Welcome to the Riu Palace Zanzibar, our new hotel in a new destination

date_range 26 April, 2018 label , , , question_answer 54 Comments

If you thought you’d seen everything at RIU, prepare yourself because we have a surprise for you. Ready? We present the Riu Palace Zanzibar! Our new hotel is located on Nungwi Beach, considered the loveliest on the island of Unguja, and it has everything to make your holiday in Africa unforgettable.

The fact that it’s near the airport and the capital of the island, both less than an hour away, makes this new RIU hotel one of our most appealing. Our new hotel in Africa currently has 102 rooms whose refined décor, impeccable in every detail throughout the hotel, will make you feel like you’re staying in a palace.

Its location facing lovely Nungwi Beach, in addition to the beauty of the establishment and its excellent service, has allowed the hotel to be a member of the exclusive and prestigious Leading Hotels of the World collection, which includes some of the most luxurious hotels in the world.

To top off a unique hotel proposition, the Riu Palace Zanzibar provides you with a very complete gastronomic offer: three restaurants—an Asian one, a grill and the main buffet with international cuisine—and two bars.

Other amenities our guests can enjoy at our new hotel in the Indian Ocean (the fourth after our two hotels in Mauritius and our complex in Sri Lanka) include a fully equipped and sophisticated spa, conference rooms, a children’s club, a gym and a tennis court. By the time the winter season starts this year, RIU will have introduced its exclusive all-inclusive service with its adults-only offer.

The breathtaking beach of Zanzibar and the spectacular facilities of the hotel complement an unparalleled destination with historical roots in which Persian, Arab, Muslim, Portuguese and African cultures intermingle. For world travellers, combining a visit to the area’s beaches and a visit to the Serengeti National Park, located in the peninsular zone of Tanzania, has become a popular plan. The historic centre of Zanzibar is proud to be the birthplace of Freddy Mercury, one of the biggest rock stars of all time, and of having been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2000.

We told you that we were going into 2018 with the same excitement as our first day, and we continue to work as if it were. Our arrival in Zanzibar is one step further in our mission to offer our recognised service in best destinations in the world. If you want to learn more about the Riu Palace Zanzibar, go to our website to get an idea of how wonderful this place is, so that you can make your booking whenever you want. You’ll love it!

54 Comments

  • Karon

    When will this hotel be available to book via the TUI holidays site and when will you start flying here (Zanzibar)?

    • Riu Hotels

      Hi Karon!

      Bookings are not open yet. We will give you more information once reservations can be made 🙂

      Kind Regards
      RIU Hotels & Resorts

    • Josef GERYK Ph.D.

      Dear partner,

      please we have booked stay in your hotel RIU ZANZIBAR truth EXIM TOURS. book nr. 129001013.
      From 05-15.02.2019. Do you offer private transfer from airport to hotel for extra charge? We are group 6 pax.
      Please let me know.

  • Barbara Procter

    The RIU Palace Zanzibar looks beautiful. Where do you fly to?

    • Riu Hotels

      Hi Barbara!

      The hotel is located on the northern tip of Unguja, in the archipelago of Zanzibar. The Abeid Amani Karume International Airport is the main airport in Zanzibar.

      Kind Regards
      RIU Hotels & Resorts

  • Rick

    Hi, Will existing bookings be affected in any way? I will be there next month!

    • Riu Hotels

      Hi Rick!

      Thanks for your comment. Please, contact with us by phone; you will find the number in our homepage (Call Center) or simple using your mobile phone.

      Kind Regards
      RIU Hotels & Resorts

  • LUISA

    Looks great. Is this in an all inclusive basis?

    • Riu Hotels

      Hi Luisa!

      At the moment, the hotel offers all inclusive service and half board.

      Kind Regards
      RIU Hotels & Resorts

  • david lavoie

    Hi, we’ve been to the Riu Palace in Los Cabos, Mexico, and to the one in Agadir, Morroco. Do you have any rooms available for the one in Zanziba in august 2018? Every date I tried said ”No rooms available for these dates”…

    Regard,

    David

    • Riu Hotels

      Hi David!

      Sorry, but bookings are not open yet. We will give you more information once reservations can be made.

      Kind Regards
      RIU Hotels & Resorts

  • amanda stewart

    Please can u let me know when this hotel is available for bookings through tui

    • Riu Hotels

      Hi Amanda!

      Please, for this kind of questions contact directly with TUI.

      Kind Regards
      RIU Hotels & Resorts

  • Rachel

    When are you able to take reservations? Would love to book for next summer!

    • Riu Hotels

      Hi Rachel!

      We kindly encourage you to check our official website for the latest news about our hotels. 🙂

      Kind Regards
      RIU Hotels & Resorts

  • Mrs Pamela Williams

    When will I be able to bookplease

    • Riu Hotels

      Hi Pamela!

      We recommend you to visit our official website for the latest news about all our hotels.

      Kind Regards
      RIU Hotels & Resorts

  • Mrs Anne Burke

    I am thinking about a holiday by myself this year as my dearly loved husband has passed away earlier this year.would I be able to book at this hotel and if so where do I find details regarding hotel and flights and transfers. Thank you . We used to go the Fuerteventura and were very happy walking on the beach along side the hotel.
    Thank you for your time
    Regards
    Mrs Burke

    • Riu Hotels

      Hi Anne,

      First of all, please, accept our deepest condolences for your husbands loss. Regarding your question, we will give you more information once reservations can be made.

