# 1 of 17 hotels in Sal Rei

ClubHotel Riu Karamboa(4 stars)

Lote HO-1, Urb. Morrinho De Baguincho, Praia de Salines View on map
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  • Really great vacation (4)
    "Really great vacation" found in 4 reviews
    • " Relaxing, relaxing and really great vacation ! " 
      5.792857142857143
      August 2012
    • " ... RIU Karamboa we would book immediately again. There is an incredible friendliness and if you consider in what country one is, I wanted all you here everything is offered. The food stops with all four star hotel in Spain or Italy with, the cleanliness is almost better. The rooms are nice, a small little ... " 
      5.866666666666666
      August 2012
    • " Perfect holiday " 
      5.914285714285714
      September 2012
    • " A very nice vacation , the very good criticisms are justified. Only point is, that the last 4 days our vacation, the ... " 
      5.914285714285714
      September 2012
  • A great beach (1)
    "A great beach" found in 1 review
    • " ... one must already flies. Medicines you get in the hotel, all major with German Leaflets but very expensive prices so better a well-stocked travel pharmacy carry forward. Our summary: all the a great beach , a turquoise sea and much peace, in a completely original country with unbelievably friendly ... " 
      5.866666666666666
      August 2012
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Hotel review overview

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Rating by categories

  • Hotel in general
    5.3
  • Room
    5.2
  • Service
    5.4
  • Location
    4.7
  • Gastronomy
    5.2
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.1

Rating breakdown

  • excellent
    257
  • very good
    89
  • acceptable
    20
  • poor
    2
  • terrible
    3
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The most helpful positive review

5.828571428571428

The hotel has 750 rooms, in two large u-shaped buildings both left and right next to the main building with a reception, main restaurant santiago, two theme restaurants (asian and to cape verde) and the theater, as well as the disco pasha beach chairs. Further facilities include bars, shops and the karaoke bar megambo. Cleanliness in the whole hotel is also exemplary. The all inclusive benefits were also still good. The guest structure consisted while we …  read hotel review

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The most helpful negative review

3.8333333333333335

The hotel is massive, if you are unlucky enough, you get a room in one of the external wing, then you almost 15 minutes to the restaurant. The audience is mixed, whereby we the feeling had, that all tätowierten england were stayed. Since you only book all inclusive can, the also in the consumption of alcohol down. It was just full and loud and fully. …  read hotel review

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Summary of guest reviews by category

  • Hotel in general
    Pros
    • Hotel in general (4)
      Comments related to "Hotel in general" found in 4 reviews
      • " Relaxing, relaxing and really great vacation! "  read hotel review
        5.792857142857143
        August 2012
      • " ... RIU Karamboa we would book immediately again. There is an incredible friendliness and if you consider in what country one is, I wanted all you here everything is offered. The food stops with all four star hotel in Spain or Italy with, the cleanliness is almost better. The rooms are nice, a small little ... "  read hotel review
        5.866666666666666
        August 2012
      • " Perfect holiday "  read hotel review
        5.914285714285714
        September 2012
      • " A very nice vacation, the very good criticisms are justified. Only point is, that the last 4 days our vacation, the ... "  read hotel review
        5.914285714285714
        September 2012
  • Location
    Pros
    • Beach (1)
      Comments related to "Location" found in 1 review
      • " ... one must already flies. Medicines you get in the hotel, all major with German Leaflets but very expensive prices so better a well-stocked travel pharmacy carry forward. Our summary: all the a great beach, a turquoise sea and much peace, in a completely original country with unbelievably friendly ... "  read hotel review
        5.866666666666666
        August 2012
Frank
Great Hotel at very nice beach
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Beach holiday
  • June 2014
The Hotel Riu Karamboa is a very big hotel complex with a lot of rooms and at a great very nice sandy beach. The Hotel has a very good standard and good facilities. Everything is very clean. Everybody who book the hotel has all inclusive. Only if you book at the hotel direct, maybe is possible to book only hb or breakfast. read hotel review
  • Room
    6.0

    Nice rooms, with safe for free and good beds. Nice view from balkon to the sea.

  • Hotel
    5.0

    The Hotel Riu Karamboa is a very big hotel complex with a lot of rooms and at a great very nice sandy beach. The Hotel has a very good standard and good facilities. Everything is very clean. Everybody who book the hotel has all inclusive. Only if you book at the hotel direct, maybe is possible to book only hb or breakfast.

  • Sport & Leisure
    5.0

    The offer a lot of sport and acitivities at the beach and pool at day. In the night they have a disco for free.

  • Gastronomy
    5.0

    They have one very big restaurant, it is very noisy inside, but you can go out and there are some tabels with garden view, very nice and more silent.

  • Service
    6.0

    Very good and friendly service. The staff works good and is always very friendly. Rooms are in good condtion and clean.

