Ratings based on 8 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.2 Service & staff
3.5 Room comfort
4.0 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby simon from Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK
Great hotel if isolation is OKPosted Aug 20, 2013
Pros: Staff, location, sea views
Cons: isolation as getting anywhere is expensive
Location: Fantastic beach, but only sea swimming at high tide without going to a lagoon. Great snorkelling
Fantastic small hotel on a wonderful beach. The staff are fantastic - very happy to always look after you. And you get to know both staff and guests as the hotel is small. The food is good without being awesome. I think there needs to be a wow meal every now and then. Due to its location, you have to eat there, so you are restricted by the food available. The hotel organises excursions at reasonable rates, but the days are long due to distances needing to be covered.
Recommendedby Marie from England
Very basic, but amazing locationPosted Apr 9, 2013 on Hotels.com
The room was spacious and the furniture throughout the hotel was lovely, still, the room was very basic with only a table and a bench in it. It has a lovely little bar area, however it was swarming with flies at lunch time. A bit of citronella wouldn't go amiss! Bar Staff were friendly and welcoming, but service overall was questionable. When the food was good, it was very good but when it was bad it was terrible! It had a limited selection, which meant there was noting to look forward to and the serving staff were intimidating!
for Couplesby Sarah from London
Ideal hotel for honeymooners or couples...Posted Feb 4, 2013
Pros: Lovely staff
Cons: Honestly can't complain
Location: Ideal setting of white sand beaches and turquoise ocean. The offshore breeze of the east coast helps to make the high temperatures bearable.
We had an excellent stay at Dongwe Ocean View, we enjoyed all aspects of what the hotel had to offer but what really made it was the helpful and friendly staff who really couldn't do enough for you and were always looking for ways to make our stay extra-special. The hotel makes for an excellent quiet retreat for a couple, although between beautiful beach walks, visits to the Rock restaurant and going out snorkelling on a dhow are some of the activities which will ensure that although the hotel is quiet, there is still plenty to do. Rooms are cool and spacious and decorated daily with local flowers which was a lovely touch. The quality of the food at the restaurant was very good, although we did visit a couple of other locations for sake of variety as our stay was 10 night (taxis can be easily enough arranged).
Recommendedby A verified traveler
beautiful beach,accomodating staff, but broken A/CPosted Jan 29, 2013 on Hotels.com
It would have been a really great place to stay if the A/C had worked. That's really the only problem but it was very hot and we weren't comfortable in the room for more than a few minutes. Staff was very friendly and accomodating but maintenance couldn't get the A/C working and we had the same problem the second night in another room. Beautiful beach, great snorkeling, good food.
for Everyoneby Suzy from Australia
Very happyPosted Jan 21, 2013
Cons: Power cut out, but it happens everywhere
Location: Ideal get away its very remote
Resort staff very friendly. Clean rooms. Great food.
for Couplesby A verified traveler
Ok but not for honeymoonersPosted Jan 7, 2013 on Hotels.com
We had the honeymoon suite which admittedly was better than the other rooms that we saw but the bed was so uncomfortable and the toilet seat wouldn't even stay up when you sat on it. The restaurant was lovely and the setting was beautiful but I do think the rooms left a lot to be desired. There wasn't anything to do either but that is fine if you only want to stay by the pool. The staff were lovely and very helpful though.
A wonderful stay in ZanzibarPosted Jan 2, 2013 on Hotels.com
Had a great time at the Dongwe Ocean View. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Very reasonable rates for such a beautiful location.
for Couplesby Richard
Quiet and relaxingPosted Nov 4, 2012 on Hotels.com
Great location for sunbathing and lazing. Various water sports available fuether down on the beach if you are in need of some activity. Nice breakfast available and free tea and cakes at 4.30-5.30 daily. (Cake selection is poor though- its the leftovers from breakfast). Lunch and dinner menu is good and reasonably priced. Great pool and nice chill out/tv area. Definitely recommend but no choice locally of alternative restaurants so be prepared to stay under one roof!