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Address: | Soko Muhogo, Stone Town, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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+255 777 430 117
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10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
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Mrembo (Kiswahili for beautiful, sophisticated woman) is a small, unique...

Mrembo (Kiswahili for beautiful, sophisticated woman) is a small, unique spa specializing in traditional beauty treatments from the Zanzibar Archipelago.Only locally grown flowers, herbs and spices are used in Mrembo's 100% natural remedies.

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Oh, bliss!

Went twice: once for the 90 min Mrembo massage, and once for the Singo + massage. Very nice little place, very nice and professional staff. Maybe the Singo is not really worth... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Bolzano
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52 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went twice: once for the 90 min Mrembo massage, and once for the Singo + massage. Very nice little place, very nice and professional staff. Maybe the Singo is not really worth it, but the whole experience was definitely very good.

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Ocean City, Maryland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Before arriving in Zanzibar I did my research and decided Mrembo Spa from the pictures and reviews was my best choice. As much as I would like to give five stars, I have a few gripes. Firstly the room, although better than some other places I've traveled to previously. The windows are open, yes there's curtains, but the noise from... More 

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Thank Autumn R
DC
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Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

I booked a singo scrub after an extremely long day and was pleasantly surprised. I loved that the scrub gave me a glimpse into a longstanding Zanzibari beauty ritual that left my skin soft and fragrant. The ladies who worked there were very helpful, and I loved the gift shop, where I bought some singo scrub and other little goodies... More 

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Thank Adejoke
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35 reviews
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Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

I spent some time shopping for presents here as they sell brilliant natural products. The next day I had a one hour massage by Aisha. She was great, firm and gentle. ($45 but as many mentioned before we had to pay in cash as the connection didn't work.) I think the place is beautiful. The interior is old and crumbly... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Luckily I got a same day booking and it was totally worth it. The staff were friendly, they had special prices for Tanzanians and the ambiance was very cozy. Zuber was my masseur and he very professional. Taking in to account that he was hard of hearing, he did a excellent job at noticing my body language and adjusting the... More 

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Krungthep Mahanakorn
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379 reviews
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Reviewed 17 November 2016

I really wish I could give Mrembo Spa five stars as it's the most authentic/traditional massage parlour in Stone Town and supports disability employment. Women should try the flagship "singo" treatment - natural scrub used for preparing girls for marriage - while the "clove kidonge body pack" for men is said to increase libido and stamina. Couples can also book... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 November 2016

Naturally any business that offers local indigigenous treatments gets my attention and Mrembo is the only one in Stonetown that offers Sligo the pre wedding Swahili flower scrub but I went because my entire right leg was in pain and I heard/read that the blind Aisha and deaf Ali were master masseures. I had an hour with Aisha and afterwards... More 

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Thank Penny A
Hamilton, New Zealand
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39 reviews
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Reviewed 2 November 2016

Loved this spa with its natural products and very capable women running it. Provided worldclass spa treatments and opportunities to buy their products from their store. Be sure to book.

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Thank JoBee65
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46 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Ever an enthusiast for beauty rituals in any country I go to I read about Mrembo Spa and wanted to try it. If you expect or want a sterile massage or facial in a hotel spa looking like place, this is not for you. But if you like to step back in time and feel like a Swahili woman for... More 

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Thank Sylvia K
Canmore, Canada
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Reviewed 9 August 2016

The products at Mrembo are all natural, organic, and hand-made with locally sourced materials. All the spices & oils are all homemade and the raw materials all come from a the owners farmland nearby; and are made in shop by all the wonderfully colorful staff. The products are excellent- and my mom in Canada always request that I bring her... More 

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