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Terraco das Quitandas Design Guest House

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Rua da Republica 26 Bairro do Museu, Mozambique Island 3100 Mozambique
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#2 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Mozambique Island
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At the image of the Island itself, Terraço das Quitandas is a guest house whose architecture and decoration are translated into a mix of details that link the East to Europe, and welcomes with great simplicity and tradition, allowing a unique experience of living with a remote but still present past. The aim of Terraço das Quitandas is that its guests enjoy all of this unique infrastructure based on the concept of a well differentiated and inimitable well serve and receive.
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Property amenities
Free public parking nearby
Pool / beach towels
Free breakfast
Boating
Game room
Babysitting
Airport transportation
Massage
Street parking
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Board games / puzzles
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Mosquito net
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Umbrella
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Safe
Seating area
Separate living room
Sofa
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
City view
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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HOTEL STYLE
Romantic
Family
Languages Spoken
English, Portuguese, Swahili
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LFCKOPITE4EVER wrote a review Jul 2022
Rancho Mirage, California217 contributions62 helpful votes
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An 11 of 10! Yes, it can happen! Spent 5 wonderful days within the gracious company of Isabel y Manuel. If the adage that people make a place it is relevant here while the place is an extraordinary one. It is essentially a very large mansion albeit with separate rooms within dedicated quarters adorned with just the right mix of old Mozambican and Indian Ocean curious collected and walled pastels. It is intimate yet serves up large open laze-about spaces. Carefully and passionately recovered from entire ruins this 200 years-old wealthy, merchant-trader's home has ALL in-room amenities needed (including excellent wifi) while all other measures are very much antiquity preserved. Add perched seating on the upper deck-roof or in the garden to welcome in sundown at the waterfront with a bottle of wine or other. Next door at 'Las Reliquias' with its like-waterfront seating you also have the best restaurant in Stonetown, bar none. Amelia runs a superb ship here too. Both sit within the shortest possible walk past the customs house, to the museum, cathedral, pier, and the fort. Within mere minutes on a casual stroll you also have all of Stonetown's colonial past. Add traditional boat trips to various historically important islands, boarded within a short walk across the front garden to the beach... Transfers from the airport are arranged and reasonably priced. I loved all!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Room Tip: All rooms are superb and unique.
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nunoe109 wrote a review Jun 2022
Salvador, BA24 contributions
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Can’t wait to go back after returning to Europe. My friends and I spent 5 days on vacation at the Terraço das Quitandas in the Island of Mozambique. Facing the beach, just a few meters from the door, this guest house is located in a quiet and peaceful area where you can enjoy the most beautiful sunset of Africa and where the major monuments are located. Restored to its original design, Terraço das Quitandas offers its guests, or friends, which was how we all felt, the most unique experience, due not only to Isa and Manuel and the rest of the staff, who were most friendly and accommodating, but also to its character and charm. Boat trips and tours can be arranged, allowing the guests to visit other islands with amazing beaches or just enjoy the natural beauty of the island making a return to the past. The grounds surrounding Terraço das Quitandas are beautiful in the way only African country can be, and one of the greatest experiences is just lounging on a chair in the terrace enjoying the view, soaking in the most memorable sunsets or moonlight. When temperatures lower, I recommend the recreation salon, where you can enjoy some games, read or just chill out. Breakfast is exceptional. You can also have lunch and dinner served with a mixture of African, Arab, Indian and Portuguese flavours and scents. Food is homemade by nice and warm local staff. You can also enjoy amazing seafood in restaurants nearby. We will return to this african family, no doubt about it.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Room Tip: I had the chance to take a look at friends rooms. AlI are great but i prefer 1st. floor.
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RuiMVSantos wrote a review May 2022
Berlin, Germany4 contributions4 helpful votes
Once you arrive you don't want to go back. It's magic. Excellent service and staff. Stunning interiors. Amazing breakfast. The best location. Boat trips to Ilha de Goa and Sete Paus are a must. Thank you!
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Room Tip: choose any room , all are perfect and full od details
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Christian C wrote a review Jan 2022
Vienna, Austria10 contributions9 helpful votes
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The location close to the port, museum and main tourist attractions, is great. The rooms are clean and spacious and have their individual charm. The roof terrace offers very nice views on the sea, town and the night sky. Together with the entire building this place has real character. However, the main joy for me was the staff: the owner and entire team are extremely helpful and friendly and make you feel as being part of a family. For me it was a really exceptional stay!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Jessica wrote a review Jan 2022
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We stayed at Terraco for 7 nights which is located in a quiet corner with a private garden leading onto the most beautiful little beach. Terraco offers you a mixture of premier comfort, central location, an intimate atmosphere with beautiful furniture pieces hand selected by the Owners from all over the world on their travels. The staff are incredibly helpful and accommodating which made us feel at home. With a mixture of exquisitely decorated rooms, they cater for solo, couples and family stays. The owners are hands on and very dedicated to their guests. This place is HIGHLY recommended. Unforgettable.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Room Tip: Top Room offers a roof top Terrance with magnificent panoramic views of the ocean and city center.
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Response from Terraço das quitandas, Proprietário at Terraço das Quitandas Design Guest House
Responded 7 Jan 2022
It is always a pleasure for us to share our home with our guests and make them feel at home. This desire is redoubled when we receive guests like you, who allow us to be part of our family, that of Terraço das Quitandas. a big thank you for your sympathy and affectionate comment. Best wishes for a great year for you and see you soon. Quitandas staff.
