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Smiles Beach Hotel

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Nungwi 4222 Tanzania
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 22-01-07 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 22-01-07 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#5 of 78 B&Bs / Inns in Nungwi
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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 22 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. 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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycle rental
Babysitting
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Coffee shop
Poolside bar
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Bicycles available
Diving
Horseback riding
Snorkelling
Canoeing offsite
Darts
Fishing
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Children's playground
Kids pool
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Spa
Couples massage
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Salon
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Mosquito net
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private beach
Desk
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Ocean View
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, Arabic, Swahili
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Tanja v wrote a review Dec. 2021
Wilderness, South Africa14 contributions2 helpful votes
Great small resort away from the busy Nungwi area. You can walk everywhere. Beautiful pool and comfortable loungers on the beach. AC is powerful, rooms average size, beds large. Satellite TV works great! Wifi average, but OK. Dry hotel - no alcohol served at this hotel. Staff doesn't replenish breakfast bar. One morning they ran out of bread and eggs! Sometimes there are no juice. They need to work on service. 10 tables, 1 x salt container! I will book here again due to the location and convenience to Nungwi centre.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Room Tip: All rooms have balconies with a sea and pool view.
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Ralf_H_Germany wrote a review Oct. 2021
Kempen, Germany75 contributions26 helpful votes
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Small nice hotel directly at the sea. The room was big, the bathroom with tub (ok, that was a bit irritating) and shower also big enough. Comfortable desk chairs in front of the door , like a patio , overlooking the sea were very nice. Having water cooker, coffee and a fridge was quite decent. The staff is super friendly and helpful. Rooms get a good clean in the morning and another good soul comes in the evening to pack the bed in the mosquito net. Laundry does a great job and the front desk guys are helpful. The breakfast is not middleuropean, but with fresh fruit, omelette and Lokal dishes sufficient and tasty. And the view of the sea is great. The sea should be mentioned. There is a high tidal range here, which can vary greatly depending on the day. Sometimes you go straight into the sea from a staircase, sometimes you have to wade in a few steps until you can swim. There is also seaweed in varying quantities...- but well, it's just nature. The pool is nice to hang out in. At the pool bar you can get delicious juices, alcohol is not available here. But there is enough food and drink in the area. You can also leave the beach and walk into the village. Minor problems have been solved without discussion. Laundry service works well. Two things to improve: - internet is somewhat instable and slow. For casual usage ok. If you need to do business, a bit tricky. Bars/Restaurants arround have stable WiFi. - Restaurant is more focussed on the all-in bookings and receive the price as the slowest on the beach. A new waiter dud try to improve sone stuff in the last days. Surrounding is a pretty beach where you have water taxi, fishermen, diving, bars and restaurants in walking distance. Great. Be aware, that there is only one ATM in the whole north and people often don’t like cards (disrupting their business, well). The hotel accept credit card, though. fun fact: beds are rather short, if you are above 1.75cm. changed direction 90 degree - perfect. Conclusion: We found it just right for us and our 2 week relaxing stay with diving and some exploring and are happy to recommend it to others. Disclaimer: We are seasoned traveller, been every continent besides Arctica/Antartica. Not the first stay in Africa. Rating always in relation to local market & price.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Saqeena Bibiwala wrote a review Dec. 2021
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Very good service, clean, AC cool rooms, good Wi-Fi and beautiful view. Good service from Mr Fantastic the travel guide who was always helpful and was on time and knowledgable for all planned activities.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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jly75zhs wrote a review Dec. 2021
Moshi, Tanzania65 contributions31 helpful votes
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We stayed here for 4 nights in Aug 2021, and were probably some of the few guests they have had since the Covid pandemic affected the island. The whole island was just beginning to come back to life. After properties sit dormant for a while, they begin to experience maintenance problems, and we encountered a few at Smiles. However, they went above and beyond to address every issue when it came up. They appreciated knowing about them and wanted things to be good for guests. The restaurant was under new management and the menu was still being developed. This was probably their weakest point, but breakfast was good. I would recommend only doing B&B so you can experience some of the other restaurants in the area as well. One of the restaurant managers, however, went out of her way to obtain some lampshades for me that were made in Stonetown, and got them transported to the hotel before we departed so I could get them packed. Again, that is service! They arranged transport for us whenever needed, at a reasonable rate. It's a beautiful setting and I would recommend giving them a try for a few nights.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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J Asa wrote a review Nov. 2021
Veenendaal, The Netherlands2 contributions1 helpful vote
This is a very beautiful place with a beautiful view. The owner of this place Mustafa is a very kind man and helped us a lot. Also the staff and the drinks and food where perfect. We definitely come back to this place!…………………………………………………………..
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
US$117 - US$177 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
TanzaniaZanzibar ArchipelagoZanzibar IslandNungwi
NUMBER OF ROOMS
22
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Frequently Asked Questions about Smiles Beach Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Smiles Beach Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Dr Bulugu Gallery (0.4 km) and blacklulu (0.04 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Smiles Beach Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Smiles Beach Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Smiles Beach Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Smiles Beach Hotel?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Smiles Beach Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Zee-Bar, Fisherman's Seafood & Grill, and Badolina Secret Garden Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Smiles Beach Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Smiles Beach Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Smiles Beach Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Smiles Beach Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Smiles Beach Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Arabic, Turkish, and Swahili.
Are there any historical sites close to Smiles Beach Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fukuchani Ruins (5.6 km).