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Pongwe Beach Hotel

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Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood platter”(57 reviews)
“bush babies”(49 reviews)
“our honeymoon”(81 reviews)
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What's included
Free Internet
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Beachfront
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Airport Transportation
Suites
Bar/Lounge
Concierge
Laundry Service
Private Balcony
Air Conditioning
3 Star 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...
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Pongwe, Tanzania
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28.6 km to Kisauni Airport
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is the quintessential idyllic beach resort. We needed a quiet retreat after two weeks of Kilimanjaro climb and safari. We loved our 3 days at Pongwe Beach Hotel. Beachfront room means just that. Sitting on the beach and holding up a flag to get...More

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Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

Stayed for 5 days and was spoilt from the first till the last minute by the beauty, the relaxed atmosphere, and the staff at this fantastic place. Lovely food on top, all was perfect. My husbond and I can highly recommand this place and we...More

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Response from PONGWE, Manager at Pongwe Beach HotelResponded March 5, 2018

Thank you very much for your comments. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us!! We would love to have you back with us again in the future! Warmest wishes from everyone here at Pongwe.

Reviewed 4 days ago

Pongwe Beach hotel is a small magical hotel, which though has doubled in size since our last visit the personal service and the atmosphere has remained. The view from the property is stunning especially the sunrise. The place has a tranquillity about it that sets...More

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Response from PONGWEBEACH, Manager at Pongwe Beach HotelResponded 2 days ago

Hi Bhamini- Many thanks for choosing to stay with Pongwe Beach Hotel and it was a great pleasure hosting you. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us once again. We hope to host you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here for 4 nights after safari with my boyfriend and we absolutely loved it. Perfect location with a pool and beach right next door to each other, sun loungers round both, hammocks on the beach and loungers on veranda outside the rooms just made...More

Thank emmakel
Response from PONGWEBEACH, Manager at Pongwe Beach HotelResponded 6 days ago

Many thanks for your review. It was indeed a pleasure hosting you and we are happy to know we made your stay memorable. We are looking forward to hoisting you again in the near future.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The rooms are a little dated and the only downside of the whole stay was the bathroom which was old and the shower pressure weak. Aside from that everything was great. perfect for a few day relax after safari. 4 nights in the area was...More

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Response from PONGWEBEACH, Manager at Pongwe Beach HotelResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for your feedback and through such we are able to better our product as we strive to provide a more relaxed experience. We will put all key areas noted into consideration and we will work on improving on it all. Apologies for any...More

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About
Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
Pool
Restaurant
Beachfront
Free Internet
Free Parking
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Airport Transportation
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
Concierge
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Breakfast Available
Things to do
Pool
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Outdoor pool
Details
Price range
US$152 - US$264 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
Details
Price range
US$152 - US$264 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
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Dining (85)
Amenities (15)
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Business Centre & Event Rooms (1)
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Jessica C
December 29, 2017|
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Good morning, The journey from Stone Town to Pongwe takes one hour (both routes take the same amount of time) and costs US$ 50 for the vehicle. Each vehicle can carry a maximum of 5 people plus luggage.
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JenDo73
August 22, 2017|
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Response from CalgaryTravelgal | Reviewed this property |
It wasn't a problem in July. Lots of ventilation with open windows that had screens.
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Mattdaviesuk
July 18, 2017|
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Hi Matt, please feel free to email us and we will gladly send through all relevant information. Many thanks!
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"get a beachfront room"
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"Pay the premium for beach-front rooms if you must, but the garden view rooms are not set far back from the..."
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"Beach room highly recommended but even the garden rooms look appealing"
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"Sea view suite has a private plunge pool, rooms are large and luxurious Beach front room was a favourite for..."
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