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Cha de Manuel dos Santos, Santo Antao Cape Verde
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#2 of 50 B&Bs / Inns in Santo Antao
Casa Cavoquinho is not the typical tourist accommodation that you can find in other parts of the island. It is a place where the traveler is part of the community and where you can discover the hospitality of the Cape Verdean people in their traditional way of life.
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Property amenities
Free public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Board games / puzzles
Shuttle bus service
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
Bar / lounge
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Laundry service
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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florentinevaneeghen wrote a review Feb 2020
27 contributions14 helpful votes
Our last two nights on Santo Antao were here and we had a great time. We had a wonderfully elegant room looking out over the valley and to the sea in the distance. Jose pointed us to a beautiful walk and in the evening there was a fantastic dinner, the best we have had in Cabo Verde. This house has a truly private feel and we were sorry to leave. We would love to come back again!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Cavoquinho, Propietario at Casa Cavoquinho
Responded Mar 1, 2020
Thank you so much Florentine It was a real pleasure receiving you at Casa Cavoquinho. Nice and respectfull people with our philosophy are always welcome in our small guesthouse. Jose y Belen Casa Cavoquinho
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Dave H wrote a review Feb 2020
Bristol, United Kingdom45 contributions27 helpful votes
A great guest house, in every way. The location is magical, almost as far up the Paúl valley as you can go, with a stunning view back down that valley to the sea. José and Belén were very helpful hosts, with suggestions for walks, and waymarked routes via maps.me. The room was very comfortable (great bed), and the shared balconies and verandah were great for sitting, admiring the view, and sipping a cold beer after a walk. The staff were so pleasant and helpful, and the meals were of a really high standard - at first glance they might appear expensive, but were actually good value for money, with great food, and lots of it. I would love to go back!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Alison A wrote a review Dec 2019
New York City, New York34 contributions14 helpful votes
This hotel was simply wonderful. We stayed in the studio, which has a beautiful view of the surrounding mountains to wake up to. They thought of everything, including a heater to keep us cozy when the sun went down. The shower was great, the bed was very comfortable, and the place was immaculate. We had breakfast and dinner every day and the food was AMAZING. I’m vegetarian and they accommodated with really great food - so much that I was unable to finish it. The staff was also really great, recommending hikes in the area and being around to help with any questions. I really can’t say enough about the hotel. Not a single complaint - just perfect!
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Date of stay: December 2019
Response from Cavoquinho, Propietario at Casa Cavoquinho
Responded Dec 26, 2019
Thank you so much Alison, it is a real pleasure for us receive kind and respectful people like you.
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Oregontraveler76 wrote a review Dec 2019
Portland, Oregon3 contributions1 helpful vote
My friend and I stayed here for two nights. They arranged for a taxi to meet us at the Porto Novo landing and take us straight to the hotel- cost 10 euros. The ride was a bit more than an hour and provided views of the dramatic coastline. At the hotel we were greeted warmly by the hotel manager, his wife, and their wonderful dog Luna. Luna was one of two dogs they had adopted from a resuce in Mindelo. After offering us juice or coffee, the manager (I am embarrassed I cannot remember his name) asked what we were looking to see during our time and suggested a two hour hike for that day and a longer five hour hike for the next day. He also asked about our dietary preferences and whether we would be eating dinner with then each night. (Breakfast is included, while dinner is 13 euros pkus extra for wine or dessert). We enjoyed both of our hikes along stone trails that connect villages and farm houses in the valley and the ridges above. Luna joined us for our shorter hike and he behaved himself admirably. Our meals were ample, good vegetarian options were prepared for us, and the wine was great. The rooms are clean and well designed with high quality construciton. Overall, I highly recommend this spot if you are looking for a peaceful retreat for hiking. The manager and his wife were both hospitable, and extremely helpful coordinating logistics for our arrival and departure. The meals were relatively expensive but were lovingly and well prepared. My one suggestion, would be for the hotel to consider shared seating for dinner or a happy hour before. We all ate at 7 and many of the guests seemed interesting but because we were seated seperately, we didn't have much opportunity to meet eachother.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Cavoquinho, Propietario at Casa Cavoquinho
Responded Dec 26, 2019
Thank you so much for your review, we work hard to share our passion for the island of Santo Antao.
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Raluca M wrote a review Oct 2019
Cluj-Napoca, Romania5 contributions1 helpful vote
A place in the heart of the mountains with an amazing view, clean and peaceful. Food is also great and the owners are warm and very helpfull and friendly.The rooms are comfortable and also the beds, showe with hot water.Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
Response from Cavoquinho, Propietario at Casa Cavoquinho
Responded Dec 26, 2019
Thank you so much for your review, our spirit and effort try always to share our passion for the place where we live, Vale do Paul, Santo Antao island.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Casa Cavoquinho
Which popular attractions are close to Casa Cavoquinho?
Nearby attractions include Cova - Krater (0.8 miles), Paul Tal (3.3 miles), and Ribeira Do Paul (4.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Casa Cavoquinho?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Casa Cavoquinho?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Casa Cavoquinho?
Yes, free public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Casa Cavoquinho?
Conveniently located restaurants include Casa Maracuja, Black Mamba, and Cozinha de Bento.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Casa Cavoquinho?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Casa Cavoquinho have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.