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Pongwe Beach Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Pongwe Beach, Pongwe, Tanzania
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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 2 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

Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
20 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Perfect hotel, perfect beach, perfect super-fine white sand, minimal rain and no mosquitos at all. What can I say, this is THE place for ultimate relaxation. Food was GREAT but the deserts mediocre. Lunch is their best meal. When I am looking at our photos I can not believe we spent some time in this natural beauty. The problem is... More

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

Dear Hatem, Thank you for taking the time to share your Pongwe experience. We are pleased to hear that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us despite the late (and unusual for this time of year) rains. We definitely have to agree with being the winner of the "Do Nothing Award " :) Just sit back and relax!... More

Chandler, Arizona
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

A sea view room with lounge chairs on the veranda and a hammock were just what was needed after an 8 day Tanzanian safari. The room was spacious and well attended to by the friendly staff who sprayed for mosquitoes and turned down the comfortable beds nightly. We were able to totally relax and saunter over to the restaurant for... More

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

Dear Octsky, Thank you for taking the time to share this lovely review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and have taken home with you happy memories of Tanzania and Zanzibar. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back to Pongwe in the future. More

London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We stayed here for one night on the last day of our Zanzibar holiday. As we were used to staying in cheaper places this was a real treat for us. The pool especially was completely gorgeous, and has to be seen to be believed. I have a photo I took lying on the sun lounger of the view and I... More

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

Dear 115Jess, Thank you for taking your time to share this lovely review. As fresh water on the island is limited, we try to be as eco-friendly as possible at Pongwe…hence the naturally filtrated, brackish-water showers. We are happy that this did not bother you too much. We hope that we will have the opportunity of welcoming you to Pongwe... More

London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

Having read the amazing reviews, we thought we were going to blown away by Pongwe, but ended up being pretty disappointed. Whilst the suite with plunge pool was nice and the setting was beautiful, the service and food were not up to the standard we would have expected. We were probably spoilt having just come from the Selous Impala camp... More

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

Thank you for taking your time to share your opinion about your stay. We take your feedback as an opportunity to improve our service. We are sorry to hear that we did not meet your expectations in our meals provided and that the staff did not seem happy. This is very unusual as our staff are always highly praised for... More

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Address: Pongwe Beach, 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*
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