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Hotel Riu Palace Zanzibar

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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
53.1 km to Kisauni Airport
17 restaurants are within a 2 km radius
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We have just returned from Zanzibar where we stayed 4 nights / 5 days at RIU Palace Zanzibar and it did not met our expectations and it is not a 5 star hotel, at all . Pros: - The landscapes were fabulous - The gardens...More

9  Thank Maria1602016
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had 4 couples and a single in our family. After a long day flying from the western corridor of the Serengeti, there was another 1.4 hous bumpy drive to the Hideaway of Nungwi. First impressions were amazing! Slight Arabic flavour to architecture. Beautiful pool,...More

4  Thank leamckaskill
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

5  Thank Kaela M
Reviewed 1 week 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

2  Thank pettigo26
Reviewed 1 week 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

4  Thank Carmen S
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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 ...More 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. 2 outdoor pools, suites with small private pool in Privileged Area. Day and evening entertainment, Children's entertainment (4-12 yrs). For lovers of gastronomy, we offer live cooking stations at our main restaurant and 3 bars, and 2 ‘à la carte’ restaurants for guests staying at the Privileged Area (once per stay). Less
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Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
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HOTEL FEATURES
Beachfront
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free Parking
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room Service
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Air Conditioning
Airport Transportation
Babysitting
Banquet Room
Business Centre with Internet Access
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Concierge
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Minibar
Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
Refrigerator in room
Tennis Court
Breakfast included
Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Hotel Style
Top resorts Hotels
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On the Beach
,
Luxury
,
Spa
,
Family
,
Romantic
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Hotel Style
Top resorts Hotels
,
On the Beach
,
Luxury
,
Spa
,
Family
,
Romantic
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Hotel class
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Hotel Style
Top resorts Hotels
,
On the Beach
,
Luxury
,
Spa
,
Family
,
Romantic
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)
Questions & Answers
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Delirusvitae
10 July 2018|
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Response from Wirralite |
I can no longer see it on the Leading Hotels of the World website, and it's not mentioned in the Riu description of the resort which I think they would have highlighted, so I don't believe it is, sorry. Cheers ♥️
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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
"Close to the ocean, the restaurants and the pool"
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"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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