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ZDTI Algodoeiro, Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal 4111 Cape Verde
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
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#17 of 28 in Santa Maria
Location
4.1
Cleanliness
4.2
Service
4.0
Value
4.0
Sol Dunas, All Inclusive, is located right on the seafront at the white sandy Algodoeiro beach, opposite a coral reef with a large variety of marine wildlife. It is also an ideal option for discovering and getting to know the island of Sal in Cape Verde, with its natural beauty and eternal summer climate. The hotel offers free Wifi in its public areas and 4 spectacular swimming pools for adults and for children with slides. Full Yhi Spa facilities and free fitness are accessible at the next door hotel Melia Dunas. Dining options include Spices international buffet restaurant and Italian restaurant Il Terrazo with show cooking, while the Sol Grille cafeteria serves snacks and salads. There is an elegant pianobar and 3 poolbars, an amphitheatre for shows and theme parties, activities for kids and teenagers of all ages, 2 tennis courts and a Beach Volleyball court. Please advise the hotel of your expected arrival time, if you wish to use airport transfer service.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Tennis court
Babysitting
Parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Kid-friendly buffet
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Water park
Aerobics
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Free airport transportation
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Facial treatments
Head massage
Massage
Salon
Baggage storage
Concierge
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
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Private balcony
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Jam24336 wrote a review Jun 7
Brownhills, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
Fantastic family hotel. Lots of restaurants food choice amazing! Multiple choice of swimming pools and bars Excellent kids club .Very clean and friendly staff that can’t do enough for you. Can’t fault. 6th visit
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Jam24, Thank you for taking the time to send your review of your stay at The Sol Dunas Resort. We are very pleased that you enjoyed the facilities in our Hotel and the surrounding areas. It has been truly a pleasure having you as our guests and we are very glad to know that you have had a pleasant stay-over with us and, that our services, as well as the hotel facilities, have contributed to this positive perception as, this is the goal for which we strive and work hard every day. Thank you once again for your contribution; we are already looking forward to the pleasure of having you with us again in the not so distant future. Kindest regards, Sol Dunas Management Team
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81DH123 wrote a review Jun 6
Manchester, United Kingdom26 contributions34 helpful votes
Our booking was transferred to the Sol Dunas after we learned that the hotel we originally booked had not yet reopened after covid. We looked at the reviews which were a bit mixed, and were a little wary but we shouldn’t have worried - we had a great week at the Sol Dunas, travelling as a family of 4. The hotel and rooms are very clean, and all the staff were keen to help and make sure we were happy and having a good time. We ate at the Mosaic buffet 3 nights, and each time was varied, with some great choices including whole fresh fish, rack of ribs, and a massive Cape Verde flag cake one night! We also ate at Aqua, Atlantis and Rancho on an al a carte basis. The choice was good, and the food taste and presentation excellent. Full marks for Rancho - the prawn tacos and steak were the best meal we had, highly recommend. You can also eat at The Grille at lunchtime and have snacks at other times. Basically a BBQ plus salads and the ability to order off the al a carte menu also. Everything was thoroughly cooked, and we had no issues. Yes there are flies - you are in Cape Verde. Water park is open 2-6 and a nice touch and not too busy, but also recommend visit to the beach, lovely clear water, excellent snorkelling! Also recommend a taxi ride to Santa Maria, a walk on the pier to see the fresh catch, and having something to eat in one of the beach side eateries. All in all, great island, friendly staff, lots of facilities, good choice of food included. I can only assume some of the earlier reviews reflected the hotel getting back on its feet, as we thought it very good and would highly recommend.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear 81DH123, Wow! What a wonderful review! Thank you for having review your Holidays at Sol Dunas Resort, we truly value our guests' feedback. Reading your detailed review, our team is so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that, the facilities, the restaurants and the the staff were as expected as we hope they always are for our guests. We will for sure, pass your comments to all other departments for we are sure that everyone was delighted to receive your input. Thank you, once again, for your contribution; we are already looking forward to the pleasure of having you with us again in the not so distant future. Thank you for having recommended our hotel to prospective guests, we will look forward to the delight of welcoming you as our guests again hopefully soon. Kindes regards, Sol Dunas Management Team
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Shel wrote a review Jun 5
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
On our family holiday here and it’s beautiful, friendly staff , great facilities , clean , really can’t fault it , loads of sun beds , pools to choose from , right on the beach - couldn’t wish for more.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Feduptravellor, Thank you very much for sharing this lovely feedback with us. We are very glad your Holidays with us were this positive and we cannot wait for you to be back soon. Kindly, Sol Dunas Hotel Management
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682nannyd wrote a review May 2022
Arundel, United Kingdom3 contributions
Had a week away with my daughter, 8 year old grandaughter and 3 year old grandson. Accommodation was ok but not 5 star and service definitely not. Raw food served on 3 separate occasions, one to my grandson who was served a burger with blood oozing out of it. Flies everywhere in restaurants settling on uncovered food and plates. My daughter had food poisoning the first night after dining in the buffet restaurant. Many restaurant staff standing around chatting and not attending to dining guests, had to ask for drinks and plates not cleared away. No snacks or ice creams available as would be expected in an all inclusive resort and for the money we paid. Had to buy our own crisps but very limited choice on offer in the shops on site, no supermarket to buy essentials. Childrens pool closed for several days and no reason given as to why repairs should take so long. Certainly won’t be going back to Cape Verde!
