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Private beach nearby, white sand, free beach shuttle, 2 beach bars
Private beach nearby, white sand, free beach shuttle, 2 beach bars
2 outdoor pools
2 outdoor pools

Overview of Palumbo Kendwa

Palumbo Kendwa

3.5 star property
Kendwa beach hotel with 2 outdoor pools and free beach shuttle

8.0/10 Very Good

7 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
Kendwa, Kendwa, Unguja North
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Private beach
  • Restaurant and 2 beach bars
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Free beach shuttle
  • Fitness center
  • Pool bar
  • Bar/lounge
  • Airport shuttle
  • Air conditioning
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Self-serve laundry
For families
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Snack bar/deli

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 61 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Free beach shuttle


  • Bistro del mar - 9 min walk
  • La Grande Luna - 10 min walk
  • Essence Restaurant - 11 min walk
  • Sunset - 14 min walk
  • Coccobello - 6 min drive

About this property

Palumbo Kendwa

3.5-star hotel
You can look forward to a free breakfast buffet, a roundtrip airport shuttle, and 2 beach bars at Palumbo Kendwa. This hotel is a great place to bask in the sun with a white sand beach and a free beach shuttle. Be sure to enjoy a meal at Palumbo kendwa, the onsite restaurant. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities such as a poolside bar and laundry facilities.
Other perks at this hotel include:
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Tour/ticket assistance and smoke-free premises
Room features
All guestrooms at Palumbo Kendwa include comforts such as air conditioning, in addition to amenities like free WiFi and safes.
More amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with showers and hair dryers
  • 32-inch flat-screen TVs with cable channels
  • Fans, daily housekeeping, and desks


English, Italian, Swahili

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 72 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time from noon - 9:00 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • There is no front desk at this property
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; your host will greet you
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM please contact the property in advance 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


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Onsite parking includes off-street options


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


  • Free beach shuttle

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast each morning 7:30 AM–10:00 AM
  • Hosted evening meals daily for a surcharge (reservations required)
  • 2 beach bars
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Snack bar/deli

What to do

  • Free beach shuttle
  • Private beach access


  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free beach shuttle


  • 2 buildings/towers
  • Built in 2014
  • Fitness center
  • 2 outdoor pools


  • English
  • Italian
  • Swahili

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Fan
  • Window screens

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Palumbo kendwa - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • An effective city/local tax rate of 12.00 percent will be charged

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 110 per vehicle (roundtrip, maximum occupancy 4)
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 5 percent
  • Hosted evening meal costs USD 12

Children & extra beds

  • Airport shuttle service for children up to age 12 costs USD 0 (roundtrip)

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Hygiene & cleanliness

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; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

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; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in is available.


This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Does Palumbo Kendwa offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Palumbo Kendwa does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. 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 Palumbo Kendwa?
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 are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Palumbo Kendwa?
Yes, there are 2 outdoor pools. Guests have pool access from 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM.
Are pets allowed at Palumbo Kendwa?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Palumbo Kendwa?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 110 per vehicle roundtrip.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Palumbo Kendwa?
You can check in from noon - 9:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:30 AM. Contactless check-in is available.
What is there to do at Palumbo Kendwa and nearby?
Palumbo Kendwa has 2 beach bars and 2 outdoor pools, as well as a fitness center.
Are there restaurants at or near Palumbo Kendwa?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, Palumbo kendwa. Nearby restaurants include Bistro del mar (9-min walk), La Grande Luna (10-min walk), and Essence Restaurant (11-min walk).
What's the area around Palumbo Kendwa like?
Palumbo Kendwa is located a short 8-minute walk from Kendwa Beach.

Overall score and ratings


Very Good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

6/10 Good

Large and airy communal areas. Nice garden with swimming pool. Large room with a/c. Cons/ Essentially an all inclusive hotel for Italians. As non Italian and solo traveller I felt pretty much ignored much of the time. Hotel is a bit out on a limb so tricky if you don’t want to pay to eat at the all inclusive buffet as it’s a bit of a walk in pitch black to get to any bars / restaurants. Dhaka Salaam to beach is handy but now staying in beach front accommodation in Nungwi which is nicer, cheaper and more convenient.
Stephen, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Нормальный отель
Diana, 14-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Séjour au top, très bon établissement je recommande tout simplement. Bien situé. Plage à 5min à pieds et piscine avec vue sur la plage c'est pas mal.
RAJA, 15-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Pulizia impeccabile e il personale disponibile ottimo il mangiare
7-night romance trip
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8/10 Very Good

Ombrelloni e lettini troppo attaccati... la navetta da e per la spiaggia funziona bene peccato nn ci sia mai la possibilità di risalire oltre la mezzanotte
5-night romance trip
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8/10 Very Good

7-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

2-night romance trip
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