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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed on the nov 10th night and left for bom bom in principe (owned by the same people) the next morning. Came back on the 12th to stay until 13th evening. To start with have to thank Paulo Andrade for his prompt and friendly help in booking the rooms, planes to principe and visa arrangements to São Tomé and principe.... More 

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Thank Loki B
HBDRO, Diretor de Vendas at Omali Sao Tome, responded to this review

Dear Guest, we are delightful to help on the organization of all the land arrangements so the experience visiting Sao Tome e Principe can be always memorable. It was a pleasure to welcome you at Omali Sao Tome and Bom Bom Príncipe. Thank you! More 

New York City, New York
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201 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a luxury travel blogger at world-adventurer.com, I've stayed in and reviewed many boutique hotels including in Africa. Omali in Sao Tome was an inviting and well run property perfect for one to call home as they explore the island. Here are the highlights: - Pool area and set up of the hotel are wonderful. Green lawn meeting the edge... More 

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Thank Davybert
HBDRO, Director of Sales at Omali Sao Tome, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you so much for sharing your great experience while with at Omali Sao Tome. We are delighted to know that among your wide experience of boutique hotels around Africa, the Omali has been one of the best where you have stayed. More 

Greater Accra, Ghana
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In this reviewer's estimation, Omali merits all the superlatives. The combination of the location, the physical premises, the facilities and the discreetly friendly, professional attentiveness of the staff tease out all the stresses guests bring with them and dispose one to enjoy oneself to the full. We might have complained about the showery weather, but they had provided umbrellas. Faultless.

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Thank 155trevora
HBDRO, Director of Sales at Omali Sao Tome, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for staying with us at Omali Sao Tome. It was truly a pleasure to make your stay memorable and I shall share your review with all our staff so the team can be proud on every details. Thank you and hope to welcome you again soon in Sao Tome. More 

Washington, DC
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The lodge is outside of the city center, but there's not much happening in the city center for that to be an issue. The hotel staff was very kind and helpful. We had enjoyable conversations with the wait staff, and the front desk staff seamlessly arranged day trips and car rental for us. The best part about the hotel is... More 

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Thank SteamingChai
HBDRO, Director of Sales at Omali Sao Tome, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for staying with us at Omali Sao Tome. It was truly a pleasure to make your stay memorable and I shall share your review with all our staff so the team can be proud on every details. Thank you and hope to welcome you again soon in Sao Tome. More 

Kehl
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17 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Luxurious hotel a bit outside of town not far from the airport. A beautiful beach right across the street. Rooms are huge with living room, balcony, tub and shower - fantastic. A wonderful place where you will find peace in luxurious surrounding. Pool could/should be a bit bigger :-) First stay I got room 20 just great, second stay room... More 

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Thank scubiduba
HBDRO, Guest Relations Manager at Omali Sao Tome, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for staying with us at Omali Sao Tome. We are happy to know that you enjoyed the hotel and that our staff helped always advising the best options. About the room, indeed we did a free upgrade on the first stay. Hope you enjoyed the surprise. Thank you and look forward to welcome you back again... More 

Asuncion, Paraguay
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34 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

Delightful hotel with comfortable rooms and services, very much value for money when visiting this beautiful island close to Ghana. The restaurant offers a variety of fish worth going fish for the duration of my stay!

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Thank DanteMR
HBDRO, Guest Relations Manager at Omali Sao Tome, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for staying with us at hotel Omali and happy that you enjoyed the delicious dishes in our restaurant. Thank you and look forward to welcome you again at Omali Sao Tome. More 

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23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Very nice hotel located a few hundred yards from the airport, just across the best beach in Santomean capital. The large rooms are comfortable, have terraces or balconies and are situated around a nice garden and pool. Wifi works fine across the property, the restaurant serves good food and the personnel are friendly! It is not cheap, but other spots... More 

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Thank Krzysztof D
HBDRO, Guest Relations Manager at Omali Sao Tome, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for choosing hotel Omali during your stay i Sao Tome and we are very happy to understand that everything was according to expected including the comfort of the rooms, the pool surroundings, the garden and the restaurant. Indeed the location just in front of Praia Lagarto is a plus for people who like to relax with... More 

Accra
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Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

We didn't stay at the lodge but just visited the restaurant for lunch and were really surprised to get a couple of amazing vegetarian dishes. They had staff which understood English (yes, it's rarity in Sao Tome) good enough and catered us specific vegetarian food which was delicious. We stayed in Sao Tome for 3 days and had our lunch... More 

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Thank baijushah
HBDRO, Diretor de vendas at Omali Sao Tome, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. Next time you must stay with us and be delighted with all our service. Hope to see you soon at Omali São Tomé! More 

London
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

Probably the most western of the places we stayed in Sao Tome whether you interpret that as a good or a bad thing. All mod cons were there with satellite TV, air conditioning and different food options. Rooms are comfortable and spacious. Service was excellent and they set us up on a really good day trip with a local guide... More 

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HBDRO, Diretor de vendas at Omali Sao Tome, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and we are happy to know that you felt comfortable at Omali Sao Tome. It was a pleasure showing you Sao Tome island during one of the excursions available for our Guests and we hope to welcome you back again soon to our hotel. More 

gent, belgium
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32 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2016

First a word on Sao Tome : makes sure that you have a lot of cash money. Getting money over there is really difficult. The banks are not really helpful. A tip : hotel pestana is girving you Dobras (local currency) against a credit card. Of course the help first their own customer if they have still have cash money... More 

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HBDRO, Diretor de vendas at Omali Sao Tome, responded to this review

Thank you very much for staying with at Omali Sao Tome. About the cash advance we must clarify that as per the law in Sao Tome e Príncipe only banks and exchange houses are authorized even to exchange currency. At Omali we always help our Guests going to the right places where cash advance and currency exchange can be done... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Airport Transportation
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Omali, meaning 'ocean' and 'source of life', is the perfect location from which to explore the natural and cultural wonders of the equatorial island of Sao Tome. This stylishly decorated boutique hotel has suites for honeymooners, families and business travellers. All rooms are equipped with a private bathroom, air conditioner, Satellite TV, safe, telephone, coffee-making facilities and mini-bar.Hotel facilities include an air-conditioned restaurant, bar with terrace overlooking the beach, 24-hour reception, Wi-Fi internet connectivity, laundry service, meeting room, tennis court, swimming pool with poolside bar, as well as airport shuttle. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Omali Sao Tome

Address: | Praia Lagarto, Sao Tome, Sao Tome Island, Sao Tome and Principe (Formerly Marlin Beach Hotel)
Region: Sao Tome and Principe > Sao Tome Island > Sao Tome
Price Range: $261 - $387 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Omali Sao Tome 4*
Number of rooms: 30
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“Facing the pool would be nicer than the garden”
 of 5 bubbles Davybert, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“second floor with balcony and garden pool view is lovely”
 of 5 bubbles scubiduba, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for one of the huts”
 of 5 bubbles studlyspud, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
“make sure you have a room looking out on the pool”
 of 5 bubbles alf0nsc, 16 Jun 2016 | Read review
“The rooms around the pool are much nicer than the ones at the back.”
 of 5 bubbles Stephanie058, 6 Feb 2016 | Read review
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