The Royal Decameron was everything we had read on previous reviews so there was no great surprise. Thomson flight lasting 6 hours was quite cramped with no entertainment so take reading matter or download TV programmes or films to pass the time. Luckily hotel is only about 15 minutes from the airport but Tarmac roads don't go that far. Check in was a bit of a shambles taking about 1 hour until we were allotted our room. Our room was the furthest away from reception that you could get and not the easiest to find with little help from staff. Room was quite basic but had a spectacular view over to the beach. The bed was super king and very comfortable and room was cleaned every day. The restaurant was large and there was a great variety of food with something to suit everyone providing you do not expect haute cuisine. The hotel was full but never seemed over crowded as it has a lot of outside space. The pool is large and very cold and unfortunately there was still the problem of people reserving the sun beds first thing in the morning and not necessarily using them until lunchtime. The sun beds also could do with some upgrading as all the mattresses were ripped and most of the beds on the beach were broken. The beach is large and the sea too rough to swim. Most of the time the yellow flag was flying which meant it was good for jumping the waves. We took a 4x4 trip which covered seeing the north and south of the island and was quite interesting but if you are not a good traveller beware as most of the trip is off road along undeveloped areas. The beach cafe was nice for a change at lunch time and served fresh pancakes at 4.30 in the afternoon.
Overall the Royal Decameron was a nice hotel but 1week was long enough as the weather was very windy although dry and sunny. Quite chilly in the mornings and evenings. Plenty of entertainment if that is what you want and a nice lounge area if you want a quiet drink.
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- Also Known As:
- Royal Decameron Boa Vista Hotel Boa Vista
- Ventaclub Hotel Boa Vista
- Ventaclub Resort Boa Vista
- Royal Horizons Boa Vista Cape Verde