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Pongwe Beach Hotel

Zanzibar, Tanzania

Silver price level

Mango Opinion

Blessed with a spectacular white sand beach, Pongwe Beach Hotel is a great little property. The food, friendly staff and location are excellent. The rooms are quite simple so this is not a luxury property. Pongwe is one of our favorite suggestions - IF we can find the space - when value is a priority. If this looks right up your alley, then book early and enjoy! 

Pongwe Beach Hotel is situated on the beautiful tropical island of Zanzibar. Our Zanzibar hotel is situated on a picture-perfect beach with white powdery sands, turquoise waters and shady palm trees – the perfect holiday destination!

With only 20 rooms, our plan was always to be a small and intimate Zanzibar beach hotel; which coupled with our amazing location on Pongwe beach allows us to offer a true getaway experience perfect for those seeking relaxation or looking for a romantic break. All our Zanzibar hotel rooms have been built in a traditional Zanzibari style using a labor force from the nearby Pongwe village. The rooms have a coconut palm thatched roof (with the leaves sourced from our own Zanzibar beach), lime wash walls and hand-crafted wooden doors. Within the rooms themselves there is hand crafted furniture and a large en suite bathroom with Moroccan style walk in showers. We have 3 room types which are spread across the property and which are suitable for different budgets; and some of which can be used as family rooms.

We pride ourselves on running one of Zanzibar’s most relaxing hotels with a stress free environment in a stunning location. Our restaurant offers a variety of meals with fresh seafood and fish available daily. Our bar stocks local and imported drinks as well as making daily fresh juices and cocktails – perfect for enjoying next to the infinity pool. Off site, guests can explore the island's rich history and natural wonders. Tour a spice plantation and Stone Town, go on a boat cruise in a traditional wooden dhow, or hike to Jozani Forest to see the rare red colobus monkeys.