Great hotel where they couldn't do enough for you. Staff were fantastic and for the amount of people they were feeding, the food was good as well. Good facilities, clean and well worth what we paid for two weeks.
Also the beach that they are on is beautiful with crystal clear waters.More
Just returned back from the fantastic island of sal cape verde. Staying at the
club hotel riu funana, this hotel is brilliant. Very clean throughout, good sized rooms, pool area excellent. Entertainers put on a very good show every night and keep every one busy in the day, if you can pull yourself away from the sunloungers. Food was spot on, there was so much to choose from and all extremely tasty. Take a walk down to the beach where there are plenty of sun lounges and have a dip in the sea if you dare. The sea has big waves and I'm a little wimp when it comes to water but my husband loved it jumping in the waves.More
Great Hotel, & friendly staff
We spent a week at the Funana 12th May 2016 - 19th May 2016......before we left we did some research as usual and we did see a lot of complaints about the food (and the wind !!!
Well I am probably one of the most fussy eaters around, whereas my wife will sample new food without hesitation, I did not go hungry as there is always something there for all, in fact the choice was great. Full English breakfast every day was a winner to start with, the hotel itself is very clean considering they are closing for a refurb, all staff were great apart from one bar maid at the pool bar who really seemed like she would rather be somewhere else, one waitress I would like to mention is Erika in the main buffet restaurant, she was fantastic and my grandson certainly took a shine to her, every night she would pick him up for a cuddle, always make sure we didn't go for our own drinks and was always happy and smiling, she is definitely an asset to this hotel.
The beach was amazing, although you do have to kind of run the gauntlet to get past the excursion sellers but they too are always friendly and never too pushy, we did a tour with Elvin, what a character he is lol, we also used Carlos (he wears the England baseball cap) he too was very good and very knowledgeable.
The animation team were not very good ! only seemed to talk to the people they liked, or who got involved (a quick hello is not too difficult for anyone surely) we didn't watch much of the night time entertainment as we had our 14 month old grandson with us but we did watch the Grease show which was really good.
Overall I would recommend this hotel to everyone, whether you are looking for a chilled holiday or one with water sports, quads etc, We will visit cape verde again but we will porbably try another Riu hotel maybe on Boa Vista..... also the wifi is good in the main lobby but will still work when you are in the stage areaMore
Lovely people so friendly and helpful
We arrived on Saturday 14th may for a week, as soon as we arrived we were greeted with helpful friendly staff. The place is lovely, and the pool, restaurants, bars and beach are all phenomenal.
Please visit-you will love it.
We will definitely return. Thank you for making our holiday fantastic. More
3 Star at best
Firstly i know this hotel is being closed the end of June for refurbishment and it certainly needs it x
Rooms poor hairdryer 40 years plus.
The foods lovely drinks are ok .
The beach is beautiful sea rough but fun. The entertainment staff are great.
However the barstaff waiters waitress really are rude unsocial all apart from Rita at lobby bar,
So knock down and build a palace but make sure you hire staff that actually want to work there. You are letting the Riu chain down badly .
If you are going before it closes be prepared for a long walk everywhere too xMore