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Pestana Equador

Caue Ilheu Das Rolas beachfront hotel with 4 outdoor pools and restaurant

  • Free WiFi

Restrictions related to your trip

This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. Check any national, local and health advisories for this destination before you book.

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Ilheu Das Rolas, Caue Ilheu Das Rolas, 851, Sao Tome and Principe
  • As far as the staff and facilities the hotel was very good for the price, but the…

    May 2, 2015

  • We had a great stay at Pestana. I must admit, it did not stat well. We stayed on south of…

    Jan. 31, 2020

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  • Free WiFi
  • Pool
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 70 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Marina
  • On the beach
  • Restaurant and 2 bars/lounges
  • 4 outdoor pools

For families

  • Children's pool
  • Private bathroom
  • Cable/satellite television channels
  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Garden

What’s around

  • On the beach
  • Jale Beach - 32 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Superior Room
  • Suite
  • Standard Single Room
  • Standard Double Room

What’s around


  • On the beach
  • Jale Beach - 32 min walk

Getting around

  • Sao Tome Island (TMS-Sao Tome Intl.) - 29.2 miles/47 km
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
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Ilheu Das Rolas, Caue Ilheu Das Rolas, 851, Sao Tome and Principe

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 70 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 1 floor


  • Check-in time 3 PM-11:30 PM
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. Check any national, local and health advisories for this destination before you book.

Special check-in instructions

Guests must transfer via boat and shuttle to the property. Guests must contact the property at least 72 hours before travel, using the contact information on the confirmation received after booking. This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. This property is accessible only by boat from Porto Alegre (Ponta Baleia) on São Tomé island. The property provides boat transfers (surcharge) from 10 AM to 5 PM.

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


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Airport shuttle from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM*


  • No onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Restaurant
  • Poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • Beach sunloungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Number of outdoor pools - 4
  • Children's pool
  • Ecotours on site
  • Fishing on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Sailing on site
  • Scuba diving on site
  • Snorkelling on site
  • Marina on site
  • Beach towels

Working away

  • Business centre
  • Number of meeting rooms - 2
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 1571
  • Conference space size (meters) - 146


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar

Things to enjoy

  • Balcony

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


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

Snack Bar Tartaruga - Overlooking the ocean and pool, this bar serves light fare only. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Open daily.

Golfinho - This bar overlooks the ocean and pool. Open daily.

Pool Bar - This bar is located by the pool. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Mandatory feesPay at property

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

  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 3.00 per person, per night
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 110 (from 3 to 11 years old)
  • Transfer service fee per adult: USD 32 (one-way)
  • Transfer service fee per child: USD 14 (one-way), (from 2 to 12 years old)

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 48 per person (one-way)

Children & extra bedsPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Airport shuttle for children between the ages of 2 and 12 costs USD 20 (one-way)

Pool, spa & gym (if applicable)Pay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Reservations are required for massage services and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation


Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts major credit cards.

Also known as

  • Pestana Equador Hotel Caue Ilheu Das Rolas
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  • Pestana Equador Caue Ilheu Da
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*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges


  • Yes, Pestana Equador does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Pestana Equador.
  • Yes, there are 4 outdoor pools and a children's pool.
  • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 3 PM - 11:30 PM. Check-out time is noon.
  • Yes, 7 Pedras offers alfresco dining, regional cuisine, and ocean views.
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM at scheduled times. The charge is USD 48 per person one-way.
  • Have fun with onsite activities like kayaking, sailing, and fishing. Additional recreation onsite includes ecotours. Enjoy a swim in one of the 4 outdoor swimming pools or use the hotel's other amenities, which include 2 bars and a garden.
  • 8.0.Very good

    Pestana Equador

    We decided to snake our way to Ilhue das Rolas with an east coast tour and it was raining the whole day so we were tired by the time we got to Ponta Baleia. There's only one way to get to the islet and depending on the weather, it can be quite a bumpy ride. The hotel itself was quite comfortable. The staff were friendly- as are 99% of Santomeans. There are daily tours at 9am and 2:30pm however, if you're only there for 24hrs, you'll have to choose 1 since the boat ride to/from the islet itself is at 10am and 4:30pm. The tour should be called a hike and isn't the leisurely stroll I assumed it would be, but definitely a highlight. The food was great, the views were amazing, the pool/beach as advertised.

    Sandra, 1 night trip, May 13, 2018

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  • 4.0.Fair

    single reservation despite double booking

    In their system they saw my double booking through as a single booking through Expedia !!! It took me time convincing them that I was right. Nobody speaks English. All inclusive booking with three meals, but they make you pay 3,5 EUR for drinking water at lunch and dinner. Ridiculous. Never again

    Stefan, 3 night romance trip, Nov. 29, 2017

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Perfect romantic get-away. A must!

