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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
Pool
Restaurant
Paid Wifi
Free Parking
Bar/Lounge
Airport Transportation
Public Wifi
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
Concierge
Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
Breakfast Available
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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Great View
Lagoon View
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Getting there
Kisauni Airport29 km
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There's a reason why the reviews are so great for this resort. It is simply heaven on earth. We had one of the private suites with its own private swimming pool and we simply loved it. Far away enough from the main hall that we barely heard any noise, but close enough to easily s
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We spent 14 nights in November at this exceptional hotel. Our 3rd visit to Zanzibar and this is the place we will return to. From first booking until departure the staff provided an excellet level of service, the location, the room, the food, all was wonderful and exceeded our ex
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Summing up all the variables to choose a stay in Zanzibar this place nailed it. From the excellent service and setting by the beach, to a quality product all-around, it ranks high across the board! Recommend it
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Spent my 50th Birthday at Pongwe following safari. The staff made my day so special with a cake and good wishes. The food, accommodation and staff were friendly and helpful. A special mention to Mary who was lovely and a pleasure. The bush babies were a joy to watch. A fantastic
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Wow, what a place, from the minute we arrived, we were made to feel welcome, our room was beautiful & the view from the veranda was amazing. Always beds & hammocks available on the beach, great when you put the flag up & service almost arrives straight away. The staff were so f
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The Suite with Private Pool at the Pongwe Beach Hotel
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The Triple Room with Sea View at the Pongwe Beach Hotel
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Is there wifi in the rooms and pool area?
Yes in the rooms for sure
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Are the showers in this hotel salt water like most hotels in Zanzibar?
Hi ! Please note we do have fresh water at the hotel. For consumption we do provide bottled water in the rooms.
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Hi we are visiting soon from England do we need plug adapters and what type please
It’s all UK sockets out there so no adaptors required! Have a lovely time
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Hello, I will be staying in Stone town for a few days and considering this resort thereafter. How much would a transfer be from Stone Town to your facility and how long would the transfer take? Thank you
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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Hi. We are considering 5 nights here in November but don't like it hot when we sleep. Is the lack of AC/fans going to be a problem at that time of year in one of the sea view rooms? Thanks!
It wasn't a problem in July. Lots of ventilation with open windows that had screens.
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"We had a beautiful bachfront Villa"
"All the rooms are good. I was in a garden room and honestly felt it was better because the sea front rooms have people walking past."
"Go for a room with plunge pool!"
"Close to the hotel!"
"choose FAM1 for a nice terrace and view of the beach"
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PRICE RANGE
US$137 - US$254 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
TanzaniaZanzibar ArchipelagoZanzibar IslandPongwe
NUMBER OF ROOMS
20
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