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Pongwe Beach Hotel

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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
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycles available
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Canoeing
Snorkelling
Fishing
Board games / puzzles
Car hire
Taxi service
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Mosquito net
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Bathrobes
Private beach
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Bottled water
Walk-in shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Great View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Afrikaans, Swahili
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Kristen N wrote a review 05 Oct
Cleveland, Ohio14 contributions5 helpful votes
Pongwe Beach Hotel was our last stop for much needed R&R before heading back to the US. The room had a beach view, a little porch, and was spacious. The restaurant and staff were great. They set up a wonderful, candle lit seafood dinner for us on the beach. it is on a clean white beach and also has an infinity pool. We had a very relaxing stay at Pongwe Beach.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Pete g wrote a review Sep 2021
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We stayed in 3 different hotels during our holiday in Zanzibar, they were all good but Pongwe Beach Hotel was our favourite. The location is beautiful, the water was stunning, the grounds immaculate, food tasty and the service was first class. In terms of the staff, they were all so friendly, going out of their way to help us. We were there a month ago so I can't remember everyone's names but a big thanks to John, the two tall and smiley guys behind the bar , the waitresses (Mary, Pile as well as all others) and waiter. Also the chef for cooking amazing food and also helping us find some anti-malarials (although he said we didnt need them as malaria is very rare).
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Date of stay: August 2021
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gaelle_emab wrote a review Sep 2021
Paris, France1 contribution
Perfect honeymoon at this charming hotel. Calm and romanticism were at the rendezvous. We were pampered throughout our stay, thank you to Tracey, John, Agness and the whole team ! We can't wait to come back for another stay !
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Date of stay: August 2021
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DavidG wrote a review Sep 2021
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Wow what an amazing place. From the moment I arrived I was greeted with exceptional service, good vibes & amazing views. The staff is extremely professional. Few names that I remember were Martin, Lucy, Tracy, Johnathan, Rosy & Agnes. They all made my stay so memorable & took excellent care of us. The rooms are very clean and comfortable. The AC is a nice additional touch. The food was some of the best food I had in Tanzania. I would love to visit again sometime soon! Very very happy with our stay.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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wafa661 wrote a review Aug 2021
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We stayed in pongwe Beach hotel for 3 nights and were the best in zanzibar.. First we got surprised by the beautiful welcome and the kindness of stuff that we did not see in Kendwa.. Especially the restaurant stuff, always ready to help with a big smile, I will gonna miss all of you ❤️ the chef were happy to make whatever we order even if it's not included on the menu.. Housekeeping stuff are very polite and every evening they spray our room and put the nets on... Hotel deserves to be a 5* and by sure we will back soon 😊
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PRICE RANGE
US$213 - US$274 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
TanzaniaZanzibar ArchipelagoZanzibar IslandPongwe
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pongwe Beach Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Pongwe Beach Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Kiwengwa Beach (6.5 km), Uroa Bay (6.0 km), and Kiwengwa Caves (6.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Pongwe Beach Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Pongwe Beach Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Pongwe Beach Hotel?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Pongwe Beach Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Island - Pongwe Lodge Restaurant, La Base JungleKite, and Papaya Restaurant & Beach Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Pongwe Beach Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Pongwe Beach Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Pongwe Beach Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Pongwe Beach Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, Afrikaans, and Swahili.
Are there any historical sites close to Pongwe Beach Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Datch Excursions Zanzibar! (6.2 km).
Does Pongwe Beach Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.