    It was our second visit in Sao Tomé and we decided to spend most of our stay at this resort. We should have booked a longer stay. Very remote; perfect for a relaxing vacation. I would recommend this resort to anyone who wishes to escape to a unique place on earth! Touring the island was very nice. We were very few guests at the hotel at this time of the year. Buffet at the restaurant was very delicious but a bit expensive. The snack-back offers a nice variety of foods for cheaper. Breakfast buffet was very nice, with an amazing view. The staff, was very nice overall. We could manage to communicate with a mix of English, French or Spanish and very little Portuguese.

    Steve, Romance trip, Oct. 12, 2015

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Nice place! Loved My Cottage!

    It exceeded my expectations... The cottages are lovely and cozy and clean! I wish I had a hammock with me! The beach Praia Cafe which is a walk from the main hotel beach area was breathtaking and empty! The staff is very friendly. English speakers are maybe 1-2 person and they are still limited. Oddly enough, WiFi was more consistent than mainland. Pay ahead of time for your hotel stay so you don’t have to worry about a large payment. WiFi for credit cards was not working when I checked out but they used the sister hotel Pestano SaoTome to process payment. Dobra or Euro only used for small souvenirs. Bottled water is not included with meals. Overall, excellent experience. I would return!

    Dafina, Other trip, Mar. 28, 2018

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Needed to relax and I did. Really loved it.

    I work in Ghana and had been hearing about how easy it was to get to Sao Tome. It was just that easy. I was a little surprised with the airport. Only thing I would suggest is a better connection between leaving Pestana Eucador and getting to the airport. A little too much delay.

    Jan, Other trip, Apr. 9, 2016

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  • 6.0.Good

    Beautiful- but claims to be "eco-friendly"

    It's a beautiful hotel and I have stayed there twice, but they nickel and dime you for everything and I wouldn't call it eco-friendly. The hotel is located on a small island south of the main island. It's beautiful, the diving is good and they have great scuba equipment. However, they charge you $28 Euros to get to and from the island. If your hotel is located on an island the boat ride should be included in your stay. Also, a bottle of water is over $5 and a huge waste of plastic. If a hotel is going to claim to be eco-friendly they should have water stations to fill up water bottles for a small fee. You have to keep hydrated because it's so hot out and I was spending up to $20 a day on water.

    Other trip, Mar. 19, 2015

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Not a 'European' Resort but an 'African' Resort

    They first issued us an inferior room to the one booked through Expedia. Then they moved us to the right room, but bedroom fan did not work, sink was clogged, and toilet broke and took 3 reports over 4 hours to get them to fix. Food service is typically slow, but not terrible. One day, food service took over 1.5 hours, most other customers who came after us were served before us, and they got my order wrong 3 times, even with Portuguese speaking customers translating for us. The manager brought out the right order finally and only said sorry - not willing to comp the meal or accommodate us in any way. Don't go expecting to get by only on English. You must speak Portuguese, Spanish or French for any chance to communicate and be understood. Some of the lovely and friendly serving staff even told us the hotel was not a 4 star hotel - it was 2 star at best. Buffet meals always started later than scheduled. You could feel the springs through the mattresses so you could not sleep well at night. The island is fun to explore, water is warm, beaches are nice and clean. Diving is not world class; some of the literature it claims that the place is a marine reserve, but marine life was limited. Coral were mostly dead and there were few large fish. If you haven't been spoiled diving the Indo-Pacific, you will like it. Also, the dive shop owner is amazing. He and his staff are very accommodating and helpful. Unfortunately, the guides were touching marine life, but the owner stopped this.

    Barb, Other trip, Oct. 24, 2015

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Lovely paradise getaway

    Plenty of activities to do or lounge chairs and spa treatments if you wish to relax. Lovely location. Great food - I recommend eating all the jack fruit or "jica" you can!!

    Other trip, Jun. 22, 2015

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  • 10.0.Exceptional


    Superbe endroit, pour y être allé 4 fois, je le recommande fortement !

    DAVID, 1 night trip with friends, Nov. 1, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    Uma ou duas noites é o ideal

    O hotel tem praias lindíssimas ao seu redor e permite um acesso fácil ao marco do equador. Passar lá uma noite, ou no máximo duas e o ideal. Necessita de um refresh ao nível da decoração e de uma maior investimento na manutenção. O preço da travessia obrigatória, de barco, no próprio barco do hotel deveria estar incluída no preço da estadia. Ter de pagar cerca de 16,5€ por pessoa sem contar, não é de todo muito agradável...

    Teresa Maria, 1 night romance trip, Apr. 16, 2019

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