The Pestana São Tomé is a mere 10 minutes away from the international airport and offers immediate access to the city and business center. Located in Ana Chaves Bay, among embassies, universities, palaces and governmental buildings, this hotel in São Tomé and Príncipe follows the coastline contour in a sinuous and elegant way, never imposing its presence, but presenting its guests with a breathtaking overview of the most serendipitous landform in the world.
Change your idea of paradise forever. Right next to the West African coast, a few miles north of the equator, you will find São Tomé e Príncipe. Discovered by Portuguese seamen over 500 years ago, and formed by the movement of the African plate more than 80 million years ago, these fertile islands, endowed with white sands and perfect weather, remain an exclusive and sophisticated destination, completely untouched by mass tourism. São Tomé, the country's capital, keeps its colonial heritage intact, reflected in its gorgeous buildings, its vibrant business culture, and the sophistication and education of most of its inhabitants.
The hotel is short, in order not to strike a discordant note with the rest of the city: it has two floors, surrounded by lawns and palm trees, with the sea as an ubiquitous background. The entire project has been designed to provide most rooms with sea views, and they are well worth it.
With an elegant and modern decor, the rooms evoke the colors of São Tomé. Green, red and brown shades converge here against the backdrop of the sea horizon. Modern and fully equipped, the bathrooms receive natural lighting through a window which opens onto the room. With large sofas, confortable chairs and spacious beds, these rooms provide you with all you need for a well deserved rest after closing your deals or all the strenuous work a good vacation requires.
Book a transfer as soon as you make your reservation. A duly identified Pestana Group agent will pick you up and bring you to the hotel. Once you get here, the spacious and modern lobby, with its design pieces paying tribute to nature in a more contemporary style, will give you a warm welcome. Any request you may have during your stay, any specificity or particularity you need to point out, will find a positive response from the reception desk, which will do everything it can to address your needs.
Now step down to the gardens and cruise through the well-kept walkways, surrounded by palm trees and sea almond trees, until you find the diving center, the Infinity Pool's deckchairs, the lounge lawn chairs, the private beach, the scenic pier, the spa or the historic St. Jerome From. Surrender to the gracious thrill of discovery and to the different possibilities before you: a boat ride at dawn or a massage in the setting sun? A cocktail by the pool or a few hours reading on the beach? Choose the best way to spend your time and slowly embrace this sweet and warm tropical rhythm.
Every Friday, for dinner, a barbecue is prepared and served outdoors while you listen to an interesting mix of traditional Santomean, Angolan and Portuguese music. A group of local young students showcase the arts of Pítua, Semba and Socopé, a performance you simply can't resist. Whether dancing, working or relaxing, the Pestana São Tomé provides all the services and amenities you need to create an unforgettable story.
Pestana Tip: The hotel provides transfers to and from the airport and other hotels in the group. There is a transfer to Rolas Islet, offering you a chance to admire the island's entire southern coast. Once you reach Ponta Baleia you will enjoy the journey to Rolas Islet on a Pestana Group boat.