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There are no Sheraton hotels or Hilton hotels in the Cape Verdes. Hotel rooms are often simple and basic and service is sometimes slow but friendly. Some are Butlineria holiday camps, full of Italians exercising to loud music, or Rius full of Germans strutting to the buffet.. But here are the other attractive hotels in wonderful positions. Hotels are usually cheaper if booked together with a flight.
The best hotel in Santa Maria. It was built in 1957 as a family home, not a hotel. .
With a fabulous position jutting out into the bay it is Cape Verde owned. Similar in price to the Morabessa, which has far better service.
These were originally built by the Cape Verde Government but were sold to a Portuguese chain, which operates them more efficiently.
There are several cheap hotels in Santa Maria. They are usually in the town, 100m or 200m back from the beach, behind the star hotels.
Best of the cheap town hotels.
The Riu is all-inclusive only. They are on open desert a couple of miles out of Santa Maria and about half a mile back from the beach.
The Farol is all-inclusive only. Unlike the RIU IT IS ON THE BEACH well out of Santa Maria. It offers Italian style in place of German rigidity. A much better choice.
Mostly these are built out on resorts on the fine beaches
The Hotel Parque das Dunas is the best out on Praia de Chaves near the airport..
The Belavista is closed due to lack of business. So its the Marilu for the time being.
Hotels on Fogo and Brava
There are several in Mindelo with a lot of charm and the Foya Branca is the only beachfront hotel
Out at Sao Pedro near the airport, on the best beach in the island, but a wind acceleration zone.
There is only one for fishermen, the Tocely.
There are only two In the Praia area which are safe and reliable, adjacent on the small Prainha Beach. The cheap hotels are not recommended. The Hotel Tarrafal is on the best beach in Santiago but it is a long trek out over cobbled roads.
Most hotels decline credit cards, due to the cost of clearance through Lisbon. If they accept foreign currency at all, there is usually a surcharge. Pre-payment is advisable. Rates quoted are always per person and include a flight from Lisbon or London. Rates increase by between 10% and 33% in mid-summer and at Christmas, depending on the hotel.