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Smiles Beach Hotel

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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Paris, France
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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 50 reviews
27 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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 45 reviews
14 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
1 review
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 via mobile

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

Dear Jens and Svenja, It was our pleasure to have you here in Nungwi. Thank you both for your kind review and kind words.... From everyone here we wish you all the best with your continuing travels, debuts in 'Bollywood' movies and most of all we wish you a Happy New Year. Kind Regards, Martin Lusis Manager, Smiles Beach Hotel More 

London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
31 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

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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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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 

2 reviews
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 

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