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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ACCOMMODATION

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CLUB HOUSE

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BEACH ACTIVITY

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ZANZIBAR LIFE

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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.

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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’
  • dongweoceanview 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

    David S
    7/03/2019

    dongweoceanview 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

    thumb  dongweoceanview saskiar1981 saskiar1981
    5/27/2019

    dongweoceanview 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...

    thumb  dongweoceanview ravelleke AfrikayaTours
    5/27/2019

    dongweoceanview tripadvisor stars 5  We took an all inclusive package, the food was really great, it is clean and the staff were really friendly. I'd definitely stay there again and they tried their best to accommodate us even with the music.

    thumb  dongweoceanview tendomag tendomag
    5/14/2019

    dongweoceanview tripadvisor stars 4  As we went on a VERY affordable special I was nervous that the hotel would not live up to expectations... well it did! The location of the hotel is great, the staff extremely helpful and friendly. The food was of good quality and I must make a special mention of the soups and all the baked goods. We were highly impressed and would recommend this hotel to just about anyone..

    thumb  dongweoceanview alana d 628alanad
    5/09/2019

    dongweoceanview tripadvisor stars 5  From the moment we arrived to the time we left, we enjoyed every minute of our stay. the hotel is very nicely decorated, the staff is very nice and always helpfull.
    We especially recommand the relaxing massage.

    thumb  dongweoceanview avatar DayTrip04876603442
    4/29/2019
  • dongweoceanview tripadvisor stars 5  I found Dongwe Ocean View mostly by chance, but was so glad I that did. I came to eat at The Rock (also highly recommended), so I made a reservation at the affiliated hotel for one night. When I checked in, the friendly desk clerk...More

    thumb  dongweoceanview avatar065 Craig G
    3/13/2019

    dongweoceanview tripadvisor stars 5  I found Dongwe Ocean View mostly by chance, but was so glad I that did. I came to eat at The Rock (also highly recommended), so I made a reservation at the affiliated hotel for one night. When I checked in, the friendly desk clerk told me I'd end up staying longer. She was right.

    The secluded location right on the beach is unbeatable, it was safe and comfortable, and Samson and his team exceeded the highest standards of hospitality. I highly recommend staying here. More

    thumb  dongweoceanview no user photo v1 A TripAdvisor Member
    3/13/2019

    dongweoceanview tripadvisor stars 5  I found Dongwe Ocean View mostly by chance, but was so glad I that did. I came to eat at The Rock (also highly recommended), so I made a reservation at the affiliated hotel for one night. When I checked in, the friendly desk clerk told me I'd end up staying longer. She was right.

    The secluded location right on the beach is unbeatable, it was safe and comfortable, and Samson and his team exceeded the highest standards of hospitality. I highly recommend staying here.

    thumb  dongweoceanview avatar065 B5220LU
    3/13/2019

    dongweoceanview tripadvisor stars 5  We didn’t regret for out choice, We stayed Dongwe and we enjoyed all the time, The room was big and clean, garden super, beach without beach boys will be more best, problem is what they will do?? Thank you Manager Samson and all your team,...More

    thumb  dongweoceanview avatar054 wonderszanzibar
    3/05/2019

    dongweoceanview tripadvisor stars 5  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

    thumb  dongweoceanview avatar075 MaddyIbiza89
    2/07/2019

    dongweoceanview tripadvisor stars 4  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

    thumb  dongweoceanview avatar046 HenningOnTour
    1/30/2019
  • dongweoceanview tripadvisor stars 5  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

    thumb  dongweoceanview katago katago
    12/17/2018

    dongweoceanview tripadvisor stars 5  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 us to book snorkelling and a lunch at the rock. Only thing that could have been better is that it takes to long time from ordering drinks up to we got it. More

    thumb  dongweoceanview no user photo v1 A TripAdvisor Member
    12/17/2018

    dongweoceanview tripadvisor stars 5  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 🙂

    thumb  dongweoceanview ina g ina g
    11/22/2018

    dongweoceanview tripadvisor stars 5  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

    thumb  dongweoceanview avatar053 JH123456
    11/07/2018

    dongweoceanview tripadvisor stars 5  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

    thumb  dongweoceanview avatar Hanna M
    11/05/2018

    dongweoceanview tripadvisor stars 5  By far the best experience we had in Zanzibar! My wife and I went for 4 days to Zanzibar and unfortunately we reached Dongwe on our last day. When we go back, we will only go to Dongwe. Incredible Staff and Incredible Location!

    thumb  dongweoceanview avatar074 lcal2014
    10/30/2018
  • dongweoceanview tripadvisor stars 4  Nice rooms with view to the Indian ocean and local fishermen activities in the morning . The pool was nice and clean tres jolie. staff were so frendly. and pizza was delicious è stata una bella vacanza, siamo tutti felici. Bravo. a plus, Tchao,

    thumb  dongweoceanview jumbe c Jumbe C
    10/05/2018

    dongweoceanview tripadvisor stars 4  A relaxing weekend stranded on the beach (the guide up in Arusha called it "the crocodile holiday") between the safari in the National parks and the return home. Large and clean room, with an even larger bathroom, comfortable bed, good WiFi and better food, lovely...More

    thumb  dongweoceanview luigi080 Luigi080
    10/03/2018

    dongweoceanview tripadvisor stars 5  We went to Dongwe Ocean View after Kilimanjaro trip, looking for a peaceful place with no parties but with beautiful beaches around.this was the best place to have a rest in peace and quiet environment

    thumb  dongweoceanview avatar076 mbiedr974895
    9/19/2018

    dongweoceanview tripadvisor stars 5  We had a fantasic vacation. Location is great. You have seaview from all rooms. The beach is faboulus (ok, it is high and low tides but when it is low you can walk out to a reef and during the walk you can see a...More

    tomliljeros
    9/17/2018

    dongweoceanview tripadvisor stars 5  I wanted to find a place in Zanzibar that was quiet, nice, and had a lovely beachfront. This ticked all the boxes! Such a sweet staff and wonderful location. Having the pool right on the beach was amazing. You could swim in the pool while...More

    Whitney E
    9/17/2018

    dongweoceanview tripadvisor stars 5  With my friend we booked for only three nights and another nights on the North Nungwi, We had nice time at Dongwe, Nice staff with collaboration we were looking for then our last day we had nice romantic Dinner under the the tree on the...More

    Douglas G
    9/04/2018