The staff is great! Always smiling and helpful. The rooms are clean and really nice. Recently upgraded! Air Con in every room. The hotel arranged a BBQ for my group, and the food was amazing! They don't usually serve alcohol, but if you ask politelt, they will buy for you. (There is also a liquor shop in the village and on the beach a few hundret meters from the hotel, wich you are allowed to consume in the resturant.) There are sun beds enough or all the guests.
I also like that the staff is nice to the "Beach Boys" who sell safaris etc on the beach. Some hotel owners are really rude to the local people and askes the guest not to talk to them, but at Smiles they know that the people is a part of the experience.
The only minus is the beach. It is much better a few hundres meters from the hotel.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Smiles Beach Hotel Zanzibar Island/Nungwi