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Crioula Club Hotel & Resort
Ranked #14 of 20 Hotels in Santa Maria
Reviewed January 15, 2014

I visited the hotel with my husband and 19 month old daughter. We spent two weeks there . The hotel is perfectly situated on the beach . The town center can be reached pedestrian walkway running along the beach ( stroller could not go this route, a lonely woman were sometimes solicited by the natives sitting at the road) or get out front of the hotel and go very convenient sidewalk . This walk lasted about 20 minutes. The nearest grocery store is about 500 m. Hotel has a large swimming pool with salt cold (in December) water. On the beach free sun loungers , part is under the roof.
Food variety , lots of fish , chicken and other meats . A lot of Italian food , great bread. Restaurant staff very quiet (no talking and doing the show) and efficient. Breakfast a little repetitive , but you could survive. Rooms cleaned very carefully every day , linen changed daily . The bathrooms have tubs and bidets. The hotel bottled water is not free (only first bottle is for free). 1.5 liter costs 2 euros. In the shop outside for 5 liters will pay 2-2.5 euros. Ice cream was paid. Paid was also , so I met for the first time , omelets made ​​ at breakfast (1.5 Euro) Pros: great location, good food, efficient service hotel, beautiful beach with picturesque views of the town. Cons: ants in the rooms. Note ! There are ants so small that they came through the nipple to the bottle of milk for the baby. In our room was also a problem with the temperature of the water : boiling water poured down either or icy. The plants are watered something very smelly, possibly feces (with savings of water, which is missing on the island), so on the morning the air outside the room smelled for some time.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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5  Thank D0ominika
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Reviewed January 14, 2014

The best location in town( no to fare and not to near from Santa Maria) Facing a huge and terrific beach of jade green power full waves whaooo!!! what a land scape.
(there are some other tourist factories on the island of about 3000 guests ....) But here at Crioula the hotel staff is very friendly calling you by your name sometimes. The size of the Hotel is reasonable. At the main restaurant the food was good, some times simple and the day after a little more sophisticated but than at the end houdibaba!!! don't miss the gala diner on saturday night.
special remark for the ''patissier'' and the papaya farmer.... Yummy....
Congratulation to the hotel manager who made this place warm and charming even if the decoration and buildings are not ''designed by bla bla bla'' keep this kind of pure and clean spirit your animation team will help you, that guys are great ''very loud applause''
catastrophe ;) we had to leave but it is only an ''au revoir'' no stress , was a big pleasure meeting you including "jean marie" from baracuda local TO very professional easy to meet every day on board in the loby.
thank you all
out side topic:
catamaran odyssé very good higly recommended
some said the quad tour to tortuga bay is great too
others came back charmed from fuogo Tour full day
we went at atlantis restaurant having a nice ''langouste'' diner

Room Tip: the room numbers 500 should be used with precaution just upper side of the bar and dance floor area...
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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7  Thank lucien1lola
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Reviewed January 10, 2014

we spent there 10 days including christmas. Most of the guests are italian and french, so the food is very standard, sometimes excelent to meet needs of these spoiled nations :) - APPRECIATED. BEST IS ANIMATION... the team trully sells hotel .. comgratulations to all the handsome boys and all the time dacing girls ! We were there in a big familly group from 4 to 65 years old and we had really GREAT time. The beach between the hotel and ocean is large n quiet, not many local sellers bothering... perfect in the morning or evening...no one arroud... good for walk or meditation...

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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6  Thank jericha_josef
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Reviewed December 22, 2013 via mobile

An all-inclusive hotel with many services and activities. Located right at the great beach of Sal, about 1.4 km west of Santa Maria. Plain restaurant, but not even near any gourmet level and no a la carte menu. Simple bars. A well sized salt water pool, tennis court, beach game area, boule lane, etc. Internationally this is just a medium class hotel, but for Sal, Cape Verde, it is probably high standard, but not highest. Clean but worn amenities. WiFi for a fee, €5-40. Recommended? I could certainly stay here again, knowing that this is not first class.

Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
3  Thank simgron
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Reviewed June 14, 2013

We stayed in for one week with my wife and we would recommend this hotel to everyone. It is a 3* hotel with nice bar inside of a big pool. Food was delicious, similar to Italian cuisine. I just missed more vegetable, but the Sal is an island and it is not easy to get everything there. Just my hypothesis. Staff was very kind and the Animation team was excellent!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank LukaHlisnik
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Reviewed April 25, 2013

We stayed a week with the family ( 2 kids, 12 and 17 years old) on Eastern and all of us enjoyed it. Animation for those who like it, friendly staff, great food, perfect location and setting. Nothing to complain about.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank Esomape
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Reviewed April 17, 2013

This Hotel is a 3 star hotel and I must admit that it is really good. Went there April 2013 and was surprised as I had seen some bad reviews .. so my compliments as I have seen many more hotels on Sal and I am positively surprised. Keep on the good work

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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2  Thank Sahin_Okay
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Additional Information about Crioula Club Hotel & Resort

Address: C.p. 45, Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal 4111, Cape Verde
Location: Cape Verde > Ilha do Sal > Santa Maria
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Maria
#12 Spa Hotel in Santa Maria
Price Range: $97 - $197 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Crioula Club Hotel & Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 244
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Opened in June 2000 with the aim to reach to Italian market demand, begins to extend to other European markets in 2007, arousing the interest of many TO, by its location, rooms particularity (large and well distributed), kitchen and general services. In 2014, after a partnership with Thomas Cook Group, associated with the brand smartline, the hotel started a deep restructuring process, increasing as well its capacity. All services are covered, since, restaurants, bars, rooms, pool, reception, anphitheatre, much of which is already completed. A new face of the smartline Crioula will be presented from November 2014, and is already perceptible, which also includes more beverage offers in AI, and more options for cocktails. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Crioula Hotel Santa Maria
Crioula Santa Maria
Crioula Club Hotel & Resort Cape Verde/Ilha Do Sal - Santa Maria

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