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IBEROSTAR Club Boa Vista
Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Boa Vista
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Antwerp, Belgium
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“Good hotel for a relaxing getaway”
Reviewed 11 November 2013

Just got back from 10 day stay at this hotel. Overall we have enjoyed a very relaxing vacation in a good hotel. The hotel is conveniently located close to the airport, so no long bus ride when you get off the plane.

Club Boa Vista is not a big fancy resort you come across in other tropical destinations. The hotel itself is decent and provides all the things you want to spend some stressless days in the sun but also no more than that. The atmosphere is rather calm and peaceful, much more than other resorts we have stayed in. No shortage of chairs and the related "towel reservations" from early in the morning. Perhaps this is because of the time of year, but we have enjoyed it anyway.

Apart from the regular all-in inclusions we have used the a la carte restaurant and the spa (the Cape Verdian massage is recommended), both very much to our liking.

Staff was without exception very helpful and friendly. Minor remark here is that the general knowledge of the English language of the staff is limited making it sometimes more difficult to communicate.

Take into account that tourism is recently new at Boa Vista. Unless you enjoy a walk through the dunes (take sun protection!) there is nothing much to see outside the resort. We spent some two hours in the city Sal but that is more than sufficient to get a grasp of life in Cabo Verde. If you however are looking relaxing getaway at the pool side, Club Boa Vista is a good choice.

Room Tip: We were in a room on the second floor with a sea view. Very nice to sit on your terrace with a cockt...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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IberostarHoteles, Online Reputation Manager at IBEROSTAR Club Boa Vista, responded to this review, 21 November 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for choosing our IBEROSTAR Club Boa Vista hotel for your visit to Cape Verde and for the time you spent to share your feedback on your stay, we are pleased to read that overall you enjoyed a “very relaxing vacation” in our hotel.

Moreover, we thank you for pointing out the comfort of our installations and are very happy to read that our à la carte restaurant was to your liking as well as the special Cape Verdean massage in our spa.

Once more, thank you for your time and kind recommendation to Tripadvisor’s readers; we hope that you had a pleasant journey back home and invite you to contact our call center for any upcoming holiday planning to help you choose the next destination that best fits your holiday needs and wishes.


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Warwick, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 November 2013

Chose this as a location for an October honeymoon as all the traditional honeymoon locations that we could have chosen were likely to be a little wet! The hotel is very good and the choice of food in the evening is different every night which was a pleasant surprise. It was good to be able to have pizza, pasta and curry all on the same plate!! The beach is brilliant although it does get windy and this can be a nuisance when the wind is blowing sand on you constantly. The sea is great although the currents are very strong and there was only 1 day out of our 10 when you weren't prevent from swimming. There are life guards on duty all day and they were a reassurance. There is not a huge amount to do outside the hotel but we did do a couple of excursions, to the ship wreck in the north past stopping off at the desert on the way through and then another to Santa Monica beach (this beach is stunning!). We also did a catamaran trip one afternoon which got us out of the hotel for a bit.

I have no complaints about the hotel at all, it is what it is and this would constitute a 4 star in the UK. The staff are attentive and friendly and don't push you into the array of activities which they have to offer. It was enjoyable watching their daily poolside dances which brought a smile to most of the guest's faces.

My one gripe would be that it was our honeymoon and although we suggested a few things which we wanted to be able to do, we were refused these things. We booked through a local independent travel agent and it was noted to Iberostar that it was our honeymoon and we thought we might at least have had a room with a sea view. The staff did try and find us a room with a better view but the rooms they showed us were no better than what we already had.

This is a hotel holiday where you go to relax and nothing more than that, it is perfect for it and our booking included a 30 minute free massage at the Spa which I would highly recommend. It is perfect for working people who simply want to get away from it all for a few days.

There weren't too many teenagers which added to the peace and quiet, most children were under 6 and the kids club seemed to keep them occupied when the adults were lounging about.