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear 682nannyd, First and foremost we thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We have passed your comments to the corresponding departments, in order to do a proper follow-up and keep on working on the services offered; our goal is our guests' satisfaction and we regret we were not able to achieve it, in your case. As per your returning to Cape Verde, we truly hope you will give this incredible Archipelago another opportunity; these 10 amazing and wild islands offer any time of landscape, services and accomodation to a wide range of travelers. Kindly, Sol Dunas Hotel Management
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Anne Botter wrote a review May 2022
Zwaag, The Netherlands22 contributions9 helpful votes
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The hotel was amazing, the staff was even better, the island was great. We had some minor issues, as you will always have om a holiday, but the staff was there for us to help in any way they could. We are now on our last day and just want to stay longer. We definitely recommend this resort because of the amazing private beach, splendid food and the best staff ever.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: Do a sal tour
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Responded May 20, 2022
Dear Anne B, Thank you for this amazing review. We are glad Sol Dunas was your choice for your recent Holidays in Cape Verde. We hope you had a safe flight home and that you will be coming back soon, so we can keep on creating amazing and unforgettable memories togheter. Kindly, Sol Dunas Hotel Management
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Adele wrote a review May 2022
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Very excited to be having this holiday after the last few years, got to the hotel late so didn't have chance to see much, well I've been here 10 days and can honestly say I wish I had only booked a week, counting the days to go home. The resort is tired and run down, food is plentiful but meh, and repetitive, entertainment, well there doest seem to be any to speak of, the different coloured arm bands confusing, and the towels for yellow arm bands inferior to reds, on the plus side the staff are amazing, although there still seems to be a lack of communication. Tida on reception deserves a special mention for being such a 🌟 The pools are plentiful and lovely too. Don't expect snacks from the snack bar, it's meals, they don't seem to know what a snack is, I've resorted to buying my own crisps at 4e a pack I won't be coming back to Cape verdi, which is a shame as I had such high hopes of the place, so to summarise, overpriced and overhyped.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Responded May 20, 2022
Dear Thehotelisrubbish, Thank you for taking some of your time to share your feedback about your recent holidays in Cape Verde, and for choosing Sol Dunas as your Host. We have taken good note of your comments and passed along for a proper follow-up to be made. We regret this experience did not completely meet your expectations; we work hard to make sure our guests feel home and have an excellent time while in the Resort. As per the different wristbands, it allows us to distinguish between who has booked Melia Dunas and who has booked Sol Dunas, as the two hotels are located in the same perimeters; some facilities are shared, others are not. We always suggest our guests to check our official website or the QR code with all the informations. Again, thank you for your review. We hope it was just the first of a serie of visits to Cape Verde. Kindly, Sol Dunas Hotel Management
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Jaxx wrote a review May 2022
Amersfoort, The Netherlands2 contributions1 helpful vote
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First time Cape Verde, very nice hotel. Sergio from reception was very nice and helped us very good! There is an ATM in hotel that’s super! Restaurant was very good. Soo much food an variety. You can also eat ala carte in 4 restaurants..personel was friendly, but RENY and his sister where the best!! Good English, very helpful, always happy faced and sooo friendly. Pool bar guy HELY was also very good and friendly.. our drinks and koffie was ready when he saw us👍🏼. For our child it was sad that the glides didn’t worked😢. But the pool was good and the sea also.. many fishes good snorkeling. Weather was hot and very windy..Room was good and clean.. bed was a bit hard. Entertainment team for kids was not very for kids
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Responded May 19, 2022
Dear Climber68423728478, Thank you for sharing this lovely feedback about your recent Holidays at Sol Dunas. We are extremely glad you had such nice time in our Resort. We are glad to inform the slides have been working for some months now so, for your next visit, there should not be any inconvenient for you to use it. Please, contact directly the Hotel to be informed about its rules and use. We would love to welcome you back soon. Kindly, Sol Dunas Hotel Management
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Abby wrote a review May 2022
Hockley, United Kingdom1 contribution
