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.
- Also Known As:
- Pousada Da Luz Hotel Santa Maria
- Pousada Da Luz Cape Verde/Ilha Do Sal - Santa Maria