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Pongwe Beach Hotel, Zanzibar

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Description & Facilities

STAR RATING:

3 Stars

Atmosphere:

Boutique
Couples
Honeymoons
Intimate
Quiet
Relaxed
Romantic
Simple

Amenities:

Beach
Honeymoon
Relaxing
Restaurants / Bars

Pongwe Beach Hotel is located on a private bay on the east coast of Zanzibar. The Zanzibar coastline is stunning as it borders the Indian Ocean and is one of the best coastlines in the whole of continental Africa.

At Pongwe Beach you are guaranteed seclusion as the hotel has just 16 rooms set in small cottages. Most have views of the beach and the stunning ocean beyond.

The hotel dining is famous with a history of fantsatic chefs including ones previously at the Dorchester Hotel and the Lucas Carton , one of Paris' finest 3 star Michelin restaurants.

This means you are guranteed that the local fresh produce caught that day will be prepared to high international dining standards. Their crab and king prawns in particular are spectacular.

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Hotel
Pongwe Beach Hotel
Flight Time
9 hours (approximately)
Journey Time From Airport
  • 60 minutes by road
Weather

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There are no customer reviews for December.

Customer reviews for January

"Hot with a breeze"

Customer reviews for February

"Weather was great. A bit of rain on safari and one day of rain in Zanzibar but other than that it was hot and dry."
"Weather was hot, approx 35 degrees celcius"
"Hot but with a cool breeze off the sea. Quite humid in Stonetown on the west coast but typical Indian Ocean on the East Coast where we were based. Evenings warm but comfortable. Sun very strong!"

Customer reviews for March

"very good"

Customer reviews for April

"Not bad considering that it was the rainy season."

Customer reviews for May

"Very light rain on a few occasions, other then that, Amazing."
"tropical/showers"

Customer reviews for June

"poor - rain and overcast for 10 days. the other days overcast with heavy rains showers then clearing up. Only one full day without rain"
"warm and pleasant"
"Good sunshine with a little rin on some mornings."
"Good"
"Overcast and windy most of the week, with frequent showers, but the locals and staff all seemed to think this was very unusual for the period"
"In genera many cloudy days, no rain. Warm and humid. 50% sunny"

Customer reviews for July

"Sunny quite breezy temps up to 28 degree."
"25c very nice"
"V good"
"Good, not too hot"

Customer reviews for August

"The weather was hot and sunny 95% of the week, suntan guaranteed"
"It was cloudy a lot of the time and rained 3 - 4 days. When the sun came out it was glorious and there was a lovely breeze by the sea."

Customer reviews for September

"Could not have been better, sunshine all day everyday."
"Perfect although some drizzle on last day."
"can be cloudy in the mornings but clears by midday for a full afternoon of sun."
"Lovely - sunny, not too hot though, about 27"
"hot and sunny"
"Perfect. Dry, hot and sunny with a constant on-shore breeze."

Customer reviews for October

"Hot with only a couple of spells of rain"
"Average of 28c daily very little cloud"
"warm"
"Absolutely fantastic until 31st Oct..then literlly rained from Nov..rained 1 whole day but was expected and fantastic up til then and not enough to spoil anything"
"Hot and humid, little sunshine."

Customer reviews for November

"Lovely and hot and sunny. Average temp was about 29-31 C. No rain at all. No humidity which was nice."
"Hot - around 30 deg c daytime and 25 night time. Occasional shower."

Customer reviews for December

"V hot"
"v hot"
Reviews

Pongwe Beach Hotel, Zanzibar

Official Star Rating

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating4.5 / 5

1069 Reviews

Traveller Rating

Excellent (862)
Very Good (155)
Average (36)
Poor (11)
Terrible (5)

Holidaysplease Customers Reviews

Rating Summary

Rooms 8.5 / 10
Service 8.5 / 10
Food 8.0 / 10
Facilities 8.0 / 10
Average 8.4 / 10

Katie M PO BOX 3600

Traditional, beautiful, intimate. The beach felt private as they only have a few bungalows.

Jenny C Fareham

Pongwe was lovely but a long way from anywhere - it was $100 in a taxi to get anywhere! Plus there was not a lot of food choice available. Really friendly staff though and a beatiful beach and a lovely personal feeling throughout as is such a small hotel. Great if you really want to be in the middle of nowhere woth little to do but lay on the beach but if you are an explorer it probably is not the place to be. Perfect for a honeymoon escape though.
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