  • Location
    6.0

    The Hotel has a very nice sandy beach in front of the hotel. There are many sunbeds at the beach for free with nice sunumbrellas. The beach is good to go swiming, the weaves are not to big in this area.

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Myriam
Excellent for a beach holiday but nothing more
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Beach holiday
  • January 2014
Although this is a huge resort (750 rooms) we never felt as if we were in a huge resort. The hotel grounds are very spacious, with large swimming pools and a beautiful beach. There were plenty of sunbeds around the pools and on the beach. I emailed the hotel directly to ask for a quiet room with seaview and although they replied that they couldn't guarantee it because of the high occupancy, they gave us a big family room for just the two of us (no. 2028) with frontal seaview. Perfect! The rooms have an open bathroom which might be ... an issue for people sharing a room who are not a couple. There is a shower curtain, though, and the toilet has a door. The grounds, the rooms, the public areas everything was very clean. The staff were wonderful, always friendly and smiling. The food was good and plentyful, be it without much fantasy. Always buffet style, also in the themed restaurants. The food wasn't always very warm and the buffets lacked fantasy. I missed the pretty arrangements of the buffets in Carribean or Egyptian resorts. If you want to eat at the themed restaurants you will have to get up early to make reservations. Reservations start at 8 o'clock in the morning (but we saw people queuing at 7:30 already) and can only be made 3 days in advance. They are very quickly sold out! We have tried all three themed restaurants. They were not very different from the main restaurant (except the Asian). I would not bother to stand in line again. My husband celebrated his 60th birthday during our stay. Our table in the African restaurant was beautifully decorated with hibiscus from the garden and a bottle of sparkling wine was waiting in a wine cooler. Although I would not rate this resort 5* (which they officially are), it is well worth the money. read hotel review
  • Hotel
    5.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
    Family friendliness
    5.0
  • Location
    3.2
    Proximity to shopping areas
    1.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    3.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    3.0
    Other leisure activities available
    3.0
  • Room
    4.3
    Size of the room
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    4.0
    Size of the bathroom
    4.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    4.0
  • Service
    5.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    4.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    5.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    3.8
    Variety of food and drinks
    4.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    4.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    4.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    3.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.7
    Quality of the beach
    5.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
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Jörg
Great relaxation and dream waves!
  • Recommended hotel
  • Singles
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • January 2014
Great hotel, absolutely recommended for the sun-hungry and beach lovers! ok, as already mentioned several times, there is not much around but i found it just right for relaxing! read hotel review
  • Room
    5.8
    Size of the room
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
  • Hotel
    5.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
  • Location
    3.5
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    1.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.3
    Variety of food and drinks
    5.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    5.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
  • Service
    5.3
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    4.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0
    Quality of the beach
    6.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
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Monika
There are better alternatives ;-(
  • Hotel not recommended
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • December 2013
The hotel is very nice from the outside, inside-catacombs-long corridor, left and right rooms-loud at 3 am by the corridors echo loud kindergeschreie, sheets during the 2 weeks only 1 time changed-( towels every day. Excursion possibilities, bad we booked 2 tours south and north, took 4 h and well north could be interesting are, if we in the small villages stop could. Are only past swoshed-(. Friendliness and helpfulness na ja. No personalleuten had good mood, eh, because, holla, - mürrisch does said-smile you could only with money lady.-(. No evening entertainment, bad gefuhrte theatre and ... choreography, no german tv programm. Only snow. No leisure facilities. No shopping possibilities. In the hotel the prices completely overpriced! -for example shower gel of dm costs normal 0.89 cent cost in hotel from 8.00 until 15.00 Euro! Flip-flops -25.00 Euro! Freundschaftsbändschen from 8:00 Euro. Food ok, little seasoned - whole week after garlic and Cayenne pepper or chili requires. Otherwise. There was nothing, at urlaubende the chef with a dry in quite, chilischote, you will not served - even wine or beer get-( no cutlery in the breakfast at the table -. Everything yourself. In the restaurant a volume as in bahnhofhalle-noisy! In the food no entertainment nothing. A shame. 2 issues restaurant, but also as for example thai food-no spices!-(. In karaoke bar stereo broken, sing anyway akapela. Complaints: you always said - morning, morning. Nothing happened. So, for me bottom line, - once and never again.-( perhaps found it other vacationers funny and nice. I do not. read hotel review
  • Location
    1.6
    Proximity to shopping areas
    1.0
    Distance to the beach
    4.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    1.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    1.0
    Other leisure activities available
    1.0
  • Gastronomy
    3.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    2.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    4.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    2.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    4.0
  • Room
    3.8
    Size of the room
    4.0
    Size of the bathroom
    4.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    3.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    4.0
  • Service
    2.5
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    2.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    4.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    2.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    2.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    3.0
    Quality of the beach
    4.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    1.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    4.0
  • Hotel
    5.3
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
    Disabled-friendly
    5.0
    Family friendliness
    4.0
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Alois
If you in the warmth you were right here!
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • December 2013
Compared to the opening about 4-5 years is everything green clearly grown. The grounds are very clean, however, show the first damage the billigbauweise, or unqualified statement some trades, such as the tiling. Some details in the rooms could be renovated soon. The tv was a total failure. Hardly a program went. Supposedly satellite dish broken. Who knows how long. read hotel review
  • Gastronomy
    5.0

