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Smiles Beach Hotel

2.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   North Coast of Zanzibar, Nungwi, Tanzania
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we only came here to eat dinner on a few nights, but boy am I glad we stumbled across this gem! the food, prepared by chef Ahmed Bravo was delicious! one of the few good meals we had whilst we were staying on Nungwi beach. It had a real home cooked feel and we were always made to feel really... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing place went with a group of volunteers the beach is beautiful the mnemba snorkelling trip is definitely worth doing. the rooms are spacious and beautiful and there are many bars and restaurants along the beach,

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to stay here because it was affordable for 2 young travellers but still had great reviews and we were very impressed with the hotel- great location, great room and beach area to sunbake on the beach lounges and good service. Would definitely recommend!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Smiles is a small very comfortable beachfront hotel. They could have built a lot more rooms and reduced the quality of the experience, but choosing to keep to 16 rooms makes the hotel feel more exclusive than the (modest) cost implies. Being just outside the Nungwe beach strip adds to the exclusive feel. Its a very short walk on a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I only stayed for 4 nights but had a fantastic time here. The hotel is in a great location and you can wander from your room straight onto a sun lounger or the beach. It is only a short walk down the beach to all the bars and restaurants but still nice and quiet. The hotel staff were great and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We stayed at Smiles Beach Bungalows in late June, 2014. A great location, about 20 metres from the beach. The room was fine, with comfy beds, and adequate hot showers, and the area is quiet (well, it was in June, which apparently was just before peak season). Breakfast was held in an area right on the beach and features the... More

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

We love that you enjoyed your stay at our hotel. We agree we have an amazing location and we strive to offer a great service and great value for money. We are a small hotel in larger grounds so the hotel rarely feels over crowded. We appreciate all of our feedback. We hope that if you are in Nungwi once... More

Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We were a group of three friends that had the pleasure of staying at Smiles Beach Hotel in June. We shared a three person room that was always nice and clean. Every night one of the cleaing ladies would come and spray our Mosquito nets. The staff in general were very friendly and helpful. The location of the hotel was... More

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

Thank you very much for choosing Smiles Beach Hotel and we love that you are happy with your choice. We are very proud of our staff here and it's great to hear they played such a positive part in your stay. Our housekeeping team do a fantastic job and will be happy no doubt to hear your praise as all... More

Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The only bad part about my stay at Smiles was having to leave! Everything was great - the beach paradise atmosphere, oceanfront location, clean and spacious room and delicious restaurant. The staff in particular made my stay memorable: Martin the manager has lived in Zanzibar for a couple years and can help you sort out anything you need, and the... More

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

Thank you for your positive review, we love hearing how much our guests enjoy their stay with us. We are indeed totally tropical... Sunshine, white sands, blue seas and coconuts.... and some pretty special sunsets. We all (especially Baraka, he misses his painting partner) hope that you are able to one day come and visit us again. Don't forget the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Situated in a very good location, the hotels has friendly staff which made our stay the most memorable. Rooms are big enough to be comfortable and the only thing the must improve is the restaurant, which does not have many choices on its menu

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

We love hearing your positive feedback, thank you very much. Memorable stays are what we aim for every time and we're glad you got to spend your birthday on the bright white sands. We strive to be the best and are glad that you agree. We all hope to be able to welcome you and your friends back one day.... More

Queretaro, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Staff is very kind and extremely helpful. We were really pleased with the service provided. The facilities are well cared and clean. Location is close to other Bar and Hotels. Food (lunch) at the restaurant is superb! No swimming pool, though we did not miss it that much. No bar service at the hotel. =( Breakfast takes forever to be... More

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Hey, Thank you for taking the time to add your review and leaving positive feedback. We love that you enjoyed our facilities and our restaurant and that even the rains didn't dampen your spirits. We are very happy with the team of friendly staff we have here. We print all of our reviews and pass them to our staff and... More

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Address: North Coast of Zanzibar, Nungwi, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Nungwi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Smiles Beach Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 16
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