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Warsaw, Poland
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A hotel with style and probably the best Caipirinha served on the Island or even in the world. A lot of space and a large bed in the suite. Good burgers and club sandwiches served at the bar. Falling asleep with the sound of the breaking waves was painless... :)

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Wallhalben, Germany
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a 14 hour layover in Praia, between flights. The staff at the Pestana Tropico hotel were very hospitable and accommodating, as we needed a room just for the day, not for the night. They kindly gave us a special rate. Lunch buffet was copious and delicious. We might have wanted to try the Dinner Grill buffet, but lunch...

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GMTropico, Gerente geral at Pestana Tropico Hotel, responded to this review

Dear John, After reading such a detailed review, full of positive points, we can only say one thing: THANK YOU! Please accept our warmest regards. Jorge Xavier - GM

Lisbon, Portugal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice staff and friendly atmosphere. Best location in Santiago either to visit the capital Praia or to extend your visits to the best places in the island. Family oriented amenities help make your stay worthwhile.

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GMTropico, Gerente geral at Pestana Tropico Hotel, responded to this review

Dear PedroGSoares, Many thanks for your opinion regarding our services. It was really a pleasure to welcome you and your lovely familly! Please accept our best regards. Jorge Xavier - GM

Reviewed October 19, 2016

Nice and very familiar ambient, very good accommodation and a excellent service in all areas. Pleasant stay for short or long periods and very familiar ambient. I recommend it for business or family vacations with a nice swimming pool and very open wide facility, facing the beach.

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GMTropico, Gerente geral at Pestana Tropico Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Pedro R, Thank you so much for your kind words and for such a nice evaluation! Please accept my best regards. Jorge Xavier - GM

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed September 29, 2016

The pictures show amazing ocean views. Reality tells a different story: There is a fence (prison like) in the perimeter of the hotel and beyond that a rocky shore. However, the staff is pleasant and the restaurant is good. The pool is also nice. If you want a beach this is not your place!

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GMTropico, Gerente geral at Pestana Tropico Hotel, responded to this review

Dear AVM2016, Thank you for your very positive evaluation. Concerning your remarks, please allow me to explain. The fence is there for Guests safety, despite that, I agree that it doen't give a very good feeling. But it's vital. We do have a nice beach just 180 meters away ("Prainha"), with white and thin sand. And we also have, of...

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Reviewed August 26, 2016

Just came back from a week in Praia, Cape Verde. Stayed a Pestana Trópico where I felt very comfortable and well taken care off. The rooms are nice and spacious, the restaurant is good, and the food very tasty. Great breakfast. The staff at this hotel is VERY nice! The hotel's Director was also available, and helpful with suggestions and...

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GMTropico, General Manager at Pestana Tropico Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Tuxete, Thank you so much for all your comments and kind words regarding our Hotel. We're taking care of the treadmills :)! The stationary bikes, they do work, but you probably missed the on/off button bellow the dash. We're going to add an info for that, because you're not the first person to miss it. We're sorry for this!...

Bangkok
Reviewed July 21, 2016

Lack of research, mislead by the ranking of Trip Advisor, I chose to spend five nights at the Pestana Trópico, forgetting that "four stars" is not synonymous of "luxury". Being my first trip to Cape Verde, I did stick to my criteria, apart from the ranking and the stars, to select a hotel: the ( central ) location, a large...

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GMTropico, General Manager at Pestana Tropico Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sir, I don't know what to write...such an extensive and comprehensive discription of our unit and services. Very accurate and precise. I just can write: Thank you. But a BIG thank you! :) Please accept my best regards! Jorge Xavier - GM

Madrid, Spain
Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

Well structured hotel around the pool. Easy to move around and reach the room quickly. All the staff is very professional and helpful. Fast and efficient service. Rooms are big and spacious. Breakfast buffet with high quality products. Perfect location to mix business and comfort/relax. Highly recommended

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GMTropico, General Manager at Pestana Tropico Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Rodrigomm, Thank you very much for such a positive review regarding our hotel. Please accept our warmest regards! Jorge Xavier - GM

New York City, New York
Reviewed June 30, 2016

As a luxury travel blogger for World-adventurer.com, I've stayed in many hotels and resorts across Africa. Pestana Tropico was a very pleasant surprise. Here's what I loved about the stay: Location: Though not in the heart of the old city, it is easily reached by taxi or even on foot. The hotel instead is located on a quiet coast area...

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GMTropico, General Manager at Pestana Tropico Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Davybert, Please accept our regards and a big thank you for your comments regarding us. They're quite valuable and are indeed an incentive to keep us focused in always providing the best conditions to the ones who stay with us! Thank you once again! Regards from Cape Verde! Jorge Xavier - GM

Reviewed June 25, 2016

A great hotel in Praia. My third visit and always a consistently good. The staff are polite and helpful. Very clean hotel and rooms. A lovely breakfast selection included. This week, I arrived in my room and was awoken at 2am by cricket/insect sounds which came from the ceiling or air vent. The staff were most efficient to change my...

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GMTropico, General Manager at Pestana Tropico Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Kit Y, Thank you so much for your review and for your kind words! The AC had indeed a technical problem (fan had to be replaced), solved now. Hoping to welcome you again soon, please accept our warmest regards! Jorge Xavier - GM

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room

Additional Information about Pestana Tropico Hotel

Address: Prainha | Praia Island Santiago, Praia, Santiago CP413, Cape Verde
Location: Cape Verde > Santiago > Praia
Price Range: $119 - $163 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Pestana Tropico Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 93
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“See view rooms are probably the best..”
 of 5 bubbles Bobshmob, 2 days ago | Read review
“Some rooms are poolside and some are not. Rooms on the second floor facing the pool have a small balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles johnlS3778ZF, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“First floor near the end of the wing unless you like looking at Oleanders. Sea view rooms may be good if you don't want a balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles TysonSamarkand, May 23, 2016 | Read review
“The hotel is pretty much on the beach but, you can't access it directly from the hotel. Ask for a ocean view room.”
 of 5 bubbles KKM2510, May 19, 2016 | Read review
“Choose the second floor at the far end (romos beyond 234..) or on the first floor for direct access to the pool.”
 of 5 bubbles LA_traveler_10101, Apr 30, 2016 | Read review
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