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VOI Vila do Farol

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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Nice village, basic but confortable and cozy accomodations, completely Italian animation and food. I was there for a week in may with two friends. We met a lot of nice people, we enjoyed the animation program, we loved the beach and the swimming pool with salty water. Wind was a bit annoying time to time. Free wifi was very limited... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

First of the location of the hotel is heavenly, for the beach and the ocean is like 50 meters from the hotel. It is a hotel with much space in it for just walking around what felt comfortable when just hanging around the area, with a nice snackbar with beach and ocean view when you sit and eat their wonderful... More 

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Bergen, Norway
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

Worn down, simple quality, very basic. Simple bungalows, low standard in everyting. Food was ok. Everything was in italian - 80% italian guests - only italiaan evening entertainmant an music. The rooms really was poor - with very little furniture, an no private outdoo space near he room, like a terrace or pribate balcony. I you are not italian nationals,... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016 via mobile

A good choice of hotel with great service and excellent food. The best all inclusive-food we have been to. The staff at the children's club where so good with our kids especially the ones from Cape Verde, they spoke English and where very kind.

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Casablanca, Morocco
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

I have visited this hotel in Nov 2015, it was for my honey moon. The hotel is very nice, freindly staff and good food. However, and as an English, French and Arabic speaker, I found it very difficult to communicate with the staff whom actually are poor in languages and only good in Italian! Beside some of the restaurant's foreign... More 

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Vienna, Wien, Austria
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

I am sure there are some people who think Vila do Farol is a terrific hotel. I am afraid I am not one of them. This place is more like a recreation compound for overweight Europeans and their plump offspring than a hotel. It begins when you check in and an orange band is attached to your wrist. Unlike those... More 

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Izmir Province, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Stay from the 15th of January until 29th. The cottage is spacious and up to three person, you can have a king + single or three singles bed. Bathroom is spacious but overall outdated. We had an issue with the hot water and it was promptly fixed. Plenty of space outside the cottage and every kiter I saw had all... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

Nice hotel. Simple but clean rooms. Tv, refidgerator and AC. But my parentes Rom undortunately had a mushy smell.. Nice pool area with a saltvatten pool. Al inclusive with a good selection of food, a little bit boring after 14 days thoug.. A little bit underspiced food sometimes but fresh and a LOT of fruit and desserts. My mom, who... More 

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Viterbo, Lazio, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

I stayed in Vila do Farol from 28/08/13 to 04/09/13. First of all I must say that the holiday went very well, also thanks at all staff and service offered by village. The Food was good and there was many choice of meals. The solution all inclusive from this point of view offer much. Food and drinks don't lack! The... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013 via mobile

Conclution first: if you don't understand the Italian language, it is lot less worth visiting this hotel. The hotel facility it self is ok. It is fairly up to date maintained, the staff is polite, the food is great and plenty (note: much fish though), the rooms is clean and the all-inclusive system works well. It is short distance to... More 

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Daniele C, Direttore generale at VOI Vila do Farol, responded to this review

Dear Tessem, thank you for your time writing about the AW Bravo Vila do Farol. The feedback of our guests is very important for us because we can understand how our service is perceived. Independently of the nationality, the entertainement team and all our hotel staff always try to involve all our guests. The show time in the theater at... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located on Sal Island, the VOI Vila do Farol resort lies about 1 km away from Santa Maria, the main town, only a 20-minute drive from the international airport. It is immersed in a large garden overlooking the stunning beach. VOI Vila do Farol resort features 236 rooms housed in one-storey bungalows set along lovely lanes in a vast garden. The main meals are buffet served in the restaurant located in the main building, while a snack bar near the beach, a bar by the pool and a lovely bar in the lounge complete the offer. The main building includes a welcoming lounge with a reception desk, a disco, many boutiques, an internet point with wi-fi system, a multi-purpose room and a TV sat lounge. Between the main building and the seafront, a free-form swimming pool lies with a children section, surrounded by ample solarium terraces, and a separate plunge pool. Shady shelters and sun beds free as long as available by the pool and by the beach and towels. The beach is certainly one the main attractions of Sal. A shoreline of dazzling white sand extends for kilometres, lapped by the crystal clear water of sea characterized by unique colours… a true paradise for nature lovers. ... more   less 

Additional Information about VOI Vila do Farol

Address: Praia Santa Maria, Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal 4111, Cape Verde
Location: Cape Verde > Ilha do Sal > Santa Maria
Price Range: $123 - $210 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — VOI Vila do Farol 3*
Number of rooms: 236
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Also Known As:
Aw Bravo Vila Do Farol Hotel Santa Maria
VOI Vila Do Farol Cape Verde/Ilha Do Sal - Santa Maria
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Santa Maria
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Maria
#5 Romantic Hotel in Santa Maria
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