Emerson Spice is a true delight. Located in the heart of Stone Town, Emerson Spice is a unique boutique hotel that exudes the charm of this unique corner of the world and the beautiful color of the Zanzibari people. As a converted Spice trading house the building itself gives guests a glimpse into the history and culture of Stone Town. The rooms are beautifully decorated- each in its own style and with a story to tell, which you will find tucked in your welcome pack and narrated by the hotel's owner and long time Stone Town resident Emerson.
The service is wonderful. The staff are courteous and attentive while respecting your privacy. The location is excellent for exploring the shopping streets, historical sites and gardens of Stone Town. The rooms are clean, the sheets crisp, and cool throughout the night. I was really impressed by the placement of the fans in the room and how they maximized the natural airflow of the room and were positioned with the comfort of the guest in mind.
This review would not be complete without mentioning the food. Simply stunning! The five course dinner showcases the spices of Zanzibar and fresh seafood. A real treat and an exceptional value- served at the rooftop tea room overlooking the city and ocean.
The entire stay was wonderful. Great value as well. Highly recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Emerson Spice Hotel Stone Town
- Emerson Spice Zanzibar/Stone Town