This is a wonderful hotel. Even though I did not really like Zanzibar I might consider going back to stay at this hotel. We stayed for 2 nights. Contacting and making arrangements to stay was professional, efficient and courteous. The rooms are quaint and have character. We stayed in Camille. I thought the room was going to be noisy when we first entered as it was facing the front and street however noise was not an issue at night. The service is impeccable. They have complementary laundry, pretty good wifi and clean rooms with hot showers. Actually our shower seem to have a problem running out of hot water for 5 or 10 minutes and then coming back on but we think that was a maintenance issue. We told them about it and they indicated that has never been a problem before and they would look at it. We ate dinner at the roof top restaurant the first night which was a 5 course set menu. I indicated I did not eat sea food and they had no problem accommodating my food selections. We enjoyed our meal unfortunately the restaurant was closed the following night so we had to eat somewhere else. After having spent 5 nights in the Serengeti and 1 night in Arusha at some pretty nice places, none of them could match Emerson Spice for service and professionalism. And to top it all off when we went to pay with our visa they did not charge us the standard “bank rip off ” percentage . That made my day.
- Also Known As:
- Emerson Spice Hotel
- Emerson Spice Hotel Stone Town
- Emerson Spice Zanzibar/Stone Town
- 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