REVIEWS .... what people think of Pongwe

Our Reviews

Whenever you travel there is always some degree of trepidation when venturing away from home and this is no different with most people on a Zanzibar Holiday.

We have put together below a variety of reviews of Zanzibar Holidays spent at Pongwe Beach Hotel; we have combined a mixture of both travel professional and Zanzibar Holidaymakers reviews to give you a picture of our Zanzibar hotel.

“One of the best hotels in Zanzibar”

“Definitely one of the best beaches on the island”

“In terms of value for money, there are few better on Zanzibar than Pongwe”

Pongwe Beach Hotel: Best Hotel in Tanzania
featured on MyVacationPages

“Affordable, laid-back luxury on one of the most idyllic palm-fringed beaches imaginable, great location for a Zanzibar Holiday”
89% Guest Rating

As voted for by TripExpert

“Pongwe Beach Hotel is a high quality guest-house accommodation set in a beautiful private cove at the back of a stunning coral lagoon. It has simple and relaxed main areas, a gorgeous infinity swimming pool and one of the finest beaches on the island, with a prime area for hammocks and loungers”

“Pongwe is the perfect beach hideaway. Stunning beach overlooking a turquoise sea, lovely staff and great food. Everyone just loves it”

Our 2019 Award Wins

      If you want to avoid the crowded places in Zanzibar this is the place to be, stunning beach and beautiful hotel, especially the rooms with private pool. The main pool... read more


      We loved it here, though some 'issues' meant we didn't have a chance to enjoy it as much as we'd have liked (no fault of the hotel). It's a... read more


      Stayed for 4 nights in February with my wife after a safari trip on the mainland. Pongwe is set in a secluded spot, the cottages are rather private and everything... read more


      A beautiful place, nice and friendly staff, fantastic food, very good and clean bungalows. We loved our stay here. We liked the nice idee with serving frusits and snacks in... read more


      As a single woman in search of paradise, this was perfect. A small most beautiful place with friendly happy staff and great local food ,always freshly cooked. A spacious.modern beach... read more


      We had a wonderful time, amazing beach and location,

    Hreat service and food too, enjoyed dinner especially and the traditional buffet on Friday evening was great.
    ... read more


      Beautiful setting on a stunning beach, this is a low key relaxing resort with excellent food. However they need to address the following :

    Not enough sun beds or... read more

    Tim B

      Set on a white sand beach between 2 rocky outcrops makes the place feel very remote but when the tide goes out, and does it go out! you have a... read more

    Ian W

      Great place to stay and relax. It was the second time I visited the hotel and I would like to come a third time.

    The staff is very... read more


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