The sandcastle-shaped Riu Palace Cabo Verde pairs an activity-filled beach with a great pool scene.
This place was given a stylish new look ready for Winter 2016, so you can expect box-fresh interiors throughout the hotel. Head outside and you'll be just a stone's throw from a powder-soft beach.
The bigger the better is the theme here, so stylish suite rooms are on the cards, and you've got a choice of four eateries to dine at.
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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
Pool towels, parasols and sunbeds are available for your use.
The spa has a steam bath and a whirlpool bath for your use. Adults only.
RiuLand Kids' Club
A fun packed kids' club which will allow your little ones to let off steam. For ages 4-7 and 8-12 years. You'll find this at the neighbouring ClubHotel Riu Funana.
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Twin Room with Balcony or Terrace and Interconnecting Room
These interconnecting rooms are available from 1st November 2017. Please note that these rooms may come with a double or twin beds.
Suite with Balcony or Terrace
The suites are larger rooms with a separate lounge area. You'll also have a flatscreen TV, ceiling fan, mini-fridge and tea and coffee facilities. Please note that these rooms may come with a double or twin beds.
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Amazing family holiday experience
I have never written a review before, but felt I had to after this holiday. My husband, two children (11 and 13) and I have recently returned from a weeks stay and have nothing but good things to say. The hotel is beautiful, as are all of the public areas. The staff work extremely hard to maintain a high standard of cleanliness inside and out and there is plenty of space for everyone. The dinning room was spacious and clean, and the theater area was excellent too. The family bedrooms were perfect for us, fabulous large beds, spacious, clean and with excellent showers. They were cleaned daily and the ladies made a huge effort to style the bed differently each day. The fridge with drinks was extremely helpful, though we didn't use the 4 large bottles of spirits in the bar! I am a picky eater, as is my son, and our one concern with all inclusive was the food - we didn't need to worry. Every meal was fresh and hot, the food was beautiful with lots of different things to try, and the kitchen staff prepared dishes in small quantities regularly. The only word we could use was excellent. Throughout the day there was always food and drink available and we never went without. The facilities were brilliant too. Down at the beach were plenty of loungers and umbrellas. Obviously, there were many people staying in the hotel, you can't always expect to turn up and get exactly where you want to sit. Sometimes you need to compromise, but we never felt we did here. The pools were also brilliant. Yes, there are the 8am towel droppers, but again we were always able to find somewhere to sit and there was plenty shade if you needed it. We had a super time and our kids were busy so we could relax. Even the evening show was great, the dancers and performers tried hard to entertain, and the drumming and traditional dance were outstanding! All activities we went on were good too. I could go on for ages talking about this holiday, but probably the reason you should go, is the people. Genuinely, the people were just lovely. Nothing was too much trouble, the staff went above and beyond to ensure our holiday was the best it could be. They were happy to help you learn some of their language, and also enjoyed trying out their English, but were never intrusive. I learnt lots from them, especially their laid back approach to things. The one small issue we could have had, was spotted by a member of staff as we checked in and sorted before we had even finished our welcome cocktail! Well done RIU Palace and all your staff, you made our week away. Thank you for your generous welcome and for reminding us how genuine and kind people can be.More
I took my children to the Riu Palace Cabo Verde for a luxury getaway during the Easter holidays and the hotel did not disappoint. Our room was newly refurbished, spacious and well set out. There was a double sink unit that was separate from both the shower and toilet so a family can easily work around each other when getting ready. I loved the optics in my room :-) as well as branded mixers and ice machine in the corridor. Spirits at the bars were also branded. We loved the various restaurants and visited them all. We also made good usage of the coffee shop. I cannot fault the staff. Entertainment was good and there's lots of activities to partake in if you choose. My son played football on the beach each afternoon. The only negative point I can come up with is having to get up ridiculously early to reserve a sun bed. However, the beach is on the edge of the resort so that's an option, but the sea is rough (too rough for us). We are heading to another Riu in Boa Vista next year as a result of our fantastic experience. More
Great Flight especially if flying on a Dreamliner from Gatwick. Now to the Holiday itself, unbelievable staff was so friendly and came with a great service. Top ups every time you finished your last sip. Room was great very clean modern and looked after, beds were cleaned everyday and mini fridge topped up every two which was plenty for us. Now onto the Food, one word Brilliant. Buffet was great such a variety even for the fussiest of eaters like myself. a'Le Carte Restaurants were great, we was a bit gutted we didn't manage to go over to the other hotel and try the Chinese one though. Before coming to Cape Verde I heard a lot of stories complaining about the wind and flies, I would just say ignore those and go for it. the wind for me was fine and the flies rare you got the odd few at eating times but only the same you get when eating outside during a BBQ at home. There was 2 things I wish would of been a little different but not major. Sun lounges were pretty hard to get after 9am but you're on holiday so it gives you a excuse to get up, but there was a beach on the doorstep so it wasn't a major issue. Cocktails weren't great and pretty basic but that can be forgiven due to the shear numbers of other drinks. Entertainment wasn't up my street but was good a few nights, especially the funk band. Make sure you book to do the Excursions. Sharks, Turtles, Quad and 4X4 all were amazing and everyone was really nice. In a Whole I would definitely suggest saying in this hotel if you're coming to Cape Verde. and Me and my Girlfriend thoroughly enjoyed our trip and wish we didn't have to come home.More
Perfect Palace in paradise
This hotel and the facilities are incredible, anyone leaving a bad review are completely nutty as this is just a perfect place to be. The staff can't do enough for you, the hotel looks beautiful, and the food is just outstanding. The person that said it smelt where the plants are being watered is right... but the smell is sulphur because this is a volcanic island. It's not anything sinister. Lol There is no reason for anyone to become ill, hygiene is at its highest here and I haven't seen a single fly on the food. You are treated like a VIP from the moment you arrive. Everything is included in the price, even a lovely cafe that has coffee and cake served all day. A free mini bar which is constantly replenished and plenty to do all day long. We are here for two weeks and only just arrived... been here three days and I have to say it is the best holiday experience I have ever had. It deserves 100 stars in my opinion and I would happily Award it if I could. The locals are friendly, helpful and also take a no if you don't want to buy their stuff. The tours are very good and the standard of cleanliness everywhere around the hotel is second to none, there is constant security looking after your safety and staff around day and night to help you should you need it. I love it here, been spoilt rotten and feel like a queen in a palace. If I could afford it, I would come every year. Wow, thank you Riu Palace, we love it,More
Relaxing holiday for two.
Perfect flight great transfer brilliant hotel,wonderful reception on arrival. Great room,brilliant service at breakfast lunch and dinner.plus exceptional food. Great al la carte fallen in love again with my hubbie after such a great time,almost forgot fabulous swim up bar,say no more.More
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