Pongwe Beach Hotel

Pongwe Beach Hotel

3 stars 

Pongwe Beach, PO Box 297, Zanzibar, Tanzania

ExcellentBased on 263 reviews


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About Pongwe Beach Hotel

Discover essential information, amenities, and features of Pongwe Beach Hotel, providing insights into what to expect during your stay. Information on this property was last updated on February 25, 2024.
Pongwe Beach Hotel provides 3-star accommodation, plus a private beach, an outdoor pool and massage services. It also offers luggage storage, a 24-hour reception and bicycle rental.

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To Downtown16.8 mi
Nearest airportZanzibar Kisauni
Distance to airport17.9 mi


Check-in time2:00 PM
Check-out time10:30 AM
InternetFree Wi-Fi
Payment & CancellationPolicies vary by room type and provider.
Front desk number+255 773 169 096

Amenities at Pongwe Beach Hotel

Top features

Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly


  • Private pool
  • Spa and wellness center
  • Terrace/Patio
  • Increased accessibility
  • Family rooms
  • Beach towels
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Fan
  • Safety deposit box
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Sea view
  • Seating area
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free toiletries
  • Shampoo
  • Garden view
  • Room service
  • Smoke alarms
  • Shower
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Physical distancing rules
  • First-aid kit
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • Interconnected room(s) available
  • Snack bar
  • Outdoor pool
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Kids meals
  • No smoking
  • Balcony
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Body soap
  • Hairdryer
  • Bottle of water
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Mosquito net
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • Air-conditioned
  • Air purifiers
  • Toilet
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Toilet paper
  • Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
  • Thermometers for guests provided by property
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Delivered food is securely covered
  • Clothes rack
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • Guests can opt-out of accommodation cleaning
  • Plunge pool
  • Free parking
  • Conditioner
  • Pool towels
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Pool view
  • Pool with a view
  • Private beach
  • Bathrobe
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • 24hr front desk
  • Private entrance
  • Storage available
  • Private parking


  • Massage
  • Bicycle rental
  • Fishing
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Canoeing
  • Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Horse riding


  • Car rental
  • Wake-up service
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Face masks for guests available
  • 24-hour security
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)

Reviews for Pongwe Beach Hotel

Read firsthand reviews and testimonials from guests who have stayed at Pongwe Beach Hotel, providing insights into their experiences. Travelers have left 263 reviews of Pongwe Beach Hotel to date. Review data was last updated on February 25, 2024.
WonderfulBased on 263 verified guest reviews

Pros +
  • Amazingly beautiful beach. (in 52 reviews)
  • Very private clean beach and amazingly clear waters. (in 51 reviews)
  • Brilliant place with friendly staff. (in 48 reviews)
Cons -
  • The place in Zanzibar! (in 2 reviews)
  • "The sand was white, the water clear with a turquoise blue hue." (in 1 review)
  • "The sand was white, the water clear with a turquoise blue hue." (in 1 review)

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Photos of Pongwe Beach Hotel

View a collection of 22 photos showcasing the rooms, amenities, and facilities of Pongwe Beach Hotel to help you visualize your stay. Photos for this property were last updated on February 25, 2024.

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FAQs when booking at Pongwe Beach Hotel

Find answers to commonly asked questions regarding reservations, amenities, policies, and more when booking a stay at Pongwe Beach Hotel. FAQs were last updated on February 25, 2024.

Is pricing at Pongwe Beach Hotel comparable to 3 star hotels in Zanzibar?

Pongwe Beach Hotel is generally less than the average price of 3 stars hotels in Zanzibar. On average, you can expect to pay $93 per night in Zanzibar. Pongwe Beach Hotel will run you $222 per night, which is 138% cheaper than the Zanzibar average.

How close is Pongwe Beach Hotel to the nearest airport, Zanzibar Kisauni Airport?

The distance between the closest airport, Zanzibar Kisauni Airport, and Pongwe Beach Hotel is 17.9 mi and the expected drive time is about 0h 35m. Your drive time between the two can vary based on the time of day and traffic trends of the area.

What is the best way for guests to get from Zanzibar Kisauni Airport to Pongwe Beach Hotel?

For the most freedom while visiting Zanzibar, consider renting a car for about $38/day and parking it at Pongwe Beach Hotel where they offer parking spaces to hotel guests. Taking a taxi or rideshare service from the nearest airport, Zanzibar Kisauni Airport, to your hotel is often the most cost effective transportation solution.

Is there a pool at Pongwe Beach Hotel?

Yes, Pongwe Beach Hotel has a pool for hotel guests. Generally, hotel pools have opening and closing times so be sure to speak to the front desk before using the pool.

What is the Pongwe Beach Hotel phone number?

For questions regarding your hotel or your stay, call +255 773 169 096.

Does Pongwe Beach Hotel have Wi-Fi available?

Yes, Pongwe Beach Hotel has Wi-Fi available to hotel guests.

What is the check-out time at Pongwe Beach Hotel?

10:30 AM. If you require a later check-out we advise discussing it with the front desk as soon as you’re able to. Check-in time is 2:00 PM.

How much does it cost to stay at Pongwe Beach Hotel, Zanzibar?

$172 per night is the best price found recently for a room at Pongwe Beach Hotel, with average deals around $222 per night. Enter your dates in the form above to see current prices.

Is there a restaurant at Pongwe Beach Hotel?

There is a restaurant located in Pongwe Beach Hotel. Please contact them for kitchen hours. For drinks at the accommodation, there is a bar available.

Does Pongwe Beach Hotel have a laundry service?

Pongwe Beach Hotel does have a laundry service. Contact the property for details.

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