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Clubhotel Riu Karamboa

4.0 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   Lote HO 1, Urb. Morrinho de Baguincho | Praia de Salines, Boa Vista, Cape Verde
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Ranked #2 of 12 hotels in Boa Vista
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Have stayed in a few Riu hotels now, so if you have before you know what to half expect. Location, cant fault. 3 minutes from airport, 30 mins walk by the beach from the lovely morabeza beach bar and an hour walk into Sal Rai. Rooms are nice enough with air con, comfortable bed, good shower and best of all... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Don't normally write reviews, but as I rely on them for choosing my holidays thought it only fair to share my experience. My husband and I stayed here in June and had a fantastic 2 weeks, rooms were spacious and clean food was plentiful and varied. They serve everything from pasta and pizza to roast lamb and veg. I am... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have just returned from 2 weeks in the RIU Karamboa Cape Verde. First the good !! then the not so good. I was a little surprised to find that on exiting the airport in Cape Verde we were given paperwork by the rep. The rep said we needed to complete it before we arrived at the hotel, as the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hi All Two ways to write this.. one is very simply... the other is a little more detailed. So try this Very simply... Bloomin, (wanted to insert expetive but not allowed), Brilliant two weeks. Even with the niggly bits. Or... Detailed.... we have just returned from two weeks in the Riu Karamboa situated on Boa Vista Island in the Cape... More

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Ascot, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I can't understand why people bother putting negative reviews on websites like these it just makes people doubt their holiday choices. We had a lovely holiday. The hotel is large, clean, pretty, friendly staff, close to the airport but no noise. The weather was fine- a couple of cloudy days but overall was good. We did two trips- 2 hr... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed for two weeks in the Karamboa and could not fault it. Friendly and helpful staff, spotlessly clean, huge variety of food and motivated and energetic entertainment team. The staff at the beach bar are great fun. Boa Vista itself is a beautiful island, but you need to remember it is a developing country so don't expect theme parks... More

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Heusden, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Discussion on 4 or 5 stars apart, this is just the place to go to have a very relaxed holiday with kids. Beach next door, swimming pool and pool bar are beautiful, rooms are clean and the food is delicious, especially if you like sea food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just got back after being there 2 weeks...had a brilliant time with my girlfriend...all the staff are friendly and helpful!...rooms are clean and tidy...even tho the hotel was full you don't have to wait long for a drink...word of advice if your doing any excursion's don't waste time with the rep's just go to scubacaribe the quads are brilliant and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Flights to cape verde are on smaller aircraft as the runway is so short there, the downside of this is there's no entertainment on these planes so go prepared, 6 hours is a long time! Fabulous all inclusive hotel. Located right on the beach so the best of both worlds, pool or sea! Lots of activities going on throughout the... More

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Basildon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Been home a week now but it seems a lifetime! Stayed here with our 8 year old daughter and had a thoroughly wonderful relaxing time. Service by all the staff was excellent and always with a smile! All public areas of the hotel was safe, spotless and grounds were well tended. The food was plentiful, hot, and very tasty with... More

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Address: Lote HO 1, Urb. Morrinho de Baguincho | Praia de Salines, Boa Vista, Cape Verde
Location: Cape Verde > Boa Vista
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Clubhotel Riu Karamboa 4*
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Clubhotel Riu Karamboa Hotel Boa Vista
Clubhotel Riu Karamboa Boa Vista
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Situated on the island Boavista in the Cape Verde Islands. 2-storey main building and 3-storey annexes. Situated on the beachfront. Complimentary sun loungers and parasols on the beach. 7 km to Sal Rei. 1,5 km from the airport. Credit cards accepted: Visa ... more   less 
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