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Riu Palace Cabo Verde

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Just returned from a week’s holiday at the lovely Riu Palace. What a lovely week in the sun. When we arrived to the hotel we greeted with a glass of champagne while waiting in the queue to check in at the Reception desk. Once we were given the key, we went straight to our room in Block 5 to get...

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United Kingdom
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We visited early December for a short break which we booked one week before departing at a good price via thomson. An uneventful trip out in a rather old and cramped Thomson 757 and a slow trip through a woefully incapable Sal airport. Then a short coach ride to the Riu Palace with slowish check in. Our room was in...

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strathclyde
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What a Holiday!. Weather around 28degrees with a lovely soft breeze. We had room 123 in Block 5. next to the beach entrance, pool, bar and steak restaurant (where we had lunch almost every day) and, talking about food It's the best food with the most varied selection ever. SUBERB. The staff in this hotel from top management to gardeners...

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Dunfermline, Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

For the slight difference in price do not book the Funana next door, you will feel like the poor relation! They has just opened so there were a few teething problems, with the fridge, and smell from the toilet however they rest more than made up for it. We only used one of the speciality restaurants which was lovely, but...

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Just returned from a 10 day visit. What a fantastic place. Check in was smooth and we had no trouble here. We were situated in block one,which we found to be the best area. The pool was only a couple of minutes away.....the beach about 10 mins walking slow. Brilliant staff throughout the hotel,these people work very hard all day....

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Aldershot, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Just back for a second visit this year to experience the upgrade having been here in May this year . The rooms have been redone throughout and are of a very good standard with new beds decor and bathrooms which are all clean and well presented. There are optics in the room with four branded spirits available. A fridge is...

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

This hotel has recently been renovated to the Rui Palace (it was the Funana) and I've got to say the rooms were fabulous, the staff were so very helpful & happy. The beach was delightful as the have planted numerous palm trees. The whole hotel has had a massive facelift, the paths to & from the beach have all been...

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St Ives, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lovely 5* all inclusive resort. The room had recently been refurbished, modern and very comfortable. The food and drinks were excellent, we also went to 3 specialty restaurants, Asian, Italian and the Steakhouse. All were very good. All the staff were friendly and efficient. The pool and sun loungers were great, the pool did seem a bit cold, don't think...

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Bromley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed 23rd Nov 2016 for 1 week, two weeks after the refurb and was very impressed. Staying here, allows you to also use Furnana (next door), we checked it out, and without stating the obvious, if you are reading this and considering both....be sure to opt for the Palace. There is no comparison. Only points I found could improve...

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London
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Now some useful / useless information. Buy all skin care products before leaving home. Boots at airports may not have full range and it's v.expensive here, e.g. sun protection 200ml, 12-15 euro. Just in case bring some anti bug spray, our home made = vodka + lavender essential oil works fine on mattresses. Each room has a double USB socket...

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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
* Situated on the island of Sal in the Cape Verde Islands * Main building and 2-story annexes * Situated on the beach front together with the ClubHotel Riu Funana * Complimentary sun loungers and parasols on the beach * 1.5 Km to Santa Maria * 15 km from the airport * Credit cards accepted: Visa ... more   less 

Additional Information about Riu Palace Cabo Verde

Address: Cabocan Lote A2, A3, Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal, Cape Verde
Region: Cape Verde > Ilha do Sal > Santa Maria
Price Range: RM1,024 - RM2,092 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Riu Palace Cabo Verde 4*
Number of rooms: 500
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Also Known As:
Riu Funana Santa Maria
Riu Palace Cabo Verde Cape Verde/Ilha Do Sal - Santa Maria
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Santa Maria
#2 Spa Hotel in Santa Maria
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Maria
#3 Luxury Hotel in Santa Maria
#4 Family Hotel in Santa Maria
#4 Romantic Hotel in Santa Maria
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“block 5 is nearer to beach and pool areas”
 of 5 bubbles thefinnster, 10 Dec 2016 | Read review
“If you like to sleep late in the morning, take some earplugs, the corridors are very noisy with cleaners trollies and slamming doors.”
 of 5 bubbles KarenP822, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“First floor rooms are best, no lifts at this hotel”
  • Sprits
  • Room WiFi
  • Mini Bar & Safe
  • Cold Drinks & Mixers
 of 5 bubbles Tiddy71, 5 Dec 2016 | Read review
“There As it is only 2 storey there isn't a lift so if you cannot manage 1 flight of stairs ask for a ground floor room .”
 of 5 bubbles cb270, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The Pork in the speciality Italian is fantastic (no pun intended!)”
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 of 5 bubbles benhT5878SZ, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
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