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Pongwe Beach Hotel

3.0 of 5 PO Box 297, Pongwe, Tanzania
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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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Famagusta, Cyprus
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Muscat, Oman
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The salt water in the showers and rooms is quaint for about 5 seconds. Then it's tiresome. The hotel supplies 1L of water per person which obv is not enough, so one must buy more. The lack of English and organizational skills with the staff was also a negative, but one must keep in mind it's an island, and that... More

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Dundee, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Peace and quiet, lovely beach, amazing room and lovely staff. We had an amazing time, the only problem for us was the salt water showers, too salty so we never felt clean. Also, there seemed to be a blockage in our bathroom either the shower or toilet which made our room stink for a day but once we informed staff... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A superb location on a white sand beach with stunning views across turquoise sea. The bungalows are mostly a step away from the beach which is kept pristine. No hawkers are allowed so its really peaceful. Plenty of sunbeds. The rooms are beautiful ,spacious and kept very clean. A very pretty restaurant overlooking the beach, not a huge menu but... More

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

Dear Susan, Thank you for your lovely review and highlighting all Pongwe has to offer. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind regards, More

Great Dunmow, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very friendly staff, great food – especially the seafood, good swimming off the beach when the tide was in & a very nice pool for when it was out, very comfortable rooms. Although the hotel was full and there wasn’t a spare table in the dining room there were always spare loungers both on the beach & by the pool,... More

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

Dear Ian, Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We are happy to hear you were not too affected by the brackish water. We look forward to having you back in the future. Kind regards More

London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

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 October 18, 2014

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 October 15, 2014

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 October 15, 2014

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
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

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

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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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