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Pongwe Beach Hotel

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Travelers' Choice 2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
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.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Airport Transportation
Breakfast Available
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
Paid Wifi
Public Wifi
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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Lagoon View
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The hotel asked for any improvements, but we couldn’t think of any. And when I read things in the review section here like “slow internet so couldn’t (easily) upload photos to Instagram”, or the bathroom towels, they are not really issues now, are they??! Just book this hotel.
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Hotel's Favorite
Stayed for 5 days and was spoilt from the first till the last minute by the beauty, the relaxed atmosphere, and the staff at this fantastic place. Lovely food on top, all was perfect. My husbond and I can highly recommand this place and we hope to come back one day again.
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Response from PONGWE, Manager at Pongwe Beach Hotel
Responded Mar 5, 2018
Thank you very much for your comments. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us!! We would love to have you back with us again in the future! Warmest wishes from everyone here at Pongwe.
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We have nothing bad to say about the Pongwe Beach Hotel. The staff went above and beyond with everything, the suite's with private pool was even better than the pictures showed. You get beyond what you pay for.
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I can’t say anything just this is a paradise! Pure white sand, turquoise water, sun and cool weather, perfect beach, friendly staff, amazing foods..... Etc.... We spent the new year’s party with the guests and the staff and was an unforgatteble experience in my life.
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We spent few days at this hotel during Christmas time which was the best choice we could have made. Pongwe Beach Hotel has very nice staff, absolutely amazing food, perfect location. Very clean and beautiful beach. You can feel you are the only guest at the hotel despite full
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The Suite with Private Pool at the Pongwe Beach Hotel
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The Triple Room with Sea View at the Pongwe Beach Hotel
Is there wifi in the rooms and pool area?
Yes in the rooms for sure
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Hi ! Please note we do have fresh water at the hotel. For consumption we do provide bottled water in the rooms.
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Many thanks let is so helpful, cant wait😊
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Good morning, The journey from Stone Town to Pongwe takes one hour (both routes take the same amount of time) and costs US$ 50 for the vehicle. Each vehicle can carry a maximum of 5 people plus luggage.
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It wasn't a problem in July. Lots of ventilation with open windows that had screens.
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"If you can afford, stay in a suite. Otherwise all rooms seemed great."
"We had a beautiful bachfront Villa"
"All the rooms are good. I was in a garden room and honestly felt it was better because the sea front rooms have people walking past."
"Go for a room with plunge pool!"
"Close to the hotel!"
$162 - $278 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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