Located oceanfront at Salinas beach. The hotel areas are Casino Calypsso, Cafeteria del Sol, Discoteca Club 21, Phone Cabins, Internet, Pool, Jacuzzi, Steam Room, Private Garage.Salinas is 140 Km. from Guayaquil city, where is the international airport.Best place for water sports, deep-sea fishing, whale ... More
Located oceanfront at Salinas beach. The hotel areas are Casino Calypsso, Cafeteria del Sol, Discoteca Club 21, Phone Cabins, Internet, Pool, Jacuzzi, Steam Room, Private Garage.Salinas is 140 Km. from Guayaquil city, where is the international airport.Best place for water sports, deep-sea fishing, whale watching, bird watching, and adventure.Room with Mini-bar, TV, Telephone, Air-conditioning, Bathroom.
We spent two nights here in one of the ocean view suites. I would not return unless some serious improvements are made. First, the good things: the view was great and the suite was roomy (2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms). The sad thing about Calypsso is that it seems like it was ONCE a nice place. It has not been maintained. The rooms were dingy and in need of a good cleaning and a fresh coat of paint. The upholstery on the chairs was worn completely through. The hot tub was murky and icy cold. The pool was dirty-looking. Neither smelled of chlorine. The whole place was really depressing. I also had some money disappear from the room. Find somewhere else to stay in Salinas if you really want to relax in style.
The location is good, right on the ocean, though the beach in front of the hotel is dirty and not a prime swimming location. The hotel staff needs to learn about the hospitality industry. They can't provide a blowdry or a corkscrew and although we had made a reservation, they had no record of it. We asked for a wake-up call and they never called. Very, very disappointing service! The front desk staff were almost rude and were not helpful at all in terms of telling us about attractions, restaurants, etc. The website is extremely misleading--they need to fix and update the sagging furniture and replace the disgusting bedspreads.There's a kitchenette with a rust-covered fridge, but not a single knife or plate. In one bedroom you can hear the rattling air conditioners all night long. There are much nicer "hostales" to stay at in Salinas--shop around!
I stayed in the Master Suite with two bedrooms, the suite had three bathrooms that was very convenient, The view was great, but everything else was bad, the pool was very small and dirty the jacussi was not working, there is not room service.
They don't give you enough towels, not even hand towels and when I asked for more they kept cuestioning why I needed more... The truth is Calypsso is a very average Hotel.
First of all I had made a reservation for a junior suite for three days and two nights for what I thought was a bargain. When I arrived there I found out that the price they had quoted me was per night. I should just have gone to a different hotel but I figured things can't be that bad (El Oro Verde or Howard Johnson not available in this area).
You defintely have a wonderful oceanview. The suite I was assigned was spacious and I would suggest a fresh coat of paint was in hand. The suites do have a small living room with a 13" cable tv. Unfortunately the cable reception was out, so said the reception desk. Little details such as missing tiles over the bathroom door were not quite noticable unless you are sitting on the toilet and staring at the wall. Good air conditioning thank goodness but wasn't really needed since the nites were cool.
The swimming pool was dirty. It looked as though it had not been cleaned in weeks. There was sand at the bottom of the pool and the jacuzzi was not working. The name said Casino but no Casino on site. As far as the restaurant goes it is an open air restaurant with a view of the beach. A bit pricey since the do charge an iva (tax) of 12% and the tip is also added to the price. For example $15 for a continential breakfast for two. You could get the same breakfast for less if you walk a few blocks down for $5 tax and tip included.
Nite life was non-existent. Like I mentioned November is an off season month to be here. Just a handful of travelers but mostly just the locals. This is my second time being in Salinas. I was there last year in 2005 during the month of December while traveling the Ruta Del Sol.
We were at the hotel on Feb 19-20, 2006. Unfortunately, the pictures of the hotel on their website are outdated. The hotel is deteriorated. The windows do not close properly. The paint is falling off the walls. The pool has murky water-no filtration or chlorine. Their restaurant is full of flies. There is a club next door that plays club music on weekends till 4:00 a.m. and can be heard loud and clear in the rooms.
The place has an excelent location, it is ocean front at the middle of the Salinas Malecon.
The food at the Cafeteria del Sol is very good. It offer a wide variety such as seafood, steaks, poultry, sandwiches, and pizzas. Beverages and cocktails are offered too.
The rooms are like apartments, very spacious and confortable.
Reasonable prices, and a very kind staff.