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VOI Vila do Farol

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Zvolen, Slovakia
Reviewed 19 September 2016

This resort is friendly ONLY for ITAL. Animator is so loud and cheeky. Do you want to go to swimming pool - ital animation - go away . Do you want to go to bar at nigt - ital animation - go away. Never ever

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Somers, Montana
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Just back from our holiday at the Vila do Farol, or Bravo as it seems to be named! I'll start with the visa, we got ours when we got there and we're through within 20 minutes, however were aware of others who took over an hour. We then got a taxi outside the airport of a cost of 15.00 euros...

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 September 2016

If your not Italian it not for you,whole entertainment programme is Italian,so every night the same problem all in italian, even when they knew we were English no attempt to adjust the programe Spent 14 nights there like being asked to a party knowing they don't want you there. Facts the food good choice Acoomadation bunglow type old, very outdated,...

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Milan, Italy
Reviewed 22 May 2016

Nice village, basic but confortable and cozy accomodations, completely Italian animation and food. I was there for a week in may with two friends. We met a lot of nice people, we enjoyed the animation program, we loved the beach and the swimming pool with salty water. Wind was a bit annoying time to time. Free wifi was very limited...

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Reviewed 4 March 2016

First of the location of the hotel is heavenly, for the beach and the ocean is like 50 meters from the hotel. It is a hotel with much space in it for just walking around what felt comfortable when just hanging around the area, with a nice snackbar with beach and ocean view when you sit and eat their wonderful...

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Bergen, Norway
Reviewed 25 February 2016

Worn down, simple quality, very basic. Simple bungalows, low standard in everyting. Food was ok. Everything was in italian - 80% italian guests - only italiaan evening entertainmant an music. The rooms really was poor - with very little furniture, an no private outdoo space near he room, like a terrace or pribate balcony. I you are not italian nationals,...

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Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

A good choice of hotel with great service and excellent food. The best all inclusive-food we have been to. The staff at the children's club where so good with our kids especially the ones from Cape Verde, they spoke English and where very kind.

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Casablanca, Morocco
Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

I have visited this hotel in Nov 2015, it was for my honey moon. The hotel is very nice, freindly staff and good food. However, and as an English, French and Arabic speaker, I found it very difficult to communicate with the staff whom actually are poor in languages and only good in Italian! Beside some of the restaurant's foreign...

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Vienna, Wien, Austria
Reviewed 26 December 2014

I am sure there are some people who think Vila do Farol is a terrific hotel. I am afraid I am not one of them. This place is more like a recreation compound for overweight Europeans and their plump offspring than a hotel. It begins when you check in and an orange band is attached to your wrist. Unlike those...

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Izmir Province, Turkey
Reviewed 7 February 2014

Stay from the 15th of January until 29th. The cottage is spacious and up to three person, you can have a king + single or three singles bed. Bathroom is spacious but overall outdated. We had an issue with the hot water and it was promptly fixed. Plenty of space outside the cottage and every kiter I saw had all...

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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located on Sal Island, the VOI Vila do Farol resort lies about 1 km away from Santa Maria, the main town, only a 20-minute drive from the international airport. It is immersed in a large garden overlooking the stunning beach. VOI Vila do Farol resort features 236 rooms housed in one-storey bungalows set along lovely lanes in a vast garden. The main meals are buffet served in the restaurant located in the main building, while a snack bar near the beach, a bar by the pool and a lovely bar in the lounge complete the offer. The main building includes a welcoming lounge with a reception desk, a disco, many boutiques, an internet point with wi-fi system, a multi-purpose room and a TV sat lounge. Between the main building and the seafront, a free-form swimming pool lies with a children section, surrounded by ample solarium terraces, and a separate plunge pool. Shady shelters and sun beds free as long as available by the pool and by the beach and towels. The beach is certainly one the main attractions of Sal. A shoreline of dazzling white sand extends for kilometres, lapped by the crystal clear water of sea characterized by unique colours… a true paradise for nature lovers. ... more   less 

Additional Information about VOI Vila do Farol

Address: Praia Santa Maria, Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal 4111, Cape Verde
Region: Cape Verde > Ilha do Sal > Santa Maria
Price Range: £108 - £189 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — VOI Vila do Farol 3*
Number of rooms: 236
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Also Known As:
Aw Bravo Vila Do Farol Hotel Santa Maria
VOI Vila Do Farol Cape Verde/Santa Maria, Ilha Do Sal
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Santa Maria
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Maria
#5 Romantic Hotel in Santa Maria
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“Italians only”
 of 5 bubbles Andysaunders, 11 Sep 2016 | Read review
“i would suggest to choose left side facing the sea bungalow, not to close to the swimming pool”
 of 5 bubbles isideria, 22 May 2016 | Read review
“Old, worn down”
 of 5 bubbles Telly2014, 25 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Try to choose a bungalow far from the main building (live music every night in the lobby bar) and from the theatre where performances are held 2 times a week.”
 of 5 bubbles KrisztinaV_11, 31 Dec 2012 | Read review
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