Hotel Odjo d Agua

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    niamhod101
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    hi i had a meal there two weeks ago. the food was nice we both had all sea food. nice atmosphere.great beachfront location.our meal came to 55 euro no alcohol and one desert.not as cheap as i expected.staff were friendly and location is very good. i stayed in the riu. its a short taxi drive from town but very nice also.its very big.its all inclusive.plenty to eat but all buffet style.beer wine and spirits available all the time.the morabeza and ojo are older hotels. rooms not as big and not as modern but they have much better beach location and maybe more personal service not as vast like the riu.its hard to recomend one over the other.we just got taxi to santa maria for change of scenery. it only cost 4eur.

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    andyw
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    Hi,has anyone stayed/eaten/been entertained at The Hotel Odjo d Agua ?.I’ve booked a week there next May and wondered how it compares with The Morabeza & Rui Hotels.

    mazdalaydee
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    Hi niamhod101, we are going to the Riu in February and would be grateful for any further details. I understand the beach is a 5 minute walk, is it ok? Do they have sunbeds on the beach? Is it ok for swimming? Would you recommend the Riu? Any other info would be much appreciated. Thanks M

    niamhod101
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    hi i only went for the weekend unfortunately we didnt get to the beach at the riu. we spent one day at the pool and the next day at santa maria beach and out on a boat dolpin watching we regret not seeing beach at the riu. it appears further from the hotel than we thought id say 5 mins. we could see subeds on the beach from our apartment.i saw it on a tv program and it looks nice more wavey than santa maria beach good for water sports. the hotel was v good even night entertainment and disco. only fault is there is no room servrice and grounds are big but we would go back in the future.

    kev
    Member

    IM STAYING IN THR RUI GAROPA IN EARLY NOVEMBER, IM A BIT WORRIED THERE WILL STILL BE LOADS OF BUILDING WORK STILL BEING DONE, HOW WAS IT LOOKING? IS THERE PLENTY OF FRESH SEAFOOD TO EAT AS PART OF THE ALLINCLUSIVE?

    mazdalaydee
    Member

    Thanks naimhod101, sounds good and Santa Maria isn’t that far away by the look of things.

    Kev, we are at the Garopa also. Hopefully, it will be all sorted by February. We went to the new Iberostar in Bahia Brazil in July this year and everyone on the Iberostar message board was worrying about it being finished and the fact that there was still building work. But it was wonderful and we thought it was great being some of the first to go when everything was fresh. With the first direct flights to Sal starting next month I expect there will be more postings. The fact that there is less likelyhood of being abused or made to feel stupid on this website will, I am sure,encourage more people to post. Looking forward to hearing more in the future.

    Thanks again for the info its much appreciated.
    M

    puff
    Member

    Hi
    We stayed at the Odjo D’Agua, it is very convenient — 2 mins to the town, and next to the main beach. Our room was spacious with balcony and hammock, the restaurant is our favourite, can’t beat the setting and food good too. Our meals just 1 course with cocktails and bottle of wine came to approx 35eu.
    We would much rather stay there than the RIU but it all comes down to personal taste. Dinner at Morabeza was good too.
    Hope this helps

    niamhod101
    Member

    there was still alot to do at the garopa 2 weeks ago but id say they will be hard at work 24/ 7 to get it finished on time. it looks good huge!there was a seafood buffet available it looked nice but we didnt have time to try. good selection of fish, prawns, octopus.etc. there were no a la carte restaurants in riu its all buffet style. but cooking stations so food is fairly fresh. you definitely wont go hungry and probably have to go into detox after a week of unlimited drink.

    soniawjones
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    Hi,has anyone stayed/eaten/been entertained at The Hotel Odjo d Agua ?.I’ve booked a week there next May and wondered how it compares with The Morabeza & Rui Hotels.


    does hotel take credit cards we are going there next thur for two weeks sonia jones richard darbyshire

    sonia w jones

    jeffsmeeton
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    The major hotels Rui etc do take credit cards. The beach at the rui is a short walk through the complex and then on to the beach. They have sunbeds on the beach and an area that is covered should you want to get out of teh sun. There is also the sports huts – for diving, fishing, kayaking etc. It is a good setup. can highly recommend the diving. The beach at the Rui is fantastic – No one around, clean white sand and crystal clear sea – really is awesome. Can snorkel off the beach the visibility is great. when i dived in feb we have 15m of visibility – like being in a big bath tub

    Food at rui is good – buffet based but acceptable. The best food is the fish – but is worth going into town (short cab ride) to try the local restaurants and to have Lobster. The entertainment is typical of a large complex hotel and entertains the kids well.

    The staff are all terrific and happy to pass on advice about where to go. You should also go to the nightclub Pirata – friendly locals and CV dancing

    soniawjones
    Member

    thanks for ypur help what is the hotel odjo d’agua like and do they take credit cards many thanks sonia jones does anybody know where new block santana is it near town or the beach cheers

    sonia w jones

    puff
    Member

    I don’t know if the Odjo D’Agua takes credit cards, we paid with escudos [ changed the euros at the bank] There are safes in the rooms which one rents for a small cost. We can highly recommend this hotel — clean spacious room with balcony, very friendly staff, internet access. The only slight problem was low water pressure at certain times of day but this is probably the same anywhere on the island.
    Location is excellent being in Santa Maria and next to the town beach. It would be hard to beat the location of the restaurant — built out over the sea, food was good especially the tuna. Great cocktails.
    We also walked through the RIU which we didn’t like at all but each to his own. The Morabeza is much bigger than the Odjo, also has a great location and good restaurant.
    Hope this is useful

    jade morgan
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    they definitly take credit cardsin odgua moribesa and a couple of restaurants in square in town sonia

    jade

    zuirech
    Member

    Without doubt, the Hotel Odja d’Agua is the best location on the island. In my view it is also the best hotel. It is a sheltered oasis. The other hotels are all to the west of Santa Maria – terribly exposed and ugly. Some are miles out. The Rui is cancer city. Even the Morabeza (the best of the rest and closest to town) looks a bit like an overgrown “Crossroads Motel”. You have made the right choice. (Read my posting on the “Residenza” for back up info)
    And the sea at Odja is a lot calmer – even if the beach is narrower (which I think is much nicer.)

    edward
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    Agreed, the Hotel Odja d’Agua is a really nice hotel, it is right near the beach, there are sun beds, exercise machines and a massage facility. The RIU does not have that much fresh fish in the restaurants that you do not need to reserve for. To be honest I think the RIU is a bit of a rip off. At a 5 star there should be waitress service, also they pay their bar staff €220 a month, just think about that, they live in a shanty town. It is run by a brother and sister from Spain.

    Avoid the Hotel Baia Verde at Tarrafal on Santiago. He has let it go badly, when we were there, the fridge was broken, one television channel worked and and shower would not stay in its holder on the wall because part of the shower fitting has snapped. The owner has it on a 15 year lease from the Government which expires in 4 years time. Whoever gets their hands on that place could make a mint. If you arrive at night, you get escorted to your room by a gentleman with a dirty great rifle. Not exactly good for business is it?

    Cape Verde Property Protection and Security Services.

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