Panoramic views, endless, White sand Beaches
Turquoise waters Superb Comfort and Service

The rugged south-eastern coastline of Zanzibar is recognised as amongst the most beautiful on this idyllic island. Here, on Zanzibar’s finest beach, is Dongwe Ocean View.

A perfect Zanzibari experience.

Panoramic views of the magnificent Indian Ocean right on the beach makes for one of Zanzibar’s best ocean view hotels. A fun, contemporary, boutique resort best known and praised for its value.

We offer the huge beach and warm crystal waters as your playground; the shade of the palms your retreat when it all gets too ‘hot’; private pool with raised deck and sun loungers, fresh cocktail at your side, for time-out.

Featuring very spacious accommodations, private and suitably arranged for couples, families and groups of friends.

We’re known for our locally inspired, internationally influenced restaurant and snack bar menus and are a mere 5 minutes from our world famous The Rock of Zanzibar restaurant.

Beach volleyball, reef walking, paddling, dhow trips, wind & kite surfing, snorkelling and scuba diving on your doorstep.

Well located for Stone Town, Jozani forest, Dolphin swimming, and Spice farm tours.

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Mid-way between Kichanga Lodge and Dongwe Ocean View, a mere 5 min, lies The Rock of Zanzibar. One of the world’s iconic restaurants, attracting travellers from around the globe. Depending on the tide, wade out, walk out, or let us pole you there in a boat. Known for its exceptional food and idyllic location. Know more, and book.

Here nature dictates the pace. Feel the breeze, the sand under your feet. Set amongst the swaying palms on a beach, your private bungalow awaits. Dream on..

Our Guests Love

‘The food’
‘Views from rooms’
‘2 Sun terraces’
‘Restaurant on the beach’
‘Big, safe beach’
‘Very friendly staff’
‘Big rooms’
‘Family rooms’
‘Activities on the site’
‘The Rock nearby’
‘Good wifi’
‘Good snorkeling’

      Where do I begin to write about the great love story I have had with Zanzibar,especially with one place in particular,Dongwe Ocean View Hotel. I have stayed 3 weeks on this beautiful Island and taken in all the cultural sites as well as the conservation...More

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      WHO needs a pool? Ocean View is located just next to the beach, but the many hours with low tide makes the pool really useful. Big clean rooms and very helpful professional staff are what makes this place really good. The young men trying to...More

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      We was four guest that visited Dongwe in November. We had a very nice stay at your hotel. It was nice and clean and quiet. We loved that we could have the coffee at the pool or even drink it from the pool. You helped...More

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      Very nice and quiet resort, it almost felt like we have our own private hotel! Good food, very nice personnel, clean, great views. Beautiful location, you can walk o nthe beach and feel safe. Very romantic. Not so much for party lovers 🙂

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      I honestly can't think of nearly anything I'd change about Dongwe Ocean View. The rooms are beautiful and clean without being overwrought. The grounds are also lovely, with stunning views out over the ocean. Even though the hotel is relatively small, it never felt crowded....More

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      We had absolutely great , relaxing holiday in Dongwe. The view from the hotel was amazing. The beach was so peaceful and beutiful. The staff was so friendly and the service was the best you can get. We had a trip to the nakupenda island...More

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