Located in Portela in the Fogo region, Casa helena has a balcony. There is an on-site restaurant, plus free private parking and free WiFi are available. The guest house features family rooms. All units include private entrance. For visitors looking to embark on day trips to nearby landmarks, the guest house provides a selection of packed lunches. Guests can also relax in the garden. The nearest airport is Sao Filipe, 40 km from Casa helena, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 10.0 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.9)

FREE private parking!


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Room type
Number of guests
1 single bed
1 double bed
2 single beds
2 double beds
4 single beds
4 double beds
2 single beds
4 large double beds
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Portela
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  • Tiago
    Ireland Ireland
    Very near to the volcano and the start of the hiking trail, amazing view. Great hosts, the food is amazing. We had breakfast and dinner there. The room is very clean and tidy. The village is very quiet and safe. Amazing for a walk.
  • גיל
    Israel Israel
    Amazing place in the middle of the caldera. Cecilio the owner was very helpful with information about hiking and cooked great home made food every evening, next to great local wine. A month after the trip, I appreciate a lot of these things in...
  • Df17
    Netherlands Netherlands
    Wonderful stay in a lava stone funco (traditional house). The room and facilities are simple but offer everything you need. The host Cesario was very welcoming and his wife Helena a wonderful cook. As there are not many facilities (restaurants,...

Property surroundings

1 restaurant on site

  • Restaurante #1

    No additional info available

Facilities of Casa helena
Great facilities! Review score, 8.9

Most popular facilities
  • Airport shuttle
  • Restaurant
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
  • Free parking
  • Family rooms
  • Bar
  • Breakfast
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath
  • View
  • Balcony
  • Garden
Room Amenities
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Clothes rack
  • Live music/performance
  • Walking tours
    Additional charge
  • Evening entertainment
  • Hiking
    Additional chargeOff-site
Food & Drink
  • Fruits
    Additional charge
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kid meals
    Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
  • Accessible parking
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Packed lunches
  • Airport shuttle
    Additional charge
  • Room service
Safety & security
  • 24-hour security
  • Designated smoking area
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Private entrance
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Portuguese

Property practice

This property has told us they implemented a practice in one of these categories: waste, water, energy and greenhouse gases, destination and community, and nature.

House rules

Casa helena takes special requests - add in the next step!


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children older than 1 year are welcome.

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Cot and extra bed policies

Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

Age restriction

No age restriction for check-in. (Only children 1 and older are allowed)

Cash only

This property only accepts cash payments.


Smoking is not allowed.


Pets are not allowed.

FAQs about Casa helena

  • Casa helena has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurante #1

  • Casa helena is 450 yards from the centre of Portela. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Room options at Casa helena include:

    • Double
    • Triple

  • The prices at Casa helena may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Casa helena offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Hiking
    • Evening entertainment
    • Walking tours
    • Live music/performance