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Pongwe Beach Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Pongwe Beach, Pongwe, Tanzania
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
mkcross81 London, United Kingdom
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    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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
14 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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Oxford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We are a family of four (two teens, 18 and 16) and stayed at Pongwe Beach 11th-17th July. We stayed in a sea view suite with its own private plunge pool - truly luxurious. 15 metres beyond our deck and private pool was the hotel's infinity pool and then the sea, so we woke each morning to the sound of... More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an exceptionally gorgeous property with fantastic rooms overlooking the gorgeous beach. Exploring the ocean during low tide is a lot of fun and can find lots of interesting ocean life. Once the tide comes in the swimming is excellent and the pool is very enjoyable. The staff is very friendly and helpful. We were one of only 3... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stunningly beautiful beach with its white, white sand, lovely large rooms right off the beach with ocean views, an open-air dining room with scrumptious food, pool, hammocks, what more can anyone want? We walked down the beach to find a large native canoe and a man bringing in sea weed on a pole across his back. All very romantic. In... More

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pongwe Beach Hotel is in a gorgeous location. On the other side of the island from Stone Town it is a little rustic paradise. We were a Honeymoon couple staying for 2 weeks in a beachfront bungalow. We had welcome drinks and sparkling wine waiting in our room on arrival. Our first dinner was set on the beach. So romantic.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time staying at Pongwe Beach Hotel in September 2013 and it is just absolutely incredible. Traveling with my husband after a safari in Tanzania this was the idyllic place for some relaxation, very secluded and quiet - the beach is stunning, pool area amenities are also excellent. A special mention has to be about the food however, amazing! Some... More

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had been on the road exploring sub Sahara Africa for almost 7 weeks. This was a welcome respite. Our cottage was wonderfully appointed, and looked out on the beach. We would strongly recommend that anyone who stays here opt for the cottages that look out over the ocean. The beach which is an incredibly white expanse of sand is... More

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roskilde, denmark
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have stayed at Pongwe beach hotel three times. It is the most amazing place you can imagine. beautiful cabins, nice beach and pool, friendly staff who will do everything for you. the food is top notch and can compete with the finest restaurants. we will come back

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Sunndalsora, Norway
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3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The most easygoing and romantic hotel stay of my entire life was at Pongwe Beach Hotel. The hotel lies almost on the beach. The staff is excellent, food and bewerage, bungalows, everything just amazing! I´ll be back for sure.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is paradise, not only the location but the food was excellent. The chef was kind enough to show us his vegetable garden. No wonder the veggies were so fresh. This a place we will be back to. Thank you to the staff of Pongwe, it was bliss.

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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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Situated on what could perhaps be described as the best beach in Zanzibar, Pongwe Beach Hotel is a tranquil place where one can escape the hustle and bustle of modern day life. It is modestly sized, with ten traditional sea view cottages and has an intimate, personal atmosphere. Set within a secluded bay on the east coast of Zanzibar, Pongwe Beach is a true paradise retreat. ... more   less 
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