Cinco Portas is a place with some character on Ibo. We spent 4 nights there are the 2nd destination on our honeymoon in Mozambique and stayed in the 'apartment' which is the 2 storey building with a private balcony which looks out over the bay.
The room could do with some updating. The bathroom is a bit dark with no real natural light - an remember there is no warm water. The building is pretty old which does give a slightly musty smell to the room and the floor had a sticky feel so needed a good clean. The terrace though is a great place to sit and watch the changing tides and locals going about their day.
As others have said, the manager Benjamin really makes this place. He was more than happy to make the food we asked for during the day and spent a lot of time talking to us about Ibo, Mozambique and lots of other topics. The food is pretty good as well and Benjamin seems to have a big hand in that as well.
The bar is a lively place in the evening (as lively as it can get in such a small place!) and guests at other places on Ibo would often come to CP in the evening.
Mozambique isn't great for value but the food in CP is worth the money although the apartment is probably overpriced for what you get. .More
- Breakfast included