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Pongwe Beach Hotel

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PO Box 297, Pongwe, Tanzania
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      5 of 5 stars
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    2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

    I'll preface this as follows: I've spent in excess of 60 days on Unguja (Zanzibar) in the last decade; the bulk of which has been spent in luxury accommodation. This hotel has a gorgeous setting on a beautiful strip of beach; further the cabins are tastefully constructed with adequate spacing and lovely vantages. The common areas are also well built... More 

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    Kells, Ireland
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    4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

    We stayed here for 4 nights on the last leg of our 3 week Tanzanian honeymoon. This hotel is outstanding in terms of location, food, service & staff. However we were a little disappointed in our garden view room (room 6) which lacked some of the basics we had in every other much cheaper hotel room in Tanzania, room was... More 

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    Shepton Mallet, United Kingdom
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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

    Pongwe Beach Hotel is set in a beautiful location on the east coast of Zanzibar. The beach side accommodation is spacious and comfortable, with a lovely Lounge/bar/dining room close by. The staff are friendly and efficient and cater for all your needs. Ali and crew are brilliant and take you out in the boat for snorkelling or fishing.

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    Drammen, Norway
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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

    From the moment we came until we left we simply loved it. OK food, OK Bungalow, good service and beautiful surroundings. The bungalows are not large, but large enough. This is an easygoing place where you really feel you can relax and enjoy. You get full value for your money and you have this lovely proximity to the Indian Ocean... More 

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

    Many thanks for taking the time to review our hotel, so glad you enjoyed your stay, as you say, we are not a luxury resort but we try to provide the best service & food possible, our aim is to improve continuously & your feedback is of great help. Takk skal du har! More 

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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    After eight days of safari, arriving at Pongwe Beach Hotel was like a dream. The hotel reception is really beautiful and the sea is stunning. Sonia, the manager, was an absolute delight and really took care of us - relieving anxiety about my partner's ant bites! Robert, the head of the restaurant staff, was very attentive and kind. The food... More 

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

    Thank you so much for the nice review, it is always good to hear that we are meeting guest expectations. Your feedback will be shared with the staff and we hope to see you here again one day. More 

    Santiago, Chile
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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    We arrived to Zanzibar with no previous reservation and chose our favourite way to choose a hotel.. hop in and hop off with a taxi. We checked few hotels before but in Pongwe Beach Hotel the atmosphere was the most vivid and and it seems like a perfect place to stay. We didn't look for a remote and deserted place... More 

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

    Congratulations on your engagement! Pongwe works its magic again so we hope you come back for your honeymoon and celebrate! All the best to you both for the future and many thanks for the review. More 

    Nairobi, Kenya
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    3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    We were staying in a local hotel and decided to try this place for dinner. We were perplexed by their charging policy and unfriendly attitude. Firstly we were asked to pay $50 before we could order any food.This was non returnable minimum spend. The manager came over and confirmed that this was true adding that his priority was to his... More 

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

    Dear reviewer, thank you for your comments, we do take all guest feedback seriously and I would like to take the opportunity to respond. I do remember you coming to visit us, as I recall you arrived about 7pm and asked to see the diner menu, the receptionist explained that we usually ask for a deposit of $25 per person... More 

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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Our room was very comfortable - we particularly like the loungers on our deck to relax out of the sun. The bed was quite high, which might be a problem if you have restricted movement. I'm quite short so I had to jump out which was fine for me. On arrival the bed was strewn with hibiscus and there was... More 

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

    Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel, so glad you enjoyed your time here, we do indeed only put one main course up each evening but we always have other options in case guests prefer something different, all our food is cooked to order using the freshest possible ingredients which is why we try to take the... More 

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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Well, where do I start...my wife and stayed here for a week to recover after a week on safari in Tanzania. The hotel is set in a quiet little area of Zanzibar, with only a limited number of rooms (which makes for a perfectly peaceful little getaway) We were lucky enough to have a Sea View Room, with private pool.... More 

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

    Thank you so much for the lovely review, we are so happy you had such a good experience here, the kitchen will be so proud of your feedback on the food! Our staff are indeed the beating heart of the hotel and we try to look after them accordingly. Hope to see you here again one day, there is a... More 

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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    What can I say we had the most amazing relaxed holiday ever, set in a stunning location with soft white sandy beaches and turquoise blue sea. Our stay at the Pongwe Hotel was beyond wonderful and just what was required to recharge our batteries. We rented one of their little houses with a private pool (which was never used) as... More 

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

    Hello and many thanks for the great review! it is so nice to hear that you enjoyed your stay so much, The management and staff here are very happy you found everything to your satisfaction, we constantly strive to maintain and improve the service and your comments will be shared with all the staff. Karibu tena! More 

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