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Riu Palace Zanzibar - All Inclusive, Nungwi, Tanzania

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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  • Long before we flew, we specifically contacted the hotel to say we would be arriving very…Apr 19, 2020
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Riu Palace Zanzibar - All Inclusive, Nungwi, Tanzania

from P10,610
  • 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, Nungwi, Tanzania


  • 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

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 62 min drive

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 sun loungers
  • 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
  • Snorkeling on site
  • Beach towels
  • Pool sun loungers
  • 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
  • Elevator
  • 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
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, Nungwi, Tanzania’s small print

Also known as

  • Hideaway Nungwi
  • Riu Palace Zanzibar All Inclusive Adults
  • Riu Zanzibar Inclusive Adults
  • Riu Palace Zanzibar All Inclusive Adults All-inclusive property
  • Riu Palace Zanzibar All Inclusive Adults Nungwi
  • Riu Palace Zanzibar All Inclusive Adults
  • Riu Zanzibar Inclusive Nungwi
  • Riu Palace Zanzibar - All Inclusive Nungwi
  • Riu Palace Zanzibar - All Inclusive - Adults Only Nungwi
  • Hideaway Nungwi Resort
  • Riu Palace Zanzibar All Inclusive Adults Only
  • Hideaway of Nungwi Resort Spa
  • Riu Zanzibar Inclusive Adults
  • Riu Palace Zanzibar All Inclusive Adults Only
  • Riu Palace Zanzibar - All Inclusive All-inclusive property
  • Nungwi Hideaway
  • Nungwi Hideaway Resort
  • Nungwi Resort
  • Hideaway Of Nungwi Resort & Spa Zanzibar
  • Riu Palace Zanzibar All Inclusive Adults Resort Nungwi
  • Riu Palace Zanzibar All Inclusive Adults Resort


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, Nungwi, Tanzania

  • 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.
  • Is Riu Palace Zanzibar - All Inclusive currently open?
    This property is closed until further notice.
  • 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.

Recent reviews

Superb 9.0 From 173 reviews

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
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
A wonderful place to stay. Amazing food and the staff were excellent. perfect place to relax after 10days on Safari
Anthony, au3 night trip
Poor 2.0
Terrible - Do not stay here!
I’m a true believer that PEOPLE MAKE PLACES and this IS NOT one of them: Common areas are infested with mosquitos after 4pm; beach towels stink; breakfast area is infested with crows; branding- everything was branded « Hideaway » not riu. - but most importantly, unfriendly and unhelpful management. We stayed at much more modest places in Tanzania and received the best service (eg: TLoma lodge)! Upon arriving after 5h of driving, 1h30 of plane and another 1h30 of driving from the airport + having been sick for 2 days, we were told we only had a booking for 1 adult. The price we paid was clearly for 2 people but they wouldn’t let us check in unless receiving a new email from - keep in mind we’re in Zanzibar, no tollfree number, no reception. We were asked to sit down on a bench infested with mosquitos- you know, cause standing customers is not a good look for others..Since I was sick I even suggested removing the 'all inclusive' for both of us, I was in no mood to drink or eat anything. No! Management demanded we pay an addtl $320 for the 2nd person, bringing our total price at $1250 for 2 for 2 nights!!!At $600 a night you could stay at the ST Regis! And this hotel clearly was NOT matching a 5 star. When you have customers in front of you who’ve traveled HOURS by plane and car and who are sick, Who don’t have a car or option to go elsewhere, that’s simply called EXTORTION. Thanks for ruining our vacation - I'll be sure to recommend ANYTHING but Rui to my friends!
us2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Amazing service
Excellent hotel with a great service from the staff. All day they were looking after us and trying to make our stay more pleasant. Special thanks to the GM and Orisbel who were wonderful hosts. I would recommend this hotel to everyone. The beach is also very good.
ALEJANDRO, hk2 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Zanzibar experience
Positives : great weather, good clean place , good beach , friendly staff, great swimming pool, great food and bar area. Nice spa and games area. Negatives : smoking allowed in all areas and not nice to smell it while eating. Gym is ok but can do with more free weights and equipment Bar service is slow.
Johan, gb7 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Fab Fab Fab!!!
Absolutely fantastic!! First time in Zanzibar and we will definitely be back! Hotel is located about 1.5hr from airport, probably shorter if the roads were better. Hotel reception is very welcoming and staff very attentive! Our room was fab, 4 post bed, balcony and large bathroom! Pool/beach area is out of this world!! You do get some hassle on the beach to buy stuff, we did actually go with a guy from the beach for the dolphin tour and i couldnt fault it, we paid $15 less EACH for the tour and swam with dolphins! Staff around the pool were fantastic, always made sure we had a drink in hand. Water activities were so much fun, got everyone together, laughing! Breakfast, lunch and dinner was lovely! Im not a fussy eater so for me it was great, lots to choose from! Friday night dinner was an open grill and entertainment which really made our last night!!! I would 100% recommend this hotel! Just be advised for elderly/less active.. there is a slight hill from pool to some rooms/reception. There is golf carts that can move you around but maybe request a room near the pool.
kerri, gb3 night romance trip
Poor 2.0
Front desk and General Manager aren't honest and they intentionally use a interface gap (and it seems that in Expedia too) to charge clients extra amounts. Basically you search for a room for 2, they end up giving you a room for one without any notice sign or information. In my case, the information of the room even said it was for 3 and in any field through the whole booking I had any chance to change the number of persons in the search. I always use to travel, America, Europe and it was in Africa that happened twice. In this case, in RIU, they wanted to charge 400USD for the second person in the front desk, when in the night before of the booking I had already paied 250USD. I called from the hotel and they gave me the rate for two and it was only 30-40USD more, but the front desk wanted to charge 10x that (the 400USD) and if I cancelled I wouldn't get a room available anymore. I couldn't believe that happened twice just in Africa, so I went through and recorded the whole booking online process to understand what happened. I found out (and recorded it) I had made no mistake, that had that gap to change the number of people once you finished booking without ever showing that to who's booking. The page, the email confirmation, all that is setup by the hotel to mislead you to believe everything is alright (for 2) until your arrival. They know what is going on as it happens often, more than once/day to their clients.
Helena, mx1 night romance trip
Good 6.0
Our stay at Riu Palace Zanzibar.
Since the hotel is so spread out, there were golf carts to transport people from area to area. Sometimes the transport bever arrived. One day when we returned to our room after lunch, the entrance to our room was flooded with water from the malfunctioning airconditioner. I slipped on the water and almost fell, but was saved by my husband who was right behind me. We called reception and they sent over a technician after about an hour. When he left he said housekeeping would come over to mop up the water. No one came and we eventually mopped It up ourselves with our bath towels. We informed reception about this. Instead of offering a rebate which we hoped they would do, they sent over a bottle of champagne as compensation. We don’t drink champagne, so for us it was no compensation. We found the hotel to be too widely spread but the gardens were spectacular and well maintained. The food was excellent and the service friendly and efficient.
Laila, ca3 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
New Year stay
Firstly, the staff at the hotel were first rate. The levels of friendliness and kindness were truly on a personal level. So many had the nack of remembering your name.....quite a feat when I have difficulty keeping hold of names. People of Tansania, Zanzibar and this part of the world are genuine and quite lovely. I think people in the West have a lot to learn from them. The hotel itself was very clean and the food and facilities very good. The layout of the food; in particular the desert tables, was quite something to behold, particularly on New Years Eve. The only slight glitch in my room was an air conditioning system that was a bit temperamental, but staff were very efficient in seeing to this concern.
Edward, ie9 night trip

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