Hotel Pontao

3.0 star property
Beach hotel in Sal with outdoor pool, restaurant

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Hotel Pontao

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Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
View from room
Superior Double or Twin Room
Local and international cuisine
Shower, free toiletries, hair dryer, towels

Overview of Hotel Pontao

7.4 out of 10 Good
7.4/10 Good

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Airport transfer
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Air conditioning
Edificio Pontao, Santa Maria, Sal, 4111
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Front desk safe
  • Multilingual staff
  • Luggage storage
  • TV in a common area
Feel at home
  • Children stay free
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

Room options

Superior Double or Twin Room, Pool View

  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Single Beds

Standard Double or Twin Room, Pool View

  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Single Beds

Standard Double or Twin Room

  • 22 sq m
  • City view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed OR 2 Single Beds

Superior Double or Twin Room

  • 25 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed OR 2 Single Beds

About this area

What's nearby

  • Heart of Sal

Getting around

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


  • Bar de Praia - Oasis Atlantico - 9 min walk
  • LobStar - Enjoyable Seafood Restaurant - 5 min walk
  • Criol - 8 min walk
  • Morabeza Beach Club - 7 min walk
  • Palm Beach Bar & Restaurant - 6 min walk

About this property

Hotel Pontao

Hotel Pontao offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 14 per vehicle one way. After splashing around at the outdoor pool, you can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant or unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. A terrace and a garden are other highlights.


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 or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (third-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 sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 79 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

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

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • One child (2 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free on-site self-parking


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • 1 building/tower
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • An outdoor pool


  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar

Sleep well

  • Turndown service
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Furnished balcony

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Phone


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • 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.

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of EUR 14 per vehicle (one way)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (third-party expert - Global).


This property does not have lifts.
Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards on site.
This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

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 offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Hotel Pontao does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Hotel Pontao?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Hotel Pontao?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Pontao?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Hotel Pontao?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Hotel Pontao?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is EUR 14 per vehicle one way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel Pontao?
You can check in starting at 2:00 PM. Check-out time is noon.
What is there to do at Hotel Pontao and nearby?
Hotel Pontao has an outdoor pool and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Hotel Pontao?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant that offers local and international cuisine.
Does Hotel Pontao have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a furnished balcony.
What's the area around Hotel Pontao like?
Hotel Pontao is in the heart of Sal, a short 5-minute walk from Santa Maria Pier and 6 minutes' walk from Santa Maria Beach.







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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Loved our stay and would like to visit again
Keith, 7-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

All the staff here are very pleasant and smiling. Hotel is very clean. Good breakfast.
Janice, 4-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

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.
Howard, 5-night romance trip
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2/10 Poor

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.
Robert, 6-night romance trip
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2/10 Poor

7-night trip
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8/10 Very good

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.
7-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Excellent hotel, excellent breakfast choice.
Ian, 1-night romance trip
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4/10 Fair

There is no staff to help with baggages to go upstair.
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10/10 Exceptional

Great hotel
Small and basic but spotless, comfortable and convenient
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6/10 Good

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.
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