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Tortuga Beach Resort apartments
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Bedroom 2 with twin beds
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Bathroom in the apartment with bath and shower/screen
Main bedroom
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal

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Neeraj K
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fabulous apartment and a great place to stay”
Reviewed January 4, 2018 for a stay in December 2017
3
people found this review helpful

We just had a wonderful holiday at Cape Verde. The apartment is very spacious, clean and well kept. It is located inside the beautiful 'Melia Tortuga Beach Resort' .

It is self catering but we have the option of going all inclusive if required.
There is a Kids paddling pool just outside the apartment along with the bigger swimming pool for the adults. My daughter had a lovely time at the swimming pool every morning while me and my wife relaxed in the verandah . Also the Kids club is just outside the apartment . Kept my daughter happily engaged .

The beach is just 3 mins walk from the apartment and its lovely. The resort has got a couple of good restaurants and a gym and a spa. There is a small shop quite close to the resort where we bought some essentials like Teas, milk and coffee. A 3 euro taxi takes one to Santa Maria which is a good place for restaurants and some water sports as well. The resort has very good entertainment programs every evening for both kids and adults.

Wendy, the owner was a very gracious host and helpful in providing the right information before we moved in.

All in all, Cape verde is a great place for a holiday and I would highly recommend Wendys apartment for accommodation.

Will visit again.

Your age range 25-34
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Management Response
12 Jan 2018
Thank you for a great review. Happy New Year.
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nicals123
Bodmin, United Kingdom
1 review
“nice and relaxing holiday”
Reviewed January 27, 2017 for a stay in January 2017

The location is amazing. Beach 5 minute walk where we did some free snorkeling. All 3 pools were stunning. Supermarket 10 minute walk with 2 restaurants close by (a lot cheaper to eat here than at the resort). Taxi into the main town 3 euro's where everything is, beach, loads of restaurants, market stalls selling loads of souvenirs, massages for 18 euro's (just near the main supermarket). Nearly every restaurant will do a take away if you fancy a night in with a bottle from the supermarket. You must do kite beach which was 4 euros from the resort and the island tour is a must. Apart from that relax

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31 Jan 2017
Thank you so much for this great review
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Ana C
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good”
Reviewed November 28, 2015 for a stay in November 2015
1
person found this review helpful

I've been 5 nights at melia and really enjoyed I rent a privat apartament eat out every days if u go do allinclusive its very expensive outside

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ExPatMart
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“A WOW! moment from the start”
Reviewed November 6, 2014 for a stay in October 2014

