags as check in time is 2PM. a young girl in the kitchen making breakfast. tries to find our name in the booking list, but was not able to find our booking there. Unfortunately, they had a room available and so we checked in.
we move in a big dirty room, that is not new like we were told. We arent very fussy so we just put our stuff down and take the bike. i get on and try to start it ..... nothing with the starter, ok ill try the kick start then...... noting, ok... i look for a startermotor.... find it, the cable is snapped. so i go back to reception and ask for an other bike.
i get another bike that start straight away. here we go !!!
after 100m i have to make an urgent stop as an other bike was ridding on the wrong side of the road, and no brake. WTF!!! now my big toe is bloody as i was wearing flipflops and that i had to stop with my feet. Another 10 minutes down the road we almost had another crash with a tricycle because the front brake wasnt working properly as well!!!!

we bring the bike back to the 'resort' to tell them that the bike has no back brakes and that its dangerous to lend it to your customers. the girl at reception bqrely speaks english and thought our mishqps were funny and was laughing the whole time. We asked for another bike and she said she would speak to the owner but the owner never came to see us and we didnt get a new bike.

AVOID THIS 'RESORT' AT ALL COST!!!!! Hope Home doznt he road is 650pesos per night with a free bike and they're much nicer, helpful and their bikes are safer!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Cebu Island, Philippines
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2012

Ahh salt water showers, termite dust in bed and German parties at 3am? Need more? Management is more concerned with the next cold beer than your satisfaction. I gave the owner the key to the motorcycle to be repaired and he said the next day that it (key) was in the toilet..he was drunk of course. Claims to be a dive master..hahhaha

Room Tip: Avoid this place, sleep on the beach like a dog is better
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Calypso Resort
Address: Calypso Resort Danao Beach, 6340, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Visayas > Bohol Province > Bohol Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 98 B&Bs / Inns in Bohol Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Calypso Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Small, cozy resort, friendly atmosphere, with nice swimming pool and diving facilities. 3 Cottages with double bed, WC & shower. 2 Rooms in main house with bathroom. 1 Family room with large shower & WC, kitchen and barbecue area. Swimming pool. Restaurant and bar, diving facilities. Beach. ... more   less 
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