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“Great restaurant (didn't stay at hotel)”
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Odjo d'Agua Hotel
Ranked #11 of 19 Hotels in Santa Maria
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Binfield, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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“Great restaurant (didn't stay at hotel)”
Reviewed 17 April 2012

We were staying in the Riu hotel along the coast but wanted to get out and see a little bit more of the island. For anyone in a similar position would heartily recommend a meal at the Odjo d'Agua. We went twice.. both times my wife said the prawns were among the best she'd ever had.. and my food (brazilian style steak one night, fresh fried fish another) was also really good.

The main appeal though was the location and the friendliness of the staff. We sat overlooking the sea and for me the highlight was actually when the power failed for a few minutes.. all the lights off meant an even better view of the moon reflecting on the sea and a beautiful starry sky. Our waitress came over with a grin and a torch pretty much straightaway - am guessing it's a fairly frequent occurence and it's nice to be somewhere with a bit of character!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Prague, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 2 April 2012

I think this hotel is the best on Sal island. In case you don't need big hotel chains or basic bungalows and you prefer smaller, more intimate place, book this hotel. It also have excellent restuarant (literally above the sea) and also it's very close to all attractions you may need. Just a few rooms have direct sea view, so confirm in advance if you want this.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled solo
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Penistone, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 April 2012

We booked this hotel through Thomson and spent two week here.

It was simply fantastic. This family owned hotel has a warm and friendly welcome and is situated in a wonderful position with sea on three sides. We booked the hotel on a half board basis and found that the restaurant was exceptionally good. Specialising in seafood, which was delivered direct from the nearby fishing jetty, the fish was exceptional.

The hotel itself is quiet, just perfect for a relaxing holiday reading books on the private beach or by the side of the small pool. When we went there were mainly adult couples as guests which provided a very laid back atmosphere.

The rooms were very clean (as was the whole hotel) and had minibar, AC (which worked!) and a balcony (with a hammock!). Also, the WiFi system in the rooms gave access to the outside world, but we found ourselves using this less and less as the holiday progressed as our brains relaxed into books.

The staff at the hotel were warm and friendly - and really welcoming.

If you want a change from the all inclusive ghettos, then this is certainly the place to be - total quiet relaxation.

Note to the hotel - please don't be tempted to go down the all inclusive route. What you have at the moment sets you apart from the rest. Please don't change and we'll be back.

Many thanks to all at the hotel.

Room Tip: The WiFi is a bit expensive at 35 euros per week, but apart from this the hotel has excellant value...
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 February 2012

We booked a holiday at the Odgo D'Agua and Thomson was kind enough to make a call to the hotel telling them that it was our Honeymoon. We found ourself in one of the two suites at the hotel which was magical. We felt sooo lucky not only that we'd been upgraded to a suite, but that we'd chosen the Odjo D'Agua to begin with. In our opinion it much surely be the best hotel on the island. It's location is idillic and we met the nicest of people. We pretty much stayed in the hotel as there's little to see on the island and the town 'ramshackle' reflecting the poverty of the country. There are smashing restaurants that our new friends visited, however the hotel food was so so good we stayed there every evening except one. The stary dogs kept us entertained on the beach but broke our hearts... i grizzled all the way home thinking of all the street dogs a couple of whome adopted us for the week even though we didn't encourage their affection... The wind on the island took us by surprise, so be prepared for a blustery time... but you can't go wrong if you enjoy doing nothing in a warm climate and this hotel is sure to please.. But WELL worth upgrading rooms.

Room Tip: Check the map of the room in my photos.. You can see the two suite 112 and 111. I think this block a...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 February 2012

Our first visit to Sal Island.. Hotel Odjo d'Agua has the best site and in the windy weather we experienced it has the best place for swimming (rather than kite surfing, etc). The resturant (also nearby cafes) was nice and most reasonably priced (wine is expensive) but booking is needed as everybody goes to the restaurant at 7 o'clock when they start. Rooms good and clean but the bathroom was a little cramped. There is a permanent guard at the entrance but anyway I felt quite relaxed among the friendly people in the town. Unlike some hotels stated to be in Santa Maria but out of the town there is no need to transverse a building site to get to the town (such as it is, hardly a "city") which I thought quite clean,etc for a "developing" country.. I got to like the island more as I stayed, the rest is quite wild but hardly any traffic if you hire a car. Windy from N.E. but almost never rains. We felt better for the rest and missed a nasty spell of February weather.

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Odjo d'Agua Hotel

Property: Odjo d'Agua Hotel
Address: Zona do Farolinho, CP 71 | Ilha do Sal, Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal 4111, Cape Verde
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Region: Cape Verde > Ilha do Sal > Santa Maria
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in Santa Maria
#8 Luxury Hotel in Santa Maria
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Maria
#9 Spa Hotel in Santa Maria
Price range (per night): ₹ 6,644 - ₹ 10,543
Hotel Class:4 star — Odjo d'Agua Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 49
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Built on a small promontory where the Vera Cruz Lighthouse is located, the hotel is partially built over the sea. From the hotel restaurant you can enjoy the stunning overlooking of Santa Maria Bay. We offer a warm welcome to our clientele, who can relax in a quiet, intimate and family atmosphere while enjoying the surrounding beauty of the ocean and Santa Maria beach. ... more   less 
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Odjo D'Agua Hotel Cape Verde/Santa Maria, Ilha Do Sal
Hotel Odjo d Agua

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