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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
RMCELP Newport, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Newport, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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Hereford, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed for a week in early March and was very impressed. As others have said, the reception staff were all friendly with good English, in fact all the staff in the resort were friendly and welcoming. The Garopa and the Funana are basically one large hotel with two receptions and to get the most out of it you should... More

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Wednesbury, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second time here and loved every minute of our time. The rooms are rather unusual but have everything you need. Layout of hotel is very good, staff are wonderful. Great food and entertainment, weather warm and windy. There is little to do here go for a rest, the beach is fantastic .

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Crewe, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We returned from a 2 week stay at the RIU Garopa on the 27th March 2014. RIU upgraded our room to a Jacussi Suite ( room 6140 ) for the duration as a benefit for being a RIU Diamond Class Member. We had a fantastic holiday with no complaints. The food was very good in both the main restaurants and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our 3rd stay in the Hotel Garopa, we were there for 2 weeks from 26 Feb until the 12 March. We have no complaints at all, we were highly satisfied with the cleanliness of our room and the hotel in general. I cannot understand what people find to complain about as there is enough choice of food for... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just arrived back from Riu Garopa after a great 2 weeks holiday , all the staff there do a wonderful job keeping you happy @ making it a great time . We only went there at Christmas last year & enjoyed it so much of course we have been there that many times I think we will get clocking in... More

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Kent, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have visited Cape Verde twice with my partner. We are in our early 20's. Our last visit was in may 2012. We have just arrived back we went 13th march 2014 for a week. The hotel is a perfect location from the airport. Don't let the size or distance of the hotel from places put you off. Riu garopa... More

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Hayling Island, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Inside the hotel's gates all is well-ordered tranquility, outside is a little different! Tourism has only arrived in this part of the Cape Verde islands in the last 6 years. Much of the island is unchanged - arid and windswept with poor housing and little employment. The hotel is remarkably well-organised, delivering hundreds of meals in several locations and thousands... More

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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 Luxury Hotel in Santa Maria
#4 On the Beach 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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