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Tharia Street, Kiponda, Stone Town, Tanzania
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Boulder, Colorado
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Emerson spice was an amazing experience, the history of the building that it is located in is really neat.. You are right in the heart of stone town with this hotel, about 3 minute walk to the night market and the same to the spice market. I highly recommend having a guide from the hotel take you through the spice... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed here for 2 nights on my own. The building is stunning and takes you back in time in a way that's almost impossible in this day and age of mind numbing uniformity in hotels. I wanted to give it 5 stars, but don't think it's up to snuff. On the plus side, the staff was incredible and the... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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41 reviews 41 reviews
35 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel was fantastic! Definitely a highlight of our stay in Zanzibar. We were welcomed at the reception by the manager and receptionist, nice touch! The rooms were gorgeous, each with its own theme. We really liked Violetta with it's purple touches, long balcony and beautiful bed. The breakfast and dinner on the rooftop were great. I think this is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent place to stay while in Stonetown! Really friendly staff, these guys know what they're doing! Tasted the best tuna I ever tried on the rooftop restaurant, and the local coffee was also fantastic.

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Bujumbura
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was there with my wife in December 2014 and January 2015. The building has been restaured and decorated with great care and taste, The Hotel has a magic atmosphere, each room has a different feeling and atmospehere to it, and each one seems better than the previous. We stayed in Desdemona and Violette, but we saw others as well.... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Emerson Spice hotel - set in the middle of the old Stone Town in Zanzibar - is a magical experience, like stepping into the 1001 nights fairytale. Beatifully decorated rooms to the tiniest detail and staff that really make you feel at home. I hope to be able to visit again!

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addo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a special hotel! Full of character and charm with incredibly helpful and friendly staff. Stone Town is a very special place that 'gets under ones skin' and Emerson Spice is one of its treasures. The food was excellent ( also that of their sister property Emerson on Hurmudzi). We are already planning a return visit, only next time for... More 

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Tanzania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

A very atmospheric boutique lodge with fantastic attention to detail ( there was a hand written letter letting me know of my dinner reservation - for another hotel!). The room was lovingly decorated with amazing antique furnishings and the owner was on hand to see I had everything I needed. A stay in Stonetown without staying at Emersons would be... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

if you after history and exotic - look no further in Stone Town . Renovated old palace in the centre of Stone Town with excellent service and fantastic surroundings. It has sister property Emerson on Harumzi with even better rooftop restaurant that you must try especially if they have live music concert. You are in the centre of the town... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

The Kate suite at Emerson Spice was a wonderful surprise! The room has an incredible view and the outdoor bathtub is a definite highlight. I only wish we could have stayed at Emerson Spice for our entire time in Stone Town.

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Address: Tharia Street, Kiponda, Stone Town, Tanzania
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Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Stone Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Emerson Spice Hotel Stone Town
Emerson Spice Zanzibar/Stone Town
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Stone Town
#2 Family Hotel in Stone Town
#3 Business Hotel in Stone Town

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