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Zanzibar Spice Nest Deluxe Apartment

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Overview
2 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
4 guests
2 nights minimum 
Condo/Apartment
Zanzibar Spice Nest Apartment is a beautifully decorated big and spacious two bedroom apartment right in the heart of UNESCO heritage Stone Town area. The apartment has been furnished and decorated using modern and local Swahili culture traditional handicrafts. As you enter the apartment, the long and wide entrance leads you to locally sourced handmade wooden stairs which leads you to the long and spacious lounge living room with comfortable seating area. The living room has a smart TV with a selection of channels including Netflix. There is a turntable with a small selection of vinyls. Each room is private and spacious enough with it’s own bathroom and toilet. Adjacent to the living lounge area is the dining room and next to it is the kitchen which comes fully equipped with all faci...Zanzibar Spice Nest Apartment is a beautifully decorated big and spacious two bedroom apartment right in the heart of UNESCO heritage Stone Town area. The apartment has been furnished and decorated using modern and local Swahili culture traditional handicrafts. As you enter the apartment, the long and wide entrance leads you to locally sourced handmade wooden stairs which leads you to the long and spacious lounge living room with comfortable seating area. The living room has a smart TV with a selection of channels including Netflix. There is a turntable with a small selection of vinyls. Each room is private and spacious enough with it’s own bathroom and toilet. Adjacent to the living lounge area is the dining room and next to it is the kitchen which comes fully equipped with all facilities needed to prepare any necessary meals. The entire apartment has been well renovated and restored, preserving the original Swahili/Arab features including the locally sourced mikoko wooden beams. Zanzibar Spice Nest Apartment offers more than just an ordinary place to stay. It is a home away from home right in the heart of popular and famous Stone Town area, where all amenities like, shops, restaurants, bars, cafes, curio shops, local eateries, street food stalls, markets, pharmacies, Forodhani night street food market and the beautiful turquoise beaches are only a short walk away from the apartment.
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlySmoking allowed
Please treat this home as your own. Please remember to switch off the water tank after exactly 2 minutes, otherwise, water will overflow and flood the apartment kitchen and outside street and could burn the water pump switch in the roof which can easily cause a fire. The hot water switch is to be turned off after having a shower to avoid any over heating issues and other problems in the apartment.
Bedrooms
1 King1 Double
Bathrooms
1 Half bath1 Attached (ensuite)1 Shower

Meet the host
Hotel E
Hosting since February 2014
Languages spoken: English, French, Italian, Russian
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsMasoud and Aisha will be at hand to offer any assistance when needed 24/7.

