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Travelling along the Rift Valley: Pongwe beach Hotel

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Pongwe Beach Hotel is located in Pongwe along the east coast of Zanzibar.

Moving southward, the broad beach of Kiwengwa gives way to quiet coves and Pongwe Beach Hotel is located on the secluded bay of Pongwe which still preserves the untamed charm of  a remote and unspoiled paradise, ideal destination for travellers looking for absolute peace and tranquility. The hotel in fact does not offer anything else in addition to its wonderful white beach, bar and restaurant and within 10 pm virtually all guests are in their bungalows. If you want something more lively then Pongwe might not be the right place for you. If you are undecided you could opt to spend a few days here and a few days somewhere else on the island.

Pongwe beach Hotel consists of 20 bungalows scattered in the plot, in the garden of facing the beach. They are all quite similar featuring basic yet comfy rooms and no air-conditioning but just ceiling and floor fans.

The hotel is complemented by the the restaurant, the bar, the library and the swimming-pool. Internet WiFi is available at extra cost in the common areas [about 10 USD]. The restaurant accepts reservations on a B&B and HB basis but no FB. Everyday there’s a set menu with a choice of fish or meat plates but lunches has to be paid locally. Average price is 25 USD.

If you are divers Pongwe Beach Hotel is not advisable. The reef is far away and it is better to stay in Matemwe along the north-east coast however however it is possible to enjoy snorkeling boat trips.

Pongwe Beach Hotel provides an average level of servicing and can be recommended to all travellers looking for a secluded tropical beach.

INDICATIVE RATES 2015 per night per person
 
SEAVIEW SUITE
BEACHFRONT
GARDEN VIEW
FROM 20/12 TO 10/01
usd 185
usd 161.5
usd 150.5
FROM 11/01 TO 31/03
FROM 01/06 TO 30/06
FROM 01/09 TO 19/12
usd 167.5
usd 145
usd 134
FROM 01/07 TO 31/08
usd 172.5
usd 150.5
usd 140
FROM 01/04 TO 30/04
usd 150.5
usd 130
usd 123

Rates include: HB basis, beverages excluded

Rates do not include: tranfers between airport and lodge

B&B reduction: USD 35 per night per person

Rating:
Location: 9
Beach: 9
Staff: 8
Activities: 8
Architecture: 7
Food: 8
Cleanliness: 8
Value: 8