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Pongwe Beach Hotel

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Kigali, Rwanda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 2 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely hotel in idyllic location, pefect beach front accommodation for a relaxing short break. Staff were very helpful and friendly. Nice fish option served every evening for dinner with a nice selection of cocktails!

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Thank nat748
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I came here for five days after a week-long safari in Northern Tanzania (flew from Western Serengeti to Zanzibar), and stayed in two rooms -- a Seaview Suite and a Beachfront Room. Both were great -- very comfortable, large, clean, great views. The suite may not be worth the upgrade (unless you have a big desire for... More 

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Thank Frank G
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

lovely beach and resort hotel but every interaction was outrageously expensive - for example the buffet dinner was $35 per person for a mediocre braai.... the 50 minute ride into the airport was $50 dollars after the hotel markup etc There are equally good places for far less costs, I felt ripped off at every turn. By contrast our stay... More 

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Goa, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here in Jan 2013 for our honeymoon. Only recently registered with TripAdvisor and we owe this place a great review, so this is the first one I'm writing The location is amazing. We stayed at the beach side cottages with the plunge pool. The cottages are just a few steps away from the picture perfect beach. The beach... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

After an eight day safari this is the perfect place to unwind.Beautiful white sands,lovely rooms and great food and service.Only 25 yard walk to a lounger from my room and a 25 yard walk to the open fronted restaurant and bar.Daily cocktail specials were a bonus.I also enjoyed the swimming pool as an alternative to the sea.Yes you do showere... More 

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Dongguan, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

We stayed at the hotel after a Serengeti tour with Safari Infinity, a fine local operator who also booked us at the Pongwe Beach. Our room occupied half of a beach front cottage. Good bed, nice bath, recliners on the porch. No A/C, but fans did the job at night.Beach was very nice and not crowded, the restaurant and bar... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

We visited pongwe beach hotel a couple of years ago and my husband and I still speak of it as the best place we have ever stayed. The location is beautiful, the staff were so friendly, the food was amazing, it was the most peaceful and relaxing 5 days...cannot recommend it highly enough, drinks by the pool or lazing in... More 

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

Thank you so much for you positive review! We are very lucky to have our beautiful beach and friendly staff. We would love to have you visit us again, our returning guests become family. Karibu Pongwe:) More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Airport Transportation
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: $186 - $266 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Pongwe Beach Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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