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Cologne, Germany
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Knowing many properties on the island, the Emerson Spice offers the essence and beauty of the Zanzibari culture. It is worth staying a minimum of two nights to take the time to linger in the hotel and appreciate the attention to detail in design and service. The team is very welcoming, helpful and loving their job - we could feel... More 

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Paris, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

First the rooms : they are gorgeous, well equiped well furnished and well decorated. In brief they are very charming. You can hear the noise of the pedestrian only streets from the rooms which can be charming and quite unique. The breakfast on the rooftop are really good with the nice view, and really healthy. The hotel has a very... More 

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Key West
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

I can't imagine experiencing exotic Stone Town from any other locale than Emerson Spice. The ambiance of the hotel is magical, complimentary elements seamlessly melding the history, the architecture, the decor, and the locale. It brought to mind our stays in the riads of Fez and Marrakech. Phillip, the manager, and his efficiently attentive staff have faithfully maintained the essence... More 

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Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

The most amazing hospitality, friendly and welcoming personnel, beautiful architecture and interior. Dinner served on the rooftop is of Michelin level with gorgeous view of sunset and the city. It's a must in Stone Town.

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Emerson Spice is not a hotel. It is a passionate and loving tribute to the magical and decadent beauty of Stone Town and of the island. Every detail is art, poetry, history... All you have to do is let the beauty embrace your senses and breathe in the enchanted moment, just like a Puccini opera - all other needs are... More 

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 September 2016

If you are thinking of staying in Stonetown you really must stay here. This is an amazing hotel, quirky, charming and right in the middle of the town. Each room is individually decorated in a different theme and the whole hotel has something surprising around each corner. The staff are very welcoming and really do look after their guests.

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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 22 September 2016

This hotel is located within Stone Town, a short walk from vehicle access. The location is excellent as you're right in the midst of everything Stone Town has to offer. As it's at the end of one of the main streets radiating from the Old Fort, it's easy to navigate to. It's a beautiful, charming, old building - with balconies,... More 

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Bujumbura
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Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

The Emerson is wonderful in every details, great rooms, each one with a different theme, really charming. The restaurant on the terrace is fabulous, has a great view and excellent food. Best in Stone Town.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

Emerson Spice never ceases to amaze; over the years I have been coming and going to Zanzibar - maintaining a healthy distance between visits to maintain a certain objectivity - I have watched the hotel grow from the initial couple of rooms to the current 11, the now two restaurants evolve taking a natural place in the culinary forefront of... More 

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Hunter Valley, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This beautifully rebuilt hotel has a wonderful feeling of yesteryear. High ceilings and exotic furnishing provides a heavenly retreat from the bustling world outside.centrally located within easy walking distance of the major attractions this is a great spot to stay in Stone Town. Staff are friendly and helpful with adequate food service.

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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: €160 - €210 (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 Romantic Hotel in Stone Town
#2 Family Hotel in Stone Town
#6 Business Hotel in Stone Town
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“Peeked into many of the rooms, as doors are left open. Don't think you can go wrong with any of them!”
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