All turrets and towers, the stylish ClubHotel Riu Funana has a great location, right by a powder-soft beach.
Winter 2016 welcomed a brand-new look for this property. It’s got a new name, too – ClubHotel Riu Funana. It was formerly known as the ClubHotel Riu Garopa.
As for the interiors, you can expect to bed down in stylish, contemporary rooms, while the rest of the place looks just as modern.
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Based On 416 reviews
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- 20kg luggage allowance on Thomson Airways
Food & Drink
|Dining options||Breakfast||Lunch||Evening meal||Drinks||Snacks|
Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. Selected local-brand alcohol, soft drinks, tea and coffee. Snacks at set times.
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2 outdoor pools
The outdoor pools have sunbeds, parasols and towels.
Espargos international buffet restaurant
The buffet restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. The specialist show cooking station is the main draw for this restaurant.
RiuLand Kids' Club
Daytime entertainment programme for children aged 4 to 7 and 8 to 12 years.
Rooms ► View all
Twin Room with Balcony or Terrace
Twin rooms come with a TV, mini-fridge and ceiling fan. For some outside space, you'll have a balcony or terrace. These rooms sleep up to 2 adults and 1 child and can be sold as a single.
Double Room with Balcony or Terrace
Double rooms come with a ceiling fan, TV and mini-fridge. There's either a double bed or twin beds.
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I cannot believe the negative comments about this hotel, my husband and myself loved it the staff are friendly and attentive .The food is amazing if you can't find something to your taste God help you.Although not actually on the beach it no problem it all adds to the beauty of this place no hotels all over the beachThe best trip we did was the catamaran saw large turtles in the sea.More
Judith L, 187069
Me an my Mrs visited for a week, and from the minute we were there the service was second to none, the food was excellent, the hotel was beautiful, the beach was perfect.... Will be going again I can promise that.More
Great service from reception staff on arrival , quick and efficient check in , suitcases taken to room by helpful staff.we stayed in block 7 room nice but not 5 star , kept spotless by the cleaner daily, small fridge with bottle of water, kettle and tea and coffee available. The block was a short walk to all amenities a good location.The food in buffet restaurant excellent choice plenty for all tastes.The speciality restaurants are only open on certain nights, and can be difficult to book, would recommend the Asian . The hotel next door could use all facilities of the Rui Funana but we could not use any of there's ,a security guard on all entry points ,like something from the dark ages ,as both are 5 star rated RUI should sort this out. The entertainment staff are around all day and night finishing of with live shows in theatre .The pool area is large ,swim up bar found service slow but we had plenty of time, plenty of sun beds for everyone but some of them in need of a good wash down and some TLC . It was a 5 minute walk to beach ,locals do try and get you to buy there trips but no problems when you tell them not interested , lovely beach with bar serving beer and soft drinks . . We used the transfer to the hotel which takes around 20 minutes, on the return to airport used local taxi 15 euros.The negatives mentioned are minor an did not take away from a great holiday. We were very happy with the price we paid for two weeks all inclusive, if you get a good deal go for itMore
Gordon C, 186534
3 star at a push
I'll start with the good - nice hotel, enough sun loungers for everyone, rooms are a good size, really nice white sandy beach. But who gave this hotel 5 stars? I've been to a lot of hotels in different countries, some of them very poor countries and this is the worst I've been to. I can't see how it can get any more than 3 stars. All the restaurants are buffet except for the gourmet, you come on holiday wanting to be waited on hand foot and finger and that is not the case here. The food is generally the same thing from day to day with little variation. We found in the main buffet you may get offered a drink if you sit on the left as you walk in, if you sit on the right you won't. There are poor selection of cocktails on the bar list. Also, there's no drinks waiter service round the pool and the size of the drink you get is really small in comparison to other hotels. A lot of The bars are often unoccupied and you can't always get water from the bar. The 'mini bar ' in your room literally has a bottle of water in, which might get replaced once on your visit. A lot of the staff are really rude, you don't get a greeting on entry into the restaurant, they lean over and take your plate without asking if you've finished. Block 8 has a horrible sewage smell also. My partner was ill for at least 72 hours with suspected food poisoning which has had an effect on our holiday. There is alcohol gel on entry to the restaurants but in some of the restaurants it's hidden away. There needs to be an enforced policy to make sure everyone uses it to prevent the spread of germs.You take a path down to the beach and get harassed by the locals. Riu palace guests can come into Funana and use all the facilities but not vice versa, which needs to be addressed. It's like classing people and saying if your inn funana you aren't good enough to use the facilities next door. More
lee antony p,
We booked Cape Verde after recommendations. Booked this Hotel by chance. Had a brilliant holiday. The hotel was great, the staff were really friendly & helpful. The general restaurant was good but would have preferred a Steak House Restaurant to the two restaurants we booked for. If you want a complete chill out with a beach/bar/pool this is a great place to go. Will definitely change in next 5 years - go now !!More
Tracy W, 190786
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This hotel will be having a full refurbishment to a 5T standard of tour operator rating for Winter 2016.