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Emerson Spice

Tharia Street, Kiponda, Stone Town, Tanzania
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had seen the photos of the bedrooms but still wasn't prepared for the reality of their amazing and unique opulence. I was fortunate to stay in three of the rooms, as my brother Russell works there, and each was a different but fabulous experience. I felt like royalty as I stayed my first two nights in 'Kate' near the... More

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Harare, Zimbabwe
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I travel widely, but I would rate this as the best hotel experience I have ever had. My wife and I stayed for 2 nights in February, on the occasion of her birthday. The staff were unbelievably helpful - arranging with me in advance all sorts of surprises like flowers in the (amazing) room, champagne etc, then serenading the birthday... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I know this review has been a while in coming but just need everyone to know how amazing this place is. We stayed in "Belle" room and we were totally amazed by the place. The bed was unbelievably comfortable.....and high up!! The decor is amazing and the restaurant on the top floor is to die for. We were only going... More

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Bradford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I have just returned from Zanzibar and spent 6 nights at the Emerson Spice Hotel. The service was first class, and the food exceptional. Each evening the menu was unique. I cannot praise this hotel more, The rooms are beautiful. We stayed in Kate.

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London
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When I arrived at Emerson Spice I was immediately struck by the likeness to the riads of Morocco. The building is beautiful from outside and in and this is only enhanced by the sympathetic décor. The communal places are gentle and inviting. The rooms are to die for, a riot of colour, plush furnishings and wonderfully individual. We had 2... More

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have stayed here several times and this little gem hits the mark every time. No place captures the magic of Zanzibar as well as Emerson - unlike any other hotel in the world. Looking forward to our next stay.

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Camrose, Alberta
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our room was a wonderful step back in time, beautifully furnished in a style that I would imagine I could have seen 100 years ago. Atmospheric and lovely. The staff was very friendly and helpful as well. Rashid and Khamis were especially helpful.

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Fredericton, Canada
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We just had the pleasure of staying at Emerson Spice for 3 nights. My emails were always answered very promptly and I received information about the various day tours available as well as descriptions of the rooms. We arranged with the hotel ahead of time to be picked up at the airport and someone was waiting for us when we... More

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Kigali, Rwanda
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We came here for my 30th birthday and it was just wonderful. The staff made a huge effort, and the service was brilliant. Russell, the manager, is very very good and conscientious. The rooms are really special - the most beautiful I think we've ever stayed in. And the food is so good and very affordable.

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Stone Town, Tanzania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

It's a wonderful and very special place to stay. I have been there together with my wife in february 2014. You should choose your room in advance as the rooms are different and you can dedice the one that better fits with your mood, expectations and lifestyle. I also rember the wonderful terrace and the roof restaurant with excellent food.... More

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Additional Information about Emerson Spice

Also Known As:
Emerson Spice Hotel
Emerson Spice Hotel Stone Town
Emerson Spice Zanzibar/Stone Town
Address: Tharia Street, Kiponda, Stone Town, Tanzania
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Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Stone Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Stone Town
#2 Family Hotel in Stone Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Emerson Spice, a new Zanzibari experience. This labour of love is a journey into the transformation of a near ruin into a five star fantasy that can only be experienced on the beautiful Islands of Zanzibar. We have opened the cafe and Tea House restaurant and we now have 10 of our 12 rooms open to guests. ... more   less 

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