That is perfect hotel for people or families who looks for real chill out. Location is fantastic , pretty secluded in remote area. You do not meet lot of tourists on the beach…
It is not a Sheraton but rooms are nice and very clean. They use insecticides so there are no insects or bugs in the rooms. We had room (109) with view to sea, pool and garden. Pretty spacious with large balcony providing fantastic view to Indian ocean. Only issue was bed – too soft but it depends on personal preference
People on Zanzibar in general are very friendly and they smile honestly to you. Service in Dongve Ocean View is very supportive (but not pushy), nice and discrete. They are friendly and open. Drinks in the bar are definitely not watered (and having 2 for evening is absolutely enough) and service is very good and have good ideas (drinks )
You have not large but very tasteful selection for breakfast, reasonable (as for Zanzibar) choice a la carte for lunch and dinner is either buffet either a la carte. We knew about mangroo crabs and asked Hotel to buy specially for us to try. Honestly it is much better than lobster (to our opinion) and much better priced. Fresh and tasty
Excellent but remote (we chose on purpose such a remote location). If you want to relax and chill out, have long walks on empty beaches, see daily life for local fisherman that that is the place. Every day we seen fisherman selling fish on the beach to locals. Not many’ beach boys” but ones you meet are very friendly but not pushy. Beaches are white and wide , ocean is green and calm. It is good location for snorkeling, seeing Jozani forests and spice trips.
We highly recommend Dongwe Ocean View. Greetings to staff :)