      Kind Regards
      RIU Hotels & Resorts

  • Shirish Hansji

    We have plan to travel India from U.S. in November 22nd 2018. Arriving Bombay night of 22nd November next day on 23rd November morning we can fly to Zanzibar , by that time hotel will be open? if so The Abeid Amani Karume Int. Airport we fly, than how do we arrive to your hotel? Is there any shuttle run by your hotel?Any idea which airline fly from Bombay to Zanzibar?

  • Sandra Davis

    Please let me know when this holiday is available to book with TUI?
    Thank you!

    • Riu Hotels

      Hi Sandra!

      Please, contact directly with your travel agency and its staff will be glad to help you.

      Kind Regards
      RIU Hotels & Resorts

  • Jacky Turvey

    Wow, looks wonderful. Will First Choice be doing packages there? I am always a bit nervous organising holidays, I like to have it all organised for me, a package???

    • Riu Hotels

      Hi Jacky!

      Please, contact directly with your travel agency and its staff will be glad to help you.

      Kind Regards
      RIU Hotels & Resorts

  • David Sutton

    Looks fabulous, can’t wait for further details

    • Riu Hotels

      Hi David!

      Many thanks for your comment 🙂 We will give you more information in the next months.

      Kind Regards
      RIU Hotels & Resorts

  • Felix

    just wondering when I can start booking and when this resort will be ready.
    thank you

    • Riu Hotels

      Hi Felix!

      Bookings for Riu Palace Zanzíbar are not open yet. We will give you more information once reservations can be made.

      Kind Regards
      RIU Hotels & Resorts

  • Paul Abel

    Looks a lovely hotel.we have stayed in many riu hotels in the years travelling with thomson.can you tell me when booking opens for this hotel.

    • Riu Hotels

      Hi Paul!

      Unfortunately, bookings are not open yet. We will give you more information once reservations can be made.

      Kind Regards
      RIU Hotels & Resorts

  • Margaret

    Is it adult only

  • Thomas L Webber

    What international flights land at Abeid Amani Karume International Airport? If I am coming in from the Middle East what would suggest as a connection airport?

    Also, is this newest RIU Hotel an All Inclusive Property? If it is what is the country of origin of your “House Wine”?

    Finally what month would be best to make a booking…I want a Beach Resort with NO RAIN!!

    Thomas from Damascus

  • jonathan

    Hello, can i get any notifications or any way that i can know the availability for Jan 19.
    best regards

    • Riu Hotels

      Hi Jonathan!

      If you wish, you can register your email address in our database, and every time that we publish a new press release or dossier, you will receive it automatically by electronic mail. Click here 🙂

      Kind Regards
      RIU Hotels & Resorts

  • Jodie Morgan

    Looks fantastic! Looking forward to hearing more information about the hotel, would love to book up for next year.

    • Riu Hotels

      Hi Jodie!

      Thanks for your comment 🙂 We will give you more information soon.

      Kind Regards
      RIU Hotels & Resorts

  • Beverley Leahy

    Hi Riu any news on when booking will become available.
    Zanzibar is now top of the Riu bucket list. I tried December but it says not available hopefully this is because booking isn’t open yet. I fear Tui won’t be including it anytime soon either.
    Also looking forward to the 2 new Maldives Riu’s next year.

    • Riu Hotels

      Hi Beverley!

      Thanks for your comment! Bookings are not open yet. We will give you more information once reservations can be made 🙂

      Kind Regards
      RIU Hotels & Resorts

  • Werner

    Good afternoon, we booked our Honeymoon at Hideaway of Nungwi. Is this the same place, just with a new name?

  • Marcus

    Hi,
    I booked airport transfer with the previous owners via email (Hideaway) and now I have been trying for a week to get hold of the new hotel to check that the airport transfer is still active. Hotel Phone # +255-758-818281 and hotel email palace.zanzibar@riu.com – both do not work! Also, your call center cannot help, they cannot get hold of them either.
    Please tell them to reach me via email. Arriving June 12.
    Kind regards
    Marcus

  • Chiara Seelinger

    everything was very nice. We spent our honeymoon here and felt comfortable in the hotel. except for the last minutes we would have recommended the hotel to everyone. At check out one wanted to have $ 90 for two for lunch. the reason is that we were allowed to eat at check in and if we ate there, you can not eat after checking out. that’s definitely too much. we had to check out at 12 o’clock. our flight leaves at 18 o’clock. Now we wait here and are very upset. We will also share our experience on various portals, such as tripavisor. Thank you to some staff, they will surely remember us.

    • Riu Hotels

      Hi Chiara!

      We are surprised to read this comment. We would like to inform you that after check-out all the services must be charged, even the lunch. 

      Kind Regards
      RIU Hotels & Resorts

  • Nathalie De Cock

    Dears
    I am a travel agent and I am visiting Zanzibar November 9th till Nov 12th. Is there any change we can arrange a hotel site inspection on Nov 9th at around 5pm. Kindly send me an email to confirm if possible and put me in contact with the person in charge of hotelvisits; looking forward to visit your hotel!

  • Tina

    We are booked for Nov 2019 can you confirm when the renovations begin and end please.

    • Riu Hotels

      Hi Tina!

      We are pleased to inform you that the refurbishment works are planned to be finished by the end of this summer.

      Kind Regards
      RIU Hotels & Resorts

  • H

    Hi, as per the previous comment, I can see there is some refurbishment. Didn’t you just open last year? When exactly will the refurbishment finish, so I can plan my stay accordingly.

    • Riu Hotels

      Hi!

      The refurbishments works are planned to get finished by the end of July.For more information,you can check our official website.

      Kind Regards
      RIU Hotels & Resorts

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