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Royal Horizons Boa Vista
Ranked #4 of 11 Hotels in Boa Vista
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 3, 2014

Visited in June 2014. The Hotel, Food & Staff are very good. Cleanliness is paramount and there are often snap checks on the food tempratures. A bakery on site provides fresh hot bread on a daily basis and the home made soups are fabulous.
You would have thought the weather would be great, being near the Equator. This is not so. I thought for the best part of the week there was more clouds than over Manchester !! Now, when the Sun is out, the constant 24/7 wind is pleasant. When it is cloudy, it is cold and the swimming pools were always freezing because of the wind.

The visit to the town (Village) which is 10 Euros each way in a taxi from most Hotels is sparse, bordering on desolate. The few shops open are sparse and I have to say I was dissappointed.
athough the intimidating group of large men, who were the only people about and were very focussed on offering us a taxi service back to the Hotel, served as the best tourist information advice to return to the hotel complex pretty quickly in our pre ordered taxi.

We could only go in the sea twice, when the Yellow flag was up (strong swimmers only) as the waves and currents were very powerful & the ever prevailing wind make it look like we had joined the French Foreign Legion. ~You are issued with rocks to put on your bed to keep your mattress on the bed whilst you stand up.

Would I go again.....No sorry !

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank Sherlock999
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Reviewed June 29, 2014

Visited this hotel in march with my friend . We were staying for 2 weeks but had to return home after only 1 week due to my friend braking her wrist and being unable to get treatment at the local hospital as there was no x Ray machine. I won't bore you with the details of that other than to heap praise on Jackie our rep who took control of the situation and helped us from the start to the finish of our ordeal. UP until then I couldn't fault the hotel other than to say that after 3 days it was full and we struggled to get a table at mealtimes. The food was fantastic with a huge choice always.We had an adequate room by the small pool, but if you didn't get your sunbed by 7am you wouldn't get one. There's not much more I can say about this hotel , although as it was so big it was very impersonal and stuck in the middle of nowhere, there was nothing outside the hotel. We looked on this as a winter holiday, expecting the weather to be good, but unfortunately for us it wasn't't hot enough and the wind was cool and quite cold in the evening. The beach is huge and fronts the hotel and had the weather been better we would have had no complaints as we are not wanting to do much.. Overall a lovely hotel but we weren't impressed with boa vista and won't be re visiting

Room Tip: Decide what you want to be near, it is huge
  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with friends
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9  Thank 123hmh
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Reviewed June 14, 2014

I really like almost empty beaches, familial hotel crew. If you don't much demanding and you're looking for good price = it's absolutly good choice.
There are many things which are not good, but it isn't horrible things.

Just no stress :)

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with friends
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23  Thank Kuba707
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Reviewed June 14, 2014

My boyfriend and I visited Boa Vista in June, just come back, and yes, it was awesome! Lovely view, sea and beach, also hotel was perfect, great food, friendly staff - Tanko was very very nice and also other staff in restaurant and woman on reception with short hair was great. Just one woman in bar next to reception was unfriendly and arrogant. Close to the hotel are sand dunes and also beach is great for a nice walk. Room was nice and clean, there are pools one is big and more noisy then second is in quiet area and it's great for relax. just one thing - we are both from Czech republic and evening entertainment was almost only for French peoples, that's make us quite upset, we were excepted that someone will be able to speak english, but there wasn't. very nice was evening with staff party, lovely night. There are 3 restaurants - one is normal - buffet - and two ala carte. We were in one ala carte - on Italian night and food wan't good, but on the other hand Kapverdian night was better.Nights are cold, but during day is very hot, but there is a wind so its ok. Love this place and hotel and I hope we will there next year for a holiday again, cause I miss this hotel etc. already. Can't go wrong with this.

Room Tip: We've got room number 305 and this room is great, quite sea view and pretty close everywhere, lo...
  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 14, 2014

Just returned from our 2nd visit to Royal Decameron, Boa Vista. We arrived on 2nd June, & the friends that were with us were celebrating their 35th wedding anniversary,despite the a la carte being full that night, the manager at 5.30pm found out it was their anniversary & arranged for us to eat there, there was also a cake brought out with a bucket of champagne on ice. This is a awesome place, the staff are so friendly & nothing is to much trouble, rooms are spotless. Beach/pool towels are included 7 hairdryers are in the bathrooms. The restaurant offers a enormous choice of food. The pools are huge, we never had trouble getting a sunbed & there were always spare ones on the beach. we went on 2 trips with giggling geckos, both fantastic, met some great people on the half day north tour, hi to Tony & Te, you missed a great night. i would go back there tomorrow, you wont regret it. a bottle of water is left in each room, but when its empty, just take the empty to the restaurant & ask the staff to fill it for you. please go here its amazing. we had a couple of cockroaches in the room but just take a can of raid with you, i sprayed the entrance to the room & no problems after that.

Room Tip: ask for 118/119 as they overlook the quiet pool
  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with friends
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4  Thank eternit
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Reviewed June 10, 2014 via mobile

Good size rooms. Beach and pools very good. Very spacious. Food excellent variety. A few cockroaches about so take bug spray. Rooms need a bit of modernising but very good value for money and prefer to rui

Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
3  Thank D55aphnes
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Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

Really don't know where to start as we were a bit unsure of things because of other peoples reviews on here and the fact we were 1 of 2 couples off the whole plane to go to the Decameron BUT Wow! Our own jeep for the 4 of us a 5-10min drive no messing straight to reception Cocktails and a very big warm welcome fron Deon the rep who was 1st class all week!! Got signed in paid for safe n the tourist tax and away we went our luggage is brought for you and fetched on dep day our room was 614 near the Tortuga al a carte no sea view but whatever its only somewhere to sleep the bed was HUGE as was the bath saying that for 2 of us the whole digs where.A quick welcome meeting plenty of info then we explored the beach is STUNNING everything and everyone was helpful and polite there is a breeze but you need it and it doesnt blow sand everywhere we could'nt find a negative point all week but had wished we had a driving licience between us to go Quading on Santa Monica beach I will say if you are wanting to go scuba diving as I did..but it didnt happen for personal reasons There is no centre here and after visiting the dive centre at the next hotel Iam still unsure if its worth taking my gear next year. In main buffet area if you stay entrance end on an evening Tanko the waiter will see to all youre drink needs he cannot do enough for you also we left loads of meds eg paracetamol n bits n bobs as there is a very poor community who cannot afford these certain types of things Deon the rep will pass on for you . The gym area is not modern but it functions new towels were handed out while we were there which were lovely we know not to take beach towels next year On the whole its bargain price with a little bit extra and a view to die for Plus I had a birthday cake made for the hubby and dined in the Cape Verde al a carte res all the staff made it night to remember Fab

  • Stayed: May 2014
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5  Thank Diane R
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Additional Information about Royal Horizons Boa Vista

Address: | Boa Vista Island, Boa Vista 4110, Cape Verde (Formerly Royal Decameron Boa Vista)
Location: Cape Verde > Boa Vista
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Boa Vista
#4 Spa Hotel in Boa Vista
Price Range: $142 - $348 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Royal Horizons Boa Vista 3*
Number of rooms: 300
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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

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