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Tarrafal, Santiago 2801 Cape Verde
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Müller wrote a review Jan 2022
Nordsjælland10 contributions12 helpful votes
Perfect location at beach; you will fall asleep to the sound of breaking waves each night! Breakfast is full and good with eggs, fresh fruit, juice, bread, ham, cheese, yoghurt, cakes etc. We did not need lunch any of the 7 days we stayed. The hotel and rooms are relatively new, clean and of good standard. The couple running the hotel are very helpful and speak perfect English. We had a good vacation here and would recommend this hotel to a friend.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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GermanoF wrote a review Feb 2018
London, United Kingdom285 contributions155 helpful votes
A good vaue for money, this nice, small residence is clean and cozy enough to ensure a plesant stay at Tarrafal. The location is very good (close to the beach) and the staff is happy to help in organising your activities and transfer to the airport.
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Date of stay: February 2018
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Nery Rocha S, Gerente geral at Tarrafal Residence
Responded 20 Jun 2018
Muito obrigado pelas suas lindas palavras, a sua opinião é muito valiosa para nos . Esperamos que volte novamente. atenciosamente. Nery
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turtlezurich wrote a review Jan 2018
Zurich116 contributions92 helpful votes
Friendly and clean guesthouse a few steps from the beach. Basic furniture, good shower, ok breakfast. Wifi in the breakfast room. Ask for a room with a terrace overlooking the bay. Overall a good place for a beach vacation.
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Date of stay: January 2018
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Nery Rocha S, Gerente at Tarrafal Residence
Responded 22 Jan 2018
Muito obrigada e volte sempre
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StePaViaja wrote a review May 2017
United States38 contributions10 helpful votes
My wife and I stayed here during May and there were no other guests in the hotel, so it was extremely peaceful and relaxing. We also stayed in room 10 which had the ocean view from the patio. Excellent location, with just a short walk to the beach. Also close to the local restaurants (there are only a handful). Staff was friendly and helpful, and the breakfast was good. There is no wifi from the rooms, however it I sure available downstairs in the dining area. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: May 2017
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Response from Nery Rocha S, Gerente at Tarrafal Residence
Responded 22 Jan 2018
Muito obrigada e volte sempre
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stephaniegroves91 wrote a review Feb 2017
London, United Kingdom1 contribution1 helpful vote
I stayed in room number 10 with an ocean view. It was a generous sized room with a double bed and lots of hanging space for clothes plus a big balcony. The bathroom was clean and had a nice shower with good water pressure compared to some of the other places I stayed in CV. The breakfast is included in the price and it is served in a lovely breakfast room with a view of the ocean. It is a buffet style with continental breakfast including cheese, meat, bread, eggs, fresh fruits, yoghurts and fruit juices. The hotel is less than 5 minutes walk to a beautiful beach and is surrounded by small local restaurants and bars. The main town for amenities such as banks, pharmacy etc, is also 5 minutes walking. Would definitely stay here again - the staff are very helpful and friendly and can recommend and organise many things for you to do while in Tarrafal!
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Date of stay: January 2017
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Definitely go for the room with the ocean view
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Response from Nery Rocha S, Gerente at Tarrafal Residence
Responded 22 Jan 2018
Muito obrigada, e volte sempre
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kacab1234 wrote a review Jan 2017
188 contributions128 helpful votes
Positive: Centrally located - just 5 minutes away form the main plaza and restaurants Breakfast was ok Negative: No wifi available Small rooms and bathrooms – noisy rooms Small staircase and you have to carry your luggage yourself
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Date of stay: December 2016
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Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: 3rd floor with views over the beach
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Response from Nery Rocha S, Gerente at Tarrafal Residence
Responded 22 Jan 2018
Muito obrigada pela sua critica é muito importante para nos
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yac o wrote a review Nov 2016
Shanghai, China12 contributions43 helpful votes
We arrived (me and my wife) late afternoon in Tarrafal. There is not that much choice in terms of accommodation in Tarrafal and all the top ranked hotel/guesthouses were full. The fourth place we visited with no vacancy recommended us to check Tarrafal residence. It is located in a small alley. By the way the location on the map is wrong. It refers to some place in Praia. Rooms: simple but nice. There's a TV (not necessary to my own opinion) and a small fridge in the room. Bathroom is ok. We had a balcony facing the bay. Perfect if you want to spend some quiet time reading with a nice landscape. You fall asleep to the sound of the waves.. Breakfast : quite good. I am of course comparing to what you can expect in Cape verde. Eggs, cake, break, cheese, fruits, all tasty and good enough for me. Service: No complains. nice and friendly staff We even came back for 2 days at the end of our trip. In conclusion, according to the market this is one of the best option to my own opinion. If you are more in your early twenties and looking for a backpacker or youth hostel atmosphere (meeting people) it may not be your first choice but for us (late thirties) who were just looking for a minimum of confort it was perfect.
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Date of stay: October 2016
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Room 209 comes with a big balcony facing the beach. It doesn't have A/C. Room 210 has A/C but...
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Response from Nery Rocha S, Gerente at Tarrafal Residence
Responded 22 Jan 2018
Muito obrigada, e volte sempre
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silvertrave wrote a review Nov 2014
Frutigen, Switzerland7 contributions6 helpful votes
we stayed our last two days here in the beautiful, little hotel which is perfectly located at the tarrafal beach. we had room number 210 which is on the top of the building with a amazing balcony and sundowner view. the staff was extremely friendly and antonio served first class seefood. every evening we had local drinks together and great conversations. it was like holidays with friends. thanks again for the great time and we hope to see you again! ;-)
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Date of stay: August 2014Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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bagelbee wrote a review Jun 2014
Berlin11 contributions9 helpful votes
We loved everything about our stay at Tarrafal Residence. We had first only planned 4-5 nights in Tarrafal, but ended up staying 11 nights! The facilities are very new, clean and welcoming. The staff is really friendly and most of them speak very good English. We stayed in Room 209 which seems to be the best in the whole house - with a large terrasse overlooking the bay of Tarrafal. Every morning, we could watch the spectacle of the fisherboats coming in. The room was spacious, with a fan (no aircon) fridge, desk, TV (which we didn't use) and queen size bed. Bathroom was clean and in very good shape, too. Breakfast is included in the price and features cereals and milk, yoghurt, coffee and tea, bread, cheese and ham, fresh fruit (banana and papaya) and sometimes extras like eggs or cake. The location of the hotel is superb for a stay in Tarrafal. Right next to the beach and just two blocks away from the main square. Lots of good restaurants and bars around the corner. We can absolutely recommend Tarrafal Residence to anyone coming to the town. You will always be greeted with a smile!
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Date of stay: June 2014
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Ask for Rooms 209 or 210, which both have balconies/terrasses looking onto the beach!
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Response from Nery Rocha S, Gerente geral at Tarrafal Residence
Responded 21 Jun 2018
Boa tarde Caro Cliente. Muito obrigada pelas suas lindas palavras, ficamos muito satisfeito de o ter aqui na nossa Residencial e de o ter acolhido da melhor forma, e esperamos que volte novamente. Abraço. Nery.
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$57 - $64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tarrafal Residence
Which popular attractions are close to Tarrafal Residence?
Nearby attractions include Tarrafal Beach (0.2 km) and Santo Amaro Abade Church (0.2 km).
What are some restaurants close to Tarrafal Residence?
Conveniently located restaurants include Alto Mira, Restaurante Maracuja, and Le Buzio.
Are there any historical sites close to Tarrafal Residence?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Tarrafal camp (1.9 km).