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ClubHotel Riu Karamboa(4 stars)

Lote HO-1, Urb. Morrinho De Baguincho, Praia de Salines View on map
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  • Hotel in general
    5.3
  • Room
    5.2
  • Service
    5.3
  • Location
    4.6
  • Gastronomy
    5.2
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.1

Rating breakdown

  • excellent
    219
  • very good
    92
  • acceptable
    15
  • poor
    2
  • terrible
    5
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The most helpful positive review

5.328571428571428

Internet is expensive and has no scope to the room (on a photo stores and has just a few meters distance from the photo stores range). Because the hotel generous and in several buildings is divided, is the mass hardly (except for the food, at the bar and at the pool/beach). The guests are from the age and nationalities very mixed. …  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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Daniela
Great vacation
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • November 2014
Very nice vacation, but unfortunately much too short. Would always go there again and stay in this hotel. It was almost perfect. read hotel review
  • Gastronomy
    5.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    5.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    5.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
  • Hotel
    5.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
    Disabled-friendly
    5.0
    Family friendliness
    5.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.0
    Quality of the beach
    5.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    5.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    5.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    5.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    5.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    5.0
  • Location
    4.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    3.0
    Distance to the beach
    5.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    4.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    4.0
    Other leisure activities available
    4.0
  • Room
    5.0
    Size of the room
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    5.0
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
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Uwe
Very nice, would love to go again
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Beach holiday
  • September 2014
It was a very nice and relaxing holiday in a pleasant ambiance. The proximity to the beach is especially nice. Also, the entire staff was always friendly and helpful. read hotel review
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.7
    Quality of the beach
    6.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    5.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
  • 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
  • Hotel
    5.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
    Family friendliness
    5.0
  • Location
    5.3
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    5.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    5.0
  • Service
    5.8
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    5.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
  • Room
    5.5
    Size of the room
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
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Thomas
Gladly again :-)
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • September 2014
We highly recommend the hotel. We are already planning the next holiday in this hotel for next year! read hotel review
  • Room
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
  • Location
    6.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    6.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    6.0
    Other leisure activities available
    6.0
  • Service
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0
    Quality of the beach
    6.0
    Child care or playground
    6.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
  • Hotel
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
    Family friendliness
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
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Carmen & Timo
Really nice holiday to relax
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • August 2014
It was a nice, relaxing holiday in a great resort! All of the hotel guests got lost in the facility. The rooms and the grounds were very clean (compliment to staff)! The food was the best we had so far. There is nothing but sand and sea around the facility! read hotel review
  • Service
    5.5
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    4.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
  • Hotel
    5.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
    Disabled-friendly
    3.0
  • Gastronomy
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.7
    Quality of the beach
    6.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    5.0
  • Location
    5.0
    Distance to the beach
    5.0
  • Room
    5.8
    Size of the room
    5.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
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Marta
A wonderful beach vacation with 'no stress'
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Beach holiday
  • July 2014
An all-round, successful seaside vacation in a beautiful hotel. A compliment for the food. Very great variety at all times of the day. read hotel review
  • Service
    4.8
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    4.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    5.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    5.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    5.0
  • Hotel
    4.3
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    4.0
    Family friendliness
    4.0
    Disabled-friendly
    4.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.3
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    5.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.3
    Quality of the beach
    6.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    5.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    5.0
  • Location
    4.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    3.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    3.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    4.0
    Other leisure activities available
    4.0
  • Room
    4.3
    Size of the room
    4.0
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    4.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    4.0
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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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Anna
A nice hotel.
  • Recommended hotel
  • Friends
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • March 2014
A nice hotel. :-) A really nice and friendly staff. Cleanliness is a high priority there. read hotel review
  • 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
  • Gastronomy
    5.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    5.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    4.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
  • Hotel
    5.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
  • Location
    3.6
    Proximity to shopping areas
