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Omali Sao Tome

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| Praia Lagarto, Sao Tome, Sao Tome Island, Sao Tome and Principe
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Liphook
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The main part of our holiday was spent on Bom Bom Island in Principe - the sister hotel to Omali. Omali offered a good base to see São Tomé and provided a day room for use on flying back from Principe before getting international evening flight home (with Tap Portugal) via Accra (sit on plane refuel) and then to get...

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Paulo A, Director of Sales at Omali Sao Tome, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for staying at Omali Sao Tome. We are happy to inform that improvements are being done together with the refurbishment of the rooms so next time you visit us you´ll find a complete new hotel. Hope to welcome you back again in Sao Tome e Príncipe

Accra, Ghana
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nothing special about the hotel....average stay. Near the airport and separated from the narrow beach by the road. Pleasant terrace for drinks and dinner overlooking the sea. Service at dinner was very slow from getting the menu to drinks and then food arriving. Rooms dated . Was given an upgrade but not sure what benefit this was. Room was not...

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Paulo A, Director of Sales at Omali Sao Tome, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for staying at Omali Sao Tome. We are happy to inform that improvements are being done together with the refurbishment of the rooms so next time you visit us you´ll find a complete new hotel. Hope to welcome you back again in Sao Tome e Príncipe

Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Very serene with friendly staff. Most of the staff are able to communicate in English so I recommend for English speaking visitors. English is hard to find on the island. The swimming pool should be week lit at night for night swimming. Omali feels like home

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Paulo A, Director of Sales at Omali Sao Tome, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Nana Yaw, thank you for staying with us during your visit to Sao Tome. We are happy to understand that you felt comfortable at Omali Sao Tome and sorry if for the pool lights were not on. At night we have a dimmed blue light on the water to create the right atmosphere at the pool bar. Hope...

Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

This place was amazing! The pool was clean nd very inviting nd the food specifically their pork ribs were to die for ! Staff were very friendly and helpful. Dont leave Sao Tome without visiting this place! 👌

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Paulo A, Director of Sales at Omali Sao Tome, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for staying with us during your visit to Sao Tome. We are happy to understand that you enjoyed the food at Omali Sao Tome, indeed our restaurant is a gastronomic reference on the island. Hope to welcome you again soon.

Vantaa, Finland
Reviewed 8 December 2016

The location of hotel is next to perfect. The airport and city center are close. You can walk to the Sao Tome center in about 20-30 minutes. The beach next to hotel is nice and beautiful. The staff is very friendly and they speak English rather well. The room, hotel area and pool was well-maintained and clean. Everything goes smoothly...

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Paulo A, Director of Sales at Omali Sao Tome, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for staying with us during your visit to Sao Tome. We are happy to understand that you felt comfortable at Omali Sao Tome and that you have explored the surroundings of the hotel. Hope to welcome you again soon.

Reviewed 24 November 2016 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....

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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!

New York City, New York
Reviewed 10 November 2016

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...

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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.

Greater Accra, Ghana
Reviewed 1 November 2016

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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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.

Washington, DC
Reviewed 28 October 2016

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...

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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.

Kehl
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...

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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...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • 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: RM889 - RM1,400 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Omali Sao Tome 4*
Number of rooms: 30
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“All look similar as overlooking the pool.”
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