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Pongwe Beach Hotel

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On the beach, white sand, sun loungers, beach towels
On the beach, white sand, sun loungers, beach towels
On the beach, white sand, sun loungers, beach towels
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers

Overview of Pongwe Beach Hotel

Pongwe Beach Hotel

3 out of 5

4.8/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
Pongwe Beach, PO BOX 297, Pongwe

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationNungwi Beach65 min drive
  • AirportZanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.)67 min drive
  • Popular LocationJambiani Beach75 min drive
  • Popular LocationNakupenda Beach76 min drive

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About this area

Pongwe

Located in Pongwe, Pongwe Beach Hotel is in a rural area and on the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Kiwengwa Beach and Mapenzi Beach. With scuba diving, boat tours, and fishing nearby, you'll find plenty of adventures in the water.

What's nearby

  • Pongwe Beach - 2 min walk
  • Kiwengwa Pongwe Forest - 12 min walk
  • Nungwi Beach - 65 min drive
  • Jambiani Beach - 75 min drive
  • Nakupenda Beach - 76 min drive

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 70 min drive

Restaurants

  • Queen of Sheba Beach Lodge — 4 min walk
  • Cheap local food — 7 min drive
  • Pesce Biricchino — 8 min drive
  • Hug IV Soul — 8 min drive
  • Bar Palumbo Reef — 8 min drive

About this property

Pongwe Beach Hotel

Waterfront lodge with an outdoor pool
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free lodge has an outdoor pool and a bar/lounge. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include coffee/tea in a common area, dry cleaning, and laundry facilities. All 20 rooms offer free WiFi, patios, and free bottled water. Other amenities available to guests include in-room massages, ceiling fans, and showers.
Pongwe Beach Hotel offers 20 accommodations with complimentary bottled water and ceiling fans. Rooms open to patios. This Pongwe lodge provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include showers. In-room massages and hair dryers can be requested. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.
Recreational amenities at the lodge include an outdoor pool.

Children under 11 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool without adult supervision.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global) and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

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

Parking and transportation

  • No onsite parking available
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • Kayaking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Snorkeling

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool

Conveniences

  • Front-desk safe
  • Library
  • No elevators

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Turndown service

Languages spoken

  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • Swahili

Outdoors

  • Beach loungers
  • Beachfront location
  • Garden
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)

More

  • Beach towels
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Bed sheets
  • Ceiling fan

Bathroom

  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Shower
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

Outdoor space

  • Patio

More

  • In-room massage
  • Turndown service

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 2:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available

Property payment types

Important information

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 50 per vehicle (one way)

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 may be 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
No onsite parking is available
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property
Children under 11 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool without adult supervision

Property is also known as

Pongwe Beach Hotel
Pongwe Beach Hotel Kiwengwa
Pongwe Beach Kiwengwa
Pongwe Hotel
Pongwe Beach Hotel Zanzibar Island
Pongwe Hotel Zanzibar Island
Pongwe Beach Hotel Lodge
Pongwe Beach Hotel Pongwe
Pongwe Beach Hotel Lodge Pongwe

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Overall score and ratings

4.8

Exceptional

Rating 5 - Excellent. 79 out of 97 reviews
5 - Excellent 81%
Rating 4 - Good. 15 out of 97 reviews
4 - Good 15%
Rating 3 - Okay. 3 out of 97 reviews
3 - Okay 3%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 97 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 97 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

4.8/5

Cleanliness

4.8/5

Staff & service

4.6/5

Amenities

4.7/5

Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Amazing boutique hotel
Really amazing boutique hotel. Would highly recommend & certainly recommend staying here again.
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great staff ! very nice and welcoming. Very helpful front desk especially Martin. The pool and beach are great, be aware of the tide but in my opinion this added to the charm of the hotel, allowing us to walk on the beach alone :)
Stayed 5 nights in Dec 2020

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 8 nights in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We visited Pongwe Beach after a week bumping around on safari, like most visitors. The hotel was the perfect place to slow down, relax and enjoy the beautiful beach, pool and ocean. The small beach was perfectly lovely and private, with lounge chairs always available and just the right amount of sun and shade for the hot days of summer. Service was great and the folks made themselves available on just the right frequency. Happy hour drinks were beautiful and delicious. Breakfast was a highlight, with perfect omelets, a buffet full of fruit and delicious morning coffee. Oh, and speaking of coffee, the early morning delivery of coffee and tea to the bungalow patios was an unexpected treat. Up with the sunrise, enjoying a cup of delicious Tanzanian coffee on the beach was an absolute joy. We did enjoy lunch and dinner as well, with the menus changing daily. Food was good, but not over the top excellent, but no real complaints. The hotel is slightly out of the way, so be prepared to pay a lot for transportation should you want to visit other parts of Zanzibar, like Stonetown, or eat at other restaurants on the Island (we do recommend The Rock, if just for the experience). As with most visitors here, we were sad to leave and were wondering how we can find an excuse to return someday in the not too distant future.
Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2019

4/5 Good

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019