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1 room, 2 adults

Smiles Beach Hotel

4-star4 stars
Great for families

Good to know

  • Children's pool
  • Beach towels
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
North Coast of Zanzibar, Nungwi, 1111, Tanzania

Upscale beachfront hotel with outdoor pool, near Nungwi Natural Aquarium
  • Free WiFi
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • Children's pool
    • Beach towels
    • Free WiFi
    • Laundry facilities
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Restrictions related to your trip

This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. Check any national, local and health advisories for this destination before you book. 

  • 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

Smiles Beach Hotel

from ZAR 2,416
  • 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 Smiles Beach Hotel


  • 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 - 13.7 mi / 22 km

Getting around

  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

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

  • This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. Check any national, local and health advisories for this destination before you book.
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

Travelling with others


  • 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)*

Payment types at the property

Other information

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

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • 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

Smiles Beach Hotel’s 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


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 2320 per person, per night

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.

FAQs for Smiles Beach Hotel

  • Does Smiles Beach Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    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.
  • 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 requires staff to wear 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.
  • 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.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Smiles Beach Hotel?
    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).
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Smiles Beach Hotel?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is TZS 110000 per room one-way.
  • What is there to do at Smiles Beach Hotel and nearby?
    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.

Recent reviews

Very good 8,4 From 62 reviews

Very good 8,0
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, us1 night trip
Very good 8,0
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.
us2 night trip
Very good 8,0
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, ie1 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
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.
us1 night trip
Very good 8,0
Staff very friendly. Rooms clean. Hotel helped with airport pick up and drop off arrangements.
us4 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
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
ca1 night romance trip
Very good 8,0
_Great location, in front of the sea; _Quiet Hotel next to the vibrant places;
TiagoArieira, gb3 night romance trip
Exceptional 10,0
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.
us2 night trip
Very good 8,0
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.
ca2 night trip with friends
Very good 8,0
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, ie4 night romance trip

Smiles Beach Hotel