The Calypso Beach offers many advantages for those who want to enjoy seaside activities in a hotel with all the comfort needed. One of the best hotels in the resort of Faliraki, if you are a fan of modern architecture.
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The Calypso Beach is located 1.5 miles from the seaside resort of Faliraki on the eastern coast of the island, 9 miles from the beautiful medieval city of Rhodes and 3 miles from the village of Afandou where you can visit the international golf course, dotted with olive trees. Faliraki is the most famous holiday spot on the island, literally on the water, giving access to numerous seaside pleasures, notably water sports, but with no sailing sports. Enjoying a dry climate with little wind, the resort is flooded with sunlight as late as October. No pebble beach will mar your stay here. A luxury for the island, which is 90% bordered by pebbles! In the evening, the resort comes alive with night activitiy and you can choose between the pleasure of having a good meal in one of the many taverns along the sea, the unbridled rhythms of the bars or even walkways along the beach. It is easy to find a vehicle at the many shops that rent scooters, motorcycles or cars. It takes about 20 minutes to reach the city of Rhodes and 30 minutes to reach the airport. As for shopping, souvenir shops are almost everywhere, in full swing in particular during summer, where you come across a clientele of mainly Germans and Englishmen, and a few Italians.
The hotel offers a total of 302 rooms in the seven-storey building, equipped with an elevator. All overlook the sea or the gardens and are equipped with air conditioning (individually regulated), a cable television, telephone with direct dial for international calls, a radio, a full refrigerator and a hair dryer. They all benefit from new flooring (tiled), new modern furniture and completely refurbished walls. Fortunately!
This hotel with modern architecture, built in 1983, was completing its latest renovations during our visit in October 2004. The Calypso has a pleasant atmosphere with its many facilities and fancy decoration and is very lively until the very end of the season. Customers have use of a beautiful swimming pool surrounded by lush vegetation and good amenities. The only downside: the seven-floor building, being too high, curtains the beautiful landscape of the mountains facing the sea. You will certainly love the modern architecture.
Food and drink
The main restaurant, serving buffet style, located on the first floor, will also be renovated. Fully air-conditioned, it has a separate area for non-smokers and offers both local and international cuisine. Thematic evenings (Greek) are regularly held. It is regretful that the tables are not arranged for privacy. A snack bar, near the large swimming pool, also serves (light) meals a la carte. Finally, there is a bar, one of the two in the hotel, which is very pleasant. Built on an elevated round terrace, it offers a unique view onto the blue sea.
The hotel enjoys the use of the vast sandy beach on the bay of Faliraki stretching as far as the eye can see, almost a mile distant. Few pebbles on this part of the bay. The granite sand is dark brown. A shower with a foot-washer, toilets, dressing rooms, and plastic deckchairs set in the shade of straw huts, equip the beach which is crisscrossed by a wooden walkway. Remember that the deckchairs are chargeable, about ? 3 per half-day... And, from this point of view, all resorts here operate in this manner. Customers can access the sailing club of the beach near the hotel for an extra charge, as it is entirely private and has no commercial agreement with the Calypso Beach. Moreover, the use of pedalos has been included in the all-inclusive package, since 2005.
This hotel facility completed a real "facelift" of the rooms of the main restaurant in October 2004. Photographs of scale models can give you a fairly clear idea of the result (see the portfolio). Another novelty, and very significant, is that the hotel adopted the all-inclusive formula in 2005. It gives considerable advantage for this facility on Rhodes, as few hotel facilities offer all-inclusive service as part of tourist packages. Well equipped, especially for sports activities, it benefits from the sandy beach of Faliraki, the famous seaside resort. Remember that all neighbouring resorts (fifteen in total) share the same beach, which is public, but big enough. It is rare to find a hotel with its own private beach in Rhodes.
More than a half-hour's walk away from the centre of Faliraki
The height of its architecture
Package deals in août 2011Posted on 2013-07-09Seul - Une semaine et plus (Chambre avec vue)
Séjour très agréable en famille dans cet hôtel en all inclusive. Nourriture variée sur le buffet.
Le personnel d'animation et de l'hôtel est très professionnel et très accueillant !
En plus des piscine, la plage de sable fin est un vrai plus.
Plage de sable fin
Personnel très souriant et agréable
Hôtel ayant une grande capacité d'hébergement donc souvent beaucoup de monde à la piscine
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