Just spent a week at the Funana, we were 6 in our party oldest 59, youngest 16. Our rooms were in block 4 close to the pool and beach, only few minutes walk (honestly) from the reception, restaurant and bar areas. The rooms were spacious, beds comfortable and kept very clean on a daily basis, good showers. If you use a hairdryer take your own, the wind is stronger than the one supplied. Personally I would give this complex a 4 star rating not 5 but extremely acceptable in every way. The food is a good standard, we tried the African themed restaurant which was very good. Theres a nightclub which the teens used, the entertainment isn't great but ok. Our days were spent laying by the pool then a short walk to the beach dodging Elvis etc who don't hassle too much. The sea is incredible clear blue and white sands but strong currents so take care. We used both hotel bar areas there was enough not to get bored with for a week. We were very lazy and didn't do any trips but theres plenty to choose from you if you want them. The staff were very helpful,friendly and worked hard but there english isn't brilliant. We had a great holiday and would definately return if the opportunity arose. If your looking for a totally chilling place this is it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- * Situated on the island of Sal in the Cape Verde Islands * Main building and 2-story annexes * Situated on the beach front together with the ClubHotel Riu Funana * Complimentary sun loungers and parasols on the beach * 1.5 Km to Santa Maria * 15 km from the airport * Credit cards accepted: Visa ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riu Funana Santa Maria
- Hotel Riu Palace Cabo Verde Cape Verde/Santa Maria, Ilha Do Sal