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Pongwe Beach Hotel

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Pongwe Zanzibar

Considered to be the market leader in its price category.

This is a guest house with a difference! The chefs are trained by a British chef with Michelin Star experience from Parisian and London kitchens. The staff are loyal and in many cases have been at Pongwe for the best part of a decade, resulting in a finely tuned service and as mentioned before, a proud and happy team hosting your stay.

 
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This hotel is available throughout the year. Below are some prices for holidays on selected dates intended as a guide:

£12207 Nights at Pongwe Beach Hotel for 2 people in an Beach Front Room.
Includes transfers, breakfast and evening meal each day.
Valid: 11th January to 31 March, June and September to 19th December

Subject to availability. International flights to be quoted separately.

Highlights

  • Quiet and secluded location with an amazing beach.
  • Good for families.
  • One of the highest rated properties on Zanzibar for guest satisfaction.

Right for you?

  • This is a small resort.
  • There is no AC and showers are slightly brackish.


? What is the food like and how long would you recommend I stay?
The food at Pongwe, like so many other aspects, punches way above its price category. The owner Val is a keen foodie himself and has gone to great lengths to ensure that everything is just right. We would recommend a stay of a week or longer, however be warned this is a quiet little lodge and might not be suited to everyone. It is also one of the more difficult lodges to get space due to its phenomenal popularity and enviable reviews. Early booking is essential as this lodge often books a year or so in advance.



$$Prices for Pongwe Beach Hotel start at: $120 per person per night, including breakfast and evening meal, during Low Season.
Depending when you travel, room categories and party size prices rise to $165 per person per night during Peak Season.
Check rates for your dates: 0843 634 2258

Price Promise: We guarantee that booking with us is cheaper than with the hotel direct and we will beat any other operator, agency or website.
 

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Pongwe Beach Hotel - The Details

Pongwe Beach hotel sits in a private bay on the east coast of Zanzibar just an hour’s drive from Stone Town. The beautiful beach is swept daily before even the earliest of birds wake for their morning cup of tea. Morning refreshment is delivered freshly to your door step by the attentive and touchingly proud team at Pongwe. Nothing is a problem here and they host so confidently that you can see the pleasure in the faces and actions of each and every member of the team. This is a guest house with a difference, the staff are loyal and in many cases have been at Pongwe for the best part of a decade, resulting in a finely tuned service and as mentioned, a proud and happy team hosting your stay.


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Room Descriptions & Facilities

Room and Suites

There are 16 rooms at Pongwe, 14 set at beach level and 2 in an elevated position at the opposite end of the cove from the pool and dining area/bar. Each room has a double bed and some have an additional single for families and those requiring triple occupancy. There are ceiling fans, hand crafted wardrobes, sun hats and beach sarongs, en-suite bathrooms with saline showers and outdoor terraces with sun loungers and sweeping sea views.



Resort Service & Facilities

A huge thatched Makuti roof covers the reception, bar, restaurant and lounge - the public areas at Pongwe. The beach has hammocks strung up between palms and sun loungers nested in both shaded and unshaded positions, though they are free to be moved wherever you wish.

There is an infinity pool, free snorkelling equipment, fishing on the lodges own longboat, sunset cruises, jeep hire or bicycles to ride around the local villages.



Community & Conservation

Pongwe actively encourages guests to visit the local school to give them a lesson in English or any discipline/topic you are well versed in. They buy their produce from local farmers and fishermen and employ Zanzibari staff and Massai security from the mainland.



Pongwe - Opinions and Reviews

Unlike many operators we not only visit all the hotels we offer regularly but we also stay in them. Please find a few hints, tips and opinions from our staff plus some genuine feedback from our clients below.

Pongwe is notoriously difficult to get availability in unless booking well in advance. Just a couple of nights stay here and you can understand why: Pongwe is a simple lodge but run very well and the beach is one of the finest I have ever seen. Staff make sure that the beach is kept pristine and clear of seaweed all day long and you will often find them climbing the palms to bring guests fresh coconuts to drink from with straws. Every evening guests are enticed to the bar just before dinner to relax and perhaps mingle over hot snacks and cocktails. The rooms are basic in design and the water slightly saline, so it’s not quite to everyone’s taste. However I think as long as you know what to expect, Pongwe offers guests a most charming stay.

Nick

 

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Price Promise: We guarantee that booking with us is cheaper than with the hotel direct and we will beat any other operator, agency or website.

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About Us

Pure Zanzibar Ltd
Registered in the UK
Company No. 5905581
ATOL Protected: No. 10212

Pure Zanzibar was started in 2006 and is still owner run and 100% independent.

We favor smaller more intimate lodges and camps and know the island better than anyone else.


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