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Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers

3.6/5 Good

Guests rated this property 4.1/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided

Explore the area

    Popular LocationNazarene Church5 min walk
    Popular LocationSanta Maria Pier5 min walk
    Popular LocationSanta Maria Town Square6 min walk
    AirportSal Island (SID-Amilcar Cabral Intl.)16 min drive

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  • Standard Double or Twin Room

    Room amenities

    • 107 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Double Bed OR 2 Single Beds
    More detailsStandard Double or Twin Room
  • Superior Double or Twin Room

    Room amenities

    • 129 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed OR 2 Single Beds
    More detailsSuperior Double or Twin Room

About this area


Located in Sal, Hotel Pontao is in the city centre. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Santa Maria Beach and Shark Bay Beach.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Nazarene Church - 5 min walk
  • Santa Maria Pier - 5 min walk
  • Santa Maria Beach - 6 min walk
  • Santa Maria Town Square - 6 min walk
  • Santa Maria Municipal Market - 11 min walk

Getting around

  • AirportSal Island (SID-Amilcar Cabral Intl.) - 16 min drive


  • Where to eat
  • On-site dining venue – Restaurant offering local and international cuisine. Serves breakfast daily.

About this property

Hotel Pontao

Beach hotel near Santa Maria Pier
Along with a restaurant, this hotel has an outdoor pool and a bar/lounge. Free continental breakfast, free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a 24-hour front desk, multilingual staff and a garden are on-site. All 79 rooms offer furnished balconies, minibars and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Other amenities available to guests include hairdryers, safes and showers.
Hotel Pontao offers 79 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with minibars and a safe. Rooms open to furnished balconies. Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels.

Bathrooms include a shower, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows industry sanitisation guidelines of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global)

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self parking
  • 24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast available daily 7:30 AM–10:30 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Outdoor pool


  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish


  • Garden
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • Designated smoking areas
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Free cots/infant beds


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower


  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Minibar

Outdoor space

  • Furnished balcony


  • Desk
  • Phone
  • Safe



Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
24-hour airport shuttle service is available
Fees may apply; contact the property in advance to make arrangements

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Free cots (infant beds)

Payment types at the property

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 2.00 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 16 years of age.

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: EUR 14 per vehicle (one way)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Hotel Pontao
Hotel Pontao Sal
Pontao Hotel
Pontao Sal
Hotel Pontao Santa Maria
Pontao Santa Maria
Pontao Hotel Santa Maria
Hotel Pontao Cape Verde/Ilha Do Sal - Santa Maria
Hotel Pontao Sal
Hotel Pontao Hotel
Hotel Pontao Hotel Sal

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Hotel Pontao and receive a full refund?
Yes, Hotel Pontao offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Hotel Pontao cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does Hotel Pontao have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.
Is Hotel Pontao pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Hotel Pontao?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Hotel Pontao?
Check-in begins at 2:00 PM.
What time is check-out at Hotel Pontao?
Checkout is at noon.
Does Hotel Pontao provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of EUR 14 per vehicle applies.
Where is Hotel Pontao located?
Located in the heart of Sal, this beach hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Nazarene Church, Santa Maria Pier, and Santa Maria Beach. Shark Bay Beach is 2 mi (3.2 km) away.
78 reviews
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Poor
1 - Terrible




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

1/5 Terrible

Sad face IconDisliked: Property conditions & facilities
Noisy room, without any hot water for a week
Firstly let me say that the cleaning and catering staff were great. Breakfast good and bed comfortable, unfortunately that's where it all ends. We paid extra for a superior room, although I'm not sure what that was for as the room didn't look the same or have any advantages. After repeatedly asking to change our room due to the noise (single glazed windows opposite a busy road and a nightclub) we were told there were no free rooms even though I saw several people vacate on many occasions. Apart from a TV with no signal, no In Room WiFi, terrible WiFi in lobby, a door opening straight out of the side of the building with a 6 foot drop (dangerous for children), the worst part was having no hot water for the entire stay. I can personally handle most problems but having no hot water on a winter holiday is a deal breaker I'm afraid, the excuse for this was that the hotel was full and people were showering at the same time (well its the hotels duty to ensure a full hotel is capable of dealing with the load) . So in conclusion I'd avoid as im sure there are better places for the price.
Stayed 6 nights in Jan 2019

1/5 Terrible

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness
Sad face IconDisliked: Property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 7 nights in Nov 2018

4/5 Good

Happy face iconLiked: Staff & service
Round the corner from Santa Maria
Hotel staff are superb, paid for a deluxe room but I'm not sure what was deluxe about it as we had 2 joined single beds plus plenty of mould near bedside cabinet. Breakfast was more than enough for those not fussy like us.
Stayed 7 nights in Apr 2018

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Excellent hotel, excellent breakfast choice.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2017

2/5 Poor

Sad face IconDisliked: Property conditions & facilities
There is no staff to help with baggages to go upstair.

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