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Hotel Riu Funana

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The 24h All Inclusive Hotel Riu Funana is open all year round, is located on the beach of Sal, in the south of the island, next to the Riu Palace Cabo Verde hotel. The location is ideal due to its proximity to Santa Maria (next village 1,5km) and Sal International Airport (SID) is approx. 15 km away. The hotel has 572 comfortably furnished rooms and offers modern updated amenities. Relax with a massage at our Renova Spa or get in shape at our gym. 2 outdoor pools, 1 children’s pool. For the youngest guests, there is the RiuLand Kids Club (for children from 4 to 7 years & 8 to 12 years old), RiuArt atelier and for adults, day and evening entertainment as well as Pacha discotheque, many water sports activities are offered on the beach. For lovers of gastronomy, we offer live cooking stations at our main buffet as well as Asian, Grill and Gourmet cuisine, 6 bars.
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Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Airport transportation
Breakfast Available
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
Public Wifi
Wheelchair access
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Good food, nice staff, animation crew does a great job with the guests. Hotel is OK, swimming pools are nice and the beach is amazing! City tour can be suggested by the hotel, it's really nice and good price.
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Hotel's Favourite
Fast departure from the airport, private transfer waiting for us and a short time to the resort (15 mins) The moment we arrived we were happily greeted by helpful friendly reception staff and handed cold juices. Cases were taken instantly and transported to the rooms for us.
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Response from RiuHotelsandResorts, Online Reputation Manager at Hotel Riu Funana
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Angelsara, Thank you so much for your nice words, we are glad to hear that you had such a good time! It was our pleasure to take care of you and we look forward of welcoming you back very soon ☺️. With our best wishes we remain, Hotel Riu Funana Online Reputation Manager
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The Hotel is not a modern design, but this adds to it's charm. The decoration and quality of furnishings are good. The quality of meals is good, although they can be a bit repetitive after 2 weeks. The staff are very friendly and helpful which is good for customer service,
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Lovely hotel, excellent food and fantastic staff. Rooms fine with lots of storage. The only problem was the Mosquito's. Been to Cape Verde 6 times and never gotten bitten so much. Used all different lotions and potions to prevent but to no avail.
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Had a fantastic stay at the Riu Funana. A lovely hotel with brilliant staff. Food was excellent, especially Kulinarium and Espargos. Cocktails are delicious and fitness classes each day are fun. Did a couple of trips and excursions with TUI which were all great. A totally
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Does the sports bar at the hotel show English sport?
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Hi there There is a children’s pool in the complex adjacent to the regular pool, although not having children myself I did notice the staff regularly rallying up the children and parents to gain interest in pool side games / activities, early evening I also noticed that children’s shows and disco like activities where available in the stage areas, with reference to trousers I’d take 1 pair of light slacks , the themed restaurant Kulinarum stipulates trousers only, they are very relaxed but it’s good not to offend , hope this helps👍
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What is the beer and lager like, is it watered down as a couple of reviews say
Is definitely not watered down and is good. If you choose the pina coladas or that,ask for a Malibu or rum in it👌
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How much would you say for spending money for a week trips included kind regards dawn
We took €300 for 10 days. We spend some money for trip around the island €150 (paid on the end of the tour) few souvenirs and taxi rides to different beaches and still brought some money back. If you want to save money, do not buy trips through the hotel. It is overly expensive. The first day we went for a walk to see the beach behind our hotel,there were a local people advertising all day trip in private car with your tour man for less then half money you would pay through your travel company. The tour man spoke well english,took as everywhere and we could spend as much time as we want,where we want. We feel sorry for the people from the hotel who booked separate trips through hotel or travel company for lots of money and seeing them been squished in small car, not able to spend as much time they need when some place interest them.
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Hi Chris Its about a five minute walk to the beach on a gravel road so take sand shoes. The sea is good but warned there are some under currents and waves. Late check out 30 euros arrange with the reception staff normally the day before you leave.
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"Rooms in Block 7 best, for quick access to main areas like reception, dining and pool."
"Block 7 overlooks the lawn and lobby/terrace. Some rooms in Block 10 overlook a building site."
"We had a first floor room in block 9..."
"block 8 top floor."
"First floor or second floor rooms only choice, all excellent"
US$143 - US$333 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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