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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're looking for the perfect experience up North in Mozambique, you should definitely stay at this place. Chris, the Manager of the Cinco Portas is a very kind person. He gave me all important information how to get there, organised everything for me and anticipates you every wish. The food is simply amazing and you will be impressed what...

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

Jenny, thank you very much for giving us this review! And thank you for trusting us and staying with us during your time in Quirimbas and Ibo. In the end it is very simple Jenny, when you have the possibility to host such an extremely nice person as you are, it just all becomes pure pleasure! Simple as that! IT,...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You will fell relaxed even before to be there. The life at Ilha do Ibo is slow but can be perfect if you meet a friendly and professional person like Chris. He is the manager and executive chef at Cinco Portas and with his wonderful staff, from Ana at the breakfast to the bartender I.T., will make you feel at...

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

Heellooo Jacopo, hows life? Back in Tuscany by now? Thank you for taking your time to write on TripAdvisor! And thank you for being a part of our family for some days of your life. I was a bit nervous when you first arrived as we are in low season as well as in our rainy season. I was anxious...

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Overall a very good stay. As many reviewers have highlighted, the food is simply amazing. Chris is a very good cook - his local shellfish soup is a must try, followed by great lobster or prawns. I do however think that the best part of our stay was the service that Chris provided. He is very engaged in making sure...

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

Thank you very, very much Jacob for taking time writing a review! It was a pleasure having you staying with us. From a personal point of view I find it very annoying when I see web pages for hotels with slogans, and the worst slogan of them all is " Your home away from home", how worn out can it...

Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

My stay was wonderful! Ibo is definitely a place to relax! Cinco Portas is a place with amazing people and food! Chris(owner/manager/chef, etc) is an wonderful person and makes sure everything is perfect! Food is an amazing surprise. He makes miracles in the kitchen! Thanks everyone. My stay was wonderful!

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

Thank you very much Sara for your nice words about Cinco Portas. It is reviews like this that keeps us going. We have just finalized a wonderful year with a lot of positive response as we in the same time are busy with upgrading our rooms and our service levels. I really hope that you have the possibility to visit...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Everything about this place was just great! The place itself, the staff, and best of all, the manager/chef: Chris. He is what makes this place! If you have the opportunity, even if not staying there, try his prawns with a tequila sauce -- just so delicious. An amazing place to visit, and to just unwind. What makes it so nice,...

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

Tank you very much for your 5 star review! And thank you for mentioning our staff, yes we do have some stars working with us. We have tons of discussions constantly what is expected from our guests, and how do we reach there. My latest motto to our staff is: " Don't pay respect to our guests, pay attention". Also...

Maputo, Mozambique
Reviewed 7 December 2016

We didn't stay at Cinco Portas, but we had dinner there every night. The restaurant, which we have to book in advance to guarantee availability, is amazing. The chef is very good and the quality of the fish and seefood was amazing! If you go to Ibo, you must go there!

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

Raquel, thank you VERY MUCH for you appreciation! It is comments like this one that makes us going for the next step of improvements! To be a good chef you need to be confident, not "cocky". When you are no more humble or hungry for new "heights", you will loose it all! When you doesn't have a certain level of...

Durban
Reviewed 12 November 2016

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...

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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...

Vancouver
Reviewed 1 November 2016

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...

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

Oldbackpack, thank you 1000 times for you nice 5 star review! And for taking your time to mention more things in your review, not just Cinco Portas! As you so correctly states, Cinco Portas is not a 5* resort! At this moment we are busy upgrading our rooms further with tiles and some new decor. And yes, hooks, you are...

Bangkok, Thailand
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...

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

Thank you very much Bangkok Bunny for visiting Ibo and Cinco Portas. As told, it takes some efforts to reach Ibo, and it is not for everyone! I together with the owner and the team at Cinco Portas are trying to create a relaxed, "honest" atmosphere with a soul. On a personal level I must say I hate when hotels...

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...

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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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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 3212, Mozambique
Region: Mozambique > Cabo Delgado Province > Quirimbas Archipelago > Ibo
Price Range: $67 - $140 (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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