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Bozeman, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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Oslo, Norway
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place offers you everything you could wish for going for a beach destination: emerald-green sea, white sand, tranquility of palm shade and unintrusive servise. The sincerily caring staff create a relaxed and happy atmosphere, and you become a part of this happy family during your stay. The assistance provided by the reception and restaurant/bar is impeccable. Behind the kitchen... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place to just relax by the sea. The beach is beautiful and all the amenities you need to enjoy it are available. The staff were helpful and friendly and the evening meals were excellent. The staff bought early morning tea and coffee to the rooms and we sat on our patio watching the sun rise and the local... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for a relaxing beach holiday in a safe and idyllic island setting this is it. We fell in love with this simple, elegant hotel and our beachfront cottage and made the most of the beautiful surroundings, family-friendly bar complete with bush babies, and the most amazing natural beach. The food was wonderful and the fixed menu... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This beautiful place oozes with peace and tranquillity. It's perfect for anyone who wishes to absorb the the fresh sea air, enjoy the sun and suck in the sounds and sights of nature all around. The staff are all so kind and sweet and the bungalows lovely and spacious, making for an even more perfect stay. If you're lucky you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a lovely change from the bush! We arrived to smiling faces and a lovely room overlooking the ocean. It was set back but not an issue as the reason was the pool was literally overlooking the sea! The guys had free access to beech gear, paddle boards and kayaks which came in useful. The pool was lovely as well.... More 

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Kigali, Rwanda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful hotel with a relaxed and cosy atmosphere and an amazing beach and pool. I loved watching the tides, magical! The small attentions for guests (they lend you hats, beach robes, baskets and bring you fruits on the beach in the afternoon), the nice local decoration in the rooms and the cute traditional wooden boat used to go snorkelling were... More 

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So we chose Pongwe as the second location for our short and sweet honeymoon trip to Zanzibar. Loved everything about it. From the warm welcome at the reception and every staff member we encountered from that point on. The room was incredible. Minimal yet personal touches that make you feel right at home on a beach holiday. The views of... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

We stayed at Pongwe Beach Hotel following a 7 day safari through the Serengeti. The staff was extremely accommodating and friendly. Martin was able to help us firm up our plans to visit Cheetah's rock and call to set up another tour we found online. Our room was beautiful, the grounds well kept (they were always raking the beach) and... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Internet
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: $185 - $272 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Pongwe Beach Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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