Smiles Beach Hotel

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Private beach, white sand, sun-loungers, beach umbrellas
Private beach, white sand, sun-loungers, beach umbrellas
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers

Overview of Smiles Beach Hotel

Smiles Beach Hotel

4.0 star property

4.1/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.2/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • On private beach
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
North Coast of Zanzibar, Nungwi, 1111

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationNungwi Natural Aquarium5 min walk
  • Popular LocationNungwi Beach6 min walk
  • Popular LocationMnarani Natural Aquarium19 min walk

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About this area


Smiles Beach Hotel is located on a private beach and in an area with good shopping. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Nungwi Beach and Kendwa Beach, while Nungwi Natural Aquarium and Mnarani Natural Aquarium are popular local attractions. Looking to get your feet wet? Kayaking, scuba diving and snorkelling adventures can be found near the property.

What's nearby

  • Nungwi Natural Aquarium - 5 min walk
  • Nungwi Beach - 6 min walk
  • Mnarani Natural Aquarium - 19 min walk
  • Kendwa Beach - 17 min drive
  • Mnemba Island - 50 min drive


  • Kivulini Restaurant - 3 min walk
  • Murina Cafè - 3 min walk
  • Union beach shop - 3 min walk
  • Chef's Baking shop - 4 min walk
  • Badolina secret garden - 5 min walk

About this property

Smiles Beach Hotel

Hotel with private beach and full-service spa
Catch some rays on Smiles Beach Hotel's private white sand beach, pamper yourself at the full-service spa or enjoy volleyball.
Smiles Beach Hotel offers 22 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors, and features a safe and complimentary bottles of water. Rooms open to furnished balconies or patios. Guests can make use of the in-room fridges and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include a shower with a rainfall showerhead, and complimentary toiletries.

This Nungwi hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. 32-inch LCD televisions come with digital channels. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and hairdryers can be requested.

An outdoor pool and a children's pool are on site. Other recreational amenities include a private beach.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa. Massages are available on the beach and in the spa. Other services include manicures and pedicures.

The spa is open daily.


Arabic, English, German, Italian, Latvian, Norwegian, Russian, Swahili, Swedish, Ukranian

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • 24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast available daily 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Beach volleyball
  • Children's pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Children's pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fridge
  • Snack bar/deli


  • Front-desk safe
  • Library
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Beach loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Private beachfront location
  • Terrace


  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - on the beach
  • Spa open daily


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)


  • Beach towels
  • Renovated entire property – May 2018
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Digital channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Free bottled water
  • Fridge

Outdoor space

  • Furnished balcony or patio


  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Safe

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - anytime
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
4 children can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: TZS 2321.34 per person, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle fee: TZS 110000 per room (one-way)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

Smiles Beach Hotel Zanzibar Island/Nungwi
Smiles Beach Hotel
Smiles Beach Hotel Nungwi
Smiles Beach Nungwi
Smiles Hotel
Smiles Beach Hotel Zanzibar/Nungwi
Smiles Beach Hotel Hotel
Smiles Beach Hotel Nungwi
Smiles Beach Hotel Hotel Nungwi

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Overall score and ratings


Very good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 79 out of 208 reviews
5 - Excellent 38%
Rating 4 - Good. 91 out of 208 reviews
4 - Good 44%
Rating 3 - Okay. 29 out of 208 reviews
3 - Okay 14%
Rating 2 - Poor. 6 out of 208 reviews
2 - Poor 3%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 3 out of 208 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This was a lucky pleasant finding! The staff is super friendly and attentive. The hotel location is great with private area in front of the beach, which is very convenient, compared to other properties we saw in the neighborhood. Wouldn't think twice to recommend this hotel.
Stayed 4 nights in Dec 2021

2/5 Poor

Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Staff & service
Unfortunately stole our time at Nungwi
The Hotel was overbooked, so we had to stay at another hotel for one night… Next day we meet up to check in to agreed time, but they were over an hour late, so we had to cancel the trip we were going to that day. If you order the stay with dinner included, you can’t choose from the regular menu. You can only choose between two dishes. Nice place and location, but the service dissapointed us.
Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2021

3/5 Okay

Liked: Cleanliness, room comfort
It is muslim hotel (= no alcohol to be served), which would be ok if someone told us before, it is not written also at web pages. The boss/manager of the hotel seems to be kinda strict and sharp to his employees, which we could often see. Otherwise nice clean hotel, friendly and polite employees. Food was normal. Not sure if cost vs.benefits is worthwhile.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2021

1/5 Terrible

Travelled with partner
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Worst experience ever
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2021

4/5 Good

Travelled with group
Liked: Room comfort
Okay for a Short Stay
The service lady checking us in was short and abrupt. She was not friendly and efficient in any engagement with her. The staff at lunch and breakfast were friendly, helpful, and genuinely cared about giving good service. However, the food was average (Hilton is just a few steps away - the majority of us staying at Smiles went there for dinner). The room was comfortable. The door did not close all the way and the safety box was broken. Overall, it was a comfortable stay for one night (not sure I would want to stay longer). And does not tell you this is a Muslim hotel that does not separate practice from the business so they do not offer any alcohol (just be aware as this would have changed a few peoples decision to stay).
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2021