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RIU Palace Zanzibar, Zanzibar

5-star5 stars
Nungwi RoadZanzibarTanzania

Nungwi beachfront resort with spa, outdoor pool
  • Free full breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
Beautiful beach
Great location
Tasty breakfast
Fantastic service
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RIU Palace Zanzibar, Zanzibar

from $243
  • Junior Suite
  • Junior Suite (Prestige)
  • Superior Junior Suite

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 100 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 1 floor


  • Check-in time 2 PM-9 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in/out
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation.
24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)

  • Free babysitting/childcare

  • Free children's club


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • Free self parking (limited)


  • Area shuttle *

Other information

  • All-inclusive rates available
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • Children's club (free)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
Food and drink
  • Free full breakfast daily
  • 3 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Beach bar
  • Swim-up bar
  • Poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Health club
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 2
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Beach towels
  • Swim-up bar
  • Tennis on site
  • Spa tub
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Steam room
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Sauna
Working away
  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms 2
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair salon
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 4
  • Year Built 2012
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels
  • DVD player
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features

All inclusive

All-inclusive room rates at RIU Palace Zanzibar are available. These rates are higher because they include onsite food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).
Not included

  • Room service
  • Airport transfers
  • Childcare
  • Laundry/dry cleaning services
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services
  • Activities and services offered by independent operators
  • Offsite tours
  • Transportation to offsite activities


The Hideaway Spa has 3 treatment rooms including rooms for couples and outdoor treatment areas. Massages are available on the beach and in the spa; other services include facials, body wraps, and body scrubs. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and hydrotherapy. The spa is equipped with a sauna and a spa tub.

Children under 12 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision. Guests under 3 years old are not allowed in the spa.

Awards and affiliations

  • The property is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World.

RIU Palace Zanzibar, Zanzibar’s small print

Also known as

  • Hideaway Nungwi
  • Hideaway Nungwi Resort
  • Nungwi Hideaway
  • Nungwi Hideaway Resort
  • Nungwi Resort
  • Hideaway Of Nungwi Resort & Spa Zanzibar


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Children under 12 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool, health club, or fitness facility without adult supervision.

Children under 12 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision.

Guests under 3 years old are not allowed in the spa.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

For transfers, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

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 city tax of USD 1 per person, per night will be collected at the property in cash. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 1.00 per person, per night
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 70.00
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 70.00 (from 2 to 14 years old)
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 120.00
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 120.00 (from 2 to 14 years old)

Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 80.00 per vehicle (one way)

Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around RIU Palace Zanzibar, Zanzibar


  • On the beach
  • Nungwi Beach - 25 min walk
  • Kendwa Beach - 28 min walk
  • Mnarani Natural Aquarium - 44 min walk
  • Mnemba Island - 12.3 mi / 19.8 km
  • Muyuni Beach - 13.9 mi / 22.3 km
  • Mapenzi Beach - 18.3 mi / 29.5 km
  • Kiwengwa Beach - 23.5 mi / 37.8 km

Getting around

  • Zanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.) - 59 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Limited parking
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Superb 9.2 From 134 reviews

RIU Palace Zanzibar, Zanzibar
Very Good8.0
Wonderful Huge Hotel on Nungwi Beach
The place is great. Food is good, The pool and the beach also great.
A Traveler, us3 night family trip
RIU Palace Zanzibar, Zanzibar
Hideaway Nrungi Zanzabar
Beautiful hotel with awesome view of Indian ocean. Rooms were large and well decorated. Service was excellent. We chose the all inclusive option. It is difficult to leave the resort to check out other restaurants in the area. The food at the hotel was good for African standards. Wine selection in all inclusive option was limited. Overall, excellent and well run hotel
Joshua, us4 night romance trip
RIU Palace Zanzibar, Zanzibar
Must stay
The pizza and cocktails were excellent. The food was not that tasty. The dessert were amazing.
Murtaza, us2 night family trip
RIU Palace Zanzibar, Zanzibar
One night stay - not hugely impressed
Booked a Luxury 'Superior' Suite with Exclusive Privileged Area access. With the exception of a larger room, it's hard to distinguish what the Superior Suite offers in comparison to the normal suites. 'Exclusive Privileged Area' access doesn't really mean anything except you are a tad bit closer to the common facilities (doesn't really make a difference if you're using a Golf Cart). Even with the 'Butler Service', drinks by the pool took almost 20 mins which is unacceptable for the level of service expected especially when you're praying premium. The Gala dinner meant the two restaurants weren't bookable for that night. However, the Gala dinner was fantastic with a lot of variety. Breakfast and Lunch was fairly average. I wouldn't recommend booking the Superior Suites, as the extra $ isn't worth. Having heard very good things about this hotel, I wasn't hugely impressed with the standard or the quality.
Minhaal, gb1 night trip
RIU Palace Zanzibar, Zanzibar
Nungwi Paradise
The accommodation and setting at Hideaway far exceeded our expectations. The service provided by staff was warm, friendly and very professional. All were appreciative of the efforts we made to speak Swahili and took the time to teach us more. In terms of the setting, the beach, pool and restaurants were second to none! We were amazed by the colours of the sea and how well the hotel fits in with the surroundings. Overall this is in our top 2 resorts we have stayed in over 35 countries.
Alex, au4 night romance trip

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RIU Palace Zanzibar, Zanzibar

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