Riu Palace Zanzibar

Nungwi Road, Nungwi

+255 758 818 281

per night


based on 1,333 reviews

About Riu Palace Zanzibar, Nungwi

Value for money

The Hotel Riu Palace Zanzibar is well-suited to couples looking for a romantic getaway spot. This is a 5-star, all-inclusive, adults-only property, where couples can relax and enjoy quality time together in a tropical paradise. The property includes three pools, free Wi-Fi, and was just completely refurbished at the end of 2019. The hotel is located on a white-sand beach. There is a full-service spa where you can book massages, facials, and other kinds of wellness treatments. You can also sit in an on-site steam room to rejuvenate yourself. There are swim-up bars to enjoy, a coffee shop, and a beach bar, as well. The hotel hosts some fitness classes, as well as other activities on the premises, like snorkeling, and scuba diving. The Hotel Riu Palace Zanzibar consists of 100 rooms. They are split into junior suites, full suites, jacuzzi suites, and villas. The most luxurious rooms in the house are the villas. You'll enjoy a king-sized four-poster bed, a large living room, a hydro massage bathtub, and even a private pool with a terrace. All of the rooms are individually decorated and include air-conditioning and flat-screen TVs. The all-inclusive room rates get you all of your meals included with your stay. There is a main restaurant that has a varying buffet and show cooking. Other dining venues include Krystal Fusion and a steakhouse. You can also book an open-air romantic dinner for an extra charge. Popular places to check out not far from the Hotel Riu Palace Zanzibar include Mnarani Natural Aquarium and Nungwi Beach. You can also take a day trip out to Mnemba Island.

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$10,809 total123Milhas
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Resort Amenities & Facilities

  • Private beach
  • Adults only
  • Water sport facilities (on site)
  • Snorkeling
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa and wellness center
  • Fitness center
  • 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 sanitizer 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 sanitized
  • Guests can opt-out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • First-aid kit
  • Thermometers for guests provided by property
  • Safe

Services and conveniences

  • Business center
  • 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
  • 24hr 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 center
  • Saltwater pool
  • Massage
  • Pool bar
  • Sauna

Things to do

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


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


  • Garden view
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Newspapers
  • 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

Accessibility and suitability

  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Designated smoking area
  • Non-smoking rooms available
  • Increased accessibility
  • Adults only
  • Elevator


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


  • Extra-long beds (> 2 meters)
  • 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 center
  • Tennis

Parking and transportation

  • Free parking
  • Airport shuttle


  • Laptop safe
  • Desk

Places of interest near Riu Palace Zanzibar

Attractions in Nungwi, Tanzania curated by momondo

Riu Palace Zanzibar location: Nungwi Road, Nungwi


Nungwi Beach1.7 mi

Riu Palace Zanzibar Reviews

ExcellentBased on 1333 verified guest reviews

Pros +
  • Very friendly and helpful staff. (in 87 reviews)
  • "Variety food, most of all delicious." (in 74 reviews)
  • Beautiful hotel with beautiful beach! (in 66 reviews)
Cons -
  • The place is very far from stone town. (in 2 reviews)
  • They have many options for food. (in 1 review)
  • A la carte restaurants were disappointing. (in 1 review)

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Riu Palace Zanzibar room booking info

Check in/Check out

Check in anytime after 4:00 PM, check out anytime before 11:00 AM


Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

Frequently asked questions

  • There is a $91/night difference in the average price of 5 star hotels in Nungwi ($381/night) and the average nightly rate at Riu Palace Zanzibar ($290/night).

  • The drive from Zanzibar Kisauni to Riu Palace Zanzibar will take you about 1h 39min depending on traffic, with a distance of 33.1 mi. Hotels located in more populated areas may see vastly more traffic which will add to your travel time.

  • A very popular option for travelers staying at Riu Palace Zanzibar would be to take a taxi or ridesharing service from Zanzibar Kisauni directly to the hotel.

  • Yes, Riu Palace Zanzibar does have a restaurant where you can sit down to eat or take food to go. There are also many other quality food options in Nungwi for those looking for something different. One of the easiest dining options for Nungwi guests staying in Riu Palace Zanzibar is to get room service, which is available to all hotel guests.

  • Yes, Riu Palace Zanzibar has a pool that customers can use. Typically, hotel pools have restrictions based on the time of day so be sure to speak to the front desk before using the pool.

  • For questions regarding the hotel or your stay at Riu Palace Zanzibar, call +255 758 818 281.

  • Yes, Riu Palace Zanzibar has Wi-Fi available to hotel guests.

  • Yes, there is a gym available to guests of Riu Palace Zanzibar. For gym hours, it is best to ask the front desk clerk during check-in.

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