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Pongwe Beach Hotel

3.0 of 5 PO Box 297, Pongwe, Tanzania
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    5 of 5 stars
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    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
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Kalmthout, Belgium
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 5 days ago NEW

..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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been going to Pongwe for about nine years, and it seems to improve all the time. Everything about the place is special, the beach which always seems empty,the food,rooms and most importantly the staff,who are the most courteous and helpful. They will do anything for you,nothing is to much trouble. Each year my wife and I go there are... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

After attending a wedding in Stone town it was great for our group to get away to Pongwe and for all to relax. We were unfortunately only able to get a garden cottage which was not first choice as its set back from the beach area. Still comfortable and well placed. Facilities and set up is great for families and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Just returned from yet another visit to the Pomgwe Beach Hotel for Christmas and New Year and its just gets better and better.The staff, the room and the food are just perfect and together with all the other guests they go to make up the perfect quartet.Thank you Debbi, Robyn.,Martin and all your lovely staff and not forgetting 'Chef' who... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Enjoyed 14 blissful days at Pongwe Beach Hotel. Accommodation in the beach front doubles is excellent, no need for air-con with lovely breeze and overhead fan. Rooms cleaned daily, quality of food overall is very good and seafood excellent. Management & staff friendly and welcoming, beach and sea bathing superb, only disappointment was the local reef which offered very little... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

My Fiance and I stated here for a week in Dec 2014 and found the resort to be heavenly. With proper research we decided on Pongwe Beach Resort as it is away from the hustle and bustle. Those looking for organised tours or organised exercise groups typical of rage hotels are not suited to this hotel. For our needs, the... 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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