Smiles Beach Hotel

4.0 star property
4-star beachfront hotel with spa, near Nungwi Natural Aquarium

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Smiles Beach Hotel

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Property grounds
Deluxe Triple Room, Multiple Beds, Terrace, Sea View | 1 bedroom, in-room safe, blackout drapes, bed sheets

Overview of Smiles Beach Hotel

8.2 out of 10 Very Good
8.2/10 Very Good

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Airport transfer
  • Restaurant
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry facilities
North Coast of Zanzibar, Nungwi, 1111
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On a private beach
  • Restaurant
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Children's pool
  • Room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Airport shuttle
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Children's pool
  • Playground on site
  • Refrigerator
  • Private bathroom
  • Television

Room options

Deluxe Triple Room, Multiple Beds, Terrace, Sea View

  • 269 sq ft
  • Sea view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 Large Twin Beds

Deluxe Double Room, 1 King Bed, Terrace, Sea View

  • 183 sq ft
  • Sea view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Superior Twin Room, 2 Double Beds, Terrace, Sea View

  • 183 sq ft
  • Sea view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Double Beds

Premium Double Room

  • 269 sq ft
  • Sea view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

About this area

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 96 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • M&J Cafe - 5 min walk
  • Upendo Restaurant - 6 min drive
  • Cocco Bello - 19 min walk
  • Zava Restaurant - 4 min walk
  • Nungwi Inn - 11 min walk

About this property

Smiles Beach Hotel

Smiles Beach Hotel puts you within a 10-minute drive of Nungwi Beach and offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 50 per room. You can grab a bite to eat at the coffee shop/cafe and visit the spa to be pampered with beachside massages, body scrubs, or mani/pedis. An outdoor pool, a children's pool, and a snack bar/deli are other highlights at this upscale hotel.


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

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 22 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - anytime
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • 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 (1 year old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Coffee shop
  • Barbecue grills
  • Room service
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)
  • Children's pool
  • Playground

What to do

  • On a private beach
  • Beach volleyball
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • 6 buildings/towers
  • Built in 2001
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • An outdoor pool
  • Full-service spa


  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Accessible airport shuttle

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Furnished balcony/patio

Freshen up

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

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water


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

Special features


The onsite spa has couples treatment room(s). Massages are available on the beach and in the spa; other services include body scrubs, body treatments, and manicures and pedicures. The spa is open daily.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 5.00 per person, per night

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 50 per room (one-way)

Renovations and closures

The property is closed between April 1 and April 30.

Hygiene & cleanliness

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.


This property does not have elevators.
This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Is Smiles Beach Hotel currently open?
The property is closed between April 1 and April 30.
How much does it cost to stay at Smiles Beach Hotel?
As of Sep 26, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Smiles Beach Hotel on Sep 28, 2023 start from $140, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Does Smiles Beach Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Smiles Beach Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Smiles Beach Hotel?
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 staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Smiles Beach Hotel?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
Are pets allowed at Smiles Beach Hotel?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Smiles Beach Hotel?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 50 per room one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Smiles Beach Hotel?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
What is there to do at Smiles Beach Hotel and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as volleyball. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool. Smiles Beach Hotel also has a private beach and a picnic area, as well as a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Smiles Beach Hotel?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant.
Does Smiles Beach Hotel have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a furnished balcony or patio.
What's the area around Smiles Beach Hotel like?
Smiles Beach Hotel is a short 6-minute walk from Nungwi Beach and 19 minutes' walk from Mnarani Natural Aquarium.



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4/10 Fair

Hotel review 09/23-
Overall the hotel was tired and not up to date. The rooms was ok. The location was next to the beach with a nice private sunbathing area. The breakfast was not up to standard except for the egg station. Lack of fruits and always cold coffee. The Hotel should inform the guest about their non alcohol policy, was a big surprise and this tourist site! Recommens the hotel next door offered very good service, excellent food and drinks for tourists.
Beate, 4-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Wonderful beach property.Evertything went perfect. Breakfast was excellent. There is a person named "Fantastic" who was always there to help you out if need be _'Hakuna Ma ta ta"
Rajat K, 5-night family trip
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6/10 Good

We were disappointed about the restaurant. The restaurant definitely needs to be updated regarding the menus. Most of the time had to go next door to have our lunch and dinner.
Zainuddeen, 5-night romance trip
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8/10 Very Good

Kristin, 14-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

David, 9-night trip
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6/10 Good

Dinner staff were great. Management didnt allow flexibility . Otherwise stay was ok
Sikander Mohamed, 7-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Love our stay in the perfect location.
I had an amazing time at Smiles Beach Hotel. The staff was very attentive. The bed is HUGE. And every night around 7pm, they come in and set up the mosquito net. Many choices for breakfast and the location is superb. If you're driving, there's free parking and a bit or dirt road to get there. The only comment I have is how they use a key lock on the outside. I feel it may be a hazard...especially if someone wanted to lock you in the room.
Jennifer, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

This was a lucky pleasant finding! The staff is super friendly and attentive. The hotel location is great with private area in front of the beach, which is very convenient, compared to other properties we saw in the neighborhood. Wouldn't think twice to recommend this hotel.
Evelyn, 4-night family trip
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4/10 Fair

Unfortunately stole our time at Nungwi
The Hotel was overbooked, so we had to stay at another hotel for one night… Next day we meet up to check in to agreed time, but they were over an hour late, so we had to cancel the trip we were going to that day. If you order the stay with dinner included, you can’t choose from the regular menu. You can only choose between two dishes. Nice place and location, but the service dissapointed us.
3-night trip
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6/10 Good

It is muslim hotel (= no alcohol to be served), which would be ok if someone told us before, it is not written also at web pages. The boss/manager of the hotel seems to be kinda strict and sharp to his employees, which we could often see. Otherwise nice clean hotel, friendly and polite employees. Food was normal. Not sure if cost vs.benefits is worthwhile.
1-night trip
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