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Pongwe Beach Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Pongwe Beach, Pongwe, Tanzania
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Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Pongwe
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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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Hoddesdon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When planning the end of our Tanzanian holiday and safari our tour operator 2 by 2 holidays suggested Pongwe beach we immediately looked at the great reviews on TAso we had a very high expectation, but when we arrived it exceeded all our expectation on so many levels! Accommodation was lovely, food amazing, different menu every day even breakfast! All... More

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed 5 days at Pongwe and I actually cried when we left as I didn’t want to leave! From the moment we arrived, got out of the car and stepped straight into warm sand we knew that we were about to sink into the most delicious state of relaxation! And we were not wrong! I had... More

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Centennial, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent 4 nights here after an eleven day safari. We wanted a nice place to relax on a beach after our safari and we got it. We made reservations through our safari company and the price wasn't bad.We got 4 nights of one of the beach front cottages with small private pool, half board and transfers to and from... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

After 9 days on a dream-filled safari I was sure there was little anyone could do to make my trip better.... boy was I wrong. This place is truly Paradise. From check in where Rose, the Property Manager, told us "we shouldn't have to get up out of our chairs/hammocks to get a libation" to the unbelievable smiles and equally... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Amazing hotel, excellent food, already booked a room for next year! Staff were very accommodating and friendly, and made my stay a real joy. The beach bungalows are fantastic and perfect for lazy days with a book.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Overall we found this hotel to be overpriced. Apparently a year or so ago, it used to be around $80-$100 per night but they have more than doubled their prices due to their popularity increase. Here are the positives and negatives we found while staying 4 nights at this hotel: -Beach: their best attribute. The beach is pretty and while... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Pongwe Beach Hotel was absolutely superb - a great place to relax after a demanding safari. Quite small - only seems like a handful of 'beach huts' which makes it seem very exclusive. Very friendly staff. The style and decor was quite 'African' - much preferable, in my opinion, to a modern style hotel. No problem sleeping at night due... More

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Gothenburg, Sweden
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Location: beautiful and quiet beach with no disturbances. So much space for just some 40 or so guests (maximum). There must be 2 or 3 sun beds for each guest, so it never gets crowded. The pool is nice, but with such a wide beach we preferred to be at the beach most of the time. Food: best food so... More

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Sydney Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

After a hectic 10 day safari in Kenya and Tanzania, in early January, my wife and I spent a wonderful 3 nights at Pongwe Beach Hotel. While checking in at reception we had our first glimpse of what is a tropical paradise beach. Our ocean view room was very comfortable, and it was nice to have a ocean breeze in... More

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Ripon, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Pongwe Beach Hotel is set on a most beautiful small beach with Dining Room and Bar looking out over palm trees soft sand and onto beautiful green waters of the Indian Ocean. The staff are friendly and helpful. Food good on the whole - a few strange things but that all added to the originality and "African" attraction of it... More

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Also Known As:
Pongwe Beach Hotel Zanzibar
Address: Pongwe Beach, Pongwe, Tanzania
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Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Pongwe
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Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Pongwe
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Hotel Class:3 star — Pongwe Beach Hotel 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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