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Review of Dongwe Ocean View

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Dongwe Ocean View
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Dongwe
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Beautiful place to stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2013

We stayed at the Dongwe Ocean View for 5 nights and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Our room overlooked the Pacific Ocean and was very comfortable. We loved the way the girls decorated our room each day with petals - so romantic. All the staff were extremely welcoming and no request was too much.

Patti and Alf

Room Tip: Our room had a balcony overlooking thye sea and beach. Great for star gazing at night.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Kichanga, General Manager at Dongwe Ocean View, responded to this review, 22 September 2013
Hi Patricia, asante sana for such a great review we are all very happy you enjoyed your holidays with us
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2013

We stayed at the Dongwe Ocean View for 5 nights and enjoyed every minute of our stay. The staff our extremely welcoming and the location very beautiful. The balcony of our room overlooked the ocean and each day our room was decorated with petals. If you go for your birthday you will be in for a pleasant surprise!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Alfredo G
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Kichanga, General Manager at Dongwe Ocean View, responded to this review, 22 September 2013
Hello Alfredo,

I am happy you liked your holiday with us and the birthday is something you will remember asnte sana
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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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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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5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Katherine B
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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
5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Bert H
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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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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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