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Riu Palace Zanzibar - All Inclusive - Adults Only

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9.0

Excellent (2,810 ratings)

Nungwi, Tanzania - 

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910 m Kendwa Beach

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2.5 km Nungwi Beach

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2.5 km Nungwi Natural Aquarium

Hotel Overview

Riu Palace Zanzibar - All Inclusive - Adults Only located in Nungwi is a highly acclaimed destination among travelers, known for its luxurious and serene atmosphere. This adults-only resort is celebrated for its exceptional service, stunning beachfront location, and top-notch amenities, making it a favorite for those seeking a tranquil and indulgent getaway.

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  1. Exceptional Service: Staff are highly praised for their attentive, friendly, and professional service, ensuring a memorable and comfortable stay.
  2. Stunning Beachfront Location: The hotel boasts a beautiful and well-maintained beach, offering breathtaking views and a perfect setting for relaxation.
  3. Quality of Food: Guests appreciate the variety and quality of food available at the hotel, highlighting the delicious and diverse dining options.
  4. Luxurious Accommodations: Rooms and facilities are noted for their luxury, cleanliness, and comfort, providing a perfect haven for relaxation.
  5. Adults-Only Atmosphere: The adults-only policy is favored for ensuring a quiet, relaxing, and romantic environment, ideal for couples and solo travelers.
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  1. Limited Nightlife: Some guests feel the nightlife options within the hotel are limited, impacting those looking for a vibrant evening scene.
  2. Pricey On-site Activities: Activities offered by the hotel are considered expensive by some guests, adding to the budget considerations.
  3. Wi-Fi Connectivity: Issues with Wi-Fi connectivity in some parts of the hotel have been a point of contention for guests needing reliable internet access.
  4. Seaweed on Beach: The presence of seaweed on the beach at certain times of the year has detracted from the overall beach experience for some visitors.
  5. Distance from Local Attractions: The hotel's somewhat isolated location means that visiting local attractions requires transportation, which may be inconvenient for those looking to explore the area.

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Total 2,810 Reviews

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9.2

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2,287 Reviews

8.9 / 10

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523 Reviews

9.2 / 10

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Nature was mentioned 256 times

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Claudio Colicchio4 months ago
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From the moment I set foot in the enchanting Hotel Riu Palace in Zanzibar, I knew my stay would be nothing short of extraordinary. This hotel isn’t just a place to stay; it’s a destination in itself, offering a mesmerizing experience that lingers in your memory. The architecture and ambiance of the hotel are a perfect blend of luxury and comfort, set against the backdrop of Zanzibar’s breathtaking natural beauty. But what truly sets Hotel Riu Palace apart are its culinary offerings. Each restaurant is a gateway to gastronomic delights, serving a wide array of delicious cuisines that tantalize your taste buds. Every meal is a celebration of flavors, expertly prepared and beautifully presented, making dining here an experience in itself. The service at Hotel Riu Palace is the epitome of excellence. Every staff member goes above and beyond to ensure guests feel special and well-cared for. Their attention to detail and warm, welcoming demeanor make you feel like royalty. A special shoutout to Allen from the Ginger Bar at the main pool. His remarkable skill in making everyone feel comfortable and his exceptional service truly enhances the overall experience. Allen’s dedication and charisma add a personal touch that makes your stay even more memorable. In conclusion, my stay at Hotel Riu Palace, Zanzibar, was an unforgettable experience. It’s a place where luxury meets comfort, culinary delights meet impeccable service, and every moment is a treasure. I highly recommend this hotel to anyone seeking a five-star experience in every sense. Thank you, Hotel Riu Palace, for an incredible stay!

