Palumbo Reef

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On the beach, white sand, beach umbrellas, beach towels
On the beach, white sand, beach umbrellas, beach towels
On the beach, white sand, beach umbrellas, beach towels

Overview of Palumbo Reef

Palumbo Reef

3.5-star property
Uroa beachfront hotel with outdoor pool, restaurant

7.6/10 Good

27 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
Uroa, Uroa
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach towels
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Self-serve laundry
For families
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach
  • Nungwi Beach - 71 min drive

Getting around

  • Zanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.) - 65 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Palumbo Reef

3.5-star hotel by the sea
A free breakfast buffet, a round-trip airport shuttle and a terrace are just a few of the amenities provided at Palumbo Reef. With a white sand beach, beach umbrellas and beach towels, this hotel is the perfect place to soak up some sun. In addition to a garden and laundry facilities, guests can connect to free WiFi in public areas.
Other perks include:
  • An outdoor pool
  • Free self-parking
  • Multilingual staff, tour/ticket information and a TV in the lobby
  • A porter/bellboy, express check-out and smoke-free property
Room features
All guest rooms at Palumbo Reef offer comforts, such as air conditioning, in addition to
Extra amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with showers and bidets
  • Balconies, ceiling fans and daily housekeeping


English, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish

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 or hotter


Contactless social distancing
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 sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 150 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until 11:30 PM
  • Express check-in/out
  • Early 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

  • The front desk is open daily from 10:00 AM - midnight
  • 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


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free on-site self-parking


  • Airport shuttle (available at scheduled times)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast each morning 6:30 AM–10:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Beach volleyball
  • Bike rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Scuba-diving nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Beach towels
  • Beach umbrellas


  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • An outdoor pool


  • English
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 54-cm plasma TV

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Balcony

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Bidet
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


On-site venue – 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:
  • A tax is imposed by the city and collected at the property. Exemptions or reductions might apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • An effective city/local tax rate of 12.00 per cent will be charged

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 5 per cent

Renovations and closures

The property is closed between 14 May and 31 July.

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 sanitiser.

Contactless check-in is available.


This property does not have lifts.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Palumbo Reef Resort Uroa
Palumbo Reef Resort
Palumbo Reef Uroa
Palumbo Reef
Ora Resort Palumbo Reef Hotel Uroa Village
Ora Hotel Uroa Village
Palumbo Reef Uroa
Palumbo Reef Hotel
Palumbo Reef Hotel Uroa

Frequently asked questions

Is Palumbo Reef currently open?
The property is closed between 14 May and 31 July.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Palumbo Reef?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, 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 Reef?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Palumbo Reef?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Palumbo Reef?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Palumbo Reef?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Palumbo Reef?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 11:30 PM. Check-out time is 10:30 AM. Express check-in and check-out and contactless social distancing are available.
What is there to do at Palumbo Reef and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as volleyball. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Palumbo Reef?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Bar Palumbo Reef (6-min walk) and The Cliff Grill Restaurant (4 mi).
Does Palumbo Reef have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony.
What's the area around Palumbo Reef like?
Palumbo Reef is located a short 1-minute walk from Uroa Beach.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

10/10 Exceptional

Awesome place and nice to spend your vecation there with your family or your honeymoon.....beautiful beach
10-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

It was great. Everything about it.
Achille, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

2-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

2-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Relaxed, friendly atmosphere; beautiful location
My 3-night stay at Palumbo Reef was problem-free and relaxing. The staff is very kind and friendly, especially manager Mohamed. My room was large, clean and very comfortable, and the fresh flowers on arrival were lovely. I had a wonderful view of the sea from my balcony and the sound of the surf lulled me to sleep each night. There is AC in the rooms, but with the sea breeze, it wasn't needed. The bed was very comfortable and the water in the shower nice and hot. Food was plentiful and of good quality, a combination of Italian and traditional Swahili dishes. The pool is gorgeous as is the beach. I was particularly happy to be able to walk the beach without disturbance from local touts. There are plenty of activities offered by the hotel and associated tour operators, but no pressure to join in if you don't want to. I recommend the traditional Zanzibar massage at the spa. All in all, it was a relaxed, friendly atmosphere in a beautiful location with a helpful and friendly staff.
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8/10 Very good

Fun staff
Palumbo reef resort is a very nice place to chill out and relax for a few days. The very helpful staff go out of there way to ensure you have an enjoyable stay. We made good friends with the entertainment staff Jacho and Samur who looked after us and definately kept us entertained. As there is nothing to do in the surrounding neighbourhood this is essential. Each night they offered to bring us to where ever that nights party was taking place..sometimes this could be up to 30mins drive away. The resort hosts mainly Italien customers and thats the primary language spoken there but most of the staff have a good level of English. The room was spacious and clean and the whole resort is nicely designed and fits in well with its surrounding. The pool is very nice and is handy for when the tide is out. My only complaint would be that the wi-fi is very slow and you have to pay for it. They also do not have a desktop for customers to use. Overall a nice quiet place to spend a few days.
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10/10 Exceptional

nice hotel
good but they forget the birthday of my wife while i told the day before to the recception and manager of the hotel !!!! it was terrible
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6/10 Good

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8/10 Very good

Nice and secluded resort that offers relaxation
The resort is Italian owned and the guests are predominantly Italian. That didn't cause any problems as staff spoke English and they were very friendly. The beach is amazing and you cant believe how beautiful it is until you go there.
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6/10 Good

nice place overall
Is an Italian Resort so the majority of the people who visit the resort and work there speak and understand Italian. However all the staff is very disposable to help and to create fun moment with different activities wich involves lots of people! is in really nice location not too busy and the seaside is stunning! Food is really good with a big variation between days and every night you get tipical and/or different entrateinment !!
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