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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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tokyo
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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London
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

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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