The Perfect Getaway

Our hotel sits among the bent palms in beautiful Dongwe, on the southeastern coastline of exotic Zanzibar. Originally known as Tropical Ocean View Hotel under its previous owners, renamed, revamped and now known as Dongwe Ocean View, . We are situated  one of Zanzibar’s most incredible beaches: reef protected, wide, flat, white, fine sand. Warm lapping waters and ample shade.

This boutique resort features rooms, all with incredible beach and ocean views, within  Mediterranean-influenced architecture, offering a range of fully air-conditioned accommodation and sleeping arrangements: from double-rooms for couples, to family-style rooms, to ocean view honeymoon suites.

We know that the combination of our hotel, the wonderful beach, our location close to all that Zanzibar offers, and our team, will combine to give you a memorable tropical vacation at truly affordable rates.

Dongwe Ocean View not only offers a haven for relaxation on our pristine wooden pool deck overlooking the sand and sea, but a range of lively beach activities such as reef walking, kite surfing, and scuba diving for the more adventurous.

We provide vacation packages and special pricing based on seasonal offerings.

So, leave your shoes in your room, and stay a while. Kick up some sand. ‘Pole-pole.’

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Ideal for families or groups of people wanting to share a memorable vacation in a private mood. One side you have a garden and the other side a long white sand seaside shore for a walk.

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Beach, palms, the warm Indian Ocean; pool, cooler waters tough decision to take, at Dongwe ocean this may be the biggest decision you’ll need to make. Come and stay with us.

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The architect of the universe has made Dongwe ocean an ideal place where the breeze, the sound of the ocean act as soul therapy. The magical mood and the sense of relaxation…..


    About Dongwe tripadvisor stars 4  My wife and I (aged 70 & 65 living in South Africa) had a wonderful relaxing 7 day holiday at this small, quiet resort from 6 to 13 June 2019.
    The Manager, Samson and his staff were very friendly and made us very welcome.
    The inclusive meals were good,varied and plentiful with the 8 complimentary drinks per day (of local brands) being very adequate !
    Our ocean facing luxury double room was clean and comfortable.
    The variation in the tide was very significant but we didn't feel this was a problem as the rather plain looking resort pool was perfectly ok, and the beach is lovely and sandy allowing for long relaxing walks during the low tide period. There were excursions available which we didn't participate in, although I didn't hear very exciting report backs from fellow guests ! I hired a scooter for two days, but after being pressurised for a bribe by a Policeman and suffering a flat tyre I decided to return it after the first day and simply enjoy relaxing at the resort ! Due to the distances between places of possible interest (Stone Town, the northern beaches etc) I would advise not to hire a scooter but rather a car, or simply book the available tours ! Please note that Dongwe does not have any entertainment in the evening etc, but it is a very relaxing, comfortable and pleasant family resort ! More

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    About Dongwe tripadvisor stars 5  Dongwe Ocean View was wonderful. This side of the island is still very unaffected by mass market tourism and we had the most relaxing time away from the hustle and bustle of city living.
    The staff were warm and friendly, we had delicious, healthy food and the facilities were well kept and well run. You're literally right on the beach and have breathtaking views wherever you go
    It was incredible value for money and we look forward to returning

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    About Dongwe tripadvisor stars 5  Fantastic location on the beach, nice swimming pool, bar and restaurant to our liking. Spacious and clean rooms with sea views. But especially the staff has to be mentioned as super friendly and helpful. Thank you all for this very enjoyable stay,
    And yes, when you have time to visit The Rock restaurant (4km), it is something not to be missed...

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Our Contribution

The Kichanga Foundation

The Kichanga Foundation was founded in 2005 by the owners of our sister Kichanga Lodge to help develop our people and preserve the environment. Dongwe Ocean View and The Rock, Zanzibar are pleased to provide support.

With projects ranging from empowerment through sustainable actions, teaching local community members how to swim, to the collection, sorting and recycling of waste, the Kichanga Foundation is our way of saying thank you to our wonderful island.

Dongwe Ocean View is a sponsor of Kichanga Foundation. Read more here.

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