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Via Matteotti 8, 18039 Ventimiglia, Italy

#5 of 10 hotels in Ventimiglia

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Based on 455 hotel reviews

8.4

Score breakdown

  • Cleanliness

    8.9

  • Comfort

    8.1

  • Location

    8.9

  • Facilities

    8

  • Staff

    8.7

  • Value for money

    8.1

  • Free WiFi

    8.7

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  • Reviewed: 22 August 2018

    7.9
    Great location
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Economy Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    There is no lift but luckily we were on the first floor, as we had a lot of luggage. Getting a drink in the little bar in the evening was a bit of a problem as there wasn't much choice. However we have stayed here before and will still here again in the future.

    Location is great, as close to station and very close to beach.

    Stayed in August 2018

  • Reviewed: 13 August 2018

    8.8
    Actually we were expecting something worse as it is only 2...
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Economy Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Actually we were expecting something worse as it is only 2 stars hotel, but in fact we were so much surprised and satisfied. The location is perfect-close to the sea (private and public beaches) and the train station is just few steps from the hotel, the staff was very helpful and polite. Thank you for your hospitality!

    Stayed in August 2018

  • Reviewed: 4 June 2018

    9.2
    I found this place helpful friendly, with a great ambience
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 4 nights

    Close proximity to beach and town, which are great places to walk along and through. great restaurants to suit all budgets great train connections into France and Italy.

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 29 May 2018

    10
    Great Stay
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 5 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The WiFi was ok but temperamental at times

    We had a great short stay at Hotel Calypso. The room was spacious and clean with good "in-room" bathroom facilities. The location of the hotel was brilliant a short walk to the train, shops and the beach. Many restaurants and Cafes nearby. The staff were friendly and helpful. Breakfast offered a good variety of foods with excellent coffee. Highly recommend staying here.

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 19 May 2018

    6.7
    Bad experience
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Economy Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    We booked this specific hotel with a higher price among every hotel on the northern part of Italy because the description of the room mentioned bathtub. When we arrived, no bathtub and nothing people could do about it. Being late, it was impossible to go find another place, so we had to stay. In the morning, we tried to see with the reception if a compensation could be possible, request answered by "the problem is booking.com, not us" and turned his back and went away without trying to care. Not having the bathtub is disappointing but can be understood if there's a problem with booking. But being treated like that is impossible. It's the first time this kind of experience happens and seriously hope it's the last time. The hotel called us later in the day to apologize but this cannot unfortunately fix the bad experience we had with the place.

    The room was clean, bathroom was new, and the location of the hotel is very good

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 27 February 2018

    8.8
    This was a visit to visit family in France, and we chose well.
    • Family with young children
    • 2 rooms
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    would have been nice to get a coffee/tea during the day.

    Yes, the croissants were flaky and the bed comfortable Location very near to all amenities Very nice restaurants near by.

    Stayed in February 2018

  • Reviewed: 29 January 2018

    9.6
    Pleasant budget Hotel. Met our expectations.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Economy Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Pleasant budget Hotel. Clean and friendly staff. Room basic, but adequate. Great value for money. 5 mins walk from the Station and lots of choices of Bars & Restaurants close by.

    Stayed in January 2018

  • Reviewed: 26 October 2017

    10
    As always perfect.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Economy Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    It does have stairs but we were helped with carrying our luggage up.

    We always return to Hotel Calypso because it feels like home away from home and are always greeted with a warm welcome.. Our room was excellent with a balcony & quiet. Bathroom was a generous size and great hot shower. It is spotlessly clean & they serve a good breakfast . We are in our mid-sixties and find it convenient to the train station - easy walking to and from. Hotel Calypso is Art Deco in design. We certainly recommend it and it is our choice of hotel when we go to Ventimiglia.

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 29 August 2017

    6.7
    Location good for us
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Economy Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Room was a little dark. Selection at breakfast could have been better, but we chose this hotel for the location which was fine.

    The location was pretty good, about 7 or 8 minutes from the station and a bit downhill. Then about 4 or 5 minutes from the beach. Beach is pebbles so one doesn't have to pay for sun beds which is great. Night porter was especially helpful when I needed to charge my phone.

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 21 July 2017

    8.8
    Great overnight stay on our way to the Italian Lakes.
    • With a pet
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    No real complaints.

    Great welcome from our friendly, helpful receptionist. Spotlessly clean, well kept room and general areas of the hotel. The room was large enough to accommodate our large (42kg) dog with us. Bed comfy, airconditioning was very efficient. Breakfast was pleasant and there was plenty of choice. Would recommend paying extra for an ensuite room and airconditioning if you are travelling in high summer.

