we stayed for 2 nights in october (low season) and were the only guests the 2nd night. the hut was basic, nicely furnished, okayish clean. the huge problem was sleeping at night: the first night we had millions of mosquitoes in the hut and under the mosquito net (which had holes), there were some animals running around and under the hut. the 2nd night we didn't get any sleep! there was a bush baby or rat or anything about that size that crowled INTO the hut and found some crackers inside my handbag. well, my own fault that i had food in the room (which i did forget about...) but the roof had a massive hole thru which the thing came in and ran out. the management gave us a discount on the room rate - but the fearfull but sleepless night was really, really disturbing!
during daylight however the hotel is wonderful! the white sand, the palm trees and the quiet empty beach were amazing. food was ok, price not really.
i would reccomend the hotel if your willing to risk some sleep and really get away from other people.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Offering beachfront accommodation in Pongwe, Santa Maria Coral Park has a restaurant and bar on site and offers special diet menus on request. Guests can rent bicycles to explore the surroundings. Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout. Each room has a private balcony, and mosquito nets over the beds. There is an outdoor seating area and a private entrance for each unit. The private bathroom is fitted, and the room offers sea views from the balcony. Santa Maria Coral Park has a beautiful tropical a garden. Services include a tour desk and free parking. Zanzibar International Airport is 45 km away and Jozani Chwaka National Park is a 30-minute drive from the property. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Santa Maria Coral Park Hotel Pongwe
- Santa Maria Coral Park Pongwe, Zanzibar Island