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Belgrade, Serbia
Reviewed March 14, 2017

The northern Zanzibar coast in Nungwi is, let's say, an upscale area on the island. Therefore, hotels there are more expensive than in other parts of Zanzibar. Smiles beach is a great hotel, situated right on the beach with a nice pool and garden. It counts in the middle to higher range price at 160$ per night. It consists of...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed March 6, 2017

Got to Zanzibar in the middle of the night and they arranged the airport pick-up and late check in. It's a bit toward the end but still you can walk to the main strip where there are a bunch of good restaurants. Loved the fact the hotel is small, 16 rooms. they will build 8 more apparently but please don't...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed February 22, 2017 via mobile

I stayed at Smiles beach resort with my partner and 5 year old son for a week. We arrived very late as our flight was delayed but I'm very happy that our transportation to Smiles booked through them had waited for us. Our room was a lovely little ground floor room with 2 beds with great mosquito nets over them....

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Winnipeg
Reviewed January 29, 2017

Loved this place. Right from the start, we were welcomed to the resort. Pros of the hotel: -great staff. Very helpful when I was experiencing difficulties with my bank card and they let me use their phone to call -good breakfast with lots of choices -great location. Loved how it was walking distance from all the beach bars and restaurants...

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Berlin, Germany
Reviewed January 29, 2017 via mobile

Nice hotel almost at the end of Nungwi Beach. Very nice manager from Holland. She is keen to keep her guest satisfied. The rooms are good - nice beds and good big bathroom that are kept very clean. The service is excellent - like in the restaurant. The pool is clean and decent. Nice sun beds at the pool and...

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Rovaniemi, Finland
Reviewed January 25, 2017

The room was clean and had a good AC and a fridge wich we used alot, because they don't sell alcohol at the restaurant! There were a few power cuts over the week, wich lasted from 5 to 30 minutes (the AC, fridge and hot shower didin't work). The shower was one of the biggest cons in the room..water pressure...

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Reviewed January 13, 2017 via mobile

As you drive to the hotel, you'll think "OMG where are we" but when you arrive, you'll see what paradise is. Smiles beach is really value for money. I loved it so much. Spacious rooms and clean too. There's like a line of great restaurants to choose from by the beach. So you're also gonna love the beach walks. Be...

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Reviewed January 12, 2017

we stayed at the hotel for four nights. our major probleme was that we were a couple and we didnt know there were only 2 rooms with a double bed at the hotel and we got a room with two beds, large beds but still.. the location of the hotel is perfect, the desigh is beautifull and the pool is...

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Milan, Italy
Reviewed January 6, 2017

Smiles Beach Hotel was just exactly what we were looking for. A peaceful, relaxing hotel in front of the wonderful beach of Nungwi, with only 16 rooms. Our double room was perfect, cleaning is performed every day and there are mosquito nets, TV and A.C. in every room. Breakfast (that happens at the restaurant located at just a few meters...

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

Dear Laura, Thank you for your time to write this review! We are happy you enjoyed your stay with us. Hopefully we can welcome you back in the near future. The Smiles Team

Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

We spent a week at Smiles and overall had a very nice stay. Rooms are tastefully decorated, very clean and with well functioning AC - which is much needed. Staff members were friendly and helpful, although some had difficulties with English. Restaurant is ok with reasonable prices, breakfast buffe is ok as well. Our only complaint, which is not the...

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

Dear Tove, Thank you for your time to leave this review! We are happy you enjoyed your holiday at Smiles Beach Hotel. We hope we get the chance to welcome you back in the near future. The Smiles Team

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
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: $106 - $208 (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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“Rooms on the top offer a fantastic view.”
joseu1, Mar 6, 2017 | Read review
“make sure you order a room with one double bed if your a couple”
nitsanb2016, Jan 12, 2017 | Read review
“all rooms have a beautiful sea view”
Y4574ECamyb, Nov 28, 2016 | Read review
“From the upper room you have a great view”
Mike_Shirley_11, Sep 16, 2016 | Read review
“ask for a top floor room if possible to benefit from the view over the sea”
kmjdunn, Jul 10, 2016 | Read review
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