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Mrembo Spa

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Address: | Soko Muhogo, Stone Town, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
Phone Number: +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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Best massage in Stonetown

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 November 2016
Penny A
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London, United Kingdom
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Krungthep Mahanakorn
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 947 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Yonkers, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

I had a great package which included facial, massage , body scrub and manicure. I had 3 people working on me. One person did two treatments. I tipped this person for two treatments. Manicurist Fatima seemed to be upset. So treatment did not end as I would like.

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1 Thank Esi2013
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Booked this through my hotel. It was Ramadan. I arrived for a 1 hour massage. Said they could not do it. So I got ready to go. They said they could do it. Got about a 45 minute massage. For 60 min price. Masseus was deaf. Bad bad

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

I had a terrible experience here. I booked a neck, shoulders, scalp, foot massage and got a whole body massage. The masseuse was deaf so it was hard to communicate with him. He massaged me so hard that I was bruised the next day. I motioned to him to be softer 3 times and he would lighten up and then... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

Very nice, lovely lady doing the facial, very respectful and humble lady.. and very hard worker that deserve all kindness and appreciation you can give ... book in advance !

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Thank Sonia G
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

I visited at the beginning of May, just after a month of rain and few tourists. I checked out the reviews and website before booking here. I have been to Cinnamon Spa, though that was years ago (and liked it very much), and I thought I'd try something new. Ally was my masseuse and while he kneaded my muscles like... More 

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