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Hotel Riu Palace Cabo Verde

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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Just returned last night and so wish I was still here, everything about the hotel is spot on. Staff all friendly . Drinks all branded. Foods amazing and something for everyone. Rooms immaculate. (Optics a bonus) 🍸 Beach gorgeous but sea very rough at times. Booked island tour with Tony Dream Tours on the beach just at the entrance to...

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Bampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We last stayed at this hotel 6 years ago, when it was the Funama and the sister hotel attached was the Garopa, in those days both shared all facilities and even back then we had a fantastic time. Following the refurbishment in 2016, and upgrade to the Palace Gabo Verde we were not disappointed on our return. The transformation is...

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We returned 2 weeks ago from a nice chilled holiday at this hotel. The flight over was probably the worst bit as 6 hours on a cramped Thomson plane with no entertainment was not my idea of fun, however the meal served on the plane was nice. Once we got there the airport was small but we didnt wait too...

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Bolton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

2 weeks of laid back doing nothing but eat drink and lazing by the pool,food Exalent staff perfect branded drinks exalent restaurants / down side nothing much todo outside the Hotel , airport far to small

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Leeds
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

We have stayed here twice before when it was Rui Funana and there are some great changes following the refurbishment but also there is a bit of character lost in the reception area and main restaurant, which both feel a bit too clinical. Let me start though with our arrival. We had a lovely welcome with a glass of bubbly,...

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england
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Myself and my wife visited the hotel for a week starting 15/3/2017 for a holiday because riu had changed it to a palace and we have stayed at a palace before and like the standards. But I am sorry to say although the hotel is nice it is not up to a palace standard by a long way . There...

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Chew Magna, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I agree with all the positive thoughts about the hotel but must put in some high praise for the wonderful Entertainers, animation team. They came to dance with the punters before their show and then gave us some amazing shows. High energy! We loved the Chicago, Crazy Night and Studio 54 but best of all was the Capo Verde night....

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3Thank O3400HTkated
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed at hotel for 2 weeks,hotel is very clean we stayed in block 3 which was middle of complect ,bed got to be best bed we've slept in,food was lovely plenty choice,pools were lovely,beach lush but red flag whole time we were there,only negative was to windy for us

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somerset
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Flight: This was actually quite good as we normally go long haul this was easy peasey! My only main gripe for the flight is as it's approx. 5:30 hrs, I would of thought free drinks and entertainment would of been standard and much appreciated by many. Arrival: Although there was a long line of people getting through immigration it went...

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Glasgow, Scotland
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've rated this hotel/ complex as 4. Certainly more than an average three, my view is that it is impossible to deliver a 5 star experience within the "all - inclusive" paradigm. O.K. I've got that off my chest. So let us focus on the good points. The flight from Glasgow was over 6 hours in an 757 so the...

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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
* Situated on the island of Sal in the Cape Verde Islands * Main building and 2-story annexes * Situated on the beach front together with the ClubHotel Riu Funana * Complimentary sun loungers and parasols on the beach * 1.5 Km to Santa Maria * 15 km from the airport * Credit cards accepted: Visa ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Riu Palace Cabo Verde

Address: Cabocan Lote A2, A3, Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal, Cape Verde
Region: Cape Verde > Ilha do Sal > Santa Maria
Price Range: $269 - $525 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Riu Palace Cabo Verde 4*
Number of rooms: 500
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Also Known As:
Riu Funana Santa Maria
Hotel Riu Palace Cabo Verde Cape Verde/Ilha Do Sal - Santa Maria
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Maria
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Santa Maria
#3 Luxury Hotel in Santa Maria
#3 Spa Hotel in Santa Maria
#4 Romantic Hotel in Santa Maria
#4 Family Hotel in Santa Maria
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“Block 5 is nearer the beach entrance and pool, rooms 5145 - 5152 have good views over the beach/sea. You'll have to walk one way or other.”
 of 5 bubbles BeardOxfordshire, 24 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a sea view”
 of 5 bubbles Helipad_13, 24 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Block 5 was good. Ask for west-facing room for evening sunshine.”
 of 5 bubbles O3400HTkated, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“No lifts so ground floor if mobility is an issue.”
 of 5 bubbles Inchconnachan, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“I think rooms in all blocks are good. Personally I wouldn't recommend block 1 because this is pretty close to the bar and lobby.”
 of 5 bubbles ScholtenvanRiet, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
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