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Hotel Pontao

3-star Hotel with Snorkeling

Edificio Pontao, Santa Maria 4111

+238 242 9730
Very good

based on 218 reviews

Tue 11/28
Wed 11/29

About Hotel Pontao, Santa Maria

Value for money

Hotel Pontao offers complimentary high-speed wireless Internet, a sun terrace, and an outdoor pool. The hotel is located in Santa Maria and rents out bicycles so you can ride around the area. Other activities available in the area include snorkeling and horseback riding. There is a car hire service at the hotel, which can be requested when you visit the 24-hour front desk.

The family-friendly hotel offers children’s activities and has activities like windsurfing to take part in. You can reach out to the front desk for baggage storage, currency exchange, and assistance finding attractions and restaurants to visit. Hotel Pontao has free parking and a lounge where you can relax. You can also enjoy spending time on the roof, which is equipped with sun loungers, a jacuzzi, and a small fitness center.

Hotel Pontao offers a selection of 84 air-conditioned, nonsmoking guest rooms. The standard rooms are spacious and airy, while the superior rooms offer more modern furnishings. Each of the rooms comes with a flat-screen television, a minibar with a selection of beverages, and a balcony or terrace with a view. You can also pay a fee to access a safety deposit box to store your valuables.

The hotel offers a restaurant that serves breakfast and dinner from a weekly menu. There is also a selection of restaurants within walking distance such as Baraonda for Italian food and Hot Spot for Asian meals. Soul Kitchen Gourmet Restaurant and Marea Restaurant are also both in the area.

This area of the city has many attractions to take advantage of. You can take a tour at Caramau Tours or shop at Djunta Mo Art. Buddy Bar and Praia de Santa Maria are also a few minutes away.

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Standard Rooms - Water view
2 twin beds

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Superior Rooms - City view


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Hotel Amenities & Facilities

  • Snorkeling
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
  • Cable or satellite TV

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Physical distancing rules
  • First-aid kit
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • Enhanced cleaning
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
  • Thermometers for guests provided by property
  • Guests can opt-out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Disinfection of high-touch surfaces


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Free toiletries
  • Smoke alarms
  • Body soap
  • Air-conditioned


  • Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Private bathroom

Things to do

  • Bicycle rental
  • Scuba diving
  • Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Windsurfing


  • Family rooms
  • Telephone
  • City view
  • Pool view
  • Storage available

Accessibility and suitability

  • Non-smoking rooms available
  • Increased accessibility
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Designated smoking area


  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Refrigerator

Services and conveniences

  • Car rental
  • Safety deposit box
  • Currency exchange on-site
  • 24hr front desk

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • TV


  • Terrace/Patio
  • Balcony
  • Garden

Pool and spa

  • Hot tub
  • Outdoor pool

Parking and transportation

  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Free parking


  • Clothes rack
  • Wardrobe or closet


  • Desk


  • Fitness center

Hotel Pontao Reviews

Very goodBased on 218 verified guest reviews

Pros +
  • Good sized room and very friendly staff. (in 29 reviews)
  • Good breakfast and good dinner. (in 26 reviews)
  • "Great location and breakfast, friendly staff." (in 23 reviews)
Cons -
  • Very poor WiFi. (in 7 reviews)
  • Average 1400 Escudo by taxi from airport. (in 2 reviews)
  • Towels are changed everyday (in 2 reviews)

Hotel Pontao room booking info

Check in/Check out

Check in anytime after 2:00 PM, check out anytime before 12:30 PM


Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

Frequently asked questions

  • How does Hotel Pontao compare to other 3 star hotels in Santa Maria?

    There is a $44/night difference in the average price of 3 star hotels in Santa Maria ($111/night) and the average nightly rate at Hotel Pontao ($67/night).

  • How far is Hotel Pontao from Espargos Amilcar Cabral Intl?

    There are 10.1 mi between Espargos Amilcar Cabral Intl and Hotel Pontao. The drive to and from the airport should be about 30min, depending on traffic. Take into account high traffic times, especially near more metropolitan areas.

  • What is the best way to get to Hotel Pontao from Espargos Amilcar Cabral Intl?

    If you intend on renting a car to travel from Espargos Amilcar Cabral Intl to the hotel, you will have peace of mind knowing that Hotel Pontao offers parking on site. Car rentals in the area typically go for $78/day for a base model rental. A very popular option for travelers staying at Hotel Pontao would be to take a taxi or ridesharing service from Espargos Amilcar Cabral Intl directly to the hotel.

  • Are there food options at Hotel Pontao?

    Yes, Hotel Pontao does have a restaurant where you can sit down to eat or take food to go. There are also many other quality food options in Santa Maria for those looking for something different.

  • Does Hotel Pontao have a pool?

    Hotel Pontao does have a pool on site that hotel guests may use. Be advised that hotels typically have rules associated with pool usage. momondo would advise you to check with the front desk before taking a swim.

  • What is the phone number for Hotel Pontao?

    For questions regarding the hotel or your stay at Hotel Pontao, call +238 242 9730.

  • Does Hotel Pontao have Wi-Fi available?

    Yes, Hotel Pontao has Wi-Fi available to hotel guests.

  • Is there a gym or fitness center available to guests at Hotel Pontao?

    Hotel Pontao does have a gym on-site that is available to hotel guests. Some hotel gyms may not have 24-hour access, so it is best to ask a front desk clerk for fitness center hours.

  • What time is check-out for Hotel Pontao?

    For Hotel Pontao, the required check-out time is 12:30 PM. Check-in may be available from 2:00 PM. Any special requests should be made with the concierge.

  • How much is a room at Hotel Pontao?

    Prices may fluctuate based on room type, dates, and availability. You can find great room deals for Hotel Pontao at the moment between $19 and $74 a night. Enter preferred dates in the form above to see the best-matched deals for you.

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