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Holel Riu Jambo

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El Hotel Riu Jambo Todo Incluido 24h, con 461 habitaciones elegantemente decoradas, está rodeado de una belleza natural única. Podrás refrescarte en sus piscinas al aire libre, una de las cuales cuenta con un bar en la piscina exclusivo para adultos. Los más pequeños podrán divertirse en la piscina infantil y en el club infantil RiuLand. Para los más deportistas existen diversas actividades como kayak, paddle surf y buceo. Servicios de bienestar en el Renova Spa. Nuestra propuesta gastronómica incluye estaciones de cocina en vivo en nuestros 3 restaurantes de cocina internacional, con snacks y bebidas durante todo el día. Descubra Zanzíbar, sus playas y paisajes.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Diving
Snorkelling
Babysitting
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Tennis court
Aerobics
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Airport transportation
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Facial treatments
Massage
Salon
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Butler service
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Minibar
Walk-in shower
Hair dryer
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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HOTEL CLASS
5.0 of 5 stars
Languages Spoken
English, French, German, Italian
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JOZEF G wrote a review Yesterday
Nove Zamky, Slovakia565 contributions133 helpful votes
The stay at RIU JAMBO Hotel was simply excellent! From the time you arrive at the hotel to the time you leave the hotel, the incredibly kind and willing employees tried to help you and accommodate you. The hotel and grounds are very well maintained and clean. The spacious rooms are meticulously cleaned every day. The food in the hotel is excellent. There is a great selection of food! The beach is carefully groomed every day! It is an excellent hotel with super services and I can highly recommend it!!! Finally, I would like to thank all the nice hotel employees!
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Tony111263 wrote a review Aug 2022
Ramsgate, South Africa2 contributions15 helpful votes
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Having been in the hotel / hospitality industry for the past 40 years, and having just returned from an amazing holiday at the RIU Jambo, all I can say is WOW!!!..This newly opened hotel is a real “gem” and is ably led and managed by Carlos and his support team in Chris and Alberto. No hotel can operate without committed management and staff, and this is one “committed team”!!..All the staff are extremely friendly and it is obvious that they want to provide the best service and product experience possible with endless smiles and a genuine interest to assist. Opening a new hotel of this magnitude is a huge undertaking in itself, but the management and staff have risen to the challenge and should be proud of there achievement to date. The facilities are ample and obviously new. The rooms are modern and clean, and certainly provide adequate space with all the necessary amenities for a product of this standard. Comments have been made regarding food variety and in my opinion are unfounded, as the food quality standard is that expected of any discerning diner. There are a selection of various restaurants, which are situated in the main complex and in a unique building built off the shore line in the sea. The quality of the service/ food offering in all the dining outlets are world class (it is suggested you book these dining options on the hotel app when checking in, so as to avoid not getting a booking - space is limited) I would be amiss if I did not mention a few staff who went “above and beyond” in terms of attentiveness, friendliness and service levels. We can’t thank Rose, Richard, Francina, Sarafina and Celion enough for just making our stay that much more enjoyable. We would like to thank Carlos and his team for there kind hospitality and all the very best. We have no doubt that RIU Jambo will continue to go from strength to strength…Good luck and looking forward to a future visit - Asante’..🙏
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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YVVL wrote a review 19 Apr
Essex, United Kingdom6 contributions9 helpful votes
We had an amazing stay at Riu Jambo in Zanzibar. The food was consistently nice and tasty with a wide variety (especially breakfast), and the hotel generally was nice and clean. The staff there were extremely friendly and polite. Customer service was top-notch! They also had security at the beach looking out for their guests. They had a power cut a couple of times but that didn't last up to a minute. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: The hotel is far from the airport however that allowed us to see the area more.
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Gurrus wrote a review 15 Apr
Lessolo, Italy5 contributions8 helpful votes
Dear Riu Jambo Team, What a sadness to leave Zanzibar and their people, especially the ones who made our trip in an unforgettable souvenir! I’m spending 5 minutes of my time to write few words for your property, as everything has passed our expectations. All is perfect…the magic location, the room, the food..but firstly, the staff is really the strongest force point of your marvellous hotel! Everyone is so kind, helpful and ready to assist for any request…and even when anything is requested, something is proposed from someone, as if everyone wants really to do something for you and take care of any desire ! This has been one of the best services I ever saw in hotels around the world. I would like to mention here the name of the people who particularly participated to our satisfaction. Many thanks to : - Emanuel the bars supervisor, with whom was a pleasure to exchange during our night cocktails, very professional guy and good person. - Williams and Ally of the Front office, they respectively planned the room decoration for our anniversary of marriage and booked a taxi for the departure - Sarath the restaurant manager, that found us a table when their were fully booked at culinarium, for our anniversary - Teresia the waiter, that served us for 3 consecutive evening at dinner, always smiling But thanks also to the other 100 people who served us and greeted us with love, passion and professionalism. Thank you very much Riu Jambo Team, See wee soon and… Hakuna Matata ! Dario and Viktoria
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dear Dario and Viktoria, We definitively have the best guests. Thank you very much for your heart-warming feedback, on behalf of our lovely staff. The best news is learning you had a fantastic holiday. We will welcome you both with open arms! Loving wishes, Dario and Viktoria! Hotel Riu Jambo Online Reputation Manager
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Derek A wrote a review 3 Apr
1 contribution9 helpful votes
After having an amazing day, we were were playing music in our room. We were asked to turn it down, so we immediately turned it off. Then we were confronted by the general manager. We apologized and said we had turned it off completely. This was at 6.30pm. He then threatened to have us arrested and thrown out of the hotel for having no respect. Despite our assurances that we had turned off the music he started disrespecting our parents for how they raised us and became increasingly abusive. His security then tried to solicit bribes from us. He became physically aggressive and it took all our friends wives to calm this so called manager down. We have never ever in our lives in all our travels throughout the WORLD ever experienced such physical and emotional aggression as this from this person. All the staff have been amazing but this individual has completely ruined the experience of this beautiful island. Upon checking reviews we have noted that Carlos has been noted as aggressive on a number of reviews. This is NOT what you expect as a general manager. Our advice is to avoid Rui Jambo Zanzibar at all costs. When you are threatened to be arrested at 6.30pm on a weekday for playing music, which you stopped the moment you were asked, then there is a serious problem. This man has serious anger issues. Ruined our experience. A professional manager would have handled this in a far better way. We will NEVER EVER come back to a Rui resort again. We are professional people and do not deserve to be treated the way this person did.
