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Palumbo Reef Beach Resort

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4.5
#1 of 5 resorts in Uroa
4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4.4 of 5 bubbles
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4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4.4 of 5 bubbles
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See why so many travellers make Palumboreef Beach Resort their resort of choice when visiting Uroa. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a romantic setting with an array of amenities designed for travellers like you.

Guest rooms offer amenities such as air conditioning and a mosquito net, and guests can go online with paid wifi offered by the resort.

Ora Resort Palumbo Reef Hotel features room service, currency exchange, and shops, to help make your stay more enjoyable. The property also boasts a pool and free breakfast. If you are driving to Palumboreef Beach Resort, free parking is available.

While in Uroa be sure to experience local lobster favourites at Kambakocho Bar & Beach Restaurant.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Palumboreef Beach Resort as you experience all of the things Uroa has to offer.

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Property amenities
Wifi
Pool
Fitness classes
Free breakfast
Beach
Diving
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Paid wifi
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Hiking
Snorkelling
Windsurfing
Billiards
Darts
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Table tennis
Banquet room
Spa
Massage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Safe
Telephone
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Family
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English

Location

Uroa Road, Uroa Tanzania
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christianw443 wrote a review Feb 2020
Vienna, Austria5 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were at the Palumboreef beach resort for 10 nights. We took an official taxi from the airport (45€ for 1 hour drive)
The resort is really beautiful, you can find many tourist videos on YouTube. We had a clean room with aircondition and a big bed with mosquito net (to our surprise there was not a single mosquito in this area). The room had a balcony with a beautiful view on the jungle/garden area.
WiFi is only in the lobby but sometimes you get a little signal in the room. But the internet is not the fastest.
The whole staff in the resort was nice and helpful all the time. The food was good and the drinks were good and cheap :)
There are two pools, one is quiet and a little hidden, the other big one is at the bar with music and animation. You can play darts, table soccer, beach volleyball, beach soccer and Boccia if you get bored.
The best part of the resort was the beach! The resort beach area is separated from the beach by a small stone wall because of the tide. This was great because there you have a big secure area where you can leave everything and go swimming without worrying about your stuff.

We had such a lovely time and we will definitely come back :)
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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ELKE wrote a review Feb 2022
3 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is very nice, almost empty (January 2022 - 30%) no russian people, no children 3 swimmingpools we were there alone, maybe 2-3 people. Food was very nice, personal as well. Management can play voleybal!!! :) Not our last visit, thank you!!!
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Date of stay: February 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Pablo Palumbo, Owner at Palumbo Reef Beach Resort
Responded 1 Oct 2022
Dear Alena, Thank you very much for your kind review regarding your stay at Palumboreef Beach Resort. We are delighted you were pleased by our attentive staff and delicious food in the restaurant. There is so much more to explore. We hope to welcome you back soon. Best regards Veronika, on behalf of the entire Palumboreef team
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Salvatore C wrote a review Mar 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It is a priceless experience.

Located in the east coast of Zanzibar, Palumbo Resort is the perfect spot to enjoy the tides and for visiting the island.

Indeed it takes one hour to do all the excursions such as Prison Island, Nakupenda, Monkey Forest, Safari Blu, swimming with the dolphins, The Rock and so on...
We recommend to book the excursions directly in the resort: they are really well organized by the local staff (that is a plus) in every detail,
and because of the cost, much cheaper compared to online websites.

Apart from that, This resort is one of its own.
You really feel being in Africa (not in a touristic place)
but still in a resort with all the comforts.
the stuff is African, always polite and smiling but not intrusive..
You even have Masai (African Tribe) hired by the resort to secure the place 24 hours.
You fell safe all the time. Indeed you could leave everything anywhere because nobody would have touched it.

As Italians, we need to say that the food was extraordinary from the breakfast to the dinner.
Big congrats to the team and the Chef who we had the pleasure to meet.
He is an international chef overlooking the menu of the other Palumbo Resort in Zanzibar. located in the north coast, as well.
You always have different dishes and local food such as fruits, tuna, octupus and so on.
and all Ingredients are really fresh.


In a nutshell, we highly recommend this place or the Palumbo being in the north coast.
We would like to thank the owners Carolina, Pablo and Vladik once more for creating this little paradise.

We felt at home and for this reason we will come back for sure.

