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Kiponda Street, Stone Town 1912, Tanzania
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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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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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18 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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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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68 reviews 68 reviews
21 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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33 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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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
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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
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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3 helpful votes 3 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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Address: Kiponda Street, Stone Town 1912, Tanzania
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Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Stone Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
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