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Smiles Beach Hotel

2.5 of 5 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'll make it short and clear: whenever we'll be back on Zanzibar, Smiles Beach Hotel will be our place to stay! Thanks to the manager Martin and all his staff, we spent a perfect time in Nungwi! Even if the place lacks a swimming pool or doesn't sell alcohol in it's restaurant/bar, the staff and the place itself make up... More 

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29 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent 3 nights here. We hadn't booked prior and as it was low season we got a bargain rate of 80 usd. Great facilities with aircon, comfy beds, beach towels and wi fi. Breakfast was excellent and the snacks too. They don't serve alcohol. Staff polite and friendly. Has security too. The grounds are well maintained and the rooms very... More 

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

Dear Maria, Thank you for your kind review and we happy to hear you ditched the shoes. We love hearing that our guests enjoyed their stay with us. If you ever make it back to to Zanzibar and Nungwi we would love to see you again. Kind Regards, Martins Lusis Manager, Smiles Beach Hotel More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Arrived here to very friendly staff, amazing views, loads to do and very friendly with the kids, well it's only my first night here so I'm sure il be posting more reviews in the coming days but so far so good!! Looking to so a few activities and see sights!

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

Dear Sofia, Thank you for your super review. We love hearing that you enjoyed your stay so much, both here in your review and your comments and pictures on Facebook. Baraka has seen your pictures and kind words and of course sends his regards. I'm sure you can picture his huge smile. We hope you make it back soon and... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I stayed at Smiles Beach Hotel for 2 weeks for a training in Nungwi village. I had an awesome time there. It was just a home away from home! The rooms are clean and very well maintained. The ocean view is breath taking. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful. The manager Martin is very nice, and always made sure... More 

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

Dear Hamid, Thank you for the glowing review, we're all very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. Recommendations and return visits are the highest compliments to us. We look forward to looking after you and your family in the near future. Good luck to you and all of the other delegates from the Future Life Savers and Young Leaders... More 

Blackburn, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The hotel is set as a cluster of small lodges, offering a great sense of privacy that cannot always be provided by larger hotels. Although small and private, we felt in our stay, that we were well attended to when necessary. The location is stunning with beautiful views and offering splendid walks across the beach. The rooms were clean and... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write such a generous review of our hotel. We are very proud of our location, and we have no intentions to expand as we wish to preserve the sense of space and privacy you mention. All of our reviews are shared with our staff and i'm sure they will be happy to hear... More 

Canberra, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I wish I could provide a rating for my stay at Smiles Beach Hotel, but I unfortunately became quite ill on my holiday and had to return home before I had the chance to stay at Nungwi. However, the staff at Smiles Beach Hotel were so understanding, and, despite having paid in advance for my entire stay (of 8 days)... More 

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

From everyone here, we all agree its a shame you didn't make it to Nungwi, we know you would have loved it here. I remember your call well and under the circumstances it was the least we could have done. We really appreciate your comments, and would love to one day host you. We trust that you feeling much better... More 

Ladysmith, South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

What a great feeling to step out from your bedroom on to the beach sand. Being a small hotel the manager Martin personally makes sure that all his guests are comfortable. The rooms are large and simple with an exceptionally big bed. The rooms on top have a sea view. The food at the restaurant took time to be prepared... More 

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

It sure is an amazing feeling to step out onto the sands, it never gets old. We love that you enjoyed your stay and that are happy with you choice of hotel. We put a lot of effort into all areas of the hotel and of course do our up most to ensure our guest are more than satisfied. We... More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

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

We are very proud of our restaurant. Zanzibar and the Indian Ocean provide us with some truly amazing and fresh produce. Every meal is created fresh and we try not to over complicate things and keep our flavours. Bravo was actually a trainee here at the hotel, it is a part of an ongoing partnership we have with a local... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave your very kind words about our hotel. We love hearing feedback and even more so when we know our guests had an awesome time here in Nungwi. Hopefully we will be able to welcome you and your friends back to Nungwi and back to Smiles Beach Hotel one day. Regards from everyone... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

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

Dear Tasha, Thank you for your review and very kind words. We really value recommendations, and love hearing that you enjoyed your stay. We strive to offer not only a great hotel and create memories but we do it whilst hopefully offering great value for money and we are really happy to hear that you agree with us. Regards from... 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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