We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Wonderful location”
Review of Odjo d'Agua Hotel

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 8 more sites!
Odjo d'Agua Hotel
Ranked #11 of 19 Hotels in Santa Maria
Certificate of Excellence
Yorkshire
Level Contributor
22 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Wonderful location”
Reviewed July 28, 2013

I have been meaning to review this hotel for a while but have only just got around to it! We chose this hotel because we wanted to stay in the town rather than at one of the new (probably flashier) all-inclusive resorts further along the coast. We were so pleased with our choice. Yes the rooms could do with an update but we didn't spend much time in it and the hammock on the balcony more than compensated to the decor. The private beach was lovely and the views from the restaurant (which is located over the ocean) were amazing. It was great to be able to walk into town and as we booked B & B we were able to sample different eating places. Try going for a long walk on the beach, there are stretches where there is nobody around and it just feels like being on your own desert island - fabulous. We didn't do a lot while we were there but a trip around the Island was fun and we also did the day trip to Fogo which I recommend. Christmas Eve was fun and the staff did a lovely sing-song wearing Santa Hats!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
3 Thank YorkshireWildgoose
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

464 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    184
    191
    53
    18
    18
See reviews for
61
308
21
14
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (85)
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Wilmslow, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
84 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed July 28, 2013

Just arrived back from Sal , this hotel is very pleasant and peaceful , great location on the beach and rocks , walking distance from the towns restaurants and bars ,,sea view rooms are really nice albeit a bit dated . Restaurant is a nice location for dinner and breakfast , food not brilliant but adequate . Staff looked a bit fed up it felt as though it had been a long season .
Overall charming and great holiday location .

Room Tip: sea view a must
See more room tips
  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Tony W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Oslo, Norway
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 25, 2013

This hotel is charming. Not like the international chain hotels which you find everywhere. A personal style, with a quite unique design built onto the sea. In room 103 we had a perfect view of the sea. Nice breakfast, friendly smiling staff and a very easy atmosphere. No disco noise at night - quiet and relaxing the way we love it..

Room Tip: Romms with pool view like we had is perfect..
See more room tips
  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
3 Thank jann24
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 25, 2013

We stayed here for 7 days in May. Location is great but we were very disappointed with the food and service given. The rooms do not have great facilities, bathroom too small and not well cleaned. Staff generally very nice but we had big problems with the internet access. We had beatiful views but thats all.

Room Tip: Don`t ask for room service,
See more room tips
  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank helen c
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed July 17, 2013

Just got back from a two week stay at Odjo D'Aqua Hotel. We were in room 105 overlooking the sea which was beautiful. The hotel is spotless and staff very friendly. The family who own the hotel are also very pleasant. Thomas in the beach bar can be a little curt but is quite pleasant.

We were on bed & breakfast basis which was very good but the same everyday, although very nice. We did have a meal in the hotel which was nice but nothing special.

As for Santa Maria, there is absolutely nothing to do at all. A local owner, The Sal Beach Bar explained that most restaurants/bars are owned by Italians & Portuguese who go home in the summer for their holidays and come back in October ready for the main season. This is not mentioned in the brochure. Consequently, once you have finished your meal in a restaurant, they bring your bill and start clearing away as if waiting for you to go. You cannot sit and watch the world go by in Santa Maria as there is no world going by.

If you want to go deep sea fishing, book it your first or second day as they are fully booked. Although the boat holds 5 people, they charge for the boat and not per person and therefore, most the boats only have a couple of people on them as they are still getting the 310 euros so they are not bothered about filling the boat.

The Senagalise do harass you but once you say, no thank you, they do tend to leave you alone but everyday you get asked the same question "why you not want to look?"

The is a brothel and the "girls" are constantly strolling up and down the beach looking for prospective clients but the Security Man at Odjo just nods to them and they keep walking. That was the most entertainment that went on!

We ate at Barracuda Restaurant on the beach 3 times but the third time was awful and therefore, did not go bac. Chez Pastit is very quirky and extremely overrated. The meal is average and nothing special. The best Italian is situated just off the main square by opposite Ocean Bar to the right. Excellent meal and atmosphere.

This holiday is extremely relaxing but nothing whatsoever to do throughout the summer months. We would go back to Santa Maria during the winter months just to see if there is more going on but only if we were able to get a bargain break.

