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Cabocan Lote A2, A3, Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal 4111 Cape Verde
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 06/18/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 06/18/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#5 of 27 hotels in Santa Maria
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The 24h All Inclusive Hotel Riu Funana is open all year round, is located on the beach of Sal, in the south of the island, next to the Riu Palace Cabo Verde hotel. The location is ideal due to its proximity to Santa Maria (next village 1,5km) and Sal International Airport (SID) is approx. 15 km away. The hotel has 572 comfortably furnished rooms and offers modern updated amenities. Relax with a massage at our Renova Spa or get in shape at our gym. 2 outdoor pools, 1 children’s pool. For the youngest guests, there is the RiuLand Kids Club (for children from 4 to 7 years & 8 to 12 years old), RiuArt atelier and for adults, day and evening entertainment as well as Pacha discotheque, many water sports activities are offered on the beach. For lovers of gastronomy, we offer live cooking stations at our main buffet as well as Asian, Grill and Gourmet cuisine, 6 bars.
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Property amenities
Free internet
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Public wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Fitness classes
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Kid-friendly buffet
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Nightclub / DJ
Children's playground
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids pool
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Neck massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Shared bathroom
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
First aid kit
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Private balcony
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Seating area
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Good to know
Family Resort
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Dutch and 1 more
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sjsjsj wrote a review Yesterday
North England56 contributions75 helpful votes
Travel lodges are far superior. This place is more like a compound than hotel. The rooms are grim and basic . A beaded curtain that acts as a wardrobe was filthy, covered with thick dust ,so we were reluctant to hang clothes up anywhere near it. There a splodges of paint splattered all over the room -even on the curtains and tiles in the shower. The towels are threadbare- Definitely not 5 Star level! Our fan stopped working after 2 days and the air con sounded like a machine gun all night. There is no sound proofing so forget any ideas of sleep. Food tastes the same every meal and drinks do not resemble any I have ever experienced before. Wifi will cost you 30 Euros for 7 days and even then is unreliable. We checked out after 3 days and nobody asked why !! Says it all.
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Date of stay: January 2022
Jakeyboyo wrote a review Jan 21
Ebbw Vale, United Kingdom34 contributions35 helpful votes
This is our third stay at this wonderful hotel, and once again it was perfect, from the very easy check in, the excellent food, the spotless rooms, the pool area is brilliant the pools are warm and clean, the waiters in the main restaurant are always smiling and ready to give you any and every drink you want, the reception staff are all friendly and helpful bar for 1 man who will remain nameless, Bruna in reception was exceptional and more then once went out of her way to assist us and make sure our holiday was perfect. We will be back in January 2023 and already looking forward to it.
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Date of stay: January 2022
christine p wrote a review Jan 20
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom25 contributions1 helpful vote
Hotel generally very good. We asked for a pool view which we were led to believe we had. However non of the rooms have a pool or sea view, just views of the gardens which are well kept. The walk ways are all palm tree lined and make walking outside pleasant. The rooms are cleaned to a very high standard. One or two things could be improved . The beaded curtains on the wardrobe could do with replacing and bigger towels would be better. On the plus side the fan on low speed is excellent to leave on all night and the bed is one large mattress not two beds pushed together. The food and choices are excellent. Entertainment is good but Karioke every night at 10.15 was disappointing would prefer music to dance to. The disco doesn't start until 11pm. Santa Maria is a mile walk and worth visiting. Beach really attractive.. Taxi back 3 euros.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Generally good all inclusive winter break. No real issues. lf you are looking for a modern...
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barry dingley wrote a review Jan 19
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First time we have been let down by a TUI Hotel, definitely not 5 star, think it may have had supply issues? Food ok but not up to the TUI standard, evening entertainment finished at 9pm would like to point out this was an adult hotel only so poor entertainment really, drinks at some off the bars took an absolute age to get, been to Cape Verde 4 times on previous holidays first time at this hotel, sadly wont be going back again.
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Date of stay: January 2022
villefort wrote a review Jan 19
Ringe, Denmark17 contributions8 helpful votes
Lovely place and very friendly staff. The Manager was very helpful and friendly. Nice intertainment and lots of food and drink. Not much to do on the island but definitely worth a visit. Sorry only to be here a week. And very Covid safe!! 😉
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Riu Funana
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Riu Funana?
Nearby attractions include Djunta Mo Art (1.2 miles), Project Biodiversity Turtle Conservation Hatchery (0.3 miles), and Praia de Santa Maria (1.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Riu Funana?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Riu Funana?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a desk, and a pool view.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Riu Funana?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Riu Funana?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Riu Funana?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hot Spot, Marea Restaurant, and Ocean Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Riu Funana?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Hotel Riu Funana have airport transportation?
Yes, Hotel Riu Funana offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Riu Funana?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Riu Funana?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, and Dutch.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Riu Funana?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Paroquia de Nossa Senhora das Dores (1.1 miles) and Nazarene Church (1.2 miles).