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Pestana São Tomé, Sao Tome Island, Sao Tome and Principe

5-star5 stars
Avenida Marginal 12 De Julho, Sao Tome Island, 851, Sao Tome and Principe

Sao Tome Island beachfront resort with 4 outdoor pools and restaurant
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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  • Good Wi-Fi and comfortable room. Needs improvement on customer service and restaurant. Feb 27, 2020
  • The buffet breakfast was wonderful with the best coffee! Our room was spacious and…Jan 21, 2020

Pestana São Tomé, Sao Tome Island, Sao Tome and Principe

from NZ$370
  • Standard Single Room, Sea View
  • Standard Double or Twin Room, Sea View
  • Junior Suite
  • Standard Single Room, Garden View
  • Standard Double Room, Garden View

What’s around Pestana São Tomé, Sao Tome Island, Sao Tome and Principe


  • In Agua Grande
  • Estadio Nacional 12 de Julho - 5 min walk
  • Cathedral of Sao Tome - 14 min walk
  • Fort de Sao Sebastiao - 17 min walk
  • Pico Sao Tome - 22.9 mi / 36.9 km

Getting around

  • Sao Tome Island (TMS-Sao Tome Intl.) - 7 min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 115 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon
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

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking on site

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Ecotours on site
  • Fishing on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Scuba diving on site
  • Snorkeling on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
Working away
  • Business center
  • Number of meeting rooms - 5
  • Conference space
  • Conference center
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Year Built - 2008
  • Elevator
  • Garden
  • Terrace
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
Things to enjoy
  • Balcony
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • TV
  • Satellite TV channels
  • DVD player
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Restaurant Principe - Overlooking the ocean and pool, this restaurant specializes in regional cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

Onsite venue #2 - This poolside bar serves light fare only. Open daily.


On Site

  • Health club
  • Ecotours on site
  • Fishing on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Scuba diving on site
  • Snorkeling on site


  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby

Pestana São Tomé, Sao Tome Island, Sao Tome and Principe’s small print

Also known as

  • Pestana São Tomé
  • Pestana São Tomé Resort
  • Pestana São Tomé Sao Tome Island
  • Pestana São Tomé Resort Sao Tome Island
  • Pestana São Tomé Hotel
  • Pestana São Tomé Hotel Sao Tome Island
  • Pestana Sao Tome Ocean Hotel Sao Tome
  • Pestana São Tomé Sao Tome Island
  • Pestana São Tomé Sao Tome


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

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.

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; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

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

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

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

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 3 per person, per night
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: EUR 158
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: EUR 79 (from 3 to 11 years old)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Pestana São Tomé, Sao Tome Island, Sao Tome and Principe

  • Does Pestana São Tomé offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Pestana São Tomé does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Pestana São Tomé?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Pestana São Tomé?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Is there a pool at Pestana São Tomé?
    Yes, there are 4 outdoor pools.
  • Are pets allowed at Pestana São Tomé?
    Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Pestana São Tomé?
    You can check in from 3 PM to midnight. Check-out time is noon.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Pestana São Tomé?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that serves regional cuisine.

Recent reviews

Good 7.2 From 27 reviews

Very good 8.0
Good swimming , good breakfast
Very good breakfast and swimming pool. No wi fi in the room and everywhere very slow. Nice big room, very slow service in the swimming pool bar.
Kuelliki, gb1 night family trip
Good 6.0
Avarage stay considering western standards.
More 3* hotel than 5* Staff quite unprofessional
Teet, us7 night business trip
Good 6.0
S Tome Stay
Very worn out hotel, specially in the rooms. It is not a 5 star hotel. Period! There are goods things - the staff is very welcoming and the breakfast is very good. But it needs an urgent and overall facelift. Adequate only for a stopover with no luxuries intended or if you are a casino freak. It has the only one of the island. I did not go.
PEDRO, ie1 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Nice hotel in Sao Tomé
I liked Pestana Sao Tomé. Very friendly staff and the location is very good. I appreciated being upgraded to a junior suite. The bedroom is adequate even though just a little small. Good Wi-Fi connection! I would go back to Pestana Sao Tomé.
Elias, us2 night romance trip
Good 6.0
Dated but Doable!
I stayed here to make travel between Pestano Ecuador and Pestano São Tomé easier which it did. The shuttle bus transports guests and staff between the two locations to catch the boat to Pestano Ecuador. When I first arrived to Pestano São Tomé staff was friendly, checkin was easy despite limited English speakers. However, when I went to my room I was on the ground floor and the terrace door would not lock. This was 10pm and I am a solo traveler... unacceptable. The staff sent maintenance and the door was fixed but this had me a bit on edge that night. The hotel feels a bit dated. Definitely not a 4* Overall but has a 4* Pool. Needs some updating to the decor.
Dafina, usOther trip
Exceptional 10.0
Enjoyable and refreshing
A wonderful tourist attraction
ieBusiness trip
Exceptional 10.0
Excellent hotel close to Sao Tome town
There were minor problems in the room we were assigned. Guest Relations Manager kindly switched us to a better room after the first night. Good breakfast, excellent service, quiet beach, lovely swimming pool, and good location within walking distance of a few local restaurants.
gb5 night romance trip
Good 6.0
So So
On the plus side, this is one of the better hotels in Sao Tome, on a relative basis. Pool and grounds are decent and well-maintained. On the not-so-good side, front desk staff were relatively unhelpful and unnecessarily confrontational in some instances, restaurant food is overpriced for what it is. Beautiful abandoned fort on one corner of the grounds. I needed a 3 pin charger to charge my computer (vs. the 2 pins in all the rooms) - staff were completely unhelpful in helping me get one for the entire duration of the stay. Its listed as a 5 star hotel but really is more of a 3.5 star facility.
gb5 night family trip
Fair 4.0
Not a five star hotel!
- No sand beach - only rocks - but yes, a pool. - Renovation is needed. - Very expensive. - ‘Junior suite’ is a joke - an extra small room with a sofa - no window. - Nobody speak (or understand) simple English. - We booked ‘with view over the sea’. Ha - behind all the palm trees!! - Sunny and warm climate - that’s why we came for (good for the extremely poor Sao Tome people).
Jill, se14 night trip
Fair 4.0
Hotel nie warty swojej ceny.
Nie polecam. Hotel absolutnie nie zasługuje na 5 gwiazdek. Według europejskich standardów trudno byłoby go ocenić wyżej niż 3 gwiazdki.
Dawid, pl5 night romance trip

Pestana São Tomé, Sao Tome Island, Sao Tome and Principe

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