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Porta do Vento

Rua A. Cabral, Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal, Cape Verde
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ideal location: just 4 minutes to the main road with the shops, restaurants and bars + 5 minutes to the beach, and 2 streets away from the noisy tourist streets. Great atmosphere, it is fantastic: the staff and the owner made us feel at home from day 1. You won't like this place if you are the ''lodge-lover, design the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

We were there for a week and will be back. Porta do Vento is far enough off the beaten track to be restful, whilst a two minute walk to the main street for restaurants and two minutes more to the beach. I enjoyed being somewhere different from the new-build hotel complexes springing up around Sana Maria. Our room was comfortable,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Basic but good hotel, with a great balcony overlooking local nursery and hardware store. A must have! Fridge does work, if it's plugged in and the BBC World Service on TV perfect for background noise. Mrs Hotelier very pleased to sell you a beer to take to room even if you get back after closing time

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

The owner lady is the grumpiest and most impolite lady I have ever met. In a hotel the staff should be friendly to the guests, but she does not understand the business. We asked simple questions (like directions) and got rude answers. She always felt offended. When we come home late we need to knock on the door and she... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

In fact, the hotel is quite ok. I didn't have that much expectations. Simply furnished rooms, a balcony, bathroom with a little window, a non-working fridge, clean so far. BUT the owner is not ok! She was impolite, grumpy and unbearable. Why? - She wasn't able to answer simply questionned and she always felt offended! As a tourist you'd like... More 

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Wallasey, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Be careful before you book! We booked this so called hotel because of the reviews and walked into a completely different place than we expected. For one this jovial owner was anything but, the service was terrible and one felt more like an intruder than a guest We asked others at the hotel including a gentleman from Chester to check... More 

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Frankfurt /Main
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

The place is a little off the center of Santa Maria, so when walking home at night it is pitch dark and the wandering dogs makes the walk adventurous. One major problem I had was the non-English speaking staff. Why in 2015 and in this place isn't it possible to have staff that can speak some English! All the customers... More 

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Hull, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

We had come to Sal in Cabo Verde in the hope of having a guaranteed week of warmth and sunshine as Fuerteventura seemed to be getting colder every January - but sadly we noticed no difference weather-wise. As a town, Santa Maria has visibly suffered in the economic crisis, with several abandoned hotel building sites and empty plots. So we... More 

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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

I don't think I've ever really enjoyed staying in hotels for one reason or another, whether it be the whole choreography of dinner or just the irritation of other guests. This time it was a first. I didn't actually want to leave the hotel most days. Here you feel totally relaxed. Everyone was so nice. The guests were pleasant and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Myself and the husband stayed here for 3 nights before flying to Santa Antao and then 3 nights before flying back to the UK. We really enjoyed it and the location was good. Good value for money and the owner is a lovely lady who is really helpful. Definitely recommend this place! And King the big dog/ bear is fabulous!

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