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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent our last night here after our Tanzania safari and our Zanzibar beach stay and what a great way to finish. Beautiful boutique hotel with so much history. We stayed in 'Kate' which was outstanding. Very large, beautifully furnished room with balconies each side which allowed for a lovely breeze. Great view over the roof tops where you can...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Boutique Hotel of excellence. Very generous people, everything perfect. We felt like in a fairytale of 1001 night. Therooms are all different and all very special. Food is probably the best you get in Stonetown. Service is friendly and natural and individual. We travel a ozt but this was best of bests.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 1 week ago

My parents and I shared the Aida room (can sleep 4-5 people comfortably) for two nights and very much enjoyed our stay. The room was clean, air-conditioned, and uniquely decorated with delightful windows, places to sit, and upstairs sleeping area for other guests, and a beautiful balcony where we had breakfast served our second morning. The breakfast was delightful with...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The set menu on the rooftop of the Emerson Spice came highly recommended from my coworkers. It did not disappoint. The service and food were excellent. The hotel is beautifully decorated. I felt like I was stepping back into the early 20th century and didn't want to leave.

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Bedford, New Hampshire
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To be in the middle of Stone Town, an ancient city, able to watch the modern day to day activities in the streets below while living in luxury was an amazing experience. Have never stayed in such an exotic room setting! We were in Belle and thoroughly enjoyed it. We wandered around Stone Town (which to us is a labyrinth)...

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Spice_management_1, Manager at Emerson Spice, responded to this review

Such a pleasure to meet you both! It was a shame that you only stayed for one night. We always recommend that to really immerse oneself into the true unique culture that is Stonetown, as well as to enjoy both the Emerson Zanzibar's Tea House Restaurants, a two night stay is a must. Look out for our Special offers -...

Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is decorated with the desire to respect the tradions of Zanzibar. This was achieved, but of course the moders gadgets are not part of the Zanzibar traditions. You are received at your arrival in the lobby as though you were the most important person in town. The service continues at the same level during your stay in the Hotel....

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Spice_management_1, Manager at Emerson Spice, responded to this review

Emerson Spice, being an old Merchant's House in a Unesco Heritage Site, has been lovingly restored, but still offers the modern conveniences such as Air Conditioning and Wi-Fi throughout, as well as a complimentary Turn Down and Laundry Service. With only eleven individually designed guest rooms, our Zanzibari Team offer our guests their naturally traditional hospitality, where nothing is too...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at Emerson Spice in October for my birthday. We were received at the airport by perhaps not the cleanest car we've ever used. Regardless, we arrived at the edge of Stone Town under twenty minutes. Here, the driver told us to disembark and we got to the hotel by foot. After weaving our way through Stone Town, we...

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Bergen, Norway
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

When you enter Emerson Spice you walk into a world full of amazing impressions, surprises, traditional style and a world far from your previous experiences. I loved my room Kathe, all on the top of the building. With 2 balconies, one for the morning and one for the sunset. You`ll find 2 tubes, one outside on the balcony! The sight...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed staying at the Emerson Spice, and we would definitely return; however I feel that it's slightly over priced. The hotel is located fairly centrally, and the first impressions are very good, as you receive a friendly welcome. We stayed in the Camille room, and paid for 4 nights; the room itself was very nice, as it's spacious, and...

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Spice_management_1, Manager at Emerson Spice, responded to this review

Dear Richard, Thank you for a wonderful review. Camille is a beautiful room and I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay, and the Team looked after you so well. The Wi-fi provider is currently in discussion with us on how to improve connectivity in our Victorian building with is thick walls and double height ceilings. We do have back up...

Wimborne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 February 2017

We stayed for two nights at Emerson Spice. We stayed in Belle on the first floor which is a spectacular room with a long balcony overlooking the town. There is a double bed with a ceiling fan INSIDE the mosquito net - a great bonus! There is also aircon although the room is rather large for it. The bed is...

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Emerson Spice
Emerson Spice
Cuisines: African, Seafood, International, Fusion
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
An inspired and lovingly restored Merchant’s House, this multi-storied small Boutique hotel has an inner courtyard, eleven unique antiques-filled rooms, and two of Zanzibar’s best restaurants. All rooms are equipped with a small fridge, air conditioner, fan, and high ceiling mosquito net. The rooftop ‘Tea House’ hosts one of Stonetown’s most renowned restaurants offering a stylish ambiance amidst the sound of the calls to prayer from the town’s many mosques. The five course ‘Taste Safari’, prepared daily by our Zanzibari chefs, is seafood based and celebrates the freshest and best the market has to offer each morning. The sunset hour is an integral and pleasurable part of the experience so diners are encouraged to arrive at around 6pm to enjoy a ‘Sundowner’ before dinner. On the Ground floor The Secret Garden, set amidst lushly landscaped hidden ‘Ruins’, open to the skies, has a Zanzibari inspired A La Carte Menu. Look out for live music performed by The Dhow Countries Music Academy. Open for Lunch and Dinner. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Emerson Spice

Address: Tharia Street, Kiponda, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Zanzibar City > Stone Town
Price Range: $170 - $298 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Emerson Spice Hotel Stone Town
Emerson Spice Zanzibar Island/Stone Town
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Stone Town
#1 Romantic Hotel in Stone Town
#5 Business Hotel in Stone Town
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