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All reviewspancakes french toastpay with credit cardclean swimming poolfew minutes walkbars and restaurantsfruit piesnice staybig bathroomhotel is locatedsun loungersroom was spaciousbig resorthot showerair conditioningwater pressuretea and coffeefresh juice
I spent nine days at the hotel and I found it very comfortable. The staff people were very friendly and helpful.I met Mjaka from the restaurant, Baiba the manager, Baraka the Massai Guard and had an interesting conversation with the owner.
The facilities are a...More
Nice stay in the hotel with a quite environment few minutes walk for all the restaurants and bars of the beach . Clean swimming pool. The accommodation is quite ok .
Breakfast is poor ( few fruits , coffee, tea, bread) . Service is very...More
I am rather conflicted about writing this review – although the stay was great, and the staff warm and accommodating, and the location excellent, the place itself has seen better days and is in need of some upgrading if it is to stay competitive.
Nice small hotel, beautiful beach, clean rooms,
When we checked in the shower was broken, toilet-seat was broken – but both were repaired immediately, breakfast pretty poor, food not that good, pretty expensive
They don’t sell alcohol in the bar but you can buy your...More
Response from SmileBeachHotel, Director of Sales at Smiles Beach HotelResponded 17 January 2018
thanks for your review. We're happy to read that you loved our amazing location and you were happy with your room. Kindly accept our sincere apologies if you didn't received the high standard of hospitality in our restaurant which is the general norm of our...More
My friends and I stayed there for 10 days and we loved that hotel. The rooms are in a very good size, the bathrooms are nice but the must is the location, the pool, the view on the beach, the breakfast and the staff. There's...More
the above mostly answers your question... if you look on the smiles beach reviews photos you can see some of the high and low tide pics. I would definitely recommend staying here rather than with the huge tourist hotels... More
the above mostly answers your question... if you look on the smiles beach reviews photos you can see some of the high and low tide pics. I would definitely recommend staying here rather than with the huge tourist hotels further south, although the swimming would be better south. smiles pool is not really one that you'd spend time swimming in. however the further south you are the more people there will be so it depends really if you want to be with the tourists. from smiles you have quite a lot to see and do including the nungwi village - which is interesting in itself.
dont forget that wherever you are staying the locals will be selling their packages, ie snorkelling trip to the islands for the day, which is relatively good value ($25-$30 US including lunch and snorkel gear) so you can always go off swimming elsewhere on a day trip.
zanzibar is a lovely small island so do try to see stonetown and do the spice tour too, that was very interesting!