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Pongwe Beach Hotel

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Overview
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“seafood platter”(56 reviews)
“bush babies”(47 reviews)
“our honeymoon”(81 reviews)
Free Internet
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Beachfront
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
3 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Was a lovely hotel, from checking to when we departed. Enjoyed the breakfasts, make anything even if not on the menu. Hotel room had fans, kept us lovely and cool. A few power cuts but the don’t last long. Wi-fi is hit & miss. But...More

Thank Jenny B
Response from PONGWE, Manager at Pongwe Beach HotelResponded 2 days ago

Thank you very much for your comments. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and your time on Zanzibar! Warmest wishes from the Pongwe Team.

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

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...More

Thank Kirme2016
Response from PONGWE, Manager at Pongwe Beach HotelResponded 5 March 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.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 4 nights in the Seaview Suite and we absolutely loved it! We were there at the very end of November and there were barely any other guests (as it was off-season) in the hotel, so it felt even more perfect to us. We...More

Thank AnnaW85
Response from PONGWE, Manager at Pongwe Beach HotelResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for reviewing your stay with us. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and so pleased to know that you would return!! We very much look forward to having you back with us again! Warmest wishes from everyone here at...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our third visit to Pongwe and this visit once again didn't disappoint. The setting, amenities, staff and vibe are outstanding. The fact that we've visited three times and keep coming back speaks for itself. Thanks to the whole team for making our stay...More

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Response from PONGWE, Manager at Pongwe Beach HotelResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to review your latest stay with us. We're so pleased that we are able to keep the good vibe going and that you enjoyed your time with us!! Warmest wishes from the entire Team.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pongwe Beach Hotel was an incredible experience from start to finish. The resort itself is gorgeous and pristine, with stunning water, private bungalows, clean amenities, and tons of bonuses like beach bags and kangas in your room. The bar and food were excellent! And the...More

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Thank Paige T
Response from PONGWE, Manager at Pongwe Beach HotelResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your comments and compliments. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us!! And we very much look forward to seeing you again in the future. We will pass your comments on to all the Staff. Warmest wishes...More

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Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
Pool
Restaurant
Beachfront
Free Internet
Free Parking
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Airport Transportation
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Things to do
Pool
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Outdoor pool
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Price range
US$139 - US$246 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
Details
Price range
US$139 - US$246 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
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Jessica C
29 December 2017|
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Response from PONGWE | Property representative |
Good morning, The journey from Stone Town to Pongwe takes one hour (both routes take the same amount of time) and costs US$ 50 for the vehicle. Each vehicle can carry a maximum of 5 people plus luggage.
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JenDo73
22 August 2017|
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Response from CalgaryTravelgal | Reviewed this property |
It wasn't a problem in July. Lots of ventilation with open windows that had screens.
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Mattdaviesuk
18 July 2017|
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Response from PONGWE | Property representative |
Hi Matt, please feel free to email us and we will gladly send through all relevant information. Many thanks!
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Room Tips
"Beach room highly recommended but even the garden rooms look appealing"
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"Sea view suite has a private plunge pool, rooms are large and luxurious Beach front room was a favourite for..."
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"best views are from the seaview rooms or the four rooms with their own small pool."
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"Most of the rooms have an ocean view, but a handful are "garden view.""
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