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VOI Vila do Farol

Praia Santa Maria, Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal 4111, Cape Verde
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Ranked #7 of 17 Hotels in Santa Maria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014
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Vienna, Wien, Austria
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

I am sure there are some people who think Vila do Farol is a terrific hotel. I am afraid I am not one of them. This place is more like a recreation compound for overweight Europeans and their plump offspring than a hotel. It begins when you check in and an orange band is attached to your wrist. Unlike those... More 

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Izmir Province, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Stay from the 15th of January until 29th. The cottage is spacious and up to three person, you can have a king + single or three singles bed. Bathroom is spacious but overall outdated. We had an issue with the hot water and it was promptly fixed. Plenty of space outside the cottage and every kiter I saw had all... More 

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Eskilstuna
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Nice hotel. Simple but clean rooms. Tv, refidgerator and AC. But my parentes Rom undortunately had a mushy smell.. Nice pool area with a saltvatten pool. Al inclusive with a good selection of food, a little bit boring after 14 days thoug.. A little bit underspiced food sometimes but fresh and a LOT of fruit and desserts. My mom, who... More 

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Viterbo, Lazio, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

I stayed in Vila do Farol from 28/08/13 to 04/09/13. First of all I must say that the holiday went very well, also thanks at all staff and service offered by village. The Food was good and there was many choice of meals. The solution all inclusive from this point of view offer much. Food and drinks don't lack! The... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013 via mobile

Conclution first: if you don't understand the Italian language, it is lot less worth visiting this hotel. The hotel facility it self is ok. It is fairly up to date maintained, the staff is polite, the food is great and plenty (note: much fish though), the rooms is clean and the all-inclusive system works well. It is short distance to... More 

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Daniele C, Direttore generale at VOI Vila do Farol, responded to this review

Dear Tessem, thank you for your time writing about the AW Bravo Vila do Farol. The feedback of our guests is very important for us because we can understand how our service is perceived. Independently of the nationality, the entertainement team and all our hotel staff always try to involve all our guests. The show time in the theater at... More 

Arruda dos Vinhos
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

The hotel is generaly good. Based on wood bungalows with no accoustic protection. If your neighbour speaks normally you'll ear it! The food is very good and abundant! The beach and swimiming pool are like you see in the brochures. Now the bad part, this is an Hotel aimed for Italians, if you come from every other country, chosse another... More 

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Daniele C, Direttore generale at VOI Vila do Farol, responded to this review

Dear jdiogo, thank you for your time writing about the AW Bravo Vila do Farol. The feedback of our guests is very important for us because we can understand how our service is perceived. We read very carefully what you wrote about the Hotel and we are really sorry that you didn't like our entertainement team. Our staff indeed is... More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

I would have rated this hotel a tad bit higher, BUT for the entirely awful experience I had with the staff on duty upon returning to my hotel room one night! I found it highly offensive and discriminatory that this man followed me all the way to my hotel room, in order to stop me and find out what my... More 

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Daniele C, Direttore generale at VOI Vila do Farol, responded to this review

For us, thanks to the guests who have entrusted us with the success of their holiday also means accepting their criticism carefully. We are sincerely sorry for what happened during your stay and that only now, after a year, you have reported the problem. But I hope you understand that since our club is an all inclusive one, barrier-free and... More 

Budapest, Hungary
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

We came here to spend the Xmas time of 2012, stayed 11 days in total. The Vila Do Farol is a hotel of bungalows located close to the center of town (20 minutes walk on the streets or 30 mins on the beach) on a huge parcel. It is directly located on the beach and offers all inclusive service from... More 

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Cison Di Valmarino, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2011

We spent a week at Club Bravo and enjoyed the casual and relaxed atmosphere.. This is an Italian resort and there were very few other nationalities present. The food was good very fresh and while not of goumet quality was never the less very well presented and quite varied. The fresh fruit was particularly good. The staff is friendly and... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2009

Cape Verde is a fantastic place for relax and sunbath... Bravo Club Vila do Farol is good but NOT at the level of the other Bravo Clubs I've seen before (Zanzibar, Maldives, Marsa Alam). I've been there with a group of 61 people, all of us from a Salsa school. The animation staff turned against us from the 1st day,... More 

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