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Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Again, this place came personally recommended to us by the owner of the first place we stayed in and loved! Santa Maria didn't disappoint! Located in the BEAUTIFUL and serene Pongwe Bay it's raw nature, warm vibes, reggae music and feel, chilled atmosphere... All made the stay absolutely perfect. The food is very average but i guess that's not the... More 

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10 reviews
Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

Lovely location, helpful staff. However, when the only atms on the island are an hours drive away, you should have a working visa machine.... used up all our cash to pay for the stay, but when it came to settling up the tab and diving bill, they expected us to come up with more cash when the visa machine wouldn't... More 

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Thank Arend S
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2015

I tend to be a budget traveler and was looking for affordable bangalows on the Eastern coast of Zanzibar island. I really enjoyed my stay at Santa Maria. The property sits straight on the beach in Pongwe, which is a small bay. Their property connects to other stretches of the beach belonging to other hotels, making it possible to walk... More 

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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2014

Very nice and quiet place! We choose the banda: clean and confortable. The beach in front is really beautiful. Just take time to watch at local people fishing, collecting seaweed and children playing, soooo relaxing ambiance there.

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Thank Anne C
Gothenburg, Sweden
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Reviewed 6 July 2014

If you are looking for a beautiful, friendly, quite place you should choose this amazing place who have the best staff and restaurant. Most of the time we were alone with no other tourists. A place to just hang out, swimming is tide dependant. The beach just north of Pongwe is more busy. We planned to stay for a couple... More 

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Thank maria w
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2014 via mobile

This is a great place, one of the last affordable spots directly on Pongwe Bay. The bungalows are lovely with fan and pure water that you can even drink! At night the beach babies (galago monkeys) come out and are fun to watch. There's nothing to do, just chill and enjoy the pure peace.

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Thank Abarwolff
Augsburg, Germany
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Reviewed 26 January 2014

we looked for quiet place at one of Zanzibar best beaches and we found it at de Santa Maria Coral Park!!! The bandas were clean, nice and if you get one close to the beach, you'll have a wonderfull view to the sea. The bandas, the restaurant, the bar,... everything is situated on white powder sand under Palmtrees and Mangroves,...... More 

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Thank BuSi2014
New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2013

Santa Maria has a bunch of bungalows set back in a copse of large palm trees in Pongwe. The bungalows are very clean and comfortable. The restaurant was excellent and the staff was helpful and friendly. You really feel like you are in nature here especially with the bushbabies running all over the place. The beach is beautiful but the... More 

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2 Thank Bryan M
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2013

This place was exactly what my boyfriend and I were looking for- a low key, relaxing beach experience, complete with turquoise blue water :) We tend to be "no frills" budget travelers, so the room worked perfectly for us. I loved hearing the bush babies wake up at sunset, and Juma was very helpful at getting us whatever we needed.... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 March 2013

Wauw what a place. It was amazing to visit the beautiful and relaxed Santa Maria. We feelt like we were in paradise while walking in the beautiful white powder sand, while having the plams and coconuttrees around us. The food was so delicious and the staff was so helpful. Thanks to Juma, staff and to Sheba. We will come back... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Offering beachfront accommodation in Pongwe, Santa Maria Coral Park has a restaurant and bar on site and offers special diet menus on request. Guests can rent bicycles to explore the surroundings. Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout. Each room has a private balcony, and mosquito nets over the beds. There is an outdoor seating area and a private entrance for each unit. The private bathroom is fitted, and the room offers sea views from the balcony. Santa Maria Coral Park has a beautiful tropical a garden. Services include a tour desk and free parking. Zanzibar International Airport is 45 km away and Jozani Chwaka National Park is a 30-minute drive from the property. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Santa Maria Coral Park

Address: Pongwe, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Pongwe
Price Range: £46 - £86 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 18
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Santa Maria Coral Park Hotel Pongwe
Santa Maria Coral Park Pongwe, Zanzibar Island
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“There is one two-story bungalow that sits right on the beach, while the rest of the bungalows are set back about 20 meters from the beach amid the coconut trees.”
 of 5 bubbles LeoS_13, 25 Jan 2015 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles 320mariaw, 6 Jul 2014 | Read review
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