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1 room, 2 adults

Riu Palace Zanzibar - All Inclusive

5-star5 stars
Nungwi Road, Nungwi, Tanzania

Upscale beachfront property with spa, near Kendwa Beach
  • Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
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  • A wonderful place to stay. Amazing food and the staff were excellent. perfect place to…Dec. 24, 2019
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Riu Palace Zanzibar - All Inclusive

from A$359
  • Junior Suite
  • Suite
  • Villa, Private Pool (Beach)
  • Suite, Hot Tub (Jacuzzi)
  • Junior Suite, Garden View
  • Superior Suite, Ocean View
  • Villa
  • Junior Suite (Courtyard)
  • Junior Suite
  • Suite
  • Villa (Beach)
  • Suite (Jacuzzi)
  • Superior Suite, Ocean View
  • Villa

What’s around Riu Palace Zanzibar - All Inclusive


  • On the beach
  • Kendwa Beach - 6 min walk
  • Nungwi Beach - 28 min walk
  • Nungwi Natural Aquarium - 39 min walk
  • Mnarani Natural Aquarium - 44 min walk
  • Mnemba Island - 12.9 mi / 20.8 km
  • Kigomani Beach - 14 mi / 22.5 km
  • Muyuni Beach - 16.6 mi / 26.7 km

At a glance

Key facts


  • 100 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 floor


  • Check-in time 2 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking on site (limited)

Payment types at the property

* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink
  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • 3 restaurants
  • 5 bars/lounges
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Beach bar
  • Swim-up bar
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Beach sunloungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Number of outdoor pools - 3
  • Swim-up bar
  • Fitness facilities
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Scuba diving on site
  • Snorkelling on site
  • Beach towels
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Steam room
  • Pool umbrellas
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 4
  • Year Built – 2012
  • Lift
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Swahili

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
Things to enjoy
  • Balcony or patio
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features

All inclusive

This property is all-inclusive. Onsite food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).
Food and beverages

  • All buffet and à la carte meals, snacks, and beverages included
  • In-room minibar (all beverages included)

Activities and facilities/equipment
Land activities
  • Fitness facilities

  • Aerobics
  • Language
  • Water fitness

  • Onsite live performances

Not included
  • Scuba-diving excursions
  • Scuba-diving lessons
  • Airport transfers
  • Laundry/dry cleaning services
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services
  • Activities and services offered by independent operators
  • Offsite tours
  • Transportation to offsite activities
  • Gratuities
  • Taxes


Riu Palace Spa has 3 treatment rooms including rooms for couples and outdoor treatment areas. Services include facials, body wraps, body scrubs, and body treatments. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and hydrotherapy. The spa is equipped with a spa tub and a steam room.

The spa is open daily.


Promenade - Onsite buffet restaurant.

Beef Steak House - Onsite steakhouse. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Breeze - Onsite bar. Open daily.

Sunshine - Onsite bar. Open daily.

Riu Palace Zanzibar - All Inclusive’s small print

Also known as

  • Hideaway Nungwi Resort
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  • Hideaway Nungwi
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  • Hideaway of Nungwi Resort Spa
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Construction is underway at a neighboring building and there may be noise disturbance from the construction work.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available.

The property affirms that it follows sanitization practices of Covid-19 Health Protocol (RIU) guidelines.

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 1.00 per person, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Riu Palace Zanzibar - All Inclusive

  • Does Riu Palace Zanzibar - All Inclusive offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Riu Palace Zanzibar - All Inclusive does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Riu Palace Zanzibar - All Inclusive?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Riu Palace Zanzibar - All Inclusive?
    Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
  • Is there a pool at Riu Palace Zanzibar - All Inclusive?
    Yes, there are 3 outdoor pools.
  • Are pets allowed at Riu Palace Zanzibar - All Inclusive?
    Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Riu Palace Zanzibar - All Inclusive?
    You can check in from 2 PM to midnight. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Riu Palace Zanzibar - All Inclusive?
    Yes, there are 3 onsite restaurants. Nearby restaurants include Bistro del mar (10-min walk), La Fontana (11-min walk), and Chef's Baking shop (2.1 mi).

Recent reviews

Superb 9.0 From 175 reviews

Very good 8.0
Great place to stay. My only complaint would be make sure you make a restaurant reservation as soon as you get there, we are unable to go to one of the restaurants one night and had to go to the buffet because they forgot to tell us to make a reservation. Overall the food was very good. Many options to choose from. The pool was in OK condition, some tiles missing, etc. The drinks were excellent and plentiful and the beach was amazing too.
Christina, us4 night trip with friends
Very good 8.0
Long before we flew, we specifically contacted the hotel to say we would be arriving very early to the property and was there some arrangement we could make for an early check in. We never received a response until the day before iur flight and that was an auto reply that someone might contact us within 2 weeks. After an overnight flight, a chaotic pass theough Immigration and a 1.5 hour drive we arrived overtired and cranky. We were showed on a map where the dining hall was but we had 10 minutes to get to it and get some food before it closed for meal change. Afterward we were stuck at reception with no breeze and no air conditioning for over 2 hours waiting for advertized check in time.
ca5 night trip
Poor 2.0
This hotel property had difficult check-out and is dishonest with their policies. I would not recommend booking a stay here ever.
UnhappyCustomer, us7 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Was nice located in a beautiful beach very quiet food was good
us6 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
First time I go in such type of hotel (lots of tourists) and I felt like in a five star hotel. Wonderful staff, food, location, All is to make your feel the most welcome and with a very personal service It was a wonderful experience
Katrin, us8 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
After 2 days spent in another hotel & having no room available for the rest of our holiday there we eventually arrived in paradise! The RIU hotel has it all and is the best RIU hotel I have ever stayed in! Could not fault anything at all. The views & setting are fabulous! Loved every second!! Thank you to all the staff who make your holiday so relaxing & go the extra mike for guests! You are all amazing individuals! Each and everyone of you!!!
gb6 night romance trip
Fair 4.0
Very poor price quality /ratio
We were very desapointed by this kind of resort Very bad check in,the rooms were not ready when we arrived even we told them that we will be there sooner and they said no problème. The breakfast was cheap, no service for fried eggs, the pâtisserie was very cheap for the price we paid about 8000€ for 12 nights all inclusive ( included a discount of 30%)All the meals were at the dame level, certainly not five stars hotel I am very desapointed about the rate that you gave to this « palace »...
il12 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
The Rooms were very clean and spacious. The room cleaning service is amazing and over expectations. The staff is very friendly and highly professional. The garden is well maintained and beautiful. Not to mention the ocean that changes colors everyday. I rarely give a full 100% in my reviews but here it is a full 100%
us9 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
The kindness of the African people is what makes all the difference. I could have stayed in a dilapidated hut and it still would have been a great stay simply because of the people.
us7 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Stunning hotel, so well kept. The staff were so friendly and the food was incredible. Cocktails also very, very good.
gb5 night romance trip

Riu Palace Zanzibar - All Inclusive

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