The holiday cost a considerable amount of money but was not worth what we spent.

Room Tip: Room 105 & 106 are on the front of the hotel.
See more room tips
  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank 12345567890
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Newport, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 7, 2013

Just got back from two weeks at the Odjo d'Agua hotel in Santa Maria, Sal. The hotel was wonderful. Spotlessly clean, well maintained, superb location on a beach with the restaurant partly outside and partly inside but with the waves coming right up to the walls all round - absolutely beautiful. All the staff were cheerful, polite, attentive, helpful but not intrusive - they were all great fun when you started talking to them, most spoke excellent English but a few are learning and appreciated our attempts to chat with them and help them practice. A special mention of Buba on the beach who worked his socks off all day but was unfailingly cheerful and always had a huge smile and hello for us.
We stayed on a bed and breakfast basis as we wanted to try other restaurants but we ate in a lot as the restaurant had such an excellent selection of foods, superbly cooked. Try the local 'catchupa' on a Saturday night, a local dish similar to a bean stew, delicious, but you won't need a starter or dessert with this! We also tried the Atlantis, Le Prive and the Barracuda which were all very good.
The musician who played in the restaurant at the Odjo d'Agua was brilliant, we were very disappointed that he didn't have a CD we could buy to bring home.
We took Euros and the shops all took them although sometimes you got change in the local currency, you could change money in the hotel, Sterling to Euro or CVs.

Room Tip: We requested an upstairs room, which we got. It overlooked the hotel courtyard, not the sea, but we...
See more room tips
  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank HappyTraveller062013
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed June 24, 2013

We satyed at the Odjo d'Agua Hotel in Santa Maria, Sal rather than go for an all inclusive holiday and to be honest I think we made the correct decision going by the comments from the people that had chosen to go all inclusive. We had a cracking room that went out to the pool area just beyond that was the beach and the sea. We ate in the hotel on a few nights and the food was of of an excellent standard. All the staff were very friendly and helpfull, we needed to stay in our room for 4 hours after our offical departure and I was very surprised that although they advise of a charge this was waived....be warned though there is not a lot to do on Sol unless you are a wind surfer/kite surfer or plain surfer, but must admit I am glad I have been and if you want to just sit on a beach or by a pool doing nothing for a week or 2 this is the holiday for you enjoy.

Room Tip: Ask for a room looking out by the pool well worth the extra cost and nice to have the pool that clos...
See more room tips
  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank BertieBasset1957
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Santa Maria hotels
0.3 mi away
Hotel Morabeza
Hotel Morabeza
#3 of 19 in Santa Maria
730 reviews
0.5 mi away
Hotel Oasis Salinas Sea
Hotel Oasis Salinas Sea
#5 of 19 in Santa Maria
2,363 reviews
0.9 mi away
Crioula Club Hotel & Resort
Crioula Club Hotel & Resort
#14 of 19 in Santa Maria
1,863 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.6 mi away
Hotel Oasis Belorizonte
Hotel Oasis Belorizonte
#12 of 19 in Santa Maria
1,678 reviews
1.1 mi away
VOI Vila do Farol
VOI Vila do Farol
#7 of 19 in Santa Maria
1,710 reviews
1.8 mi away
Melia Tortuga Beach Resort & Spa
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Odjo d'Agua Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Odjo d'Agua Hotel

Property: Odjo d'Agua Hotel
Address: Zona do Farolinho, CP 71 | Ilha do Sal, Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal 4111, Cape Verde
Phone Number:
Location: Cape Verde > Ilha do Sal > Santa Maria
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in Santa Maria
#8 Luxury Hotel in Santa Maria
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Maria
#9 Spa Hotel in Santa Maria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Odjo d'Agua Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 49
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Built on a small promontory where the Vera Cruz Lighthouse is located, the hotel is partially built over the sea. From the hotel restaurant you can enjoy the stunning overlooking of Santa Maria Bay. We offer a warm welcome to our clientele, who can relax in a quiet, intimate and family atmosphere while enjoying the surrounding beauty of the ocean and Santa Maria beach. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Booking.com, Expedia, Orbitz, Hotwire, TripOnline SA, Travelocity, Cheap Tickets, Priceline and HotelQuickly so you can book your Odjo d'Agua Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Odjo D'Agua Hotel Cape Verde/Ilha Do Sal - Santa Maria
Hotel Odjo d Agua

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing