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Cancale, France
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Several accomodations from the single room in a former garage to a top flat with panorama on the Mindelo bay. The staff isn't the most welcoming in town but that's a good address not so far from the city center

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous place..fabulous people..fabulous time..stayed in the Ninho and on return in the Vista suites which were immaculate, spacious and with stunning views..very relaxed and highly recommended..obrigado!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the view from the terrace is amazing. the rooms was clean, but due to the situation (2nd floor of building) the sleeping area (even a couple of steps higher) was hot. the noise of the neighbours was not really pleasant and the breakfast was enough, but pour. The presure of the water was pour and hardly no warm water. the...

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San Francisco
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Fortunately the obnoxious, rude, horrible French owners do not live in Cabo Verde most of the time. Communications with them is an experience that has almost nothing to do with the wonderful experience one will have by staying here WHEN THE OWNERS ARE NOT PRESENT. We were a large team, going to Santo Antao to do volunteer work. We stayed...

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Amaury-CV, Owner at Solar Windelo, responded to this review

If I recap your booking request : I went through fifty three (53) email exchanges with you to organize your stay, with numberless guest list changes, room changes, date changes, not to mention the haggling along the way…all this for one night, one meal, and two transfers… and I get this kind of comments. Your racist accusations are vile and...

Reviewed 17 July 2016

We had an excellent experience at Solar Windelo from the very beginning. The owner, Amaury, was very helpful and responsive when we made our reservation. He replied right away to our emails and helped us to rebook our rooms when our plans changed. When we arrived, Veronico, Emilia, and everyone there was very friendly and helpful getting us settled in...

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Ghent, Belgium
Reviewed 8 April 2016

very helpfull staff, informed us about possibility of visa in the airport, gave us information for pensions in San Antao: casa covaquinho. beaufitul view from the room on the harbour, nice breakfast, only 5 minutes walk to the centre, very near the lovely Bodeguita.

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Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

We spent one night in Solar Windelo on our way to Santo Antao. We arrived in the late evening and the staff was nice in welcoming us. The room is basic but clean. Breakfast is served on the terrace with a view on the city. Highly recommended for a budget short stay.

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Dakar, Senegal
Reviewed 1 March 2016

Rightly chosen for the view and the distance to the town: 5 min. Good beds, breaksfast and bathroom - however water (warm) was not always available. Very friendly staff too. Take a taxi ride back at night from downtown (after eating at La Loutcha with Live music!). Taxi drivers like to show off that they know the small streets, so...

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 March 2016

Beautiful appointed rooms, very clean and spacious. Stayed in the Vasco suite & also the Ninho suite, the latter being our favourite. Beautiful views from both over the bay. Very friendly and helpful staff and a good breakfast.

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NRW
Reviewed 26 February 2016

I was for the third time in the Solar Windelo. This time I had the room Ninho, from where you have a beautiful view over Mindelo, the bay and Santo Antao. The house has lovely and partly very creative and imaginative furnishings. The rooms are spacious, clean and one feels well immediately. The staff is very friendly, helpful and there...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
From our small hotel you will have one of the most beautiful views in town. You will dominate the whole city, from the Porto Grande bay, known as one of the most beautiful in the world, to the Monte Cara, with, facing, the island of Santo Antão.We are offering 3 types of accommodations: - studio flats/efficiencies, - rooms, - suites,in a convivial atmosphere and at very moderate prices. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Solar Windelo

Address: Alto Santo Antonio, seguir Alto Miramar | ex Casa de Vasco Martins, Mindelo, Sao Vicente, Cape Verde
Region: Cape Verde > Sao Vicente > Mindelo
Price Range: £23 - £52 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Solar Windelo 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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“The suites all have a bay view.”
 of 5 bubbles GrenadierMum, 29 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Their own site shows the rooms very clearly”
 of 5 bubbles 489dennisp, 15 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Rooms with a balcony sea view are worth it”
 of 5 bubbles Liz-wiz2014, 14 May 2014 | Read review
“The higher you go, the more beautiful the view”
 of 5 bubbles 254davyv, 13 Apr 2014 | Read review
“If possible, book the TOP rooms. They have the best view and a big balcony. Ninho and Vista are the best.”
 of 5 bubbles jonr109, 18 Mar 2014 | Read review
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