We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Hotel Riu Palace Zanzibar

Visit hotel website
Traveller (2759)
360
Panoramas (14)
Video

About

Location
Cleanliness
Service
Value
Travellers' Choice 2019 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
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.
Read more
Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free Parking
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room Service
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Airport Transportation
Babysitting
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Concierge
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
Public Wifi
Tennis Court
Show more
Room features
Accessible rooms
Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Minibar
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
Suites
Good to know
HOTEL STYLE
Value
Family Resort
HOTEL CLASS
Hotel links
Visit hotel website
Hotel deals
1,880Reviews
3,283Photos
196Q+A
100Room tips
Traveller rating
  • 1,373
  • 321
  • 107
  • 48
  • 31
Time of year
Traveller type
Language
  • More languages
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
+7
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
Read more
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
Read more
Hotel's Favourite
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
Read more
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.
Read more
+8
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
Read more
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
Read more
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  
Read more
Previous
Album Categories
All photosTravellerPool & BeachRoom & SuiteDining Family and Play AreasBusiness Centre & Event Rooms
PreviousNext
123456119
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.
0 votes
Show all answers
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.
1 vote
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 ❤️
1 vote
Show all answers
Yes they have a scuba diving centre on hotel premises
1 vote
Show all answers
yes i believe so
1 vote
Show all answers
PreviousNext
12345640
"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"
PreviousNext
12345620
PRICE RANGE
US$302 - US$549 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
TanzaniaZanzibar ArchipelagoZanzibar IslandNungwi
NUMBER OF ROOMS
100
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing