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Beautiful Open Plan Living/Dining Area, with a Full Kitchen, Real Home from Home Bright and Airy Apartment, with Large Balcony overlooking Pool
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Amazing Beaches, Golden sand, Clear Turquoise Blue Water. Wish you were hear?
Beautiful Open Plan Living/Dining Area, with a Full Kitchen, Real Home from Home
Bright and Airy Apartment, with Large Balcony overlooking Pool
Fully Fitted Kitchen, Granite worktops, hob, oven, microwave, washing machine, iron, juicer, etc
Master Suite, Spacious double bedroom with en-suite bathroom, balcony, safe, built-in wardrobes.
Beautiful master bedroom
Master Bedroom, en-suite down the hall.
Bedroom 2, with Balcony, two 3 foot beds, can easily convert into a 6 foot super king size
Outside Vila Verde, Wheelchair Friendly, Ramps and Lift to apartment. Very flat and well Maintained
Santa Maria Beach, Great Bars/Clubs, Great Resturants, Shops, Banks and more within 5-10 mins walk.
Bringing in the catch, some of Santa Maria traditional fishing fleet.
Another Stunning beach, lots to do from snokeling, to fishing, diving, surfing, kite surfing etc.
Maybe you perfer to sunbathe, sit or have a drink or some food and one of the many beach bars
Outside Vila Verde, beautifully maintained
Another Amazing Beach in Santa Maria, Plenty of thing to do, Fancy a boat or submarine trip.
Crystal clear, turquoise blue water, with super soft powerder white sand, popular with turtles
Great for kite surfing
One of the many beach bars, ideal for a refreshing drink or a spot of food.
There is some amazing scenery on cape verde
The salt planes are great to visit, don't forget you swimming costume.
North side of the Island
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal

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Dave B
Castleford, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Clean, welcoming apartment”
Reviewed January 25, 2017 for a stay in December 2016
2
people found this review helpful

Very clean apartment, no problems as everything sorted out by Lee (owner) before we left the UK. Ideal location for everything on Sal. Close enough to walk to the beach(15min walk), 3 euros into Santa Maria by taxi.
Apartment has everything you need for your stay, 2 spacious bedrooms, 1 large bathroom and 1 shower room.
Would definitely recommend it to friends and family, will definitely use again next time we go back to Sal, Cape Verde.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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S S
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Relaxing break”
Reviewed December 4, 2016 for a stay in November 2016
2
people found this review helpful

Had a lovely relaxing break in Cape Verde. The apartment was clean and comfortable. The complex was quiet with lovely swimming pools, restaurant and shop. There was a minibus or plenty of available taxis to take you into Santa Maria which was only 5 mins away where there were many lovely restaurants, bars and shops.

Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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brightonb...
Hove, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Ideal for a winter break.......!”
Reviewed February 12, 2016 for a stay in February 2016
2
people found this review helpful

Despite booking less than 24 hours before departure all went smoothly plus Lee arranged for me to be met at the airport for the transfer to the apartment which cost just 12 euros.
The apartment is bright, spacious and clean with a large full width south-facing balcony which gets the sun virtually all day with open views over to Santa Maria.
It is nicely furnished and fitted out though apart from a handful of DVD‘s there is not much in the way of entertainment so you should ensure you bring your own - incidentally I didn't see a single bookshop/seller in Santa Maria so bear this in mind if you like to read!
The apartment is on a large but very quiet (in February at least ) complex and whilst our blocks pool wasn't open I had the use of other pool areas a short stroll away.
The complex is a 20 minute flat walk into S. Maria but there is a free shuttle bus at set times and a taxi is just 4 euros and even less at 400 escudos.
One word of warning - as of mid-Feb the lift wasn't working so as the apartment is on the second floor the elderly etc may wish to check on this?
All in all - well pleased with the apartment and my visit to Sal!!

Traveling group: Solo
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Anabelle...
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Perfect destination for winter sun”
Reviewed January 8, 2016 for a stay in December 2015
3
people found this review helpful

We spent a week over Christmas and New Year in Vila Verde. The apartment was amazing. Very spacious, beautifully presented - spotlessly clean and furnished to a high/modern standard. Exactly as shown in the pictures. The water pressure was NEVER an issue (as one person said). The shower was better than we have at home (and we have a very good shower!). The main balcony was a perfect spot for breakfast in the early morning sunshine.

Lee arranged a taxi for us from the airport which was fantastic and very good value for money. The driver was there waiting for us, with our apartment key and took us to the door of the apartment - it could not have been easier. Additionally, Lee had arranged for someone to pop round to see us on our 2nd day just to check that we were ok and had everything we needed. This was also much appreciated.

The resort itself is quiet and absolutely perfect if you're traveling with children who go to bed early! We met some people staying in apartments in town who were contending with live music and general street noise until the early hours. The pool right by our apartment was not open but this did not matter, the main pool of the resort is a 4 or 5 minute walk through beautiful grounds, and has a bar/cafe/restaurant which we loved and had lunch at every day. The food was excellent. The resort puts on a free minibus that goes in and out of town several times a day, which takes just a few minutes. The local town is small but good fun with a long long sandy beach (absolutely beautiful, fine and spotlessly clean sand), with heaps of restaurants and lovely places to have a cold drink on the beach. This end of the island is relatively sheltered from the winds in Cape Verde and so the sea is calm and more than swimming-friendly, even for children.

Overall, Cape Verde is an ideal winter sun destination - no jet lag from the UK/Europe, lovely people, beautiful weather, lovely beaches and the apartment in Villa Verde is the perfect base for your holiday. Clean, modern, set in incredibly well maintained grounds, close enough to town to be there in minutes, but far enough to escape the noise if you feel like an early night. Thanks a million Lee, we will be back!

Traveling group: Young Children
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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princess1...
France
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“The best holiday of a life time”
Reviewed May 30, 2014 for a stay in May 2014
2
people found this review helpful

Well what can I say, We have just arrived back , my children cried when they left.What a fantastic holiday we all had.The appartment was beautiful, everything that it says, spotlessly clean and all brand new.Lee was lovely , making contact all of the time to check that everything was perfect for us, and it was.Cannot wait to return to this idyllic spot.Thankyou Lee the host for making our dreams come true.

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Liked best: The pool, the area, the appartment
Liked least: We had to leave
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Rohan P
West Byfleet, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Misleading advert - Appauling”
Reviewed January 1, 2014 for a stay in December 2013
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We got to the apartment and immediately found the water was not working. Upon eventually finding that the mains were turned off I turned on the water supply and found the water pressure was non existent. Water pressure dips every morning to a trickle which means you cannot flush the toilets or have a shower. On one morning it the water was off for 4 hours. We had two young children and this meant we had to bathe them in the swimming pool in the other block as the Malaleuca pool is a dead pool. Sometimes we would eat back in the evening to find that the water had gone off again. IT IS SAFE TO SAY THAT THE WATER PRESSURE IS VERY UNRELIABLE. It is worth noting that I turned on all stop valves in the flat so the problem was the supply into the development. In the main town in Santa Maria, there were no such problems when speaking to other holiday makers in other hotels/flats.

On speaking to some of the property owners on the Villa Verde, these water problems are well known however when I called the property owner of our flat they claimed to have no idea of this - unbelievable. It is common knowledge that the current management company are in trouble and not servicing the Villa Verde resort as they should. I learned of this from the few residents that I saw and spoke to. Some will not let their property due to this.
Also, there is no WI-FI within the flat or reception. This is contrary to the advert which claimed there was WI-FI within the development. The advert also states the flat has a clothes dryer, this is merely a clothes line.

The advert also states that it is a five to ten minute walk to the beach - this is very inaccurate. The Ponta Preta beach is a 25 minute walk. The Santa Maria beach is further so you need to get a taxi and then Kite beach is at least 20 minutes away. We went to all three beaches so we tried and tested all the beaches in terms of walking time. Taxi's are a must if you have little ones.

The Malaleuca block has a non serviced pool and the Canna and Cactus block while they do have a serviced pool there is no pool bar as the owners claimed. Overall very disappointed with the misleading advert. I have contacted Holiday Lettings hopefully to save anyone else from falling for the dismay and misery we have. Villa Verde is not fit for family holidays unless you are happy to go without basic amenities like water!

I have to add at the owners did try and resolve the problem with the water but no running water means no running water.

Overall
No WI-FI FACT
No clothes dryer FACT
Broken toilet - turned to leaking toilet after maintenance had a look - FACT
Beaches are much further than a 5-10 minute walk - FACT
Water pressure very unreliable - fact

Save your money and book another resort

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Liked best: Nothing
Liked least: Inaccurate description and overall misleading re facilities
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
Apr 3, 2014
I am very sorry and sad to hear about this complaint, with regards to this complaint I would like to add my side of the story as we feel this is extremely unfair and not a true representation of our apartment. We always pay for a deep clean of the apartment before and after each guest, which is carried out by the management team, they also check all of the facilities ready for guests to arrive, they also clean and check everything when they check out. The management company at Cape Verde reported no issues with the apartment, (I must point out that there are many management companies in cape Verde, not all are great, we are very happy with our management company and the guest should not speculate about other owners and there management teams).

We were contacted by the guest on Christmas Eve 24th December the day he checked in. He phoned informing us that there was a problem with ONE of the toilets not flushing. After speaking to him I asked if there was water to the other bathroom and the kitchen, he informed me there was water to the rest of the apartment, it was just one toilet. I informed him that there was an isolation valve to the toilet and to check if this was turned on. We also immediately phoned, Skyped, and emailed the relevant people of the management team to send maintenance to the apartment to check, and to make sure that the problem was sorted as quickly and efficiently as possible. We had a call from our management company and an email first thing on the 25th Dec, Christmas Day morning telling us that maintenance had been into the apartment and resolved the issue with the bathroom. I then texted and email the guest to let him know that the management team had been in touch, and to immediately let us know if he had any other issues, and to get back in touch with us ASAP.
We did not hear anything back from the guest until his return to the UK, when ONE issue turned into many, from all of the bathrooms not having any water, DVD player not working (which it is, someone had taken the plug adapter out of the back of the TV/DVD player and moved it to another room, again the management team sorted this out for him).
The guest had other issues with the pool, when all guests book with us we try to give as much help and advice as possible, we send all guests a booking form with terms and conditions, which we inform them they should read and sign and return a copy to us, we also send each guest, some helpful hints and tips for visitors. Within the information we inform people that the pool is communal which the resort manage and is out of our control, there are 14 adults and 14 children’s pools on Vila Verde, from time to time some of these are closed due to either maintenance or lack of people being there (low season) but reception inform all guests which pools are open, if for some reason a pool is closed.

The guest was also complaining about having no internet, before he left I emailed him to let him know that the internet was not free, and not a service in the apartment but a facility that reception offer which you have to pay them for, if you look at all of the listings on holidayletting site for Vila Verde they all state internet access, we never lead the guest into thinking there was internet access in the apartment, also in the hints and tips for first timers to Cape Verde I sent him, there was information letting him know the bars and Restaurants that offer free Wi-Fi.

He was also complaining about not having a tumble dryer in the apartment as stated. There is a dryer but it is a clothes horse free standing dryer and after speaking to holidaylettings they told me that they have had issues with other listings on there site in the past, as there is no option for this type of dryer on the holidaylettings web site.

I feel that the guest did not like Cape Verde as it is not for everyone it can be like stepping back 20 years, and has very few of the modern creature comforts we are used to in the western world at the moment, as it is still a developing island. I believe he has now grossly inflated the problems.

I believe we have fulfilled all of our obligations and still believe that we have a beautifully appointed apartment and have in no way lied or mislead any of the information on your site.

Internet access (paid option from reception) but no WI-FI in apartment + list of free WI-FI hot spots. FACT
Clothes dryer in form of free standing clothes horse, but no TUMBLE DRYER. FACT
No broken toilet. FACT
Closest beach Tortuga 630 meters, Santa Maria 2.49 kilometers. FACT
Ponta preta, 2 kilometers by the rui, kite beach, for kite surfing 2.5 kilometers FACT

Please do not be put off by this review,
Many thanks.
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