I must say that there were not a lot of British people at this hotel but that didn't bother us, it might bother others but we befriended an Italian couple who spoke very little English and it was quite entertaining trying to communicate with them. There are a lot of French people, Germans and Italians who stay at this hotel. Excuse me using stereotypes here but even though there was supposedly a 45 minute rule for reserving sunbeds by the pool (your towel would then supposedly be removed), we did find it difficult in the morning to find a sunbed because the German's had put their towels out well in advance. I liked the intentions of the 45 minute threat but it didn't really come to fruition!

Nevertheless we had a great time, I would not necessarily go back to this hotel if we returned to Iberostar (might try another to compare) but there are no complaints about the cleanliness and condition of the facilities and the staff are fantastic.

Boavista will be a great location with more infrastructure and more competition with the watersports companies (I really wanted to do windsurfing but with one company there they could and did charge a large amount of money). Maybe in 10 years we will return to see how much the island has improved.

Finally, Sal Rei, don't go unless you want to be pestered by salesmen from nearby Senegal and if you do every artist is called Picasso and all their work is straight from a factory and they have simply signed the bottom. The shops at Iberostar sell better versions of what you will get in Sal Rei!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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IberostarHoteles, Online Reputation Manager at IBEROSTAR Club Boa Vista, responded to this review, 11 November 2013
Dear Guest,

First of all we would like to thank you for choosing our IBEROSTAR Club Boa Vista hotel for such a special occasion as your honeymoon and for the time you spent to share your feedback on your stay, we are glad to read that overall you had an enjoyable holiday among us.

We deeply regret not being informed by your travel agent that it was your honeymoon as we would have been able to prepare a surprise to celebrate your recent wedding, please allow us to send you now our most heartfelt congratulations; we invite you for any future occasion, to contact our call center where we can offer you a personalized booking guidance and give you all the relevant information for you to choose the destination and accommodation type that best fits your holiday needs and wishes.

On the other hand, we greatly appreciate your praising comments on our gastronomy offer as in IBEROSTAR we know that meals are a very important aspect of our guests' overall holiday experience, this is why our professional Chefs strive on a daily basis to prepare a wide variety of typical local dishes as well as the best international delights in order to please all palates, it is very enjoyable to read that we could conquer yours.

Moreover, we also would like to thank you for your kind words towards our staff, their kindness and helpfulness being one of our hotel's main strengths we will definitely congratulate them all on your behalf for their contribution to your wellbeing whilst staying among us.

We hope that you had a pleasant journey back home and look forward to welcoming you again in our IBEROSTAR hotels and resorts in the most beautiful destinations worldwide at your earliest convenience.

Warmest Regards,
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IBEROSTAR Club Boa Vista
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Prague, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 29 October 2013

We have just come back from holiday. The hotel is situated directly on a long sandy beach. As there are only two hotels situated at this place it is calm and situated in beautiful nature. The sea is great, visitors only have to be aware of bigger waves. The service in the hotel is at top level, all people are friendly and smiling. Food is international, from cap verdian to european. A lot of fish and sea food, different kinds of meat, pizza and pasta, a lot of vegetables, fruits and sweets. Different bars offer cocktails, alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages. Many sports activities for adults and children. We enjoyed staying at this place at Boavista and in this hotel, recommend it specially because of calm and friendliness.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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IberostarHoteles, Online Reputation Manager at IBEROSTAR Club Boa Vista, responded to this review, 19 December 2013
Dear Guest,

First and foremost we thank you for choosing our IBEROSTAR Club Boa Vista hotel for your holidays in Cape Verde and for the time you took out of your day to share this wonderful review on your stay among us; your full satisfaction is our best reward.

Moreover, we greatly appreciate your comments on our restaurant because we have a true passion for gastronomy and are fully aware that meals are an aspect of primary importance for our guests to enjoy their holidays abroad, this is why our expert team of chefs strives to surprise our guests with high quality culinary delights both local and international, so as be able to savor many different flavors at every single meal and make it one of the best added values to their holiday among us.

In IBEROSTAR we believe that nice leisure activities and entertaining evening shows are part of the real holiday feeling this is why our animation team strives to offer a wide range of activities for our guests to join in, we are glad to read that you took part in the many activities on offer and that this was a pleasant part of your stay in our hotel.

