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House of Spices

Kiponda Street, Stone Town 1912, Tanzania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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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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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
2 helpful votes 2 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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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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Mexico City, Mexico
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012

Over the course of our stay we ate two meals at other hotels - Emerson Spice and The Swahili House - both were a lot brighter and seemingly cleaner than the House of Spices, where our room was adequate. The carved bed was really cool and the A/C worked (thankfully - it was ungodly hot in Stone Town - I... More

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Address: Kiponda Street, Stone Town 1912, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Stone Town
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