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Pongwe Beach Hotel

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife often complains that I never sit still on holiday and she is mostly right. Not sure what it was about this place but it managed to find my off button. Staff were amazing, food great, pool sensational, views out of this world, beach incredible. If you are looking for an intimate chilled out beach break this is it.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had the most amazing time here with our kids. They were treated like royalty. The whole place is about as relaxed as you'll ever be. The beach is spectacular, the food is delicious and the staff will do anything for you. Our family villa was like a home that we didn't want to leave. Highly recommended 💜💜💜

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lovely large rooms in semi-detached thatched huts along the beach, set among palm trees and other exotic plants. Pongee beach is run by a large team of very friendly welcoming people for whom nothing is too much trouble. Food and service in the bar and restaurant were excellent. A fabulous place to stay for a few days after our safari.

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pongwe Beach is a slice of heaven on earth. We were met by Heidi and immediately felt we had landed in Shangri-La. As we walked along the white powder beach to Val’s suite which was the owner’s place we knew we were in for a very special time. Val’s room was set further away from the pool and the restaurant... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Pongwe Beach Hotel provided exactly what my wife and I were looking for to relax after our safari. The beach itself is lovely. The dramatic difference between high and low tide was very intriguing. If you want to swim during low tide, I recommend the pool. The beach is great for swimming around high tide and for much of... More 

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Rabat, Morocco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked Pongwe as a four day retreat after 9 dusty days of safari and before a one-week dive trip based in Paje. We arrived late at night with a rental car (I wouldn't recommend doing this, it's not easy to navigate the roads and traffic at night). Pongwe was supposed to be the nicer of our two hotels in... More 

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at Pongwe Beach Hotel for 8 nights after a safari in Ruaha. The beach is picture-perfect, with powder white sand, palm trees and warm turquoise waters. Pros:- The staff were amazing, friendly and attentive. (Thanks to Heidi and Steven for being so kind when I felt unwell) - The views from the hotel are incredible - The... More 

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for 2 nights after we finishede our 12 days safari. This is obviously too short. The hotel made special arrangements for honeymooners and gave us a bottle of sparkling wine as a gift. Pongwe beach is not so popular in Zanzibar. This is what I like most:private. Very stunning beach, white sand. you can be totally relax... More 

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Bozeman, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

Pongwe was the perfect retreat after safari on the mainland. Bungalow was perfect for family of four, food was excellent, and our energetic exuberant boys had a ton of fun. Clean, safe, comfortable. Great mix of high quality all inclusive and casual laid back environment. Reef walking and small surf for swimming at high tide. A bit warm for sleeping... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

This is the kind of laid back beach hotel that is a great place to unwind after a Tanzanian safari. You expect you're going to mind when the tide goes way out and you can't swim (you can in the pool), but our favorite activity was walking far out in the tidal pools, watching local women collect buckets of tiny... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
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 

Additional Information about Pongwe Beach Hotel

Address: PO Box 297, Pongwe, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Pongwe
Price Range: $183 - $236 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Pongwe Beach Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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