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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 13 January 2013

This was exactly what I was looking for after a NYE at Kendwa beach. I stopped at Matemwe Beach, which was definitely stunning and alluring, yet I preferred the feeling of solitude at the SMCP in Pongwe. My single banda ($30USD) was spacious, with two towels and plenty of storage space. The fan was adequate, and there was a mosquito...

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London
Reviewed 7 September 2012

Loved this hotel - great location right on the beach. Friendly staff and wildlife (the bush babies!) - nothing was too much effort for the owner (including buying in about 5 bags of nuts when we asked for some at the bar!) We stayed there for our honeymoon and the staff put a solo table out on the beach for...

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Tas, Aus
Reviewed 28 November 2011

We stayed in a banda which was basic but nice with a fan and a little shelf area for bags. The beach was quite dirty and as with alot of places the tide goes along way out and whenin its very shallow water so not great for swimming. The breakfast was good but the other food was not great. Some...

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3Thank DitaMcP
Reviewed 17 October 2011

We stayed here for 6 nights at the beginning of October. The beach was beautiful but the tide was often out. This meant that you wold have to wait for high tide before you could go swimming or head around to the next bay along where you can swim during low tide. On the plus side when the tide was...

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Umea, Sweden
Reviewed 16 July 2011

Stayed here for 3 nights, 60 dollars per night and we can just say that it's a great place. We stayed in a bungalow, 150 m from the ocean. There was 1 room and a toilet, sparsely furnished with a zanzibar bed and small table. There was hot water (not all time) and they had a generator that ran during...

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Thank stomson
Bergen, Norway
Reviewed 18 June 2011

If you like to be far away from the crowds, have an (almost) private beach, sunrise and a beautiful scenery you really have to stay at Santa Maria Coral Park in Pongwe. Diving and snorkeling are possible in the neighbourhood. Breakfast is included in the price and is really nice. Furthermore you can order nice drinks in the beach bar...

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Thank Noormannen
UK
Reviewed 20 February 2011

We stayed here for 3 nights at the end of our Zanzibar trip and so pleased we found it! We had the 2 storey bamboo hut right on the beach and woke to the sounds of the sea every morning. Luxury this isn't but if you're looking for rustic, cute huts, a stunning wild beach and peace in a hammock...

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österreich
Reviewed 12 January 2011

we stayed for 2 nights in october (low season) and were the only guests the 2nd night. the hut was basic, nicely furnished, okayish clean. the huge problem was sleeping at night: the first night we had millions of mosquitoes in the hut and under the mosquito net (which had holes), there were some animals running around and under the...

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Oxford
Reviewed 11 January 2011

A totally relaxed beach experience, with thatched (recommended) or brick huts, and owners who seem dedicated to resisting the onslaught of the totally organised tourists who proliferate along the eastern coast of Zanzibar. Just chill out in a hammock, and watch a member of staff climb for coconuts. A place for travellers not tourists.

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Barcelona, Spain
Reviewed 31 October 2010

Basically we thought this was a great little place up until the time of our departure. In fact as we were leaving it didn't really effect us but for anyone remaining it would have been a great annoyance. A group of locals turned up with a massive sound system and started playing African rap music at full volume. They even...

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Amenities

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  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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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: ₹ 3,937 - ₹ 7,331 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 18
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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.”
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