Just got back from here after 2 weeks at the end of August and my girlfriend and I have really enjoyed it. We booked through Thomson and had a lovely room overlooking the sea, weather was brilliant food was amazing most days plenty to choose from. The entertainment team are by far the best staff they are brilliant always happy always getting involved, a few things we noticed where that some of the receptionists and bar staff didn't speak the best English and they weren't very helpful at times, are room wasn't ready on arrival and it took us about 20 minutes to find it as they just said its past the pool to the left and then left us to it, baring in mind there's over 600 rooms this wasn't the best detailed directions. A few of the girls behind bars didn't understand what a Malibu and lemonade was and I had to literally walk them through it every time I went the bar. There was no where near enough pool side sunbeds and people just reserved them all day even when they wasn't using them, we struggled for a bed most days and had to move them all around, also only a few guests spoke English it's full of French people, overall we had an amazing time and would recommend to anyone who doesn't mind kids and none English people.More
Great place shame about the holiday reps
Beutiful place was warned before we went that there was nothing there and true enough there isn't we went for a holiday and rest and that's exactly what we had .food was wonderful staff we found had very limited English and drinks we found limited I am not a big drinker but on holiday it's nice to let your guard down and enjoy alcohol unfortunately 2 drinks I drink shnapps or disserano and lemonade none of which they had any likeness to so I spent 2 weeks on lemonade next time I would take my own .We did arrange with the Thomson first choice rep to go on trip to see turtles but the reps let us down so we never got to go on the trip which was dissapointing .All in all we had a fantastic holiday would recommend it to anyone but don't pay the extra for a sea view room because by doing this we had a hill and steps to climb to get to our room .More
cazza511, Sheffield, United Kingdom
Perfect vacation on this beautiful small island. Aprox. an hour walking through sand far from a city full of people from Senegal, but if you try, you can find a nice church and also one or two shops selling typical caboverdian souvenirs, which is ceramic turtle.
Hotel was simply great, we have seen reviews telling bad about cockroaches, so we brought a spray against them and it was all right the whole time. Room service was every day as well as towel service, worked perfectly. Restaurant was overly supplied with great and various food. I would not expect but we even enjoyed animation programmes organized. Only thing we had to arrange ourselves in the town was internet connection, cause wifi was overpriced and only in the reception. Recommendation is to get caboverdian SIM for 2 euros and arrange f.e. 1,5GB of data for 6 euros. Overall = great time spend on Boa Vista.More
OndrejSim, Nicosia, Cyprus
Boa Vista is an absolutely stunning place and this hotel is the perfect place to stay if you want to explore the island. The hotel is great, good facilities are everywhere you look. The rooms themselves are spacious, clean and air conditioned. The Swimming pool is always being cleaned and is a nice area for just relaxing. The hotel is right next to the beach and they have a private section there with their own four poster sun loungers, which are heaven. The food is to a high standard and is enjoyable plus varied. The only point that lets the food down (for me) is the lack of choclatey deserts, it is extremely warm however so there is reason for the lack of chocolate. Most of the deserts different cakes. The hotel has a wide range of cocktails along with other alcoholic beverages. The only thing that I think lets the hotel down are the people that run the play clubs (animation team). They can be quite rude. The rest of the staff however are lovely. The entertainment at night is mediocre, i never expect much from them because high expectations can lead to disappointment. But other than that the hotel is perfect for you if you just want a relxing holiday in the sun on a beautiful island :)
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coralie b, hertfordshire
A great hotel, A great holiday, pity about the reps
Make no mistakes this is great hotel, good food, good entertainment, We were concerned about the possible language barriers and the hotel being predominately French speaking. No problem apart from the young kids club everything else was multi lingual. All the staff seem to speak at least five languages. Make no mistake Boa Vista is a beautiful place in a rugged sort of way but the people although I think quite poor were happy and very helpful, So I felt good going there great holiday and at the same time putting a few euros into their economy.
Well done Royal Decameron, great job. more than I can say for our holiday reps. Perhaps the hotel could arrange some customer service training sessions for them.More