My company organized a meeting at this hotel with around 40 staff staying there. Within one day we were calling it "hotel des maladies" (hotel of sickness). It was horrible, horrible, horrible. And if it were $50/night one might put up with it, but it was three times that.
The rooms are dark and smell. The first room they gave me had mold in the floor of the closet, and the air con didn't work. I complained and they gave me another room -- it still smelled, but was marginally better. The light is horrible and there is not a lot of space, so don't think you'll be able to effectively work in your room if you are there on business. There were 2 safes in my room, neither worked. I was not able to make phone calls outside of the hotel (only to front desk or room to room). There is not a convenient laundry service -- you must bring your clothes to the front desk and they send it out, and no, they don't provide you a discrete bag with which to do this, you just plop your undies on the front desk. There is no business center either. Breakfast is underwhelming -- a lot of bread, not much of a selection of fruit or hot food. There is a restaurant on site, but with a limited menu -- o.k. for a few days, but if you are there a week, it gets boring. There is a nice pool, but it wasn't very clean. Most of all, the mosquitoes were insufferable! They certainly don't spray the premises, and mosquitoes are everywhere. While there are mosquito nets on the bed, they are not treated with insecticide and in fact, have holes, so you will get bitten. Do not forgo malaria medication!
Re: location...it does have beach access, so I guess that was it's only plus. It is a trip to downtown (maybe $10 taxi or so).
If you can, stay at the Radisson Blu (closer to town), or Le Meridien (in same neighborhood). If you are looking for economical accommodation, I had some colleagues stay at the Hotel Casino du Cap-Vert near the airport, and found it quaint and clean.
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