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Hotel Riu Palace Zanzibar

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The luxury All Inclusive Hotel Riu Palace Zanzibar opens all year round and is located directly on Nungwi Beach, on the northern tip of Unguja, the main island of the archipelago of Zanzibar. Riu Palace is the most elegant category in the RIU hotel chain, with hotels that meet the highest standards in terms of luxury, excellence and sophistication, creating a unique experience. The location is ideal due to its proximity to Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (66km), Stone Town (57km) and invites you to explore the area. The hotel has 100 cozily furnished rooms with free Wi-Fi and offers many amenities. Relax in our spa or get in shape at the gym. 1 outdoor pool, 1 relaxation pool in Spa. Day and evening entertainment. For lovers of gastronomy, we offer 1 main restaurant with live cooking stations, 2 themerestaurants (Reservation required), and 3 bars.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free Parking
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room Service
Airport Transportation
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
Public Wifi
Tennis Court
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Accessible rooms
Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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We stayed in the hotel September 21-23,2018. Due to a small issue at check out, I waited this long to write my review(this is only reason I give 4 stars). Let me clarify: we really enjoyed everything there, it is so beautiful and we will definitely stay there again if we ever go
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Response from RiuHotelsandResorts, Online Reputation Manager at Hotel Riu Palace Zanzibar
Responded 3 days ago
Dear feil675, Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us on TripAdvisor! We are thrilled to hear that you had a lovely stay and that you will return to our hotel if you ever return to Zanzibar, you are more than welcome! We are also happy that we were able to solve your issue in the end. With our best wishes we remain, Hotel Riu Palace Zanzibar Online Reputation Manager
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The resort is beautiful, the gardens are perfectly maintained, the beach is fantastic. The property , however, is vast and many "Junior suites" are located more than 400 meters from the beach and resort facilities: climbing uphill from the pool/beach to your room under the sun
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Hospitality at the hotel was exceptional, food was delicious. Staff incredible and friendly and attention to detail from all staff was excellent. Snorkeling organized at the hotel was amazing. Holiday Exceeded expectations, thank you team at Hotel Rui Palace Zanzibar.
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This is a luxurious all-inclusive resort. The rooms, even the "basic ones" are very spacious, well laid out and all have their private balconies. The bathroom is also big with a separate toilet, which is so handy. It is furnished with dark wood furniture, which gives it an
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Pros - The staff working here are excellent - very friendly, always smiling and super attentive to your needs. - - The hotel is in a lovely location on the beach, the tides here are not so extreme meaning you can swim at any time unlike elsewhere in Zanzibar. - Facilities are
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Response from RiuHotelsandResorts, Online Reputation Manager at Hotel Riu Palace Zanzibar
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear ianson1989, Thank you for choosing RIU to celebrate your honeymoon. We appreciate you taking your time to make us aware of your experience. Although it is a pleasure to hear that you highlighted the attentiveness of our staff, our spa and our location; we regret to learn that our gastronomic offer did not live up your expectations. Our Chefs are constantly working on new elaborations and they will really appreciate to know your candid feedback to continue improving. It has been a pleasure to host you both and we would be delighted to receive you again at RIU in a near occasion. With our best wishes we remain, Hotel Riu Palace Zanzibar Online Reputation Manager  
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I messages via Expedia chat and on Facebook and got no response - I needed transfers and in the booking confirmation they said to contact should we need...I got no response for over 1 week so called them.
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Yes, there is a small shop - more for souvenirs than food - but you will get a pack of pringles or a chocolate bar, etc. We packed a couple of snacks in our suitcases and Mixed nuts and olives are served with drinks at the bar, so we never felt the need to buy any. There are shops a short walk down the beach at Kendwa.
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Officially, on the pdf fact sheet you can download from their website, guests are required to wear formal wear for dinner, and most men did wear long pants with a collared polo or shortsleeved shirt in the evenings when we were there, but I’m not sure how strict they are. Smart should be fine. Cheers ❤️
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Yes they have a scuba diving centre on hotel premises
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yes i believe so
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"Close to the beach/pool, not close to the Reception!"
"If walking is an issue and you want to be close to the swimming and eating areas then select a room closer to the beach"
"We had room 162close to the beach, close to the pool, close to the restaurant... but very big and of course very quiet ! Excellent room !"
"Choose the rooms farthest from the sea so that you work out after a great meal.."
"All rooms have a sea view"
US$302 - US$549 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
TanzaniaZanzibar ArchipelagoZanzibar IslandNungwi
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