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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

All-Inclusive?

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

Breakfast

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

Beach

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

Pool

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

Restaurant

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

Entertainment

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

Room

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.

Bath

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

Shower

There’s a rain shower for normal days.

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

Overall

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

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2 COMMENTS

  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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