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Smiles Beach Hotel

Upscale beachfront hotel with outdoor pool, near Nungwi Natural Aquarium

  • Free full breakfast and free WiFi

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North Coast of Zanzibar, Nungwi, 1111, Tanzania
8.2.Very Good.
  • The service lady checking us in was short and abrupt. She was not friendly and efficient…

    Feb 19, 2021

  • Hotel is more like a 2 star. Old and not well kept. Breakfast was horrible had to go next…

    Feb 18, 2020

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 22 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On a private beach
  • Restaurant
  • Outdoor pool
  • Beach umbrellas

For families

  • Children's pool
  • Refrigerator
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Garden

What’s around

  • On a private beach
  • Nungwi Beach - 6 min walk
  • Kendwa Beach - 30 min walk
  • Nungwi Natural Aquarium - 5 min walk
  • Mnarani Natural Aquarium - 19 min walk
  • Mnemba Island - 11 mi / 17.7 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Superior Twin Room, 2 Double Beds, Terrace, Sea View
  • Deluxe Triple Room, Multiple Beds, Terrace, Sea View
  • Deluxe Double Room, 1 King Bed, Terrace, Sea View
  • Premium Double Room

What’s around


  • On a private beach
  • Nungwi Beach - 6 min walk
  • Kendwa Beach - 30 min walk
  • Nungwi Natural Aquarium - 5 min walk
  • Mnarani Natural Aquarium - 19 min walk
  • Mnemba Island - 11 mi / 17.7 km

Getting around

  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
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North Coast of Zanzibar, Nungwi, 1111, Tanzania

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 22 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

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.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Up to 4 children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Room service
  • Barbecue grills

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)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services


  • Number of buildings/towers - 6
  • Year Built - 2001
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • Roll-in shower

Languages Spoken

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

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains

Things to enjoy

  • Furnished balcony or patio

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)

Be entertained

  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Digital TV channels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Access via exterior corridors

Small print

Also known as

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

Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of TZS 110000 per room (one-way)


This property does not have elevators.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: TZS 2317.75 per person, per night

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


  • Yes, Smiles Beach Hotel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
  • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Murina Cafè (3-min walk), Chef's Baking shop (3-min walk), and Gerrys Bar (4-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is TZS 110000 per room one-way.
  • Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as volleyball. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include a private beach and a picnic area. Smiles Beach Hotel also has a garden.
8.2.Very Good.
  • 8.0.Very Good

    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.

    Keith, 1 night trip, Feb 10, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    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.

    2 night trip, Feb 8, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great management and staff! I had a wonderful time here, although my stay was quite short. Will be sure to stay here again when I return to Nungwi.

    1 night trip, May 21, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Staff very friendly. Rooms clean. Hotel helped with airport pick up and drop off arrangements.

    4 night trip, Apr 25, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    This place has everything needed for a peaceful stay. It is quiet, secure and located near to other places to party if that is what you want. They can book anything for you that you want to do anywhere on the island at the front desk but they just need to advertise it. As with anywhere in Zanzibar, negotiate down the initial prices. Loved our stay.

    2 night trip, Dec 7, 2018

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    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.

    Amos, 1 night trip, Jan 13, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Welcoming staff Pool doesn't have much shade so surroubdubg tile can be very hot to wall on Beach baby rooftop bar and restaurant two doors down

    1 night romance trip, Feb 15, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    _Great location, in front of the sea; _Quiet Hotel next to the vibrant places;

    TiagoArieira, 3 night romance trip, Feb 8, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Grounds were not cut. Our first room had mold. They had no problem moving us. For what you pay, we did expect a bit better.

    2 night trip with friends, Nov 27, 2018

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Great vacation at Smiles!

    The place was really amazing. Only that might needs some improvement would be the food. One day my wife ordered the tropical chicken salad and it was plentiful and absolutely delicious. The next day, she ordered it again and this time there was less than half the portion than the day before and it really wasn't that good. Except for that, everything was perfect!

    Pierre, 4 night romance trip, Oct 30, 2018

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