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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 hot/cold buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
  • Collect nightsFor every 10 nights, get 1 free!
Great location
Fantastic service
Good internet service
Bar and Beverages
Bar could improve
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From 226 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 22 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-10 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Up to 4 children (1 year old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • Free self parking

Other information

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

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast daily
  • 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)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Number of buildings/towers -
  • Year Built
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace

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
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water
  • 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


This property does not have elevators.

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

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

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

Resort fee inclusions:

  • Breakfast
  • Pool access
  • Beach access
  • Beach loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Internet access (may be limited)
  • In-room safe
  • In-room coffee
  • In-room bottled water
  • Self parking
  • Parking
  • Housekeeping

Inclusions may be listed elsewhere on the page as free or for a surcharge.

Optional extras

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

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.

What’s around Smiles Beach Hotel, Nungwi


  • Unguja - 1 min walk
  • Nungwi Beach - 1 min walk
  • Mnarani Natural Aquarium - 23 min walk
  • Kendwa Beach - 38 min walk
  • Muyuni Beach - 18.1 mi / 29.1 km
  • Mnemba Island - 20.3 mi / 32.6 km
  • Mapenzi Beach - 20.4 mi / 32.8 km

Getting around

  • Zanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.) - 84 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.6 From 69 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
Very Good8.0
OK hotel though important CONS to be considered
PROS: Really nice hotel, helpful and friendly staff. CONS:Mattresses are really old, worn out, and dim in the middle (it is something that should be considered by the hotel management, regarding average night price is 150 USD) and a comfortable mattress is a must for any hotel.
Alejandro, ie5 night trip
Smiles Beach Hotel, Nungwi
We orderd a room for 3 people, and we asked the hotel for a car to pick us up from the airport. now car was waiting for us when we arraived, the hotel didn't have our reservations, and there was no available room for is. We had to stay 3 people in a roon for 2. We had to stay in this room for 3 nights, and we didn't get any compensation. The workers of the hotel were very nice, but there was no room for us - and that is the most important thing about a hotel in Zanzibar. The WIFI was not good, and the breakfast was very plain, no diversity in the kinds of food. WE WANT COMPENSATIONS!!!!
kobi, il7 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

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Smiles Beach Hotel, Nungwi

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