Have just returned from a week’s stay at Sol Dunas, our second visit but the first with our 3 year olds. Having read the reviews since the hotel re-opened I was a bit apprehensive but I shouldn’t have been. Room was clean and well appointed. Food was plentiful (although repetitive as is the case with most all-inclusive buffets I have been too) and we had no problems with any undercooked food as others noted. The boys enjoyed time at the kids club, and we enjoyed drinks whilst they did! My only fault of the holiday was they didn’t have any pina colada mix whilst we were there so no complaints at all!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Responded May 19, 2022
Dear Sightsee46475736510, Thank you for sharing this lovely feedback with us. We are very glad you, once again, chose us for your holidays in the beautiful Sal Island. We will be waiting for your next holidays, with lots of pina colada for you to enjoy! Please, contact the Hotel once your reservation has been made, and we will make sure we take care of you and your beautiful family. Kindly, Sol Dunas Hotel Management
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Racra wrote a review Apr 2022
UK48 contributions69 helpful votes
Brilliant hotel and holiday exactly as expected. The hotel itself has loads of facilities, with lots of pools - fantastic kids club with different activities each day, the beach and swimming area is well marked with a lifeguard. Beach boys are polite and do not hassle at all, which is true we found of also being outside of the resort. Cape Verde is a very poor country, so when visiting remember this is a country where half the population had to leave during covid and they’re getting back on their feet. So the hotel doesn’t always have perfection, yes a little maintenance on the pools would be good and the buffet whilst extensive is very much the same if you’re restricted diets (we are vegan) but 95% of food has to be imported as this is a desert island in the middle of the Atlantic! That said the restaurant manager Gildo was amazing and would go the extra mile to make sure we were happy and was always keen to get us what we wanted. For anyone with dietary needs, just tell reception, they give you a letter for the restaurant manager and then they help you. We did two trips with TUI - a postcard full island tour and lemon shark tour - both were excellent and well organised. We did find it hard to work out what bars/restaurants we could use with yellow bands, but tbh we didn’t bother trying much as we were very happy with what we did find.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Responded Apr 27, 2022
Dear Racra, Thank you so much for sharing this detailed feedback about your recent holidays at Sol Dunas. We highly value our guests comments and we are extremely glad to know your time with us was this satisfying. We have shared your comments with the corresponding departments and we are very glad to know you value Gildo's professionalism as much as we do. It is always a great honour to see our hard work recognized. We hope we will be able to welcome you back again soon. Kindly, Sol Dunas Hotel Management
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Locklynne H wrote a review Apr 2022
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It’s two hotels on one complex, both of the same standard. Food is great, the pools are clean and cater for all ages, staff are adorable, kind and friendly, beach is lovely and well kept, and you can swim in the sea! no issues here, congrats on running a fab hotel, would I come back… in a flash.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: The sun is brutal, the light winds give you a false sense that it’s cooler than what it actually is.
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Responded Apr 27, 2022
Dear Locklynne H, Thank you for sharing this lovely feedback about your recent holidays at Sol Dunas. We are extremely glad your time with us meet your expectations and we take you literally... come back soon! We hope you had a safe flight home and we will be waiting for you! Kindly, Sol Dunas Hotel Management
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PRICE RANGE
$112 - $155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Cape VerdeIlha do SalSanta Maria
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sol Dunas
Which popular attractions are close to Sol Dunas?
Nearby attractions include Djunta Mo Art (1.7 miles), Projeto Biodiversidade (1.6 miles), and Praia de Santa Maria (1.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Sol Dunas?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Sol Dunas?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Sol Dunas?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Sol Dunas?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sol Dunas?
Conveniently located restaurants include Marea Restaurant, Hot Spot, and Baraonda.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sol Dunas?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Sol Dunas have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Sol Dunas offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Sol Dunas have airport transportation?
Yes, Sol Dunas offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Sol Dunas?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Sol Dunas offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.