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Gustavo da Silva wrote a review Apr 2019
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Quitandas will take you back in time when the Portuguese Caravel's first arrived at Ilha. The well maintained interiors with a truly amazing design touch will leave you dazzled. Add all this to the amazing rooms and you will wan't to comeback definitely.
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from okhwiri, Manager at Terraço das Quitandas Design Guest House
Responded 23 Apr 2019
Dear Gustavo Silva Was a pleasure to meet you and serve you. We are really happy and proud with your lovelly comment. Hope to see you soon! Staff Quitandas
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LindsayT818 wrote a review Feb 2019
London, England, United Kingdom15 contributions7 helpful votes
We only stayed here for one night as part of our honeymoon trip to Mozambique, but we will never forget it. The building has been wonderfully restored and is among the grandest hotels we've ever stayed in. The location, in Stone Town with a sea view, was perfect. We especially want to thank Antonio who was wonderfully welcoming and helpful - thanks Antonio for making us feel at home.
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Date of stay: September 2018
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from okhwiri, Owner at Terraço das Quitandas Design Guest House
Responded 10 Feb 2019
Thanks for your kind comnent. Was a real pleasure to wellcome such a lovely couple. Will be a pleasure to have you again in the future. All the best from Quitandas Staff.😃
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Irlantilainen wrote a review Dec 2018
Helsinki, Finland364 contributions203 helpful votes
Terraco is tucked away in a quiet corner of the historic heart of Ilha, with a private garden along the beach. The hotel itself reflects the ambience, a traditional old building beautifully restored and filled with elegant furnishings and decorations. There are only 4 or 5 rooms, all with sea views, and Ricardo, Mocambique-born Portuguese, is a fount of information about and enthusiasm for local history. No credit cards, so you have to reserve by bank transfer. More expensive than the modern and comfortable Feitora, but much more atmospheric and better located, closer to the Fortaleza and old heart of this fascinating outpost.. 3 very good restaurants a short walk away, and an additional bonus is the helpful staff including Fatima the grumpy maid. Memorable, distinctive and highly recommended. Obs! Avoid the long and uncomfortable chapa/autocarro ride from Nampula with an a/c transfer at the reliable Isaac.executivetransfers@gmail.com
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Date of stay: December 2018
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Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from okhwiri, Owner at Terraço das Quitandas Design Guest House
Responded 10 Feb 2019
We would like to thank you once again to give us the pleasure to serve you at our Guest House. From all Quitandas staff accept our warm regards. Antonio
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Jean-Michel C wrote a review Sep 2017
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Terraço das Quitandas combines perfect location, family atmosphere, spacious rooms, elegant furniture and total comfort. It was a real pleasure to spend 3 days in this renovated historic building and discover the island from this privileged base camp. Dona da Casa Isabel, a local celebrity and dedicated host, knows everyone around. She and her staff are a great promoters of the island secrets. Ask for a boat tour (Quitandas has its own dhow) to one of the pristine beaches nearby....
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Date of stay: September 2017
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: all rooms are excellent. The one on the terrace is special (view)
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Response from Terraco Q, Gerente at Terraço das Quitandas Design Guest House
Responded 20 Sep 2017
Was a pleasure to wellcome you, looking forward to see you again in a close future. Warm Regards Antonio, Issufo and Fatima
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Rhonda R wrote a review Mar 2017
Columbus, Georgia199 contributions110 helpful votes
This guest house was quite comfortable and definitely offers up a place with a lot of character. Owners have furnished the property with items they have purchased in their travels and the host/manager, Antonio, is a delightful guy. We were in the room on the top floor, #3 with a private rooftop terrace. The breeze was very nice but we needed the AC at night to sleep, as it was quite hot. Breakfasts were simple but adequate and a cooked breakfast was an option if you wanted it. We had a look at a couple of the other hotels that would be options on the island. They had pools but appeared rather sterile and were modern if that is your preference.
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Date of stay: February 2017
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Terraco Q, Gerente at Terraço das Quitandas Design Guest House
Responded 20 Sep 2017
Dear Mr Rhonda Was a pleasure to serve you. We hope to see you again and assist you as good as possible in order to garante a great staying at Quitandas and Ilha. Warm Regards Antonio, Issufo and Fatima
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US$194 - US$196 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
MozambiqueNampula ProvinceMozambique Island
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about Terraço das Quitandas Design Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Terraço das Quitandas Design Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Governor's Palace Museum (0.3 km) and Fortaleza de São Sebastião (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Terraço das Quitandas Design Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, airport transportation, and room service.
Which room amenities are available at Terraço das Quitandas Design Guest House?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, blackout curtains, and extra long beds.
What food & drink options are available at Terraço das Quitandas Design Guest House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Terraço das Quitandas Design Guest House?
Yes, free public parking nearby and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Terraço das Quitandas Design Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Rickshaws Pousada e Cafe, Karibu, and Ancora d'Ouro.
Does Terraço das Quitandas Design Guest House have airport transportation?
Yes, Terraço das Quitandas Design Guest House offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Terraço das Quitandas Design Guest House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Mozambique Island.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Terraço das Quitandas Design Guest House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Portuguese, and Swahili.
Are there any historical sites close to Terraço das Quitandas Design Guest House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fortaleza de São Sebastião (0.8 km).
Does Terraço das Quitandas Design Guest House have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.