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“Dunas De Sal ,Not the best place for relax”
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Hotel Dunas de Sal
Ranked #13 of 20 Hotels in Santa Maria
Reviewed 16 January 2012

We booked this hotel upon the fotos we saw on internet. They do not correspond to the reality.
The hotel rooms a very basic, wash basin in the ROOM, not the bathroom. Very uncomfortable beds with plastic underlay. The balcony is shared, not private. However, the breakfast is good, but we checked out after 1 night, due to the road works all around the hotel, wich will probably last until summer. Check before you book, they start working at 7 am hammering away......
The beach is near to the hotel just a few minutes walk and towncenter about 15 min walk.
We advise to book a nice resort if you are into laying around the pool sipping cocktails. if not DON'T GO TO SAL...there is nothing there at all to do. Renting a car ia a waste of money and time, it takes 3 hours to see the island that has absolutly nothing to offer except sun all year round.

Room Tip: we changed our hotel to Melia Tortuga, great stay.
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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 October 2011

Great hotel for rest, small and quiet. Good swimming pools and close to the beach. A bit far from Santa Maria (15 min walk). Wonderful staff, and an excellent breakfast (beats some 5 star hotels in Europe). Not the right choice if you're looking to meet lots of people or dance 'till dawn, it is not one of those huge resorts ment to host dozens of party-lover guests.
Do not, however, chose the full or half board options, it can be really expensive when compared to the many options in town.

Room Tip: Rooms faced to the pool are the best, since they have a balcony where you can relax or sun-bathe; th...
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  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with family
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2  Thank andreiagferreira
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Reviewed 21 September 2011

we had a very pleasant week in this hotel. Almost no children at sight, one could read and even sleep siesta in the pool. Breakfast was good and the decoration and atmosphere, simple but cosy.
On top of it, there is a great diving center with a very professional and nice instructor, Joao Guedes. We dove every day twice and we enjoyed it very much. And very comfortable diving, Joao would pick us up directly with the boat on the beach in front of the hotel, and drop us there too, very convenient!
The only bad thing is that the road is being constructed just in front of the hotel. we were not disturbed in the hotel but it is ugly and depressing when you step out of it. It is not so close to the village but if you don't like the big all inclusive hotels, this is a very good option. We would return

Room Tip: Ask for a room where the terrace is individual
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  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank IngridfromMadrid
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Reviewed 15 September 2011

Dunas de Sal is a friendly 49 rooms hotel, it's quiet, only has entertainment (live music) on Friday.
Meals in the restaurant are good and usually based on local cuisine but there are also international cuisine dishes.
Breakfast (buffet) is very good.
The gym is small but free to use.
The beach is 300 meters away and the village of Santa Maria is as far as a 10 minutes walk along the beach or you can take a cab for 2 euros (3 euros at night)
The hotel provides sun shades and loungers for free.
The surrounding area (streets) is temporarily in the works.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 August 2011

We are a family of three with a 3 year old. We stayed in a suite and the room was great value for money. The service is 5 star and the restaurant as well:3 choices for appetiser,main course and dessert! Highly advisable.will stay there again!!!

  • Stayed: June 2011
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1  Thank JsantosPortugal
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Reviewed 20 March 2011

We were looking for a sunny and relaxed vacation to escape from the cold european winter. The hotel did absolutely meet our expectations. No busy all inclusive but a nicely decorated small hotel with friendly staff. Breakfast was good as well al lunch options. Dinner quality was good but the choice of fish we hoped to taste was limited in the beginning of the week. The last 2 days it was perfect.
The private beach is on walking distance, no F& B facilities at the beach.
Hotelpool is big and nice chairs and atmosphere. Water very, very cold though.
Bedroom spacious with nice and clean bathroom.

Stayed: March 2011, travelled with friends
3  Thank marijkejulia
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Reviewed 16 March 2011

Beautiful, quiet and very clean hotel in design style. Rooms are ok, all have an outside seating looking at the pool. Breakfast and restaurant are excellent. 10 minute walk to Santa Maria, 2 minute walk to the beach (sunbeds reserved for the hotel guests).
We loved it and will return.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Marc5417
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Address: Ponta Preta | Caixa Postal 12, Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal 4111, Cape Verde
Region: Cape Verde > Ilha do Sal > Santa Maria
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Santa Maria
#11 Spa Hotel in Santa Maria
Price Range: £67 - £173 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Dunas de Sal 3.5*
Number of rooms: 68
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