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Pongwe Beach Hotel

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This hotel does everything right. We stayed in 4 hotels in Zanzibar, and this was by far and away the best. The location is fantastic. Swimming in the sea in Zanzibar often isn't easy, but when the tide is in at this place you have a perfect, private beach. The beautiful pool is right on the beachfront. We stayed in...

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Paradisiacal . Relating to , or resembling Paradise . This is Pongwe ... A five star hotel has been built next door with 3 pools . If you want five star luxury please go there and pay the five star price . You don't actually notice the hotels which have crept up on either side of Pongwe , but you...

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PONGWE, Manager at Pongwe Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you SO much for the AMAZING review and feedback, we are very happy you had a good time, we really enjoy having you here with us at Pongwe Beach Hotel, its always a pleasure. We look forward to seeing you soon! Yours truly Pongwe Team

Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spend 8 nights on Pongwe Beach Hotel in a beachfront room. The place is were quiet peaceful and relaxed and have a amazing beach. We can definitely recommend this place. Food is good and staff is very friendly. Best Katrine, Karl & Per. Denmark.

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very scenic, quiet retreat place. Beautiful beach...staff is very helpful and cooperative. Located centrally on eastern coast making northern and southern beaches easily accessible. Delicious food - thnx to the chef and his team!!! Highly recommend a stay there.

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PONGWE, Manager at Pongwe Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to comment on your time with us. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and that we kept your tummies happy too!! We do hope to have the pleasure of having you back with us in the future!

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Could not ask for a more perfect beach, palm trees, powder white sand, amazing view! Friendly helpful staff from check in to check out, they even took care of a few extras.... The hotel's small, relaxed and comfy. This suited our needs to just chill for a few days and enjoy the tranquil beach or hang in the pool overlooking...

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PONGWE, Manager at Pongwe Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to comment on your stay with us. We're really chuffed that we were able to give you the relaxing break that you were looking for!! Warmest wishes from all of us at Pongwe and we hope to see you again in the future!

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We finished our trip to Tanzania with 4 nights at the Pongwe Beach Hotel. The owner is a very friendly Brit who is knowledgeable of Zanzibari a culture and affairs. We had a big room with a king size bed. No air conditioning which is unfortunate but par for the course in Zanzibar. Our room was right on the beach...

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PONGWE, Manager at Pongwe Beach Hotel, responded to this review

We're very pleased that you had a relaxing, enjoyable stay with us at the end of your honeymoon!! We are looking into various options regarding the heat and sleeping at night; and do hope that you'll return to Pongwe for one of your anniversaries and we can improve upon your last stay! Look after each other and warmest wishes from...

Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the moment you arrive at Pongwe Beach Hotel, you're treated warmly and given instructions on how to best enjoy your stay. The location and hotel beach is amazing. The water morphs from one shade of blue to another through the day. Having arrived from Diani Beach in Kenya, which is overrun with touts who don't let you swim in...

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PONGWE, Manager at Pongwe Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to comment on your stay with us - and we are so pleased that you enjoyed our hotel!! We do take pride in trying to give our hotel guests the most relaxing stay possible and have introduced a fairly stringent policy regarding day visitors who can be disruptive. We're very pleased to...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yes, we have been back to Pongwe Beach Hotel for the 4th time now. Those that have been before will understand why, for those that haven't, let me explain. The hotel is small with 20 individual bungalow thatched houses set on the whitest sand against the most turquoise sea that you can imagine. So the setting is what dreams are...

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PONGWE, Manager at Pongwe Beach Hotel, responded to this review

All of us at Pongwe can't wait for your fifth trip ChrisDA_12!! Thank you very much for taking the time to review your latest stay with us and we all look forward to seeing you both again in the not too distant future. Warmest wishes from us all!

Sunndalsora, Norway
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a fantastic experience to be back at Pongwe Beach Hotel again! Everyone in the staff that we met, greeted us welcome back with a hug and smile. How good it is to be there, if only we had more time! This time we were my wife, our grandson (10) and I. Our grandson, who has never been outside...

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PONGWE, Manager at Pongwe Beach Hotel, responded to this review

We are so pleased that your return trip lived up to expectations!! Returning guests are considered part of the Pongwe Family and we very much look forward to having you "back home" with us again in the not too distant future!!

Aurora, Ontario
Reviewed 20 March 2017

This is a wonderful intimate resort with a beautiful white sand private beach. The staff are extremely friendly. The manager, Heidi, takes a personal interest in ensuring all guests needs are met. Very quiet and laid back setting. Beach front accommodation is lovely. One of the most pleasurable beach holidays we have enjoyed over 3 decades.

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PONGWE, Manager at Pongwe Beach Hotel, responded to this review

It gives us all at Pongwe a very warm feeling when we receive such positive feedback! Thank you Ben S for your comments and we are really pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Warm wishes from the Pongwe Team!

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated on what could perhaps be described as the best beach in Zanzibar, Pongwe Beach Hotel is a tranquil place where one can escape the hustle and bustle of modern day life. It is modestly sized, with 4 Sea View Suites, 13 traditional Beach Villas as well as 3 Garden Rooms and has an intimate, personal atmosphere. Set within a secluded bay on the east coast of Zanzibar, Pongwe Beach is a true paradise retreat. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pongwe Beach Hotel

Address: PO Box 297, Pongwe, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Pongwe
Price Range: €155 - €218 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Pongwe Beach Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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“Def go for a beach front room. The new(ish) suites are a bit quieter and you get you own pool”
ChrisDA_12, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Book a room with beachview.”
ptarmiganhunter, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All rooms have a sea view”
ruthned, 10 Mar 2017 | Read review
“It appeared that all rooms face the ocean.”
patml2017, 8 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Beachfront Cottage No 1 and 2”
Thulassi, 12 Feb 2017 | Read review
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