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“Convenient and quite cosy little hotel” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Pousada da Luz

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Pousada da Luz
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2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Caixa Postal 19, Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal, Cape Verde   |  
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Ranked #16 of 17 Hotels in Santa Maria
2 reviews
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“Convenient and quite cosy little hotel”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2009

In dec 2009 we stayed at Pousada Da Luz for two weeks. We were two couples travelling together and got an appartment, or rather a suite, with two large bedrooms and a spacious living room with a small balcony, and a common bathroom with shower. There was an air conditioner and a large fridge, both of them with flawless operation. For the use of the combination lock safe there was a 15 euro fee for two weeks. Cleaning was daily and adequate, although supply of clean towels seemed arbitrary. Reception provided missing ones promptly, but any regularity in towel supply never was experienced. The beds were OK.
The vicinity around the hotel is rather quiet except for occasionally barking dogs.
The breakfast buffet included was quite good with fried eggs or omelette and the usual basic stuff.
There was never any reason to try the hotel dinner as there was numerous restaurants serving excellent food within walking distance . The closest, named "Casa Canaria", was only 75 meters away. Another, "Mer e l'eau" was approximately 250 meters away, a very small place serving excellent fish at low prices. A minimercado with a decent assortment was situated on only 50 meters distance.
In the city center, only 500 meters away, our favorite restaurant was "Compad" which we rated best value for money, closed Saturdays.
The closest beach on 200 meters, was the Antonio Sousa Beach with plenty of wind- and kitesurfing but also a good place for bathing and swimming. The walking distance to the main beach was about 800 meters and there you could use Turtle Shack's wooden sun beds and parasols for free, also a nice place for lunch and refreshments.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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    3 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2009

We stayed at the Pousada de Luz over Christmas & New Year, unexpectedly as other accomodation had fallen through. The hotel is a short walk from the beach in a residential part of the town so is reasonably quiet at night.

Rooms are basic & a little tired but very clean. There is very little outside space as most is taken up by the pool. We had a first floor room but our adult sons stayed on the ground floor so had the bonus of a small garden area directly off the room. All rooms face into an inner courtyard.
The hospitality we received from the owner & his family was excellent. I asked about a fruit growing in a tree over the pool & the next thing I was presented with a prepared papaya fruit- freshly picked for me.

We have stayed in several hotels on Sal over the last few years & whilst this is not the most luxurious place to stay it is very good value for money

  • Stayed December 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Pousada da Luz

Address: Caixa Postal 19, Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal, Cape Verde
Location: Cape Verde > Ilha do Sal > Santa Maria
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 17 Hotels in Santa Maria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Pousada da Luz 2*
Number of rooms: 44
Also Known As:
Pousada Da Luz Hotel Santa Maria
Pousada Da Luz Cape Verde/Ilha Do Sal - Santa Maria

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