    Whoever complained here, the at home only bread. Great kitchen. However complain many people on the drinks from the machines, the tasted of salt! The bars you should with high pressure wipers edit. It smelled partly solid, especially in the hotel lobby. It is also tons of spilled or overcrowded.

  • Sport & Leisure
    4.0

    Pool in need of refurbishment. High risk of injury by missing mosaic tiles. Really bad! Otherwise nothing to complain about. Shows: And again the murmeltier greets, probably at the shows for years! Sea: Again seven days red flag, but nobody can do anything about it.

  • Room
    4.0

    Fits! 5 stars are not. But also here! You would expect it was so! We had a great quiet location in the seitenflügel and above us was nothing more. Peace! Tv: unfortunately most no front desk, only the ZDF by the hour.

  • Service
    5.0

    Clearly better than they were! Absolutely not pushy. Nonetheless a glasreinigervertreter and a bodenwischervertreter rich. Both are hardly or is not known. Still, don't complain! Kudos.

  • Hotel
    4.0

    Compared to the opening about 4-5 years is everything green clearly grown. The grounds are very clean, however, show the first damage the billigbauweise, or unqualified statement some trades, such as the tiling. Some details in the rooms could be renovated soon. The tv was a total failure. Hardly a program went. Supposedly satellite dish broken. Who knows how long.

  • Location
    6.0

    Who knows what he is concede... The could not complain about. Similarly the film 'groundhog day' finds to each day after the same model instead.

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Information about ClubHotel Riu Karamboa

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Hotel Beach (Sand)
  • What the hotel offers
    ClubHotel Riu Karamboa is a four star, exclusive resort in Boa Vista. It is an ideal destination for families with small children and couples. Wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Hotel has been awarded GOLD certification for the Travelife Sustainability System. Check in starts at 2 PM, check out must be done before noon.Guests are invited to explore the neighborhood and try the tourist routes.
  • Location
    Situated near the airport in Boa Vista, this all-inclusive resort is close to the tourist-friendly district. Regional attractions also include Praia da Chave and da Santa Monica.
  • Accommodation
    This hotel has 852 guest rooms. Televisions come with satellite channels. Guestrooms also feature refrigerators, air conditioning, and safes. Bathroom with hydro-massage bathtub and shower cabin are to be found in some rooms. All rooms have comfortable furnishings and cozy sofas. Pets are not allowed on the premises.
  • Food and Drink
    This resort is all-inclusive. Onsite food and beverages are included in the room price. Optional dining is possible in the 3 specialty restaurants for Cape Verdian, Asian and African cuisine. Unlimited local and selection of imported alcoholic & non-alcoholic drinks is available in the drink bar.
  • Leisure
    Hotel boasts a white sandy beach with crystal clear water. Guests can ienjoy a treatment at the resort's full-service spa. Services include massages. Complimentary sun loungers and parasols are available on the beach. Supervised activities for children between 4 and 12 years old are provided in the "RiuLand" kids' club. Karamboa hotel also features a beautiful pool with adjoining jacuzzi. Kayaking, pedaloes, snorkeling equipment are also available.
  • Other facilities and services
    Hotel provides a daily show with live music and performances provided by RIU. Use of the gym, jacuzzi and sauna is restricted to guests over 18 years of age. Sports shoes are compulsory when using the gym.
* HolidayCheck does not assume liability for the accuracy and completeness of the content displayed above. Please bear in mind that the services included in an offer may differ at the time of booking from the description presented here. Solely those services available at the time of booking as shown on the booking form will be offered.

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Amenities

Hotel amenities

  • Terrace
  • Shops in the hotel
  • Hairdressers/Beauty salon
  • Business centre
  • Playground
  • Hotel safe
  • Lift
  • Air conditioning

Room amenities

  • Additional childrens' bed
  • Phone
  • Satellite TV
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Bathroom
  • Shower

Gastronomy

  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Cafe
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Packed lunches

A choice of sports

  • Fitness centre
  • Outdoor pool
  • Tennis court

Spa offers

  • Spa centre
  • Massages
  • Special massages
  • Sauna

Other hotel information

  • 24 hour reception
  • Evening programs and entertainment
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • English
  • Lake
  • Currency exchange
  • Children welcome
  • Wifi
  • Laundry service