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Solar Windelo

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Fortunately the obnoxious, rude, horrible French owners do not live in Cabo Verde most of the time. Communications with them is an experience that has almost nothing to do with the wonderful experience one will have by staying here WHEN THE OWNERS ARE NOT PRESENT. We were a large team, going to Santo Antao to do volunteer work. We stayed... More 

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Amaury-CV, Owner at Solar Windelo, responded to this review

If I recap your booking request : I went through fifty three (53) email exchanges with you to organize your stay, with numberless guest list changes, room changes, date changes, not to mention the haggling along the way…all this for one night, one meal, and two transfers… and I get this kind of comments. Your racist accusations are vile and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

We had an excellent experience at Solar Windelo from the very beginning. The owner, Amaury, was very helpful and responsive when we made our reservation. He replied right away to our emails and helped us to rebook our rooms when our plans changed. When we arrived, Veronico, Emilia, and everyone there was very friendly and helpful getting us settled in... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

very helpfull staff, informed us about possibility of visa in the airport, gave us information for pensions in San Antao: casa covaquinho. beaufitul view from the room on the harbour, nice breakfast, only 5 minutes walk to the centre, very near the lovely Bodeguita.

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Thank etnagent2016
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016 via mobile

We spent one night in Solar Windelo on our way to Santo Antao. We arrived in the late evening and the staff was nice in welcoming us. The room is basic but clean. Breakfast is served on the terrace with a view on the city. Highly recommended for a budget short stay.

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Dakar, Senegal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

Rightly chosen for the view and the distance to the town: 5 min. Good beds, breaksfast and bathroom - however water (warm) was not always available. Very friendly staff too. Take a taxi ride back at night from downtown (after eating at La Loutcha with Live music!). Taxi drivers like to show off that they know the small streets, so... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

Beautiful appointed rooms, very clean and spacious. Stayed in the Vasco suite & also the Ninho suite, the latter being our favourite. Beautiful views from both over the bay. Very friendly and helpful staff and a good breakfast.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

I was for the third time in the Solar Windelo. This time I had the room Ninho, from where you have a beautiful view over Mindelo, the bay and Santo Antao. The house has lovely and partly very creative and imaginative furnishings. The rooms are spacious, clean and one feels well immediately. The staff is very friendly, helpful and there... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

We arrived at the hotel at night and left in the early morning to catch the ferro to Santo Antão, but the short experience we had at the hotel left us with no complaints. The room is small but had a large window and ceiling fan, private bathroom had a great shower, and the hotel prepared us an early breakfast.... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Just an overnight stay, but staff was friendly, the room good value and the location is great to explore Mindelo (the city was not that attractive we found). Not bad for a stopover onwards to Santo Antao though. Staff can easily arrange a taxi to bring you to the ferry boat as well.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Rooms are nice and clean, friendly and serviceminded staff. The view over Mindelo and the harbour is one of the best in the town. Quiet in the evenings but just 5-10 minutes walk to bars and restaurangs downtown.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
From our small hotel you will have one of the most beautiful views in town. You will dominate the whole city, from the Porto Grande bay, known as one of the most beautiful in the world, to the Monte Cara, with, facing, the island of Santo Antão.We are offering 3 types of accommodations: - studio flats/efficiencies, - rooms, - suites,in a convivial atmosphere and at very moderate prices. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Solar Windelo

Address: Alto Santo Antonio, seguir Alto Miramar | ex Casa de Vasco Martins, Mindelo, Sao Vicente, Cape Verde
Location: Cape Verde > Sao Vicente > Mindelo
Price Range: $30 - $68 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Solar Windelo 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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Solar Windelo Mindelo, Cape Verde - Sao Vicente
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