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House of Spices

2.0 of 5
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Kiponda Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 1912, Tanzania
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Lagos State, Nigeria
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are a black person visiting Zanzibar please stay away from House of Spices restaurant. My friends and I visited the restaurant on the 28th of Aug and we got the worst treatment ever because we are black. First of all we were served after the waiters finished attending to the white people and the funniest thing is that... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First impression are so important and Cesare the Italian owner being there to warmly greet me on arrival made me feel instantly at home. I arrived at 9.30pm, he arranged an inexpensive pick up from the airport. Dinner was still available, a delicious home made seafood pasta, the equal of anything in Italy. The hotel is a small old merchants... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We stayed here in February 2015 with 5 adults and one baby. I usually don't review on tripadvisor but this hotel was so magnificent and the owners so friendly and helpfull that I decided to make an exception. The hotel is well situated in the historic centre of Stonetown. The food is absolutely delicious, the house is beautifull, the rooms... More 

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Kilindoni, Pwani, Tanzania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We stayed at the house of spices for 2 nights whilst staying in stone town. It was incredible! The staff were so wonderful and friendly, the food was great and the atmosphere was perfect but what struck me the most was the attention to detail. The house is riddled with pots of spices and art pieces and furniture which must... More 

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Prague, Hlavni Mesto Praha, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Well, you must FIND this place at first. Everything, that isn't located on the main street just at the shore, is a big challenge, because you will surely get lost in the labyrinth of narrow streets of Stone town. So if you plan to return to the hotel after dusk, find one route back, that you know well and that... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Before we left for Africa, I had decided it would be nice to stay a night in Stone Town after our safari week, and before we headed on to our beach resort for the remainder of our trip. To be honest, after a week of "roughing it" on Safari, we secretly wished we hadn't booked the night in Stone Town... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

House of Spices was our choice for spending the last night on the island and I have to say that was the perfect choice! The location is great (in the heart of Stone Town) if you want to visit everything by foot. The hotel is small, they only have 4 rooms, but it's charming, with beautiful decorations. The very nice... More 

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Westerlo, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Perhaps we were lucky , because we occupied 3 of the 4 hotelrooms but the 4th room was not occupied , so we had a whole floor for our familiy. Really very nice place , authentic , clean , large rooms , airco and mosquito nets. OK , there is some noice because you are in the middle of the... More 

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Mfuwe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

I have to admit, I was not sure whether I would enjoy Stonetown, but it really was a wonderful adventure. House of Spice was the perfect place to stay. Right in the heart of Stonetown, the attention to detail of the management here make the hotel a very special place. Absolutely everything is perfectly done, from the comfort of the... More 

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Diani Beach, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

When visiting Zanzibar stay in Stonetown in the middle of the winding streets and do your beach hotels on the other side of the island. Staying at the beach in Stonetown is a shame, in the middle of the small streets is much more fun and old houses like House of Spices is beautifully decorated and gives you the real... More 

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