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 11 January 2017

    8.8
    Cozy @ Calypso
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 5 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The heat cannot be controlled. On in pm( winter and cold while visiting) off sooner then I would have liked especially since I was ill. The guests could be quite loud and the night before I checked out a new group of guests checked in after midnight and were incredibly loud ... Which upset both staff and patrons. The breakfast area was also cold but the building is older and not well insulated.

    The staff was truly delightful.... The housekeeping staff were so nice as I was ill for a day or two and quickly cleaned room so I could go back to sleep. The ladies and gentlemen who were present in am were very accommodating nod helpful, typical European breakfast was served buffet Style... Coffee drinks were brought when ordered. In the afternoon, Frans manned the front desk and would give tips and make reservations for dinner for you ...They have a small bar and are happy to make you drinks when desired. After 8 pm and thru night Maria manned the desk she was also helpful and was a bright face to say buona notte!Keys are given to desk when you leave and hang on a hook across from check in... Quaint albergo with helpful,delightful staff.

    Stayed in January 2017

  • Reviewed: 12 October 2018

    7.9
    excellent position
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Economy Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    excellent position

    Stayed in September 2018

  • Reviewed: 30 September 2018

    10
    Great location, clean, wonderful breakfast.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Economy Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Great location, clean, wonderful breakfast. The water tasted very nice.

    Stayed in September 2018

  • Reviewed: 21 September 2018

    10
    A lovely hotel, good breakfast, friendly staff
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Economy Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    A lovely hotel, good breakfast, friendly staff

    Stayed in September 2018

  • Reviewed: 12 September 2018

    9.6
    Nice little place clise to station and beach
    • Leisure trip
    • People with friends
    • Economy Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Reception staff very friendly. Garage for bikes. Close to beach and station

    Stayed in September 2018

  • Reviewed: 20 August 2018

    8.8
    Great for a stopover
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Great location, clean, friendly staff. Small but nice room. Ideal place for a stopover.

    Stayed in July 2018

  • Reviewed: 14 July 2018

    9.6
    Stay here!
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Breakfast can be more diverse in choices.

    Great location. Silent and central. Close to the station. Very nice and helpfull staff.

    Stayed in June 2018

  • Reviewed: 6 July 2018

    6.7
    The manager was very nice and helpful.
    • Family with young children
    • Triple Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Unfortunately, the smell in the bathroom kept us awake.

    The manager was very nice and helpful.

    Stayed in June 2018

  • Reviewed: 11 May 2018

    8.3
    Great location and lovely room.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Economy Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Great location and lovely room. Recommend

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 18 April 2018

    10
    We had such a lovely stay we extended it by a day.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Economy Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Matteo at the front desk was wonderful. He exceeded our expectations and went out of his way to make our stay as wonderful as possible.

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 10 April 2018

    10
    Friendly family hotel with hosts who were extremely helpful
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    All very good.

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 26 February 2018

    9.2
    Very nice and friendly people, good location, comfortable...
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    There is no elevator.

    Very nice and friendly people, good location, comfortable bed, good and stable WiFi.

    Stayed in February 2018

  • Reviewed: 22 November 2017

    7.5
    nothing fancy, but ok for an overnight stay to catch an...
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Economy Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    nothing fancy, but ok for an overnight stay to catch an early train.

    Stayed in November 2017

  • Reviewed: 31 October 2017

    9.2
    Good for money
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Economy Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    None

    Excellent for money. The staff is super friendly and helpful. Good breakfast. Close to the train station and all attractions.

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 1 September 2017

    10
    wonderful
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Economy Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    the staff there were very friendly.

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 31 August 2017

    7.9
    Location was perfect, close to the beach and train station
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Economy Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    There is no elevator at hotel but the staff is very kind to help about this subject

    Location was perfect, close to the beach and train station

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 22 August 2017

    10
    very nice, and so close to the sea!
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    all good

    very pleasant room at a reasonable price in an excellent location

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 27 June 2017

    10
    An Oasis for Weary Travelers!
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Economy Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    An oasis for weary travelers with an excellent restaurant just down the street called... Lion!

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 30 May 2017

    7.9
    Kalypsocomment
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Triple Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    The breakfast could be better.

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 28 May 2017

    7.9
    The beach - couldn't even walk on it.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    The beach - couldn't even walk on it.

