Dongwe Club

Dongwe Club

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5.0
#1 of 4 resorts in Dongwe
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.4 of 5 bubbles
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Tripadvisor gives a Travellers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travellers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.

See why so many travellers make Dongwe Club their resort of choice when visiting Dongwe. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a romantic setting with an array of amenities designed for travellers like you.

As your “home away from home,” the resort rooms offer a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator, and getting online is easy, with free internet access available.

Guests have access to a concierge and room service while staying at Dongwe Club Hotel. In addition, Dongwe Club offers a pool and free breakfast, which will help make your Dongwe trip additionally gratifying. And, as an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.

While in Dongwe, you may want to check out some of the restaurants that are a short walk away from Dongwe Club Hotel, including Fishers Restaurant (0.3 mi) and Dongwe Club Restaurant (0.6 mi).

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Dongwe Club as you experience all of the things Dongwe has to offer.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Fitness classes
Free breakfast
Beach
Diving
Kids club
Parking
Internet
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Kid-friendly buffet
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Hiking
Snorkelling
Tennis court
Darts
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Karaoke
Table tennis
Free airport transportation
Airport transportation
Banquet room
Facial treatments
Massage
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Minibar
Refrigerator
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room service
Safe
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Lagoon View
Languages Spoken
English, Italian
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James wrote a review Aug 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The resort offers a lovely fusion of luxury and traditional Zanzibari charm with an Italian twist. The buildings have beautiful thatched roofing and are air conditioned with beautiful woodwork. It only gets more stunning when you walk past the enormous
pool down to the expansive private beach. The room was always very clean, the fridge was a nice touch so we would never run out of chilled drinking water. The King beds were very comfortable, fitted with a mosquito net which was set up every night by staff who also sprayed down the room with insect repellent which made sleeping a pleasure. The meals at Dongwe were amazing, they offered a variety of fresh seafood, as well as local and Italian dishes.

Dongwe arranged a Safari Blue tour to the surrounding Islands for us, cruising on a wooden dhow to a sand island about 30 minutes from the mainland accompanied by dolphins jumping by the boat. We went snorkelling in tropical waters, seeing lots of exotic colourful fish like yellow puffer fish or the erodescent parrot fish cleaning up the coral ecosystem . We had a buffet of fresh seafood including langoustines, prawns, octopus and a range of local lentil stews mixed with modern Swahili dishes. Fresh fruit brought in a basket with all sorts of exotic grapefruits, jackfruit and mangoes, as well as a bar, music and shopping on the island.

Back at Dongwe we took advantage of the long stretch of white beach and walked all the way to Paje for dinner, visited a few neighbouring eateries and having a few drinks along the way.

We will definitely be back, such a stunning place to go on holiday, the service is outstanding. I Would recommend Dongwe to anyone looking into staying in Zanzibar, who wantsa safe, spacious, and tranquil experience. It felt like a home away from home. Highly recommended, great value for money!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Iwona M wrote a review Aug 2021
Gdynia, Poland
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spend here wonderful time. Beautiful hotel, garden and beach everything always clean.

The beache were always every morning cleaned of all vegetations the ebb and flow of the ocean
were small so the beach was available all the time for us.

Service and staff are very friendly and polite.
Good food, vegetables and sweet fruits.
Fantastic Italian food pasta, lasagna and especially italian pizza baked in the oven with very good chesse, prepared according to your ingredients, especially for you -delicious.
They serve very good spanish white wine, I loved it. I saw people from the other hotels came here to buy this wine, because of its delicious taste.
The hotel has a beautiful large pier where they also serve drinks and coffee and alcohol. You can also swim there and rest on a sun lounger.

The hotel also has a large clean swimming pool.
You can swim and watch the stars during the evening.

The owner of the hotel cares about his guests and is very friendly.

