Sab Sab Sal is situated at one end of town, a few minutes' walk from some of the souvenir shops, restaurants, internet cafes, mini supermarkets and an Irish bar. Its location is ideal if you are looking for peace and quiet as it's in a residential area.
The hotel may be old but has managed to maintain excellent standards of cleanliness with staff who are friendly and polite.
The breakfast is plentiful, though repetitive, with cooked eggs and frankfurter-style sausages every day, together with selections of cheeses, ham, jam/marmalade etc, as well as yougurts and fruit. Dinners are very repetitive with the same fish and poultry/meat most nights; two veg and rice, a bit of salad and a dessert, though tinned peaches or an apple is what we are talking about. You're lucky if ice cream is served twice a week. Soft drinks are included in your half-board package though their stocks are limited to Fanta, Coke, still and sparkling water.
The pool area has some sunbeds but then there weren't many guests when I stayed so getting one was no problem. With a very limited bar and no food served, don't expect pool-side service and even if you go to the bar you may have a wait till they locate a barman.
The so-called gym is open 3 days a week and consists of 2 exercise bikes and aerobics classes.
The first day will be a culture shock if you're used to a different lifestyle when on holiday, but remember that the motto here is 'no stress' for a reason. Everyone is so laid back, you'll soon get accustomed.
If you do want really good lunchtime snacks, sandwiches or hot food, try the 'Surf 'n' Shack Shack', located two minutes out of the back of the hotel along the beach road. Owned by a lady from Yorkshire, you'll get a warm & friendly welcome.
In a nutshell, a pleasant hotel offering good value accommodation with absolutely no frills. Wi-fi available in the Reception area.
- Also Known As:
- Sab Sab Sal Hotel Cape Verde/Santa Maria, Ilha Do Sal
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