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#2 of 59 hotels in Nungwi
Location
4.7
Cleanliness
4.8
Service
4.5
Value
4.4
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The hotel Riu Palace Zanzibar All Inclusive 24h Adults Only (renovated in 2019) 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 Nungwi (3 km), Stone Town (57 km) and Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (ZNZ) (66km) and invites you to explore the area. The hotel has 200 cozily furnished rooms with free WiFi and offers many amenities. Relax in our spa or get in shape at the gym. 3 outdoor pools, one of them with integrated whirlpool, and 1 relaxation pool at the Spa area. Daytime and evening entertainment. For lovers of gastronomy, live cooking stations at our main buffet, Fusion and Steakhouse specialty restaurants, as well as 4 bars.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Canoeing
Car hire
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Fitness classes
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Diving
Snorkeling
Water sport equipment rentals
Aerobics
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Tennis court offsite
Taxi service
Spa
Head massage
Massage
Open-air bath
Salon
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Shops
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Minibar
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Bidet
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Separate living room
Sofa
Telephone
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
Whirlpool bathtub
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Luxury
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, French, Arabic, Afrikaans and 2 more
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nataly s wrote a review Feb 6
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The hotel is very beautiful and clean. It's for adults only so there is a very relaxed atmosphere and it's quiet. The food was delicious with plenty to choose from. They also celebrated our birthday with complimentary champagne and a birthday cake. The room and the shower were very spacious, pretty, and comfortable, but the shower had drainage issues that could not be fixed. The room was a little bit far from the pool and the beach. The staff is very nice, everybody always smile and say hello. We especially remember Nasra from reception who was very nice and Amyna who decorated our room for our honeymoon (which was amazing). Also Jasmine, Asynta, and Erick the waiters who were very very nice, but most of all the animation team (Rashid, Boniphace, and Jackson Five) who made our stay there a lot of fun and are amazing. We definitely recommend anyone to stsy at RIU Palace.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Brialisa wrote a review Aug 2021
Bucharest, Romania76 contributions104 helpful votes
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Hotel's Favorite
This hotel is better in reality than in the management pictures! The wonderful manicured garden, the gorgeous ocean views with stunning sunsets, the spotless rooms and the great hospitality make this place a perfect getaway for a memorable holiday. Food is very good and the buffet has many options, for all kind of tastes. The à la carte restaurants are nice and it was easy to make reservations. I have just a little remark about the Steak restaurant. It is better to reserve on the terrace, not inside the restaurant. The swimming pools have great views over the ocean. The beach is wonderful and everybody can have a sunbed, the beachboys are very careful. The tide is not so high on this part of the island, so you can lie in the sun all day. The only bad thing is that the wifi is not so good on the beach. The rooms are great . We had an oceanfront superior suite, with a generous terrace and a splendid view . It was a great choice and I recommend this type of suite, it is very comfortable and close to all the facilities: spa, swimming pool, beach , restaurants, bar. Near the hotel there is a big construction , but there wasn' t any noise to bother us. I appreciate the management care for the feedback. They give feed back forms to be completed and they even come to disscus with the clients about what improvements can be done. The personnel is well trained and helpful. Our holiday at Riu Palace Zanzibar was one the best vacation we had.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Jessgreen17 wrote a review Feb 6
Bury, United Kingdom84 contributions22 helpful votes
The location is out of this world; it is right on the beach and whether you are sat at the restaurant, main bar or the pool you have a view of the ocean. The staff are so friendly, helpful and welcoming. The good variety of food and drink is available and the bar staff will make any cocktail, however Pepe’s snack bar is disappointing. On arrival the hotel has no facilities to store luggage, so it is left in the reception area until taken to your room, which we have never experienced previous nor find acceptable.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Kamila G wrote a review Feb 3
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We have stayed in RIU hotel and it was an-amazing experience. Staffs are very kind and the management is good. Bar is very well organised and we would like to mention the Manager Ajith and his team especially Rukia, Erasto, Zablon, Sara doing amazing job . We love to come back to this place and it is highly recommended.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
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Jaroslaw Izabela wrote a review Feb 2
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Great place Great Hospitality Great food and exceptional service. Tyle Staffs are very kind and the management is Great too. The bar Great and well organized always and they give exceptional service always .The bar manager Ajith,and the assistant manager Maneno, and all the other teams are doing Great job. Highly recommended. Food is Great and there are lot of options. Speciality restaurant are very good. Managers Ghosh and Randy are doing Great job. Highly recommended this place...
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
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Radhiyyah M wrote a review Jan 2023
Johannesburg, South Africa
My sister and I stayed for a week at Riu Palace Zanzibar and we had an amazing and unforgettable experience. The resort is beautiful and everything is all inclusive. The pools, beach and food are worthy of a five star rating. The staff are kind, friendly and extremely helpful. A special mention to Jackson 5 whose enthusiasm at the pool area made aquafit and yoga most fun and was very helpful. Simba from entertainment was most friendly and was always available to chat and answer all our questions. I loved our time spent here and would recommend to anyone wanting to visit Zanzibar. The hotel is in the Nungwi area and is also very close to the Zanzibar horse club and the Baraka natural aquarium which is definitely worth visiting if you stay here.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Milena E wrote a review Jan 2023
Prevalje, Slovenia2 contributions
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All stuff are very, very friendly, especially Oscar and Glorry in the main restaurant and Remmy and Moureen in the bar. I would like to repeat, that they are all really friendly. The food was excelelnt…. TOP hotel - I recommennd to all. Clean restaurant….. The most beautufyl beach I ever seen. locarPeopel (sellers) are not wery desturbing on the beach.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: We booked a lot of acctivities on the beach and we wer wery pleased.
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k.peerova@gmail.com wrote a review Jan 2023
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The hotel is super clean, Entertainment Team doing great job, Simba, Bonifarce, Rashid, Nana and Jackson 5 this team make People connected. Always we have a nice evining show together with amazing dancing from Animátors. I can recommend to every one to come.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Resort63650571952 wrote a review Jan 2023
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This was a fantastic resort! Special thank you to Jackson 5 for awesome aqua aerobics and yoga classes. Also thank you to Simba for the best entertainment! What an amazing holiday. I would highly recommend it to anyone traveling to zanzibar!
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Kurcsicsrita wrote a review Jan 2023
Izsak, Hungary1 contribution
We like long time ago the Riu Hotel chain. We were Riu in Mexico, Sri Lanka (two times 😊) and now Zanzibar . The outstanding service was the cleaning people and the restaurant staff. For example we like so much: Win Fida NM ❤️
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PRICE RANGE
$309 - $466 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
TanzaniaZanzibar ArchipelagoZanzibar IslandNungwi
NUMBER OF ROOMS
200
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Riu Palace Zanzibar
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Riu Palace Zanzibar?
Nearby attractions include Kendwa Beach (0.5 miles), Bahati Beach Boutique (0.5 miles), and Mbape Tours Zanzibar (0.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Riu Palace Zanzibar?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Riu Palace Zanzibar?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a bidet.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Riu Palace Zanzibar?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Riu Palace Zanzibar?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Riu Palace Zanzibar?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bistro' del Mar, Essence Restaurant, and Opera Restaurant Zanzibar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Riu Palace Zanzibar?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and fitness classes during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Riu Palace Zanzibar?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, Arabic, Afrikaans, and Swahili.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Riu Palace Zanzibar?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Fukuchani Ruins (2.0 miles).
Does Hotel Riu Palace Zanzibar have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lagoon view available here.
Is Hotel Riu Palace Zanzibar accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.