We stayed here from 23/01 until 06/02 and can honestly say we thoroughly enjoyed it. From the swift and efficient check in, to our lovely two bedroom suite we could not find fault. Our room was kept spotless throughout our stay, we had a plentiful supply of clean towels, toiletries and our bed was changed regularly. I must comment here on the wonderful quality of the mattress - excellent. We ate at the al a carte restaurants most nights and despite previous reviews we never had a problem booking, as we popped into see the helpful young lady on our way to lunch and never nice had to queue. The food was excellent, I especially enjoyed the abundance of fresh salad and fruit, I even had a lovely meal at the waterside fish restaurant ( I don't usually eat fish but it was delicious ). We had breakfast most mornings at waterside which was always lovely - the toaster is the slowest I have every known though but hey - you are on holiday what is the rush. My OH was very impressed with the Gym ( the treadmill was not working but he still managed a good work out everyday). The staff could not have done more for us, nothing was too much trouble. Elvis and David at the pool bar, the staff at O'Grille especially the head waiter were excellent. Our shower head broke and was fixed within the hour and followed with a courtesy call to ensure we were happy with everything. We witnessed the general manager and the food manager constantly walking round checking all was ok and checking in with guests to make sure everyone was happy . We enjoyed the drinks available, cava, beer, red and white wine were our favourites and the sway bar makes an excellent coffee. We also met some lovely people whilst there -Hi to Chris and Dave and Pete and Gaynor. The whole holiday was excellent, we actually sat and thought what would make this the best holiday ever and the only things we would change would be heated pools and easy access to the sea as not being able to swim in the sea was a shame but did not spoil our holiday. please do not be put off by the negative views, we would recommend this hotel without hesitation and will be returning as soon as we can.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The 5 star Melia Tortuga All-Inclusive Resort is located in the southeast of the island Sal, only a few minutes from the colourful town Santa María and Amilcar Cabral international airport. During your stay you will find relaxation and fun right on the fabulous Algodoeiro beach, with its white sand and turquoise waters. The resort offers spectacular suites and villas with up to 4 bedrooms, private garden and swimming-pool. Set in gardens there are 2 magnificent adult pools and 2 pools for children. Experience Yhi Wellness with sauna, Turkish bath, whirlpool, thermal circuit, fitness facilities, massage and beauty treatments. Dining options include a variety of 4 restaurants and bars, offering a selection of international and local cuisine. The Melia Tortuga All-Inclusive is also the perfect destination for windsurfing, kitesurfing or scuba diving. Events for up to 200 people can be organised in 2 meeting rooms with natural daylight. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Melia Tortuga Beach Resort & Spa Cape Verde/Ilha Do Sal - Santa Maria