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ga('create', 'UA-5572959-1', 'auto'); ga('send', 'pageview');</script><body class="frame"><div id="page"><nav><ul id="nav"><li><a href="http://www.bolnore.com/t/caboverde/">home</a></li><li><a href="#navL">index&nbsp&nbsp</a></li></ul></nav><section class="title"><section id="s1"><h1>The Hotel, Riu Touareg<br>Cape Verde Islands </h1></section></section><section id="s2"><h4>Unlike the all inclusive we visited in Mexico several years ago this 2,000 bed hotel has plenty of space for everyone and for every taste, provided you are primarily interested in sun, sand and peace and quiet.</h4></section><section id="s3"><h4>It seems that there is some common ownership between Riu Resorts and Hotels and Tui the Travel Group of whom Thomson are part. In any event, Riu Touareg seems to attact a big majority of British guests, with a scattering of other Europeans particularly from Germany, France, so this is in effect a Thomson hotel.</h4></section><section id="s4"><h4>It is located in the middle of a very long beach. It took us an hour to walk to the eastern end and an hour in the other direction took us about half way to the other end.</h4></section><section id="s5"><h4>It appears to be always sunny and windy, making the climate perfect for a winter holiday with the added bug advantage of virtually no mosquitoes, which, apparently the windiness discourages.</h4></section><section id="s6"><h2>Room</h2></section><section id="s7"><h4>Very comfortable.</h4><h4>Armed with room recommendations from Tripadvisor we asked for a nice quiet room with a sea view, and gave some desired numbers but none were available and we got a very quiet room about as far from the sea as was possible.</h4></section><section id="s8"><h4>However, it was an upgrade from a standard to a superior room, essentially a double bed and sofa (bed) instead of twin beds, and we were on the list for a better room.</h4></section><section id="s9"><h4>After a couple of days we were offered a second room, a standard, which we didn't take, and on day four we were offered a very nice second floor Superior room overlooking the green and blue of the main gardens and swimming pool next to the beach, looking due south at the sea, which we took. It was so much brighter than our first room and it was actually rather fun to have a different view.</h4></section><section id="s10"><h4>So we were happy.</h4></section><section id="s11"><h2>Adults only area</h2></section><section id="s12"><h4>The south west corner of the hotel site is an "adults only" area for which a premium is payable. It is hard to say whether this is worthwhile or not as we were very happy in the main area and we noticed many silver wrist banded adults in the main area.</h4></section><section id="s13"><h4>In theory this area has wifi in the rooms but in practice it seems it may not be very good when the demand is heavy. However, it does have a pool without organised activities and big four poster sun-beds, which differentiate the pool side from the main area.</h4></section><section id="s14"><h2>Staff</h2></section><section id="s15"><h4>Excellent, great attitude, sense of humour and really helpful.</h4></section><section id="s16"><h2>Food</h2></section><section id="s17"><h4>Very good. All the catering is self service but staff will bring you drinks and set and clear your table. The main buffet restaurant offers the full range of food you expect from an all inclusive and it is generally very good.</h4></section><section id="s18"><h4>For a change, if you get down to the main reception at 8 am, you can book one of three "specialist" restaurants three days in advance. These are still self service buffets, but with a more focused offering. The Asian is the most popular. We had excellent sushi and a very good chicken curry.</h4></section><section id="s19"><h4><img src="http://www.bolnore.com/t/caboverde/images/hotel01.jpg" alt="hotel01.jpg"></h4></section><section id="s20"><h4><img src="http://www.bolnore.com/t/caboverde/images/hotel02.jpg" alt="hotel02.jpg"></h4></section><section id="s21"><h2><img src="http://www.bolnore.com/t/caboverde/images/hotel03.jpg" alt="hotel03.jpg"></h2></section><section id="s22"><h2><img src="http://www.bolnore.com/t/caboverde/images/hotel04.jpg" alt="hotel04.jpg"></h2></section><section id="s23"><h2><img src="http://www.bolnore.com/t/caboverde/images/hotel05.jpg" alt="hotel05.jpg"></h2></section><section id="s24"><h2><img src="http://www.bolnore.com/t/caboverde/images/hotel06.jpg" alt="hotel06.jpg"></h2></section><section id="s25"><h2><img src="http://www.bolnore.com/t/caboverde/images/hotel07.jpg" alt="hotel07.jpg"></h2></section><section id="s26"><h2><img src="http://www.bolnore.com/t/caboverde/images/hotel08.jpg" alt="hotel08.jpg"></h2></section><section id="s27"><h2><img src="http://www.bolnore.com/t/caboverde/images/hotel09.jpg" alt="hotel09.jpg"></h2></section><section id="s28"><h2><img src="http://www.bolnore.com/t/caboverde/images/hotel10.jpg" alt="hotel10.jpg"></h2></section><section id="s29"><h2><img src="http://www.bolnore.com/t/caboverde/images/hotel11.jpg" alt="hotel11.jpg"></h2></section><section id="s30"><h2><img src="http://www.bolnore.com/t/caboverde/images/hotel12.jpg" alt="hotel12.jpg"></h2></section><section id="s31"><h4><img src="http://www.bolnore.com/t/caboverde/images/hotel13.jpg" alt="hotel13.jpg"></h4></section><section id="s32"><h4><img src="http://www.bolnore.com/t/caboverde/images/hotel14.jpg" alt="hotel14.jpg"></h4></section><section id="s33"></section><navL><ul id="navL"><ul> <li><a href="http://www.bolnore.com/t/caboverde/index.html">Riu Touareg, Boa Vista</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.bolnore.com/t/caboverde/hotel_riu_touareg.html">Hotel</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.bolnore.com/t/caboverde/hotel_riu_touareg_beach.html">Beach</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.bolnore.com/t/caboverde/hotel_riu_touareg_big_waves.html">Big waves</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.bolnore.com/t/caboverde/hotel_riu_touareg_env.html">Environment</a></li></ul></ul></navL></body><footer><section id="footer"><br><br>Normal business hours are UK Time - that is +5 ECST or +8 PST<div itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Person"></section><section id="footer"><span itemprop="company">Deskspace Systems Limited</span></section><section id="footer"><span itemprop="address">45 Orchard Close, Burgess Hill<br>East Sussex, RH15 0GF<br>United Kingdom</span></section><section id="footer"><span itemprop="tel">+44 (0) 7973 518513</span></section><section id="footer"><a itemprop="email" href="mailto:info@deskspace.com">info@deskspace.com</a></section><section id="footer"><br> 2015-16 Deskspace Systems Limited</section><br><br>built responsively with<a href="http://www.deskspace.com/index.html">Deskspace CMS</a><a href="mailto:info@deskspace.com?subject=Deskspace%20CMS">info@deskspace.com</a></div></footer></html>