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Bassogbe Fritz5 months ago
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We spend 10 nights (mid of November) The start was a bit disappointed to be honest. We arrived very early at the hotel due to our flight. We were welcomed shortly and than were asked to pay the taxes. I mean nothing against paying that however, it would have been nice to be welcomed like we saw it was happening later with the other guests: We did not receive a welcome drink, where not handed out the bracelet (which costs trouble with the staff and security downstairs), and our wifi was not working for couple of hours while waiting for the check in. Where we saw that other guests who arrived later received all that mentioned above directly. For the wifi we had to go back in total 4 times in order to fix that issue. But what I was most disappointed at was that we did not hear any congratulations on our honeymoon. I wrote them and email before so they knew that this was a special trip for us and I would have appreciated and expected a different welcoming from the receptionists and riu ( we have been to other Rius before). BUT the rest of the staff is more than just on point. Starting with all the cleaning Personal who is there to keep all the area (which is super huge) clean at all times, with the gardeners who keep the beauty flora in tact, the housekeeper Lisanne who cleaned our appartment everyday and left beautiful creations on the bed, the bar and service Personal who are always more than welcoming and attentive and where the service is super great! Just to mention some as unfortunately we cannot remember all of the namens: Olivio who always welcomes us with a big smile at the main restaurant. He treated us so well and we felt very good taking care of. Ramadan one of the cooks who prepared one of the amazing dishes. Abu who served us at the steakhouse restaurant with an extraordinary service. Reheana with the service from the pool area who always serviced us cool and warm drinks. Ernest who always waited for us at the bar with a big smile and kindness! I could go on and on. Also I would like To mention two animators: Jackson 4 and Ronaldinho with who we did yoga sessions in the morning, the Aqua Fitness and aqua Volleyball. The only thing I think would be nicer to stretch the offers a bit as all the mentions above activities happening in the morning quite shortly after each other. Which means in the afternoon there is not much. Every evening there is a show / performance (which repeats after one week). The performances are from dancing, singing and Musik everything and quite good. After that there is always a „party“ untill 12:00 pm. The Musik is not quite diverse and it’s always the same songs and group dances - here I would love to see some variety ;). If you want to have a bit more celebration, would recommend to go to the jumbo hotel in the evening - the people are a bit more in a party mood and the dance floor and dj is a bit better and bigger. In regards to the facilities we really loved it and liked that the ways were longer and you had to walk a bit (for example: from our room to the main pool we had to walk about 5-7 min) Also that you as a riu palace guest can use the facility of the jumbo hotel is great plus (as the beach part is a bit nicer with palm trees over there). Great is also that you can book separate restaurants - we have been to two and both of them were amazing (food and service vise). Furthermore you have the possible to rent out standup paddling, kayak and paddle boat for free (30 min). We did the Kajak and had a great and fun time. We had a junior suite garden view. The room was okay, but nothing special. We really only used the room for sleeping and for that is das sufficient. Be aware that as it’s very humid and cloths and bed sheets feel a bit wet. All in all we had a lovely time and enjoyed our stay and would recommend the riu palace!!

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General Info

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Total number of rooms 100

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Number of floors 1

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Number of buildings/towers 4

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Year Built 2012

WiFi Quality

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96

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4K online movies

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What's nearby

Kendwa Beach

910 m

Nungwi Beach

2.5 km

Nungwi Natural Aquarium

2.5 km

Mnarani Natural Aquarium

3 km

Mnemba Island

17 km

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Airports Nearby

Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ)

45 km

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Restaurants

Promenade Main Restaurant

420 m

M&J Cafe

2.5 km

Ginger Bar

350 m

Nungwi Inn

2.5 km

Mangi's Bar

2.5 km

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Prices Around Property

Average Daily Costs Per Person

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Bottle of water 1.5L

$0.4 - $0.4

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Coffee

$1 - $3.6

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Beer 0.5L

$1.1 - $1.4

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Meal, inexpensive restaurant

$2.9 - $10

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Public transport, one-way ticket

$0.2 - $2.2

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Taxi 1km (normal tariff)

$0.5 - $0.7

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Meal for 2 people, mid-range restaurant, three-course

$21.7 - $35

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Bottle of mid-range wine

$4.3 - $10.8

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McMeal at McDonalds

$3.6 - $4.3

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Coke/Pepsi 0.33L

$0.4 - $1.1

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Gasoline (1 liter)

$0.9 - $1.1

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Mobile phone monthly plan

$10.8 - $10.8

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Fitness club, monthly fee

$18.1

Weather In Nungwi

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Traffic around property

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Few vehicles on the road, relaxed and stress-free driving experience.

House Rules

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Check in after 15:00

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Check out until 11:00

Children welcome

No pets or service animals

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