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 24 April 2017

    9.2
    Nice accomodation with friendly staff in top location for city strolling.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Triple Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Very central location but still quiet enough to have a good sleep.

    Stayed in April 2017

  • Reviewed: 11 April 2017

    8.8
    Good value for the money, parking can be difficult, depending the arrival and departure time.
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Parking places

    Position in the center of Ventimiglia

    Stayed in April 2017

  • Reviewed: 26 February 2017

    7.5
    Near railway station
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Near railway station Ventimiglia has a nice old town

    Stayed in February 2017

  • Reviewed: 4 November 2016

    9.6
    Walking distance from Station.
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 4 nights

    Walking distance from Station...and beach. Local food market, cafes...and of course Friday Ventimiglia market. Great staff.

    Stayed in October 2016

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  • Reviewed: 24 May 2016

    6.3
    Easy location with balcony, staff were very helpful with out...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Uncomfortable bed, only 2 power points, bathroom sink was dirty. Breakfast was included in our deal otherwise I wouldn't have paid for it, pretty poor quality.

    Easy location with balcony, staff were very helpful with out late check in

  • Reviewed: 21 April 2016

    8.3
    Very close to train station and beach.
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    Very hard pillow's. Price was almost same as in Nice France.

    Very close to train station and beach. Shops and restaurant's, cafe are near by. Big comfort rooms.

  • Reviewed: 31 January 2016

    10
    Hotel owners are extremely helpful and flexible.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    Hotel owners are extremely helpful and flexible. Didn't realize the rooms we booked didn't have bathrooms in the room itself but shared bathroom outside in the hallway so we were given the option to switch to a room with a bathroom for an additional 13 euros. The rooms are very clean. Breakfast is included as well. Hotel Calypso is right in the city center. Very close to the train station and the market and a comfortable walk to the coastal area.

  • Reviewed: 11 November 2015

    10
    The young guy that welcomed us was super friendly and even...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    The young guy that welcomed us was super friendly and even greeted me by name. I booked online last minute and was pleased with price, location, and quality of the room. Thanks again.

  • Reviewed: 29 September 2015

    9.2
    Location near train station, supermarket is near hotel.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    cafe was near our window, a bit noisy at the weekend night. No refrigerator in the room.

    Location near train station, supermarket is near hotel. Room is very clean. Friendly personal. Excellent breakfast.

  • Reviewed: 23 June 2015

    10
    The hotel is awesome inside.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Nothing to report.

    The hotel is awesome inside. The AC worked really well, the room and bathroom were very nice and exceptionally clean. We had a balcony from which we could see the Mediterranean. It is only a four or so block walk from the train station and adjacent to the park where market day is held on Fridays. The breakfast is great too! This was my second time staying here and will be back!!

  • Reviewed: 9 June 2015

    7.5
    Very close to the beach and the promenade.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    Neighbouring room was very noisy. This is not a fault of the hotel but the person in the room was very inconsiderate,

    Very close to the beach and the promenade.

  • Reviewed: 2 June 2015

    9.6
    The hotel is adorable, the staff were very nice and helpful,...
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children

    The only things I didn't rate as perfect was the fact there was no elevator, however, I asked for a room on a lower floor and was given that so for me it wasn't a problem. The bed was a little hard for my taste but I like very soft beds so I am not really a good judge for that.

    The hotel is adorable, the staff were very nice and helpful, the whole hotel was very clean. We fell in love with the town. We had a cute balcony we could sit out on. The beach is only 2 blocks away.

  • Reviewed: 28 May 2015

    10
    Simple, clean hotel in a good location.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children

    No elevator The bathroom was small Should have brought an adapter for electricity.

    Simple, clean hotel in a good location. Friendly staff, good breakfast.

  • Reviewed: 18 May 2015

    9.6
    Very convenient for an overnight stay, easy walking distance...
    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    Very convenient for an overnight stay, easy walking distance from the train station and the beach, as well as to the older section of town across the river. Very friendly staff and a good breakfast buffet.

  • Reviewed: 24 April 2015

    10
    Great location, comfortable rooms, and a hearty early...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Great location, comfortable rooms, and a hearty early breakfast made this an excellent choice. The owners were cheerfully helpful in locating services such as eyeglass repair. We stayed here in order to make a one-day visit ti Monaco easy.

  • Reviewed: 23 April 2015

    10
    Easy location from the train station only 10 minute walk...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Nothing

    Easy location from the train station only 10 minute walk through this lovely town. The managers were so delightful, helpful and friendly. Breakfast was great and was the best coffee I had had in 2 weeks. French coffee takes some getting use to Italian is much softer. The room was beautiful, large, clean and wonderfully comfortable bed. This place was a really pleasant place to stay so close to everything in this town.

