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Pongwe Beach Hotel

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PO Box 297, Pongwe, Tanzania
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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London
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Every cliche that you have ever read about tropical islands applies to this hotel. Coral sand, turquoise sea, palm trees, the sound of the surf to lull to sleep etc. Add to this great food and wine and attentive, friendly and helpful staff and you have the full package. Rob, Sonia and Mona run this place like clockwork. If you... More 

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

Hello Peter! Thank you so much for the great review, we enjoyed your company whilst you were here so we are very glad you had such a relaxing stay with us, greetings from all the team at Pongwe and hope to see you again someday! More 

Hove, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Following 6 days climbing Mount Kilimanjaro we were looking for some serious relaxation time in Zanzibar and Pongwe Beach Hotel could not have been more perfect. As soon as we arrived we felt welcome and the unpretentious vibe made us instantly relax. We stayed in a Seaview Suite that was HUGE and had its own private pool, so in the... More 

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

Dear Gemma, Thank you for your review, we are so glad you found the perfect place to relax after your climb. Our food is one of our greatest assets so we are pleased to hear how much you enjoyed all your meals, we do indeed only put one main dish up each evening as we want to offer the freshest... More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for a peaceful retreat you will love Pongwe. Everything was PERFECT, the food was especially amazing. Do order one of their happy hour cocktails, all delish!! The staff was kind and attentive. The beach and pool are quite enjoyable. It is a bit isolated (in the middel of nowhere) which is AWESOME if you really want... More 

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

Dear Albasari, so glad you enjoyed your stay with us at Pongwe, your comments about the food and the cocktails have been passed to the kitchen and bar staff, thank you for taking the time to write your review and we hope to see you here again some day. Karibu tena! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was at Pongwe Beeach Hotel for 5 days and absolutely loved the venue, food, service, beach, sand, water, EVERYTHING!! It is perfect if you are looking for a peaceful retreat. In case you really want to, they do have Wifi. Order their happy hour cocktails, AMAZING!

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed at this hotel for 6 nights in February 2015, the experience was great, the beach was pristine, pool was...well its a pool who needs one with a beach like that !Food was cooked to order and delicious. There is no entertainment in the evenings, and we had no TV in our bungalow-this did not bother... More 

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

Dear Kate, Such a pleasure to read how much you enjoyed the peace and quiet of Pongwe Beach Hotel, We are very proud of our little corner of paradise so thanks for the feedback. we look forward to seeing you again one day! More 

East Budleigh
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19 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just returned form a 4 day visit to this hotel. From the moment we reached reception the service was fantastic, all the team, management and staff were warm friendly and welcoming. Everyone was intent on ensuring we had a most relaxing and enjoyable stay - it felt like being part of the family. The rooms were clean and... More 

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

Dear Phillipa, Thank you so much for taking the time to review our hotel! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us and that you felt at home here, it is very rewarding for all of us to know that your anniversary celebration was such a success. We hope to welcome you again one day to our little... More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

My family and I spent 4 days at this hotel and thoroughly enjoyed it. The beach was beautiful and the accommodation clean and spacious. The staff were really friendly and it is an ideal place to play in the sea, kayak or snorkel. It was relatively quiet and so, my wife was able to relax reading in the shade whilst... More 

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

HI Quartmaine, thank you for your review of Pongwe , we are really pleased that you enjoyed staying with us and we have now taking some action in regards a complete seperate vegetarian menu with some flair in it , we are usually informed about guests dietary requirements and now one of the chefs will be making sure that a... More 

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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

A gorgeous place with lovely beach where you can really unwind. We got a room with the plunge pool which is retrospect we didn't need. Save yourself the extra $100 a night and get a beach bungalow. All rooms are stunning. Service is very attentive. Food is nice at the restaurant but expensive and too restrictive for dinner which Is... More 

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

Thanks Mella for your review on your stay with us at Pongwe in March , we are now in our closed rain season and now looking at ways to improve the quality of the hotel and your feedback really helps us make changes to the way we can deliver a better service . Karibu The Pongwe Team More 

tokyo
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

the beach is just gorgeous. white sand, crystal clear water . . . at low tide you can take a long long walk. in terms of the beach I can't think of any better place! although I was happy in general, however, there are things that the hotel should definitely improve. first of all they should definitely work more on... More 

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

Dear Tokyo , thankyou for your review of your stay at Pongwe , we are pleased that you loved our location and was happy in general, but we aim to deliver across the board on guests experiences and have now started to look into and put into place any suggestions and comments that you have made , hopefully we will... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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475 reviews
105 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Wonderful place. Morning walks on the low tide beach - one can walk 100s of meters out in the ocean and watch what lies beneath the water. Then the pool - refreshing and big enough or swimming. In the afternoon the tide is higher and thats the time for bouncing around in the wawes or take a long walk on... More 

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

Hi Hans , thankyou for your review of your stay at Pongwe , we really are so please that you enjoyed your stay with us . Kind regards The Pongwe Team More 

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