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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Large Well Kept Grounds Good Beach Activities To Enjoy Or Watch - Handy Beach Bar If You Tire Of The Main All Inclusive Restaurants Can Select Funana or Garopa Additional Restaurants To Eat. Spacious Rooms We Were There Feb 2013 & Are Returning In Nov 2014. The Down Side Is Thomson Flights Leave A Lot To Be Desired. Currently They... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had a fantastic holiday. The hotel is spotless and the hotel staff work so hard to maintain the high standards. We visited Cape Verde cats and dogs charity who do an amazing job. They rely solely on donations, so please if you can visit and help that would be great. They work so hard to maintain the health and wellbeing... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a lovely family holiday in Cape Verde and Riu Funana. The food in Riu Funana was excellent and the staff was quite friendly. Hotel was said to be a 5-star hotel, but I think that was over-rated. Overall we had one of the best time in there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just spent two weeks at this resort, the flight is not the best with Thomson but we attended Boa Vista in May so know to expect any mass amounts of leg room or entertainment etc. On arrival to the resort we were greeted with a cold drink which was needed, our room was spacious and all we needed.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a week at the Riu Funana in August and we had a wonderful time. Cape verde is sometimes billed as "The caribbean on Europes doorstep" but i think that may be pushing it a bit. it lacks the polish and finesse of a caribbean island but if your after a short haul alternative on a budget then it... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Firstly the island of Sal is barren and very flat - I had prepared myself but you always imagine that it will be better than you expect - it wasn't! I love greenery and the only green stuff surrounded the hotel complexes, which must be a devil to keep watered. On our arrival in mid August they hadn't had any... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Whilst we didn't expect 5 star by European standards, this hotel is barely a 3 star. Everything is self service, from the buffet food to the tea and coffee machines and the lager and wine taps. The latter are not supervised at all and we often saw children helping themselves to beer, which may or may not have been for... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel was lovely, very clean and all the staff were helpful and friendly. There was a good entertainment team with lots of activities. The rooms were spacious and the variety of restaurants was very good I would definitely recommend it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Travelled on 20th August for a week, the flight is just not good very cramped and no entertainment at all. Come on Thomson get your act together Sal airport is the secondary landing site for the space shuttle why don't you use bigger planes, later in the year you will have competition maybe that will make you change. The hotel... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very hard review to do because we did have a great time and met some really amazing people but the Hotel itself was the real let down. I can understand the positive reviews if you are are not expecting 4/ 5 star quality but when we booked this we really thought we would at least be staying... 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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Riu Funana Santa Maria
ClubHotel Riu Funana Cape Verde/Ilha Do Sal - 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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