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Hotel Calypso Plus
Ranked #17 of 63 Hotels in Dalyan
Certificate of Excellence
Much Hadham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Our favourite place to stay”
Reviewed 24 July 2011

This has to be the most relaxing place to stay. It was our first time at the new Calypso Plus (having stayed at the old Calypso in the past) and can only say that we found everything first class. The accommodation was so much better with not only a bedroom but a sitting room as well which allowed us to "spread" out more. The pool area was fantastic and really clean, the staff and management were most friendly and accommodating but best of all is the location right by the river. To sit at any time of the day (breakfast, lunch or dinner) and soak up the wonderful scenery was truly fantastic. We love this hotel and cannot wait to go back again.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Hertfordshire
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Reviewed 18 July 2011

Just returned from the The Calypso Plus and we loved every moment of it. The atmosphere was so relaxing and sitting on the jetty eating our dinner whilst watching the sun go down was memorable. The staff, as always, were friendly and welcoming and the pool and surrounding areas were kept spotlessly clean. The only down side was that a week was not long enough!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Hawkhurst, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 July 2011

This hotel was just as it was described. The manager and staff were lovely and nothing was too much trouble, very welcoming, attentive and friendly. The hotel and its pool were perfect, a few steps to the river where you could enjoy any meal ( local pides were scrummy!) in a fantastic setting. All waiters (bar and food) were very polite and helpful. Decor of the rooms was sufficient and cleaned to a high standard. Just a ten minute stroll into the town centre, where there were plenty of restaurants to eat and shops to browse. A refreshing change having the river (which provided a welcome breeze) as a backdrop instead if the usual beach. Would have no hesitation in returning.

Room Tip: upper floor, over looking the pool
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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Preston, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 July 2011

I stayed at the Calypso a couple of weeks ago. The accommodation is comfortable and smart and the people who work there are superb. Nothing is too much trouble - so friendly, genuine and welcoming.
A big thank you to all at Calypso.

Nikki

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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 May 2011

We booked with the Calypso with Simply Travel and we weren't disappointed. The hotel is lovely and new, the pool is great (although a little nippy in May). The rooms are lovely and spacious - we had a large double bed with another room adjoining which had a sofa, a tele and a wardrobe. The showeroom was lovely and clean and modern.
The location is brilliant, a short 5 minute walk along the river front into town. The setting is breathtaking, overlooking the cliff face across the other side of the river. The jetty on the river is the best place to have breakfast, lunch and dinner and evening drinks on the comfy cushion area. They also have two other cushioned awnings set away from the river where you can enjoy a snack or a drink. I recommend the Turkish Pide and Turkish pancakes - all made freshly on the premises - they even have their own pizza oven that was in use every night without fail.
The staff were brilliant - very helpful and friendly - the maid even arranged our towels in heart shapes on the bed and decorated the room with flowers from the garden. Lovely touch! Many thanks to Haydar, Temur, Egemen, Mert and everyone else behind the scenes who made our stay so perfect.

Room Tip: Room 208...great views!
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Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 January 2011

When we stayed in Dalyan last year, we initially were staying in the Binlik Hotel - and hated it. We had to complain to our tour operator, and the Hotel Calypso plus was shown to us as an alternative if we wanted to move.

Upon seeing the Hotel Calypso plus we were blown away at the difference. This hotel was immaculate, set in a beautiful quiet area next to the river and surrounded by the mountains. It was a stunning setting and we instantly agreed to move there.

The pool was lovely and big with plenty of sun loungers around for guests. We also asked about the possibility of more loungers if it got busy and the management said they had more on hand if needed which was reassuring to know. They really did look after us. We loved that it was a small hotel and not too over crowded, there was space to chill out and relax without worrying about space, trying to get a sunbed or a table. Everything was smooth running and lovely.

The room was gorgeous, brand new and clean. The shower was wonderful, really powerful and clean - perfect when you want a good scrub after a day at the beach. A clean bathroom is really important to me so the standards here were one of the highest I've seen and probably the best I've stayed in so far.

The beds were comfy and the air conditioning worked well and kept the room nice and cool. We had a separate room with a dresser, wardrobe and sofa which was nice to feel you could spread out, or go in the other room when my friend wanted to sleep for instance.

