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Overview of Pensão Bela Sombra

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Free minibar, in-room safe, desk, free WiFi
Free minibar, in-room safe, desk, free WiFi
Free minibar, in-room safe, desk, free WiFi
Free minibar, in-room safe, desk, free WiFi

Pensão Bela Sombra

3 out of 5

3.5/5 Good

Guests rated this property 4.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Business services

Explore the area

    Popular LocationIgreja Nossa Senhora do Rosário14 min walk
    AirportSao Nicolau Island (SNE-Preguica)11 min drive
    Popular LocationBay of Angola61 min drive
    Popular LocationPonta Boca da Ribeira70 min drive

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Double Room, Balcony

  • City view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Twin Beds

Double Room

  • City view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Single Room, Balcony

  • City view
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Twin Bed

Single Room

  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Twin Bed

About this area

Sao Nicolau

Pensão Bela Sombra is located in Sao Nicolau. While the natural beauty of Branca Beach and Bay of Angola can be enjoyed by anyone, those looking for an activity can check out Tarrafal Port.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosário - 14 min walk
  • Tarrafal Port - 33 min drive
  • Branca Beach - 33 min drive
  • Bay of Angola - 61 min drive
  • Ponta Boca da Ribeira - 70 min drive

Getting around

  • Sao Nicolau Island (SNE-Preguica) - 11 min drive


  • Padaria Matizinho — 13 min walk
  • Sila — 14 min walk
  • Bar Belinda — 14 min walk
  • Kintalinh — 14 min walk
  • Bar de María — 10 min drive

About this property

Pensão Bela Sombra

Mediterranean pension with free breakfast and restaurant
Along with a restaurant, this pension has a bar/lounge and dry cleaning. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a 24-hour front desk, tour/ticket assistance, and a front-desk safe are onsite. All 20 rooms feature modern comforts like LCD TVs with cable channels, along with free WiFi. Other amenities available to guests include free minibar items, balconies, and room service.
Pensão Bela Sombra offers 20 air-conditioned accommodations with free minibar items and safes. Rooms open to balconies. 28-inch LCD televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided daily.

Property amenities


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

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Free breakfast available
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Family friendly

  • Dry cleaning service


  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Meeting rooms


  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille signage
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning


  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer


  • 28-inch LCD TV
  • Cable channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free minibar

Outdoor space

  • Balcony


  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Phone
  • Safe

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Check-in from 7:30 AM - 6 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11:30 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant 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: CVE 220.0 per person, per night

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

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: CVE 500.00 per vehicle (roundtrip)

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

Property is also known as

Pensão Bela Sombra House Sao Nicolau
Pensão Bela Sombra House
Pensão Bela Sombra Sao Nicolau
Pensão Bela Sombra
Pensão Bela Sombra Motel Sao Nicolau
Pensão Bela Sombra Motel
Pensão Bela Sombra Pension
Pensão Bela Sombra Sao Nicolau
Pensão Bela Sombra Pension Sao Nicolau

Frequently asked questions

Is Pensão Bela Sombra pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Pensão Bela Sombra?
Self parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Pensão Bela Sombra?
Check-in is from 7:30 AM - 6 PM.
What time is check-out at Pensão Bela Sombra?
Check-out is at 11:30 AM.
Does Pensão Bela Sombra provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of CVE 500.00 per vehicle applies.
Where is Pensão Bela Sombra located?
Situated in Sao Nicolau, this pension is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosário and within 12 mi (20 km) of Tarrafal Port and Branca Beach. Bay of Angola and Ponta Boca da Ribeira are also within 25 mi (40 km).

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 1 out of 4 reviews
5 - Excellent 25%
Rating 4 - Good. 2 out of 4 reviews
4 - Good 50%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 4 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 4 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 4 reviews
1 - Terrible 25%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

1/5 Terrible

Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Wouldn't honor payment to Expedia & closed by 6 PM
They would not accept the payment that we had made online directly to Expedia. They did not have any record of our reservation or name. And they said we would have to pay them directly, even though we had already paid Expedia. This is bad both by the hotel and by Expedia, for not working this out. We want our money back, but we heard that Expedia is horrible for refunds and customer service. Also, the next night, when we went there at 6:18 PM, they were closed (both front & back doors). We called both of their numbers, and they didn't answer. We knocked on the doors and the windows, and couldn't get in or anyone to come. They had said there is no check in after 6 PM, and they mean it. Terrible service, terrible situation, terrible hotel. Expedia needs to refund our money paid online.

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Excellent place. Clean and well located. Wifi only in common dining room and not working. Some noise from the bar on other side of the street.

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
a really nice hotel in the middle of the beautiful little town ribeira brava on sao nicolau in capo verde little nice rooms - but aweful beds - sorry to tell that - we did not sleep very well excellent food (try the local modje)

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
I cannot fault this place¡

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