Pongwe Beach Hotel

"Situated On The Beautiful Tropical Picture Perfect Island"

MVP Score: 8.7 / 10
Recommended by: 493 travellers
Themes: Romantic, Friends, Family
Hotel in Pongwe, Zanzibar, Tanzania

Welcome To Pongwe our Zanzibar Beach Hotel

Pongwe Beach Hotel is situated on the beautiful tropical island of Zanzibar. Our Zanzibar hotel is situated on a picture perfect beach with white powdery sands, turquoise waters and shady palm trees – the perfect holiday destination! We pride ourselves on running one of Zanzibar’s most relaxing hotels with a stress free environment in a stunning location.

Our restaurant offers a variety of meals with fresh seafood and fish available daily; while still being small enough to cater for all dietary requirements. Our bar stocks local and imported drinks as well as making daily fresh juices and cocktails – perfect for enjoying next to the inifinity pool.

Tranquil Island View Rooms

We have three different room types spread around our property; some on the white sands and others within the well tended tropical gardens. All our rooms are tastefully decorated in authentic African art and offer a range of facilities while still incorporating our eco-friendly principles. Our suites offer a stunning private plunge pool – what more can you need on your Zanzibar holiday.

We have a total of only 20 Zanzibar hotel rooms to maintain the intimacy of the hotel; this is split into:

  • 3 Garden view rooms –set back approximately 20m from the beach (in a group of 3) with en-suite shower & toilet, balcony/terrace with seating.
  • 13 Beachfront rooms – set in groups of 2 or 3 right on the beach, en-suite shower and toilet and balcony/terrace with seating & sun loungers
  • 4 Sea view suites – in 2 blocks set back from the beach with a sea view and overlooking the infinity pool. Coconut wood furniture, en-suite shower and toilet and private balcony/terrace with seating & sun loungers. These rooms have private plunge pools.
 

Great Tasting Cuisine

Our Bar and Restaurant sources and uses the finest ingredients to cater for every individual and palette.

  • We offer Bed & Breakfast or Half board options, we do not offer Full board.
  • Guests can order morning tea & coffee service to the room
  • Breakfast is from 07.30 – 10.00 & includes full English, fruit & cereals, yogurt & fresh juice, tea & coffee.
  • Lunch is available from 12.00 – 15.00 with a choice of daily specials as well as a snack menu, pizza is served on Wednesdays & Saturdays
  • Diner is from 7.00 – 21.00 a full 3 course dinner is included in the HB option with a set menu every day,
  • B&B guests may choose 1, 2 or all 3 courses, for guests with allergies or special requests we will always offer alternative dishes.
  • Friday night we have a Swahili buffet.
  • Beach dinner on request, guests may choose from the set menu or try our special sea food platter (includes choice of starter & dessert from the menu, small carafe of house wine.
  • For 2 people the platter costs $130 or if on half board a supplement of $30 per person)
  • The bar is open all day serving a selection of beers, soft drinks, shakes & cocktails as well as a good selection of wines from around the world.
 

Hotel Amenities

Our stunning beach we have left as nature intended with powdery white sands and shady palm trees – why change perfection!

  • Our beach is one of the most beautiful on the island, soft white sand, fringed with coconut trees some with hammocks and plenty of space for everyone, at high tide the beach is cut off from the rest of the coast.
  • At low tide swimming is not possible, our infinity pool offers the perfect solution for those wish to swim, alternatively guests can walk out over the sand banks and tidal pools, we recommend wearing shoes for this.
  • Our infinity pool offers full time swimming opportunities; a rarity for a Zanzibar hotel due to the tidal east coast.