THe Don Paco Hotel

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Beach nearby, beach shuttle, beach cabanas
Suite | Minibar, free WiFi
Double Room (1+1) | Minibar, free WiFi
Double Room (2+1) | Minibar, free WiFi

Overview of THe Don Paco Hotel

THe Don Paco Hotel

3.0 star property
Sao Vicente hotel with restaurant, connected to a shopping centre

7.8/10 Good

49 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
  • 24/7 front desk
  • Laundry facilities
Rua Cristiano De Sena Barcelos, 461, Mindelo, Sao Vicente, 2110
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Marina
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Beach cabanas
  • Room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Spa services
  • Conference centre
  • Business centre
  • Area shuttle
  • Beach shuttle
For families
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Lift
  • Minibar
  • Cable TV service

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About this area

Getting around

  • Sao Vicente Island (VXE-Sao Pedro) - 16 min drive
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

THe Don Paco Hotel

3-star hotel connected to a shopping centre
You can look forward to a free breakfast buffet, a marina and a terrace at THe Don Paco Hotel. Treat yourself to a massage or other spa services. The on-site restaurant, Toni Duarte, features light fare. In addition to shopping on site and a coffee shop/cafe, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
Other perks at this hotel include:
  • An area shuttle, an area shuttle and tour/ticket information
  • Luggage storage, a front desk safe and a TV in the lobby
  • A lift, ATM/banking services and wedding services
Room features
All guest rooms at THe Don Paco Hotel offer thoughtful touches, such as air conditioning, in addition to amenities, such as complimentary wireless Internet access and minibars.
More amenities include:
  • Plasma TVs with cable channels


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 or hotter


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and through room service
Reservations are required for the use of certain on-site facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 44 rooms
  • Arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until midnight
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No on-site parking


  • Area shuttle*
  • Beach shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking area (fines apply)

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast each morning 7 AM–10:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Room service (limited hours)

What to do

  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Shopping
  • Beach nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Scuba-diving nearby

Working away

  • Business centre
  • Meeting room
  • Conference centre


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Beach cabanas (surcharge)
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 2011
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • Spa services
  • Marina


  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom


  • English
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Plasma television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar

Freshen up

  • Bidet
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the on-site spa services. Services include massages.


Toni Duarte – This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open 24 hours.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city and collected at the property. Exemptions or reductions might apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: CVE 220 per person, per night, up to 10 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 17 years of age.

Optional extras

  • Dial-up Internet access is available in guest rooms for an extra charge
  • Local area shuttle and beach shuttle services are offered for an extra charge

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Reservations are required for massage services and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

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.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some on-site facilities.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and also through room service.


Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Don Paco Hotel Sao Vicente
Don Paco Sao Vicente
Don Paco Hotel
Hotel Don Paco Sao Vicente
THe Don Paco Hotel Hotel
THe Don Paco Hotel Sao Vicente
THe Don Paco Hotel Hotel Sao Vicente

Frequently asked questions

Does THe Don Paco Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, THe Don Paco Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at THe Don Paco Hotel?
As of 27 Sept 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at THe Don Paco Hotel on 28 Sept 2022 start from £68, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at THe Don Paco Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at THe Don Paco Hotel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at THe Don Paco Hotel?
Sorry, there's no on-site parking at THe Don Paco Hotel.
What are the check-in and check-out times at THe Don Paco Hotel?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at THe Don Paco Hotel and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities such as boat tours, scuba-diving and body boarding. Enjoy amenities such as beach cabanas and spa services.
Are there restaurants at or near THe Don Paco Hotel?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant, Toni Duarte. Nearby restaurants include Nautilus (3-min walk), Residencial Maravilha (4-min walk) and Positivos + Culture House (4-min walk).
What's the area around THe Don Paco Hotel like?
THe Don Paco Hotel is a short 1-minute walk from Cultural Center of Mindelo and 3 minutes' walk from Mindelo Marina.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very good

Did not like that check-in was on 2nd floor. Did not like that windows on 4th floor did not have screen and room AC wasn't that good to keep the room at an amenable temperature.
2-night romance trip
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6/10 Good

electric items and electric system not working properly.
Glenriddell, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Don Paco - Review
The Don Paco is a ideally placed for access to the Port and to the center of Mindelo. While the hotel is no frills, the staff are very friendly and efficient and the food was consistently very good. Also the Owner is on site most evenings and is accessible. The only down side was the late evening noise from outside the hotel
Perry, 5-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Very basic hotel. Awful breakfast!!! One nice thing is it’s in a good location.
4-night trip
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6/10 Good

Jason, 2-night business trip
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8/10 Very good

nice place to disconnect and that kind of things people says when had a good tme
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8/10 Very good

nice experience in a nice island with nice people
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10/10 Exceptional

Nice convenient hotel
Comfortable and clean hotel close to the centre of Mindelo and a short walk to the ferry for Santo Antao. The staff were very friendly and helpful too.
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8/10 Very good

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8/10 Very good

Very nice hotel, friendly staff. Great value for the price. Stayed four days.
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