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Smiles Beach Hotel, Nungwi

2.5-star2.5 stars
North Coast of ZanzibarNungwi1111Tanzania

Beachfront hotel in Nungwi with outdoor pool, restaurant
  • Free WiFi and free parking
  • Collect nightsFor every 10 nights, get 1 free!
Great location
Great pool
Good internet service
Bar and Beverages
Bar could improve
67See all 67 reviews
From 221 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Smiles Beach Hotel, Nungwi

from $153
  • Standard Double or Twin Room
  • Triple Room
  • Standard Single Room

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 16 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-10 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

Other information

  • Resort fee included
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee shop/café
Things to do
  • On private beach
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Wedding services
  • Number of buildings/towers - 4
  • Year Built 2001
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Things to enjoy
  • Balcony or patio
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
Be entertained
  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Digital TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Smiles Beach Hotel, Nungwi’s small print

Also known as

  • Smiles Beach
  • Smiles Beach Hotel
  • Smiles Beach Hotel Nungwi
  • Smiles Beach Nungwi
  • Smiles Hotel
  • Smiles Beach Hotel Zanzibar/Nungwi


Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Mandatory fees

A city tax of USD 1 per person, per night will be collected at the property in cash. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

The charges below are included in the total price displayed:

  • Resort fee

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

What’s around Smiles Beach Hotel, Nungwi


  • Unguja - 1 min walk
  • Nungwi Beach - 1 min walk
  • Mnarani Natural Aquarium - 22 min walk
  • Kendwa Beach - 38 min walk
  • Mnemba Island - 13.5 mi / 21.8 km
  • Muyuni Beach - 17.9 mi / 28.9 km
  • Mapenzi Beach - 20.3 mi / 32.6 km
  • Kiwengwa Beach - 22.7 mi / 36.6 km

Getting around

  • Zanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.) - 83 min drive
  • Free self parking

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.6 From 67 reviews

Smiles Beach Hotel, Nungwi
Very Good8.0
A Very laid back place to spend a few days. Front desk was helpful.
Jamie, us3 night trip
Smiles Beach Hotel, Nungwi
Wish could have stayed longer
Beautiful location. Great pool and beach. Good place to chill and relax. Manager really helpful. Wish could have stayed longer
Emma, gb1 night trip with friends
Smiles Beach Hotel, Nungwi
Amazing Hotel & Location at Bargain Price
Hotel is located right next to the DoubleTree Nungwi and other luxury beach resorts, sharing the same ocean view and access to the incredible Nungwi Beach. However, the price was a fraction of some of the other resorts around the area, making it a steal for cost in regards to location. The room itself was good, and staff/service was prompt and friendly. The one minor downside would be that the onsite amenities and room quality are not as strong as some other hotels in the area (e.g. DoubleTree). But considering that I never ate at the hotel restaurant anyways, and spent 95% of my time outside on the beach or in the pool, that made little difference to me and further increased the value of the superior pricing at Smiles. Recommended!
Andrew, ie1 night trip
Smiles Beach Hotel, Nungwi
Very Good8.0
A nice stay
The location is amazing even if the best part of Nungwi Beach extends towards the west, but is easily accessible with a walk on the beach itself. Many restaurants are in a close reach and all offer a nice service and good food. Only black spot of the area are the "beach boys" who try to sell any kind of trips and possibilities, some of them are really annoying and invasive and a few are even dishonest. Because of this it's sometimes difficult to have a relaxing and peaceful walk on the beach unless you get escorted by the Masai who are proud to protect you from these people and guarantee a kind of safety on the beaches. The rooms of the hotel are really nice, comfortable and clean and the whole personnel is really smiling and welcoming. Breakfast is average, could be easily improved, with a wider choice of continental breakfast or the possibility to have a espresso coffee. As a general overview though Smiles Beach Hotel is a facility that I would suggest to anyone.
Federico, ie4 night family trip
Smiles Beach Hotel, Nungwi
No value for money
No value for money for this hotel. Although we special request for a double bed room we got twins bed room and the second night we were prepared to sleep on one of those only. No alcohol service in the restaurant and poor breakfast. Good location and willing to service personnel. Poor internet speed.
Dimitrios, as3 night romance trip

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Smiles Beach Hotel, Nungwi

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