Santantao Art Resort

Avenida do AbufadouroPorto NovoCape Verde

About Santantao Art Resort

Considered an art vernissage, Santantao Art Resort offers holiday accommodations with half and full board options. The hotel offers a complimentary buffet breakfast and free onsite parking. Pet-friendly rooms are also available upon request.

All rooms are air-conditioned, and boast balconies, most featuring spectacular sea views. Additional amenities include Wi-Fi, satellite TV with international channels, and a hair dryer. Some rooms also have a personal safe and a minibar.

Santantao Art Resort features an outdoor pool, tennis courts and a sauna. Guests can lounge in the library on out at the garden with BBQ grills. Young guests can enjoy the children’s club while adults can enjoy the live evening entertainment and the onsite nightclub. In addition, 24-hour reception and a gift shop is available.

The onsite restaurant serves a varied menu with French, Italian, and local cuisine. Room service is also available.

The resort is located 12 miles from the Presidential Palace, and 22 miles from Ribeira Grande Beach.


Avenida do Abufadouro, Porto Novo, Cape Verde
Telephone: +238(22)22675 | Fax: +238(22)22678 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Airport shuttle
  • Business centre
  • Car park
  • Conference rooms
  • Deck chairs / Sun loungers
  • Doctor on site
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel bar on the beach
  • Hotel safe
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Laundry service
  • Lift
  • Nightclub
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Organised activities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Pool bar
  • Porter service
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cosmetic mirror
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television

Wellness / Spa

  • Massage
  • Solarium
  • Steam room


  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby cot
  • Childcare / Babysitting

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 12:00

Positive Reviews

Island Getaway

Situated on the beachfront, the Santantao Art Resort is remotely located near the Porto Novo harbour. It is a large resort, with a spacious swimming pool, and tennis courts. Guests were also very impressed with the hotel's well-kept grounds and the beautiful landscaping. In addition, there is a variety of local art all over the property and all of it is for sale.

Dining Delight

Overall, guests were pretty pleased with the complimentary breakfast and the dining options at the hotel. The dinner menu features a variety of European cuisines with a mix of local flair. With restaurant options limited in the area, guests say the half and full-board options can be a good deal.

Happy Hospitality

The staff at Santantao Art Resort are attentive and seek to provide excellent service. Guests said that everyone they encountered was very helpful. From tours to day trips, the front desk will swiftly and happily organize everything for you to make your trip a breeze.

Negative Reviews

Dated Decor

Though most guests were pleased with their rooms, some thought that the décor is a bit outdated, though others thought it all fit in with the vintage charm of the island. Still, some cosmetic attention would significantly brighten the space.

Noisy Nightclub

The Santantao Art Resorts boasts a busy nightclub onsite, that is also very popular with the locals. However, on select nights, the live entertainment and party goes on into the wee hours of the morning. If you're concerned about noisiness, you may want to request a quiet room ahead of time, and bring earplugs along with you, just in case.

Slow Internet

Some guests found the Wi-Fi a bit slow, but for most it wasn't a problem.

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