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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Unpretentious. Comfortable beds. Good breakfast. Helpful staff. In town close to train station and beach. Quiet at night. On the doorstep of the unmissable Friday market. Can we say more?? If staying in Ventimiglia....have no hesitation in booking into this hotel.

1 Thank Sarah B
Moreno A, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Calypso, responded to this review

Dear Sarah, thank you for having shared your experience at Calypso Hotel Ventimiglia. We appreciate you enjoyed your stay and had the chance to sleep on our comfortable beds and waking up with a delicious breakfast in our strategically located hotel. For sure we'll be glad to welcome you again whenever you wish. Best Regards, HC More 

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49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016

My impression of this hotel is that apart from the central location in between the coast-line (not the sandy beach) and the city centre with its shops, the hotel is overpriced. We have payed for a last-minute booking a 85 euro fee, thats in my opinion even in the summer period for a place like Ventimiglia a bit expensive. The... More 

Thank Sohail B
Moreno A, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Calypso, responded to this review

Dear Sohail, thanks for having spent time to review Hotel Calypso. I clearly remember your arrival when I kindly welcomed you in Ventimiglia and introduced you our pretty town. You booked a double room with a Last Minute offer, paying 85.00 € instead of 110.00 €. This is the best, cheapest price you could have found in Ventimiglia and that's... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Lovely little hotel. I'd have to say the best communication ever. Is message and get a reply immediately. Family run and very quaint. Make sure if booking through online you ask for air conditioning if you travel in the summer. I misunderstood. We managed by opening the window and blessed with a breeze. It's small and family run. They care... More 

Thank uniquebunch
Moreno A, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Calypso, responded to this review

I personally really thank you for your lovely words you had time to spend about us. I'm pleased to see you did appreciate my effort to offer you the best stay I could, even after you realised you booked an Economy room without air-conditioner. It'd be a real pleasure to have the chance to welcome you again, this time offering... More 

Lerwick, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2016

Stayed here last month while on a walking holiday. The room was fine, with a balcony. The staff were very helpful and friendly. The small bar at reception was very reasonably priced. There was a large, varied spread at breakfast. A clean, smart hotel where the staff really try. We would definetely recommend staying here.

Thank Fram1959
Moreno A, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Calypso, responded to this review

Dear Fram, we really thank you for your sweet words. We are honoured you enjoyed our helpful staff, the not expensive bar and the varied offer we start with every day at breakfast. We'll be pleased to welcome you again any time to better discover our beautiful Flowers Riviera, HC More 

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4 reviews
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Close to both the train station and the water front, surrounded by wonderful Italian restaurants this clean and cosy hotel provides free wifi and a good selection for breakfast. Some rooms have their own shower but share toilet otherwise you share both. For the price I'll be back.

Thank Michael S
Moreno A, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Hotel Calypso, responded to this review

Dear Michael, we sincerely thank you for your warm review. We'd also like to remember, as you said, that almost every room has its private bathroom with shower or bath and just a few got a shared toilet, the ones we define "Economy". Thanks you so much and hope to welcome you really soon, HC More 

Florence, Italy
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702 reviews
83 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 429 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2016

I put this question as the title, because, apart from the lack of elevator (though not serious, since the hotel has only three floors), I haven't found any flaw or limit, in my three-night stay (80 Euros a night for the double room with breakfast). Our room was quite large and well maintained (as well as the common areas and... More 

Thank Brun066
Moreno A, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Calypso, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your nice review. To answer your question, the number of stars given to a hotel depend on the services it can provide to the customers; one of this, as you said, it's the elevator which is almost impossible to get cause of the late 50's building where Calypso was born. However, our family kept trying... More 

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75 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2015

A few steps from the trainstation and the beach, right in the middle of the new town and only a few minutes walking to the old town. Spotless bathroom and room with balcony and streetview for 90 euro, breakfast included. Continental breakfast was ok. Staff ok. This certainly is a hotel I would recommend!!!

