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Hilton Cabo Verde: Perfect, Peaceful Stay

Hilton Cabo Verde Hotel Review is part of the Still The Best Trip Report.

Would you pay 70,000 Hilton points a night or $150 a night? In the old days, the top-end Hiltons went for 50k points a night (see The Conrad Maldives: Heaven Can Wait). Stuck in the past and wanting to save my points for a better booking, I did the unthinkable and paid cash for my 4-night stay at the Hilton Sal.a building with a sign on the front


There are many all-inclusive hotels in Sal including the Riu and Melia brand. Having learned my lesson from the Doubletree Zanzibar (see DoubleTree Zanzibar-Nungwi: Miss You Miss You Baby), I decided to pay for everything a la carte. That was a sound idea as I enjoyed eating and drinking in Santa Maria instead of the hotel (see Guns & Butter: Sal, Cabo Verde Travel Guide).

a group of fish on a wall

Hilton Gold

Initially, I was given a room with no view. The next day I mentioned that I was Hilton gold and was given a room with a partial view.a view of a resort with palm trees and a pool


I only went to breakfast once. There’s a good selection of food including local flavor.a display of donuts on a tablea plate of food on a table


As I wrote, Puerto Rico is fraternal twins with Cabo Verde (see Cabo Verde: Puerto Rico’s Fraternal Twin). The beach reminded me of my beach in Rio Mar, Puerto Rico. a palm tree with flags in the windrope on a beach with a boat in the distance a glass of beer on a table


I prefer the pool to the ocean both at home and away.

a pool with people swimming in it

Happy Hour

From 5-6pm was happy hour. All drinks were half off. That’s how happy hour is supposed to be. a glass of ice and lime on a table

a glass with a drink in it
PR coming into focus


I ate at the hotel on the first day. I was impressed by the tuna steak.a wooden walkway leading to a building a plate of food on a table


There is a bar at the hotel with live music.  The football game was in stoppage time forcing the singer to wait. a man playing guitar in a room with a red sign


This hotel is brand new.a room with a bed and a couch

No Espresso

The room only had instant coffee. That is unacceptable. That was my one complaint.


After a night of too much rum, I did something else unthinkable: I used the tub to recover.a bathtub in a bathroom a bathroom with a large mirror and a bathtub


There’s a rain shower for normal days.

a shower with a light coming from the ceilinga group of soap dispensers on a wall


The Hilton CV is a good value but only if you’re not using points.



  1. This actually looks wonderful, and not bad cash pricing either. Very cool to see something that went well, and, with the in-room espresso absence excepted, generally without serious complaint.

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