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On the beach, white sand, sun-loungers, beach towels
On the beach, white sand, sun-loungers, beach towels
On the beach, white sand, sun-loungers, beach towels
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers

Guest reviews

4.8 out of 5 Exceptional
95 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays


Explore the area

Popular LocationKiwengwa Beach6 min drive
Popular LocationMarumbi Beach13 min drive
Popular LocationMapenzi Beach16 min drive
AirportZanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.)70 min drive

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  • Double Room, 1 Double Bed, Beachfront

    Room amenities

    • 377 sq ft
    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsDouble Room, 1 Double Bed, Beachfront
  • Suite, Pool View

    Room amenities

    • 431 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsSuite, Pool View
  • Double Room, Garden View

    Room amenities

    • 377 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsDouble Room, Garden View
  • Quadruple Room, Beachfront

    Room amenities

    • 484 sq ft
    • Beach view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Double Bed and 2 Single Beds
    More detailsQuadruple Room, Beachfront
  • Triple Room, Garden View

    Room amenities

    • 431 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Double Bed and 1 Single Bed
    More detailsTriple Room, Garden View
  • Triple Room, Beachfront

    Room amenities

    • 377 sq ft
    • Beach view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Double Bed and 1 Single Bed
    More detailsTriple Room, Beachfront

About this area


Located in Pongwe, Pongwe Beach Hotel is in a rural location and on the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Kiwengwa Beach and Mapenzi Beach. With scuba diving, boat tours and fishing nearby, you'll find plenty of adventures in the water.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Kiwengwa Beach - 6 min drive
  • Marumbi Beach - 13 min drive
  • Mapenzi Beach - 16 min drive
  • Pingwe Beach - 82 min drive
  • Michamvi Kae Beach - 89 min drive

Getting around

  • AirportZanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.) - 70 min drive


  • Queen of Sheba Beach Lodge - 15 min walk
  • Cheap local food - 7 min drive
  • Pesce Biricchino - 8 min drive
  • Hug IV Soul - 8 min drive
  • Bar Palumbo Reef - 8 min drive

About this property

Pongwe Beach Hotel

Waterfront lodge with an outdoor pool
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free lodge has an outdoor pool and a bar/lounge. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include coffee/tea in a common area, dry cleaning and laundry facilities. All 20 rooms offer complimentary wireless Internet access, patios and free bottled water. Other amenities available to guests include in-room massages, ceiling fans and safes.
Pongwe Beach Hotel offers 20 forms of accommodation with a safe and complimentary bottles of water. Rooms open to patios. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include a shower. In-room massages and hairdryers can be requested. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis.
Recreational amenities at the lodge include an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows industry sanitisation guidelines of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global) and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
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 for breakfast, lunch, dinner and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


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

Parking and public transport

  • No on-site parking available
  • 24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Kayaking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Snorkelling

Family friendly

  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool


  • Front-desk safe
  • Library
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Turndown service

Languages spoken

  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • Swahili


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


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • In-room accessibility


  • Beach towels
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Ceiling fan
  • Linens


  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Shower
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

Outdoor space

  • Patio


  • In-room massage
  • Safe
  • Turndown service



Check-in between 2:00 PM and 8:30 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

The property is closed between 18 April and 01 June.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Payment types at the property

Important information


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

Optional extras

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

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 50 per vehicle (one way)

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
No on-site parking is available
Safety features at this property include carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is 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

Frequently asked questions

Does Pongwe Beach Hotel have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.
How much does it cost to stay at Pongwe Beach Hotel?
As of 23 Oct 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Pongwe Beach Hotel on 24 Oct 2020 start from £166, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Is Pongwe Beach Hotel pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Pongwe Beach Hotel?
This lodge doesn't offer parking.
What time is check-in at Pongwe Beach Hotel?
Check-in is from 2:00 PM to 8:30 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at Pongwe Beach Hotel?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Does Pongwe Beach Hotel provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of USD 50 per vehicle, one way, applies.
Where is Pongwe Beach Hotel located?
Nestled on the beach, this Pongwe lodge is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Pongwe Beach and 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Kiwengwa Beach. Kiwengwa Pongwe Forest is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) away.
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Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
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Stayed 8 nights in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
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We visited Pongwe Beach after a week bumping around on safari, like most visitors. The hotel was the perfect place to slow down, relax and enjoy the beautiful beach, pool and ocean. The small beach was perfectly lovely and private, with lounge chairs always available and just the right amount of sun and shade for the hot days of summer. Service was great and the folks made themselves available on just the right frequency. Happy hour drinks were beautiful and delicious. Breakfast was a highlight, with perfect omelets, a buffet full of fruit and delicious morning coffee. Oh, and speaking of coffee, the early morning delivery of coffee and tea to the bungalow patios was an unexpected treat. Up with the sunrise, enjoying a cup of delicious Tanzanian coffee on the beach was an absolute joy. We did enjoy lunch and dinner as well, with the menus changing daily. Food was good, but not over the top excellent, but no real complaints. The hotel is slightly out of the way, so be prepared to pay a lot for transportation should you want to visit other parts of Zanzibar, like Stonetown, or eat at other restaurants on the Island (we do recommend The Rock, if just for the experience). As with most visitors here, we were sad to leave and were wondering how we can find an excuse to return someday in the not too distant future.
Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2019

4/5 Good

Travelled with group
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Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Just the nicest staff and environment, perfect place
Stayed 4 nights in Mar 2019

5/5 Excellent

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loved the pool, the beach, the staff, the food, the very comfy and unique robes in the rooms
Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2019

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