We arrived very late and had a quick and efficient check-in. The hotel is located on a very nice beach close to the center of Santa Marta. So you have both, a quiet beach if you walk 100 meters(and onwards) to the right, and a busy beach with a jetty, restaurants/bars and lots of nice locals 100 meters to the left. Good swimming opportunities!
The room was very nice, very clean and quiet, and had good seaview.
Service was very friendly all over, reception, restaurants, pool bar and everywhere else.
Breakfast was however poor and uninspired in selection/choices, like e. g. bad canned juices only, no real espresso coffee, only 2 types of mediocre cheese, all somewhat uninspired. However, one has to say that this may all be due to the fact that the hotel was by far not fully booked.
Food at the beach club restaurant (open for lunch only) was excellent in choice and taste, the only other restaurant offered an international cuisine, which was ok. But who wants to eat Thai or Indian food in Cabo Verde?
We rated the service not with 5, but only 4 points for two reasons:
1. The beach Club was totally under-staffed for lunch. The waiters worked very hard, but could hardly cope with the number of guests. They however tried to cover up by being really friendly.
2. The reception staff was actually very friendly and efficient, but had the bad habit of answering the phone while talking to you as a guest, e. g. checking you in/out. I know this happens in other places too, but it is impolite to answer the phone while talking to a guest, sort of ignoring the guest.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Morabeza We are located on the beautiful Santa Maria Beach on the southern most part of the island of Sal, Cabo Verde. We are confident that you will find your stay at our hotel to be a most enjoyable and memorable one ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Morabeza Hotel Santa Maria
- Hotel Morabeza Cape Verde/Ilha Do Sal - Santa Maria