The beautiful Casa Colonial in Mindelo on Sao Vicente has a lot of character and was once a Portuguese colonial dwelling.
Without losing much of its charm and quaintness it has become a well-liked establishment.
Each of the nine en-suite rooms is either twin or double, but extra beds can be added on request. Some of the doubles contain four-poster beds and much thought has been given to the decor, resulting in a true ’boutique’ character to the casa. To maintain the old-world charm, rooms do not feature a TV, telephone or air conditioning, though a cool breeze is usually sufficient to keep the temperature down.
Breakfast can be enjoyed upstairs on the covered terrace and is varied and plentiful with fresh fruit, cereals, cheeses, cold meats and delicious omelettes.
There is an inner courtyard with plunge pool, seats to relax in, sun umbrellas for shade and a variety of plants to add to the calm ambience. There’s a delightful roof terrace with great views of Mindelo and it turns into a charming venue for an early evening drink.
The centre of town, with its choice of restaurants, bars and live music venues, is nearby and easily accessible on foot.
Located in a quiet side street of São Vicentes capital, Mindelo.
This small hotel is ideal for exploring the city and for day trips and visits to the adjacent island of Santo Antão.