Last but not least, your enthusiasm for our staff is very much appreciated and will be a great source of motivation; we will certainly not fail to convey your very kind compliments to all of them.

Once again, thank you for your visit and very kind recommendation to Tripadvisor’s readers; we hope that you had a nice journey back home and would be enchanted to accommodate you again in our hotels and resorts all over the world; we invite you to contact our call center for your next holiday planning so we can help you choose your next IBEROSTAR destination that best meets your holiday needs and wishes.

Kindest regards,
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IBEROSTAR Club Boa Vista
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Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 15 October 2013

Beautiful vacation with minor flaws. Nice people, no mistake servis. But many times water doesn´t flows in the bathroom and it was problem. In this time there were many mosquitos. Beach is the most beautiful I have already seen. Problem was a rot in the bathroom.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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IberostarHoteles, Online Reputation Manager at IBEROSTAR Club Boa Vista, responded to this review, 18 October 2013
Dear Guest,

Firstly we would like to thank you for the time you spent to share your personal impressions on your stay at our IBEROSTAR Club Boa Vista hotel as it is only through feedback such as yours that we are able to maintain and indeed, where necessary, improve upon the service that we provide to our valued guests.

We lament the nuisances caused by the imperfections in your bathroom and lament not being informed about this during your stay as we would have been able to offer you an alternative accommodation or immediately send a maintenance staff member to have it fixed straight away, please do not hesitate to contact our reception, for a future occasion for anything you may need to fully enjoy your stay among us.

On the other hand we thank you for pointing out the kindness and helpfulness of our staff, In IBEROSTAR we strive to deliver an excellent and personalized service to all our guests, and we lay high value on our personnel being guest orientated and welcoming at all times.

Last but not least we are glad to read that you appreciated the location of our hotel, right on the beachfront on the magnificent Areja de Chaves beach.

Once again, thank you for choosing IBEROSTAR; we hope that you had a pleasant journey back home and to have the pleasure of welcoming you again in our hotels in the most beautiful destinations worldwide.

Kindest Regards,
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IBEROSTAR Club Boa Vista
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Prague
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Reviewed 11 October 2013

Me and my girlfriend visited this hotel in September 2013 and we were very satisfied. The service was perfect, hotel staff very helpful and nice, room always clean and food delicious. We loved the animation team, we were playing games every day with other Portuguese, German and Czech guys which made a good atmosphere for the whole stay. The whole hotel resort is beautiful. The only interrupting thing were the mosquitos, there were plenty of them for the first 4 days and it was impossible to get rid of them outside of the room - the third day they were even at the beach, but I guess it was all caused by a rain during the first night we came and rains are not very common. Also there were pretty high waves 4 days out of 8 we spent there, but I expected that and enjoyed them.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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IberostarHoteles, Online Reputation Manager at IBEROSTAR Club Boa Vista, responded to this review, 11 March 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for the time you spent to share your feedback on your stay at our IBEROSTAR Club Boa Vista; it is always rewarding to read that our guests have enjoyed their holidays among us.

Moreover we thank you for your wonderful comments on service which of course have been shared with the entire team. It is always a great source of motivation for our staff to hear that our guests appreciated their services and attention to detail.

It is also very enjoyable to read you felt comfortable in the room we accommodated you in; our goal is to provide comfortable and spotless accommodations in unbeatable locations and we thank you for letting us know you were satisfied with yours.

Furthermore , we thank you for letting us know that our culinary offer could largely satisfy you, the gastronomy being an important aspect for IBEROSTAR, our talented Chefs do their utmost to please all palates; It is enjoyable to read that we could conquer yours.

At IBEROSTAR we believe that nice leisure activities and entertaining evening shows are part of the real holiday feeling this is why our animation team strives to offer a wide range of activities for our guests to join in, we are glad to read that this was a pleasant aspect of your stay among us.

Once more, thank you for making us your choice hotel when visiting Cape Verde; we hope that you had a pleasant journey back home and remain at your entire disposal through our call center to help you choose your next IBEROSTAR destination within more than 100 hotels in the most beautiful destinations worldwide.