  • Reviewed: 17 May 2016

    9.2
    Well located, cozy atmosphere, excellent for a city break.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Well located, cozy atmosphere, excellent for a city break.

  • Reviewed: 27 March 2016

    7.1
    Good staff
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Good staff

  • Reviewed: 29 November 2015

    9.2
    Great central location- Beautiful clean accommodation with...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Great central location- Beautiful clean accommodation with balcony - shared bathroom wasn't too challenging as it was spotlessly clean

  • Reviewed: 22 November 2015

    10
    Great location, very helpful staff, good breakfast, overall...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Great location, very helpful staff, good breakfast, overall a positive experience

  • Reviewed: 19 November 2015

    9.6
    Friendly staff and good location with nice breakfast and...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Towels were scratchy and need replaced but bath is big and clean.

    Friendly staff and good location with nice breakfast and many tv station choices.

  • Reviewed: 18 October 2015

    8.3
    Very friendly and helpful
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Very friendly and helpful

  • Reviewed: 31 July 2015

    9.4
    Breakfast is good.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    Breakfast is good. Not far from the railway station.

  • Reviewed: 28 July 2015

    9.2
    Near the station and town centre.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Old fashioned decor but still very comfortable and clean

    Near the station and town centre. Spacious, clean room. Big comfortable bed.

  • Reviewed: 19 July 2015

    7.1
    Parking place
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children

    Common douche was small for big man The non smoking room had smoke smell

    Parking place Close to beach and city center

  • Reviewed: 19 July 2015

    6.7
    Room with en-suite was good
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children

    Room without en-suite was very basic

    Room with en-suite was good

  • Reviewed: 16 July 2015

    7.5
    Good position nice staff
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Towels were like rough sandpaper No English TV not one?

    Good position nice staff

  • Reviewed: 16 July 2015

    7.5
    the staff, the location, the easy-going feeling.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    the staff, the location, the easy-going feeling.

  • Reviewed: 9 July 2015

    7.9
    Location of hotel, reasonable price, good breakfast.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Location of hotel, reasonable price, good breakfast.

  • Reviewed: 3 July 2015

    10
    location is great, close to the train station, the beach, a...
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children

    location is great, close to the train station, the beach, a lovely playground, lots of restaurants!

  • Reviewed: 3 July 2015

    8.8
    Clean rooms and great location - close to restaurants and...
    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    The rooms got pretty hot at night.

    Clean rooms and great location - close to restaurants and the beach. Breakfast also good and the wifi worked well.

  • Reviewed: 2 July 2015

    8.8
    Central location, friendly staff and management
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    Central location, friendly staff and management

  • Reviewed: 29 June 2015

    6.3
    location
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Pictures online were not reality of the room.

    location

  • Reviewed: 16 June 2015

    7.9
    Nothing fancy, but does the job.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Noisy housekeeping in morning.

    Nothing fancy, but does the job. Nice enough room, with a cool balcony. Large bathroom. Blackout roller blinds.

  • Reviewed: 9 June 2015

    10
    Best place to stay for one night.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Best place to stay for one night. Place is clean staff is helpful and nice.

  • Reviewed: 28 May 2015

    8.8
    Good breakfast.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Poor quality soundproofing between bedrooms.

    Good breakfast. Friendly staff.

  • Reviewed: 2 May 2015

    6.7
    Near to Train Station
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    - No Elevator - No bathroom inside the room - No speak English (only a few worlds)

    Near to Train Station Breakfast is OK (mo much)

  • Reviewed: 2 April 2015

    9.6
    near to train station and we arrived late evening but that...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    near to train station and we arrived late evening but that was no trouble.

  • Reviewed: 25 February 2015

    10
    Very kind to provide fresh coffee after breakfast
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    Very kind to provide fresh coffee after breakfast

  • Reviewed: 21 February 2015

    6.3
    It is conveniently near to the railway station
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    It was rather noisy I thought the price high for this simple hotel

    It is conveniently near to the railway station

  • Reviewed: 23 January 2015

    9.2
    Had a fantastic stay, the connected bathroom was nice,...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Had a fantastic stay, the connected bathroom was nice, complete with bidet. Wifi was respectable. The included breakfast was nice and well stocked.

  • Reviewed: 21 January 2015

    9.2
    The location is great!
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children

    The location is great!

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