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Hotel Pontao

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Breakfast served, local and international cuisine
View from room
Superior Double or Twin Room | Minibar, in-room safe, desk, bed sheets
Shower, free toiletries, hair dryer, towels

Overview of Hotel Pontao

Hotel Pontao

3.0 star property
Beach hotel with 24-hour front desk and outdoor pool
7.4 out of 10 Good
7.4/10 Good

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Parking included
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
Edificio Pontao, Santa Maria, Sal, 4111

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSanta Maria Pier5 min walk
  • Popular LocationSanta Maria Beach6 min walk
  • Popular LocationSanta Maria Town Square6 min walk
  • AirportSal Island (SID-Amilcar Cabral Intl.)16 min drive

Room options

About this area


Located in Sal, Hotel Pontao is in the city center. Viveiro Botanical Garden & Zoo is a local attraction and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Santa Maria Beach and Kite Beach.

What's nearby

  • Nazarene Church - 5 min walk
  • Santa Maria Pier - 5 min walk
  • Santa Maria Beach - 6 min walk
  • Santa Maria Town Square - 6 min walk
  • Santa Maria Municipal Market - 11 min walk

Getting around

  • Sal Island (SID-Amilcar Cabral Intl.) - 16 min drive


  • Palm Beach Bar & Restaurant - 6 min walk
  • Morabeza Beach Club - 7 min walk
  • Criol - 8 min walk
  • Damfjord - 9 min walk
  • The Dubliners - 6 min walk

About this property

Hotel Pontao

3-star hotel in the city center
You can look forward to a terrace, a garden, and a bar at Hotel Pontao. Be sure to enjoy local and international cuisine at the onsite restaurant. Stay connected with free WiFi in public areas.
Other perks at this hotel include:
  • An outdoor pool with sun loungers and pool umbrellas
  • Free self parking
  • A roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge), a TV in the lobby, and multilingual staff
  • Luggage storage, a 24-hour front desk, and a front-desk safe
Room features
All 79 rooms feature comforts such as furnished balconies and air conditioning, as well as perks like safes and minibars.
Extra amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with showers and free toiletries
  • Flat-screen TVs with satellite channels
  • Daily housekeeping, desks, and phones


English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global)

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Internet access
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Free self parking on site

Food and drink

  • A bar/lounge
  • A restaurant

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool
  • TV in common areas

Family friendly

  • Outdoor pool


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Luggage storage
  • Safe at front desk

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Multilingual staff
  • Turndown service


  • Garden
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • In-room accessibility available in select rooms
  • No elevator
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Bedsheets provided


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Towels


  • Flat-screen TV with satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Minibar

Outdoor space

  • Furnished balcony


  • Air conditioning
  • Desk
  • Phone
  • Safe

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Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age: 18


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
1 child, up to the age of 2 years, can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are not available

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 2.50 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 17 years of age.

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle fee: EUR 14 per vehicle (one way)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

Hotel Pontao
Hotel Pontao Sal
Pontao Hotel
Pontao Sal
Hotel Pontao Santa Maria
Pontao Santa Maria
Pontao Hotel Santa Maria
Hotel Pontao Cape Verde/Ilha Do Sal - Santa Maria
Hotel Pontao Sal
Hotel Pontao Hotel
Hotel Pontao Hotel Sal

Frequently asked questions

Does Hotel Pontao have a pool?

Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.

How much does it cost to stay at Hotel Pontao?

As of Jun 9, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Hotel Pontao on Jun 16, 2023 start from $55.75, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is Hotel Pontao pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much is parking at Hotel Pontao?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Hotel Pontao?

Check-in begins at 2:00 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at Hotel Pontao?

Check-out is at noon.

Does Hotel Pontao provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of EUR 14 per vehicle applies.

Where is Hotel Pontao located?

Located in the heart of Sal, this beach hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Nazarene Church, Santa Maria Pier, and Santa Maria Beach. Santa Maria Town Square and Santa Maria Municipal Market are also within 15 minutes.




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Rating 8 - Good. 39 out of 87 reviews" "
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Rating 6 - Okay. 21 out of 87 reviews" "
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Rating 4 - Poor. 8 out of 87 reviews" "
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Rating 2 - Terrible. 3 out of 87 reviews" "
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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Loved our stay and would like to visit again
Stayed 7 nights in Mar 2023

8/10 Good


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
All the staff here are very pleasant and smiling. Hotel is very clean. Good breakfast.
Stayed 4 nights in Mar 2023

8/10 Good


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Breakfast very good, choice of fruit, cooked eggs,always scrambled available and omelette or fried cooked to order. Choice of bread. Pancakes available. Room on ground floor had wifi with pool view. Limited sockets.
Stayed 5 nights in Nov 2022

2/10 Terrible

Robert, nice access to beach

Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
Noisy room, without any hot water for a week
Firstly let me say that the cleaning and catering staff were great. Breakfast good and bed comfortable, unfortunately that's where it all ends. We paid extra for a superior room, although I'm not sure what that was for as the room didn't look the same or have any advantages. After repeatedly asking to change our room due to the noise (single glazed windows opposite a busy road and a nightclub) we were told there were no free rooms even though I saw several people vacate on many occasions. Apart from a TV with no signal, no In Room WiFi, terrible WiFi in lobby, a door opening straight out of the side of the building with a 6 foot drop (dangerous for children), the worst part was having no hot water for the entire stay. I can personally handle most problems but having no hot water on a winter holiday is a deal breaker I'm afraid, the excuse for this was that the hotel was full and people were showering at the same time (well its the hotels duty to ensure a full hotel is capable of dealing with the load) . So in conclusion I'd avoid as im sure there are better places for the price.
Stayed 6 nights in Jan 2019

2/10 Terrible

Verified traveler

Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 7 nights in Nov 2018

8/10 Good

Verified traveler

Liked: Staff & service
Round the corner from Santa Maria
Hotel staff are superb, paid for a deluxe room but I'm not sure what was deluxe about it as we had 2 joined single beds plus plenty of mould near bedside cabinet. Breakfast was more than enough for those not fussy like us.
Stayed 7 nights in Apr 2018

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Excellent hotel, excellent breakfast choice.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2017

4/10 Poor

Verified traveler

Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
There is no staff to help with baggages to go upstair.

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great hotel
Small and basic but spotless, comfortable and convenient

6/10 Okay

Verified traveler

Liked: Cleanliness, room comfort
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
OK for the price
Just 10 min stroll to the beach, breakfast is okay with usually eggs, bread, cereal etc. Reception lady helpful once she understands what you want. There was no working air con in 1st room we were put in so moved to another and the safe did not work, reception said they would get maintanence to look but was never fixed. Pool area nice and quiet and clean but needs attention to pool, lots of missing tiles.