Tanzania Hotels


Emerson Spice Hotel

At a Glance


  • 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

Emerson Spice Hotel 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. Plans include more rooms and a swimming pool and spa. 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 Details

  • 11 rooms.
  • Rate includes breakfast.
Updated: 11-16-2012

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