On the beach, Panoramic VIEWS
FUN with Zanzibari Comfort & Service
The south-eastern coastline of Zanzibar is recognised as amongst the most beautiful on this idyllic island. Here, on Zanzibar’s finest beach, is the all view, all en-suite Dongwe Ocean View Hotel.
Fabulous Experiences : Great Memories
Panoramic views over the Indian Ocean and being right on the beach makes for one of Zanzibar’s favourite destinations. A fun, contemporary, boutique resort best known and praised for its location and value.
Endless, white sand beach and warm, swimmable waters are your playground; shade of the palms your retreat; big private pool on raised deck and sun loungers, fresh cocktail at your side, for time-out.
Very spacious and private; suitably arranged for couples, families and groups of friends.
Locally inspired international menus and island cocktails, served well chilled.
Need activity? Beach volleyball, reef walking, paddling, dhow sailing cruises, wind & kite surfing, snorkelling and scuba diving on your doorstep.
“Shape them with your experiences. We’ll finish and polish them with our service”
Dongwe Ocean View is waiting.
Your Dongwe experience
To some, an indulgence; to others, a necessity. Massage and spa therapies have positive effects not only the body physically, but also on our mental and emotional state. There is an art in receiving, of enabling the body and mind to enter that space of taking on energy and well being. You’re here on magical Zanzibar to relax, to rejuvenate, to be pampered. More Details..
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.
Our Guests Love
Welcomed by fresh squeezed juice was our first impression about the hotel,
We spent few days and it was our right choice which we didn't thought before,
Snorkeling, sunset and... read more the Rock Restaurant we will remember always.
Thank you Samson and your team especially Young Man.... We will miss bao game with him.
I arrived with my boyfriend after 7 days safari in Kenya Massai Mara and Serengeti Tanzania where we were all tired thing of relaxing only.
The place is exactly... read more what we were looking for, Rooms was always clean we even ask not to clean every day buy the have to, Restaurant on the beach, Beach itself is very good and service is good,
When you are at this place don't hesitate to request special swahili food, they will cook for you
The swimming pool is ok with promise of renovation on May when is low season.
Thank you Samson, Young Man, Magreth and others for accommodating us we will definitely come again.
this was the worst hotel I and my wife have ever stayed in. We booked ten days all inclusive over the new year period, as soon as we walked in... read more it started we had booked an early check in that did not happen, we booked a deluxe room with sea view, all the rooms had sea view and were the same, the only difference was the floor you were on.advertised as extra large rooms with basket furniture chairs sofa table and bed side table this did not exist and you could not swing a cat. the beach side pool was crap the mosaic tiles were falling off all over the place and it was out of action for two days because it was green and dirty.the bottom of the pool was coming away in patches.The place was run down and not cared for at all. eight lights in the so called restaurant were broken and were not fixed until I told the manager (Samson) to fix them. We had the same Menu for ten days and the food was always cold if they had it, the times the we ate there they ran out or did not have red wine white wine orange juice tea ginno tonics or Ice cream, prawns , bread for toast. in the end we would go to the next door Hotel Called the sands for food and drink and to be waited on by staff... this was the worst hotel I and my wife have ever stayed in. We booked ten days all inclusive over the new year period, as soon as we walked in it started we had booked an early check in that did not happen, we booked a deluxe room with sea view, all the rooms had sea view and were the same, the only difference was the floor you were on.advertised as extra large rooms with basket furniture chairs sofa table and bed side table this did not exist and you could not swing a cat. the beach side pool was crap the mosaic tiles were falling off all over the place and it was out of action for two days because it was green and dirty.the bottom of the pool was coming away in patches.The place was run down and not cared for at all. eight lights in the so called restaurant were broken and were not fixed until I told the manager (Samson) to fix them. We had the same Menu for ten days and the food was always cold if they had it, the times the we ate there they ran out or did not have red wine white wine orange juice tea ginno tonics or Ice cream, prawns , bread for toast. in the end we would go to the next door Hotel Called the sands for food and drink and to be waited on by staff that cared, even though we were all inclusive.I believe that the owner or one of the owners( Nigel Firman ) visited the week before and gave a great interview on how he was dedicated to top quality service and a five star hotel. well Dongwe beach view hotel falls far short of this, I have seen better back packers I don't believe he dose Zanzibar any favors More
Very helpful and kindly staff.
Very good location at the beach
Clean och good rooms
A little bit more variation of the food in the restaurant, specially breakfirst.
... read more /> You’ve got a cozy and very warm feeling when you’re staying here.
Recommend this resort!
A hotel with excellent service and very friendly and service minded staff. Perfect location basically on the beautiful beach. Nice restaurant for all meals of the day. Free tea and... read more coffee every afternoon.
Excellent small and familiar hotel located by the wonderful beach. The pool is a good alternative to the ocean at low tide. Nice sunbeds and cool hammocks. The restaurant... read more served good meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner). Nice bar next to the pool. The staff is very helpful, attentive and nice, always with a smile. Next to the hotel there are lots activities offered. The restaurant The Rock is a 5 km walk on the beach (at low tide) away from the hotel.
I look forward to my next visit at Dongwe Ocean View!
I can't say enough nice things about this hotel. The location right on the beach is perfect. Walk 6 steps from to pool onto the beach. Staff bring... read more you the lunch or cocktail menu while you are relaxing under a tree and will bring your drinks to you as well. Each staff member is friendly, helpful and efficient. Highly recommend a massage in the in-house spa. Food is great and breakfast bountiful. Rooms are comfy and all come with mosquito nets, aircon and free bottles of water daily. A staff member will spray the room with pleasant smelling anti-bug spray every evening while you are having supper.
