Pros: the terrace overlooks the harbor, hotel is very close to the port and center of Mindelo, and the staff was friendly. Despite the old building/dingy room, the towels and linens were clean.
Cons: the building itself is quite old and rundown - the shower head was very rusty, the toilet was held together by a clamp, and I don't think the staff could get the room clean trying their hardest. The bedding was insufficient - just 2 tiny pillows, a small sheet that doesn't cover 2 people, and thin blanket that likely doesn't get washed after each guest. The bed was super uncomfortable on top of this. Normally we're not too fussy about the bed type, but this was truly uncomfortable for both of us and we didn't sleep much as a result.
We chose this hotel as we had an early ferry in the morning and wanted something simple and close. It is indeed simple and close, but more like a private hostel room than a 50 GBP/night hotel.