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Top 10 hotels in Pongwe

Park Hyatt Zanzibar
5 out of 5
Shangani Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar Town
$313
per night
Apr 26 - Apr 27
17.29 mi from city center
4.8/5Exceptional! (134 reviews)

"Amazing property in a truly stunning place. Staff were soo friendly and helpful. Rooms were beautiful, clean, amazing views of the ocean/beach. Can’t recommend this property more"…"

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2020

Park Hyatt Zanzibar
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Zanzibar - Stone Town
4 out of 5
90 / 90A Shanghani, Zanzibar Town
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17.25 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (345 reviews)

"The hotel is nice! The AC worked well, the WIFI was OK, but not great, the dinner was delicious! The workers were very nice and they went above and beyond! The only I didn’t like was that I paid for a breakfast buffet, but during the two mornings, it was served a la Carte and it was kinda slow. Other ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2020

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Zanzibar - Stone Town
Tulia Zanzibar Unique Beach Resort
5 out of 5
Pongwe Pwani, Pongwe
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0.7 mi from city center
5/5Exceptional! (50 reviews)

"The people working at Tulia were extremely well chosen and extremely well trained. The gardens, the farm, the food, the staff, the accommodations and the maintenance were all 5 star plus."…"

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2019

Tulia Zanzibar Unique Beach Resort
Pongwe Bay Resort
4 out of 5
10 Pongwe Road, Pongwe, Unguja North Region
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0.24 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (33 reviews)

"Overall great experience, calm and quiet resort with excellent overall service, location and amenities"…"

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2019

Pongwe Bay Resort
Dahoni Zanzibar - Your Beach Home in Africa
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0.19 mi from city center
Dahoni Zanzibar - Your Beach Home in Africa
Tikitam Palms Boutique Hotel
5 out of 5
Mwadudu Pongwe, Pongwe, Zanzibar North Region
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1.92 mi from city center
4.8/5Exceptional! (12 reviews)

"At Tikitam, we felt at home from the very first minute. All members of staff as well as the manager were absolutely friendly and helpful at all times. Everyone was eager to make our stay as comfortable as can be. Besides, the food and drinks were remarkably delicious and prepared with passion. The ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2019

Tikitam Palms Boutique Hotel
The Island - Pongwe Lodge - Adults Only
3.5 out of 5
Pongwe, Pongwe, Pongwe, Zanzibar Central
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0.15 mi from city center
5/5Exceptional! (7 reviews)
The perfect couple's vacation

"I visited The Island with my fiancee and it was an incredible experience. This little gem of an island is one of a kind. Around 6 bangalows, beautifully decorated and clean. Environment friendly plastic free and with recyclable products. The food is outstanding. Their onsite restaurant serves delicious ..."…"

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2020

The Island - Pongwe Lodge - Adults Only
Pongwe Beach Hotel
3 out of 5
Pongwe Beach, PO BOX 297, Pongwe
$176
per night
Apr 10 - Apr 11
0.64 mi from city center
4.8/5Exceptional! (93 reviews)

"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 ..."…"

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2019

Pongwe Beach Hotel
Azao Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
Uroa to Pongwe Road, Ndudu village, Pongwe, North region
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0.3 mi from city center
3.8/5Good! (17 reviews)

"מלון משגע ויפה נקי ומסודר ברמה גבוהה רמת שרות הצוות אין דברים כאלה מומלץ בחום"…"

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2019

Azao Resort & Spa
Seasons Lodge Zanzibar
3.5 out of 5
Pongwe Beach, Unguja, Pongwe
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0.25 mi from city center
4.6/5Wonderful! (35 reviews)

"Amazing place, if you like a small and personable experience this is the place for you. The small number of guests allow the staff to cater to the individual. Nice quiet beach and the lodges have their own personal beach overlook yard area. The lodges are gated so it really is your own space with ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2020

Seasons Lodge Zanzibar
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Visiting Pongwe

Visitors to Pongwe are sure to enjoy the beaches. Tourists can also enjoy the city's seafood restaurants, gardens, and local tours.

  • There are 9 hotels and other accommodations in Pongwe
  • The closest major airport is in Zanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.), 17.6 mi (28.3 km) from the city center

Sightseeing and Staying in Pongwe

The city's natural setting is picturesque, including the beaches and Unguja. Additionally, you'll find Kiwengwa Beach and Mapenzi Beach in the area.

As you plan your vacation, you'll find 9 hotels and other lodging options available to choose from in Pongwe. Here you'll find highly ranked ones based on our user reviews:

  • Tulia Zanzibar Unique Beach Resort - This 5-star lodge features 2 outdoor pools, a private beach, and free breakfast. Expedia travelers love its pool and WiFi.
  • Pongwe Beach Hotel - Our customers like the family-friendly amenities and beach locale at this lodge. This 3-star lodge features free breakfast, a restaurant, and an outdoor pool.
  • Seasons Lodge Zanzibar - With a stay at this 3.5-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and a restaurant, along with a private balcony. Expedia customers like its beach locale and helpful staff.

Dressing for Pongwe

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 92°F and the nighttime average to be 76°F
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 88°F during the day and 73°F at night
  • July through September averages 85°F during the day and 72°F at night
  • In October-December, the average temperature is 89°F during the day and 72°F at night
  • About 1.38 inches of rain falls on Pongwe each year
  • Hottest months are usually March and February with an average temperature of 91°F, while the coldest months are August and July with an average of 72°F

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place for a stay in Pongwe?
Pongwe Beach Hotel is a favorite with Expedia customers. This 3-star lodge offers free breakfast and a restaurant. Another favorite option for your visit based on reviews is Pongwe Bay Resort.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Pongwe, will I receive a refund?
Yes! The majority of hotel room reservations are fully refundable as long as you cancel prior to the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which often is within 24-48 hours of your scheduled arrival. If you have a reservation that’s non-refundable, it might still be possible to cancel it and get a refund within a 24-hour period of your booking. Plug in your dates, click on “Search”, then use the “free cancellation” filter to review the best deals available in Pongwe.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Pongwe?
For more information about picking new dates or cancelling your trip to Pongwe, head over to our customer service page.
What is the best hotel near Zanzibar International Airport (ZNZ)?
Airport Palace is a popular 3.5-star hotel featuring free airport pick-up and free breakfast. It’s located a short 0.5 mi (0.9 km) from Zanzibar Intl. Airport. Other accommodations within close proximity to the airport include Mbweni Family Stay and Chukwani Executive Inn.
What is staying in Pongwe like?
Visitors to Pongwe are sure to enjoy the beaches. Tourists can also enjoy the city’s seafood restaurants, gardens, and local tours. Kiwengwa Beach, Mapenzi Beach, and Mnemba Island are some of the top sights around the area. In Pongwe, there are 13 hotels and other accommodations to choose from.
What is there to see in Pongwe?
The city’s natural setting is picturesque, including the beaches and such places to visit as Pongwe Beach and Kiwengwa Pongwe Forest. Additionally, in the area you’ll find Kiwengwa Beach and Mapenzi Beach.
What's the weather like in Pongwe?
The hottest months are usually March and February with an average temp of 91°F, while the coldest months are August and July with an average of 72°F. Average annual rainfall for Pongwe is 37.15 inches.

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