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Mrembo Spa

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Address: | Soko Muhogo, Stone Town, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
Phone Number: 255 777 430117
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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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Great massage in a very authentic African setting

The spa is a really hole-in-the-wall place (like most establishments in Stone Town), but it's very nicely done up from inside (quite quaint). Great selection of exotic oils and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The spa is a really hole-in-the-wall place (like most establishments in Stone Town), but it's very nicely done up from inside (quite quaint). Great selection of exotic oils and body scrubs. Their aromatherapy massage was great, I was snoring in no time. My wife got a body scrub which she really enjoyed as well. Almost forgot to mention, it's pretty... More 

Thank vmak26
Northern VA
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

This place is so cute, I loved all the local, handmade products in their shop and the 60 minute massage I received from Fatima was on point and super affordable ($45 US). If you get a massage make sure you request a towel to be placed on the headrest, otherwise your face is probably resting where 1,000 other people's has... More 

2 Thank RedParade
Perth, Australia
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75 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

I've visited a few times and always enjoy my treatments. Asha, the blind masseuse, has wonderful hands. They have a range of different treatments and local spa products. The spa is set in a small building in the heart of stone town and while there is local music softly playing, there is also the chatter and activities of the streets... More 

1 Thank jss359
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

The first impression was amazing. You enter and you find yourself in a very feminine place. The girls are wearing beautiful and clean uniforms. They are always busy, preparing some homemade cosmetics or taking care of the customers. The menu is very interesting, you can find many typical zanzibarian treatments, also well priced. They have also small boutique with some... More 

1 Thank Kamila K
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Was really looking for a good scrub and massage after a long day of touring and this was the place! It is pretty traditional but still professional. Love the place, it's very nicely decorated. Don't expect a modern five-star hotel luxury spa, but it's still very good. The products are all local and smell amazing. A great place for a... More 

Thank Sammie S
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45 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

I read the negative reviews of Mrembo Spa with horror. If you want a sterile, artificial, chemically enhanced experience then this is not for you. The Spa is in an old building, lovingly and tastefully restored. Clinical it is not, but full of history and charm it is. My friend and I had our massages and singo scrubs as the... More 

Thank Lynnda74
North Wales, United Kingdom
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135 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

This place is a must in Stone Town. The treatments use natural flowers, oils, spices and butters. Don't expect a sterile environment, you won't get a pampering like this one anywhere else in the world! My skin was so soft after the treatment - I want to go back.

Thank MangoLycheeA
Zurich, Switzerland
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This is the real thing! Do not expect a classical spa experience, this place really focuses on local beauty wisdom in a very cosy environment.

Thank Marina G
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 via mobile

This was just what l needed. After climbing Mt Meru two days ago, my legs reached a new level of muscle ache. Had a perfect massage of a deaf mister who put in all the effort he could! The price (more then half of Cinnamon) is fair! Can reccomend

Thank AlexAmsterdam1979
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

I went on my own to this spa and couldn't have felt more relaxed and welcomed on entering. I chose the one hour massage which was excellent and the masseur was very professional. It was the perfect anecdote to the bustling streets. Would certainly recommend and return there myself.

Thank AnnaH3X

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