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Santantao Art Resort

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   C.P. 84, Porto Novo, Santo Antao, Cape Verde
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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ebbw vale
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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

the hotel and reception staff were excellent, the only thing that spoiled the visit was the buffet dinner the staff were hovering over the guests and it seemed that they were watching everything that you did, poor evening meal

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Tours, France
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I agree with previous reviews. The entertainments team are a bit of a pain. They are geared mainly for the French tourist market (after all French is taught as the most popular language after their native language). I am English, my Husband French, and it was noticeable that the majority of tourists at this hotel were French, so I guess... More

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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
33 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

A little incongruous to find a resort hotel on the outskirts of the main town in Sao Antao. The hotel is comfortable though the decor seems out of the 1970s. It has a surprisingly good buffet dinner and lunch. The pool looks good though the weather was unseasonably cold for swimming at the time of our visit (February). Other reports... More

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61 reviews 61 reviews
22 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

wanted to stay one night in this hotel unfortunately fully booked but it looked great and we had dinner overthere and it was good from what we could see it looked by far the best hotel in porto novo, and maybe in the whole of san antao

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

Rooms and bathroom are nice and clean. The beds are really small, but comfortable. The airco works really well and it was nice to have a large balcony. Although potentially this hotel could be a nice location to stay in, this is completely spoiled by the entertainment team. They walked around with attitudes, took over the breakfast- and dinner buffet... More

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San Jose, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
30 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

Santo Antão island is one of the remoter places in the world, and this Italian-owned hotel does an excellent job of running a first-class operation under the resulting circumstances, which are challenging. I stayed there in 2009 and returned for a five-day stay in April of 2012. I wasn't disappointed either time. The rooms are excellent—well-appointed, clean, bright, and airy.... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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17 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2012

In Santo Antao decent hotels for european standards are hard to find. This hotel is very average but the only one in Porto Novo, which is not an interesting place to stay anyway. Better stay in Ponta do Sol or Paul. Rooms are ok, breakfast buffet very average and you pay extra for eggs. Internet is not free. Pool very... More

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53 reviews 53 reviews
15 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012

We stayed four nights in this very attractive hotel with its nice gardens and good swimming pool. We asked for a superior room and it was large and comfortable with a good size bathroom with bath and balcony. The restaurant was average and rather geared to French groups on all inclusive deals. We found a nice little Italian restaurant in... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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53 reviews 53 reviews
39 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

We were told we were lucky that the pool is not empty. It might be because we were there off-season, but the hotel was pretty empty, and seems to be over-dimensioned. The breakfast is not one that we will remember for its quality. The room was clean, spacious and with A/C. Overall the atmosphere was a bit depressing.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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85 reviews 85 reviews
66 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2010

This hotel offers the full 4* luxury for less than 50 EUR per night; by far the best price:quality ratio we encountered on Cape Verde. The hotel is located slightly out of town; it's about a 20 min. walk to the port / downtown area, but they offer a free transfer service. Rooms are modern and clean and come with... More

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Address: C.P. 84, Porto Novo, Santo Antao, Cape Verde
Location: Cape Verde > Santo Antao > Porto Novo
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Santantao Art Resort 3.5*
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