The Colonial Guest House

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Outdoor pool
In-room safe, free WiFi
In-room safe, free WiFi
In-room safe, free WiFi

Overview of The Colonial Guest House

The Colonial Guest House

2.5 star property
Sao Filipe hotel with outdoor pool and restaurant

8.4/10 Very Good

40 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
The price is $74
Price available on 8/13/2022
Alto De São Pedro, Sao Filipe, Fogo
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Multilingual staff
  • Concierge services
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
For families
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Bathrobes
Cleaning & Safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Heart of Sao Filipe

Getting around

  • Fogo Island (SFL-Sao Felipe) - 3 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

The Colonial Guest House

The Colonial Guest House is just 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from the airport and offers a shuttle. Guests indulge in massages, then grab a bite to eat at the restaurant. Other features of this Colonial hotel include an outdoor pool, a bar/lounge, and a terrace. Fellow travelers say good things about the location and spacious guestrooms.


Danish, English, French, Portuguese, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 10 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at noon
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Onsite extended parking


  • Airport shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast each morning 7:30 AM–10:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge

What to do

  • Fishing
  • Boat tours nearby


  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1883
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool


  • Danish
  • English
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathrobes

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer (on request)

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Tourism fee: CVE 220 per person, per night

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for CVE 2400.0 per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas.


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

Colonial Guest House Hotel Sao Filipe
Colonial Guest House Hotel
Colonial Guest House Sao Filipe
Colonial Guest House
The Colonial Guest House Hotel
The Colonial Guest House Sao Filipe
The Colonial Guest House Hotel Sao Filipe

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Overall score and ratings


Very Good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

10/10 Exceptional

That resort facility is the crown jewel of Fogo’s tourism. Their breakfast is exceptional and their staff are always ready and very professional. I’m looking forward to stay there again soon. It’s a highly recommended Hotel for people visiting the island. Thanks for the great service provided to me.
3-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The Colonial Guest House
The hotel is old colonial style and lovely. Bathroom is separated from the room. Patio and garden is nice and charming. The only issue here is wifi does not work in the room only outside. The other problem is hotel advertise half board room price but when you check in they inform you that your maximum spend limit escudo 1,200 up to 1,500 which equals to roughly EUR12-15. If you go over the limit you have to pay. That does not make half board. Half board is when lunch or dinner is included without limit. The hotel has to fix this issue as it is misleading and false advertising. Other than that it was nice staying here
Mikhail, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Nice hotel, would come again
We really had a nice stay. The hotel has charm and ver friendly staff. Only thing to complain about were the mattresses. Other than that we were perfectly happy.
2-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very Good

1-night romance trip
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8/10 Very Good

1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Very nice hotel, excellent breakfast
The hotel is very well located, in the heart of the city, not too far from the beach. Wonderful island where we can walk to the volcano. People at the restaurant are vey nice and helpful. High quality.
Bertrand, 3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Casa Colonial was just beautiful, we enjoyed our stay a lot. The place is very nicely decorated, the staff was nice, breakfast was good and the location was also good in the center of Sao Filipe.
Razvan, 3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful place in the middle of town.
The owner was fantastic - very hands on to ensure everything was satisfactory. When my taxi did not arrive, he even gave me a ride to the airport to ensure I caught my flight.
2-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Quick trip
Our stay was really good and had no issues
5-night business trip
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8/10 Very Good

2-night family trip
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