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A memorable and friendly family-run house, boasting a fantastic central location in São Filipe, Colonial Guest House is sure to charm each and every one of its guests.

Our Guest's Opinion

“Colonial Guest House was lovely as were the staff. A nice place to stay. Our day tour of the volcanic crater was excellent. Top marks.”

- Mr Alker

 

  

What we love

  • The rich history of this house, dating back to 1883, shines through each and every room. Large airy rooms with high ceilings - it’s simply beautiful.
  • The owners, Morten and Luisa, are real characters. They pride themselves on top-class service and have so much love for Fogo. Join them for a drink in the bar and enjoy tale after tale of their life on Fogo. 

 

Good to know

 

  • Every room has its own private bathroom, however, some rooms have bathrooms located adjacent to the bedroom, rather than an en-suite.
  • The owners, Morten and Luisa, are real characters. They pride themselves on top-class service and have so much love for Fogo. Join them for a drink in the bar and enjoy tale after tale of their life on Fogo

Charm and authenticity

Evoking the design and feel of a typical Portuguese house, dating back to 1883, Colonial Guest House is a fantastic option for those embarking on an island hopping holiday. Designed in the distinctive Sobrado style which characterises many of Cape Verde’s oldest buildings, the guest house has a distinctive Portuguese vibe to it.

 

Explore Fogo

Located in São Filipe, Fogo’s capital, guests can easily explore the shops, bars and restaurants of the town, many of which are in walking distance of the property. For the extra adventurous, you can’t visit the island of Fogo and not pay a visit to the incredible volcano craters, easily reached via a guided tour. Sample Fogo’s own wine, which is grown inside the crater, or try the home-grown coffee, which is produced on the outer, fertile land of the volcano; there’s so much to see and do on this striking island. 

Time to relax

You will, however, be forgiven for not wanting to leave the relaxing oasis of the guest house, with its small pool and shaded comfy seating area – perfect for enjoying Cape Verde’s superb climate. The Portuguese theme also extends throughout the property’s guest rooms, which have high ceilings, are wonderfully spacious and individually decorated. If you’re here to relax, why not make the most of the pool for a cooling dip or the bar and terrace that take in wonderful views across the sea of the neighbouring island of Brava?

Getting to Fogo

Direct International flights to Sal then internal flights to/from Fogo, via Santiago.

Fogo is best experienced as part of a multi-centre island hopping holiday around the archipelago. We offer a number of itineraries that include a stay on Fogo. Visit our Island Hopping Holiday Ideas, or call one of our experts about a tailormade itinerary.

Official local hotel rating: 3 star

https://www.capeverde.co.uk/colonial-guest-house