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Pongwe Beach Hotel

Pongwe Beach, Pongwe, Tanzania
+255 748 336 181
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
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Bar, Seafood, European, Pub
Pongwe Beach, Pongwe, Tanzania
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

After 8 days climbing my expectations were perhaps less than most people but I had a great time. Welcomed well and totally spoiled by Cecelia and Mary. The food was great, the bar staff attentive (and talented). Even the Masai security guys on the beach...More

Thank IanVet1
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

All started from the reception when this horrible employee, that she doesn't know how to approach guest, refuse to let us leave, when we told her that we don't like anything from the menu. She said that because we order the drinks, witch we didn't...More

Thank Aurelian P
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

We stayed at this hotel for 5 nights & enjoyed some excellent food in their restaurant. We had the seafood platter one evening which was huge & excellent. Food well presented & friendly staff.

1  Thank Leedsaway67
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Very nice beach in front of the hotel . We arrived by beach to try the restaurant . After a few minutes after we stay on the beach for a swin one of the reservation manager named Heidi arrived without saying not even hello and...More

Thank RazvanOana
PONGWE, Manager at Pongwe Beach Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

Razvan I am disappointed to hear that your found my approach rude yesterday, when I requested in a civil manner if your group could please remove your wet clothing from the coral in front of one of our guest rooms. I recall starting my request...More

Reviewed 14 August 2017

We stayed for four days - and thoroughly enjoyed this fantastic hotel. Rooms direct on to the amazing beach, and a lovely central area - which served incredible food. Very reasonably priced and a very friendly atmosphere. This was definitely the 'find' of our holiday...More

Thank tonyballance
PONGWE, Manager at Pongwe Beach Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us!! We do try our utmost to offer our guests a relaxing, enjoyable holiday as well as value for their money and it is very encouraging to hear when we get it right....More

Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We walked along to this hotel looking for somewhere nice to go for breakfast. At reception they informed us that they charge a min of US$40pp and that we couldn't just visit for breakfast. Very strange, so we walked up the beach to the (far...More

Thank Louise K
PONGWE, Manager at Pongwe Beach Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

At Pongwe Beach Hotel we do have a minimum spend policy of US$40 per person for day visitors who would like to come and spend the day with us and use our facilities. We do have a number of facilities such as Wifi, tea and...More

Reviewed 4 May 2017

Really good communal areas (pool, restaurant and bar areas). As it is a large resort is can get quite busy. Catered very much for the large Italian clientele. Great spa next door for a good massage after a long day on the beach. Rooms could...More

Thank pooldiva2014
Reviewed 4 April 2017

The beach that this hotel is on is absolutely gorgeous--the best beach I've ever seen/been to on Zanzibar, and exactly what we were looking for out of our trip to Zanzibar. We stayed in the suite that has its own pool which was also quite...More

Thank sgloss487
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Our hotel had a free shuttle to this hotel to use the beach. It's always relaxing to be here, not too many people, a nice beach, opportunity to get foods and drinks..

Thank Steph900
Reviewed 9 January 2017

The meals prepared were always fresh and filling. Various tastes came to life and every dish was enjoyable. From beef, chicken to octopus salad, all was fulfilling and delicious.

Thank Lionel D
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18 January 2018|
Response from | Property representative |
Hi there - we would be very happy to email you a copy of our menus with prices. Please contact us via email and we will send through the relevant information. Alternatively our bar menus are available on our web page under... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Seafood, European, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pongwe Beach, Pongwe, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Pongwe
  • Phone Number: +255 748 336 181
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