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“It was okay” 3 of 5 stars
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House of Spices
Kiponda Street, Stone Town 1912, Tanzania   |  
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“It was okay”
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 was left wishing for a pool), but the bathroom was a little rough and the water in it not very reliable (which can be very inconvenient when you're lathered up and the water shuts off). Our friends traveling with us had large roaches in their room, but I would imagine those are pretty prevalent in such an old and dilapidated place as Stone Town.

The owner was warm and the little shop in the entry had good prices on cutely-packaged spices, which make great souvenirs.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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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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Ranked #2 of 14 Specialty Lodging in Stone Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
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House Of Spices Zanzibar/Stone Town

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