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Tharia Street, Kiponda, Stone Town, Tanzania
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Emerson Spice
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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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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

While we were at Emerson spice for 3 days in Mid-August- the hotel became the best hotel in Stone Town (per tripadvisor). I would so agree with this as this is an absolute little gem and excellent boutique hotel in the heart of Stone Town. The rooms we saw was very nice- we even got offered a day room due... More

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Spice_management_1, Manager at Emerson Spice, responded to this review

Natasha! What can we say but thank you so much for all your wonderful compliments. Flattery will get you everywhere!!! It was a pleasure to,look after you during your stay in Stonetown, and we look forward to welcoming you back very soon! With best regards, Russell and The Emerson Spice Team More

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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Emerson Spice is set in the heart of Stonetown. There is no through street so you have to walk a little bit to get to it but that is part of the adventure. While walking you get to see the daily life of the residents and the architecture of the older buildings. As you step into the hotel it is... More

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Spice_management_1, Manager at Emerson Spice, responded to this review

Dear Joanne and Jessica, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. It's always a pleasure to welcome guests, especially those who really get into the spirit of all Stonetown has to offer. I'm so glad you had the chance to take in not only everything at Emerson Spice but also a rooftop dinner... More

Brooklyn, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Clean, comfortable, classy. the rooms were serviced every day and the turn-down service was lovely. ah, the beds. i stayed in two different rooms, one with a single and one with a double; both great. a note about the two different rooms. a booking error failed to take into consideration that there were three of us. the manager, Russel, provided... More

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Spice_management_1, Manager at Emerson Spice, responded to this review

Dear Mimi, thank you so much for taking the time to write such a rave review; Eric and I are both glowing with pride after your compliments and the Emerson Spice Team have asked me on their behalf to say .i'm so glad that you, Natasha and Lotte enjoyed your your stay and it was a pleasure... More

Adelaide, Australia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife Liz & I stayed in room Violetta for 3 nights recently and while there visited friends staying at one of the so called upmarket International Hotels nearby on the beachfront. We made the right decision, the staff there couldn't even remember a simple wine order. Emerson Spice on the other hand oozes with character and friendly helpful staff... More

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Spice_management_1, Manager at Emerson Spice, responded to this review

Dear Malcom, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a fantastic review. It was such a pleasure to have you and Liz to stay and I'm so glad you enjoyed Emerson Spice so much. "Zimba", (actually 'Simba'!), is the envy of his colleagues being referred to in such glowing terms and is smiling from ear to... More

Chandler, Arizona
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walking from the taxi drop off to get to this unique riad style hotel is well worth the effort. You land in the middle of Stone Town activity in an opulent, beautiful setting. From the moment staff greet you until you have to say good bye you are treated to ambiance and service second to none. We stayed close to... More

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Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a night at the Emerson Spice Hotel in the midst of Stone Town Zanzibar early August 2014. An incredible experience. 7 Themed bedrooms. We stayed in Belle which is west facing with the main entrance below the room. We spent a fair amount of time on the verandah enoying the sounds and sights of life in the busy... More

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Annapolis, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unfortunately we were not able to stay at the Emerson Spice as it was booked. However we were able to have lunch on the rooftop deck complete with billowing multi color curtains and ornate carved furnishings. The decor, the views, the staff and service, and the food were excellent. (And we peeked into the rooms on the way up, up,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

How do you star a restaurant? Relative to all restaurants you've ever been to? In which case the reader needs to know what your experience is. 3 stars from me. Relative to Zanzibar restaurants? In which case 5 stars. I gave it 4. Didn't know what else to do. Staff fantastic. Wine wonderful - order the Trimbach Gewurztraminer- an off... More

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Sydney, Australia
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

My partner and I stayed for 3 nights and it was truly memorable. If I were to summarise: Welcome : Can't be topped.... Room (Lamour) : Clean, spacious, comfortable, colorful.... just stunning and very unique. The beds were large and comfortable, stunning reclaimed wood used for two giant chairs, nice outside patio, large windows with wooden shutters and long lovely... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

My wife and I spent a night here during our honeymoon. What a beautiful hotel. We stayed in Violetta, a gorgeous spacious room with huge windows and drapes. The staff was so helpful, willing to do whatever you needed. Laundry is free. Coffee was served to us on our balcony overlooking the street. We absolutely loved the rooftop restaurant, such... 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): $$
Also Known As:
Emerson Spice Hotel Stone Town
Emerson Spice Zanzibar/Stone Town

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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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