Pongwe Beach Hotel Reviews

Read what our previous clients thought of Pongwe Beach Hotel

Client Score: 4.5
Pongwe Beach Hotel

Karen Dawaf

5

This hotel is in a idyllic setting. Staff again were friendly and helpful. The food varied from being very good to average on occasion.

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Mr Ray Dollard

4

earlier comments are relevant. camp is very quite and remote. accommodation is superb - only problem is bat droppings in the vicinity of some accommodation. transport to and from for optional activities is really expensive.

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Jane Wareing

4

Pongwe is in an idyllic location. It has a wonderful laid back feeling which really helps you to relax after the rigours of the safari. The staff are all very helpful and so cheerful,and full of smiles. The cottage was great facing the beach with lovely peaceful places to sit and read and relax. Food was lovely with a varied menu every day. It would have been helpful to have a wider snack menu for lunch as we didn't want a set meal but had soon exhausted the range of snacks on offer. With such a wonderful hotel it seems slightly churlish to complain about anything, however, I did feel that they do need to pay a little more attention to detail in the small things that are to be expected in a hotel of this standard and cost e.g. plug for the sink,shower cap, pen, mugs that aren't chipped or cracked. Checking out was protracted as the bill had to be added up 4 times and then later I realised that we were charged $50 for our transfer to Stone Town which had already been paid. If you can get that refunded I would much appreciate it.

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Pongwe Beach Hotel

Miss Amy Sullivan

5

A piece of paradise! Great rooms, amazing beach and fab food. A couple of mistakes from staff including incorrect bills etc but that's only if I'm being very fussy. Would definitely go again and have recommended to family for onward travel after our wedding at Kicheche.

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Daniel Coleman & Claire Fleming

5

Pongwe is a beautiful location. White sandy beaches and clear water. It is a beautiful place to stay. The rooms were lovely and spotless. The hotel staff were lovely and helpful,especially Steven who was in the dining room, he would organise different meals for me if the set menu included fish. He was great. The only thing about the hotel is that is a good distance to anywhere. Zanzibar town was an hour drive away and there was no shops or anywhere to go. But the hotel itself can't be faulted.

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Pongwe Beach Hotel

Daniel Coleman & Claire Fleming

5

Pongwe is a beautiful location. White sandy beaches and clear water. It is a beautiful place to stay. The rooms were lovely and spotless. The hotel staff were lovely and helpful,especially Steven who was in the dining room, he would organise different meals for me if the set menu included fish. He was great. The only thing about the hotel is that is a good distance to anywhere. Zanzibar town was an hour drive away and there was no shops or anywhere to go. But the hotel itself can't be faulted.

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Julie Honse and Brian Behrens

5

In my top 10 places to stay of all time...GREAT bungalows, amazingly nice staff, a perfect beach...the chef was incredible with all of his custom vegetarian creations for us each day!

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Mr and Mrs Hickey. N.Lincolnshire, UK

5

After a delay on the mainland due to a thunderstorm and an hours drive through the island, we were greated with a cocktail and an outstanding view of the indian ocean. We were given a full explanation of how the hotel worked, meal times, beach and pool drinks service and a warm welcome. The sea view room was functional and clean. The brackish showers were no problem and bottled water was provided daily for teeth cleaning. The main hotel area was very open plan with both the bar and the restaraunt overlooking the beach. Please be aware that this is not a hotel full of nightlife and evening entertainment. Happy hour is 5-6pm in the bar and at that time the bar fills and everyone enjoys $4 cocktails and eat complimentart bar snacks while relaxing and enjoying the view. The hotel provide some games, (cards, scrabble, guess who) and for us this was the absolutely perfect way to relax after a busy few days on safari. Candles are provided in the communal areas on each table so that the evening is not interupted by the occassional power cuts. Everyone is able to continue reading, eating, drinking or playing cards for the short periods of time that the power is off. This is only a problem when you are back in your room and the fan stops working so for a few minutes it can get pretty hot in the 5-10 mins utes you are waiting for it to come back on. I would definitely recommend this hotel, the staff are caring and attentive. The beach and the pool area are well looked after and the view is second to none! The rooms are basic but clean and provide everything we needed for our time there. Comfortable bed, clean bathroom. No TV. each bungalow gets a beach bag which contains beach towels and a flag for drinks service while on the beach. There are loungers outside each bungalow and depending on which bungalow you get, some get the sun, some don't. Our was perfect for laying in the shade in the evening reading and listening the the sea. Another great recommendation by Claire. Thank you

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Anonymous

4

Great beach, great rooms. There is nothing to do at night so a TV in the room (for DVDs) would have been nice. Also, the food service is REALLY slow. Granted I have nothing to do, but I do not want to spend 2 hours sitting waiting for lunch. Also, we went snorkeling, which was expensive, and not really a snorkel trip. I didnt want to see the guides kill an octopus.

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