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Reviews (4)
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Frederico d
Frederico d
Buxton, United Kingdom6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great place managed by awesome people
Incredible location, right at the heart of the Old Town, with a wide array of shops, cafés, and restaurants as soon you leave the door. You won't be bored. The apartment is super comfortable and clean, well equipped (AC, fan, fridge, microwave, stove, etc) and has a very local vibe to it. Wahida answered all of our questions in no time and put us in contact with Juma, that drove us around the island for the week, telling us numerous stories, recommending great places, and finished by taking us to his local coffee shop and restaurant. If you're a light sleeper I recommend taking earplugs. The friendly cats that live on the streets can be quite loud at night.
Visited June 2023
Written 25 June 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Hotel et al
Hotel et al
Hi Fredericod657, This is a wonderful review you have given us. It is with sheer joy to learn what a lovely holiday you had with us here at Zanzibar Spice Nest and your various travels around the island with Juma the driver. I am sure it will stay in your memories for a long time. Zanzibar Spice Nest is a beautiful two bedroom apartment in the beating heart of historical Stone Town with it's immense cultural heritage. It is an incredible bonus to be located where we are because for anyone exploring the town and Zanzibar as a whole they will find that, everything surrounds the apartment but also with the hustle and bustle comes the commotion of the busy world outside plus the lively cats. It was our highest pleasure to have welcomed you in to our home and we hope to see you return soon. Kind regards, Wahida
Written 27 June 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ethel Nazzal
Ethel Nazzal
London, United Kingdom4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The most helpful hostess ever!!!
The host was very responsive and helpful. We booked to stay based on the excellent reviews; cleanliness and central location in Stone Town: but unfortunately our travel number increased to 10 so we had to find alternative accommodation. She was in contact with me throughout and offered lots of advice about visiting Stone Town. I would definitely recommend.
Visited June 2023
Written 19 June 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Hotel et al
Hotel et al
Dear Mrsannj, Thank you so much for this lovely review and your kind words. It was my pleasure to assist you in every possible way and to make sure that, you find something suitable for your big party of guests/family. All our guests at Zanzibar Spice Nest Apartment are only a phone call away for any further assistance needed as it's our duty to ensure they are all taken care of. We look forward to seeing you here in historical Stone Town. Kind regards, Wahida
Written 24 June 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ana F.
Ana F.
Slovenia3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Cozy place in the heart of Stown Town
The Spice Nest App. is a hidden gem in the heart of Stown Town. It is super clean, cozy, impeccably clean and not even a minute away from the restaurants, shops etc. The beds are very comfortable, the room is spacious and it feels safe - there are 3 doors you can lock. What I really appreciated is that we could leave the luggage the whole day there after we checked out and were able to change the clothes before taking the flight in the evening. The communication with Wahida was excellent from the very beginning and Masoud is a very friendly guy. We stayed here in the beginning of our trip to Zanzibar and came back again at the end of it. This place is definitely to be recommended. An absolute 10+ from my side.
Visited January 2023
Written 30 January 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Hotel et al
Hotel et al
Dear Ana Flach, Thank you very much for this wonderful review on Zanzibar Spice Nest Apartment. It was our pleasure to have assisted you with all your necessary requirements like leaving your bags and returning later before catching your flight. We do our best to help all our guests to ensure they have a lovely stay during and after, like assisting with luggage, transfers back to the airport etc. Zanzibar Spice Nest Apartment is truly a hidden gem in the heart of historical Stone Town with it's narrow winding streets and alleyways punctuated by artisanal shops, cafes and street vendors. The perfect location is a big scorer because it's as you've said all amenities are only a door stop away and this includes the amazing turquoise beaches. As always whenever we have our guests staying we look forward to their next visit including yours. Best wishes, Wahida
Written 24 June 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sightseer19749922871
Sightseer19749922871
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastic Apartment, best stay ever in Stone Town, Zanzibar.
Me and my friends stayed in this amazing apartment which is very central to Stone Town. It had everything we needed for our short stay. Zanzibar Spice Nest Apartment is fully furnished with all essentials needed for a holiday. The apartment is very near to everything, most cafes, restaurants, shops and Shangani beach are a short walk away. We really enjoyed our stay and we will be back hopefully soon.
Visited October 2022
Written 3 November 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Hotel et al
Hotel et al
Dear Sightseer, Thank you very much for this amazing review you have written about Zanzibar Spice Nest Apartment. I am glad to hear all the good things you have mentioned which is ideal for those looking to stay in Stone Town yet to be near everything. Zanzibar Spice Nest Apartment is a beautiful, spacious two bedroom home in the heart of famous Stone Town, everything one needs is right on the door step including the beach. It was our pleasure to have hosted you and your friends and we do hope to see you sometime back in the near future. Kind regards, Wahida
Written 24 June 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ida
Ida
39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Miss
Un appartamento fantastico, grande, centrale, vicino tutti ristorante, mare, spiaggia, ritornera prossimo.
Visited September 2022
Written 25 October 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Hotel et al
Hotel et al
Dear Miss, Thank you kindly for this lovely review. I am glad to know you enjoyed your stay with us here at Zanzibar Spice Nest Apartment and to read about all the good things you have said in terms, location, spaciousness, it's vicinity to all amenities in Stone Town. We are happy to have hosted you and we look forward to your next visit. Kind regards, Wahida
Written 24 June 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
  • Cycling areas
Property features
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Staff on property
Services
  • Housekeeping included
Indoor amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Bathroom and laundry
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Kitchen and dining
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
Location info
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
  • City getaway
Entertainment
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Nearby
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area

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Map
Getting there
Kisauni Airport
7.1 km

Dar Es Salaam Intl Airport
79.2 km
Restaurants
Breadfruit Restaurant & Cafe
4 min

Puzzle Coffee Shop
4 min

Taarab Restaurant
4 min

The Beach House Restaurant
5 min
Attractions
Aromas of Zanzibar
2 minSpeciality & Gift Shops

Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral
4 minChurches & Cathedrals

Christ Church Cathedral
2 minHistoric Sites

Stone Town
1 minHistoric Walking Areas
About the neighbourhood
The area around Zanzibar Spice Nest Apartment is popularly known as Stone Town, it is a Unesco Heritage area which has history dating back hundreds of years. The local Swahili and Arab culture is very much preserved and can be seen visually from the decor of the house ie doors and alleyways. Stone Town area is steep in culture and history dating back to the Arab slave trade in East Africa. The apartment is situated in great location whereby, all amenities like shops, restaurants, street food stalls, cafes, curio shops, historical sites and the beautiful turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean are only a stone throw away.
Getting around
Moving or getting around the apartment and nearby is very easy and simple. There is plenty of transport facilities to get to anywhere in the island. Everything is nearby only a stone throw away from the apartment.
Access
Car not needed
How to get there
Zanzibar Spice Nest Apartment is located in popular Stone Town area, it is easy to get to and move around anywhere nearby. Transfers from the airport or anywhere else can be easily arranged to arrive smooth and safely to the apartment.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableHorse riding facilitiesWatersports

Things to know
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Frequently Asked Questions about Zanzibar Spice Nest Deluxe Apartment

Zanzibar Spice Nest Deluxe Apartment is able to accommodate up to 4 guests. See all property details.

Zanzibar Spice Nest Deluxe Apartment has 3 bathrooms available. See all property details.

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