Emerson Spice Hotel


  • Each room has a mobile phone for usage during your stay
  • Enormous rooms
  • Authentic ambience


  • Lots of stairs
  • No mod-cons such as Wi-Fi, TV, or fridge
  • Rooms can be gloomy

Published 05/05/2016

Fodor's Review

Two gorgeous historic buildings right in the center of the maze of alleyways that make up Stone Town have been converted into a hotel with whimsically wonderful rooms, each with a different theme. Each room is massive, and most have balconies with views out onto the town. Traditional Swahili furniture, stained glass window detailing, ornate drapes, and high mosquito-draped four-poster beds (that you need a step to climb into) complete the romantic Zanzibari feel. There's a downstairs café and an excellent rooftop restaurant. Note that taxis can't drive right up to the hotel, so get your driver to walk the final stage with you.

Hotel Information


Tharia St., Zanzibar, Zanzibar Urban/West, Tanzania

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Hotel Details:

  • 11 rooms
  • Rate includes: Breakfast

Published 05/05/2016


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