We spent a wonderful holiday there, we will definitely come back again.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Angelo F wrote a review Sept 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What to say about the Dongue club Zanzibar?
Simply fantastic.
Arranged in a huge park, with various housing solutions, as sea view rooms, bungalows and suites in the park, in front of a beautiful sea.
A swimming pool reminiscent of a small lake, a restaurant with excellent cuisine.
The opportunity to go out to sea for snorkling or fishing, or to rely on the diving center for the entire range of PADI courses.
In addition, evening entertainment and sports such as tennis, volleyball and archery will fill the days of those who are more demanding who are not satisfied with idleness on a white beach, basking in the sun.
Furthermore, last but not least, the wharf.
A structure that extends over the sea for 240 m, at the end of which there is a well-stocked bar an exclusive restaurant, ideal for a romantic dinner, which overlooks a stretch of sea in which to swim in peace, surrounded by curious fish and for nothing afraid of the human presence.
It goes without saying that the staff is more than attentive to ensure that everything is perfect, thanks also to the direction of its Director Giorgio, who discreetly supervises everything.
What else to say? seeing is believing
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Date of stay: September 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: There are rooms for all tastes, bungalows, sea view rooms, suites in the park, all very accessible
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Lady_Binns wrote a review Feb 2022
London, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Elegance at its finest in the African Island of Zanzibar. The grounds of the hotel is perfect for couples families and groups of friends
Staff: I have never found staff like this that really treat you as a home away from home, you don’t even have to ask it is Done with a smile and pleasure….
Food: I am now tired to eat, wide selection of fresh fruits vegetable, ocean delight and the list continues
Room: we had an excellent room that our child had so much space to play and did picnics. The room was always cleaned fresh towels bed well made
Management: the hotel is well managed and maintained you can feel all the passion placed in making you enjoy your stay.
Entertainment: Saturday night dinner by the pool with live music and dance keeps the family alive.
Spa: they have 2 spas, I tried the beach view spa, I did 2 massages in a row.. excellent prices!!
We are definitely coming back. Hakuna Matata
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Klaudia wrote a review Jun 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We visited Zanzibar in June 2021. Hotel was opened just a day after a wet season pause (April - May). There were only few guests at the resort at that time, but thanks to that we were all looked after by a crew perfectly! Each and every member of the staff was super helpful, very friendly, smiling and ready to have a chat :) Hotel is spacious, well designed and well-kept. Tropical garden, wonderful swimming pool, beautiful, clean beach with white powdery sand and stunning views all over the place will help everyone recharge their batteries.
Although there were only couple of people during 1 week stay, crew made sure that the choice of meals is always sufficient and the food was really delicious!
It is an excellent place to take a rest and relax!
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Date of stay: June 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Gianmaria B wrote a review Jan 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed 10 days at the dongwe resort here in Zanzibar, and saying that my time here was amazing is not enough. The stuff was well prepared and very friendly making me feel like I was home. The restaurant was very well organised and the food, coordinated by a supreme Italian cook, was simply delicious (the pizza was just amazing).
Rooms were very clean and the house keepers were very flexible for when they would clean the room, according to our own timing. Every Wednesday there is an African theme dinner, and each Saturday a fun dinner party by the pool with live music. One of the most entertaining part of the night would be when at 21:00, right after dinner, every night, the singer Manuela and the guitarist Giulio, with their incredible talent, would sing beautiful songs, so the guests could sing and also dance if they want. The jetty was also an incredible part of the resort where you can see al the shades of blue that the sea has to offer, and there is also a delicious restaurant offering dinner based on lobster.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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TaninaIP wrote a review Feb 2022
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dongwe Hotel offers a wide range of accommodation types, from rooms to suites. All this in the peaceful surroundings of our beautiful gardens ( extremely accurated ) , will make your time at Zanzibar an unforgettable holiday.
Esteemed guests are welcome to relax and unwind in a quiet and elegant setting in the beautiful never ending beach and enjoy a genuine experience of leisure, pleasure.

The resort provide a full coverage of a wi-fi with subscription service, that allow you to be connected ( for leisure or for business) during all your stay in every corner of the area ( from hotel to the beach to jetty ). The prices are available for a day or a week subscriptions and in my opinion they are not expensive. A free area, not so speedy as the premium wifi , is provided at lobby zone .

Dongwe Hotel offer a professional SPA service with different types of bodi/face massage.
Delicious food at main restaurant , waiters are very attentive, and super nice atmosphere. Every day different variety of fruit fresh and very tasty. The restaurant at jetty ( Jetty Blue Restaurant) offer a very straordinary experience , made by special food courses and magic atmosphere.

Every evening musicians brighten the evening with pleasant live music!!

