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Syd's Guesthouse

22 Babilonia, Prainha, Praia, Santiago Cape Verde
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#2 of 37 Speciality lodging in Praia
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Languages Spoken
English, Portuguese
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Yoga classes
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Couples massage
Non-smoking hotel
Street parking
Board games / puzzles
Car hire
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Neck massage
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
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Room features
Air conditioning
Bottled water
Bath / shower


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Grade: 66 out of 100
14Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
4Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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Chiara B wrote a review Jan 2019
Singapore, Singapore47 contributions19 helpful votes
Our stay at Syd's Guesthouse was simply wonderful: the location is very convenient, far from the crowd but close to bars, restaurants and the city beaches; the place is super clean and essentially furbished yet with amazing taste; home-made breakfast is just over the top; the staff is truly kind and helpful. When we needed advice and suggestions, Syd was there to give her best recommendations; the only one time in 7 days that we had an issue, they were there too to promptly fix it.
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Date of stay: January 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
charoja wrote a review Aug 2018
Barcelona, Spain13 contributions2 helpful votes
Everything was excellent here; the room, the staff, the cleanliness and the location. We went there for a wedding and Syd let us an ironing machine for the dress and shirt. The place is amazing and the room very confortable and big. It was hard for the taxi to find the place because it is in a little street, but we called there and Syd helped him to know where it was. Syd is lovely and speaks perfect english. We highly recommend this place.
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Date of stay: July 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
D.J. wrote a review Jul 2018
Trogir, Croatia7 contributions3 helpful votes
The airport Pick up and Check in worked out very Well. A very cosy place which We really enjoyed. Close to everything you need to See in Praia. Very friendly family Thanks for everything you have done for us!
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
RachaelBowers wrote a review Apr 2018
York38 contributions45 helpful votes
|We stayed for 3 nights during our trip to Praia and really enjoyed our stay. Syd has an eye for beauty and the yard and rooms were simply but beautifully furnished. Breakfast takes place between 9 and 11 and is something different every day - combinations of foods I have never tasted before but each dish perfectly balanced and really tasty. It was accompanied by either coffee or a fresh herbal tea - I had lemongrass and also mint. My husband has stolen Syd's secret coffee recipe it was so good! Syd was a very friendly and helpful host. There is an honesty bar in reception too where you can cheaply get water, beer and other drinks. You can walk to the plateau within about 15 minutes or you can cheaply get a taxi. The guesthouse is located within one of the smarter neighbourhoods where a lot of the embassies are located, and also close to the beaches and the lighthouse. The bathroom is a bit basic and the wifi wasn't strong in our room but could be used outside and in the communal reception. You do need to pay in escudos and it's cash only which is worth bearing in mind.
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Date of stay: April 2018
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Willem H wrote a review Mar 2018
11 contributions1 helpful vote
The owner is the most helpful person on the island. I could even leave my backpack while we went to visit other islands. The breakfast she makes everymorning is really tastefull. She knows alot of people like taxi drivers and other people that can come in handy. Good restaurants and best beach of Praia in walking distance.
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Date of stay: March 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$43 - US$55 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Cape VerdeSantiagoPraia
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Frequently Asked Questions about Syd's Guesthouse
Which popular attractions are close to Syd's Guesthouse?
Nearby attractions include Quebra Canela Beach (0.4 km), Prainha Beach (0.2 km), and Ilhéu Bar (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Syd's Guesthouse?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and airport transportation.
Is parking available at Syd's Guesthouse?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Syd's Guesthouse?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ipanema, Terrazza Italia, and O Poeta.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Syd's Guesthouse?
Yes, guests have access to yoga classes during their stay.
Does Syd's Guesthouse have airport transportation?
Yes, Syd's Guesthouse offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Syd's Guesthouse?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Portuguese.
Are there any historical sites close to Syd's Guesthouse?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Quartel Jaime Mota (1.3 km).