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ClubHotel Riu Funana

4.0 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   Cabocan Lote A2, A3, Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal, Cape Verde
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Ranked #5 of 16 hotels in Santa Maria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
Happywanderer820 Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Everywhere around you on Cape Verde you will see 'No Stress' and that's just what we found. Just returned from an excellent holiday at the Riu Fanuna. The hotel is spacious with accommodation arranged around the grounds in 2 storey blocks. We were fortunate to get a room in 5 with a sea view which got the sun from midday... More

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We travelled on the 25th June for two weeks. The flight is the same as everyone else has said, plane too cramped, no inflight entertainment, most unhappy, unfriendly flight attendants I have ever seen!! The transfer and arrival at the hotel was spot on. The hotel is very big but it is amazing, so clean, staff are always cleaning, bedroom... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had a great time in Cape Verde. Travelled as a family 2 adults and 3 children aged 7, 8 and 9. All really enjoyed the holiday and would highly recommend this. Right on a fantastic beach although can be windy at times.

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We Stayed for 1 week in July 2014 at the Riu Funana, what a fantastic holiday, we would definitely return to this hotel, this was our first all inclusive trip and we loved every bit of it, food was superb, hotel was superb and the beach was absolutely incredible. Book the island tour with Marlee he is an absolute star... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just returned from a week at the Riu Funana and to be honest I thought it was very poor. We went through Thomson - all inclusive and I don't understand how this hotel could be included in their Platinum Selection. It's not a 5 star resort - realistically speaking I would say a 3 star. It is very clean -... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed for a week in June and loved it, but the hotel is not without fault... The staff were friendly and the service was great across the board, the beach is absolutely, and the rooms were clean and of a good standard. The downsides were the lack of variety when it came to the food, although I loved the... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

we have just returned from a weeks stay at the Funana,to be honest the drive from the airport which isnt long can be a bit worrying as it really isnt the most scenic of places !!! Then you arrive at the calm of the Funana ,the staff are generally very friendly although there are a few who could learn how... More

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely hotel. Great food and staff can't do enough to help. None of the usual conspiracies to stop you getting a drink at the bar so common in some of these all inclusive resorts. Rooms clean and well maintained and maid service great. Swimming pool lovely as you would expect without too much selfish towel reservations which was nice. You... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed for 2. Weeks it was our 1st time on Cape Verde and the hotel was the best every one was brilliant very helpfull food excellent loads of it all day everyday entertainment was very good we will defo come back and recommend it to all who ask me about our Holliday

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

We went for a week’s get away in July and had a great time. Rooms are clean and spacious, with good sized double shower, dressing area, separate seating area, new TV with some English channels mainly news, good sized balcony, air conditioning and comfy beds (although we had a twin pushed together, not a double bed). Hotel is well looked... More

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Address: Cabocan Lote A2, A3, Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal, Cape Verde
Location: Cape Verde > Ilha do Sal > Santa Maria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — ClubHotel Riu Funana 4*
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Also Known As:
Riu Funana Santa Maria
ClubHotel Riu Funana Cape Verde/Ilha Do Sal - Santa Maria

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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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#3 Romantic Hotel in Santa Maria #4 Family Hotel in Santa Maria #4 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Maria #4 Luxury Hotel in Santa Maria
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* 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 Garopa * Complimentary sun loungers and parasols on the beach * 1.5 km to Santa María * 15 km from the airport * Credit cards accepted: Visa ... more   less 
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