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Pongwe Beach Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   PO Box 297, Pongwe, Tanzania
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Christine J Doncaster, United Kingdom
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Superb location right on the beach. Delightful bungalow with balcony overlooking the Indian Ocean. Delicious food & excellent service. Very friendly, polite, helpful staff. Nothing was too much trouble. All in all a wonderful place to spend a holiday. We thoroughly enjoyed relaxing after our Safari in this lovely hotel & what a fitting scene to celebrate our Golden Wedding... More

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

Dear Christine J Thank you so much for your lovely review and for staying with us at Pongwe Beach Hotel. We are glad you had such a relaxing time with us and enjoyed your overall stay in Zanzibar. We will happily let our staff know about your lovely comments. Hopefully we can welcome you again in the near future. Kind... More

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For our fifth wedding anniversary we could not have chosen better. Delicious fresh seafood, stunning beach with big tides that allow for great beach combing, impeccable service from the staff, a beautiful bungalow right on the beach, a lovely pool area, and great acoustic music on Fridays by the local Zanzibari group SunSound...what else could one ask for?

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

Dear Cory S Thank you for taking your time to share your experience at Pongwe. We really appreciated your influence with the local band. We look forward to welcoming you back for your next anniversary. Kind regards, More

New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely hotel on the most beautiful beach I've seen with unbelievably friendly, helpful staff! The vegetarian meal options here were very good. One thing to note: during my stay, the (tasty!) dinners were fairly expensive (~35USD) and you could not order less than a multi-course option which provided more food than I could possibly eat. In the end we... More

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

Dear E P Thank you for taking your time to share your opinion about your stay. We take your feedback as an opportunity to improve and revise our services. We are glad the vegetarian options met your expectations. Taxi fares are expensive in Zanzibar and we too recommend a combination of Stone town and then Pongwe lazying or alternatively taxi... More

Oak Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our flight into Zanzibar was delayed by 4 hours so it was super late and very dark when we arrived. No one at the front desk, but security helped us to our bungalow. And there was dinner waiting! We fell upon it like starving hyenas; that bit of thoughtfulness was the first sign that we were in the right place.... More

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

Dear Hellalouella Thank you for sharing your short stay with us. It fills us with great satisfaction that you have enjoyed your stay with us and confirms that we are on the right track. Hopefully you will have more time at hands when you come back visiting Pongwe Beach Hotel in the near future. Kind regards, More

London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for our honeymoon and from the moment we arrived and were greeted with champagne we loved every minute. The beach is beautiful and secluded, the rooms are spacious comfortable, well aired and protected from insects and the food is absolutely amazing. Fresh seafood is on the menu every day in one form or another with the highlight... More

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

Dear Tomtranter Thank you for choosing to stay at Pongwe Beach Hotel. We are glad you had a relaxing time with us and enjoyed your overall stay in Zanzibar. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Kind regards, More

Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely beautiful hotel with a view that takes your breath away as you walk through to the beach from reception . Everywhere is immaculate from the bedrooms to the beach and public areas. It never feels crowded due to its small size and the staff couldn't be more helpful and friendly. They helped us arrange a couple of trips out... More

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

Dear IsolaRagazza Thank you for taking the time to share your stay with us. We value your opinion and appreciate that you enjoyed you stay with us and will return again. Kind regards, More

London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely resort situated on a beautiful white sand beach with bright turquoise waters. The beach is raked every morning which leaves it immaculately clean. Staff friendly and attentive although didn't feel as personal as the lodges we stayed in on the mainland (probably due to it being a reasonably large establishment.) rooms very nice. Spacious. Clean and facilities good. Salt... More

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

Dear Kirbymwatts, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are grateful for your constructive criticism, as without it we cannot improve our standards…something we are constantly striving to do. Our menus are planned every morning based on fresh produce from local suppliers. Our chef has recently established a herb and vegetable garden which is proving to... More

Horsens, Denmark
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family of 4 (children 9 and 13) stayed 5 days at this hotel. It is a rather small hotel, and due to that very personal. The seaview suite we stayed in was beautiful and romantic. And we had a small private pool, which was great for the children. The staff is super friendly, and they all do their best... More

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

Dear Torben K, Thank you for your lovely review – we are so pleased that you had a happy time with us. Our staff team will be encouraged by this review. We are happy that you found the menu and food to your taste as we try hard to meet all expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back to... More

London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed at Pongwe Beach Hotel for 4 nights after a 5 day safari on the main land, and WOW, paradise is the only word to describe our stay. We stayed in the beach front rooms which were a good size and massive comfy beds! A turndown service each night (included) ensured that mosquito nets were in place for the... More

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

Dear Oliviab33, Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. You have clearly noticed many of the little things we do to make the guests stay as comfortable and memorable as possible. Yes….the bush babies can be loud…but we love them. We hope you will return to Pongwe for another memorable stay in the future. More

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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

This is such an amazing place to stay. Perfect white sand beach and really comfortable rooms. The food is delicious. We particularly enjoyed our candle lit dinner on the beach. Such a romantic way to spend the evening :)

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

Dear Elle, Thank you for you for taking the time to write a review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We will convey your compliments to all our staff. Thank you for choosing Pongwe Beach Hotel. More

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Address: PO Box 297, Pongwe, Tanzania
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Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Pongwe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Pongwe Beach Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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