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Hotel Santa Maria

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   30 Rua 5 de Julho | Plateau Praia, Praia, Santiago CP 273A, Cape Verde (Formerly Residencial Praia Maria)
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Ranked #5 of 8 hotels in Praia
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Las Palmas (Gran Canaria)
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well situated at the Plateau.Three stars and worth them.Close to the Praia Airport .Has a good Italian restaurant with an Italian chief.They prepare picnics for your day excursions.Kind service.Nice outdoors terraza.

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ebbw vale
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

on arrival the hotel looks quite nice, the room was on the 4th floor, the constant humm of the air conditioning units were on the so called terrace 5 storys up, were very noisy at nights, beds were uncomfortable, showers not very good, and the noise from other residents was quite loud at times, the so called terrace area had... More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

With a friend of mine, I visited Praia for a few days. We stayed three nights at the Santa Maria Hotel. At first, I was very delighted! It was a nice room, with a big bed and a television. We could not really complain about the bathroom, except the drain of the shower was badly placed which meant that some... More

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Toulouse, France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

I go to this hotel as it is the best option I know in Praia. Very well located, but personnal is not exactly friendly, and most of the food you'll have here is imported. Some rooms have problems such as disfunctionnal TV or leakeages in the bathroom.

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Centurion, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Residencial Praia Maria is a delightful hotel for your business trip or holiday. The hotel is located in Plateau, Praia and within walking distance of all amenities. The hotel has been revamped during 2012 and the rooms are consequently very smart. The bathrooms are also in a very good shape. Breakfast is included in the tariff and is served in... More

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20 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2012

Stayed there 2 nights. Simples, and nice hotel. Clean. Very good location, in the main street of the Plateau (it's a pedestrian street). Rooms don't have windows, and mine smelled terribly to cigarettes. Breakfast was Ok, but you cannot be late, otherwise you wont have much choices. Staff was nice.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2011

I stayed for a one night stopover in Praia on my way back from Guinee-Bissau to Lisbon. Pro: central location, spacious room, Cons: room without a window, you have to be early at breakfast to get, what you want (if you be too late there is no large choice anymore).

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Zurich, Switzerland
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13 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2006

This is a simple and clean B & B in the historical centre of Praia. Breakfast is poor though (assorted dry and stale white breads). This hotel was fine for our purposes as a stopover flying to Fogo. Praia is not very nice...

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Address: 30 Rua 5 de Julho | Plateau Praia, Praia, Santiago CP 273A, Cape Verde (Formerly Residencial Praia Maria)
Location: Cape Verde > Santiago > Praia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Santa Maria 2*
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Hotel Santa Maria is located in the historic centre of Praia and a 23-minute walk from Gamboa Beach. It offers a terrace, a 24-hour front desk and a shared seating area with a flat-screen TV. Rooms and suites feature air conditioning satellite TV and free Wi-Fi access. There is a shower in the private bathroom and some rooms include a balcony. An all-you-can-eat breakfast can be enjoyed every morning at Hotel Santa Maria. There are many restaurants, cafes and bars within walking distance of this hotel. This property is 3 km from the Presidential Palace and a 6-minute drive from Praia International Airport. An airport shuttle service is provided at an extra cost and you can rent a car or arrange a tour on site. ... more   less 
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