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1 room, 2 adults

Smiles Beach Hotel, Nungwi, Tanzania

4-star4 stars
Great for families

Good to know

  • Children's pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • Beach towels
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
    • Free WiFi
    • Refrigerator
    • Beach towels
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  • Hotel is more like a 2 star. Old and not well kept. Breakfast was horrible had to go next…Feb 26, 2020
  • Place is OK. Nothing great at all, but clean. The beach is terrible and should not be…Feb 17, 2020

Smiles Beach Hotel, Nungwi, Tanzania

from P4,637
  • Superior Twin Room, 2 Double Beds, Terrace, Sea View
  • Deluxe Triple Room, Multiple Beds, Terrace, Sea View
  • Standard Single Room, Terrace, Sea View
  • Deluxe Double Room, 1 King Bed, Terrace, Sea View

What’s around Smiles Beach Hotel, Nungwi, Tanzania


  • 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 - 14.2 mi / 22.9 km

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 64 min drive
  • 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
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.
24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

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
  • 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
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
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
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Access via exterior corridors

Smiles Beach Hotel, Nungwi, Tanzania’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.

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, Nungwi, Tanzania

  • 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 staff 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 to anytime. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Smiles Beach Hotel?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant.
  • 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 near Smiles Beach Hotel?
    Recommended spots to visit include Nungwi Natural Aquarium (5-min walk) and Nungwi Beach (6-min walk), along with Mnarani Natural Aquarium (1 mi) and Kendwa Beach (1.5 mi).

Recent reviews

Very good 8.4 From 85 reviews

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
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
Good 6.0
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 family trip
Exceptional 10.0
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, gbTrip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
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
Very good 8.0
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
Very good 8.0
A Very laid back place to spend a few days. Front desk was helpful.
Jamie, us3 night trip

Smiles Beach Hotel, Nungwi, Tanzania

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