    2.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    5.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    2.0
    Other leisure activities available
    3.0
  • Service
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
  • Room
    5.8
    Size of the room
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
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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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Dream vacation in a top hotel: unconditional recommendation.
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • December 2013
One thing: on arrival, first time in the room, first time at the beach, look back at the hotel, first time at the restaurant, and actually several times every day with the view of the hotel/food/drink/pool bar/beach, you'll simply think: WOW. Just a dream, this resort. One more thing: we can 100% - really 100% - recommend this hotel for young or old couples, families with teenagers, children, even singles. The hotel offers something for everyone, you can do something different every day for two weeks; different restaurants, different meals, different cocktails, different walks, different trips, different sport activities in ... the hotel, different 'entertainment', pool, beach - pure variety! I don't want to write so much about the 'hard facts', as basically everything has been said: Note: I constantly compare it to a similar vacation we took last year - 2 weeks at the Catalunya Gran Dominicus in the Dominican Republic. Also awesome, but I didn't know the Riu Karamboa at that time. • room: we were lucky and were upgraded to a sea view - wonderful, almost every day there was a gorgeous sunset from the balcony, or of course the beach. Very large room, large bath, huge shower, and everything was perfectly clean and not at all 'old' or worn. New flat-screen tv. Huge double bed, super cleaning service. (Please give a tip, our cleaning lady was delighted, wished us a good trip at the end etc., super friendly and warm, very different from the staff in the Dominican Republic) • restaurants: everything the heart could desire: always fresh, a lot is cooked/grilled/etc live, and despite that nothing is cold and everything is always there - mad, a logistical feat in the main restaurant. We found this almost always the best, you always got a reservation for the specialty restaurants for the coming evenings, but we only did that three times - only worth it for the variety, as we found that the food was better in the main restaurant. Drinks are also great, very enjoyable wine, the beer is good. Soft drinks anyway. • beach: awesome. Just unbelievable, just sandy beach right and left as far as the eye can see - super for a walk! We had also booked the Karamboa because there should be fewer waves there. Well, that worked out well, because at the Tuareg you can probably never really swim, at least in December? For us it was OK, yellow flags twice, but you could otherwise swim a bit, if you were very careful. if it is really dangerous, people are whistled out of the water anyway. Beach chairs were always plentifully available, limited at the wind net, but still ok (see 'weather') • Weather: Well - this surprised me somewhat. It was often sunny, but not as 'scorching' as in the Caribbean, and probably because of the wind. It's really fast, and if the sun doesn't come out, it also gets 'fresh' in the sense that a T-shirt makes sense. That is why places at the wind nets on the beach sometimes make sense - then you get the full package from above.) Generally, we had a bit of bad luck, perhaps. 2 days 'bruma seca', sand in the air, rather hazy and 2-3 kilometers' sight, no proper sun. It also rained for a whole day! The people wouldn't have believed it in the December. well, you were given free cards, poker games and so on there, and could pass the time well near the bar. • Swimming pool: I don't find it that important, because I can't understand why someone would fly 8 hours flying to the sea, then sit by a pool where the loungers are centimeters apart from each other. But okay. went in the pool a couple of times, huge, nice to swim, and of course the pool bar is a special highlight. Swim-up, which means you can sit in the water at a table and enjoy a cocktail - that's really something, it's awesome. Unfortunately due to wind and cold water it was often rather uncomfortable - shame! • entertainment: funny entertainers, but they're not pushy - perfect! Boccia was always on in the morning.) • Show: well. Always alternated between a show with playback (e.g. a musical) or live singing. Due to the poor sound system you often didn't know what to think was worse. Some of it was alright, for example the vocals at the karaoke night at the beginning were actually better than the pros a few days before. Live singing was mostly good and entertaining, personally I think the shows with playback were weak. • disco and karaoke bar: as they only open around 11/11:30, we never succeeded - after all the fresh air, swimming, excursions, a meal and a few cocktails etc we were so tired that it was too late for us. The karaoke bar is supposed to be very good, there are probably other cocktails there. • Cocktails: specifically mentioned again: they are very, very good. If you have a chat with the bar-ladies, sometimes they'll also happily make you their 'specialities' - really recommended. Also incredibly warm and friendly there, like all the service. There are all the alcohol you could wish for, of course no 'brands', but all tasty and well presented - they don't hold back here! Tastes super! Generally you just get the feeling that they don't hold back - drinks, cocktails, food, cleaning. You felt comfortable and well cared for, very nice staff, all around a great holiday! Will book Riu more often in the future, if the price is sensible. read hotel review
  • Room
    5.8
    Size of the room
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    5.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
  • Hotel
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
    Family friendliness
    6.0
  • Location
    5.2
    Proximity to shopping areas
    4.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    4.0
    Other leisure activities available
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.8
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
  • Service
    5.3
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    5.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    5.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.7
    Quality of the beach
    6.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    5.0
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  • 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.
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Amenities

Hotel amenities

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

Room amenities

  • Additional childrens' bed
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Bathroom
  • Hair dryer

Gastronomy

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

A choice of sports

  • Fitness centre
  • Poolbar
  • Tennis court
  • Outdoor
  • Volleyball

Spa offers

  • Spa centre
  • Massages
  • Special massages
  • Sauna
  • Whirlpool

Other hotel information

  • 24 hour reception
  • Evening programs and entertainment
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Multilingual
  • Currency exchange
  • Children welcome
  • Wifi
  • Free Wifi access included
  • Laundry service