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Pongwe Beach Hotel

3.0 of 5 PO Box 297, Pongwe, Tanzania
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You will notice not notice from below that we travelled in 2012 without writing a review. The reason for this late addition is that our zanzibar grapevine has informed us that Pongwe is up for sale. If this is true,we can only hope that the new owners make very minimal changes. We had the most wonderful time at Pongwe. It... More

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

Dear NandPH, Thank you for your concerned review. Fortunately, we can let you know that the grapevine you have been informed by is misinformed. Pongwe Beach Hotel is most definitely NOT for sale. We hope that you will visit us soon to see the progress we have made with upgrading rooms and other small changes that we feel have enhanced... More

San Francisco, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for 3 nights after our safari on our honeymoon. It looks even more beautiful than the pictures, if that's even possible! The staff is friendly and welcoming, and the beach is beautiful. We spent some time laying on the beach, some time laying on our veranda, some time swimming in the ocean, some time walking on the... More

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

Dear 1ianna, Many thanks for your detailed and wonderful review! We are so happy to understand that you have enjoyed your stay with us to the fullest. Regarding some points that you made: We have already communicated with our lady that is doing the massages and will make sure that no guest will feel uncomfortable. With regards to the Wifi:... More

Cusco
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff were fantastic, they were welcoming, polite and fantastic hosts. In particular, we must mention and thank Moody, Juma and Peter for their outstanding service. There isn’t much to do aside from relax, swim, eat and drink (although there are local tours and the option to snorkel / go fishing etc.) but after a week of safari that was... More

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

Dear 2kmd2 Many thanks for your review. We have informed the mentioned staff and they were very happy about being recognized. We are looking forward to welcoming you and your family anytime soon! Kind regards More

Muscat, Oman
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a couple of nights here and loved it. The view on arrival, as you walk through reception into the restaurant, is spectacular. You see turquoise water and white sand through tropical plants. It put a massive smile on my face, and I saw it had the same effect on others too.The beach was great as it was small... More

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

Dear kir_kag We thank you for your extensive and nice review. It is with great pleasure that we hear how much you have enjoyed your time at Pongwe Beach Hotel. Thank you also for the points that you are making regarding the fridge in the rooms and the brackish water for showering. We have these points on our list and... More

London
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is great. The beach is great. The rooms are great. The hammocks are great. The bar is great. The Bush Babies are great. The pool is great. The food is good. Beach front bungalow amazing. The staff are what make it though. The hotel is incredibly well run. We stayed 10 nights in September and had a terrific... More

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

Dear Fuzzball79 What a lovely review! Many thanks for taking your time and giving us your opinion. We are very happy to hear how much you have enjoyed your stay with us at Pongwe Beach Hotel. Since we are situated on a somewhat secluded location, naturally alternative food options are scarce. Still, Seasons Lodge and the Rock of Zanzibar is... More

Copenhagen, Denmark
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Three different hotels, this place is so far ahead from the others. I doubt you will find better value for money on this Island. Go to relax, enjoy the service, the food, the low amount of guests. The price is only double the cheap hotels, i mean, REALLY dont go cheap when Pongwe is an option!

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

Dear Frans S, Many thanks for your lovely review. We are very thankful to hear that you have found our hotel to be such good value for money, this further confirms our aspirations. We hope to be welcoming you again in the near future. Kind regards, More

Harrogate, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent Christmas and New Year at this wonderful place. Secluded beach bungalow, attentive and lovely staff, white sands, blue seas. One of the most gorgeous beach holidays we have ever had. Perfect for a honeymoon or anniversary.

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

Dear Carolyn, Thank you for sharing your stay with us. It fills us with great satisfaction to hear how much you have enjoyed your stay with us. We will make sure to pass on your comments to our staff. Hopefully we will be seeing you at Pongwe Beach Hotel again anytime soon. Kind regards, More

Saeby, Denmark
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a very luxury week at Pongwe beach Hotel! Always very serviceminded. And the place were so beautiful and relaxing. Just what we needed after a safariweek on lots of bumpy roads. We absolutely loved it, and can recommend it to everyone who is doubting!

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

Dear Hanne, Many thanks for your lovely review. We loved to hear about how much you enjoyed your time with us at Pongwe Beach Hotel. Your comments are reflecting our service-minded mentality and we will gladly pass this on to all our staff. Hopefully we are going to having you with us again very soon! Kind regards, More

Doncaster, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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

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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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