The cleaners kept the room looking lovely and tidy, they did a great job and we had no trouble.

All the staff were wonderfully friendly, they always made an effort to chat to you, get to know you and this was a really nice aspect of staying in a small hotel. Mert, the manager, also would be around and would say hello and check to see how we were finding our stay. It was really lovely to feel cared for and recognised.

The walk into town at first seemed like it might be quite long, but actually it wasn't. It was about 10 minutes into the centre of town, and a nice peaceful walk by the river. It was dark, but there are streetlamps along the way and to be honest, not any different to most of the streets just outside of the centre - the general area is stony and sometimes a bit wobbly in your shoes. I associate that to the whole area though, so it didn't make a difference to me. We never had any trouble as two girls in our twenties walking alone. The hotel walk also leads you straight to all the boats that take you to the beach and other various trips, so that was handy too!

It was also nice to be away from the centre of town as it was quiet at night and not too close to the speakers for the call to prayer, which in the centre of town is very very loud. We enjoyed the walk along the river, especially in the day when you get all the boats going past and we even saw a turtle swimming along one day. It was very picturesque and relaxing. The hotel also has a jetty so you could sit by the river and eat if you wanted.

We stayed B&B, so I can only comment on the breakfast food wise. It was very fresh and healthy. There was a choice of vegetables and fruit, bread, cake, olives, cold drinks and tea and coffee as an example. You could also pay for fresh squeezed orange juice if you wanted. It was simple, but very nice. The seating area is all outside, but set in a building with no walls so you're covered from the sun, but have the view of the mountains and scenery to enjoy while you eat.

We also often ate at the bar too, I recommend the Pida's! Fresh and tasty, great for sharing if you just want a light snack. The food was always great tasting and fairly priced in comparison to the rest of the area for a hotel.

We also went on a boat trip organised by the hotel which was fantastic! It was 50TL which included a buffet dinner and an evening on the boat. It left at sunset and took us out towards the main lake where they stopped for swimming. The staff joined in and it was a lovely atmosphere. Once it got dark and we'd travelled along more the staff cooked our dinner and after eating they turned out the lights with low music and everyone got the chance to chat, rest and enjoy the incredible view. They also took us to the Mud Baths and Sulphur Springs for an optional nighttime mud bath. It was well organized and a great way to get to know the staff and other guests.

One of my best memories from the trip was coming back on the boat after this, all the lights were out and the moon was behind the mountains - it was truly breathtaking and you had to see it because no photo could capture it. I made sure I told this to Mert, and I recommend this trip to anyone staying with the hotel. Its well worth it!

All in all, I have the fondest and best memories of this hotel. It felt more personal, and we truly loved it there. We hope to go back again this year. The hotel and staff really saved our holiday and we're so glad they did!

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with friends
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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 October 2010

Just returned from Dalyan and was really impressed by the Calypso Plus hotel. It is in the best position in Dalyan, quiet, near the river towards the lake end of the town. The rooms are new so are really clean. The maid services the room daily and new laundry every 2/3 days. Breakfast was great, typically turkish with Bread, Olives, Honey, Jam, Cold Meat, Tomato, Cucumber, Eggs, Cake, Cheeses, Cornflakes, Fruit, Cereal and Coffee. Haydar and Burç do a great job behind the bar, and all the staff go out of their way to make your stay pleasant.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Calypso Plus
Address: Gulpinar Mah. 750. Sok. No:71, Dalyan 48840, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Mugla Province > Dalyan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 63 Hotels in Dalyan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Calypso Plus 3*
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Calypso Plus is located between the magnificent Iztuzu Beach and Koycegiz Lake which is famous for its health giving thermal waters. You can easily get to Iztuzu Beach and the mud bath by a boat, which you can take from our hotel’s private jetty. Have a trip around Koycegiz lake and join one of the moonlight tours. Also dine and enjoy a drink on our private riverside jetty. There is a large choice of traditional Turkish food and freshly baked village bread. Turkish pizza and exclusive tastes of mediterrean cuisine are available. You can also enjoy our full a la carte menu. 31 ensuite rooms have a wonderful sight of Ottoman architecture and are located in our beautifully landscaped gardens. Our large swimming pool with sunbeds is perfect for sunbathing with a childrens pool. ... more   less 
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