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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 #3 of 15 hotels in Santa Maria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed today
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

After reading some negative reviews I wasnt sure what to expect but WOW what a fantastic resort,We stayed in block 6000 in the Garopa side and could not fault the room.All of the Hotel was kept spotless,the cleaners worked really hard.The buffett was excellant with lots to choose from you would have to be very picky not to find something... More

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Lossiemouth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Excellent location, good hotel and comfortable rooms. I wasn't sure what to expect with this holiday location but took the word of friends who have been to The Isles and glad I did. The beach was perfect, the sun loungers plentiful and a nice chilled out atmosphere. Even the beach traders were polite and friendly. Tour reps Claire, Mario and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

My husband and I have just returned from the Riu Garopa and have had a lovely relaxing time. The five and a half hour flight from Gatwick did seem very long and boring as no entertainment provided but the reason behind this is that the runway can not cope with a larger aircraft. On arrival we received a welcome drink... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

After much deliberation on where to go on our summer holiday, my girlfriend and I decided on Cape Verde and the Riu Garopa for a week. We are so glad that we did - it was truly brilliant. I can’t speak highly enough of this place! As has been said before on here, the Riu Garopa and Funana mirror each... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I spent a week at the Riu Garopa in July. We thought it was lovely. The hotel was spotless, the variety of food amazing and the beaches wonderful. Our reps Mario and Ryan were the best, nothing was too much trouble. Being animal lovers, we were intrigued by the signage "Cats Café". There are two watering and... More

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Armagh, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

my wife and i booked this hotel with thomson for 10 nights the hotel is lovely and is a good 4star the first room we were allocaced was a ground floor room it was a bit fusty and dark.We went to reception and asked to be moved to anorther room which the girl did immediately and was no problem for... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were so excited when we got there. When checking in they offered us welcome drink and carried our luggage right to the room. The rooms were comfy and cleaned. I have never seen so wide range of tasty and local speciliates before. The hotel is divided into small buildings enclosed by pools and nature. The gardeners made a great... More

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Bexley, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fantastic hotel, wonderful food and lovely people. Cannot fault the hotel or the facilities. Towels for the swimming pool/beach provided, tea, coffee, drinks, food - everything you could wish for and more. If you want a lovely relaxing break with nothing much to do this is the place to go and with Mario and Ryan as the holiday reps everything... More

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Brno, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent there about 2 weeks in the Garopa part of Riu hotels. I appreciate most the friendliness of staff and willingness to help with anything. We enjoyed all of the four theme restaurants, which have to be booked at least three days in advance to visit. The rooms were spacious, clean and prepared every day. The area of hotel... More

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

A great hotel, spotlessly clean with warm, friendly staff. The Thomson reps, especially Mario, were brilliant. The food was good, especially the specialist restaurants. There were more chavs than I would have liked, but nowadays they get in everywhere. The beach was lovely and the beach bar very handy. Overall a very lazy and relaxing week.

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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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — ClubHotel Riu Garopa 4*
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Also Known As:
Riu Garopa Santa Maria
ClubHotel Riu Garopa Cape Verde/Ilha Do Sal - Santa Maria

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#2 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Maria #3 Luxury Hotel in Santa Maria #3 Family Hotel in Santa Maria #4 Romantic Hotel in Santa Maria
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* 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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