Kira's Hotel


São Vicente

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

  • Although Kira’s doesn’t have a pool, guests are able to use the pool at a nearby hotel, adding a further plus to this already wonderful little find.
  • 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, and are also pleased to arrange a visit to the pool at a nearby hotel if you fancy a cool off. 

Getting to São Vicente

Tale 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 tailormade 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 TICV
  • Private airport transfers (where operationally possible)
  • Access to UK airport lounge
  • Airport Security Tax (TSA)
  • Experienced and reliable resort team on hand to help 
  • Free 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)
  • Use of the pool at a nearby hotel can be arranged free of charge 
  • 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)


  • 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 Binter. 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 Hotel

Triple Room - Santo Antao

From £1,343pp

Sleeps up to 3 


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Standard Room

From £1,355pp

Sleeps up to 2 


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Triple Room - Cabo Verde

From £1,371pp

Sleeps up to 3 


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Hotel & Local Restaurants

Opening dates are subject to change and beyond our control.


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

Hotel Porto Grande

International Cuisine

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Casa Café Mindelo

Cape Verdean

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O Cocktail

O Cocktail

Pizzeria & cocktails

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Chez Loutcha

Chez Loutcha

Cape Verdean

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Le Goût De Grills


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