Ouril Hotel Mindelo


São Vicente

107 rooms

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£1259pp(from/pp) SAVE £340pp (based on 2 sharing)

A modern hotel with good facilities, close to the vibrant city of Mindelo.


What we love

  • The rooftop terrace offers the perfect place for a refreshing dip in the pool, while boasting amazing views of São Vicente. 


Good to know

  • Its central location, short walks in either direction will show you what Mindelo has to offer. Turn right for the azure waters and golden sands of Laginha Beach. Left for a short walk to the bustling main square, great for people watching. Or straight in front of the hotel is the ferry port if you wish to take a day trip to the stunning island of Santo Antão.

  • Book early for carnival dates


The perfect base to explore Sao Vicente

With Mindelo on your doorstep and a stunning view out over the bay, marina and surrounding hills, this hotel is sure to delight any guest.

Boasting a beachfront location, those looking for a city break with the added benefit of being able to relax are in luck. The hotel has two pools, one of which is in a central courtyard location, while the other boasts a fantastic view from the terrace.

Each room is finished to a high standard with light and neutral tones, spacious bathrooms and all the amenities you will need for a comfortable stay. For added indulgence, you can opt for a suite with a private pool on the balcony, the perfect way to enjoy the lovely marina views.

The fitness room, and spa treatmentse are available for guests to use for added luxury and relaxation. Guests can dine in the on-site restaurant, offering a great range of dishes and a continental buffet breakfast each morning.

Relax or explore Mindelo

The vibrant city is on your doorstep, with a great choice of eateries, bars and shops. The city’s architecture is marvellous and well worth a stroll to admire. In the city centre during the evenings, you will find plenty of live music in the local restaurants, the ideal way to enjoy Cape Verde’s city of culture. If you are looking to go further afield a ferry departs daily for neighbouring island Santo Antão, a lovely day trip to see more of the archipelago.

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: 4 star


What's included in your booking 

  • 20kg luggage allowance 
  • Return inter-island flights from Sal, provided by Cabo Verde Airlines
  • 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

  • Two swimming pools, rooftop pool
  • Restaurant
  • Lounge
  • Bar
  • Fitness room 
  • Spa treatments (payable locally)
  • Jacuzzi
  • Wi-Fi
  • Lift
  • Laundry service (payable locally)
  • 107 rooms

Room Facilities

  • Double bed
  • En-suite with walk-in shower
  • Air-conditioning
  • Television
  • Telephone
  • Safe (payable locally)
  • Terrace/balcony
  • Minibar (payable locally)


  • Beach: Laginha Beach, 10-minute walk 
  • Restaurants: On-site, marina opposite
  • Main town: Mindelo, 10-minute walk to main square
  • Airport: São Vicente - 15-minute drive by private transfer
  • Port for ferry to Santo Antão: 200m

Travelling Between the Islands

Internal flights are provided by Cabo Verde Airlines. 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 Ouril Hotel Mindelo

Superior Double

From £1,259pp

Sleeps up to 2 


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Family Room

From £1,350pp

Sleeps up to 4 


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From £1,827pp

Sleeps up to 3 


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Suite with Private Pool

From £2,037pp

Sleeps up to 3 


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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.


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.



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.


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.


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


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