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Hastings, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We just returned from an 11 day stay at the Pongwe Beach Hotel. Well I can only say we had the best holiday yet! We stayed in a beautiful beach hut which was surrounded by palm tree's. It was lovely sitting on the veranda watching and listening to the sea. We loved our hut especially the four poster bed. House... More 

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bristol
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed for 12 nights and loved every minute of them! There are a series of houses each with 2-3 rooms with generous private outside areas to relax in containing loungers and a shaded area as well as table and chairs. We stayed in Vals room right at the end of the beach with private steps down to the perfect... More 

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Visingsö
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25 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

The room was very nice. Cleaning perfect and everything you need for going to and from beach. The internet is on and off but who needs internet connection all the time. The lounge with restaurant is a perfect end of the day. Super food and sometimes also with entertainment. Still the best is the beach. Cristal clear water. White sand... More 

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Thank Thomas H
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a beautiful stay at Pongwe, this was the last destination of our honeymoon and we loved it, it's a bigger place than I imagined going by the photos online, not massively big but you still get a sense of privacy, the staff are very friendly and accommodating, the beach is raked in the morning so nice and clean, the... More 

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Thank Dave L
Hastings, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just spent 10 wonderful nights at this very special hotel. Lodges set within the lovely grounds of white sandy beaches and palm trees, with a permanent view of the ever changing colours of the Indian Ocean. Mesmerising. The service us cleverly understated but excellent with great attention to every detail and a true sense of family. I could not single... More 

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Thank ldalloway01
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hi we stayed at Pongwe for 6 nights, it was a super relaxing trip. The beach is beautiful and the staff are friendly. I am giving it 3 stars because I expected more from a resort that claims it is 4 star. * the rooms are clean but outdated in particular the bathrooms. Our shower had zero pressure * the... More 

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Thank KyleSmith007
PONGWE, Manager at Pongwe Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Kyle, It is always disappointing to our whole team when we have not met the expectations of our guests. We have printed off your review, spoken to all departments and are looking into making the required improvements. We are not advertised as a 4 star hotel in the traditional hotel star ranking; we do however try and provide the... More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All the staff; cleaners, waiters, chefs, management etc. were helpful and friendly. I have never had such consistently excellent food - well played Guy and Fred! Special mentions to Miriam, Cecilia and Mary (but all the service was first class) Thanks for all the help and welcome bottle of fizz Heidi!

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Thank fredthompson2016
PONGWE, Manager at Pongwe Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the Great review, we are very happy you have enjoyed your stay with us and it was only a pleasure to have you at Pongwe Beach Hotel! Keep well Pongwe Team More 

Sunnyvale, California
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31 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I flew in to Zanzibar at night, so I was pleasantly surprised by the amazing view of the ocean when I woke up in the morning! The water was blue and warm, the sands whiter than I've ever seen. Most of the guests respected the relaxing environment and were quiet. The food was wonderful: FYI the seafood platter special is... More 

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Thank Jennifer M
PONGWE, Manager at Pongwe Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Good day Thank you so much for your feedback and good review, we are happy you had a relaxing stay with us, and enjoyed the company of our resident Bush Babies. Best regards Pongwe Team More 

Staffordshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved this hotel and are already wanting to return! The staff are marvellous: in fact I can't stress this enough. KLM lost my baggage for 8 days and I arrived at the hotel having worn my husband's clothes all that time on safari. Heidi gave me a pile of her clothes to borrow till my luggage arrived. I want... More 

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

Thank you so much for the review, we are only happy to provide a personal and memorable holiday for our guests. We look forward to your return. Sincerely yours Pongwe Beach Hotel More 

Califon, New Jersey
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was not our first choice for accommodations while staying in Zanzibar but once we stepped foot through the reception we were in paradise. The staff is supper friendly, the rooms were clean and well maintained (beds are a little on the hard side), the service was exceptional, and our breakfast and dinner were delightful. We had coffee served outside... More 

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

It was so lovely to have you at Pongwe, Thank you for the review and we a very happy you had a wonderful stay. We so look forward to your return! Best regards Pongwe Team 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
  • Concierge
  • 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: $169 - $230 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Pongwe Beach Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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“Beautiful beach hut stunning views”
 of 5 bubbles 389luannem, 4 days ago | Read review
“sea view is the best”
 of 5 bubbles 306thomash, 1 week ago | Read review
“The rooms with the plunge pools in the front are very special, but all the rooms are different do anyone would be good...”
 of 5 bubbles ldalloway01, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Nice beach & view”
 of 5 bubbles KyleSmith007, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Beachfront for sure!”
 of 5 bubbles jennifermG1484JR, 3 weeks ago | Read review
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