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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
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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102 hotel reviews
215 helpful votes 215 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 

London
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21 reviews 21 reviews
21 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Overlooking a magnificent white sand beach and dazzlingly beautiful warm waters, this is a hotel where you can truly escape and relax. A hour's drive from Stone Town and reached via a pitted road, the hotel's rooms are thatched chalets overlooking the beach, coconut trees and brightly-coloured shrubs. There are hammocks and sun-loungers. The beach is spotless and swept each... More 

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Kalmthout, Belgium
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4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We stayed for 3 weeks in Pongwe Beach Hotel in November 2014 (full board). This late review is due to very busy times since we are back in Belgium (back to real life unfortunately). It is hard to describe our stay in a few words, because we can say so many nice things with lots of superlatives about Pongwe Beach... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

..just returned from a short break in conjunction with safari and I can't rate this fabulous little piece of paradise enough. They made the stay for my son and I so completely perfect. The Tanzanian people are so friendly, more so than anywhere I've been. They helped me all my excursions, and were utterly fabulous with my young son, entertaining... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We could not have chosen a better place to have our Honeymoon. We chose a room with a private pool which was lovely - the beach bag, flag in the sand and robes were excellent touches. The beach is incredible. I was worried when we initially looked at Zanzibar about the tides - but it did not affect our enjoyment... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We came here for our honeymoon, after hiking Kili and a safari (thru Milestone Safaris) and staying at Honeybadger in Moshi. It is heaven on earth. I could not imagine a more carefully curated, luxurious and gorgeous experience. We were welcomed by Martin who was really just first-class professional and immediately ushered us to the patio where we recieved complimentary... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My wife and I stayed at Pongwe in 2012 and decided to return after a safari week spent in the Mara/Serengeti. We were not disappointed. The formula is simple: do nothing! Or close to nothing, since there is really nothing to do bar eat, drink, swim, soak up the sun, read, sketch, take photos and relax. If you want to... More 

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