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Aparthotel Santa Maria Beach
Ranked #10 of 13 Santa Maria B&B and Inns
Genua
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“Nothing special! Old and very boring there!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2011

We did know that we get nothing special for such a small Price, but it was really not good there! It is a old Hotel. We did not had warm Water during our Stay there! Electicity sometimes broke fully down for hours.
Staff tried to ignore our Concernings.
The hotel was nearly empty and there have been just four more guest at that time.
Finially we checkedout on the third Day and went to anotherHotel!
There are much new and friendly ones in the closer Area!
No Swimmingpool
No Restaurant (only small Breakfast)
No Internet Acces!

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled with friends
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2011

Santa Maria is one of the few tourist towns on Cape Verde, which includes a number of negative aspects like large tourist hotels. The Aparthotel Santa Maria Beach is a nice exception both in terms of character and regarding its location. It is at the 'far end' of the town along with another windsurf hotel, and there is a small but very nice and quiet beach just across the street. The clientele is nice, probably due to the location.
The rooms are really OK, with balconies, AC, TV, and also warm water in the shower. The toilet is even separated from the rest of the bathroom. Make sure you book sea view, the back side is not recommended.
Breakfast is basic, but really OK, served in the lobby area.
As quads (sic) have invaded the Cape Verdes, you may wake up in the middle of the night if one of them speeds along the street.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled solo
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2008

Where to start!
i guess with the plus side, nice beaches and great winter sun,if a little windy at times,but that's why the surfers love it.
Now the down side, when I went in mid September the only thing that out numbered the mosquito's were the flies, oh the fliessssssssssssssssss.
We stayed on the Island of Sal in the main resort of Santa Maria.
Otherwise known as the islands main building site,every where you go there is building going on and the roads are what you'd expect in or around a building site.
Also the place is expensive as 90% of things are imported and with the pound to euro rate linked ,and things on the island priced in euros it can be a little pricey.
Major item to avoid in my opinion is the island tour,why you might well ask!
Well we were taken around in a Landrover Defender which is not the most comfortable car in the world at the best of times,but crammed into one in 35c of sun with a very high humidity was beyond reason.
But would it be worth it?
Well I'd say no, the first stop were the old salt flats, mucky water in abandoned pools in the ground,then onto a local town (Off Road) a quick march thru,guided in and out of a few tourist trap shops then back into the Land Rovers,by this time a number of people had ditched the trip and flagged down local taxi cabs to get back to the hotel rather than face more of the tour!(I wish I had).
the highlight was yet to come,an off road trip to the islands capital and all they could come up with as a highlight was the local hospital,I kid you not.
Then lunch, lunch was 50 or so tourist dropped in a local cafe to get a coffee or sandwich,standing in the Q for 15 minutes in full sun was not much fun(end of the Q).
After that back to the Land Rovers and up to the Local High point for a view over the island.
Then back to the Hotels, thank God!
To finish on a high note, I did go scuba diving with Orca diving in Santa Maria and found them to be very well run and would use them again if ever I had to go back.
Not the worse place I've ever been,but for what it costs to go there and what you get,I think I can do much better.
Maybe in a few years when things have moved on this might be worth the effort, but until then I'll pass on it!

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Property: Aparthotel Santa Maria Beach
Address: Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal, Cape Verde
Region: Cape Verde > Ilha do Sal > Santa Maria
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Ranked #10 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Santa Maria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Also Known As:
Aparthotel Santa Maria Beach Hotel Santa Maria
Aparthotel Santa Maria Beach Cape Verde - Ilha Do Sal

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