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Zanzibar Island, Tanzania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location with beautiful view of Indian ocean. Free WiFi with good speed. Clean swimming pool. Very friendly staffs especially mr lukman. Clean rooms with beautiful toilet. Lovely breakfast. I highly recommend this hotel.

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

Thank you for your time to write this review! We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay at Smiles Beach Hotel. Hopefully we will see you back one day! More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great stay at Smiles in early June 2016. The location of the hotel is brilliant, further away from the big hotels and close to the Dhow building centre and the fish market. The room was quite basic, but had everything you needed. The aircon was also very good and the wifi worked well over the entire premises.... More 

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

Hello, Thank you for your time to write a review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay in our hotel and recommend it to others! Hope to see you back one day! More 

switzerland
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277 reviews
64 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel is probably the cheapest on the beach, including cooked breakfast, sun loungers, small pool and a quiet stretch of sand, but the reason you should come here is for the lovely spacious rooms and friendly staff. It is next to the Hilton but without the entertainment, so if you are looking for somewhere calm and quiet this is... More 

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

Hello Serena, Thanks for taking time to leave a review of our hotel. We got your list that you left at the reception and we will definitely do something with it. Good to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Smiles. It was very lovely having you here! We are looking forward to host you again! More 

Choma, Zambia
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17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After initially booking only two nights at Smiles, we extended for another seven after walking up and down the Nungwi coastline comparing other lodging options. We especially liked how Smiles is located past the busier part of the beach, while still being a short and convenient walk to restaurants and activities. The breakfast includes a lovely variety of fruit and... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I want to suggest you this beautiful place"Smiles beach hotel". We had a very long trip from Russia to Zanzibar and there was absolutely amazing. We enjoyed a lot...food was perfect, the room was so quiet and nice, we had even our private beach! It was a dream! The treatment was perfect and the price is very convenient.. The staff... More 

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Thank Liliya K
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My siblings and I stayed at Smiles Beach Hotel in April 2016, while on a short vacation. The hotel had arranged for airport transfer and the cab driver was more than friendly. The hotel is located on the Northern part of the island of Zanzibar, about an hour's drive from the airport. The hotel is small and cosy. All the... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Smiles is located on a beautiful spot on the beach with beautiful grounds, the rooms are clean and cozy, the food was actually the best had in Nungwi, and the staff were super friendly and helpful. We would 100% book again.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

I like to walk with my shoes inside of room but the room was very very clean so i decided to walk with naked foot. I stayed in 2nd floor and the view was excellent and room was very silent. The workers (including Maasai ) were very friendly. I have only 2 missing items about hotel for me. 1st is;... More 

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

Hello, mr. Fm rider :) Thanks for taking time to leave a review of our hotel. Good to hear that our housekeeping did an excellent job (as always) so you loved walking bare foot through your room We don't have safe boxes in our rooms as we don't have any security problems here at Smiles. If our guests want they... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

Very very cosy . The bedrooms are very clean and have all the necessary . The location is very good, Quiet place but very close to the main spots. One of the extra points of this place is the security guard. Very professional, nice, polite, friendly, and correct. Thank you Baraka! The breakfast could be more complete and have more... More 

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Thank Isabel M
SmilesBeachHotel, Manager at Smiles Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Isabel, we're pleased that you had a good time here with us at Smiles. Thanks for taking time to leave a review and your kind words about our security Baraka. Since you left we have introduced our new breakfast menu with more variety. More 

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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

Our stay here was fantastic. From greeting at the reception to the beautiful grounds it is one of the best hotels in the area to stay given the price point. It shows on many websites as 2* but I think it is much better than that. The rooms are very clean including an updated bathroom. We had a double room... More 

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Thank B K
SmilesBeachHotel, Manager at Smiles Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Fantastic to read that you had such a great stay with us! Our kingsize bed in the double rooms are indeed huge and loved by couples and honeymooners. Thanks for staying with us and taking time to leave your review. More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Smiles Beach Hotel is located in the coastal fishing village of Nungwi, Zanzibar's north western coastline. Both Nungwi and the hotel boast the islands famous white sands and crystalline waters offering the picture postcard setting. Our family run hotel warmly welcomes all to come and enjoy Zanzibar's finest. With our resort on the beach, all of our 16 rooms face the ocean and our new swimming pool which stands as an oasis in the middle of our tropical gardens and the beach separating you with the azure waters. All of our rooms offer either a balcony or patio area allowing you to relax and watch the ocean and admire the simply awe-inspiring sunsets. Our staff welcome you with genuine smiles, and offer a high quality low profile service to allow you to relax and unwind. They will also helpfully assist in arranging any activities you may wish to take part in on or around the island. The opportunities for diving, snorkeling, parasailing and other water sports are vast and we endeavour to provide you direction to the greatest and safest options. Our Oceanside restaurant uses the best ingredients Zanzibar has to offer. We use the Indian Ocean and constant sunshine to our advantage sourcing you the finest fresh ingredients daily. Serving well put together food with a touch of Swahili authenticity. Under new management and receiving a little outlay, we are striving now for even higher standards, superior facilities and value for money. Our aim is always to offer you the very best experience of Zanzibar and we welcome you to our special little hotel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Smiles Beach Hotel

Address: North Coast of Zanzibar, Nungwi, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Nungwi
Price Range: $148 - $210 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Smiles Beach Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 16
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