Pongwe Beach Hotel
About Pongwe Beach Hotel, Pongwe
Overview of Pongwe Beach Hotel
Welcome to the page of Pongwe Beach Hotel. This is a place of interest in the city of Pongwe in Tanzania. Pongwe Beach Hotel is not generally crowded with tourists and visitors.
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Getting around Pongwe Beach Hotel, Pongwe
Best transit method is Taxi. The distance is 35.84 Kilometre, costing around USD 25. The duration of the trip is 38 minutes.Car
Suggested transit method is Car. The distance between the points being 35.84 Kilometre, the time taken for the journey is 38 minutes. The expense of the trip is USD 4.
The most preferred mode of transport is Taxi. The transit will take around 48 minutes, covering a distance of 48.41 Kilometre. The trip will cost you roughly USD 35.Car
Take a Car. The total distance will be 48.41 Kilometre costing USD 5 and the duration of the trip will be 48 minutes.
Share your experience - Rate Pongwe Beach Hotel, Pongwe
Seclude and great hotel and five star staff. The beach is just amazing (even if you cannot swim at low tide). Excellent restaurant even if a little pricy in the evening. The lunch menu and the breakfast are first class. All in all, the chef is great. The two cats of the hotel (special thank to Dean) are great.
I was on the fence about 3 or 4 stars, but this location is just unbeatable. When you think of a paradise type destination, this beach definitely fit the bill. Not only was it a gorgeous beach with tons of areas for lounging, the high tide and low tide enabled you to walk REALLY far out when it was low and that was a really cool experience. They also have a wonderful infinite pool which made the experience that much better (I don't really love the beach, but I'll lounge at a pool all day). The service was also always really friendly. So why was I thinking of a 3? A few reasons: 1) The food was just OK. We did a $35 per person buffet because well, it was the only option for dinner, and it was a Swahili BBQ. Maybe other tourists who aren't in the country don't know, but Swahili cuisine really isn't that good and certainly doesn't have many options. We basically had a bunch of rice and then meat/seafood skewers, and while the food was good, it was just really basic for the cost. That's a steep cost for a buffet, even in the US. The breakfast was also pretty bad. To be fair the lunch we had before we left was AWESOME. Pizza and the club sandwich and they were delicious. 2) The brackish water and the room itself was just OK. The bed was nice, but I didn't love the bathroom and the salt water was pretty annoying. 3) Snorkeling was OK and I don't regret doing it since it's $15 per person. It was a quick excursion at 1.5 hours, though that was mostly because I wanted to go back in. Captain Ali and his helper was really nice, but didn't speak much English. He also showed up 20 minutes late, and took 20 minutes to get the boat closer to shore. The snorkeling itself was alright, my flipper was broken, and the water wasn't that clear so you couldn't see too much. You also were kind of far from any "reef" so you had to dive down sometimes in order to see anything. It also was many small circular rock areas of reef, so we just followed up and would swim from one to the other, but they aren't that close. If you're looking for a quick snorkel just to say you've done it, go for it. If you're looking for awesome snorkeling, do a bigger excursion at a better reef. The last thing that really made this a higher rating for me is the 3 Man Acoustic band! They came in at dinner and went around singing, and they were just so entertaining. They were super into it and were fun to watch, and I ended up buying their CD. I would definitely stay here again, and wish we had more than a day and a half. Just lounging around at the pool, eating lunch, and taking in the view is enough to make it worth the trip!
The overall facilities are pretty and pleasant. The bushbabies are a true highlight. We enjoyed having a private pool. Unfortunately in February the heat in the room was oppressive. It was hotter inside than outside. Don't snorkel at the hotel. The equipment is old and lacks proper sizing for most feet. The food is excellent but, with the exception of a waiter named Moody, the wait staff is a true trial to deal with. We needed extreme patience at every meal and had to send food back a few times do to their mistakes. It was not limited to one individual. My friend described the service as extremely awkward. Despite this, they were nice and friendly.
Very attractive and beautiful place for holiday with charming staff
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