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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|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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Just got back from a family holiday. This is a good hotel for chilling out and relaxing. There are plenty of sub beds and u don't need to get up at the crack of dawn. The animation tream work incredibly hard both around the pool and on the evening shows. The evening shows are a little chessey but they are fun and they put 110% in every night. Food was OK. Not the best I have had at a riu hotel but there was always plenty to chose from. This hotel is not good for people with and walking disabilities as it a very large complix. The rooms are a little dated so could do with a re furbisment. And there is no door on the bathroom. Over all a really good hotel to fly out to and chill out at. There is nothing aroud the hotel and it is a 4 minuite transfer from the airport. One thing that is a must at this hotel is a full body caoeverde massage. They where so good I had two. Cheap at 40 each.More
emmabecca, Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Relax and chill
We arrived for a 11 night break early May and this being our first visit to Cape Verde a little apprehensive judging on the vast amount of reviews good and bad on the Riu Karamboa. We were happy to say no problems at all, we had a great time.So lets begin, the staff are brilliant and an asset to the hotel smiles all day from all of them, they are so pleasant and try hard to help and assist. The animation crew who provide entertainment all day around the pool and the shows at night were non stop dancing, joking and smiling. if you moan about the night time shows do not go it is not the West End, the staff work so hard to entertain. I will try to highlight the main points without being repetitive with other reviews. Yes the hotel is large but well laid out and spotless the gardens and buildings are continually being cleaned. If you like the pool there are loads of sunbeds although when we stayed the hotel was not 100% full. The hype about not being able to reserve sunbeds before 9am was not evident to me as I spotted a few Brits creeping down early and placing towels on them then disappearing for a few hours! The beach area has sunbeds behind large windbreaks and is handy for the pool bar and toilets which again are constantly being cleaned by female attendants if you are the shy type.You can walk for miles in either direction along the coast.The food is very good and the Santiago (main) restaurant provides all you need in hot and cold food with a large variety available. The breakfasts in particular providing the "full english" bacon, eggs, sausage and toast if your homesick. The three specialty restaurants are a welcome change and do need to be booked at reception in advance, but 3 days notice is not needed if they aren't full and you can book anytime during the day, most people seem to agree on the Asian being the best. There are no lifts at all throughout the complex so if you have trouble walking and climbing stairs ask for a ground floor room close to the main amenity block. If you like a nice sunny balcony on your room ensure you ask for a top (2nd) floor which directly faces the sea we had room 2076 which was ideal. There were a lot of other nationalities on holiday which added to the overall ambience and gave a caribbean feel to this african/atlantic holiday. We felt that after a day you feel that you have been there for a week. It is so relaxing and you have the opportunity to take part in all activities or just chill out by the pool enjoying food and drink watching the world go by. Overall the hotel is a 4.5 not 5 star but you get what you pay for and the whole Verdian experience is good value as long as you want a chilled out relaxing vacation, if you require loads of shops, Lineker's bars and clubs this is not for you. Go on and give it a try before these unique islands become over populated.More
What a brilliant place to holiday
This was our first time in Cape Verde, and we're so impressed that we are planning coming back next year again. It is such a relaxing and chilled out place. The staff were very friendly and helpful and always smiling. The food was pretty good and varied, we also visited the themed restaurants, the Asian was our favourite. The swimming pool was large with a swim up bar and had enough sun beds for everyone. There was an area of the beach set out with sun beds and parasols. We didn't go on any organised trips as we just wanted to relax but we did walk along the beach and found a bar/restaurant Morabeza which has entertainment on at nights. I had a massive lobster there and my wife had a fillet steak, the food was cooked by an Italian chef and was delicious and inexpensive. We enjoyed the meal there so much that we went back for a special Anniverary meal too.More
NorthSeaTiger2014, Inverness, United Kingdom
Perfect holiday to choose if you want to relax! Staff are great and there's plenty of entertainment and activities if you want to take part. The facilities are great, we stayed when they were fully booked and there was still plenty of space - including sunbeds. Food was good, however I did find the meats seemed to be overcooked. There was lots of choice and service is excellent. Breakfast was my favourite! If you want to book in the other restaurants, make sure you go to reception 8am each morning as they become fully booked and slots only open up for three days in advance. The rooms are good and are kept very clean, however they are also quite basic - bed, shower room etc. The private beach is great and is filled with sunbeds and windbreaks, it's also close to the pool bar etc. We also booked a whale watching excursion which was amazing and we were able to buy photographs taken by the photographer on-board at the hotel afterwards. I would visit again.More
Georgina D, Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
This all inclusive holiday hotel overall is really quite good. The rooms were a decent size and clean. The beach is huge and if you prefer to sit around the pool and bars then there was always a space, you may need to move a couple of beds to get together. The food is as you would expect with a wide choice and plenty of it. The drinks are free flowing though they have a habit of keeping the red wine chilled. There are numerous coffee and coke machines and hence readily available. The small restaurant by the pool starts a little later but less hassle and less to chose from but very relaxing. The main restaurant is always busy but seats can be found. The entertainment is average but they do try their best as these staff have to look after the kids during the day and then the early kid's show followed by the late show aimed at adults. This hotel is no more than five minutes from the airport but no noise is heard. The beach can be explored for miles either side should you wish to keep fit and you will find some of the wind assisted activities very entertaining.More
robbiethetiger, Worcester, United Kingdom
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