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    Emerson Spice

    Tharia Street, Kiponda, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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    Overview
    • Excellent84%
    • Very good11%
    • Average3%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible1%
    Travellers talk about
    Free Wifi
    Breakfast included
    Air Conditioning
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Restaurant
    Airport Transportation
    Room Service
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    Rooftop Bar
    Concierge
    Dry Cleaning
    Rooftop Terrace
    Private Balcony
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    Reviewed 20 September 2014

    Having just returned from our honeymoon we wanted to review all the hotels we stayed in. We spent one evening at Emerson Spice for a well need refresh between our 4 night safari and our beach resort on the beach side of zanibar. Having seen...More

    Thank JO B
    Response from Spice_management_1, General Manager at Emerson SpiceResponded 21 September 2014

    Dear Jo, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We're so glad that you enjoyed the ambience and amenities and we all want to say <Ahsante sana!> for your compliments about the service as well. Yes, Stonetown is...More

    Reviewed 19 September 2014

    We just recently had the absolute pleasure to stay at Emerson Spice. WOW!! Richard YOU & YOUR AMAZING STAFF DESERVE ALL THE ACOLADES & the Hotel just speaks for itself. What a visionary Emerson must have been. Each room is like stepping into someones fantasy...More

    Thank Pandrnsw
    Response from Spice_management_1, General Manager at Emerson SpiceResponded 21 September 2014

    Wow! We're so glad that we were able to "Spice you up!". It was an absolute pleasure having you to stay and we 're so pleased that you enjoyed Emerson's visionary interiors and spaces. The staff are always aiming to ensure our guests enjoy authentic...More

    Reviewed 17 September 2014

    Emerson Spice is a well orchestrated renovation of a Zanzibar historical landmark building - an exotic drop into cool. The mystique of Stone Town is well restored here. This hotel is NOT a waterside resort but a true taste of Zanzibar. We had afternoon tea...More

    Thank comingandgoingout
    Response from Spice_management_1, General Manager at Emerson SpiceResponded 21 September 2014

    Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a fantastic review! We're so glad that you enjoyed taking in the sights and sounds of the kazbah from the vantage point of your private balcony. And Belle, without doubt is the best balcony...More

    Reviewed 16 September 2014

    From the moment you enter this amazing establishment you are transported to another world! I had expected this - to be honest - and we weren't disappointed. Our only disappointment was the fact that we were unable to meet the extraordinary Emerson himself who had...More

    Thank Tembomamba
    Response from Spice_management_1, General Manager at Emerson SpiceResponded 17 September 2014

    <Ahsante Sana!> for taking the time to write such a fabulous review. We're so glad you were able to enjoy the Emerson Spice ambience and so sorry you didn't meet 'Babu Emerson'. We always recommend The House of Spices as a great alternative to our...More

    Reviewed 15 September 2014

    We recently stayed at Emerson Spice at the end of a five-week long trip around East Africa. I can safely say that this is not only the best place to stay and eat in Stone Town, but it was also by far the most welcoming,...More

    Thank Katie D
    Response from Spice_management_1, General Manager at Emerson SpiceResponded 16 September 2014

    Dear Katie, We're so proud that after five weeks in East Africa that Emerson Spice your last destination was the best; always good to end a long trip on a high note! Simba's a morning person without a doubt and his ear to ear grin...More

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    About
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    Travellers' Choice2017 Winner
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Breakfast included
    • Room Service
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Airport Transportation
    • Breakfast included
    • Laundry Service
    • Concierge
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Room Service
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Refrigerator in room
    • Things to do
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    Details
    • Price range
    • USD 175 - USD 225 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel Style
    • #1 Romantic Hotel in Stone Town
    • #1 Family Hotel in Stone Town
    • #5 Business Hotel in Stone Town
    • Room types
    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 10
    • Location
    • Tanzania >
    • Zanzibar Archipelago >
    • Zanzibar Island >
    • Zanzibar City >
    • Stone Town
    • Also Known As
    • Emerson Spice Hotel Stone Town ,
    • Emerson Spice Zanzibar Island/Stone Town
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    Gunjan G
    26 May 2017|
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    Response from 8,340 | Reviewed this property |
    I think there are no public beaches in Stone Town
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    Gunjan G
    26 May 2017|
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    Response from ejgCalifornia | Reviewed this property |
    Emerson spice is in stone town so I would not consider it a beach hotel. There is no pool. You can go later to the beach--but you should definitely spend a day or two in Stonetown
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    Duncan T
    13 September 2016|
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    Response from Spice_management_1 | Property representative |
    Dear Duncan, Thanks for your interest in Emerson Spice. Although we have good Wi-fi throughout the Hotel & Garden, Emerson Spice is a Boutique Hotel in an 18th Century Merchants House in the heart of the old town, and... More
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    "Take a walking tour of Stone town. The history was wonderful to learn about and should not be missed."
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    "We had the Kate room which was great for a couple"
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    "I sat in the restaurant, but I think rooms on the second floor are quieter and especially the ones opposite..."
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    "The Kate. Even if you have to pay more, its worth every penny."
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