Salvatore & Giulia
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Pablo Palumbo, Owner at Palumbo Reef Beach Resort
Responded 22 Mar 2023
Dear Salvatore & Giulia, Thank you very much for your kind review regarding your stay at Palumboreef Beach Resort. We appreciate every warm word describing your holiday. We are delighted you enjoyed your holiday at our hotel. We are happy you loved the beautiful structure with African spirit, the delicious food selection, and the island excursion to explore the beauty of Zanzibar. We appreciate you mentioning our friendly staff. We believe our kind and professional colleagues can create an exceptional atmosphere and give the resort a soul. We are happy that you felt this genuine hospitality during your stay. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon. Best regards Veronika, on behalf of the entire team at Palumboreef Beach Resort
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iskanderMoscow wrote a review Feb 2020
Moscow, Russia69 contributions88 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Actually, a good hotel, with the exception of the behavior of some employees of the service. I wanted to order 2 glasses of red wine, but the wine from the open bottle was already weak and tasteless. I asked for a bartender to open a new bottle, but here I intervened by Joy. She stated in gross form that the wine from the new bottle costs 4 €, and not 2 € per glass. She was very rude and unfriendly , as if I was guilty before her. I think she wouldn't contacted to the guests. Otherwise, the hotel is recommended for visiting.It is clean and good VFM.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Discover23805589583 wrote a review Dec 2023
1 contribution1 helpful vote
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Palumbo is exactly as advertised.
Great family holiday
Good views
Excellent service!
The beach was cleared of sea grass every day!
The food was fresh and well presented
Catered for every taste and preference
Felt really safe during our stay!
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Date of stay: December 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Take some antibiotic eardrops, as we the water affected our eats
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Response from Pablo Palumbo, Owner at Palumbo Reef Beach Resort
Responded 22 Dec 2023
Dear Discover, Thank you for your review regarding your stay at Palumboreef Beach Resort We are happy you had a great vacation with us. We are delighted you enjoyed the beautiful greenery environment, the clean room, the delicious food, and the excellent service. We appreciate you mentioning our professional and attentive staff. We believe our kind colleagues made your stay unforgettable. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon Best regards Veronika, on behalf of the entire team at Palumboreef Beach Resort
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Patryk M wrote a review Dec 2023
3 contributions
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I am very happy about my one week in Palumbo Reef Resort experience! The resort is beautiful, designed with African heritage style with great italian food (owner is Italian) I enjoyed so much very friendly staff and i wpuld like to shout out names: Adryk, Amadeus and Sara! They were very professional friendly and engaged in conversation, games providing best hospitality i could ask for 🫶hotel is respectful about your privacy, music is not too loud and provides variety of activities in the evening and during the day in swimming pool or sports! Its clean with no problem of insects or african dangerous animals. Please check if you have new edition of american dollars 💵 because its important here in tamzania to have a new Benjamins otherwise they are worthless 😏once again Thank you so much! • About additional atractions: shout out for Rysiu z Zanzibaru especially for Polish tourist group :) he makes those trips a life experiences 🙌 (contact for him whatsup +255 776 280 900) thank you Palumbo Reef for great holidays
Enjoy your stay
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Date of stay: November 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Have euros, dollars(new edition) or tanzanian shillings - no CAD or other currencies in hotel...
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Sharon wrote a review Aug 2023
26 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a lovely evening dinner at the restaurant in this hotel. We were staying in the nearby Uora Beach Resort Hotel and had to get away from the very noisy evening music. We would have much preferred to have stayed here where the place is very tranquil and calm. The carpaccio of Octupus with Passion Fruit sauce was one of the nicest starters I ever tasted. Staff very friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Lovely place to stay I think, a very calm and peaceful place to stay.
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Response from Pablo Palumbo, Owner at Palumbo Reef Beach Resort
Responded 18 Aug 2023
Dear Sharon, Thank you for your review regarding your visit to Palumboreef Beach Resort. We are delighted you had a fabulous experience at our Kambakocho Beach Restaurant. We are happy you enjoyed the delicious fresh food in a friendly atmosphere. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon. Best regards Veronika, on behalf of the entire team at Palumboreef Beach Resort.
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Małgorzata J wrote a review Sept 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I spent a week in he Resort and I must say - it was the perfect time! The pictures of the resort don't reflect those amazing views, wonderful surroundings, the whole hotel infrastructure. The food was delicious, served in a very elegant way. The staff always ready to help, always smiling and very kind. The rooms were cleaned every day and it was really clean. I highly recommend Palumboreef Reef Beach Resort as a perfect hotel to stay.
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Date of stay: September 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Pablo Palumbo, Owner at Palumbo Reef Beach Resort
Responded 3 Oct 2022
Dear Ma_Gorzataj, Thank you very much for your kind review regarding your stay at Palumboreef Beach Resort. We are thrilled you call your holiday with us a Perfect Time. Sometimes the pictures cannot pass the genuine atmosphere and the hotel soul. Therefore, we are honored you experienced it to the fullest. We are delighted you were pleased by our attentive staff and delicious food in the restaurant. There is so much more to explore. We hope to welcome you back soon. Best regards Veronika, on behalf of the entire Palumboreef team
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andra f wrote a review Nov 2023
1 contribution
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
I liked the food and this review is specialy for the chefs Mawadua Khamis and Madawa.
Very nice fish and beef and all food , it is a very nice , relaxing place to be.
I will add a picture of them .
All people working here are simling and ask you how are you , they are so nice and polite
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Date of stay: November 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Pablo Palumbo, Owner at Palumbo Reef Beach Resort
Responded 22 Nov 2023
Dear Andra, Thank you for your review regarding your stay at Palumboreef Beach Resort. We are happy you had a wonderful time at our hotel. We are delighted you enjoyed every part of your stay, including the delicious food and the friendly atmosphere. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon. Best regards Veronika, on behalf of the entire team at Palumboreef Beach Resort
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Fatma B wrote a review Jun 2022
Paris, France30 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent a fantastic time in Palumbo Samaki.
The soul of this resort is definitely the management  team and all the staff

