Hotel Riu Touareg - All Inclusive4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Stayed here for 11 nights in room 6039 Could not fault the hotel, staff were lovely, pools cold but ok (they do need to do some maintenance on the tiling around the pool) food fantastic, so much choice even for my very fussy eater! Beach lovely, can paddle etc but not swim but great walks along the beach. Had emailed the hotel with a request before we left England, it was met without any problems. Reported a faulty fan in our room maintenance man was there in minutes replaced the fan without question. Fab holiday, would definitely return!
This was the second time we stayed at this Hotel. Beautiful architecture, lovely grounds and surroundings. The Red flag was flying on the beach for the whole of the two week stay, but it didn't bother us as the sea looked too rough anyway. Did not go in the pool as at one point there was about two inches of scum floating in a corner, and the area around the pool bar didn't look very wholesome! The accomodation itself was very good, lots of storage space and extremely clean, looked after by a lovely woman, who when we stupidly left our safe open, put a "do not disturb" sign on the door, to make it look like we were in the room. Many thanks for that! The food was great, meat well cooked, and a super selection of vegetables and salads, can't fault the meals. Again, and this was a complaint last year, I could not watch the entertainment, so can't comment on it, due to the excessive use of strobe lighting. This is a serious matter, and not only ourselves were worried about it. Sort it, before someone is harmed by it! In all, a good place to stay if you want a quiet time, with maybe a trip to the small capital. Will definitely go back, and will recommend it to others.
Staff and hotel are really friendly, we went fully inclusive with TUI whose staff seem more interested in selling excursions at 1 and half times the price. The specialized restaurants it must be said are a trifle disappointing in that they just provide the same food and staff as the main restaurant. However I do have to admit the food and service all week in this restaurant was exceptional. The only difference seems to be the size of venue. The entertainment was a bit dodgy also but better than the outside excursions. Avoid the sunset dinner however, it promises an all night experience with music and culture. You get a cloudy sky some drum banging and dodgy dancing and a suspicious meal, where one of the resident pooches went missing and our steak was of a suspiciously small size and came with a dog collar. Disco seemed to be missing and we were booted off the premises at 9.15.... on a TUI ramshakle bus.... very poor. but great holiday and the quads experience were brilliant.
Still here in room 5270 with riu class. I will give you the positives and negatives about this resort then you can make your mind up. Positives: 1- staff on the whole are great and helpful but a mixed bag which isn’t dependent on tipping. 2- The beach and pool area are kept clean and tidy and there are always plenty on sun-loungers without having to get up at the crack of dawn. There is a kids program and you rarely hear them so good for adults not wanting to be overran by noisy kids. Sun beds in good condition. 3- The choice of food is ok, wouldn’t go as far to say as great selection but it’s alright. I suppose you could say same as other riu I stayed at. Selection for kids or adults who want the burgers and chips and salad basics for some healthy food and then a few different hot dishes each day. 4- The exterior and design of the buildings are also quite pleasant. Tea coffee station in room and a fridge. Also a standard safe as most hotels. Negatives: 1- Staff: As I said before Staff are generally good without having to tip. However, some staff at bars can be dismissive and bordering on the rude. Restaurant staff are all pretty ok and you can see they are working hard. Cleaning staff in room not so great. Had few problems and only been here 5 days. 1 day had left tv on was off when we were leaving so obviously took more time out to watch tv than clean the room. Bathroom top was left dirty and had to clean it myself with wet wipe. Another evening left all the glasses in our room despite cleaning the room. Never refilled the coffee and tea so suggest you stick up yourself from stations around the hotel. Lastly one morning cleaner was outside room so we hurried to get out so she could come in like she asked too. Went back after lunch room still not done.... very weird. 2- beach and pool area. Generally all very lovely, however, lots of wear and tear which needs to be addressed. 3- food. Well despite the potential this hotel has it lacks a lot. Food generally all bland but well catered for the German clientele’s pallet. It has 4 restaurants which are all bookable for first sitting if you get to reception for 8am (no phone bookings allowed). Went to grill last night and had massive eggshell in a chicken dish. The wine glasses from bar and restaurant are dirty or have residual lipstick on them frequently and the selection of drinks is very very limited and not branded. Have stuck to soda due to the very cheap and harsh tasting of the spirits. The wine is the option which is cheap but somewhat palatable. Overall very very disappointing. 4- rooms and exterior. As mentioned the outside of the buildings to the naked eye are ok. However, the room has lots of damage and wear and tear. The shower is a dark crevice in the wall with a shoddy curtain and a broken soap dispenser. The beds are camp beds and if you plan a quiet night one night then do not sit up and the bed slides forward and you end up loosing your pillow. Was supposed to be water in room was not until 3rd day! Conclusion: very very disappointed and would not recommend this hotel to anyone wanting some level of luxury or comfort on their holiday. Will also be avoiding the riu brand moving forward as this is the second riu I have stayed at and the second time I have been disappointed. Luckily we had good company with us on the holiday. Not worth the money they charge. 3* maximum.
