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ClubHotel Riu Garopa

4.0 of 5 Cabocan Lote A2 A3 | Santa María - Isla de Sal, Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal, Cape Verde
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Firstly, I can't believe some peoples comments on on this hotel. We had booked an 11 night stay, but due to unforeseen circumstances we had to come back to the uk early with having only spending 4 nights here.The days we did get to spend here were fab and I was extrelmy gutted we had to leave. We couldn't fault... More

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Croydon, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited the island earlier this month and had a lovely relaxing holiday. Went with some girlfriends and even though it's a busy and large hotel it is well spaced out and it doesn't feel overcrowded. The staff were all friendly and helpful and we found the whole hotel very clean and tidy. We visited 2 of the specialist restaurants (African... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had wanted to visit Cape Verde for a few years and we decided on this hotel as it shares it's grounds with its sister hotel Funana. We could use all of the facilities.In fact ,Funana was the more expensive option because their rooms overlooked the beach. This was not a must for us! On arrival at the airport we... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have just come back from a 14 night stay at the Riu Garopa, which is combined with ClubHotel Funana. This is a lovely hotel. The hotel, pool and rooms are very clean. Restaurant staff and bar staff were friendly and reception staff were always happy to help. The food choice in the main restaurant is repetitive however there was... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We recently returned from a 14 day holiday on this lovely Cape Verde Island. We previously visited Boa Vista, 2 years ago, so we were well aware of the lack of leg room on the plane, but it didn't bother us for a short flight. You need to do visas on line before you go also, and the hotel has... More

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Baldock, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This holiday ticked all of our boxes. We wanted a relaxing family holiday with plenty to do for our 16 year old twins. The hotel complex was lovely - clean & well maintained. Many of the staff were extremely pleasant & friendly - especially lovely Christina the breakfast & lunch time waitress. The entertainment team were fun & worked tirelessly.... More

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Warwick, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just back from 14 wonderful nights at this all inclusive hotel - not disappointed. Everywhere was clean, food was excellent, staff worked hard and were very friendly. Amenities included tennis, spa, beach bar, 4 pools - loads of eateries(highly recommend booking the Asian restaurant). Now thinking about Christmas there...

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Where do I start? If they offered me a plane out of here today I'd take it, I have been here for 4 days and have booked for 2 weeks! The flight out here was ok, dragged a bit but other than that ok There wasn't really any delays at the airport, but we was the only flight that had... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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11 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Hotel complex is really beautiful, very clean and the staff works hard to maintain the complex. Garopa makes one complex with Funana which hosts mainly customers of TUI. Anytime you can use all premises not matter what hotel you are booked in. Rooms are equipped in gorgeous African decor. Had a problem with the hairdryer which was fixed on the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Just back from 11 nights at the Garopa.Lovely hotel but bit disappointed that we did'nt see much sun. Every morning it was cloudy & sun came out at about 4 O'Clock for a while,it was warm all the time but not sunny. Hotel was very clean, food was great & the theme restaurants were excellent.There are 4 theme restaurants &... More

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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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* 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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