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Barnsley
Reviewed 26 November 2013

Just returned from a fabulously chilled week, the first time away without the kids. It was stress free from start to finish. I could not fault the holiday and will definitely be returning. Boa Vista is a little hideaway heaven, totally unspoilt and a breath of fresh air. Having read the reviews we were fully aware of the plane journey...

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13Thank SophieD778
Polegate, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 November 2013

First impression upon arrival at The Karamboa is how tired and dated the reception area looks.. The water feature was surrounded by tape looking rather like a "scenes of crime" area. The rooms look tired, dated and grubby, the hall ways are in need of redecoration. The actually daily clean of the rooms left alot to be desired. The main...

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4Thank Paul490
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 November 2013 via mobile

The resort is beautiful, just wandering around the place is very enjoyable, the rooms are good, not 5 star standard but we didn't spend that much time in it anyway. The various bars and restaurants serve great food and drinks and the staff are all very friendly and helpful. The pool is amazing and with the poolside bar its easy...

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4Thank Matt and Sarah x
Canterbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 November 2013

Good Points: Excellent Food, lovely staff, endless beaches. Warm Weather., better we found than The Canaries Relatively cheap compared to other winter destinations. Bad Points: Wine was unforgivable! Absolutely no choice apart from the three house plonks even in the speciality restaurants which was a great pity as it did not do the food justice. Hotel Maintenance was an issue...

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2Thank Mary G
orkney
Reviewed 23 November 2013

We enjoyed every minute of our 2 week holiday here. Fantastic place, wonderful food , amazing beaches . Nice and relaxing , not too touristy. Only small thing was bar staff down near beach they ignored you , everything else was perfect. Would love to go back sometime as we like going somewhere new every year. Highly recommend.

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4Thank shona M
Norwich
Reviewed 21 November 2013

We've just returned and this is our second visit to the Riu Karamboa, we stayed the same time last year. We love this hotel! There was actually more room on the plane this time, although if the exit seats would of been available we would of booked them. The flight was under 6 hours & as long as you take...

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5Thank GoodaTours
Aberdeen
Reviewed 19 November 2013

This hotel is nice but is not 5*. as previous reviews have said the food was good but basic and often you didn't know what you were eating as the food wasn't always labeled. the pool tiles were coming away and i did stub my toe a few times. the air condition was poor, it wasn't very strong so we...

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Glastonbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 November 2013

Oh dear Karamboa, just not up to standard. Stayed 3 years ago and were impressed with the hotel and the level of service. Unfortunately, the standards have slipped together with the quality of the amenities. A great shame as the people are fantastic and the island has great beaches and climate. The system for booking the speciality restaurants may suit...

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1Thank Sue M
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 November 2013

The night before I was teaming with excitement as we reached the airport to check are bags in I knew it was finally here, sat in the airport bar with a vodka red bull at 8.45 am my holiday was in full flow,I noticed some people look at you funny when your drinking so early in the morning while their...

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4Thank Dannyandbecky2013
Reviewed 16 November 2013 via mobile

Just returned from a week at this wonderful hotel. I had read some bad reviews prior to going and even discussed changing destination due to negative comments people had written. I am so glad I didn't as it was a wonderful holiday. I think some people moan for the sake of moaning and that is pretty sad really. Food was...

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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
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  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Internet
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated on the island Boavista in the Cape Verde Islands. 2-Storey main building and 3-storey annexes. Situated on the beachfront. Complimentary sun loungers and parasols on the beach. 7 Km to Sal Rei. 1,5 Km from the airport. Credit cards accepted: Visa ... more   less 

Additional Information about Clubhotel Riu Karamboa

Address: Lote HO 1, Urb. Morrinho de Baguincho | Praia de Salines, Boa Vista 4110, Cape Verde
Region: Cape Verde > Boa Vista
Price Range: $234 - $579 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Clubhotel Riu Karamboa 4*
Number of rooms: 750
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Also Known As:
Clubhotel Riu Karamboa Hotel Boa Vista
Clubhotel Riu Karamboa Boa Vista
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#3 Top resorts Hotel in Boa Vista
#3 Spa Hotel in Boa Vista
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Boa Vista
#3 Luxury Hotel in Boa Vista
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