1 Thank WimvanOostende
Moreno A, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Calypso, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your nice review, we really appreciate to see you found the time to leave some of your impressions about our hotel. We hope to see you again at Calypso, HC More 

Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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69 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2015

So, the bed is ok, breakfeast is poor (some of the breads from day before), air condicioned doens t works in cold temperature, the view is horrible from the window. Is ok for stay maximum one night in that place. The cleaners are very friendly staff and help in all you need.

Thank tiagoBG
Moreno A, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Calypso, responded to this review

Dear TiagoBG, we appreciate your wish to leave your personal opinion about Calypso. We are conscious about the fact we can't even compare ourselves with a luxury place like MonteCarlo and we are pleased to notice how much you enjoyed our staff availability for any of your request. Salutations, HC More 

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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2015 via mobile

My husband, daughter and I were visiting the French Riviera and decided it would be fun to go to Italy for the night. We arrived with no plans and found this hotel in a great location to the beach, restaurants, shopping, etc. The price was quite high for what we got. €110 ($155 CAD) for an outdated musty smelling room.... More 

Thank Alison M
Moreno A, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Calypso, responded to this review

Dear Allison, we thank you for the time you found to review us on TripAdvisor. We are so glad to know you defined "EXCELLENT" our staff, this makes us really proud about the service we daily try to offer to our customers. We can also sincerely understand your perplexity about the cost of the room, but as we often try... More 

Edmonton, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2014

Three Canadian couples stayed at The Calypso for three nights. We loved it!! Very convenient to everything in the town, especially the Friday Market, which is not to be missed. The rooms were clean and the bathrooms beautiful! Two of us had balconies, be sure to ask for a room with this feature. Breakfast was more than expected and delicious.... More 

1 Thank ginger k
Moreno A, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Calypso, responded to this review

Great to read such a nice review from you! We are truly glad you all enjoyed your stay and had the chance to visit the enormous Friday market which comes every week just next to Calypso. You definitely chose the right 3 days to come to visit our Ventimiglia! Greetings from the warm Flowers Riviera and wish you a wonderful... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Really close by the Mediterranean sea, next to the town gardens and located in the city centre, Hotel Calypso welcomes you to explore the wonderful Riviera dei Fiori (the Italian riviera specially known for its colourful flowers). On the border between France and Italy, just 30 minutes driving from Nice Airport and only 3 km from the worldwide famous Hanbury Botanical Gardens, Hotel Calypso is inviting you to discover the visit every Friday one of the biggest European markets which take place all around the city and admire the picturesque landscape of the region Liguria. Hotel Calypso will offer you a cozy room to enjoy your delicious buffet breakfast, an american bar, 24hours Free Wi-Fi in all the rooms, free Internet Point Computer, garage (free for your bicycles) and a night porter service. Hospitality, courtesy and cleanness are our moto. The owners will be pleased to offer the most suitable type of room you prefer, all with hairdryers, satellite TV, phone, Free Wi-Fi and ventilators (air-conditioning if available) for all your summer and winter holidays, during the Formula One GP or whenever you wish to visit our magical Riviera. ... more   less 

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Address: Via Giacomo Matteotti 8, 18039 Ventimiglia, Italy
Region: Italy > Liguria > Italian Riviera > Ventimiglia
Price Range: $97 - $141 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Calypso 2*
Number of rooms: 29
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“Maybe check if your room has air-con.”
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“Lovely sunset views from back rooms; light streams into the bath, as well.”
 of 5 bubbles GailS449, 29 Jun 2013 | Read review
“Want to go to Monaco with no hassles, stay at this hotel and take the train into Monaco, it is about 20 mins by train and costs 12 Euro for a couple. Hassle free, no parking problems and the station is in the centre of Monaco, you can walk to everything like we did or you can take a hop on hop or a tourist train. Makes the day stress free and a joy. You can do the same with Nice which is a nightmare to negotiate by car!!”
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“Room 3 was quiet with private bathroom and authentic balcony view”
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