Riu Palace Zanzibar

Nungwi Road, Nungwi, Tanzania
+255 758 818 281

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Riu Palace Zanzibar
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About Riu Palace Zanzibar

  • Resort Room
    Enjoy the many amenities of the resort
  • Clean and Tidy
    This stay has listed several different cleanliness practices.
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi, Breakfast, and Parking for free

Sitting right on Nungwi Beach in Zanzibar, Tanzania is Riu Palace Zanzibar. The hotel is right on the edge of white sand and clear blue water. It’s an all-inclusive property that’s for adults only. For a romantic vacation with that special somebody, this paradise is the ideal location with accommodations that will deliver the trip guests dream about.

Guests can choose between junior suites, full suites, junior suites with garden views, full jacuzzi suites, or villas. Villas are the ultimate in luxurious vacation experiences. There are separate living spaces, two bathrooms, a hydromassage tub, satellite TV, an electric kettle, and a private pool with a terrace for lounging on. All guests will enjoy air conditioning, ceiling fans, minibars, robes and slippers, bidets, and free WiFi.

Riu Palace Zanzibar has different options for dining that are part of the all-inclusive feature of the hotel. There is a breakfast buffet that changes often. For lunch, guests will find a buffet, some live cooking stations, and a grill that’s out by the pool. Dinner can be found buffet-style at the main restaurant. A la carte options exist too, such as Krystal fusion restaurant, a steakhouse, and guests can book an intimate, private dinner out on the beach for a fee. A la carte options require reservations.

This hotel has tons to do from a beautiful outdoor pool with loungers to a full-service spa, and a fitness facility with classes to offer. There is also snorkeling on-site, as well as scuba diving. Guests can also take in any number of a variety of shows and other entertainments that the resort hosts.

Rooms available at Riu Palace Zanzibar

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£666 totalTraveluro
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Amenities at Riu Palace Zanzibar

  • Private beach
  • Adults only
  • Water sport facilities (on site)
  • Snorkelling
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Fitness centre
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Face masks for guests available
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Physical distancing rules
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • Hand sanitiser in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitised
  • Guests can opt out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Disinfection of high-touch surfaces
  • First-aid kit
  • Enhanced cleaning
  • Thermometers for guests provided by property
  • Safe

Services and conveniences

  • Business centre
  • Wake-up service
  • Concierge service
  • Entertainment staff
  • Currency exchange on-site
  • Hammam (Turkish bath)
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Room service
  • Tour desk
  • Key card access
  • Express check-out
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Wedding services
  • Ticket service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Bottle of water

Pool and spa

  • Heated pool
  • Spa
  • Hot tub
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool towels
  • Pool with a view
  • Steam room
  • Private pool
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Saltwater pool
  • Massage
  • Pool bar
  • Sauna


  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Fan
  • Free toiletries
  • Air-conditioned
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Body soap
  • Dustbins
  • Conditioner

Things to do

  • Gift shop
  • Bicycle hire
  • Canoeing
  • Scuba diving
  • Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Evening entertainment
  • Beauty salon
  • Table tennis
  • Water sport facilities (on site)
  • Windsurfing


  • Garden view
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Pool view
  • Storage available
  • Sea view
  • Seating area
  • Sofa
  • Solarium
  • Soundproofing
  • Telephone


  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Shower cap
  • Bathtub
  • Bidet
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper


  • Electric kettle
  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Minibar
  • Snack bar
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Kettle
  • Coffee machine

Accessibility and suitability

  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Designated smoking area
  • Non-smoking rooms available
  • Disabled access
  • Adults only
  • Lift


  • Outdoor furniture
  • Private beach
  • Garden
  • Terrace/Patio
  • Beach towels
  • Balcony


  • Extra-long beds (> 2 metres)
  • Socket near the bed
  • Alarm clock
  • Sofa bed
  • Wardrobe or closet


  • Ironing service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry service
  • Iron and ironing board

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • TV

Family friendly

  • Babysitting or child care
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Playground


  • Aerobics
  • Fitness centre
  • Tennis

Parking and transportation

  • Free parking
  • Airport shuttle


  • Laptop safe
  • Desk

Reviews of Riu Palace Zanzibar

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8.0 Great
Pros:Food, beach, swimming pool , cleanliness of resort
Cons:Bar service slow , and to separate the smokers from non smoking.
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Nungwi Road, Nungwi

What's nearby

  • Nungwi Beach1.7 mi
  • Mnarani Natural Aquarium1.9 mi



Check in anytime after 16:00, check out anytime before 11:00


Cancellation/pre-payment policies vary by room type and provider.

FAQs when booking at Riu Palace Zanzibar

  • Riu Palace Zanzibar is located at Nungwi Road, 1.5 miles from the centre of Nungwi. Nungwi Beach is the closest landmark to Riu Palace Zanzibar.

  • Check-in time is 16:00 and check-out time is 11:00 at Riu Palace Zanzibar.

  • Yes, Riu Palace Zanzibar offers free Wi-Fi.

  • Yes, Riu Palace Zanzibar offers free parking.

  • No, Riu Palace Zanzibar does not offer free airport shuttle service.

  • Riu Palace Zanzibar is 33.1 miles from Zanzibar Kisauni. Riu Palace Zanzibar is 47.7 miles from Tanga.

  • Yes, Riu Palace Zanzibar has a pool on-site.

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Distance to city centre

1.5 mi

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Nearest airport

Zanzibar Kisauni

Distance to airport

33.1 mi