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Naples, Italy
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is superb! Lovely atmosphere, beautiful beach, and above all, the most delicious food, consistently and lovingly prepared with variety, beautiful presentation and an array of both local and international dishes and flavours. Staff are delightful; nothing is too much trouble. We want to go back!

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

Thank you for such a Great review! We are very esteemed, and very happy you had a good time at our hotel. We hope to see you soon! Yours truly Pongwe Team

Knutsford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful week in idyllic surroundings made even better by the attentiveness and good humour of every single one of the staff....just fab..cooks, gardeners, cleaners, maintenance, reception,waiters........ We loved our private plunge pool, with the view onto the beach and ocean. We enjoyed an excellent standard of food nightly - and we're impressed by the level of cuisine-everything seemed to...

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

We at Pongwe are very happy you had such good time at our hotel. So glad you enjoy our food, and we will consider doing Swahili night more often. We hope to see you soon. yours truly Pongwe Beach Hotel

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pongwe Beach Hotel is the place to be if you want to relax and unwind. The reception staff, Cecilia, Pendo & Martin, are super friendly, warm & welcoming. Heidi in reservations is on top of her game, job well done. Jules in accountants is always helpful and smiling :-) To the chef and his crew, I take my hat off...

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

We are very pleased you enjoyed your holiday with us at Pongwe Beach Hotel. Thank you so much for the great review, it was only a pleasure spending Christmas and New years with you. We hope to see you soon! Yours truly Pongwe Team

Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pongwe followed the Safari in Selous Game reserve and so it would have been very hard to beat that last experience. The room (VALS room) was not as shown in some of the pictures on the website. The bed had just enough space to get around either side. However the outside area made up for it. Right at the very...

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PONGWE, Executive Chef / Manager at Pongwe Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your valued feedback, we are constantly trying to better our hotel to offer our guests the best experience possible. We do hope that we will get the opportunity to serve you better in the future. Yours truly Pongwe Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great way to end the year and be ushered into a new one! My stay at Pongwe Beach Hotel was nothing short of magical.... The sun, the beach, the food but most of all the amazing staff at the hotel! Thank you to the owner Val for the superb hosting, his mangement team, Guy, Jules and Heidi for...

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

Thank you for such a lovely review, it was only a pleasure to have you with us, and it was lovely going into the new year with you. We hope to see you again soon. Yours truly Pongwe Beach Hotel

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had an incredible 4 night stay at Pongwe - it was the perfect place to relax after safari. The beach is stunning, the room was lovely, the staff were so friendly and attentive. Every meal we had was outstanding, but we particularly loved the seafood dinner on the beach. We highly recommend it and would love...

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

We are so happy you enjoyed your stay at Pongwe, it was only a pleasure to have you with us, and we are very pleased you enjoyed our food. We look forward to seeing you again. Yours truly Pongwe team

Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stunning location with palms, calming breeze from the Indian Ocean, unique private beach and a really great restaurant. We stayed at Pongwe Beach Hotel for 5 days with our 2-year old boy and Heidi and her staff were really family-minded and helpful. Would come back again. And again. And again.

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

Thank you for the review, we are very happy you enjoyed your time at Pongwe Beach Hotel. We look forward to seeing you again! Best Regards Pongwe Beach Hotel

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved our week at Pongwe Beach. The service was faultless, the staff were friendly and attentive. The beach is probably the best I've ever seen. It's a really magical place, we shall be going again!

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Thank you for the great review, it was only a pleasure to have you spend your holidays with us. We look forward to you coming again! Yours truly Pongwe Team

Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I originally booked the garden view room for four nights but when we showed up there was a problem with the room that we were supposed to be in so we ended up in the sea view suite for two nights and then the ocean view room for the last two nights (with no additional cost to me). All I...

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Thank you for the wonderful review, we are very happy you enjoyed your stay here at Pongwe Beach Hotel. We look forward to you coming to visit us again. Pongwe Team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I don't think I'll ever stay anywhere else in Zanzibar! In short - Pongwe Beach Hotel was perfect. When we arrived, Cecilia was so warm and welcoming. She brought us through the lovely resort and answered any questions we had. Right from the moment we both met Cecilia, we instantly felt comfortable around her. Our room was bigger and more...

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

We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay at Pongwe Beach Hotel. Thank you for the lovely review, we are so esteemed we are your favourite. We hope to see you soon! Yours truly Pongwe Team

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Internet
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
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  • Multilingual Staff
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: $197 - $293 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Pongwe Beach Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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“Loved the sea-view suite with private plunge pool for privacy, but more expensive- obv.”
 of 5 bubbles amfdolcevita, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Vals room if you want seclusion and space outside in the sun”
 of 5 bubbles georginal175, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“They are all beautiful”
 of 5 bubbles 994ellenp, 29 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Beach front rooms have a nice view from their little terraces”
 of 5 bubbles 763lydiap, 28 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Beautiful beach hut stunning views”
 of 5 bubbles 389luannem, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
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