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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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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

Sunndalsora, Norway
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Aurora, Ontario
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous resort & thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Outlook from resort & our suite was magnificent. Food was good although I thought a bit expensive. The seafood platter was $US130 for 2 and coming from Australia where its approx $60 for 2 I thought that price was outrageous. There are local clubs & restaurants that you can walk to along the...

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

Thank you for the great review, we are very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us at Pongwe Beach Hotel. Being on a small island sometimes things can get pricey when one has to import basic things like wine or fresh produce, also with seafood in high demand on the island by many hotels adds up, hardly cutting even. We...

Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stayed at pongwe beach for 7 nights after a safari,the hotel is situated on a beautiful part of the island,the beach is amazing looking out at the Indian Ocean.on arrival we were met by Heidi who very kindly upgraded us to a sea view swim up room,which was fantastic.when booking this hotel was slightly worried but...

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

Thank you for your review and feedback, we are very pleased you enjoyed most of your stay with us, its always good to know our weak points in order for us to improves, we apologise for the unsightly situation and we will work on it in order to bring more exclusivity to our hotel for our guests. Thank you so...

Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The photos say it all but the management and staff work hard to make this such a relaxed and peaceful place. Food excellent, service superb and outstandingly friendly. Nothing short of perfect - 4th visit and hope it won't be my last...

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

Hello Thank you so much for a wonderful review, we are so happy you enjoyed your say with us, and we look forward to seeing you in the future. Yours truly Pongwe Beach Hotel

Nashville, Tennessee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband sister and I went on a safari and then planned to relax at the beach. This hotel is on a beautiful beach. The property was nice, rooms were great, ocean was wonderful and we enjoyed the staff very much. There is not a lot to do up in this area. If you decide to take a taxi, we...

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

Thank you so much for the feedback and review, we are very secluded however that is one of our strongest assets as it nice to break away for the hassle of overwhelming crowds. We are an hour away from town, however there is various means of transportation, from your own private taxi, public dala dala to scooters or bicycles, all...

Dijon, France
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family of four had an unforgettable stay at the idyllic Pongwe Beach Hotel. The descriptions and the pictures online can't do justice to this accommodation that seamlessly blends beauty, comfort and hospitality. The staff makes you feel at home with every interaction. The quality of the meals rivals that of some of the finest restaurants back in our native...

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

Thank you for the Wonderful review, it makes us super ecstatic when we get such good feedback. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us- and we hope to see you soon in the near future. Sending best wishes from our small corner. Pongwe Team

Breda, The Netherlands
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are planning a visit to Zanzibar then you absolutely must stay here! The hotel is remote enough to give the feeling of being the only people there and yet you can easily get to other properties or Stonetown. The rooms are beautiful and if you can afford it I highly recommend the suites. The plunge pool is well...

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

Hi and thank you for the review, we are very please you had a good time with us, and we are delighted to know you enjoyed the services and facilities we offer. We are remote yet pretty central to town and other activities on the island. yours truly Pongwe Team

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
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  • Multilingual Staff
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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: $184 - $301 (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”
 of 5 bubbles ChrisDA_12, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Book a room with beachview.”
 of 5 bubbles ptarmiganhunter, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All rooms have a sea view”
 of 5 bubbles ruthned, 10 Mar 2017 | Read review
“It appeared that all rooms face the ocean.”
 of 5 bubbles patml2017, 8 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Beachfront Cottage No 1 and 2”
 of 5 bubbles Thulassi, 12 Feb 2017 | Read review
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