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Rua Cidade Amadora, Tarrafal, Santiago 7110 Cape Verde
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#5 of 15 in Tarrafal
Located in Tarrafal, Hotel Ixola offers a la carte restaurant. This self-catering accommodation features Wi-Fi. Accommodation will provide you with a TV and air conditioning. There is a full kitchenette with a microwave and a refrigerator. Featuring a bath or shower, private bathrooms also come with a bathrobe and free toiletries. You can enjoy a sea view and a mountain view.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Executive lounge access
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58Somewhat walkable
Grade: 58 out of 100
16Restaurantswithin 1 km
2Attractionswithin 1 km
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Palma de Mallorca, Spain421 contributions491 helpful votes
I had no lodge when I arrived to Tarrafal from Porto Mosquito and Cidade Velha. So, the usual move: look for a place with wifi to have a drink and look for options. I found a very interesting hotel by the sea in Tarrafal. But they had no availability in any of the OTAs they worked with and there seemed that hotel had not their own site. And of course I was not going to pay again the walk-in BAR. So I looked for another option. Two different OTAs recommended this one due to the location. The hotel promotes itself as having sea views. You could even see some photos portrating the beach on the OTAs sites. I really wanted to stay by the sea, but considering the lodge location on the map, it was quite obvious the hotel was not going to have the sea views they were using to lure you. 'Well' --I thought-- 'maybe I can see the sea... from a far distance'. And yes: I could see a thin blue line far on the horizon. But that was it. The hotel location is horrible. Dark at nights, in a non-paved road with literally nothing interesting around. No restaurants, bars, shops; nothing. If you don't have a car you are definitely not doing 0.5 miles (750 mts) on foot to get to downtown from there at night. --And reception closes at 10.30 pm, so forget about a taxi; your only choice is to stay around downtown till late and then cross your fingers hopping to find a taxi -- and I do not remember to see many of them around Tarrafal. I had some work to do. So, well, at least the hotel had wi-fi in all rooms. But no. Again a temporary problem which only allowed you to connect from the lobby. That's when I learned you don't have to expect for wi-fi while in Africa unless you are staying in an international branded hotel or similar. And then: breakfast. It was supposed to be served at 7 am. I had to wait till 7.30 to have breakfast the first day --about which I saw some reviews stating it was plentiful. 'Plentiful' is not exactly the word I would use to describe it. It was fine, better than in some other places I stayed while in Senegal, but never plentiful. Well, the story is I asked the lady who prepared the breakast to have a cup of coffee and a sandwich ready for 7 am the day after --I needed to be in the airport in Praia at 9 am. She said she would have something ready. And, guess what? As I think I was the only guest that day, she would not even bothered to open the dinnig room to prepare breakfast. All the doors closed --including reception, which opens at 8.00 am. Shameful. Rooms were at least ok --that's why I am not giving a worst rate to this place. Plenty of room, nice furniture and ok sleep. The rooms are in fact apartments --quite affordable, by the way. But this means you don't have your apartment done next morning. So, considering everything, I would never recommend this place to anyone going to Tarrafal. Never. P.S.: by the way: the Sofa is trendy but not cozy to relax a little bit and watch TV at the end of the day --too short I could not fit. Since this is an apartment, rooms are not equipped with TV. And the only TV available wasn't working. Only ONE channel available. Shameful.
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Date of stay: February 2019
Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Don't waste your money coming here. There are better places to stay in Tarrafal.
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alkmar g wrote a review Aug 2015
Torrevieja, Spain4 contributions18 helpful votes
Ixola Hotel is a really strange place in Tarrafal. The apartments are dirty and the owner, I guess, is not very professional. I have the pleasure to met him few times around the Apart Hotel and he was very drunk. So you all could imagine the inconfortable situation with my two sons... No more words to add.
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Date of stay: April 2015
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Trip type: Travelled
$60 - $97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Ixola
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Ixola?
Nearby attractions include Tarrafal Beach (0.9 km) and Santo Amaro Abade Church (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Ixola?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Ixola?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Ixola?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Ixola?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Ixola?
Conveniently located restaurants include Alto Mira, Restaurante Maracuja, and Le Buzio.
Does Hotel Ixola have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Hotel Ixola offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Hotel Ixola have airport transportation?
Yes, Hotel Ixola offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Ixola?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Ixola?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Tarrafal camp (1.4 km).