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Durban
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didn't stay at Cinco Portas but went there for dinner one night and it was incredible! I think it's work going all the way to Ibo just to eat there.The Chef comes out and tells you about your meal, the staff are really friendly and the service is great! They have really fresh seafood, prepared with subtle and interesting... More 

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ChrisCincoPortas, Manager at Cinco Portas Pensao, responded to this review

Thank you very much for visiting Ibo and Cinco Portas restaurant. Your positive and nice words in regard to my food is what keeps me going. We have a small kitchen with limited resources, but what no one can take away from us is our constant availability of fresh fish and seafood. I am on a quest to create the... More 

Vancouver
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157 reviews
100 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed here for 3 nights on an independent trip around Mozambique. Getting to the island by charter plane is a good choice as travelling by boat is dependent on the tides. Chris the resident Chef/Manager came to pick us up from the airport... er.. landing strip, in his old truck. He is a great character with a huge heart... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

First of all be prepared when you come to Ibo for a remote 'island' which takes time and effort to get to (via plane or long boat journey) but is well worth it to wander through an island community that is welcoming and with some stunning ruins. Bearing this in mind the hotels and meals are expensive but Cinco Portas... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

A small stunning property situated right on the waters edge, the rooms are simply furnished but comfortable and cosy after day exploring the island. The only thing better than the view if the food, the manager is an excellent chef and his staff have been quick to learn. If you are not staying here then a visit to the restaurant... More 

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Pemba, Mozambique
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

Ibo Island is a special place where you really feel the history. Cinco Portas keeps that feeling alive but also provides a very comfortable place for the modern person to relax in. The value for the price is great and the pool is a wonderful bonus.

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Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

We spend five nights at Cinco Portas and enjoyed every single one. The rooms are around a lovely garden with shady trees, chameleons relaxing and the miniature gazelle tiktik running around. They have awesome, but more pricier rooms with sea view and good valuable rooms in the old colonial building. Chris, manager and chef, is a very nice person, very... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Cinco Portas is a beautiful little hideaway in the hot dusty surroundings of the island. Ibo is amazing and will definitely return to Cinco Portas. Chris allowed us to have our three dogs who were most interested in the young Gazelle he rescued. The food was absoolutely amazing, we are fish eaters so we did not try any meat but... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

I really enjoyed my few days at Cinco Portas. Chris, the manager (interesting bloke and obviously had a long varied life involving lots of professions mostly around food, I think) was great. Very welcoming. Would sort out stuff or leave you alone. My room was nice. Spacious, hot water, mosie net, comfortable bed. Best part was the food. Don't look... More 

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Bonn, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed staying 4 nights at this lodge. Chris was such a great host and he and his staff went extra mile to accommodate all of our wishes from choices in food to activities. He is an excellent chef, if I may add!! Would go again definitely!

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Thank Sofi C
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

Chris is a super chef and lovely person caring for his clients (going the extra mile to make your stay super great). Rooms are a bit tiny for the price but clean. (Mosquito net had holes.) Transport to the island can be arranged through the hotel or individually easily.

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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Beachfront
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  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Charming boutique hotel sea front on refurbished colonial building. Our restaurant offers variety of African and Mediterranean food. Organize boat safaris and kid activities. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cinco Portas Pensao

Address: Rua de la Republica | Caixa Postal 121, Cabo Delgado Province, Mozambique
Region: Mozambique > Cabo Delgado Province > Quirimbas Archipelago > Ibo
Price Range: $67 - $121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“Best room is the one left of the pool with its own terrace.”
 of 5 bubbles 789evenk, 2 Jan 2016 | Read review
“At present best room is the only one overlooking the water, with it's own deck. A tad more expensive, but....”
 of 5 bubbles AndrewRHB, 11 Nov 2015 | Read review
“All rooms are quiet enough, but I would try the bigger ones for the additional space.”
 of 5 bubbles homedelsac, 1 Sep 2013 | Read review
“The Colonial room, though well-appointed, is a bit noisy. A new suite with a sea view is being built. We shall definitely stay there next time.”
 of 5 bubbles simult, 27 Aug 2013 | Read review
“The last room on the porch was our favourite. The room at the street entrance wasn't the best.”
 of 5 bubbles RichT46, 27 Nov 2012 | Read review
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