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Azao Resort & Spa

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Uroa Road, Pongwe 2199 Tanzania
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#7 of 9 hotels in Pongwe
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All 49 rooms are equipped with double bed king size with mosquito net and a private bathroom. All rooms facing the sea with a private terrace decorated in local style with an ocean view or garden view. The rooms feature air conditioning, satellite TV, telephone, mini fridge, tea and coffee making facilities, fan, safe box and free wifi access.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Airport transportation
Conference facilities
Parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Shuttle bus service
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Massage
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Ocean view
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Afrikaans
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Odyssey372949 wrote a review Feb 2021
Bucharest, Romania2 contributions
The staff is very friendly, the rooms are nice and cozy and the food is actually good even though not many choices. The reason i am giving 3 stars is because the gym is totally unusable : sometimes not open and the equipment is almost all broken. Also the alcohol management is awful. Many times there is no ice ( 30+ degrees outside ) and they lack freezer to cover for the beer consumption so you sometimes get almost warm beer ( 30+ degrees outside ). Also the spirits are all kept outside so if no ice they are undrinkable. On top of that they only give beer in a glass but the glass being smaller then the bottle the keep thw rest and put it in other glasses. Therefore at one point i had beer in my glass from 3 different bottles. Oh and also the bar closes at 10....we came in vacation, maybe they should rethink this
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Feb 19, 2021
Dear valued guest On behalf of Azao Resort and Spa, Zanzibar, it gives me such a pleasure to thanking you for chosen our resort as destination for your stay, once more we would like to thanking you for taking the time to send us your feedback regarding your stay, we greatly appreciate any comments by our guests and constantly strive to achieve the highest quality standards. It always amazing to receive feedback from our loyal guests, I will share your comments with our colleagues, which I am sure will act as a great motivator to take the necessary actions. Look forward to welcoming you once more in our resort. Sincerely yours, Khaled Mahdy General Manager
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AstraUA wrote a review Nov 2020
Kharkiv, Ukraine90 contributions31 helpful votes
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AZAO Resort&SPA HOTEL I stayed at the hotel 14-25 November 2020. And I was very pleased with my holiday there. Nice rooms which were cleaned twice a day. Wonderful view of the garden and the Indian Ocean. This hotel obviously gives you the spirit if paradise. What I really was admired with is the staff team. They are helpful and warm-hearted. Benson’s smile starts the day and his hand of help is always with you either at the restaurant or at the bar near the swimming pool. Kudra, the girl who can solve any problem with her inherent calmness. And of cause Moses - the security guard, who is always ready to show you the hotel and the ocean. And more and more. Making a team out of staff is definitely a merit of the General Manager Mr Khaled Mandy, who treats the hotel like his own house where every guest is like the precious family member. According to the food I would like to admit that you will never be hungry. Everything is tasty and very well cooked. The service is fast and professional. But if you want to have extra, you can make the order att to the restaurant too. Regarding the beach. That region on Zanzibar is famous for its low and high tides, what makes the swimming in the ocean to be planned. But in low tide you can enjoy by studying the corals and sea life in between. High tide - enjoy swimming in the warm water. But I advice you to have special coral shoes. For those who are afraid of swimming in the ocean, you can spend your time in the swimming pool which is clean and warm relaxing with the glass if cocktail or cup of coffee. There is also the SPA center with the sauna and steam room and a gym. And of cause a play ground for kids. Special words I want to say about the hotel garden where you can see the plant representative of the area from the flowers to the fruit trees which makes your mood every day. And Wi-Fi. It’s everywhere, even dear in the ocean which slowed to live in FB. ;) Who is this hotel suits for? I think for a family holiday with children, for young couples and for the people who love true calm holiday and relaxing atmosphere
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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Responded Dec 5, 2020
Dear our guest On behalf of Azao Resort and Spa, Zanzibar, it gives me such a pleasure to thanking you for chosen our resort as destination for your stay, once more we would like to thanking you for taking the time to send us your feedback regarding your stay, we greatly appreciate any comments by our guests and constantly strive to achieve the highest quality standards. It always amazing to receive positive feedback or compliments from our loyal guests, I will share your comments with our colleagues, which I am sure will act as a great motivator. Look forward to welcoming you once more in our resort. Sincerely yours, Khaled Mahdy General Manager
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Nomalanga wrote a review Mar 2020
Midrand, South Africa1 contribution
