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Bergen, Norway
Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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 3 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel was a total treat for our honeymoon...sumptuous rooms (we stayed in "Lamour"), friendly and very professional staff, and an amazing rooftop restaurant perfect for sunsets over the ocean. Breakfast on the rooftop was delicious as well (we were offered room service on our private balcony, but the morning breeze and covered area up top was a delightful setting...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Beautiful hotel, amazing staff, gorgeous views! Thank you so much for an amazing Christmas trip, I love Zanzibar! Truly loved the staff wow! Everyone was so helpful and so kind! I loved our room, was beautiful decor wow!

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Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 24 January 2017

An amazing hotel, a journey in itself. The service was outstanding, and the building is magical. Breakfast on the rooftop was a great start to the day, sitting on top of Stone Town eating fresh fruit and enjoying the view. We even received a nice bottle of sparkling wine from the hotel manager as gift, after we got engaged on...

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Warsaw, Poland
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Amazing unique hotel located in the heart of Stone Town. We stayed in "Kate" which was spacious, comfortable and clean with a great "tea house" balcony. It's a must to have breakfast on the balcony. Russel and his team were really friendly and welcoming. Would definitely like to return for another visit

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

This is the most sensational hotel I have ever stayed at. Wonderful staff. Incredible daily breakfast and spectacular views. We.have stayed here twice and love the care that has been taken to restore each room with its own identity.

Thank Boagsforman
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Upon arrival, we were greeted with smiles and warmth. The history of Emerson Spice Hotel was amazing and staying in the hotel has left a piece of me there. From the overlooking the rooftops, eating seafood platters and sipping wine in the Secret Garden, it is a get away to enjoy. The fine details in the rooms, furniture and grand...

Thank Lionel D
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Very Beautiful Hotel that captures the history of Zanzibar and essence of Stone Town - a must see if you come to Zanzibar. The rooms are Beautiful and each one tells a different story. The secret Garden is an amazing experience! The staff are very helpful and the service is very good. A special Thank you to Russel to his...

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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: RM564 - RM991 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Emerson Spice Hotel Stone Town
Emerson Spice Stone Town, Zanzibar Island
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Stone Town
#1 Family Hotel in Stone Town
#5 Business Hotel in Stone Town
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“Look at the hotel website and pick a room you like”
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“Look at the pictures on the website. Each room has a distinct personality.”
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“Sunset on the rooftop are a must”
 of 5 bubbles 837wahlm, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“They are all great!”
 of 5 bubbles magyver_10, 24 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Higher rooms are brighter. Rooms to the courtyard are quiet, but obviously lack a view.”
 of 5 bubbles RichardMcDuff, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
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