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1 room, 2 adults

Pongwe Beach Hotel

3-star3 stars
Pongwe Beach, PO BOX 297, Pongwe, Tanzania

Pongwe beachfront lodge with outdoor pool and restaurant
  • Free WiFi
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  • We visited Pongwe Beach after a week bumping around on safari, like most visitors. The…Dec 6, 2019
  • loved the pool, the beach, the staff, the food, the very comfy and unique robes in the…Feb 27, 2019

Pongwe Beach Hotel

from $188
  • Double Room, 1 Double Bed, Beachfront
  • Suite, Pool View
  • Double Room, Garden View
  • Triple Room, Garden View
  • Quadruple Room, Beachfront
  • Triple Room, Beachfront

What’s around Pongwe Beach Hotel


  • On the beach
  • Pongwe Beach - 2 min walk
  • Kiwengwa Pongwe Forest - 25 min walk
  • Kiwengwa Beach - 2.8 mi / 4.5 km
  • Mapenzi Beach - 7.6 mi / 12.3 km
  • Uroa Beach - 4.4 mi / 7.1 km
  • Marumbi Beach - 7.4 mi / 11.9 km
  • Muyuni Beach - 10.6 mi / 17.1 km

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 72 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 20 cabins


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-8:30 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • China may have travel restrictions in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19.
The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • No onsite parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

The manager

The manager

Speaks: Dutch, English, French, Swahili.

At the property

Food and drink
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Kayaking on site
  • Snorkeling on site
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • In-room accessibility
Languages Spoken
  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • Swahili

In the cabin

Home comforts
  • Ceiling fan
Sleep well
  • Turndown service
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
  • Patio
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Pongwe Beach Hotel’s small print

Also known as

  • Pongwe Beach Hotel
  • Pongwe Beach Hotel Kiwengwa
  • Pongwe Beach Kiwengwa
  • Pongwe Hotel
  • Pongwe Beach Hotel Zanzibar Island
  • Pongwe Hotel Zanzibar Island
  • Pongwe Beach Hotel Lodge
  • Pongwe Beach Hotel Pongwe
  • Pongwe Beach Hotel Lodge Pongwe


This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

The property affirms that it adheres to the Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global) sanitization guidelines and the Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) sanitization guidelines.

For transfers, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 1.00 per person, per night

Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 50 per vehicle (one way)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Pongwe Beach Hotel

  • Is Pongwe Beach Hotel currently open?
    The property is closed between April 18 and June 01.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Pongwe Beach Hotel?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Pongwe Beach Hotel?
    Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Pongwe Beach Hotel.
  • Is there a pool at Pongwe Beach Hotel?
    Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Are pets allowed at Pongwe Beach Hotel?
    Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Pongwe Beach Hotel?
    You can check in from 2:00 PM - 8:30 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Pongwe Beach Hotel?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Queen of Sheba Beach Lodge (15-min walk), Cheap local food (4.3 mi), and Pesce Biricchino (4.3 mi).
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Pongwe Beach Hotel?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 50 per vehicle one way.

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Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.6 From 51 reviews

Good 6.0
Good not great beach hotel
Pongwe Beach Hotel was a much-needed detox from our 7-day mt Kilimanjaro climb. Location was good not great. It’s located in a lesser developed region of the eastern coast without easy access to Nungwi to the north or Jambiani/Paje to the south—both would have been >30 min cab rides amounting to >$50 USD. The beach/pool and the food were definitely highlights. I would have gone with the full board option instead of just breakfast included had I known the lack of alternative options in the area. Our first night the AC broke and the management graciously spent an hour from 3-4 am repairing it. However, when they relocated us the next day to another room, the water pressure on the shower was minimal. All in all, it was a nice hotel with extremely friendly staff, but we’d likely stay in nungwi or paje next time around.
Not Provided, us2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great staff, excellent service. Restaurant is really good
us6 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Idyllic vacation
Our stay was all that we hoped for. The site is beautiful and the service is impeccable. We found the staff to be gracious, welcoming, and all helped make our stay a vacation we will always remember.
Ann, us3 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
A truly beautiful spot with nice facilities and kind, hospitable staff and management! The only possible downside is the fairly firm mattress, but this was overshadowed by the beuaty of the surroundings!
usFamily trip
Exceptional 10.0
Wonderful beach experience
We stayed for a really magical two nights three days at Pongwe Beach Hotel. From our first contact with efficient and welcoming Heidi to our last drop off at airport by friendly driver All staff were kind smiling hospitable and genuinely helpful without being intrusive. The beach is lovely with about an 1/8th of a mile difference between low and high tide. The facilities are tasteful and comfortable. Food was delicious- especially anything with seafood. My only thought while writing this review is a selfishness that I don’t want to share this experience with anyone else as it was such a special holiday for me and my wife. But that wouldn’t be fair to the staff so please accept our thanks and this review of your special hotel.
Ant, us2 night trip
Very Good 8.0
No Worries
Breathtaking beach. Fantastic food. Unbelievably beautiful. No worries for the rest of your days.
Matthew, us2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Just the nicest staff and environment, perfect place
gb4 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
One of the best
Second time, always the best! Rooms are great, people fantastic and great food! Unique atmosphere
marco, gb4 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
The best hotel I have ever stayed in
I have never stayed anywhere quite like this and would advise that you install another option that is higher than "exceptional". Cannot rate the hotel high enough, for quality, location, scenery, facilities, food, drink, flag and best of all, the staff.
Annette, gb5 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great hotel with lovely staff
We have never stayed in a tropical beach hotel before and we found the whole place wonderful. The facilities are great (we had a room with plunge pool), the staff are amazing and the location is beautiful. The food was also delicious and we highly recommend this hotel.
Ian, gb5 night romance trip

Pongwe Beach Hotel