As part of our March birthdays we decided to go to zanzibar with a friend of mine and the best decision we made was choosing Azao resort and spa. The staff is friend, helpful and caring. From the reception you are welcomed with importance. The food was amazing for even a picky food eater like me. I loved their meals from breakfast, lunch and dinner there is so much variety. It was amazing that they had a live music band performing different music one evening during dinner which was very cool. The most special thing they did was surprise my friend with a birthday cake baked specially for her, the staff sang and danced for us, they really went beyond to make us special and welcomed. What a great way to spend a birthday away from home!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded Dec 5, 2020
Dear our guest On behalf of Azao Resort and Spa, Zanzibar, it gives me such a pleasure to thanking you for chosen our resort as destination for your stay, once more we would like to thanking you for taking the time to send us your feedback regarding your stay, we greatly appreciate any comments by our guests and constantly strive to achieve the highest quality standards. It always amazing to receive positive feedback or compliments from our loyal guests, I will share your comments with our colleagues, which I am sure will act as a great motivator. Look forward to welcoming you once more in our resort. Sincerely yours, Khaled Mahdy General Manager
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Gail wrote a review Feb 2020
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We stayed at Azao in February 2020. The staff were fantastic, the food was good (although we expected more spice), the pool was amazing and the bar was great. On the downside, we would have found the resort more appealing if the water features were working. And please check - if you book a sea view, will you get a sea view. Our room looked out onto bush.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Rishabh Jain, Owner at Azao Resort & Spa
Responded Dec 5, 2020
Dear our guest On behalf of Azao Resort and Spa, Zanzibar, it gives me such a pleasure to thanking you for chosen our resort as destination for your stay, once more we would like to thanking you for taking the time to send us your feedback regarding your stay, we greatly appreciate any comments by our guests and constantly strive to achieve the highest quality standards. It always amazing to receive positive feedback or compliments from our loyal guests, I will share your comments with our colleagues, which I am sure will act as a great motivator. Look forward to welcoming you once more in our resort. Sincerely yours, Khaled Mahdy General Manager
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Mariusz0211 wrote a review Feb 2020
Peterborough, United Kingdom5 contributions11 helpful votes
Hi All, Not 4 stars at all... Closer to 2 but... If you get 4 stars there you will feel like in europe and you going to Zanzibar to feel that atmosphere! Hotel: 1. rooms - no need for more, large, clean, wifi good but not in last houses (friends had last house no wifi at all) - bathroom 2 stars or less - who was cutting tiles:) ?! 2. Food - well worst part - small availability, once had to wait 40 mins to get chicken for our son. But, always had something good to eat.. Just wonder why in SPICY land they use soo small amount of them? 3. Hotel Rules - not even 2 stars - guest have to sign for what they eat and drink - really? you wanna go outside and member of staff asking you to sign bill for 0$ Another thing towel cards... why? 4. Hotel adverts "private beach" - lets make it clear there is no beach... untidy, smells and muddy - no chance to swim at all 5. Staff - Best in hotel!!! All people very friendly and helpful. Thanks to them our stay in Azao was fantastic. I had fish which our chef done it for us - awesome. 6. Hotel adverts diving place inside hotel - very untidy and left alone - table tenis dirty as much as u can imagine. Do not book any trips online - Ask to call for you Mr Kibu Which will take you everywhere in island - Fantastic guy from Uroa Village. All in all great to see Zanzibar great People there - Hotel need new Management and Maintenance... Still recommend as good place to explore Zanzibar but do not expect a lot from Hotel... If you want to know more send me txt
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Date of stay: February 2020
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PRICE RANGE
$63 - $145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
TanzaniaZanzibar ArchipelagoZanzibar IslandPongwe
NUMBER OF ROOMS
49
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Frequently Asked Questions about Azao Resort & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Azao Resort & Spa?
Nearby attractions include Uroa Bay (1.9 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Azao Resort & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Azao Resort & Spa?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a mosquito net.
What food & drink options are available at Azao Resort & Spa?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Azao Resort & Spa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Azao Resort & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Island - Pongwe Lodge Restaurant, Kambakocho Bar & Beach Restaurant, and Arena Beach Club Zanzibar..
Are there opportunities to exercise at Azao Resort & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Azao Resort & Spa have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Azao Resort & Spa offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Azao Resort & Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Azao Resort & Spa offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to Azao Resort & Spa?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Mtoni Palace Ruins (8.9 miles) and Datch Excursions Zanzibar! (5.9 miles).