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Avoid this hotel due to aggressive general manager, whose security want bribes.
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Linda P wrote a review Mar 2024
13 contributions9 helpful votes
This hotel is just perfect. The food is super delicious, the view is spectacular and the entertainment is very engaging. Just positive experience what I have. I didn't know the octopus can be that delicious. It was so nice and I really enjoyed here. Only one negative for me that people can smoke anywhere. Everything else is super. 😊
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Just enjoy, no rush, plenty space at the pool or in the restaurant.
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Frank H wrote a review Mar 2024
30 contributions24 helpful votes
The beach, the swimming pools, the customer service, everything was great! Really enjoyed and recommended. The cocktails and drinks are good, good brands. The buffet is extensive and the restaurant options are good as well. Recommended either for couples or families, while the area is so big you can enjoy either without being disturbed!
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Try to arrange any safari tours or anything before hand, in the hotel you have an office, Sun Tours
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Svkni wrote a review Mar 2024
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We stayed 5 nights at the RIU Jambo in Nungwi, the resort is big with many pools and private beach area. (The beach area is controlled by security however there were many pushy traders approaching at all times) The pool area and pool bar and beach area were all clean and had many staff on hand to help With any queries. The main buffet style restaurant was good, different choice of foods daily as well as some classics. Food was tasty and fresh. The additional smaller restaurants on site (we tried the Chinese and Italian) we weren’t too impressed with, and found ourselves going to buffet straight after on both occasions. The evening entertainment was good, a nice big open area to enjoy cocktails and watch the show, followed by a Dj. We had a sea view room, The room was large and clean, with a large balcony. ( you have to Ask for amenities and fresh towels, which was a little frustrating. ) The beaches in and around the hotel Are of the best, you can easily walk down towards Kendwa beach during low tide, along the way you find local vendors selling art work, jewellery and novelty items. Overall it was a pleasant stay and I would recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Nena A wrote a review Mar 2024
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Its hug and nice hotel, far from airport but great beach location, the services, staff are so friendly. Wonderful welcoming for a first time ever at Riu Hotel and Zanzibar with an upgraded to a bugger room and mire convenience access to all the bar, restaurant and beach, the hotel has Lots of varieties of food, all inclusive you have Karibu Bar at the Lobby where you can have drinks 24hours, The main restaurant is amazing and would be the best choice for all meal during the stay. I have tried Kulinarium restuarant seem to be a fine dining restaurant at the beach food menu looks interesting but quite simple when serving its just a very easy dish not much creativities and the same with the asian one. There is an indoor pool at Renova Spa where you can escape from the warm outside and the massage was good after a long day tour. Over all I enjoyed my stay at Riu Jambo! Asante 🙏🏽
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Paul W wrote a review Mar 2024
Sheffield, United Kingdom149 contributions33 helpful votes
We advised the hotel before our arrival, that it was our wedding anniversary during our 15 night stay at the hotel and requested a room on a higher floor. Thank you guest relations as we were allocated a room on the highest floor with a side view of the ocean and in the room was a towel decoration covered in flower petals and a bottle of bubbly. Now for the hotel. We only ate in the buffet but the food was plentiful, hot and of a good quality and selection (my wife is a fussy eater) and the staff were always attentive and helpful. The pool bar staff were generally good and service was mostly quick. The pool and towel guys were excellent. Thank you guy's. The entertainment was not the best we have encounted and therefore we spent most evenings in the lobby bar, however whilst the staff were friendly, the table service left a lot to be desired, with often not receiving the correct drinks or even not receiving any drinks at all and having to go to the bar to get our own. Overall, thank you RIU Jambo Just a quick word for anyone wishing to travel here in the near future. Our room 1821 overlooked shrub land to the north of the hotel on our arrival, however during our stay, this land was completely cleared of vegetation by 3 large bulldozers and is now becoming a future building site.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Try to request a room on the South side of the hotel, to avoid future building work to the North...
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£169 - £272 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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TanzaniaZanzibar ArchipelagoZanzibar IslandNungwi
NUMBER OF ROOMS
461
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Frequently Asked Questions about Holel Riu Jambo
Which popular attractions are close to Holel Riu Jambo?
Nearby attractions include Kendwa Beach (0.5 miles), Bahati Beach Boutique (0.4 miles), and Mbape Tours Zanzibar (0.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Holel Riu Jambo?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Holel Riu Jambo?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a walk-in shower.
What food & drink options are available at Holel Riu Jambo?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Holel Riu Jambo?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Holel Riu Jambo?
Conveniently located restaurants include Opera Restaurant Zanzibar, Essence Restaurant, and La Fontana Restaurant & Bungalows.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Holel Riu Jambo?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and fitness classes during their stay.
Does Holel Riu Jambo have airport transportation?
Yes, Holel Riu Jambo offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Holel Riu Jambo?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Holel Riu Jambo offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Holel Riu Jambo?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, and Italian.