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“Top place to stay for friendliness and charm”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of O Jardim Do Vinho

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O Jardim Do Vinho
Ranked #1 of 23 Praia B&B and Inns
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East Sussex
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“Top place to stay for friendliness and charm”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2012

We stayed at this small guest house for just two nights and were attracted by the opportunity to stay in a quiet part of Praia. Serge and Catherine were as welcoming as all the other reviewers say - and in just a few conversations they shared their love, commitment and knowledge of all things Cape Verdean.

Our large en-suite room was spotlessly clean with a double bed and wardrobe etc and a balcony. Bathroom was huge - you need to supply your own toiletries: we had a couple of minor plumbing issues but these things happen. We had plenty of hot water but as with everywhere else in Cape Verde, visitors are urged to understand that water as a very precious resource.

We enjoyed having the balcony and also used the lovely private sun-terrace at the top of the house to chill out at the end of the day. Breakfasts were excellent with lovely fresh bread, fruit juice and fruit and local delicacies for us to try out. Serge was on hand to guide us through our sight-seeing choices encouraging us to do the more unusual trips and be adventurous.

The B&B is walking distance from the plateau and from several restaurants and once we figured out where to stop, we caught local buses which are a great way to get into the culture. It was also easy to get taxis (which just seem to appear from no where). This B&B is great value for money, safe and friendly and much better than staying in a characterless hotel.

Room Tip: The room with the balcony in the front is worth having
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Serge L, Gérant at O Jardim Do Vinho, responded to this review, December 5, 2012
Google Translation
J'ai encore beaucoup de travail avec l'accordéon pour jouer avec les capverdiens, mais je vais travailler, et promis, la prochaine fois vous aurez droit à une "tocatinha" !
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2012

This family-run guesthouse in a quiet Praia neighbourhood is an excellent introduction to Cape Verde. The owners, French expats Catherine and Serge, are people truly devoted to the country who can explain and advise on all matters regarding travel, accommodation, customs, culture and history. They know their adopted homeland very well and love it to bits.

The rooms are impeccably clean and imaginatively decorated. The owners will gladly go out of their way to please their guests and make everyone feel at home. My wife and I spent four of five days at this establishment as part of our honeymoon trip and would certainly stay nowhere else in Praia if we visited again.

The owners' warmth and hospitality have made this a unique and memorable experience!

Room Tip: As Praia is hot all year round, make sure you choose a room with A/C.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Serge L, Gérant at O Jardim Do Vinho, responded to this review, November 19, 2012
Thank you for speaking very highly of our "Jardim do Vinho".
This encourage us to continue always better.
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Additional Information about O Jardim Do Vinho

Property: O Jardim Do Vinho
Address: Carlos Veiga | Achada Santo Antonio, Praia, Santiago 7312, Cape Verde
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Location: Cape Verde > Santiago > Praia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 23 B&Bs / Inns in Praia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in Achada de Santo Antonio, only 15 minutes from the international airport Francisco Mendes, O Jardim do Vinho is ideally situated in a peaceful quarter at short walking distance from shops, seaside and touristic historical city center. The Cape Verde capital hosts numerous events : Atlantic Music Expo (April), Kriol Jazz Festival (April), festival de Gamboa (May), festivals, congress, sport contests, etc. Praia is also the most convenient starting point to travel to island of Santiago or to the other islands of the Archipelago. In a beautiful villa, O Jardim do Vinho comprises five comfortable bedrooms with high quality standard. Located in a popular and all the same peaceful quarter, you will be in close contact with Cape Verde way of living. Surrounded by churrasqueiras and restaurants, you will be able to taste the traditional gastronomy. ... more   less 

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