Framed by sand dunes and hugging Praia de Salines Beach, the ClubHotel Riu Karamboa is a total retreat.
The ClubHotel Riu Karamboa has a real desert oasis feel to it. Looks-wise, the spacious property is reminiscent of a sultan’s palace – expect domed ceilings and arched windows.
Everything from the luxurious suite rooms – with their separate lounge areas and dark-wood furnishings – to the sprawling pool area lives up to the hotel’s 5-star standards.
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- 90% customer scores
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- 20kg luggage allowance
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Food & Drink
|Dining options||Breakfast||Lunch||Evening meal||Drinks||Snacks, Icecream|
Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. Unlimited local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Snacks at set times.
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This great feature pool has an adjoining whirlpool bath for ultimate relaxation.
Evening entertainment programme
Evening entertainment runs daily with live music and shows provided by RIU.
Barlovento Cape Verdian restaurant
Cape Verdian speciality restaurant.
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Such a relaxing holiday.
We just wanted a relaxing holiday with nice food, drink and lovely weather and this break ticked the boxes. On arrival we had a very warm welcome and and our cases were taken to our room for us. The room although basic was very clean and comfortable and was cleaned every day. The main restaurant was very clean with a wide range of food to help yourself to and we never struggled to get a table even though the hotel was very busy. The other restaurants had lovely food, one suggestion for people going for a week is go to reception on your first morning and book the three other restaruants as they tend to book them 3 days in advance. Amazingly we never struggled to get a sun lounger either on the beach or by the pool it is very breezy but there are hedges around the pool and netting on the beach to help cut this down. With regards currency take Euros with you because if you change money on the Island you will get Escudos and you cant change these when you get back. There were 5 or 6 shops in the hotel and although I have read some people saying they were expensive, you can get some inexpensive gifts to take home from them. The onsite entertainments team were very good and put a show on every night and if you go with children it looks like there was plenty for them to do. We did not venture out on any of the trips so I cannot comment on those. All in all it was a great holiday, I am not a big reader but managed to clear 3 books while I was relaxing by the pool (a record for me in a week ).More
Jason E, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Riu Karamboa - faultless
Just come back for a week at the Riu Karamboa, Cape Verde. What stood out was the service from the staff - they were so friendly and helpful. Absolutely faultless - everything was fantastic about this Hotel and I would thoroughly recommend it. If you are going in January as we did, take some warmer clothes for the evening as it gets chilly. More
Catherine F, Ely
Relaxing but oh the wind!
Went in January for a relaxing sunshine break. The hotel is big and covers a large area and is set on its own. It appears very well run with no shortage of staff. Buffet style food with four restaurants for the evening meal although three of them have to be booked three days in advance. Apart from the Indian there was not a lot of difference but I would rate good. All inclusive covers drinks which are freely available. The wifi is poor and only available in the large bar/entrance area which became very crowded as people tended to stay there. Good pool area with plentiful supply of sunbeds. Same at the adjacent beach surrounded by windbreak netting which was certainly needed as the strong winds meant swimming was in the sea was out and walking along the beach uncomfortableMore
Chris J, Norfolk, United Kingdom
Disappointed on this visit not a 5â
This was our second visit to Riu Karamboa and we were so disappointed at how much the resort has gone down hill over the past few years. The rooms were cleaned daily but not thoroughly. On arriving to our room we ended up sharing a single bed as one of the beds looked as if it had old blood stains on the pillow. We complained with reception as we were not happy with the room in general on arrival but was told they could not give us an alternative room until 2 days prior to our departure which was ridiculous. The room was very noisy and away from rest of complex. The food was same every day with a different choice of cooked meat but great if you like pizza as this was served every lunch time and evening. The food in general was very bland even at the on site restaurants which are both buffet meals so no real reason for booking them. Entertainment by animation team every night was ok for toddlers and kiddies but not much on for adults. Staff were cheerful enough but again not 5â trained which I supposed is not expected being a newish resort and remote. The bars were overcrowded and very smoky inside and it was too cold to be sitting outside so not great for non smokers. We only came for the one week and have no intentions of returning again to this resort. Kiddies however love the entertainment and animation team. Beach is a long stretch but you have to pay for sunbeds and it is very windy. Several dogs on the beach and cats on the resort jumping on sunbeds.More
Joan T, Barnsley, United Kingdom
5 of us stayed here and had a great time. We all got great tans, you can swim in the sea on yellow flag you just have to be sensible. The food is great, drinks are great you literally don't pay for anything not even towels,sunbeds,safe or air-con. The rooms are spotless every day and all staff are very hard working. The entertainment is a giggle and so is the karoke and nightclub. We would definitely go back. We had 2 weeks here and could quite easily have stayed another. Thank you to everyone it's a beautiful part of the world.More
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