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ClubHotel Riu Funana

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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Thomson really need to rethink what constitutes short haul. 6 and a half hours from Glasgow on their small plane was hell. Never saw the cabin crew crack a smile during the entire flight....and we were given children's meals for some reason. Fortunately the flight was the only drawback. TIP..Please please remember that a visa is required for Cape Verde...

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6Thank Elaine R
Dover, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a late booking and as such we had limited choices where to go. The Rui group have a good business model which works very well. As we arrived at the entrance to the reception we were greeted with a glass of fruit juice and 3 of the animation team doing African dancing, this set the standard for the...

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3Thank David H
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

I was sceptical before arrival after reading many negative reviews but Thompson assured there we're no problems. On arrival they put us in the wrong room (we asked for a twin but didn't get it) they were fine to move us but not ideal after a long day of traveling. Finally got to the right room, which was ok but...

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3Thank Georgiab10
Peterborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our stay at this hotel. The rooms were fine and clean. The staff were pleasant, not always friendly, but ok. The food was good, with all of the restaurants offering good food. I would not say it was 5 star though. The facilities were good, with a very good pool area. The nearby beach is the best bit...

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4Thank Shane H
Llanelli, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

My husband and I visited from 23rd to 30th December having read the reviews I was very uncertain about what to expect. The hotel - rooms were ok, plenty of English tele if you needed it, furnishings were fine. We were on the ground floor and found it quite nosy with others going back and fire to their rooms early...

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4Thank franber38
Stevenston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent New Year here (stayed til Jan 12th ) Having stayed at Rui's before we knew the standard and quality Transfer was good . close by , hotel was welcoming , reception staff very helpful Our room was block 7 , close to all amenities and very well presented and cleaned every day Pool no shortage of sunbeds , good...

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11Thank eileen c
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have had previous good experience of Riu hotels and this time was no different. The flight was not as comfortable as our normal flights but it was shorter so we did not expect entertainment but do feel that with such a tight seat pitch they could do without the reclining seats, it is very uncomfortable when the person in...

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6Thank suzysue2013
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

travelled here for a week early dec for a pre xmas break.the book in was simple and quick and its so easy to find any block of apartments you are allocated.we were in block 9 which was very near the pool and a short walk to reception etc.all the staff are very friendly indeed,big shout out to all the bar...

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14Thank gary e
Edinburgh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice hotel. Positives. Good size, well equipped (fridge, kettle, safe), spotlessly clean room. Super king size bed and plenty of hanging/drawer space. 4 restaurants (3 that have to be booked in advance. Food is excellent. 2 nice pools with plenty of sun loungers and option of shade. Negatives: entertainment is poor and in the evenings is only on 2130-2230. Some...

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7Thank millymollymandy2612
RiuHotelsandResorts, Online Reputation Manager at ClubHotel Riu Funana, responded to this review

Dear guest, We would like to thank you for choosing RIU Hotels and Resorts for your holidays and for taking the time to give us your constructive and valued feedback. On the one hand, we appreciate your positive comments regarding the quality of the food and the pool facilities. On the other hand, we regret to read you were not...

Madrid, Spain
Reviewed 1 week ago

When I booked my Riu hotel on the island of Sal in April 2016 for a trip in December 2016, there were two hotels on the Riu website- the Garopa and the Funana. I booked the Funana. My parents were meeting us there so my mum booked the same hotel on the Thomson Holidays (TUI) website. Some time after we...

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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
* Main building and 2-story annexes * Situated on the beach front together with the Riu Palace Cabo Verde * 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 ClubHotel Riu Funana

Address: Cabocan Lote A2, A3, Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal 4111, Cape Verde (Formerly ClubHotel Riu Garopa)
Region: Cape Verde > Ilha do Sal > Santa Maria
Price Range: $220 - $385 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — ClubHotel Riu Funana 4*
Number of rooms: 572
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Also Known As:
Riu Garopa Santa Maria
ClubHotel Riu Funana Cape Verde/Santa Maria, Ilha Do Sal
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Santa Maria
#2 Family Hotel in Santa Maria
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Santa Maria
#7 Spa Hotel in Santa Maria
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Maria
#8 Luxury Hotel in Santa Maria
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“Block 7 is close to the main hotel facilities.”
 of 5 bubbles D7163VZdavidh, 20 Jan 2017 | Read review
“check which room you get, as sea views are limited from most blocks.”
 of 5 bubbles 784shaneh, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
“all blocks are easy access to most areas”
 of 5 bubbles garye776, 12 Jan 2017 | Read review
“blok 10 or 7”
 of 5 bubbles josefine2017, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Avoid rooms at the main passageways, It is too much noisy!”
 of 5 bubbles vjmontijo, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
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