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House of Spices

Kiponda Street, Stone Town 1912, Tanzania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014
Danii K Kilindoni, Pwani, Tanzania
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Kilindoni, Pwani, Tanzania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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59 reviews 59 reviews
20 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
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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57 reviews 57 reviews
33 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Florence, Italy
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

I stayed at the House of Spices in Zanzibar and I loved it. It was an extremely good choice! The location is perfect, in the middle of Stone Town and close to the local food market. You can experience the labyrinth of small streets and sounds, smells, and colors of daily life in Zanzibar, when you leave the House of... More 

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Mombasa, Kenya
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Great place! It has a romantic feel, a lovely authentic decoration, and is situed in a good location. Staff is not always available when you need it, but always very friendly. Food also good (there is a roof top restaurant), and the accommodation are reasonably priced.

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Oslo, Norway
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012

We stayed in this hotel for 1 night and really enjoyed it. The hotel is right in the middle of Stone Town and you can’t drive to the door because the streets are too narrow. The taxi driver helped carry the luggage. We arrived from an early flight and had breakfast before our room was ready. The room was nice... More 

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Address: Kiponda Street, Stone Town 1912, Tanzania
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Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Stone Town
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Number of rooms: 4
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House Of Spices Zanzibar/Stone Town

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