Warmest Regards,
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IBEROSTAR Club Boa Vista
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Braga, Portugal
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Reviewed 20 August 2013

A very good hotel. Ok, it is not a very glamourous one, but that wasn't what I was looking for anyway... It was very very clean, with a beautiful white sandy beach, amazing service and confortable room.

The beach was absolutly gorgeous, with clean warm water and virtually no rocks! The only problem was that it was a long way from the hotel to the sea (even the walk from the beach bar to the sea was a long distance to walk in the hot (very hot) sand), but that wasn't impeditive at all.

The housekeeping was very good, as the room was always very clean, with fresh towels and sheets.
The room and bathroom were good, confortable and quiet. The only things I would add, would be a full body mirror and a magnifying mirror.

The food was a bit repetitive and bland.. but could always find something to eat...

The workers were probably the best, most hard working and pleasent ones I've ever seen (and I'm priviledged enough to have seen quite a few). They always tried to please you and meet your needs and requests with a smile on their face (and some with a bottle on their heads - literally).

The animation team was full of potential, but fell a little short, because of poor managment, I believe.
They were so hardworking, with long, long work hours, but still managed to play, dance and chat with the guests... they would not try too hard to get you to go do something, but they didn't have the time to pamper anyone, you would have to be with the "go" mentality from the begining... and, ok, when they (at least the boys) were dancing with the guests, they would "choose" mainly the beautiful girls with similar age and almost ignore much younger or older and/or not so blessed women (that was not very good, but who could blame them?).
Most of the shows were not amazing, but when they included dancing (specially the native dances), they were worth it.
I guess the "animation chief" was a bit disrespectful, as he always had to say/do some potencially offensive jokes about gay people or women in the shows he was in... I did not like that at all...

Overall, it was a good, relaxing and entertaining week. Would definitely go back and strongly recommend to friends...

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Reviewed 19 August 2013

A good hotel to be with family and kids.
The rooms have cosy balconies, the pool area is spacious, the saff is very nice and always helpfull, the beach is huge, the breakfast is complete, the food is good.
We had a perfect week.
The weather even when cloudy was good.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Property: IBEROSTAR Club Boa Vista
Address: | Playa Areja de Chaves, Boa Vista 4110, Cape Verde
Region: Cape Verde > Boa Vista
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Boa Vista
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Boa Vista
#1 Luxury Hotel in Boa Vista
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Boa Vista
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — IBEROSTAR Club Boa Vista 5*
Number of rooms: 276
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
When you are on holiday, everything sounds so different. The sound of the sea, the surrounding nature, other languages, exotic music… And, of course, the sound of silence. All these sounds can be experienced at the IBEROSTAR Club Boa Vista hotel, a 5-star resort on the sea front at Chaves beach. Stay there alone, with family or with your partner and trade in your day-to-day soundtrack for new melodies during your holiday in Cape Verde. Open the window and breathe in the sweet smells of Cape Verde from your room. Not only can you smell the sea, but also the sweet aromas of the resort’s gardens. Double rooms, family rooms and suites, all fully equipped and ready to make your stay a complete delight. The sound of the sea. You’ll find yourself in one of the best sea front hotels. In this unique, beautiful setting, you can admire impressive sunsets and spectacular views of the Atlantic from your room or suite, from the pool, or from the view point, as well as from some of the restaurants. The rhythm of the water. You’ll hear everything, from the swell of the calm sea to the crashing waves, and of course the splashing from the three hotel swimming pools available to guests: the main pool, the adults-only infinity pool and the children’s pool. Listen to your breathing. This is what happens at this hotel with spa. Let the weight be taken off your shoulders with our massages, as well as body and facial treatments using hot stones, aromatic oils and aloe vera wraps. Merge your senses. Blend your senses of sight and taste when sampling the exquisite Cape Verdean cuisine at the hotel restaurants. Try the cachupa, a fresh tuna stew, a caipirinha cocktail with local mint, or a combination of international dishes that vary according to the theme of the evening. The laughter of children. Music to any parent’s ear. Bring your family to Cape Verde and enjoy watching your children taking part in the activities, having fun at the minidisco or playing on the beach. ... more   less 
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