We did a two weeks stay here in November 2016 - We stayed on a half board basis and pleased we did the food is excellent we didn't have the same meal twice. Hotel is perfectly located on the beach and if you are into water sports its ideal, there isn't a lot to do on the island which is why we chose it, if you are looking for sun sea and sand peace and quite a relaxing holiday then this is it
Nestled on the beach, this Santa Maria hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Santa Maria Town Square and Praia de Santa Maria …More
"Across the street from the beach with nice staff."
Rooms are very basic, but clean and have all you need. Strange are the changes for using safe in the room.
Internet works only near reception and restaurant (but is free). We had breakfast included in the room price
but lunch and diner is expensive for N.Am. standard.
Traveller from Vancouver BC
Located in Santa Maria, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Praia de Santa Maria and Santa Maria Town Square. Shark Bay Beach …More
This is not a resort hotel, so it's pretty much in the centre of the actual town of Santa Maria rather than right on the beach. So it's much more local than a resort would be. Good value for money, and good room service with clean towels daily. The interior staircases etc are very clean and tidy. Our room technically had air conditioning and a fridge, but both were long dead. We did have quite a big fan. Slight issue with water, as it could often only run very hot from the shower, and at times water was limited. We didn't pay for breakfast, which would have been at a different location near the beach, about 5 minutes walk away. Staff spoke good English and were generally helpful. If you like the price, this is a decent enough no frills hotel. The location adds more character than a resort, many of which are not near the actual town at all. All taxi drivers will know where this hotel is, and it's a set 15 Euro from the Airport.
Traveller from England
Located in Santa Maria, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Santa Maria Town Square and Praia de Santa Maria. Shark Bay …More
The hotel overall was very good ,the only major criticism was poor language skills of some of the staff. We had to ask directions from hotel reps from other companies to find out where hotel facilities were. They are more geared up to German guests. However, enjoyed Boa Vista and this hotel and would go again. We had a suite with sea views with 2 balconies and really nice. worth the extra for the space and view. Varied selection of food with lots of fruit and fresh veg. Not enough sun loungers round the pool....always taken by very early rising guests.. and not enough sun beds on the beach. Beware of the wind!!! you don't notice just how hot it is because of the cooling wind, so its possible to get burnt very quickly without noticing.!!! Take plenty of sun cream and after sun. This is an ideal place just to chill out for a week or so as its quiet. However, we noticed as we were leaving, an influx of families with children and the hotel was full very quickly due to the beginning of the Easter school holidays. So if you like it more peaceful, chose a time when the kids are in school,
HRH from england
This Boa Vista resort is on the beach, 0.3 mi (0.6 km) from Praia da Chave, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Praia de Cruz and …More
Amazing staff, free buffet breakfast with endless iptions. Free wifi throughout hotel and room. Rent a car right at the hotel and taxis too. There is not much to do in Praia, so having this amazing hotel with a pool and the beach there was a blessing!
Traveller from boston, ma
Situated on the boardwalk, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Prainha Beach and Praia Mar. Estadio da Varzea and Market …More
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