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Solar Windelo

Alto Santo Antonio Seguir Alto Miramar, Ex Casa de Vasco Martins, Mindelo, Sao Vicente 2110 Cape Verde
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#1 of 32 B&Bs / Inns in Mindelo
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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.
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Free parking
Free internet
Paid wifi
Free breakfast
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Great View
Languages Spoken
English, French


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Grade: 83 out of 100
20Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
2Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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oliver-k6 wrote a review Nov 2019
Canton of Zurich, Switzerland868 contributions75 helpful votes
We spent four nights in Hotel Solar Windelo (room "Suite Vasco"). The hotel is located on a hill and therefore offered a very nice view of the city. The room itself was very spacious and clean. The water pressure in the shower was good. The staff was friendly. Breakfast was simple, but good. The hotel also organized a taxi to the airport for us, which was nice. What can be improved: 1. The internet connection was often bad. I did three speed tests at three different times on three different days (see picture). The download rate varied between 0.87 and 14.1 Mbps and the upload rate between 0.00 and 1.00 Mbps. Therefore, for example a Skype call is hardly possible. 2. The bed was uncomfortable and narrow (according to Google Measures 1.35 m - see picture). If you're not thin and don't want to stick to your partner all night, it gets tight. When one of us moved, the other person woke up. Not as a critique, just as an information: There is neither a refrigerator nor a television in the room. Enjoy the view!;) Additional tourism tax was 220 Escudos per person and night. Overall, we were happy with our choice and can recommend the hotel!
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Amaury-CV, Propriétaire at Solar Windelo
Responded 7 Dec 2019
Dear Guest, Thank you for this very interesting review, which reminds me of a site inspector's report :-) ... and that you copied/pasted in about every websites that could authorize comments on our hotel... except one I think. One of your measurement is definitely wrong: if you had used a simple standard measuring tape (a bit old fashioned maybe?), you would have checked that the mattress itself is 1.40 m wide (standard 140x190cm).... and therefore the bed is much wider than 1.35 m. Now, I personally never heard of Google measure before I read your review, but there seems to be an obvious lack of precision. Also, this mattress is of very good quality, we never received a complain about the bed in this suite before...but still, we are sorry to read that you felt uncomfortable sleeping in it. Now, regarding the Internet connection, I agree it is not be the best, definitely far from most European standards but... have you actually TRIED to use Skype ? Because my wife and myself are using it almost daily when we are there, as well as WhatsApp. True, it is not always the best connection, there are cuts sometimes, but globally... it works. Best computerized regards, Amaury de Cazanove Owner
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GJNOttawa wrote a review Nov 2019
Ottawa36 contributions22 helpful votes
Small hotel that is charming for a short stay on Sao Vicente. We were there for five nights and the staff was great with advice, arranging transport, and suggesting places to eat. The advantage of it is that it's up on the hill so aside from the view, if you make sure you get one of the balcony rooms, you'll get a great breeze. We even had a small fridge just outside the room to keep water and drinks cold. The only downside is Mindelo is full of quasi-feral dogs that live on the street -- if you are a light sleeper, bring earplugs because they are active all night long.
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Date of stay: September 2019
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: go for one of the two rooms with the larger balconies -- the views and breezes are worth the...
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Response from Amaury-CV, Gérant at Solar Windelo
Responded 10 Nov 2019
Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind and accurate review :-) Best regards, Solar Windeo team
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Tony Westenbroek wrote a review Sep 2019
Ottawa, Canada66 contributions60 helpful votes
We stayed on Sao Vicente for 5 days and were very happy to have the Solar Windelo as a home base. The room was quite large. I think we had the room featured in the picture when you search for the hotel. The view of the harbour was great (especially at the end of the day). The staff was wonderful - they helped me when I was a bit under the weather. Everything was spotless.
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Date of stay: September 2019
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Request a room with a view of the harbour. It gets warm during the day so use the air...
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Response from Amaury-CV, Propriétaire at Solar Windelo
Responded 30 Sep 2019
Dear Guest, Thank you for your nice comment and assessment of our service :-) You were in the suite "Vasco", which indeed is often the room we advertise first. Greetings from the whole Solar Windeo team
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DanO68 wrote a review May 2019
Somerset West, South Africa522 contributions390 helpful votes
We had a great stay at the Solar Windelo and were really impressed with everything. We got a very warm welcome from Amaury and the staff and he was able to get us lined up with some rental bikes and suggested routes. The guesthouse is located on the side of a hill so there are great views over the city and bay from many of the rooms. It is about a 5min walk down to the city center and restaurants, and about 10min to the ferry terminal. The neighborhood seemed very safe and quiet. The room was relatively big, very clean, bright and airy with a nice ensuite bathroom. We never tired of the view from our room and spent lots of time out on the balcony enjoying it. The bed was a bit small, a double I think, but we still had a peaceful, uninterrupted sleep. We had free Wifi and a good AC unit which kept us cool in the night. Our only minor complaint was that there was no mini-fridge in the room. The guesthouse served a great breakfast which really got us started off right for the day. Overall we had a great stay and would highly recommend it to other travelers looking for a comfortable base in Mindelo.
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Date of stay: May 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Lens1212 wrote a review Apr 2019
Geneva, Switzerland8 contributions1 helpful vote
We spent two nights in Amaury and his staff’s beautiful house. The view from the terrace and the dining room is breathtaking ! The room was spacious and perfectly clean. We enjoyed the breakfast (especially the mango juice and the omelette eggs!). We thank the owner and his wonderful staff for all the precious information about Sao Vincente and even Santo Antao and recommand this place warmly ! Léna & Arnaud 23.04.2019
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Amaury-CV, Propriétaire at Solar Windelo
Responded 24 Apr 2019
Hello Léna, Thank you for your very nice comment. It was a pleasure hosting you guys. All the best, Amaury
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Frequently Asked Questions about Solar Windelo
Which popular attractions are close to Solar Windelo?
Nearby attractions include Mercado municipal mindelo, sao vicente (0.3 miles) and Museum Centre Cesaria Evora (NMCE) (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Solar Windelo?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, free parking, and laundry service.
What food & drink options are available at Solar Windelo?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Solar Windelo?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Solar Windelo?
Conveniently located restaurants include Taverna, La Pergola, and Cremositos.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Solar Windelo?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Does Solar Windelo have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.