What beautiful rooms! We had Violetta, Jenny was in Belle, both on the first floor. Stylish, romantic, exotic. Words used in other reviews but they cannot be over-used. Jenny said it all when she exclaimed "I don't need to see Stonetown...I want to holiday in my room!" She insisted on being called Scarlett (as in Scarlett O'Hara) for the rest of her stay as she said the room made her feel like a Southern belle....and this from a young woman just off the slopes of Kilimanjaro, in outdoor gear, not known for her romantic streak. Certainly, I have never stayed in such original and atmospheric rooms well suited to the romance of Zanzibar.
And sunset drinks (great margueritas) and dinner at the Roof Top Tea House was another treat! Better than Africa House Hotel sunsets for atmosphere and the food is stratospherically better, indeed wonderful, and must be the best value in Zanzibar.
Congratulations Emerson on creating this beautiful place, and thank you to Greg and all the team who made us feel so special (as I am sure they make everybody feel!)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An inspired and lovingly restored Merchant’s House, this multi-storied small Boutique hotel has an inner courtyard, eleven unique antiques-filled rooms, and two of Zanzibar’s best restaurants. All rooms are equipped with a small fridge, air conditioner, fan, and high ceiling mosquito net. The rooftop ‘Tea House’ hosts one of Stonetown’s most renowned restaurants offering a stylish ambiance amidst the sound of the calls to prayer from the town’s many mosques. The five course ‘Taste Safari’, prepared daily by our Zanzibari chefs, is seafood based and celebrates the freshest and best the market has to offer each morning. The sunset hour is an integral and pleasurable part of the experience so diners are encouraged to arrive at around 6pm to enjoy a ‘Sundowner’ before dinner. On the Ground floor The Secret Garden, set amidst lushly landscaped hidden ‘Ruins’, open to the skies, has a Zanzibari inspired A La Carte Menu. Look out for live music performed by The Dhow Countries Music Academy. Open for Lunch and Dinner. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Emerson Spice Hotel Stone Town
- Emerson Spice Zanzibar Island/Stone Town