They were so kind with us, taking care of any details and make us feel like home.
Sandro, Pedro, Mohamed Ali and Ali Mohamed, Ali at the massage, Joshua Pedro, Freddie, Juma, Mariam, chef Danmbo aaaannnnnd our very special Rogers at the animation: thank you so much for this good time !!! We'll definitely come back with our Familiy.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Pablo Palumbo, Owner at Palumbo Reef Beach Resort
Responded 1 Oct 2022
Dear Fatma, Thank you very much for your kind review with beautiful words regarding your stay at Palumboreef Beach Resort. We are delighted you enjoyed your holiday with us to the fullest. We appreciate you have mentioned our attentive staff. Everyone from our team is always happy to make your holiday memorable. We are happy you have felt at home here, and we hope to welcome you back soon with your family. Best regards Veronika, on behalf of the entire Palumboreef team
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Answer from Руслина А
19 contributions1 helpful vote
Bonjour! Oui, les prises des chambres sont compatibles avec la norme européenne. Aucun adaptateur nécessaire !
Larisa M. wrote a tip Jan 2024
Transylvania, Romania38 contributions22 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Take US dollars bills in cash with you that are no older than 10 years."
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Discover23805589583 wrote a tip Dec 2023
1 contribution1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Take some antibiotic eardrops, as we the water affected our eats"
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Patryk M wrote a tip Dec 2023
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Have euros, dollars(new edition) or tanzanian shillings - no CAD or other currencies in hotel cashier "
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JamesB wrote a tip Sept 2023
3 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"make sure you catch the evenings entertainment"
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Sharon wrote a tip Aug 2023
26 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Lovely place to stay I think, a very calm and peaceful place to stay."
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PRICE RANGE
£106 - £114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
ora resort palumbo reef hotel uroa village, ora hotel uroa village, ora hotel palumbo reef
LOCATION
TanzaniaZanzibar ArchipelagoZanzibar IslandUroa
NUMBER OF ROOMS
180
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Frequently Asked Questions about Palumbo Reef Beach Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Palumbo Reef Beach Resort ?
Nearby attractions include Uroa Bay (0.03 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Palumbo Reef Beach Resort ?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Palumbo Reef Beach Resort ?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a mosquito net, and a pool view.
What food & drink options are available at Palumbo Reef Beach Resort ?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Palumbo Reef Beach Resort ?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kambakocho Bar & Beach Restaurant, The Island - Pongwe Lodge Restaurant, and Local Restaurant Bustani.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Palumbo Reef Beach Resort ?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and fitness classes during their stay.
Does Palumbo Reef Beach Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Palumbo Reef Beach Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Palumbo Reef Beach Resort ?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Mtoni Palace Ruins (8.1 miles) and Datch Excursions Zanzibar! (7.6 miles).
Does Palumbo Reef Beach Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Palumbo Reef Beach Resort accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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