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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

Guest reviews

4.2 out of 5 Very good
186 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.2/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Air conditioning
Room service

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment


Explore the area

Popular LocationNungwi Beach6 min walk
Popular LocationKendwa Beach15 min drive
Popular LocationMnemba Island42 min drive

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  • Superior Twin Room, 2 Double Beds, Terrace, Sea View

    Room amenities

    • 183 sq ft
    • Sea view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Double Beds
    More detailsSuperior Twin Room, 2 Double Beds, Terrace, Sea View
  • Standard Single Room, Terrace, Sea View

    Room amenities

    • 183 sq ft
    • Sea view
    • Sleeps 1
    • 2 Double Beds
    More detailsStandard Single Room, Terrace, Sea View
  • Deluxe Triple Room, Multiple Beds, Terrace, Sea View

    Room amenities

    • 269 sq ft
    • Sea view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 3 Large Single Beds
    More detailsDeluxe Triple Room, Multiple Beds, Terrace, Sea View
  • Deluxe Double Room, 1 King Bed, Terrace, Sea View

    Room amenities

    • 183 sq ft
    • Sea view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsDeluxe Double Room, 1 King Bed, Terrace, Sea View

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.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Nungwi Beach - 6 min walk
  • Kendwa Beach - 15 min drive
  • Mnemba Island - 42 min drive
  • Muyuni Beach - 47 min drive
  • Pwani Mchangani Beach - 50 min drive


  • Murina Cafè - 3 min walk
  • Chef's Baking shop - 3 min walk
  • Gerrys Bar - 4 min walk
  • Kajibange - 4 min walk
  • Cholos - 5 min walk

About this property

Smiles Beach Hotel

4-star beach retreat just steps away from Nungwi Beach
Guests at this beach hotel will appreciate convenient on-site amenities such as a children's pool and barbecue grills. All 22 rooms provide conveniences such as fridges and coffee makers, plus complimentary wireless Internet access and LCD TVs with digital channels. Other amenities available to guests include furnished balconies or patios, room service and rainfall showerheads.
Smiles Beach Hotel offers 22 forms of air-conditioned accommodation 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.

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

  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Beach volleyball
  • Children's pool
  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Children's pool
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fridge


  • Front-desk safe
  • No lifts

Guest services

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

Languages spoken

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


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


  • Massage - on the beach


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


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

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Linens


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • 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
  • Desk
  • Safe



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


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

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
Kids stay free! Up to 4 children stay free when using existing bedding
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 2320 per person, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • 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

We should mention

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
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

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Smiles Beach Hotel and receive a full refund?
Yes, Smiles Beach Hotel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Smiles Beach Hotel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does Smiles Beach Hotel have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
Is Smiles Beach Hotel pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
What time is check-in at Smiles Beach Hotel?
Check-in is from 2:00 PM to anytime.
What time is check-out at Smiles Beach Hotel?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Does Smiles Beach Hotel provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of TZS 110000 per room applies.
Where is Smiles Beach Hotel located?
Nestled on the beach, this Nungwi hotel is just steps away from Nungwi Beach and Nungwi Natural Aquarium. Mnarani Natural Aquarium and Kendwa Beach are also within 2 mi (3 km).
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Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with group
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2020

2/5 Poor

Sad face IconDisliked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Hotel is more like a 2 star. Old and not well kept. Breakfast was horrible had to go next door to the Hilton to enjoy at least a fresh brewed coffee You would expect brewed fresh coffee even from a 2 star hotel. That did not exist and had to use instant coffee in a pack which I could have done that in my room. I rarely submit reviews but this hotel fooled me and I would have spent little more money and stayed elsewhere.
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020

4/5 Good

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Quiet place wit terrible beach
Place is OK. Nothing great at all, but clean. The beach is terrible and should not be highlighted in the description. I booked this because I thought I could go on the beach and in the water, but for hours the tide exposes the ocean floor and makes the water useless. When it comes in, you have no real beach and the water area is not great to swimming. The place also has no alcohol. The restaurant is very basic and nothing special at all. Nice place to do nothing and relax on a lounge chair, but that is it.
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

4/5 Good

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
There was no hot water, the "sea view" was there if you sat at the right angle looking out the windows. Was not a huge fan of house keeping spraying for mosquitoes... god only knows what they sprayed. But overall it is an up and coming beautiful location that is under new management. Worth a stay.
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020

4/5 Good

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
A relaxing place on the beach in Zanzibar
Decent hotel for the value. Staff was professional, friendly and accommodating. Beautiful location. Quiet and relaxed environment. Excellent Hot Shower with good pressure.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

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