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ClubHotel Riu Garopa

4.0 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   Cabocan Lote A2 A3 | Santa María - Isla de Sal, Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal, Cape Verde
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Ranked #5 of 17 hotels in Santa Maria
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and myself stayed at the riu garopa for 2 weeks in mid April and we really enjoyed it. It was our first time on cape Verde and would definitely go again. The riu garopa is a lovely hotel , so very clean and the staff were really accommodating and friendly. We stayed in room 8147 and had a... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were moved to this hotel after ours was terrible. We were worried at first because this is not our normal choice as it's very large. However we were very surprised at how clean and spacious it was. The food and drink was plentiful and amazing. The staff couldn't do enough for you. There was loads to do and the... More

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Basingstoke, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A week wasn't long enough at this very well run friendly and clean hotel. Great entertainment day and night if you wanted it. Plenty of bars and sun loungers. Would definitely go again. Great time had by all.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Stayed here last week of March for some warm winter sun after a long winter of rain at home. Hotel well maintained & clean throughout. Only used poolside beds once as they are far too close together for our liking,seems to be a Riu thing though to be honest ! Beach was stunning,though very windy, ensure you grab a couple... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First time in the cape verde islands very barren on the island of Sal but we enjoyed it at our hotel. Rooms are reasonable size and clean we got sun on our balcony late afternoon which was nice. We like our beds softer and they are quite hard I did not sleep to well, but my husband seemed ok. If... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just got home from a week away just the two off us if you want a relaxing holiday this is the place to go, hotel was clean and everyone was friendly and helpful food was great plenty to choose from and different each night. We would love to go back maybe next year.

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Rhyl, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well where to begin! Booked a week away to the Riu Garopa as i saw it on Thomson website, Boked on monday left on Wednesdat! Flight from manchester was early afternoon, the pilot did not shut up all the way rattling on about what we could see if looked out of left or right window which was just annoying! The... More

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Newport, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked this with my partner last minute as we needed some sun!! We booked with Thompson/First choice.Airport is small we got through quickly. This is a great all inclusive hotel with friendly staff. We had room 7120 (block 7) and requested this block as we looked at trip advisor before hand. This block is close to everything. Cape Verde Sal:-... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've just returned from our fourth visit, and if anything it's better than ever. This time we took two of our daughters, who are well-travelled adults, and they also had a super time. The whole point of visiting Sal, as far as we're concerned, is that it genuinely offers a chance to relax and recharge the batteries.The island lives up... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I know people seem to love this resort but I think it falls short on several points. We all base our reviews upon our previous experiences and this one balances against other RIU, and alike chain, stays. The last being in the Americas. I would use the term dull. Not that there is anything wrong with the place but it... More

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Additional Information about ClubHotel Riu Garopa

Also Known As:
Riu Garopa Santa Maria
Riu Garopa
Riu Garopa Hotel
ClubHotel Riu Garopa Cape Verde/Ilha Do Sal - Santa Maria
Address: Cabocan Lote A2 A3 | Santa María - Isla de Sal, Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal, Cape Verde
Location: Cape Verde > Ilha do Sal > Santa Maria
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Santa Maria
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Maria
#4 Luxury Hotel in Santa Maria
#4 Romantic Hotel in Santa Maria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — ClubHotel Riu Garopa 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
* Main building and 2-story annexes * Situated on the beach front together with the ClubHotel Riu Funana * Complimentary sun loungers and parasols on the beach * 1.5 km to Santa Mar??a * 15 km from the airport * Credit cards accepted: Visa ... more   less 
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