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Brixham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and myself have just come home after spending 2 weeks at Riu Palace. The hotel is just perfect for a relaxing holiday . The staff are all very friendly and nothing is too much trouble for them. The rooms are very clean and everything is done to a high standard. The restaurant offers a great selection of food... More 

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4 Thank cb270
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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The Hotel itself has recently been refurbished, and is immaculate, clean and beautiful. We stayed in room 2018 and it was central to everything & cleaned every day to a lovely standard. Certainly 5* The food is gorgeous, we ate so well, lovely hot food at all times of the day in the buffet style restaurant, and the speciality ones... More 

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4 Thank Ben H
Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I arrived on the Sunday after it opened on the Friday. The flight was good but cramped and the front toilets packed in soon after take off. We flew through customs only to be met with mayhem in coach park as told to board coach 5 which wasn't there. In fact no coaches there only couple hundred... More 

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just come back from a weeks stay here at Rui palace what a great time we had in the sun the hotel has had a refurb and from the time we checked to when we left staff where great friendly and always with a smile the rooms are really comfortable we was in block 5 by the beach was very... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Absolutely fantastic hotel. More than 5*!! Rooms were beautiful and well cleaned. Restaurants well stocked and really, for an all inclusive the food was great. 4 onsite (bookable) restaurants , of which we managed to get bookings for 3. Krystal restaurant seems very difficult to book as it is always full - But we managed to eat at the Thai,... More 

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Upton Pontefract
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is very easy to run out of superlatives when reviewing this hotel. Yes there was a bit of a delay booking in and getting our room, and a problem with our taxi to the airport, the fault of Thomson's useless rep, but other than that everything was exceptional. The hotel exudes style. This is not a high rise hotel... More 

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12 Thank Peter F
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This hotel is trying but not reaching there... We (& all other arrivals) had to wait 2,5hrs for check in at 4pm in the afternoon (so rooms should have been ready). We had to change room (gave up after several promises for a week) for our first time ever at any hotel due to; * bad odor from sewer *... More 

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Wolverhampton, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I forgot to review this hotel when we went last year, and before the refurbishments, but even back then the hotel was well worth a stay, we had a fantastic stay, food was great, staff where always happy to help you, great entertainment team, and now I have read some of the reviews from guests since the refurbishment, I will... More 

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is well worth a 5-star review, albeit there are a few things that management could improve on. This is a large hotel, but it is easily able to accommodate and cater for the numbers of guests. Our two standard rooms were spacious and well fitted, if not finished to 'perfection'. When we mentioned minor issues, they were dealt... More 

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stayed here 8 times and will be back again next year. Following the closure for referbishment we hoped it had not been 'sanitised' into a hotel that could be anywhere in the world as there was a strong african feel. To some extent this has happened in bedrooms and reception as dark wood has been replaced with greys.... More 

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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Beachfront
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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 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: $340 - $733 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Riu Palace Cabo Verde 4*
Number of rooms: 500
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Also Known As:
Riu Funana Santa Maria
Riu Palace Cabo Verde Cape Verde/Ilha Do Sal - Santa Maria
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Santa Maria
#2 Spa Hotel in Santa Maria
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Maria
#3 Luxury Hotel in Santa Maria
#4 Family Hotel in Santa Maria
#4 Romantic Hotel in Santa Maria
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“There As it is only 2 storey there isn't a lift so if you cannot manage 1 flight of stairs ask for a ground floor room .”
 of 5 bubbles cb270, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The Pork in the speciality Italian is fantastic (no pun intended!)”
  • View from our room.
 of 5 bubbles benhT5878SZ, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Rooms in Block 5 seem to be the best location. We stayed in block 2 which was halfway between the pools/beach and the reception”
 of 5 bubbles Ange0809, 2 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Our standard rooms were very good, with very good (quiet) air-con. No need to upgrade.”
  • Mini-bar of standard twin room
 of 5 bubbles 740peterp, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Blocks 1 and 2 next to reception 3 and 4 near pool and 5 at beach. Only 2 floors so patio or balcony. Sea views are incredible.”
 of 5 bubbles carolmcmenemie, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
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