We booked a junior suite sea view. We got an apartment with no view at all, the balcony looking at the neighborhood building. It was placed on the 3rd floor (no elevator, narrow stairs). Bedroom and bathroom was on the second floor of the apartment (4th of the building). Inside the apartment stairs were even more steep and narrow, obviously all luggage had to be carried up as wardrobes were upstairs.
Staff was very friendly and helpful, but only managers (one of them Katharina - really pleasant) spoke English.
Internet was supposed to be available at the public areas, but it was very poor coverage and often it did not work at all. Public area was dark after 19 because the hotel was saving energy. There was no place outside to sit in the evening and I already mentioned the balcony. The ones that had "sea view" were not much better - I don't think you can see the sea from the hotel at all - it looks at the street with multiple taxis. If you decide to stay there, plan for your evenings as there is absolutely nothing to do at the hotel.
We saw a cockroach in the toilet.
Restaurant Bombay in the same building was ok Indian food alternative, inexpensive.
We wouldn't stay there again even if it was quite cheap.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Literally, in the very heart of the Atlantic Ocean lies an enchanting place that will make you live quite an experience: Hotel Aquamarina Suites THe Senses Collection. On the Macaronesian island of Sal (Portuguese for “salt”) in Cape Verde, we find this resort that doubtlessly is a dreamy location to relax and get lost. Surrounded by an astonishing landscape, Hotel Aquamarina Suites THe Senses Collection disposes of 23 cozy rooms and a restaurant. The interior design evokes the sea: the decoration follows the zen lines with oriental elements, so that you can find the peace and the harmony to fully enjoy your vacations. Naturally, the charming indoor patio is the place to rest in the comfortable furnishing while the sunlight reaches you from above. Located in the fishing town of Santa María, Hotel Aquamarina Suites THe Senses Collection is not only one step away from the paradisiacal waters, but also in a touristic enclave offering a great gastronomic choice and leisure activities. As the inhabitants of this exceptional island, this is how our staff is: hospitality and naturalness are the essence of the service and the treat we offer you. Spectacular views and a lovely location: this is all you need to enjoy a perfect vacation on a piece of Africa in the middle of the Atlantic. ... more less
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- Hotel Aquamarina Suites THe Senses Collection Cape Verde/Ilha Do Sal - Santa Maria