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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
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.
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Property amenities
Free Internet
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Paid Wifi
Room features
Air conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Great View
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We stayed for 2 nights and were very happy. One of the reasons I chose it was for the sunset view and we were not disappointed. The rooms are of a good size, simple, clean, well looked after. Breakfast was good and everyone of the team was helpful, welcoming and friendly. Unlike
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Response from Amaury-CV, Propriétaire at Solar Windelo
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Guest, Thank you for your very kind comment. Greetings from all the team!
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Rooms were simply decorated, but clean and the bed was comfortable. Amaury and his team were very friendly,the breakfast was good - always fresh fruits and they even baked a birthdaycake :). The view over Mindelo and the Harbour is pretty nice and you can walk easily into the
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Response from Amaury-CV, Propriétaire at Solar Windelo
Responded Nov 25, 2018
Hello Feli, hello Maike, I was nice nice hosting you and your friend, always friendly and smiling :-) Thanks and friendly regards to both of you, Amaury
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We had 2 days to discover Minelo and decided to stay in the hotel after the great reviews we read. It was quite a disappointment. The place is located in the hill with a fantastic view - better to take a taxi at night as not the safest area. The room was big but very warm as the
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Response from Amaury-CV, Propriétaire at Solar Windelo
Responded Dec 15, 2018
Dear Agathe, Well, I will have to answer your review quite abruptly, since I rarely hosted such unfriendly and haughty guests. The problem with the air conditioning in your suite is the VERY FIRST THING I mentioned to you and your friend upon your arrival. I explained to both of you that we already made four appointments with the repairer. He eventually came at the fifth one, in the morning of the day you checked-in—Saturday 10th--, but could not fix it because he needed a part that he could only get the next Monday—i.e., today 12th. For your information, he finished the job this afternoon, the air conditioning is now working. I DID APOLOGIZE TO YOU BOTH and even said that I would give you a refund if it were creating any inconvenience during your stay, because I can understand that the two—brand new—ceiling fans in the suite may not be enough for some of our guests who like to have a fresh atmosphere. BUT YOU DID NOT COMPLAIN TO ME OR ANY OF MY STAFF! You are waiting to be away to write it on the Internet… About your organization, if you like, yes, we were “judgmental”. How could we not be when: - your initial plan was to reach São Vicente from Sal by boat, when there is basically no such maritime connection, except from a small merchandise boat that is doing the journey three maybe four times a month on a random schedule!? - your plan to visit the island started with climbing the Monte Verde on a very windy day. When I explained that you would have to face some 80 kms wind some parts of the of the way—due to tunneling effects--, and that you needed strong windbreaker jackets if you wanted to have a chance to make it, you just replied: "We don’t have any, but we have sweaters!? From what I heard from other guests—because after this journey you did not deign to talk to me anymore—, you could not make it to the top and had to turn around... Finally, on your last night, I met you at the reception area while you were trying to call your boyfriend in Europe with “What’s app”. You told me that you had a bad connection, and I offered to lend you my personal phone because I knew “What’s app” works perfectly on it. But you just turned my offer down with a shrug, saying that that you would use your cell phone in roaming mode, to which I nicely tried to warn you about the prohibitive cost of a call from Cape Verde. Your answer was: “ It is OK, it is just a 4 minutes call”--that eventually lasted nearly 30 minutes... for the whole guests on the terrace and probably some in the nearby rooms to listen to because you sat in the entrance stairs the whole time… Amaury de Cazanove Owner PS: I had this very bad feeling when I processed your booking—you may remember that I wanted to cancel it at some stage--; and next time, really, I will follow my instincts. PPS: I must thank you for giving me the opportunity to express something that was somehow kind of heavy to keep for myself. And also make sure to transmit this message to your friend who left a similar review on another website, which I cannot answer.
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Team was very flexible with my special needs, fast responses to my questions via mail, breakfast could be better but it is ok, usuable languages were englisch and french. Overall i truely reccomend this hotel.
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The staff were friendly and helpful, the rooms perfect for familes, the views lovely, and the city and people warm and welcoming. Solar Windelo was very accommodating of all our needs. We would highly recommend this hotel!
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Hello Sandro, My girl friend Sandra is not around today to answer in German, so I hope you understand English? Anyway, there is absolutely no problem to host your partner and yourself, in May next year (or anytime :-) Take it easy, Amaury
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Bonjour, Je confirme les avis précédents. Nous avions la suite du 2iéme étage avec vue sur la baie : elle est spacieuse et aérée. Les volets de style méditerranéens n'occultent pas totalement les vitres...bref, ça devrait être un bon endroit pour vous. Profitez en aussi bien que nous. Cordialement Georges
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"rooms with bay view - definitely worth it."
"The suites all have a bay view."
"Their own site shows the rooms very clearly"
"Rooms with a balcony sea view are worth it"
"The higher you go, the more beautiful the view"
$35 - $77 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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