I am waiting to be back again! Thanks mister Giorgio ( the menager) for this perfet job: with your work you make tourists feel at home!
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Date of stay: January 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Fanny B wrote a review Nov 2021
Ibiza, Balearic Islands, Spain
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have spent 2 weeks in this beautiful resort with its magic garden and sea view ..
the director Giorgio made the best for our Zanzibar adventure and acomodation , the staff are very sweat and make you feel at home ! The gardener cut coconuts for us and made really nice bags all made by nature plants.. The cleaning lady’s even made me a surprise at my room with balloons and flowers on the day of my birthday ☺️ Following by an amazing dinner party by the pool.. ( food was delicious in every diner experience we had )
So much more to tell , just come and experience it yourself ☺️❤️ Thank you Dongwe Team we can’t wait to come back
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Massimo Fanelli wrote a review Jan 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Group of 8, rooms are big, air con new very silent, a nice veranda, place is big quite no noisy, ideal for sleeping! Excellent the pool with salt water, and big trees were to hide away from sun.
Attention use a lot of sun cream!
Salvatore the chef always always worried to make you happy, a lot of fresh fish cooked Italian way very simple way preserving the delicate test of fish. You might have to wait few minutes for pasta, as it is always served al dente.
Restaurant is big, especially quite as table are distant one from other.
Covid, all staff wear masks, no guest wear mask, there no congestion any where, ventilation from the sea clears it all. What is the use of mask at the beach if your next is more then 5 meters away?
Forget Covid and relax.
For me and my wife is the fourth time we go there in number of years.
We live in Dar es Salaam, for us is a stone away
Irina and Massimo Fanelli & friends Italians Belgians, Spanish, Tanzanian, Uzbek
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Date of stay: January 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Kasia J wrote a review Mar 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
In March 2022, I was organizing yoga workshops at the Dongwe Club Vacanze hotel. The hotel exceeded our expectations, we enjoyed it so much!

First of all, the hotel is beautifully situated right on the ocean front with a clean sandy beach. There is also a large swimming pool and a carport next to it where we could practice yoga overlooking the ocean. There is a large, well-kept garden around, where we could meditate in peace and quiet, and go for walks among palm trees and flowers. The rooms are large, with air conditioning and a private bathroom. Importantly, the bungalows are well-designed, with high ceiling insulation, which keeps the rooms cool despite the heat outside. Every day, friendly staff cleans the rooms and leaves them very clean.

The hotel kitchen is delicious. There is a very large selection of seafood and every vegetarian will also find something for themselves among fresh fruits and vegetables. We had the opportunity to meet Mr Salvatore, the chef in person, who was very attentive to the needs of our group and satisfied them as much as possible. We had concerts with live music every day and gala dinners twice a week: Swahili evening and a white party by the pool. Our guests were delighted with it !!!

Thank you very much to the manager, Mr Giorgio Scudu, for the nice reception, taking care of our yoga group and good cooperation in organizing our workshops.

I recommend this hotel not only for family holidays, but also for business trainings and yoga or meditation workshops. We want to come back with another group!
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Date of stay: March 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Standard rooms near the swimming pool overlooking the beautiful garden are great!
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Edita K asked a question Oct 2022
Vilnius, Lithuania184 contributions41 helpful votes
Does there wi-fi work in the room and hotel area?
Answer from Husna T
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania11 contributions1 helpful vote
Yes there is. Apologies for the delay in responding
Artemko C asked a question Feb 2021
Wroclaw, Poland11 contributions8 helpful votes
Hi, can someone please share email address to hotel? Many thanks
Answer from Neil D
Can you pay extra for all inclusive
Mise M wrote a tip Apr 2024
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Be ready for a great experience at the resort."
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Wonjae L wrote a tip Oct 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Add 1 or 2 night(s) in Stone Town if you enjoy Zanzibar 100%!"
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Maja H wrote a tip Oct 2023
14 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Enjoy, on Zanzi everything is pole pole, so you are gonna wait a little longer for your service. "
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James Jiheon K wrote a tip Oct 2023
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Need your own internet connection if you need it."
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Terry A wrote a tip Sept 2023
20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"One thing worth noting is that the rooms at Dongwe Resort are cleaned three times daily, typically during meal times."
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PRICE RANGE
R 3,362 - R 4,296 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
dongwe club hotel bwejuu, dongwe hotel zanzibar, dongwe resort zanzibar
LOCATION
TanzaniaZanzibar ArchipelagoZanzibar IslandDongwe
NUMBER OF ROOMS
120
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dongwe Club
Which popular attractions are close to Dongwe Club?
Nearby attractions include The Hub Zanzibar (6.3 km), Bwejuu Beach (6.1 km), and The Gong Club (2.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Dongwe Club?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Dongwe Club?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Dongwe Club?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Dongwe Club?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Dongwe Club?
Conveniently located restaurants include Blue Dongwe Jetty, Fishers Restaurant, and Baladin Zanzibar Beach Hotel & Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Dongwe Club?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and fitness classes during their stay.
Does Dongwe Club have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Dongwe Club offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Dongwe Club have airport transportation?
Yes, Dongwe Club offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Dongwe Club?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Dongwe Club?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Italian.
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