The Sol Dunas Resort is tip top for relaxing – it’s got three pools, five bars and smart interiors.
We love this hotel’s location – it’s just 15 minutes' walk from the beach. When you get there be sure to have your camera ready – the views of the Atlantic Ocean are amazing.
Kids will love the splash park and playground, but don’t fret – this place hasn’t forgotten about the grown-ups. There are four bars across the site and a luxury spa.
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- 20kg luggage allowance on TUI flights
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All Inclusive - Here's what you get
Full Board buffet meals. Snacks.
Select local alcoholic and soft drinks.
Sports and Activities
All are included except where indicated.
Facilities ► View all
3 outdoor pools
There are three outdoor pools for you to pick from. Each one is set in a terrace area with plenty of sunbeds and parasols dotted around them.
Spices buffet restaurant
Spices restaurant is open for buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Children's splash park
Kids will love the splash park. There's a selection of slides for them to whizz down.
Rooms ► View all
2 Bedroom Family Room with Balcony or Terrace
2 bedroom family rooms have a double bedroom and a twin bedroom, separate lounge area, Wi-Fi, shower and a balcony or terrace.
Double Room with Balcony or Terrace
Double rooms come with Wi-Fi, a balcony or terrace, a sofa-bed, tea or coffee-making facilities, and a safety deposit box.
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Brilliant hotel, great value for money
We have just had a fantastic 11 nights at Sol Dunas resort. The resort is fantastic and the colleagues are amazing. We did Yoga every morning at the hotel and on the beach, the two instructors were fantastic and I would definitely recommend attending. The two all inclusive restaurants are great and give you loads of good options if you don’t fancy dining at the buffet. I had seen previously reviews complaining about the food offering but I haven’t experienced any of the problems mentioned by other travellers. You do have to book the Italian and the Grille bar but it doesn’t take long and is well worth it. The lady who makes he eggs at breakfast is amazing and she is always happy to make them as you ask, poached, fired, omelette etc. The evening entertainment is outstanding and the Day entertainment staff are also very good. Kevin, Antonio, Edgar and Stefan and the team have been great especially at aqua gym. The parties at the Sal bar are brilliant and the bar staff and fantastic and very attentive specially Alex who makes the best drinks and Zenito. Wahel and Chico from the French pool at lovely and very welcoming! The beach is walking distance and there are loads of activities in the day and the evening but it is your choice what you participate in. Santa Maria is a 3 Euro taxi by day or 4 in the evening or you can get the free bus three times a day. The town in lovely and the beach is amazing, would strongly recommend a visit. My only advice is like in most places some of the locals will try and hard sell to you, they will start a conversation about being from your hotel (they know from your wrist band) they will when ask you to come to a shop or restaurant. Say No! They are always respectful when you do. In short you will have an amazing holiday here! I will definitely be coming back which I very rarely do but it was that good! More
The Split Hotel . . .
Great canteen! But a canteen dinner? Only two restaurants and need to join a line for 11:00am to book and not full or the best . . . ! Can’t be 4 star! Wine leaves everything to be desired unless it’s cava. Lots of restaurants /bars out of bounds. It’s two hotels in one! Internet fine and staff pleasant. Ask for a mosquito repellent for room. Towels - strange system - and none at start. Read their rules in detail.More
Brown running water in room!! Still awaiting hotel manager contacting us...
Upon arriving for our holiday and following a flight with 1 year old child we were faced with brown water and unable to shower this was made even worse by the fact my daughter requires a bath in special oil each evening. 24 hours later the matter had still not been resolved, when it finally was we were offered no apology instead we were faced with opening our door to a floor covered in dirty water which we had to then call and ask to be attended to. As a result we felt there was no option other than to make a complaint, we were sent to guest experience where the colleague reluctantly offered a day pass at the spa.....children aren't allowed in the spa! Needless to say we declined this offer. Eventually she offered a meal at one of the restaurants which we accepted and she made us sign a document stating the matter had been dealt with...we believed it had. Literally a few days later the same thing happened again and when the maintenance colleague arrived he said it was an issue with the boiler and it should have been fixed the first time. He advised it would take hours and we would have no hot water that night. As a result we visited guest experience again to complain and were met with the assistant manager who was in the politest terms very condescending. She said that the problem would be fixed but offered nothing in the way of the inconvenience for the second time saying our only option was to accept a mini bar! Eventually after asking several times how we would shower & bath our child she offered access to another room to do so. The assistant manager made a commitment that she would pass our complaint onto the hotel manager and would confirm this by email......as yet over one week later we have received no email and the hotel manager has not contacted us....all we have received is a plate of fruit/deserts. We are due to leave tomorrow and very disappointed with the level of service. Having visited the Melia Tortuga last year we had high hopes based on their fantastic service however this was not to be the case at the Sol Dunas. A note to the hotel manager- we would have appreciated if you had contacted us after the assistant manager said you would and secondly if the guest experience colleagues were to perhaps listen to guests explain the situation rather than dismissing them then issues could hopefully be resolved at first point of contact.More
Just back from sol dunas and had the most amazing holiday could not fault this hotel at all. Beach was lovely weather was fab and staff very friendly and helpful. Such a relaxing place with lovely pools also. Rooms were lovely very modern and clean. Spa was lovely with a gym on site which was free of charge. Water stocked daily in room and rooms had small fridge and good air con. Would definitely recommend to family and friends and will definitely be returning. Nice and relaxed now. More
2nd Birthday stay at the Sol Dunas room 1254
Stayed at Sol Dunas late Nov for 10 nights. Having stayed year before we had certain expectations over hotel. Travelled with TUI - late departing as not enough meals on board at MCR. Used TUI coach- first drop off. Had requested room overlooking Sal pool but were allocated room further away over Fogo. Used golf buggie transport more often due to distance. Room to reception approx 0.4 miles Cheaper to book double with sofa bed than double again. Issues with air con stopping and electric going off swiftly solved by ringing reception. Bit disappointed when we asked for a bath plug to be told not hotel policy - would have loved a bath... Some days frustration over finding 2 sun Beds together but others free at 10am. Some days not enough glasses so disposable plastic cups - not really fitting with eco policy. Surprised to see plastic straws in use in every bar - would have thought paper more environmentally friendly Lots of Scandinavian families and Maio pool bar centre for French travel company with entertainment til 8pm in French. Interesting quiz one evening. Used hotel towels- left credit card number and just paid in Euros for Tourist Tax and optional mini bar on leaving. Celebrated husband's birthday with sweets in room and table reservation and cake with happy birthday sung by staff ( again) Food : on the whole okay. Did seem a little repetitive in Spices but husband who is fussy coped. Good focaccia and breads & salad. Lunch we used Grille with order food or self service. Breakfast split between Spices or Grille. Lots of wasps - no stings Cats were around but not an issue. Dogs on beach quite friendly and no problems. Changes from 2016 : No cocktail of the day available in the evenings Cape Verde day did give you the opportunity to try Grogue Nice touch - welcome back card in room , free branded Sol flip flops, canvas bag ,nail kit, razors , toothbrushes etc 2nd stay - would we go back? It's the cheapest hotel on Sal that's AI in late November.... Staff on the whole very friendly and cleanliness was to a good standard More
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