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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
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Bournemouth
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

My husband and I stayed here for the latter part of our honeymoon and had a wonderful time. All of the staff were exeptional - very friendly and welcoming. The rooms were beautiful and very well looked after by the cleaning staff. The food was all very good. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and would love to visit again. Personally, getting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We spent just one night here, which we thoroughly enjoyed. The setting is stunning, with a beautifully clean beach and stunning turquoise waters. There are no beach boys on the beach, which was a welcome change from all of the others places we stayed on the island, and really allowed for complete relaxation. It's true that there are no other... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Prospective visitors should be aware this hotel is about 1 hr distant from Stone Town, with virtually no other dining options in the immediate vicinity. It has a fine beach that is clean and enjoyable, so it might appeal to guests looking only for that. The bungalows and common areas are a bit worn and while mostly clean are not... More 

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London
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Great location for relaxing - but less so if you want to do all the sights of Zanzibar. Lovely, empty and quiet beach, without hawkers and with plenty of available sunbeds or hammocks. Delightful pool which is useful as the beach is tidal, and swimming at low tide is not possible. Good food with plenty of fish and fresh ingredients.... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We stayed here for two nights and really loved the setting and the beach. Service is great, food is mediocre and utterly overpriced compared to other similar properties. The hotel is small yet feels like a large chain hotel. Our sea-view room was standard however the bathrooms really need to be upgraded. In addition, the hotel only provide access to... More 

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Famagusta, Cyprus
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The most relaxing place I have ever been. We are staying in a suite with its on pool.... its the largest room Ive ever stayed in & Im loving the private pool. The bathroom is huge & both of us can shower together. Personally I like the brackish water, it feels more natural then fresh water. Im loving the fact... 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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