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Sweet Guest House

Vila Dolores, C.P. 183, Sao Tome, Sao Tome Island Sao Tome and Principe
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 08/18/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 08/18/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 39 B&Bs / Inns in Sao Tome
Sao Tome and Principe, a country of friendly people and magical places, consists of two islands that allow adventure and discovery through the charismatic communities and paths that lead us to unique landscapes. To be able to enjoy all that this country has to offer, nothing better than a family space, which allows both the contact with the local people, as moments of some quiet. Near the center of São Tomé. So, Sweet Guest House is perfect for you, as their central location and their structure and organization allow the guest the balance needed to live fully the island of Sao Tome. With cozy spaces decorated to create an environment culturally rich and diverse, Sweet Guest House guarantees quality in the services it offers and is fully dedicated to show the guests the hospitality they deserve. Get to know us and we will do everything to make your stay worthwhile!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Coffee shop
Bicycle rental
Children's television networks
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Secured parking
Breakfast available
Board games / puzzles
Car hire
Currency exchange
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Portuguese
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Dher5 wrote a review Apr 2021
Melbourne, Australia214 contributions129 helpful votes
Love this place. Super comfy, super fast internet, location is good (about a 10 min walk to town), staff are so helpful and friendly (Bemilton is the best!), it also has a great upstairs terrace with a view, communal kitchen, it is very clean. Basically, I can't think of a con!
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Pavel H wrote a review Mar 2021
UK77 contributions26 helpful votes
Fantastic staff who speak English. Very clean. Has restaurant on site that can provide some food. Try hamburger, local speciality. There is air conditioned fully stocked bar. It’s about 10 mins walk to the city centre and the surrounding area is quite poor. You’ll see rats running through the courtyard but it’s a good place for 1 night if you have a flight the next morning or arrive late in the afternoon and just need a bed for the night.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
ElizabethJK wrote a review Jul 2020
Australia2415 contributions228 helpful votes
I was in Room 209. It has a large bed, table and chair, AC, and power sockets conveniently located next to the bed. There is no TV. The bathroom has a shower (no bath), only liquid soap (no bar soap) and no hair dryer. While the room does not have a fridge, there is a common area - living room, kitchen and balcony - so you can store things in the communal fridge. My room was on the upper floor with a hallway/balcony outside. Sometimes I had to wiggle the key a bit to open the door to my room. The Wi-Fi password shown on the information card in the room was not quite right (had to add a ‘’1’’ to the end if using the main Wi-Fi network, but, as written, it worked for one of the other networks). The staff here are very helpful. For example, one evening one of the lights started flickering in my room, which was very annoying. When I mentioned it to reception, they came over quickly to replace the bulb. You’re not near restaurants, so bring food back with you in the evening or take a taxi to get there. There is a very small minimart right across the road if you’re desperate for food or drink. There is a security guard at the front gate. Sweet Guest House is a good option for somewhere to stay in São Tomé.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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tautio wrote a review Dec 2019
Helsinki, Finland113 contributions35 helpful votes
The room was simple. We had twin beds and private bathroom. The room was very clean. I mean you could done surgical operations on the floor. That's how clean it was. There was air conditioning. The breakfast was good, probably slightly over priced. The restaurants were a little far though. We went mostly to Xico's (about 1km) or Papa Figo (about 2km). I'm sure there are much more inexpensive options near-by too but we didn't find those. The neighborhood felt safe. Although when it gets dark it gets really dark. But there's nothing to worry about. Wear good shoes and walk carefully! The guys at the reception were really nice (we met Bemilton and Abdel) and they speak good English. They can change some dobras for you. Also they can get you some Fresh water. We used the tap water for washing our teeth and it was just fine. I might not drink it though.
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Date of stay: December 2019
Sleep Quality
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Aba S wrote a review Dec 2019
10 contributions2 helpful votes
Our Impression of the guest house was formed even before we arrived. Bemilton was so helpful in giving us information about what to do in Sao Tome and the costs thereof which was so instrumental in our planning. We found that the information on the net was a bit limited. He was so patient with us as we asked so so many questions! Our flight was delayed and our check in was really late but it was stress free. Being able to exchange Euros for Dobras at the guest house was really useful. The guest house is central and is walking distance from the market and some cool restaurants in Sao Tome. Our room was lovely and incorporated African print into the curtains and bedding, the sheets were so soft, and the room had air-conditioner. The bathrooms are shared but always super clean so we had no issues there. The guest house offers breakfast at an additional cost, but it's affordable. It has great common area upstairs with views overlooking the city, and a kitchen with all amenities so you could self cater if you wanted. There's also a jar of curated "get to know me"type questions in the common area downstairs which I thought was pretty cool and fun to play with new people that you meet. The staff really went out of their way to make sure we enjoyed our stay. If they made recommendations for restaurants, for example, they would always follow up and address criticisms if there were any. I can't really fault this place, it's a great guest house and they go the extra mile!
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Date of stay: October 2019
$48 - $65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sweet Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Sweet Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Pico Mocambo (0.6 miles), Museu Nacional De Sao Tome & Principe (1.2 miles), and Claudio Corallo (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Sweet Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at Sweet Guest House?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a mosquito net.
What food & drink options are available at Sweet Guest House?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Sweet Guest House?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sweet Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Chez Tete, O Pirata, and Papa Figo.
Does Sweet Guest House have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Sweet Guest House offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Sweet Guest House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Portuguese.
Are there any historical sites close to Sweet Guest House?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Forte De Sao Sebastiao (1.2 miles) and Palacio do Povo (0.5 miles).