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Smiles Beach Hotel

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North Coast of Zanzibar, Nungwi, Tanzania
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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25 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Smiles is on a lovely quiet stretch of beach, but easy walking distance to the busier part of Nungwi when it's time to eat. My room was beautifully kept by the friendly cleaning staff, and the reception staff and manager (who greeted everyone individually at breakfast time to see if they needed anything were really helpful and pleasant. All the... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed here twice and can say that I now wonder why I paid to stay at some of the more expensive hotels. The food here is delicious. I'd recommend the handmade gourmet burgers and the chapatti wraps. Can't wait for my next visit now that the pool is ready. The memories of this place will always make me... More 

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Zagreb, Croatia
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel and the area around is amazing, very nice view and the atmosphere. Restaurant has great food although you need to wait long time to get what you have ordered but that's the case everywhere in zanzibar, just chill out and enjoy. The whole staff is very friendly and nice, especially Abdul from the restaurant who is always smiling and... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Very nice quit beach hotel. with an amazing ocean view . WiFi speed very fast , Food very tasty , Room condition and cleanliness are very good a little far away from airport around 45 minutes it is a nice beach hotel to relax and renew your energy

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Paris, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We spent a really wonderful week in this lovely hotel. Almost everything was perfect. Our room was calm, spacious and very clean, the beach was just outside the door. The garden and the beach was beautiful and cleaned every day. The stuff was really kind and helpful, Martin, the manager was there to give us advice and help us in... More 

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SmilesBeachHotel, Manager at Smiles Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Marianna, Thank you for your glowing review of our hotel. All of our reviews are shared with our staff and they will be very happy to hear your words. We really appreciate it. We will tweak our restaurant music for your next visit, don't worry. And Baraka and the students have your pictures. It created big smiles, thank you.... More 

Doha, Qatar
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50 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I should say that we didn't sleep here but ate everyday at the restaurant two meals a day. We were staying next door but our friends were at Smiles and we felt more comfortable with the Smiles atmosphere. The kitchen staff were sweet and helpful - not to mention amazing food for an affordable price. Also, the Masai security guards... More 

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SmilesBeachHotel, Manager at Smiles Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Meredith, It was a pleasure to have you and the Sapp Family spend your time with us. I know the staff, and especially the Massai enjoyed themselves too. The opportunity to work with and integrate with the local community is something we take very seriously. We are in a fortunate position where we can help spread the benefits of... More 

Derby, England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This hotel is really nice, the rooms are clean, have air con and a fridge in your room. We stayed for 2 nights on a friends recommendation and were not disappointed, it's right on the beach and the included breakfast was really good I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this hotel to anyone.

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SmilesBeachHotel, Manager at Smiles Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Elizabeth, Thank you very much for your kind words and taking the time to leave your review. We love our location at Smiles Beach Hotel, it's very special and we are really happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Recommendations and word of mouth are incredibly important, so again we really appreciate your review and you recommending us.... More 

Jerusalem, Israel
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38 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Wonderful small hotel at the best possible location in Nungwi, relatively peaceful, very near the fishermen's village. Only 16 spacious and well kept rooms, all right on the beach. Very clean (they clean the room every day), very friendly manager and staff. Dinner at the restaurant was exceptionally good (even compared to fancy restaurants in the area) and fairly priced.... More 

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SmilesBeachHotel, Manager at Smiles Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Simone, We are incredibly happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us so much. Thank you for taking the time to leave your review, we really do appreciate all feedback. We sincerely hope that you will get the opportunity to come and stay with us again for more great food and more desserts. Kind Regards, Martin Lusis Manager,... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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45 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I stayed here for a relaxing few days mid December. The absolute beach front hotel was amazing! Even if you are travelling on an unlimited budget I would still choose to stay here over some of the other more expensive hotels in Nungwi. All of the hotel staff were really friendly and helpful (especially when I had sea urchin stuck... More 

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SmilesBeachHotel, Manager at Smiles Beach Hotel, responded to this review

We love hearing how much you enjoyed your stay, and we hope the rest of your adventures and travels around the world are going equally as well. We know you're about to cover some serious miles. You're not the first to be troubled by an urchin, don't worry. Although we have a lot fewer urchins than other parts of Nungwi... More 

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Spent 3 nights here with a friend. The manager made it very convenient for us during the booking as we didn't have to pay a deposit, and instead paid on arrival. The room and the bathroom was perfectly clean. The a/c worked perfectly, and the flatscreen tv had satellite channels which broadcasted all the football that i needed to watch.... More 

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SmilesBeachHotel, Manager at Smiles Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Lufti, Thank you for your review. We really appreciate it and we love hearing you enjoyed your stay. We hope you will get to visit us outside of the 'kas kazi' season Dec/Jan when the water swells are a little less and the water less sandy and clear. We also hope the football results went your way. All the... More 

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