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Hotel Riu Palace Zanzibar

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Pool & Beach (616)
Room & Suite (599)
Ratings and reviews
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“aqua restaurant”(54 reviews)
“gosht”(36 reviews)
“resort spa”(20 reviews)
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What's included
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast Buffet
Air Conditioning
Beachfront
Pool
Non-Smoking Rooms
Restaurant
Airport Transportation
Room Service
Suites
Poolside Bar
Fitness centre
Concierge
5 Star Hotel
The luxury All Inclusive/Half board Hotel Riu Palace Zanzibar opens all year round and is located on the northern tip of Unguja, the main island of the archipelago of Zanzibar, on Nungwi Beach. RIU Palace is the most elegant category in the RIU hotel chain, with hotels that meet the...
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Location and contact
Nungwi Road, Nungwi, Tanzania
33 miles to Kisauni Airport
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We stayed from the 1/07 to 14/07. The hotel is very scenic, grounds are clean and well maintained, food is great and varied and the hotel had a lovely quiet atmosphere. The main strength I felt of the hotel, and Zanzibar more widely, was how...More

1  Thank Kaela M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had booked into this hotel for 8 nights at the end of our honeymoon. The roads into the hotel are shocking and after a long flight it is very tiring. That being said it is Africa so you let it slide. The next day...More

1  Thank pettigo26
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It’s a luxurious hotel, more Arabic style, with marvelous furniture, beatiful gardens and very clean rooms. Most of the rooms have ocean view, are cleaned 2-3 times per day. Air conditioner is loud, but you don’t have time to listen, beacause you will be tired...More

3  Thank Carmen S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were greeted by quite rude staff, the receptionist kept making fun of my mum for standing up when talking to him about the resort (she was tired because of the 18 hours spent in the airplane, so she didn't want to sit down anymore)....More

2  Thank Anda N
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ended our honeymoon at the Riu/Hideaway Nungwi after a 6 day safari and went with the half board option. The hotel itself is absolutely gorgeous and the staff was SO nice. We loved our room up at the top of the hill near reception,...More

2  Thank Emily O
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About
Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
Beachfront
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free Parking
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room Service
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Room Service
Airport Transportation
Dry Cleaning
Meeting Rooms
Business Centre with Internet Access
Laundry Service
Concierge
Banquet Room
Multilingual Staff
Conference Facilities
Babysitting
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Minibar
Things to do
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Hot Tub
Tennis Court
Outdoor pool
Details
Price range
US$247 - US$721 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Nungwi
#2 Luxury Hotel in Nungwi
#2 Spa Hotel in Nungwi
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Nungwi
#4 Family Hotel in Nungwi
#7 Romantic Hotel in Nungwi
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Details
Price range
US$247 - US$721 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Nungwi
#2 Luxury Hotel in Nungwi
#2 Spa Hotel in Nungwi
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Nungwi
#4 Family Hotel in Nungwi
#7 Romantic Hotel in Nungwi
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
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Traveller (2290)
Pool & Beach (616)
Room & Suite (599)
Dining (232)
Amenities (111)
Family and Play Areas (9)
Business Centre & Event Rooms (4)
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Delirusvitae
10 July 2018|
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Response from Anda N | Reviewed this property |
Honestly, I don’t know. But there were some people from Spain which for sure worked for Riu Palace there, because they had t-shirts with the logo, so I think that they still have hotels all over the world.
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Gigglesbubbles
8 July 2018|
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Response from Tom K |
I believe RIU doesn't allow you to book there hotels directly, you have to use a tour operator like TUI.
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Gigglesbubbles
8 July 2018|
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Response from radhagovender53 | Reviewed this property |
Hi We booked via our local travel agent. However you may email the resort directly.
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Room Tips
"Stayed in 232 - a Junior suite with sea view."
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"I would suggest that you request a room close to the beach, because there are all the restaurants and the..."
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"Please get the top floors for good view and no bugs"
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"220's blocks to keep fit"
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