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Marina d'Tarrafal Guesthouse

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Cape Verde
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Reviewed 21 January 2016

Like many things extraordinary in life this little hostel and it’s tiny restaurant does not look very special. It’s almost hidden behind a simple building along the gravel road that runs by the seashore of the remote village of Marina Tarrafal on the Cape Verde Island Santo Antao. So far they have only four simple rooms with cold water showers... More 

1 Thank Mikael W
Lyon, France
1 review
Reviewed 7 January 2016

We have eaten two or three times here (in October 2015). It's was alway very tasty, home-made and original (we never found such dishes anywhere else in Cabo Verde or in another country). I have still not forget the amberjack just fish out by Tomas, the cocktails, the ice cream of maracuja and the pain-perdu with tamarin. The place was... More 

Thank anna s
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights and really enjoyed it. Great spot with lovely views and the food was great. Thomas, the owner was brilliant and invited myself and the husband to the beach when the fishermen came in to sort out the fish. Lovely accommodation and a couple of hammocks to chill out in in the evening. Really made... More 

1 Thank Michellefreeman
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2014

We started our 2 week trip to Santo Antão with 5 days in Marina d'Tarrafal. It is a great place to relax, with views of sugar cane and banana trees from your hammock. The three rooms each have a small patio with a bench with cushions and a hammock. There is also a nice area where breakfast and dinner is... More 

Thank Irene V
Stroud, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2013

Yes , the rooms are simple, but you are out in the country here. Its set in pleasant gardens, shady and within earshot of the sea, and peaceful too. So no complaints. And furthermore the food is sometimes very good indeed, if at other times interesting, and always fresh. What is more it is served with charm, and originality, by... More 

Thank Pete88_13
Munich, Bayern, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2012

Spanish owner Thomas has affectionately set up this little place directly on the beach in Tarrafal and is currently expanding by setting up three or four comfortable tents in the guesthouse's garden. The place is very clean and comfortable and is more than just an alternative to the more renowned place Mar Tranquillidade 100 meters down the beach. Worth a... More 

1 Thank Robert F
Barcelona, Spain
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2012

We went to the remote village of Tarrafal de Montetrigo, in the island of Santo Antao, looking for an authentic and peaceful place. And we found it in Marina d'Tarrafal Guesthosue. Tomás, a former cook from the Canary Islands, offers here a family, easy-going stay in a magnificent place. Rooms are clean and comfortable. Breakfasts are shared with friendly Cape... More 

2 Thank Xavi B
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2012

It was not a holiday, it was a visit to paradise. Quiet, friendly personnel, and Thomas is a Michellin star cook. And if the schedule allows, you can even go fishing with him. And then eat the fish you catched!

8 Thank Misha P

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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The house is close to the beach, 50 meters from the sea. It has rooms for 1 or 2 people, with bathroom, a private terrace with garden and communal areas in the open air, perfect for those who wish to rest. We prepare Cape Verdean and International dishes. We specialise in fresh fish and, on request, we can prepare lobster and vegetarian food. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Marina d'Tarrafal Guesthouse

Address: Tarrafal de monte trigo, Santo Antao 97, Cape Verde
Region: Cape Verde > Santo Antao
Price Range: $49 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“Try the tents - they are huge!”
 of 5 bubbles Michellefreeman, 3 May 2014 | Read review
“The room closest to the back of the garden where the tents are has the best views from the patio. But the other 2 are good to, and the tents look nice as well.”
 of 5 bubbles 166irenev, 5 Jan 2014 | Read review
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