We were very happy to stay at the hotel, the staff was very friendly and welcoming both at the reception and in the restaurant. The rooms were kept clean and... read more neat and the hotel was of a good standard.
When we were traveling my wife got sick and the help we got from the hotel we greatly appreciated, they made sure we got off well and contacted a doctor for us, so overall it was a very good experience to stay at the hotel.
Felt great and warmly welcomed by the staff and the manager. The location was far from the port but very cool and calm something which was very good from a... read more busy city life. The food was not very good but the amenities were very good. The room was very big and spacious and perfect for the honeymoon for me and my wife.
Spent a great month at the hotel. I came to kite but was wrong season. Canoeing and SUP were available next door. The manager Samson and his staff... read more were very friendly and helpful. Yhe room was clean plus had air con. Nice restaurant overlooking beach.
Situated on a beutiful beach, very hospitable, exellent stay!
Bar and pool by the view.
Check-in and Check-out very flexible.
Suitable also for families.
Good local restaurant right outside the... read more hotel.
A small, well kept hotel, beautifully located directly on the beach. We enjoyed the peaceful atmosphere and had five relaxing days at Dongwe Ocean View. Very helpful and nice staff,... read more we felt at home at once. We had a family room for four persons, which was lovely, actually a two-bedroom apartment with a big bathroom and sea view. Good aircondition, mosquito nets, and well cleaned. It is not a five star hotell, and the food is average, but we can warmly recommend it and would love to come back.
My husband and I stayed at the Dongwe Ocean View for 3 nights in late August. The hotel was exactly what we wanted-- right on the beach (including good snorkeling... read more right off the beach), comfortable room including air conditioning, good food, and incredibly helpful staff. We did not get our luggage when we arrived in Zanzibar and had a very hard time trying to communicate with Ethiopian Airlines (which I will never fly again!) about it, but Samson, the manager, and the rest of the staff at the Dongwe Ocean View were incredibly helpful in this regard, speaking to the airlines staff for us and helping us to make other arrangements as the days ticked by and Ethiopian Airlines still did not deliver our luggage. We were also able to arrange activities directly through the front desk. I would 100% return to Zanzibar and Dongwe Ocean View in the future. More
We stayed 3 days after Safari Trip in September and we were almost alone... 8 people in the hotel, that is luxury. Nice balconies with ocean view, quite large pool.... read more But renovation is waiting a bit. Friendly staff, but no real support with travel arrangement. Food was somehow every day the them... Menue, no buffet. Overall nice and quite local flair, but not recommended for longer stay. Best, local Fishers restaurant around the corner, you have to visit. More
We spent one week at this resort in the beginning of August and truly loved it: you are right on the most beautiful beach ever, it has a very relaxed... read more atmosphere and staff are super helpful and friendly. There is even a tailor on site who will happily sow a dress, or a T-shirt, or a bag for you within a day. Unfortunately our daughter fell ill whilst we were there and the manager Samson arranged for a doctor in the midst of the night to come over which was not that easy to arrange. The hotel is not like one of the big resorts with all kinds of entertainment but that is exactly what we were after: quiet , ideal location and just relaxing all day on the beach/pool and having a massage in the spa on site.If you want, there are many excursions to be booked at the reception but I cannot comment on that as we didn’t do any of them. Overall great holiday and Samson, thank you once again for your assistance with our daughter . For sure we will make it back one day!! More
From our first day stepping Zanzibar we didnt know any one than the taxi driver who drove us to this hotel,
He was good with few english but... read more we managed to understand and very kind.
The hotel is good and is true SEA VIEW, From your room the sea is visible just few steps.
The Manager Samson is good and professinal speaking to all clients every time.
Breakfast from local Pastries and food is good.
Restaurant staff Young Man, Moo and Peter i will miss the but more my Son
SPA: Is another good experience,
We will defenitely come back to this Resort
We had a really great time at the Dongwe Ocean View.
The location is perfect! The beach is only a few steps away from the pool... It is always a... read more pleasure to wake up with the sound of the waves and to enjoy a perfect view of the ocean.
The hotel is clean, very friendly with its 18 rooms! The food is tasty and the staff is extremely kind.
We highly recommend this hotel!
Thank you 🙂
Along a beach with massive holiday hotels, the Dongwe Ocean View is a lovely hotel with very friendly staff and a more personal experience. It has a great location close... read more to the beach with a swimming pool and bar/restaurant area. We stayed when the hotel was not full and had a great time. The staff were very attentive and we even watched football together one evening. The sewing man in the central area also did some work for us. The rooms are clean and any problems we had were dealt with swiftly. Food was good and it worked pre-booking lunch for a set time. Cocktails before dinner were much enjoyed. More
A prosaic place that is functional for the purposes of the plain, frills-free, undisturbed beach holiday. The rooms are plain but functional, the pool site is pleasant and... read more fun, and the beach naturally exquisite.
My daughter and I arrived at the hotel after some days on safari. We were really happy about the fantastic location on the beach, I literally moved in to the... read more beachfront restaurant, where we enjoyed both morning coffee, lovely lunches and dinner, while watching the sea. The beach is also perfect for running or lang walks during the low tide.
The rooms were spacious and nice, and most have a lovely sea view. After a minor problem with our aircon, we were upgraded to the honeymoon suite, with was fantastic! In addition to the sea right outside, there is a nice swimming pool.
A special thanks to the management and staff, who were incredibly friendly and helpful, and made us feel very much at home. They were also super helpful in booking daytrips and giving advice on activities. All in all, this made our stay really memorable!
Asante sana! More
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... read more 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
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... read more 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
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... read more 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...
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... read more to accommodate us even with the music.