Gabriele was a great host and Mimi makes the best mango juice ever! The braskfast is delicious. The rooms are cute and the pool is perfect! We will defnetily come back. Gabriele gave us many tips of the Island.
Charming nicely restored old building with comfortable rooms. A bit far from the tourist areas, but you walk around all day anyway, so not that much of a problem. Did have a problem with the fact that there was no wifi at all for the duration of our stay, no water for one night and no hot water the other two and a day without any power. The host was there to welcome us, but left the next morning and was away during the rest of our stay. We specifically looked for an hotel with wifi as we had a lot bank transactions to be done during our stay. Yes, I understand it is an island but if you offer water, power, wifi etc. and charge guests accordingly then backup plans should be in place.
Gabriele our host did an excellent job of restoring this property on Ilha de Mozambique. He was also very helpful with our transfer from and to the airport. But for what we paid I feel it lacked a bid. We never had any wifi, for one day no power and one morning no warm water. The aircon is very old, noisy and has no settings. There is one big table to eat breakfast at and it felt a bid over crowded and cramped. The staff was very friendly and helpful although we got lost in translation a few times. I guess for what we payed we expected more.
A boutique hotel in an old restored mansion, with very tasteful interior decoration. You can relax in a boat sofa, or in the deck chairs of the terrace, overlooking the mosque and the sea, with excellent sunset views. Every room is unique, but all equally beautiful. You can buy water, beer and espresso at supermarket prices, and service is excellent. No English is spoken by the staff, although this creates far less problems than you might think.
Authentic and beautiful atmosphere, Gabriel is a great host that can easily show and tell you the best places to discover in ilha and the surroundings! Get in contact with him and he will arrange you the transfer from nampula airport to ilha (trust me, it's cheaper, faster and more comfortable than renting out trying to find a transfer on your own), also boat rental ... he can tell you the best options to visit the desert islands near by ( ilha de goa, cobras, sete paus..)
We stayed at this charming boutique hotel for three nights. Our room was beautifully furnished with a large bed and small en suite bathroom. We had a beauiful view over the sea. Breakfast was first class and we even had a breakfast when we had to leave at 5am for our flight. The host was most helpful with advice about our travel arrangements. The island does suffer from power cuts, so it is advisable to have headlamps! There was a good selection of restaurants nearby for lunch and dinner. The island had lots of history and culture to explore.
Patio dos Quintalinhos is a very nice and good value lodge on Ilha. It's an old colonial mansion beautifully restored by the italian owner, Gabriele, an architect whose personal and creative touch is visible in every room of the lodge. It is placed on the left side of the island, between macuti town and stone town, near the green main mosque and the fishing beach, facing the Mossuril Bay. Its rooftop terrace, overlooking the fishing beach and the green mosque, offer very nice views over the sea, the avenues, and the ancient buildings, and it's also a fantastic place to take the breackfast. All the rooms are placed around an inner courtyard, at the end of which there is a pool. There are different rooms with and without ensuite bathroom, and with different prices. My room was nicely furnished with original design features. It was bright, with windows, and reasonably wide, with ensuite bathroom. All the amenities like ac, lights, water, mosquito net, electricity sockets worked fine. There was also free wi-fi, but it worked just in the entrance hall and in the courtyard (not inside my room), and just by a certain hour in the evening until morning. Anyway, I didn't need the wi-fi because for a few money I bought 2 different local sim cards, and activated data planes on both that worked very fine not just on Ilha, but allmost everywhere in Mozambique (also in the middle of nowhere). Indeed, actually, now there are very good mobile networks in Mozambique, with more mobile network operators, and, while I was there, I got HSPA-3G data signal in many places. The owner of the Patio, Gabriele, is a very friendly and helpful person. Also the staff was very friendly and helpful. Indeed, both Gabriele and its staff helped a lot organising my stay, boat trips to the islands, transfers, and providing useful informations and advices.…
We stayed on Ilha das Mozambique for 4 nights and LOVED it, we loved staying in Patio dos Quintalinhos and Gabriels hospitality. The room we had was amazing, very large, with its own private roof terrace! Also a roof light over the bed, so you could view the stars whilst in bed! Breakfast is served on a roof terrace, beautiful and great home made jams!! There is a pool for those needing to cool off! Its located beside the main mosque and although it was ramadan so quite loud, it didn't bother us at all, if anything it gave you the feeling that you were immersed in the town. Gabriel recommended contacts for guides, tours and good restaurants in the town. A thoroughly enjoyable stay, so good we worried how the rest of our trip in northern Mozambique could live up to it!
We stayed overnight and had breakfast on the roof terrace - a wonderful way to see the awakening of the island. Rooms are different, local in flavour, but adequate, and Gabriel is a charming host who is keen to ensure the comfort of his guests. Spend time with him learning about the architecture and renovations on the island.
I stayed here for 4 nights, and was pretty satisfied overall. My room was an architectural masterpiece with a massive window and bizarre sunken bathroom. Awesome! Breakfast varied from day to day. Two days it was simply bread, tea, juice and jam. One day there was also fruit and eggs. The last day only eggs. I had done t shirts laundered. Our was cheap, but some came back clean but not very fresh. I guess as a result of the thatch and wind, everyday there was a considerable amount of "grit" on the bed. In the morning more would've been blown down. Wifi only worked on one of my 4 evenings. The mosque was very loud one evening, and I heard it just 2 mornings (but went back to sleep without issue). Gabriele was very helpful and friendly.