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“Friendly and relaxing”
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Dongwe Ocean View
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Dongwe
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Reading, United Kingdom
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“Friendly and relaxing”
Reviewed 9 September 2013

We stayed at Dongwe for the first 4 nights of our honeymoon this summer. All the staff were really friendly and made us feel very welcome. We were given a complementary bottle of wine for our honeymoon on the first night which was really lovely and our room was decorated with petals. The food was really good - would definitely recommend the lobster for lunch! Was a small resort so never felt overrun with tourists which we really liked.

About 1.5 hours from stone town so easily able to visit in a day.

Room Tip: We were in the honeymoon suite which was really nice with balcony overlooking the sea.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 August 2013

Lovely small hotel, large rooms, friendly staff.
Food was good without being extravagant. It is isolated so excursions can be long and expensive, and food choices can get a bit weary.
Beach is stunning, although swimming is not possible at low tide due to coral and sea urchins. Snorkelling is available close by.

Room Tip: All rooms are ocean facing. Family rooms do not have a lounge area.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Kichanga, General Manager at Dongwe Ocean View, responded to this review, 9 September 2013
Hi Simon, thank you very much for your review we are all very happy that you enjoyed your holiday with us. asante sana
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Carrboro, North Carolina
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Reviewed 26 August 2013

We returned recently from three days at Dongwe following three weeks of travel and it was the PERFECT way to end our trip. it was incredibly relaxing, the beach and the pool are gorgeous, and the staff are gracious and food delicious. The beach is really fun for (older) kids because you can walk out pretty far at low tide and explore the tide pool without having to snorkel. If we're lucky enough to ever return to Zanzibar we'd defintiely come here again.

Room Tip: We were on the first floor, which was nice as it opened up right to the pool, but I think I'd re...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Kichanga, General Manager at Dongwe Ocean View, responded to this review, 9 September 2013
Dear Katherine
thank you very much for your very nice review all the staff of Dongwe Ocean View will appreciate very much and we do hope you come back to Zanzibar and see you soon. Asante sana
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Berlicum
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 August 2013

A small hotel with a very friendly staff and a personal approach of the guests.
We stayed here for five days to relax after 12 days in the National Parcs doing lots of gamedrives. It was all we hoped for.
We hope to come back again someday.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Kichanga, General Manager at Dongwe Ocean View, responded to this review, 9 September 2013
Hello, I like the " personal vibe ". Asante sana for your nice review
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 July 2013

Recently stayed here for 3 nights and would recommend to anyone.

great location, staff and facilities. Not as bit as a lot of the other hotels so gives a much more personal vibe and is a bit quieter.

Beautiful location and pool. Breakfast was also really good.

Only downside is having to pay for wifi.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Moshi, Tanzania
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Reviewed 27 June 2013

We stayed at Dongwe in April this year and it was just fantastic. Between us we were 8 adults and 5 children. The hotel led by Samson and its great staff could not have been more accommodating. They ensured we had suitable rooms so that we could hear the children during their nap times. They provided food out of hours and off the menu to suite the childrens needs (as well as my husbands seafood desires!). The bar staff were very entertaining and hard working and the hotel set up was just perfect. The swimming pool, beach, bar and restaurant are all together meaning that the children of all different ages could enjoy what they wanted to do.

Thank you so much for our stay, we will be back and sorry for this incredibly late review, which I have been meaning to write since our stay.

Room Tip: We had a family room, which had two bedrooms and a bathroom. It was great having our own space and...
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Munich, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 June 2013

Had a journey through main land and came to Zanzibar to relax. Dongwe Ocean View provides you great landscape - and at our stay in off-season - quiet ambiance. However you get not bored, because you can enjoy clean beach / pool (with gread view) and different tour-offers (either at beach with people of villages or managed by hotel). Reception, Service, House Keeping are friendly and try to help your wherever possible. Although at that time they only served menu a la carte, we were lucky. Especially for breakfast they offered great choice at buffet. We stayed in middle appartment on top, enjoyed balcony and clean room. Electronic safe, air condition and nice bathroom completed the room. Hotel is not big, so management and staff knows you personally and cares. Of course you pay for all these service - but considering our stay, it was worth it.

Room Tip: All rooms offer good view to the ocean... of course on top (2nd level), it is best!
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Dongwe Ocean View
Address: Michamvi Pingwe | P.O.Box 4242, Dongwe, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Dongwe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Dongwe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Dongwe Ocean View 4*
Number of rooms: 18
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