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Pongwe Beach Hotel, Pongwe

3-star3 stars
Pongwe BeachPO BOX 297, PongweTanzania

Beachfront lodge in Pongwe with outdoor pool, restaurant
  • Free WiFi and free parking
  • Collect nightsFor every 10 nights, get 1 free!
Bar and Beverages
Bar is awesome
Beautiful beach
Delicious food
Value for money
Value for money could be better
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From 1,004 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Pongwe Beach Hotel, Pongwe

from $178
  • Double Room, 1 Double Bed, Beachfront
  • Suite, Pool View
  • Double Room, Garden View
  • Triple Room, Garden View
  • Quadruple Room, Beachfront
  • Triple Room, Beachfront

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 20 rooms


  • 24-hour check-in
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
The front desk is open daily from 6 AM - 10 PM

24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID 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) *


  • Free self parking
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

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

In the room

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

Pongwe Beach Hotel, Pongwe’s small print

Also known as

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


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

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 hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Pongwe Beach Hotel, Pongwe


  • On the beach
  • Unguja - 1 min walk
  • Kiwengwa Beach - 4.3 mi / 6.9 km
  • Mapenzi Beach - 8.2 mi / 13.1 km
  • Muyuni Beach - 11.2 mi / 18 km
  • Jozani Forest Reserve - 16.8 mi / 27.1 km
  • Livingstone's House - 20.5 mi / 32.9 km
  • Christ Church Cathedral - 21 mi / 33.8 km

Getting around

  • Zanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.) - 62 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.6 From 57 reviews

Pongwe Beach Hotel, Pongwe
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 trip
Pongwe Beach Hotel, Pongwe
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!
A Traveler, us3 night trip
Pongwe Beach Hotel, Pongwe
Very Good8.0
No Worries
Breathtaking beach. Fantastic food. Unbelievably beautiful. No worries for the rest of your days.
Matthew, us2 night family trip
Pongwe Beach Hotel, Pongwe
Highly recommended! Wonderful place to relax
My fiancé and I recently stayed at Pongwe Beach Hotel for 2 nights at the end of a long weekend in Zanzibar. The hotel was by far and away the best property we saw and could have easily stayed for a week. The hotel, staff, beach and grounds (pool, gardens, etc) are absolutely wonderful. Although we enjoyed our night in Nungwi (the beach is beautiful, but busy), relaxing in Pongwe was just perfection. The food was very good, but not excellent... other than this, I cannot find a fault. I cannot wait to return... hopefully for a full week!
Michael, usRomance trip
Pongwe Beach Hotel, Pongwe
Very Good8.0
Good hotel for those who want peach and quiet.
For those wanting a secluded/quiet beach, Pongwe Beach Hotel would be perfect. The east side of Zanzibar has a lot less tourists and zero solicitors in the beach. However, the beach itself is not as good as the northern beaches, so what is ideal would depend on the individual. The Hotel was nice enough, but the dinning options are quite limited and dinner is expensive.
David, usFamily trip

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Pongwe Beach Hotel, Pongwe

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