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Reviewed August 3, 2020

where should I start from? I stayed in this place in july 2019 for more than a week and enjoyed every aspect spanning from cleanliness, service, staff, food, aesthetics... the position made the landscape look better thanks to the fact it is located along the western coast where sun sets. If you can , though I didn't opt for it, You can join some excursions just ask in reception.
rooms are modern , clean, some like mine even overlooked the garden (well kept like a peterhof or versailles) and the sea. there are also theme suppers (africa, crystal and japanese) that I don't advise since they serve you pretty much the same food found at normal self service.

Date of stay: September 2019
Trip type: Traveled with family
6  Thank anonimoaoa
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Riu Hotels and Resorts, General Manager at Hotel Riu Palace Boavista, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2020

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your feedback on Tripadvisor with regards to your last year stay with us here at the Hotel Riu Palace Boavista.

It is delightful to hear that you had enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back to our property in the near future.

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Reviewed June 14, 2020

Lovely hotel staff very friendly and helpful food excellent. Only drawback there really is nothing to do outside the hotel. If all your looking for is a totally relaxing holiday this is the place for you.

Date of stay: February 2020
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5  Thank PDMK2020
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RiuHotelsandResorts, Online Reputation Manager at Hotel Riu Palace Boavista, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2020

Dear guest,

Thank you so much your great feedback on your stay with us at Hotel Riu Palace Boavista.

We appreciate your lovely praise of your whole experience, of enjoying our amenities and culinary delights – but moreover, we are so thankful for your kind words on our personal service.

We cannot wait to welcome you back!

All the best wishes from the entire team,

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Reviewed June 1, 2020 via mobile

This is a late review of this hotel which me and my girlfriend stayed at in October for a week.

This hotel has one of the best reception entrances, we had a choice of welcome drink, fresh orange or prosecco, we took one of each I had orange and the girlfriend had prosecco.

Check in was rather fast and the receptionist was fantastic and his instructions were perfect for us to find our room we paid for the private pool room.

Our room was fantastic the mini bar was great, every couple of days the mini bar man comes round to fill them up we were In the room everytime he came round, he'd be so happy and would make sure he did his best that you got everything you asked for.

The maid were also fantastic they cleaned the room brilliantly every day I couldn't fault them one bit.

Entertainment was good we didnt really watch as we went in the sports bar and entertained our selves.

We also used the spa and got the cape verde massage, which I recomend you do so long as you can bare someone touching your feet (I cant but it was worth it).

On check out day you can have the bell boys pick your cases up from your room for you (you have to request this), we didnt do this as our room was only a short walk to reception and didnt see the point, plus all member of staff work fantastic and are really friendly.

Would definitely come again

Date of stay: October 2019
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
7  Thank MattW428
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RiuHotelsandResorts, Online Reputation Manager at Hotel Riu Palace Boavista, responded to this reviewResponded June 2, 2020

Dear Matt,

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experiences with us. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay and could take many nice impressions with you.

As we try to meet the individual wishes of our guests every day to offer them a wonderful holiday, we are of course delighted by your kind words.

Our enthusiastic team cannot wait to share another wonderful experience with you. Meanwhile we gladly announce that since the 25th of May our hotels Riu Plaza Berlin & Riu Plaza Guadalajara are ready to receive guests.

In the hope that we may welcome you soon again we remain with kind regards,

Stay safe!

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Reviewed May 7, 2020

We hadn't stayed at a RUI hotel before but would definitely again. It was a relatively new hotel but the place was so clean and tidy and organised. The booking requirements for the restaurants was a little tricky as you could only book so many at once and they weren't open every night so when it came to a 7 day holiday you were limited. We did request a quiet room which we got put above the entertainment area??! But when we asked to move, we did, albeit got lost on our way as reception staffs directions were not the best!

We looked to upgrade to a swim up bungalow villa but these were very expensive. The room we had was lovely, clean, tidy and had alcohol in the room. The view was nice. The beach was lovely and although we didn't go in the sea, looked pretty. We opted to stay on the beach most of the holiday, it was windy at times but its CV! It was enjoyable and we would definitely go back.

The hotel was nicely laid out, lovely decor even to the bathrooms. The restaurants had more than enough food and I have never had donuts like that for breakfast - EVER! All the restaurants served fantastic meals, nuts with your evening drinks at the bar and the coffee shop was adorable.

Boavista airport was small and a strange airport, like in an outside hut! But seeing the goats wander by when waiting for the bus was sweet.

Date of stay: June 2019
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7  Thank 72,332
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RiuHotelsandResorts, Online Reputation Manager at Hotel Riu Palace Boavista, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2020

Dear guest,

Thank you for taking the time to write to us about your recent visit.

It is fantastic to know that you had a great time with us and that you have enjoyed our friendly service and our rich gastronomy so much. We love to make our guests feel like at home!

Thank you again and we hope to see you in the near future when these difficult times are over.
The joy of traveling only takes a break.

Stay healthy until then!

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Reviewed April 23, 2020 via mobile

We stayed at Riu Palace in March, and booked a swim up room, only one downfall didn’t get much sun on our side of the block 46 room no 4604,the room was kept spotlessly clean and all staff are a credit to the hotel.The Africa buffet restaurant was brilliant, plenty to eat and plenty of choice for everyone.We also did the Japanese one which was lovely.No need to reserve any sun beds plenty on beach and around the pools, weather was good windy some days but we found that to be good.Evening entertainment was enjoyable they work really hard even though the songs are mimed, they always come round after the show and have a chat to you which was really nice.There are too many staff to name and thank that really made our holiday,all doing a great job.We did 3 excursions with TUI and found them to be quite expensive for what they was, went on the whale watching and the boat was absolutely crammed pack full of people, we was last to get on the catamaran and unless you get on first you can’t see much.We did book a taxi to and from airport which was brilliant only a short journey but you miss the queue.Thanks Riu Palace for a great and restful holiday, hope to be back next year.

Date of stay: March 2020
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
7  Thank biggriff03
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RiuHotelsandResorts, Online Reputation Manager at Hotel Riu Palace Boavista, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2020

Dear biggriff03,

Thank you very much for giving us a full rating and for sharing this detailed and positive review after your recent stay at our hotel!

It is very delightful to read you enjoyed so many aspects of your holiday! Thank you for all your kind words in reference to our room facilities, our wide gastronomic offer and the excellent service of our helpful and attentive staff; our whole team will be so much happy when they know about your compliments!

We hope this lovely memory stays fresh with you until we see you again on our little piece of paradise once this difficult times are over; stay safe meanwhile!

With the best of our wishes,

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