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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went here beginning of November had a lovely time , hotel was lovely and clean and the food was good sometimes not very hot but still tasted nice, not many English People mainly Italians , who don't know how to queue at bars or restaurant,entertainment team work very hard but don't translate in English when entertaining, weather was in the... More 

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Leyland, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed two weeks at this hotel. On the positives 1. Food is really good, especially the evenings. Only had one bad offering over the two weeks, saved by fresh pizza. 2. Pool bar. This great for drinks throughout the day and snacks for lunch. You can go to the restaurant for lunch if you want to but have to don... More 

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3 Thank Chris M
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Was a bit worried before we come about previous reviews ....but had a lovely week .. not with out a few small problems .. water did go off a few times but not a big deal , glasses need to be bigger , drinking a beer from a small glass not good ,but on positives staff were lovely , cheerful... More 

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I have travelled the world and have yet to have cause to complain. On holiday we go for the location, experiences, and culture (as opposed to luxury and organised entertainment) so we are content as long as rooms are clean and comfortable. We've stayed in a variety of accommodation from b&b in Delhi, tents on the banks... More 

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1 Thank Ann B
Crioula H, Guest Relations Manager at Crioula Club Hotel & Resort, responded to this review

Dear Ann B, Thank you for your honest and helpful review. We work hard on improving our quality and consider the feedback of our guests in our continuous quality measures. We regret if your stay didn’t met all your expectations. We do always the maximum to satisfy all our guests especially with the cleanliness of our hotel and every one... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A few tweaks could make this hotel so much better! The pros: Location - on a great beach, just 15-20 minutes walk from Santa Maria Large, clean rooms with a fridge & loads of storage - fab air con (great maids/cleaners in resort) Great pool area Lovely atrium/courtyard Breakfast - great choice (small plates though) The cons: Water pressure (shower... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

just got back yesterday, had a fantastic time, hotel is lovely and clean staff friendly and work so hard, some nice little touches like opening door to restaurant for you, food great could do with more salads but that's my preference. My husband really liked the craft beer which was cloudy as it is supposed to be, the guys on... More 

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essex
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I will Try to cover everything in this review ..this was booked by my husband for a surprise bday present so I had no idea I was staying so I couldn't do much research before I went ..firstly the weather was far hotter in Cape Verde than England always remember that before you start running down the hotel ..this is... More 

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Warrington
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28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed 05/11/2016 - 19/11/2016 The Crioula Hotel is approximately 20 minutes drive from the airport, it is set in well maintained grounds just in front of a fantastic beach. It has a decent salt water pool, but is short of sunbeds though this may be being rectified as they appeared to be working on the area as we left. Be... More 

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Crioula H, Guest Relations Manager at Crioula Club Hotel & Resort, responded to this review

Dear bc64, Your honest and detailed remarks will help us to do the necessary modifications to increase our hotel’s quality. We thank you for your stay with us and we assure you we are continually giving the best service to our lovely guests. We appreciate every feedback no matter positive or negative and are taking it very seriously as it... More 

The Hague, The Netherlands
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38 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First of all, I would like to say that I absolutely enjoyed my stay here on Cape Verde. The Island Santa Maria is amazing, it has not seen massa tourisme which is great. Secondly, I visited the hotel with a friend of mine. We booked via a discount website for that reason we did not have the highest expectations. As... More 

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Crioula H, Guest Relations Manager at Crioula Club Hotel & Resort, responded to this review

Dear Lars1010857, Thank you for honoring us with your recent stay at smartline Crioula and for sharing with other travellers a great review. Mentioning the friendliness and efficiency of our employees particularly we do appreciate very much, and will continue to work on our areas of improvement in order to be perfectly ready for your next stay. We are delighted... More 

England
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20 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just returned from a hot week in Sal. This hotel is spotless ,cleaners work from dawn till dusk.We had a bungalow, again spotless, sheets changed every day,good air conditioning, crap tv (who cares) ,fridge clean bathroom with crap water pressure. Food a bit hit and miss , but you will always find something to eat, To be fair the hotel... More 

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Crioula H, Guest Relations Manager at Crioula Club Hotel & Resort, responded to this review

Dear carl_cathy, Greetings from smartline Crioula in Santa Maria We are delighted to read your positive words about our hotel and that you loved so much our great location which is ideal to discover our beautiful island. It has been indeed our full pleasure and honour of being your host during your stay here on smartline Crioula. Looking forward to... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
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 

Additional Information about Crioula Club Hotel & Resort

Address: C.P. 45, Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal 4111, Cape Verde
Region: Cape Verde > Ilha do Sal > Santa Maria
Price Range: RM424 - RM799 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Crioula Club Hotel & Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 244
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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
Hotel Style:
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Maria
#7 Spa Hotel in Santa Maria
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“Most rooms are good we were in 116 and this was in the middle of the complex so was good”
 of 5 bubbles cheryls94, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
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“We loved the bungalow”
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“Sea view rooms are amazing will definitely book one next time, all rooms are nice, great air con”
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“Rooms near the central plaza can get a bit noisy on nights where shows are presented”
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