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Calypso Inn
Certificate of Excellence
Chichester, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“loved this place!”
Reviewed 1 May 2014

When we arrived the taxi didn't take credit cards and we didn't have enough cash for the $100 fare. Wes, the owner, came out to greet us, saw our predicament, jumped in his car, went to the cashpoint and came back and gave us the cash to give to the driver-what fantastic service!
We stayed in the Key West cottage which was a lovely big room with a huge comfortable bed, tv and fridge. Nice bathroom too (though the water was slow to drain from the shower and basin). The only thing we didn't like was the lack of privacy in the toilet-it's got a floor to ceiling frosted window next to it which overlooks the courtyard/reception and you feel like you're on show and you can see people walking past-and they can see you through the potted plant placed outside-definitely need a blind on this window!
Our first afternoon our hosts treated us to a lovely barbecue by the pool. The gardens are lovely and the pool is gorgeous-the coolest the water ever got was 90f. We were there for 8 days and most days we had the entire pool area to ourselves, so was very quiet and relaxing.
One day we decided to go for a walk around Ft. Lauderdale and the beach, so Wes offered to give us a lift and he dropped us at the beach-thanks Wes!!
It's a 5 minute walk to the Wilton Manors nightlife so no need for cabs.
Free tea and coffee and buns throughout the day from reception.
Help yourself breakfast included til lunchtime.
Wes, Tom and Kenny can't do enough for you!
Really is a home from home- and an all-over tan too-we loved this place!!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 May 2014

Stayed there a couple weeks ago and loved it the rooms are fantastic the pool is heated for those midnight swims. They have done a lot of work to this place. the new owners Wes,Tim and staff are doing a great job.did I mention the great prices on rooms can't beat it. location: less than 5 minute walking distance to the drive. I'll be back very shortly

  • Stayed April 2014
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Clifton, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2014

Excellent experience. The new owners are very nice, the property is quiet and peaceful. It is a home away from home. Easy access to walk down to Wilton Drive. The staff is friendly and they make you feel welcome. Dont even think about Cabanas or other places (Manor Inn). this is where you need to stay.

Room Tip: All rooms are good, no bad choices. I was there in january, february and again in March 3 trips.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 19 March 2014

My partner and I were in need of a one night stay on a busy weekend pre-atlantis cruise. In addition, We were flying to the east coast on a red-eye and needed a very early check-in. Tim and Wes not only accommodated our needs but treated us like family!! Not only was our room ready upon a very early AM arrival, they texted us in advance that that was the case while we were still at the airport! Our room was very charming and reminded us of an adorable Key West bungalow. Tim & West provide an intimate continental breakfast and were eager to give restaurant and bar/club recommendations. The property is well attended to as well as guests requests / needs. We will definitely be staying here whenever we are in the area. Guest house is STEPS from all things GAY with VERY fair pricing. All around, you can't get better than this when wanting to be around "family" and treated as such by both owners......Thanx sooo much guys and look forward to seeing you again soon.

JOHN and DEREK

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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New York City
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Reviewed 12 March 2014

Calypso Inn was truly an incredible place to stay. I was only there for one night, but I cannot comment highly enough on the care and pride that the owners and their colleagues take in the resort. Wes and Tim, the owners, are so kind (Wes even drove me to Miami the next morning to save me on a cab fare!) and Kenny, the caretaker, was right on hand for anything I needed, including recommendations on where to eat, drink, and visit. They have all known each other since high school, and it lends such a wonderful "family" feeling to the resort. We all even went out dancing at happy hour. It was like staying with friends - and if you're not the outgoing type and totally want to shut off, don't let this scare you, because they know how to give you plenty of privacy as well.

My room was great - I had a Queen room, and the shower was INCREDIBLE. It was HUGE - the bathroom itself was bigger than my entire bedroom at home (granted I live in NYC so bedrooms are small). The room was clean and quiet and comfortable with plenty of storage and amenities.

The property is fantastic - the pool is so warm and lovely, with pool toys, and the atmosphere is laid back. There are even birds that you can feed on the property - and Wes and Tim are building an aviary for them!

I would go back in an instant. I haven't really stayed at a guest house like this before, and I couldn't have asked for a better experience.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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Reviewed 15 February 2014 via mobile

Cozy, comfortable and tranquil. Room was completely new, pool and deck very nice with fire pit. (was a cool night) Staff was extremely accommodating to my schedule. Best location in Wilton Manors hands down. Can walk safely to the incredible nightlife and restaurants in literally 3 minutes. One more thing... I left my watch by accident. They were so kind to send back to me. This is admirable and says a lot about the staff and owners. A+!!!

Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Clinton Township, Michigan
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2014

What a charming little place! The staff is very friendly and so were the guests. The room was so comfortable. The location was close to shopping, bars and restaurants. Most of all it was close to my son's house. Wes and Tim were so accommodating and Ken too. If my son is still in the area next year, I will definitely book my reservations here! A+++

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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Property: Calypso Inn
Address: 2520 NE 6th Ave, Wilton Manors, FL 33305-1109 (Formerly Aragon Guesthouse)
Region: United States > Florida > Broward County > Wilton Manors
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Speciality Lodging in Wilton Manors
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Quaint Bed and Breakfast for those who desire to stay in the heart of Wilton Manors. Recently under New Ownership, all rooms and suites were redecorated in November 2013. Rooms have thier own outside entrance door and are located in a privacy gated compound with a locked entrance gate. There is a very colorful great room where "Sofonda" the lady Mannequin of the house, is always there to welcome you. The new lush tropical landscaping gives a Key West relaxed feeling. 06/14/2017, after a successful 44 months open with an average monthly occupancy rate of 92%, W B Leigh Inc. has now expanded into the second largest lodging compound in Wilton Manors. Now we are four adjoining properties, all connected and consisting of both The Calypso Inn rooms and suites but now additionally you may choose from vacation transient efficiencies or a single family home with a private pool. Located only seven lots from the center of Wilton Dr., This location this offers the most accommodations while located closest to the drive. Perfect for those who desire a simple and easy walk to the center of the business district. Within approximately a five minute walk you will find pubs, dance clubs, neighborhood bars, shops, and enough different restaurants to satisfy most desires. There is off street parking for one car per room. The manager is the owner/host and lives on the grounds. Each morning the breakfast area is set up with a complimentary Continental Breakfast. Consisting of an assortment of Bagels, English Muffins, Pastries, Cereals, fresh fruit, OJ and Tomato juice, and hot coffee. All the rooms have a refrigerator, microwave, hi-def flat screen TV, personal safe, iron/board, hair dryer, and a DVD player with over 50 adult DVD's to choose at the office. The Owner is there checking in and out each guest possible, taking all reservations personally and is constantly on the property each day ensuring guest are happy and satisfied. Property motto, "SUPREME SERVICE, BEST VALUE, FRESH & CLEAN UP GRADED ROOMS AND SUITES, CENTRAL LOCATION, SECURITY, PRIVACY, & CONSISTENCY" We stay full because we offer great above average rooms at below average prices with he best location. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Aragon Guesthouse Hotel Wilton Manors

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