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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

We loved our stay at this lovely place. Again an old Zanzibar house converted to a hotel. It is small one with only 4 rooms aptly named after different spices. The interiors are beautiful with Arabic feel to it. Overall the service and the breakfast is average. The roof top restaurant is good but has limited menu. We really enjoyed...

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Paris, France
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Fantastic hotel: perfect location, beautiful and spacious rooms, great food. Cesare, the manager, has been extremely kind and helpful; thanks to him we managed to solve all the problems we had with our luggage at the airport or with our flight tickets. He was also extremely efficient to organise tours for us (chumbe island and guided tour of stonetown). We...

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anna m, Owner at House of Spices, responded to this review

Dear Valued customer, thank you very much. we hope to still be part of your holidays, by welcoming you in Marrakech in our holiday houses Riads: Dar Yasmin and or Dar les Epcies. Wishing you a fabulous 2017

Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 12 December 2016

From the moment you arrive and are greeted with a "Welcome Home" to the sad moment you check out of the House of Spice, you are made to feel like a welcome and valued guest! Both Cesare and Anna could not have done more to make this trip memorable. Transfers were arranged effortlessly to and from the hotel and were...

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anna m, Owner at House of Spices, responded to this review

Dear Chris, thank you very much. we hope to still be part of your holidays, by welcoming you in Marrakech in our holiday houses Riads: Dar Yasmin and or Dar les Epcies. Wishing you a fabulous 2017

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 November 2016

Beautifully decorated hotel very close to Darajani Market. Friendly staff, very good rooftop restaurant (although don't expect stunning views!) and a great base from which to explore Stone Town. Take note that you need to pay for the room in cash!

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anna m, Owner at House of Spices, responded to this review

Dear Valued customer, thank you very much. we hope to still be part of your holidays, by welcoming you in Marrakech in our holiday houses Riads: Dar Yasmin and or Dar les Epcies. Wishing you a fabulous 2017

Tampere, Finland
Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

First I would like to mention that a 6 day stay in Stone Town is way too long. 3 days would have been more than adequate. That being said, we experienced the following: The good: Very nice room with beautiful furniture and lots of space. We had booked the Chilli room, which has a bedroom, sitting room and toilet and...

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

We stayed at House of Spices for three nights and had a great time. The building is beautiful and well decorated and the rooms are very comfortable (with a good air conditioner and fan). Cesare and Anna were great hosts who helped us explore the island on our own. Advise about how much to negotiate a taxi for and allowing...

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Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 25 December 2015

Everything about House of Spices was exquisite; the rooms are tastefully decorated, in a style reminiscent of Morocco, which suited the dimensions of the building. The old Swahili style beds, antique ornaments and bed covers made for a romantic stay in the heart of the old town. True, there is no visa facility, but we were happily escorted to an...

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İstanbul
Reviewed 21 September 2015 via mobile

The food was so good it was a mixture of african cultural food with italian. Due to the italian owner but they dont accept credit card. The service was good. The pasaion fruit cheesecake was my favaorite. Aaaaaaasssasaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

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Lagos State, Nigeria
Reviewed 31 August 2015 via mobile

If you are a black person visiting Zanzibar please stay away from House of Spices restaurant. My friends and I visited the restaurant on the 28th of Aug and we got the worst treatment ever because we are black. First of all we were served after the waiters finished attending to the white people and the funniest thing is that...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 8 August 2015

First impression are so important and Cesare the Italian owner being there to warmly greet me on arrival made me feel instantly at home. I arrived at 9.30pm, he arranged an inexpensive pick up from the airport. Dinner was still available, a delicious home made seafood pasta, the equal of anything in Italy. The hotel is a small old merchants...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Additional Information about House of Spices

Address: Kiponda Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 1912, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Zanzibar City > Stone Town
Price Range: RM265 - RM393 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — House of Spices 2*
Number of rooms: 4
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House Of Spices Stone Town, Zanzibar Island
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“Wifi is a little sketchy so don't rely on doing too much on it!”
 of 5 bubbles 123Bree, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the room called Chili”
 of 5 bubbles 434jamiew, 25 Dec 2015 | Read review
“I had the King room "Ginger" couldn't fault it, except maybe needs new pillows”
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 of 5 bubbles SylviaScaglia, 7 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Chilli is very big, and comfortable, but all the rooms seemed equally nice if a little smaller.”
 of 5 bubbles TavellingKiwi, 26 Oct 2013 | Read review
“We stayed in spacious Chilli which has a bedroom, separate 'lounge' area and nice bathroom. Great room with golden bed!”
 of 5 bubbles NicolineBa, 2 Feb 2013 | Read review
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