Kira's Boutique Hotel

  

São Vicente

 
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A small and welcoming family-run hotel right in the heart of Mindelo, Kira’s is bursting with charm and character, providing a real home-from-home feel.


Our Guest's Opinion

“Faultless. Lovely hotel, lovely staff and a nice breakfast – including a packed one when we left early. Top marks all round.”

- Mr Alker
 

 

What we love

  • It’s so easy to fall in love with Kira’s – it’s charming, full of personal touches and has wonderful staff. Nothing is ever too much trouble.

  • The rooftop terrace is a great place to relax with a good book. It's a little sun trap, with sunloungers and a gazebo providing some shade, plus the added bonus of having a rooftop view over Mindelo.

 

Good to know

  • Kira's Hotel has been awarded a Trip Advisor Travellers' Choice Award for 2020, placing it in the top 10% of hotels worldwide based on guest reviews.

 

A homely atmosphere at Kira’s

The friendly atmosphere is the first thing guests will notice as they set foot in Kira’s, while plenty of personal touches give a local and family character to the guesthouse. Each of the property’s 11 guest rooms are named after the islands in the archipelago, and are individually decorated in a range of assorted colours, in keeping with the vibrancy that São Vicente is known for. 

The guesthouse boasts a superb central location, just steps from the main square of Mindelo. Despite this, you’ll feel nothing but peace and quiet throughout your stay, such is the homely, secluded vibe of the property.

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Relax or explore Mindelo

Kira’s rooftop terrace is a real treat for holidaymakers, offering a superb sunbathing spot with views over Mindelo’s rooftops, plus there’s a gazebo for some shade when you need a break from the sun. You’ll also discover a wonderful hidden gem at this hotel – a small courtyard which is filled with plants and flowers, it’s a little tropical paradise – perfect for enjoying an al fresco breakfast, or delving into your favourite book. 

There is a small range of drinks and snacks available throughout the day, and the restaurants, shops, cafés and bars of Mindelo are just steps away. Isabel and her team are on hand to attend to their guests’ every need.


Getting to São Vicente

Take a direct international flight to Sal, followed by internal flights to/from São Vicente.

São Vicente 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 São Vicente. Visit our Island Hopping Holiday Ideas, or call one of our experts about a tailor-made itinerary.

Official local hotel rating: Boutique

 

Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence

What's included in your booking 

  • 20kg luggage allowance 
  • Return inter-island flights from Sal provided by BestFly
  • Private airport transfers (where operationally possible)
  • Access to UK airport lounge
  • Airport Security Tax (TSA)
  • Experienced and reliable resort team on hand to help 
  • Digital Cape Verde destination guide 

Hotel Facilities

  • Breakfast room Mindelo
  • Matiota roof terrace with loungers
  • Cantinho courtyard seating area
  • Drinks and snacks available
  • Massages booked by reception (payable locally)
  • Laundry service (payable locally)
  • Wi-Fi (signal can be intermittent)
  • 11 rooms

Room Facilities

  • Twin beds (can make up as double)
  • Double beds in triple rooms
  • Shower room
  • Air-conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Mini fridge
  • Television with international channels
  • Telephone
  • Safe
  • Wi-Fi (signal can be intermittent)

Location

  • Beach: Laginha Beach, 15-minute walk 
  • Restaurants: Short walk to Porto Grande Hotel, 15 minutes to Marina
  • Main Town: Mindelo, located just off main square
  • Airport: São Vicente - 15-minute drive by taxi transfer
  • Port for Ferry to Santo Antão: 5-minute drive

Travelling Between the Islands

Internal flights are provided by BestFly. It should be noted that internal flights can and do change schedules and flights are sometimes cancelled, delayed or even early!

Travelling time between Sal and São Vicente is approximately 45 minutes' flying time.

Rooms at Kira's Boutique Hotel

Standard Room

From £1,245pp

Sleeps up to 2 

   

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Triple Room - Santo Antao

From £1,259pp

Sleeps up to 3 

   

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Triple Room - Cabo Verde

From £1,294pp

Sleeps up to 3 

   

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Hotel & Local Restaurants

Opening dates are subject to change and beyond our control.

Local

Hotel Restaurant, Oasis Porto Grande Hotel, Sao Vicente, Cape Verde

Hotel Porto Grande

International Cuisine

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Local

Casa Café Mindelo

Cape Verdean

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Local

O Cocktail

O Cocktail

Pizzeria & cocktails

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Local

Chez Loutcha

Chez Loutcha

Cape Verdean

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Local

Le Goût De Grills

Seafood

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About the Local Area

São Vicente is home to Mindelo, the island's capital. Mindelo is the cultural capital of the islands and is a wonderful stop to include in any Cape Verdean itinerary.

Mindeo is proud of its rich heritage and traditions with art, music, and vibrant nightlife. The lively buzz of music from local bars, clubs and cafés will draw you in, where you can enjoy refreshing drinks and delicious food.

By day, pay a visit to Laginha Beach, the pristine white sand bay and Kalimba beach bar are the ideal home for a beach lover during their holiday. Casa Café Mindelo is a favourite, be sure to taste the grogue, a local beverage that comes in a variety of flavours.

FESTIVALS

SãO Vicente hosts two of the most lavish events in the archipelago - Carnival!

  • Carnival - Held each February, 40 days before Easter. Outfits are inspired by Rio the estival in Brazil, with a Portuguese flavour mixed in. We do offer a four-night Carnival add-on package too.
  • There is a great beach festival held in August during the full moon, attracting visitors and musicians from across the archipelago.

THINGS TO DO

MONTE VERDE

This is the island's highest peak, once you've reached the top (this can be done by car or by foot), the panoramas are magnificent. Allow them to take your breath away as your embrace the 360 views. You will be able to look over the whole city of Mindelo and out across the Atlantic.

DAY TRIP TO SANTO ANTÃO

This is highly recommended, as it is just a one-hour ferry ride across to the neighbouring island, and the only way to visit is from São Vicente. Experience the beautiful green peaks and the multitude of hiking routes.

 BEACHES

The island's beaches are rugged and beautiful, slightly different to those of Sal or Boa Vista, but boast enough charm of their own. 

CASA CAFÉ MINDELO

It is in a fantastic location and boasts a delicious menu. Try the Cape Vedean classics whilst soaking up the excellent atmosphere and music.