Pongwe Beach Hotel


All of the rooms at Pongwe Beach Hotel have very similar interiors and only really differ in distance from the beach and perhaps slightly in size. All of the rooms can be doubles or triples, and three of the rooms are capable of taking 4 beds (at a squeeze).

The rooms are relatively simple, with stone floors and white-washed walls. However, they are perfectly comfortable and cool. Each has a large Zanzibari bed that is decorated with beautiful flowers every day and draped in mosquito netting. There is a locally-made open wardrobe (made from palm-rope and wooden poles!) to hang your clothes as well as a table and chairs for relaxing in the privacy of your room. Outside the front you will find a few loungers or a hammock on your veranda which stays nicely shaded throughout the heat of the day.

The rooms at Pongwe Beach Hotel have fans above the beds. Although there is no air-conditioning, they seem to still remain reasonably cool throughout the day.

The en-suite bathrooms all have a hot-and-cold shower, proper flush toilet and a sink. They're clean and functional, but not particularly stylish. The water here is always available hot, thanks to an immersion heater and though it is filtered, it can be slightly brackish.