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Azao Resort & Spa

Star Rating
4 out of 5

Information

Reviews

3.7 / 5Good
16 reviews

Amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking

Map

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Kiwengwa Beach
    8 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Mapenzi Beach
    17 min drive
  • Airport
    Zanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.)
    60 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Pingwe Beach
    80 min drive

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Book online or call:

1-800-238-0767
  • Deluxe Room (Deluxe Ocean View)

    Room Amenities

    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Deluxe Room, Pool View (Deluxe Pool View)

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Duplex (Duplex Pool View)

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Standard Garden View

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
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About this area

Pongwe

Azao Resort & Spa is located in Pongwe. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Kiwengwa Beach and Mapenzi Beach.

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Kiwengwa Beach - 8 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Mapenzi Beach - 17 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park - 17 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Muyuni Beach - 25 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Pingwe Beach - 80 min drive

Getting around

  • Zanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.) - 60 min drive

Restaurants

  • Palma Court Restaurant – Restaurant offering international cuisine. Serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily.
  • Karibu Bar – Poolside bar. Serves light fare daily.
  • Jetty Bar – Ocean-view bar. Serves light fare daily.

About this property

Azao Resort & Spa

At Azao Resort & Spa, hit the private white sand beach, dine onsite at Palma Court Restaurant, or enjoy a drink at one of the hotel's 2 bars/lounges. All 49 rooms offer free WiFi, balconies, and LCD TVs with satellite channels. Room service, coffee makers, and free bottled water are among the other amenities available to guests.

All inclusive details

All-inclusive room rates at Azao Resort & Spa are available. These rates are higher because they include onsite food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).

Policies

Check-in

Check-in between 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18

Special check-in instructions

24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Check-out

Check-out before noon

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 6 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 20.0 per night.

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Payment types

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 75
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 75 (from 6 to 12 years old)
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 75
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 75 (from 6 to 12 years old)
  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 1.00 per person, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 70 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 20.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

We should mention

Children 6 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms. No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.

Property is also known as

  • Azao Resort Pongwe
  • Azao Resort
  • Azao Pongwe
  • Azao Resort Opulent Pongwe
  • Azao Resort Opulent
  • Azao Opulent Pongwe
  • Azao Opulent
  • Azao Resort & Spa By Opulent Pongwe
  • Azao Resort Spa
  • Azao
  • Azao Resort Spa by Opulent
  • Azao Resort & Spa Hotel
  • Azao Resort & Spa Pongwe
  • Azao Resort & Spa Hotel Pongwe

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast available daily 7:30 AM–10 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • 2 bars/lounges and 1 poolside bar
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Bicycle rentals
  • Children's pool
  • Fitness center
  • Outdoor pool
  • Playground

Family friendly

  • Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Free supervised childcare/activities
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Playground

Conveniences

  • No elevators

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Swahili

Business services

  • 1 meeting room

Outdoors

  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Beach loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Private beachfront location
  • Terrace

Spa

  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massages

More

  • Beach towels
  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Ceiling fan
  • Linens

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Free bottled water

Outdoor space

  • Balcony

More

  • Desk
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Turndown service

Nearby things to do

Activities

  • Scuba diving

Where to eat

  • Palma Court Restaurant – Restaurant offering international cuisine. Serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily.
  • Karibu Bar – Poolside bar. Serves light fare daily.
  • Jetty Bar – Ocean-view bar. Serves light fare daily.
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Cleanliness
3.5
Service and Staff
3.7
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

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Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2019

2/5

No beach access.

Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2018

4/5 Good

Nice Hotel. Great Value. Friendly staff. Big and clean rooms

Stayed 1 night in Dec 2018

3/5

Beautiful location staff needs a little training

I had to think long an hard as to wheter I'd reccomend this hotel. This is a great hotel for families and couples. The pool is great and the food is good. Take advantage of the free bikes. We stayed in a beautiful oceanview bungalow but we had issues with the water working properly so we had to relocate to a villa without a view. I feel like the staff is a little lazy and there was a disconnect. The spa was under construction. I was pleasantly surprised when the staff surprised me with a birthday cake

Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2018

4/5 Good

Nice hotel with sea view

Azao resort is a nice hotel but be aware, there is no beach. If your plan is to relax by the pool, this is a great resort. If you plan to swim in the ocean and relax on the beach, this might not be the best option. We were aware of it, but kinf of hope we could go swim. It was not possible during our stay. we ended up moving to another hotel. However, the resort is nice, in the nature, it's calm, the rooms are spacious and clean. The staff is extremey friendly and always ready to help. The pool is big, well maintained. We opted for the all inclusive and it was a good idea as the resort is isolated. There is not much around and if you end up paying for food at the hotel, it can be a bit expensive. The resort is quite big, there is a jetté where you can go for a drink after dinner. It's fine. Food wasgood. I feel I got what I paid for. It wasn't very expensive compared to other options, so got what I paid for. At low tide, we could go explore the beach (rocks, crabs, etc). We enjoyed it, but after a few days, we felt it was time to move elsewhere. My recommendation would be to spend a few days and move to another part of the hotel.

Pros: Kindness of the staff, the tranquility of the site.

Cons: In the private villa, the big room (in the middle), the matress was so hard, it was like sleeping on the floor. It hurts.

Location: Not much to do near by. Need to book tours which can be expensive.

Stayed 7 nights in Feb 2018

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