We booked this apartment though Holidaylettings.co.uk directly with the owner (Wendy B.).
The owner of apartment 330 was very responsive to any enquiry we had and the booking was straightforward and hassle free.
From the moment of our arrival at the apartment our expectations were surpassed by the location, facilities and cleanliness.
The apartment is located next to the childrens pool/club and should one have brought small children with you, you could easily have sat on your ground floor terrace and observed them either on the outside trampoline, playing on the pool table (free), splashing around in the small swimming pool or inside the club house where they would be entertained by the pleasant friendly staff.
The larger pool is some twenty meters away surrounded by plenty of sun loungers.
It was with great hilarity we observed guests placing towels on loungers from some as early as 6:30 only to return after a hearty breakfast to discover that all towels had been removed by hotel staff and taken to the main building. Despite some guests trying to outsmart the staff by also placing books on the lounger (which were available from in the small bookcase by the side of the pool) theirs too were removed. I must compliment the hotel for this, much fairer to all.
Our apartment was clean and tidy and had all which we required. Excellent beds, safe, air-conditioning in front room and master bedroom, flat screen tv's (with movies, news and sport also in English) constant hot water with good pressure.
The hotel is located on a beach though as others have mentioned it is not ideal for swimming due to waves and rocks in the sea.
We spent almost everyday on the beach in Santa Maria, left to the pier. Lovely clean beach and crystal clear sea, plenty to observe and free sun loungers courtesy of Sal Beach Club (and where you can grab a pint for 3 Euro, free wifi and Premier League football).
A hotel shuttle into town is available or a taxi for 3 Euro, we chose to take a leisurely 40 minute walk from apartment to pier. The town of Santa Maria is such a contrast to the luxury of the Tortuga Resort however one which should not be missed. Lots of different types of restaurants and amazingly friendly people.
Trips of the island are available and we chose to use a local operator "Dilan & Ola Tours" rather than the more well known at nearly twice the price. For 25 Euro p.p. we were picked up and returned to the Tortuga after a seven hour tour of everything there is to see on Sal from the blue eye, sharks bay, salt lakes, turtle beach, Palmeira fishing village, oasis, radar tower etc etc. Personal service from Ola who provides you with plenty of information without any stress of the clock. The day was for his customers and this shone through.
The Tortuga Resort is a well run complex where no drunken loutish behaviour was observed, though a mixed atmosphere of young and old. A good balance in this FIVE STAR complex.
With respect to the All inclusive program we chose not to part with 81 Euro p.p.p.d. though would have liked to have been able to purchase a drink from one of the resorts bar without having first open up an account at reception with a credit card. However a bottle of wine purchased in town was great to partake in whilst sitting on the apartment terrace listening to the varied evening entertainment and watching the people walk by.
Sound proofing in the apartment is excellent and never woken by noises from outside.
To sum up, lovely luxurious apartment, great resort and fantastic Cape Verdean people.
It's a must to return which we hope to in 2015.

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Liked best: Location of the aaprtment and the facilities and cleanliness
Liked least: That our stay was only for 11 nights.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Neil B
Radcliffe, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“I didn't want to come home!”
Reviewed August 17, 2013 for a stay in August 2013
1
person found this review helpful

Never having visited Cape Verde before, I was not sure what to expect. I wasn't disappointed.
Sal is underdeveloped but you can see the potential. We stayed in a five star resort just outside one of the main towns. Our apartment was exactly as described - very clean, modern and comfortable. We overlooked one of the resorts swimming pools and could not have asked for a better spot. Each night we used our patio area to take in the beautiful surroundings with a drink in hand. Perfect.
We took the option to go self catering, although this is an all inclusive resort. In my opinion, this was a good decision as each evening we travelled into the town of Santa Maria and were able to enjoy the local atmosphere, the friendly people and a variety of food.
The deserted beaches were accessible direct from the resort and were magnificent.
All in all, a great holiday.

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Liked best: Cleanliness of apartment
Travelling group: Teenagers
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Management Response
24 Aug 2013
Wow what a fantastic realistic review. Everything that was said was honest and true to the apartment and Tortuga Beach Resort. Thank you xxx
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eljozias
Breda, The Netherlands
1 review
“Great place to stay”
Reviewed December 30, 2012 for a stay in November 2012

Great apartment at the best location of the Tortuga resort. Tip: rent a car and undertake the excursions yourselves, just ask the reception. Do not buy drinks if you didn't pay for all inclusive, very expensive! All inclusive is about 55 euro per day (breakfast, all drinks, lunch, diner -- all drinks!! ---) so that's okay.
If you don't have all inclusive: you can also order pizza's from the city, just ask the reception.
Go to the city for beautiful beaches near the pier. Nice restaurant with locals: d'angela. On sundays they have bbq and live music.
Blu Bar is a nice place to drink late in the evening.
Ask the taxi-driver to take you to MacDonalds (at night) and be surprised where he takes you ;)
all and all: Nice trip if you like easy going holidays.

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Liked best: the apartment exceeded expectations!
Liked least: bugs: keep the door closed at night and keep the apartment clean to avoid them
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
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Management Response
24 Aug 2013
Another great honest review, giving lots of tips, information and good advice to potential holidaymakers. Great thank you very much. Xxx
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Majukali
Cergy, France
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed April 11, 2015 for a stay in February 2015
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Travelling group: En famille avec jeune(s) enfant(s)
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