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Tharia Street, Kiponda, Stone Town, Tanzania
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    5 of 5 stars
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    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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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Rome, Italy
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This being our first visit to Zanzibar and this being our first hotel there, we were immediately very impressed with the hotel and it's staff. All rooms are truly unique rooms, very spacious and beautifully decorated. Dinner and breakfast on the rooftop terrace of the hotel was great, with very good and fresh food, and a great view. Also the... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in the Desdemona, which felt like an oversize room in a mansion. It was decorated with a delightful array of antiques. The bathroom was lovely with all modern fittings. The breakfast was really delicious with grilled vegetables and breads with flavorful honey and chutney. There were other breakfast options available, e.g., eggs and meat. For dinner, we had... More 

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We had un excellent stay of two nights in this hotel. We had the "Aida" room, very "charmante", spacious and confortable. The staff is very nice and profesional. And the breakfast on the roof is complet and delicious!! They take care of their clients, giving us a mobil phone to move safely in the city. We hope that the hight... More 

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Vila Velha, ES
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This hotel don't have luxury. it's very Zanzibar style, simple, cozy and with a amazing crew. All crew always are caring about you, very amiable and polite. They are the biggest point on this hotel. It's unbelievable the level of happiness present in those guys, always smiling and very friendly!! The hotel is good, very interesting and rustic. The customer... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We stayed at the hotel one night by the end of our trip in Zanzibar. This was really a nice ending of the trip. Very nice hotel. Centrally located in Stonetown. Beautiful and very large rooms. Friendly staff and management. Very good breakfast and rooftop restaurant. We will definitely go back.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

All in all, this is a magnificent hotel, very well run, very well catered, and very well done out. If you can afford it then stay here, it's amongst the best in Stone Town. I'll start with the negatives: Because of the positioning of the aircon in the Desdomena room, the cold air blows right onto you through the night,... More 

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Spice_management_1, General Manager at Emerson Spice, responded to this review

What a fantastic review! Thank you so, so much for taking the time and trouble to write about us. We're so glad that you admired everything and had such a wonderful stay here. Having been built for an Arab Spice Merchant back in 1873 almost all the rooms are spacious and all have very high ceilings. All, too, have glazed... More 

Stockholm County, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We stayed there the last night of our Zanzibar trip. What a mistake ! One night was not enough ! Russel who runs this amazing hotel will make sure you feel at home. He is passionated by what he does and really cares about making your stay at its best. The rooms was fantastic, the location very convenient and the... More 

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Spice_management_1, General Manager at Emerson Spice, responded to this review

Cher Medhi, - for all your lovely compliments! It was such a pleasure for us to meet you and Hamid and so, so glad that you enjoyed the hotel and rooftop restaurant so much! Hospitality to at Emerson Spice is essential to everything we do and fulfilling all our guests needs is part of the Emerson Service. It... More 

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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 Business Hotel in Stone Town
#2 Family Hotel in Stone Town
#2 Romantic Hotel in Stone Town

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