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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Just coming to the end of a two week stay at the Riu Karamboa clubhotel. I came here with my husband for a relaxing holiday and that is exactly what we got. We flew here with Thomsons who I'm thoroughly impressed with, the flight here wasn't spacious but I understand this is because of the limited runway they can only... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Everything about this hotel is excellent, but there are loads of stray cats everywhere- brushing against your legs under the tables and begging in the restaurant, sniffing at your drinks out by the pool, snoozing on the sofa in the main foyer, and worst of all crying loudly in the corridor outside our room and waking us up every night.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great hotel great staff! The atmosphere of the place is so relaxing and the best bit about it for me was the beach. In my party 5 went two kids aged 12,15 and three adults youngest 19 oldest well let's say below 60. The food was great if only a bit repetitive. The staff at the main restraint were great,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We're just back from a great relaxing holiday. Here are some tips so you enjoy your trip. 1) If travelling as a couple, take the water taxi to Sal Rei; 5Eur single or 8Eur return per person. Book it on the beach with Scuba Caribe. 2) Two private half day excursions are great value & you'll see the whole island.... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The first thing that strikes you after leaving the small all-open Airport is that the hotel is located only five minutes by bus from the Airport. The second thing that really stand out is that the hotel itself really looks like something straight out of Disney's "Aladdin". The rooms are over above (as basically everything from RIU is) and the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Firstly, let me say that some people reviewing this hotel have lost all sense of proportion. Lets look at the flight first. Yes, it's 6 hours in a 757 - I can't remember the last time I flew in a 757 - but its the only size aircraft that reasonably fits all the holidaymakers and still is able to land.... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed here on the 11/6/14 for two weeks and couldn't fault the place or the food , the staff were friendly and helpful .Transfer from the airport is so quick no sitting on a coach for ages. Just bear in mind that there is nothing around the hotel but sand , there is quad biking, jeep safaris tours and water... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Spent 2weeks her from 26 th June, well what can I say.Excellent!!. The staff were all very friendly and could not do enough for you, the hotel itself was very big but never looked to crowded, the grounds and rooms were kept immaculately clean. The food was delicious and enough choice for even the fussy eaters. Not much to do... More

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Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed at the Karamboa for 14 nights at the end of June as a couple. Firstly the flight is not a problem, don't be put off by the horror stories on here. It's under six hours, certainly not luxury but it's fine and worth it to get to such a great resort. All the positives people have mentioned are... More

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We just got back , 16.7.14. After reading the reviews we were a bit worried about the flight but it was ok and wasn't as un comfortable as we thought it might be. The hotel was beautiful and clean , only thing was the cleaner was cleaning the snack bar all the time in meal times which was annoying and... More

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  • Cape Verde(83)
  • Main restaurant(47)
  • Sal rei(41)
  • Pool area(40)
  • Very good(37)
  • Thomson rep(31)
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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
Clubhotel Riu Karamboa Cape Verde/Boa Vista

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Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
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#2 On the Beach Hotel in Boa Vista #2 Top resorts Hotel in Boa Vista #2 Luxury Hotel in 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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