Lovely pool, good food, relaxing vibe. This place is a really nice place to hole up for a few days.
We actually got upgraded to a pool suite - we asked for a seafront bungalow but got given one of the new rooms with a private pool. You actually get less of a seaview from these suites (its more sea glimpses as its set back behind the public swimming pool) but I must admit it was pretty nice to have a private pool right by your lounger!
I would recommend it, but I can't quite stretch to five out of five as a few things are missing that would make it truly excellent (e.g. salt water showers, it being too hot for the fans to cope with at night in January, staff getting orders mixed up reasonably often).
Should point out that I live in Western Australia now so I don't really count blue sky, turquoise sea and white beaches as a winning factor all by itself as I get them at home! If all you want is these, good food and a relaxing vibe I'm sure you will love it.
- 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 4 Sea View Suites, 13 traditional Beach Villas as well as 3 Garden Rooms 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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- Also Known As:
- Pongwe Beach Hotel Zanzibar