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Porta do Vento

3.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Rua A. Cabral, Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal, Cape Verde
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Ranked #2 of 11 Santa Maria B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014
Michellefreeman London, United Kingdom
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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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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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
9 helpful votes 9 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

Kent, UK
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

Having read all the reviews on here before I booked, I was shocked to discover that the service at this place was not as others have described. The small hotel is situated in a deserted area and the surroundings are not that appealing. However, the beach is a short 5 min walk away. The hotel itself is basic in terms... More

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

Dear Madam, I am sorry that your stay at our hotel, did not live up to your expectations, we are very sorry for the negative judgment so you have expressed. The cleanliness of the rooms, bathrooms and other spaces is always controlled, if lacked the fridge, enough request it, we apologize for not being there noticed his discomfort and as... More

Dublin, Ireland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

The hotel is small which suited us. It is so close to the centre of town and the beach but in a quiet street. The landlady Camilla is very charming and looked after us very well. We spent a few happy hours on the porch enjoying a glass of wine or a beer. The rooms are small with a balcony... More

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Bilbao, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

It’s a cute hotel with a very personal service, which I adore. It makes you feel like you’re at home away from home. The hotel is located very close to the centre of Santa Maria, and about a 5 minute-walk from the beach. I liked it a lot because I like personal treatment when I travel alone.

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Address: Rua A. Cabral, Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal, Cape Verde
Location: Cape Verde > Ilha do Sal > Santa Maria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Porta do Vento 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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Also Known As:
Pensao Porta Do Vento Hotel Santa Maria
Porta Do Vento Cape Verde/Ilha Do Sal - Santa Maria

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