This modern hotel is on a quiet road about 1km from the centre of Toamasina (also known as Tamatave), 3kms from the harbour and a 10 minute drive from the airport. This location coupled with the hotel's well equipped rooms and suites make it a convenient stopover en route to Ile Sainte Marie or the Pangalanes Canal.
The 69 rooms are arranged over four floors and are all en-suite and air conditioned. TV, IDD phone and free Wi-Fi help you keep in touch with the outside world. There are several categories of room, mainly differentiated by size, with suites having sitting areas. Rooms are light and have stylish contemporary decor.
The hotel has an impressive range of recreational facilities including a large, heated indoor pool and relaxation area, sauna, spa treatment rooms and a fitness centre. The restaurant has a pleasant outdoor terrace and breakfast is often served here. You can sample local cuisine as well as international favourites, and there's a snack bar to keep hunger at bay between meals.
Open: Hotel Calypso is open all year.
Location: Hotel Calypso is in the city of Toamasina, also known as Tamatave, the largest port in Madagascar, situated on the east coast.
Rooms: There are 69 guest rooms, made up of 48 superior, including 4 family rooms, 10 luxe, 4 prestige rooms, 4 luxe suites, 2 prestige suites and 1 VIP suite. All have air conditioning, a safe, minibar, IDD phone, satellite TV, free Wi-Fi and an en-suite bathroom with complimentary toiletries.
Activities: There are some places of note in the city such as colonial-style buildings on the bay, the Town Hall on Independence Avenue, museums and markets, but most visitors use Toamasina as a stopover when travelling between Tana and Ile Sainte Marie or the Pangalanes Canal. Walking around the city at night is not recommended.
Facilities: There is a large indoor restaurant and a covered terrace for outdoor dining. The hotel has a heated indoor pool, gym, sauna and 3 massage rooms. Reception is staffed 24 hours a day.
Dining: The restaurant is open for breakfast, a buffet style meal, lunch and dinner. There is also a snack bar. Room service is available.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome.
Health: This is a malarial area.
Communication: There is free Wi-Fi internet access.
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"Large city hotel with full facilities and prices to match."