Pongwe Bay Resort

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On the beach
On the beach
On the beach
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers

Overview of Pongwe Bay Resort

Pongwe Bay Resort

4.0 star property

4.4/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided
Map
10 Pongwe Road, Pongwe, Unguja North Region, 0581

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationPongwe Beach2 min walk
  • Popular LocationKiwengwa Pongwe Forest11 min walk
  • Popular LocationUroa Beach6 min drive
  • AirportZanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.)66 min drive

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About this area

Pongwe

Located in Pongwe, Pongwe Bay Resort is on the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park and Pongwe Beach.

What's nearby

  • Pongwe Beach - 2 min walk
  • Kiwengwa Pongwe Forest - 11 min walk
  • Uroa Beach - 6 min drive
  • Kiwengwa Beach - 6 min drive
  • Marumbi Beach - 11 min drive

Getting around

  • Zanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.) - 66 min drive

Restaurants

  • Queen of Sheba Beach Lodge - 13 min walk
  • Bar Palumbo Reef - 6 min drive
  • Il Pontile - 7 min drive
  • Cheap local food - 7 min drive
  • Pesce Biricchino - 8 min drive

About this property

Pongwe Bay Resort

4-star beach hotel with a full-service spa
Spend the day relaxing on the beach or pampering yourself at Pongwe Bay Resort's full-service spa. All 20 soundproofed rooms feature free WiFi and room service. Other amenities available to guests include balconies or patios, premium bedding and electric kettles.
Pongwe Bay Resort offers 20 air-conditioned accommodations with a safe and a hairdryer. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Beds feature premium bedding. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.
Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool.
Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa. Services include hot stone massages, Thai massages, facials and body scrubs. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy, Ayurvedic and reflexology.

The spa is open daily.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (third-party expert - Global) and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Check-in

Contactless social distancing and check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Return airport shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Free daily reception
  • Room service available
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • 24-hour pool access
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Children's games
  • Children's toys
  • High chair
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Soundproofed rooms

Conveniences

  • Front-desk safe
  • Library
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Swahili

Outdoors

  • Beachfront location
  • Garden
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace

Spa

  • Aromatherapy
  • Ayurvedic treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Detox wraps
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Massage - Thai
  • Reflexology
  • Spa open daily

More

  • Romance packages available
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Electric kettle

Outdoor space

  • Balcony or patio

More

  • Desk
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Safe
  • Soundproofing

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 1:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from April 17 2022 to June 9 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Bar/Lounge(s)
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dining venue(s)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Spa
  • Spa/Beauty services
The property is closed between 17 April and 9 June.

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Payment types at the property

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

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

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 5 per cent

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a security system and a first aid kit

We should mention

24-hour pool access
Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Pongwe Bay Resort
Pongwe Bay Resort Zanzibar Island
Pongwe Bay Resort Hotel
Pongwe Bay Resort Pongwe
Pongwe Bay Resort Hotel Pongwe

Overall score and ratings

4.4

Excellent

Rating 5 - Excellent. 26 out of 42 reviews
5 - Excellent 62%
Rating 4 - Good. 12 out of 42 reviews
4 - Good 29%
Rating 3 - Okay. 2 out of 42 reviews
3 - Okay 5%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 42 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 2 out of 42 reviews
1 - Terrible 5%

4.5/5

Cleanliness

4.6/5

Staff & service

4.2/5

Amenities

4.4/5

Property conditions & facilities

4.0/5

Eco-friendliness

1/5 Terrible

Travelled with family
Disliked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Worst Place for Family Getaway
The pictures will fool you! This place is filthy with cracked floors, overpriced room rates, beverages and zero customer care!
Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Perfect place for a short rest time. Very good food. Resort place there is nothing other - restaurants or village.
Stayed 4 nights in Jan 2021

4/5 Good

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Disliked: Staff & service
Stayed 4 nights in Jan 2021

3/5 Okay

Travelled with group
Liked: Staff & service, amenities
Positive aspects: - Service is pretty good. Entire staff is unbelievably friendly, cordial, polite, and they are extremely attentive. - Precision Air cancelled my flight with extremely short notice (don't fly with them) and even though I had booked and paid for a taxi for an hour later, the resort got another taxi to show up within minutes to take me to the airport. I wouldn't have made it to my flight otherwise. - The drinks from the bar are pretty great, they take a little bit making them but it's worth it. They even told me when they had received not so good mangoes that would make the flavor of one of the drinks subpar l. Negative things: - Would get our meal order wrong. Even when they got it right, the food was bad. We should probably have stocked with burgers and the blue Marlin. - We got a couple's massage and the hygiene of the place was not ideal. Also, the massage was kinda weird.
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2020

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Amenities
Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2020