It would not be an overstatement to say that I enjoyed at Emerson Spice one of my most pleasant hotel experiences anywhere in the world, thanks to Mr. Emerson himself. He carefully restored a beautiful Stone Town palace, tasefully decorated it with handpicked antiques, which give each of the 11 rooms its own homelike style. Service is impeccable with well-trained efficient staff, a rarity worth emphasizing at Zanzibar.
Breakfast, sondowners and meals are served on the rooftop terrace with offers a 360 degree view over Stone Town. The creativity of the 6-course fusion dinner set menu is in own worth trying.
It was my first time in Zanzibar. I will definetely return. I could not consider staying anywhere else than at Emerson Spice.
- 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