My husband and 7 year old sone have just returned from Riu Touareg, We went along with our friend and her two daughters (12&8). We as a family have been to this hotel before a few years ago and can honestly say that it was better than our first visit. We actually stayed out for Christmas Day and we were slightly concerned that we would miss our home festive comforts, however the staff and entertainment team did a truly wonderful job at making it feel festive for everyone! There was a fab Santa and helpers visit for the children and a great gala dinner too.the food and drinks throughout are stay were outstanding!! The staff were also happy to cater for people with allergies too. Nothing was too much for the wonderful staff. Our room was very roomy and cleaned everyday, fresh towels were put out too. The pools were well maintained and the children loved them. The beach is truly stunning, however it was always a red flag warning so not recommended to swim! The waves are unreal and a beautiful sight! The gym is vey good and modern, but it is recommended you get there early! We ate in all of the a la carte restaurants as there are included(you book at reception). There is not a lot to do in Boa Vista and this really is a feet up holiday. Plenary going on with the entertainment team and the evening shows are great. We have actually all booked to go back next Christmas!! Highly recommend
First time in Cape Verde for us. Drive from the airport didn’t bode well along the bumpy road but on arrival at the hotel all was good, Beautiful hotel in a stunning location Immaculately cleaned, superb beach, great food & friendly staff. Entertainment probably not what your used to if you go on the cruise ships but enthusiastic none the less. Not much to do here except sun bathe & eat/drink yourself silly so went on a few trips - Quads was the best. Sea was too rough for swimming at the hotel but did go snorkelling at Sal Rei Would definitely recommend for a bit of winter sun - beware the strength of the sun - can be deceptive with the sea breeze.
We arrived on Christmas Eve to a warm welcome from reception and we were allocated a room in the new area of the hotel which was very clean and comfortable. We had a landscape view with a part view of the sea, the tea/coffee making facilities and toiletries provided were very good. There were lots of activities throughout the day if you wanted to join in around the main pools but we spent everyday by the infinity pool which was quieter and more relaxed. The evening entertainment on Christmas Eve and Christmas night was quite good but the rest of the time it was aimed at families and not very grown up - very holiday camp!! The staff tried hard and were very friendly. The food in the restaurant was buffet style and there was always plenty to choose from, we found lunchtime offered the better choice. The food served for the Gala dinner was excellent it was just a shame there were so many people crammed into the restaurant at one time, it was impossible to get to the food and admire the amazing displays they had created. We only ate in the Asian restaurant which we pre booked which was in our opinion the best one as we had tried the others on a previous stay. The drinks served in the bar were not the best, locally sourced and as long as you like vodka or rum these were the bases for most cocktails. Wine came out of a tap and was rather grim. Having mentioned some negatives we did enjoy our stay and enjoyed some winter sunshine. This is an ideal resort to stay in if you want to do absolutely nothing except relax.
As has been mentioned by others, this is more like a 4 star hotel than a 5 star so I’ve based my review on that. The room we got was great- large bed and bathroom with a balcony. The staff are great and work very hard constantly cleaning. I found out that the staff are paid on average just €200 a month so tip them well and tip them often as they really work very hard indeed keeping the complex clean. This is not the sort of hotel where you will be doing a lot of activities. We went with Tui and although there were a few excursions available, we didn’t go on them. You won’t be swimming in the sea either as the red flag is always flying. The beach is really nice though but windy. The hotel is isolated being in the south part of Boa Vista so this is a good hotel to just chill out and do nothing. The wind keeps you deceptively cool because the sun is quite warm even in December. A couple we met said they had been here in May and it was “boiling”. With any all-inclusive holiday you know to expect the food you are going to receive and generally speaking the best I would rate it is average. It’s fine if fruit and veg is what you want but the cooked meats are average and mostly over cooked and tough. It is boring, bland and repetitive. The specialty restaurants were dreadful. We ate at 3 out of 4 of them (Boa Vista, The Grill, The Italian) and were very disappointed. The Grill was particularly bad and best avoided. The only one we didn’t get a booking for was the Asian and that was fully booked 3 days in advance. The main dining room is the best of the lot but it is better to sit outside rather than inside as inside is quite noisy and resembles a works cafeteria with people going in all directions. At the entrance to the main dining room there are hand sanitizer dispensers but these barely worked despite informing the staff on more than one occasion. The meals we had on the Tui flights to and from our holiday were better than the vast majority of food on offer at the hotel so that should give you an idea of how poor the offerings are. The drinks were okay although I would say with some certainty that the red wine was watered down judging by the difference in quality between the wine we had from a bottle on Christmas Day and the wine that is from the tap. The beer was good as were the cocktails. No mojitos though. One weeks vacation was enough. There were flies around - too many at the bar area and a real nuisance at the snack bar, but no mosquitoes or birds. A few goats and cats were roaming around but not bothering anyone. Fly zappers if they were installed, would help. We got what we wanted which was a chilled out week but I don’t see a return visit on the cards anytime soon.
This is a truly magnificent hotel, built in the architecture and Colors of the Desert extending on a massive stretch of beach. The beach is LEGENDARY and continues way beyond the hotel with Nothing around as far as the sight goes. Beautiful sunset and night sky and amazing horizon with nothing in sight. The hotel itself is very comfortable and extremely kid friendly. You never run out of things to do with the activities and the choice of restaurants pools, and beach sports, and the kids club is fantastic. Perfect.
These days in a calm location, no other houses or hotels arround the RIU, with long walks on the beachside: Great! The food at RIU hotels is always very, very good. The RIU Touareg is one of the biggest and has a huge amount of area but all the tourists have enough space.
- Pool bar
- 4 outdoor pools
- Health club
Hotel Riu Touareg - All Inclusive places you 11.6 mi (18.7 km) from Praia de Santa Monica. This 881-room, 4-star resort welcomes guests with 4 outdoor pools, a poolside bar, and a health club. On the beach, the resort is also within a 30-minute drive of Praia da Chave.
All of Hotel Riu Touareg - All Inclusive's 881 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including balconies or patios, refrigerators, and ceiling fans. Guests can expect to find flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Hair dryers, safes, and phones are other standard amenities.
At Hotel Riu Touareg - All Inclusive, guests enjoy 4 outdoor pools, a nightclub, and a children's pool. A multilingual staff is on hand to assist with luggage storage and tours/tickets. Other amenities at this all-inclusive resort include a health club, a spa tub, and outdoor tennis courts.
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