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Porta do Vento

3.0 of 5
Rua A. Cabral, Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal, Cape Verde
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Ranked #3 of 11 Santa Maria B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015
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Frankfurt /Main
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

The place is a little off the center of Santa Maria, so when walking home at night it is pitch dark and the wandering dogs makes the walk adventurous. One major problem I had was the non-English speaking staff. Why in 2015 and in this place isn't it possible to have staff that can speak some English! All the customers... More 

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Hull, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We had come to Sal in Cabo Verde in the hope of having a guaranteed week of warmth and sunshine as Fuerteventura seemed to be getting colder every January - but sadly we noticed no difference weather-wise. As a town, Santa Maria has visibly suffered in the economic crisis, with several abandoned hotel building sites and empty plots. So we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

I don't think I've ever really enjoyed staying in hotels for one reason or another, whether it be the whole choreography of dinner or just the irritation of other guests. This time it was a first. I didn't actually want to leave the hotel most days. Here you feel totally relaxed. Everyone was so nice. The guests were pleasant and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Myself and the husband stayed here for 3 nights before flying to Santa Antao and then 3 nights before flying back to the UK. We really enjoyed it and the location was good. Good value for money and the owner is a lovely lady who is really helpful. Definitely recommend this place! And King the big dog/ bear is fabulous!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

The hotel is really a gateway to Santa Maria due to its location. It is very nice, clean and quiet. Kazu mini-supermarket is literally next door which is very helpful to stock up on some extras as breakfast may lack variety for some. The municipal market is on the next street out of town - good for fruit. The hotel... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Just back and stayed here for 2 weeks and a lovely small hotel. Camilla and Gilazy are lovely and very helpful and friendly. Rooms are very clean and a quiet location away from the beach which is about 10 mins walk away. There is also large black bear which they pretend is a dog called King but I'm not convinced.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

My friend and I just returned from 2 weeks in Sal. We were very happy with our hotel. Camilla and her staff were very welcoming and were very helpful with anything we needed. Every day we had a little chat and stroked King, the hotel dog. We were on the 3rd floor, it was nice and quiet and the room... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Myself and my girlfriend stayed here for one week and really enjoyed ourselves. The hotel is in the centre of Santa Maria and only a few minutes walk from everything you need. Rooms were clean, supermarket next door and only a stones throw away from the nearest bar. (What more can you ask for?) I agree with the comment below.... More 

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portadovento, Propietario at Porta do Vento, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Thank you for your review, we are very pleased to be able to make enjoyable stay with us, we are disappointed that breakfast was not to his taste, but our rates are justified by a report quality / price sufficient. Evaluate yours considerations and waiting to see you again, greetings. the direction More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

We stayed at this place for one week, and it was very good and nice experience. Very basic looking place at first glance, but rooms were clean, decent showers and bathroom and coffee was ok. Food was superb and service was really friendly too. 5min walk to the beach. A lovely friendly big black dog lives there with the owners... More 

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portadovento, Propietario at Porta do Vento, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your review. We hope to see you again with us. Kind regards More 

New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

Hi, we stayed there for a week in the beginning of January and overall found the experience satisfactory. The location is great - write in the centre of Santa Maria, lots of nice restaurants nearby, the beach is 5 min walk, there is a relatively big supermarket a block down. Disagree with the review below - the rooms were very... More 

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portadovento, Director General at Porta do Vento, responded to this review

kind sir, thank you for your praise, and thank you for your review and we hope to have you back as soon special client. we are very pleased to be able to make your stay pleasant. Breakfast is our very richest of the average of our standard quality / price ratio. as owner of the property I do nevertheless responsible... More 

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